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HOME with The Cousins is going to cover anything under your roof, and sometimes out in the yard. We will be sharing our knowledge from many a past construction project in the hopes of helping you save time, money, and heartache when it comes to your own project. Talking home tech and gadgets, maintenance, design, and everything in-between. As with all things we do, we will be taking a light hearted approach and encouraging conversation along the way. We will also be bringing in some well known designers and contractors to add their points of view and wealth of knowledge to what we are hoping will be a fun, entertaining, and educational conversation.

HOME with The Cousins is going to cover anything under your roof, and sometimes out in the yard. We will be sharing our knowledge from many a past construction project in the hopes of helping you save time, money, and heartache when it comes to your own project. Talking home tech and gadgets, maintenance, design, and everything in-between. As with all things we do, we will be taking a light hearted approach and encouraging conversation along the way. We will also be bringing in some well known designers and contractors to add their points of view and wealth of knowledge to what we are hoping will be a fun, entertaining, and educational conversation.
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Jersey City, NJ

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HOME with The Cousins is going to cover anything under your roof, and sometimes out in the yard. We will be sharing our knowledge from many a past construction project in the hopes of helping you save time, money, and heartache when it comes to your own project. Talking home tech and gadgets, maintenance, design, and everything in-between. As with all things we do, we will be taking a light hearted approach and encouraging conversation along the way. We will also be bringing in some well known designers and contractors to add their points of view and wealth of knowledge to what we are hoping will be a fun, entertaining, and educational conversation.

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English


Episodes

Project Planning Series -03- Building Your Team

12/5/2018
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Show Notes: This episode is all about putting a great team together to ensure the successful execution of your renovation project. We talk about some best practice tips when it comes to choosing your Architect, General Contractor and Designer, and ensuring there will be good communication with each of them. This is our Project Planning Series, which we initially launched as the first 7 episodes of this podcast. We are publishing them again to make sure all our new listeners get the benefit...

Duration:00:37:10

Project Planning Series -02- Budgeting

11/21/2018
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This is our Project Planning Series, which we initially launched as the first 7 episodes of this podcast. We are publishing them again to make sure all our new listeners get the benefit of the series, and as a refresher for those who have already heard them. There is a ton of information here, so please let us know if you have any questions. And if you know someone who has an upcoming renovation, or who would benefit from this series, PLEASE SHARE IT! We will be back with all new episodes...

Duration:00:39:35

Project Planning Series -01- Initial Planning Process

11/7/2018
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Show Notes: This is our Project Planning Series, which we initially launched as the first 7 episodes of this podcast. We are publishing them again to make sure all our new listeners get the benefit of the series, and as a refresher for those who have already heard them. There is a ton of information here, so please let us know if you have any questions. And if you know someone who has an upcoming renovation, or who would benefit from this series, PLEASE SHARE IT! We will be back with all...

Duration:00:44:28

Ep43 - The One and a Half Year Anniversary

10/27/2018
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Show Notes: Whats up guys! Sorry we haven’t posted an episode in a few weeks, here’s why… and here’s what you can expect going forward. Thanks for sticking with us, we’re pumped for all the great things coming down the pipe! Links from this Episode: What Can You Do with a Toolbox http://bit.ly/CousinsToolboxBook EllenTube App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ellentube/id925016244?mt=8 @Saku_Hoboken https://www.instagram.com/saku_hoboken Anchor Podcast App...

Duration:00:23:55

Ep42 - Designing As a Couple w Drew Scott

9/19/2018
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Show Notes: When we were in LA, as luck would have it, our schedule matched up with Drew Scott and we were able to sit down and chat about the myriad things he’s got going on. We got a full tour of his new home, and discussed the challenges of designing with your spouse / significant other (especially when you’re a professional!). We also talk Property Brothers, BvB, Dancing With the Stars and John’s open invite to stay at his house. So great to catch up! Connect with Drew:...

Duration:00:47:54

Ep41 - Design, Laughs, & Catching Up w Sabrina Soto

9/5/2018
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Show Notes: With our crazy travel schedule it is rare that we actually get to sit down in the same room with our guests, so we were so excited when our trip to LA lined up with some free time that Sabrina had! Aside from being an incredibly talented designer, Sabrina was the first person we met when we started on HGTV, and she is one of the most fun people to laugh with in any situation. She is currently in the middle of her own kitchen reno, so be sure to check out her insta stories for...

Duration:00:41:33

Ep40 - Real Estate, Giving Back & TV w Sidney Torres

8/22/2018
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Show Notes: Sidney is a guy that has worked from the bottom and has created a real estate empire for himself. He has a ton of practical knowledge, and he loves to give back, whether that be on his show, The Deed, or giving talks and promoting financial literacy. He is one of the most down-to-earth guys you'll come across, and we get real...we talk about not only the challenges in real estate, but the added complications of tv and the industry as a whole. Hope you guys enjoy this wide...

Duration:00:38:57

Ep39 - Flipping Homes in a Smaller Community w David & Chenoa

8/8/2018
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Show Notes: David & Chenoa live in Paradise, CA and decided to start flipping homes after reading a book. They dove in to research and asked tons of questions as they bought their first flip. Now, they have 7+ homes in process at any given time, they have created a brand for themselves within their market, and they caught the eye of HGTV, with their first series, Rustic Rehab, premiering on August 16th @ 8:00pm EST. Check out Rustic Rehab: 8/16/18 @ 8pm EST on HGTV Connect w David &...

Duration:00:35:01

Ep38: How to Build a Custom Home in 9months w Marnie Oursler

7/25/2018
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Show Notes: Marnie owns and operates one of the most passionate, focused, and organized General Contracting / Project Management firms I know. The level of detail and support these guys provide to their clients is unparalleled in our industry. If you're in the market to hire a GC or have an upcoming project that you need to hire any type of contractor for, listen up...cause this is how it should be done. Connect w Marnie: https://www.marniehomes.com...

Duration:00:39:58

Ep37 - The Bathroom: How to Get It Right w Matt Muenster

7/11/2018
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Show Notes: The bathroom is undoubtedly the room in your home with the tightest dimensions. Tight dimensions means you gotta get it right, so we're talking to the guy who knows how to do just that: Matt Muenster. Matt was DIY's Bath Crasher for 12 seasons...that's well over 200 bathrooms. We talk best practice, must haves, and how to avoid shitting in your shower. Plus a lot of great laughs and catching up! Matt's Socials: https://www.mattmuenster.com https://www.facebook.com/MattJMuenster...

Duration:00:58:10

Ep36-Design, Social Media & Antarctica w Brian Patrick Flynn

6/27/2018
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We moved our show to Anchor Podcasts, and that means you can now leave us a voice message right in their app that we can integrate into our show! Check it out: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anchor/id1056182234?mt=8 Show Notes: A wide ranging conversation with the super talented (self-taught) designer Brian Patrick Flynn. We cover everything from social media muscles and how to avoid designing to trends, the intricacies of designing HGTV Dream Home year after year, Understated vs. Safe,...

Duration:00:55:48

Ep35 - Hard Water: What is it? Do you have it? And How To Fix it if You Do

6/13/2018
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Show Notes: As many of you know, we have worked with Morton Salt over the last year or so on a campaign to educate people about hard water and its effects on your home. We did various short-form videos for hgtv.com and social media. Here, we are able to dive deeper into hard water (get it, ha!). We have Brian Grindley on the show from Morton Salt, and we talk about everything from defining and understanding if you have hard water, to what it actually does to your home, and finally how to...

Duration:00:28:44

Ep34 - Selecting the RIGHT Real Estate Agent w Matt Blashaw

5/23/2018
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Show Notes: Working with the right real estate agent can mean the difference between owning your dream home, or someone else owning your dream. It can mean the difference between selling your property right, or sitting with it on market for months and months. We chat with Matt Blashaw about how to choose the right agent, the pitfalls, the craziness that is the California real estate market and much more. This is some really great practical, and actionable advice. And its always great to...

Duration:00:39:17

Ep33 - Buying a Home with Scott McGilivray

5/9/2018
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Show Notes: The most practical, no nonsense home buying advice to-date. Scott has been in the game a long time, and he has seen all kinds of markets, trends, deals and scams. We talk about owning a home for the long term, and the best strategies to use for your long, and short-term gains. Scott's new show Buyers Bootcamp is out now in both Canada and the U.S. Canadian Airtimes: Sundays @ 9p on HGTV Canada U.S. Airtimes: Saturdays @ 10p on DIY Network #BuyersBootcamp Follow Scott on the...

Duration:00:44:34

Ep32 - Prepping Your Home For Spring

4/11/2018
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Show Notes: Today we are prepping our homes for Spring, and we are finally seeing some signs that it just might be arriving. We have a bunch of very easy maintenance items to keep your home working properly. Remember, the more you maintain, the less you have to replace. We also have a bunch of updates for you guys. Pre-Sale Link to the book: http://bit.ly/CousinsToolboxBook Maple Lam - illustrator of our children's book https://www.instagram.com/maplelam FLIR iPhone/Android Camera...

Duration:00:47:17

Ep31 - Flipping Houses w Bristol Marunde

4/4/2018
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Show Notes: Today we are jumping into the house flipping arena with our buddy Bristol Marunde. Bristol is one half of the Flip or Flop Vegas team, and he breaks down everything from working with a spouse to procedures you need to have in place if you want to play in the house flipping sandbox. Bristol, and his wife Aubrey got into this business back in 2009, so these guys are house flippers first and TV personalities second. He's got a ton of great insight about staying hands on, having...

Duration:00:42:52

Ep30 - Planning Your Outdoor Projects w Chris Lambton

3/14/2018
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Show Notes: With the brunt of the winter behind us we wanted to step out into the yard and talk about getting ready for Spring, and we couldn't think of anyone better to kick this off than our pal Chris Lambton. No doubt you know Chris as one of the Crashers with the popular series Yard Crashers, and he's got two new shows that we discuss later in the episode. But Chris also has a very successful landscaping company with his brother and father up on Cape Cod. We dive into planning, timing...

Duration:00:44:38

Ep29 - Interview with Laurie March

2/14/2018
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Show Notes: Laurie is a long time friend (we actually shot our first commercial with her!), and a serious remodeler. She ran her own project management company for a long time until shifting gears to focus on content creation with her latest venture, Forward March Media. As timing would have it, she is just about to start her second remodel on her 1920's Spanish Style home in LA, so we dive in to all things project planning, and how it is to have yourself for a client! Check out Laurie on...

Duration:00:58:13

Ep28 - Interview w Jeff Devlin - Complexities of Historic Homes

1/31/2018
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Show Notes: So pumped to be chatting with one of our favorite people this week, none other than Mr. Jeff Devlin. Jeff is a carpenter, furniture maker, TV personality, and passionate restorer of old things...namely homes. We dive into the added complexities and costs of renovating these pieces of history and what it means to him...along with the usual laughs. Oh, and don't get confused: this is back to our regular style eps, we just happened to be at KBIS so it was a perfect time to chat with...

Duration:00:39:05

Ep27 - KBIS 2018 Series - The Backyard, Round Table Discussion

1/24/2018
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Show Notes: Here is our second chat from The Backyard series at KBIS. This is a round table discussion with Kerrie Kelly, who designed the outdoor furniture line for Coyote Outdoor, along with the guys who know their products inside and out from each of the three companies. The biggest surprise here: Just how economically you can get an outdoor kitchen installed for...you won't believe it. We almost didn't believe it. Coyote Outdoor, Clifrock, and Shadtree have done an awesome job partnering...

Duration:00:32:15