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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

Ep45 - Buster+Punch Founder Massimo Minale

2/28/2019
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Show Notes: We found Buster+Punch in early 2013 and have had a love affair with their products ever since, so it was an absolute pleasure to have the founder, Massimo Minale, on for a chat to understand how it all began, what makes him tick, and his thoughts on design in general….not to mention the motorbikes! These guys are super passionate, and have a great eye for detail. Highly recommend having a cruise around their site. Buster+Punch Music...

Duration:00:43:07

Ep44 - Designing HGTV Dream Home 2019 w Brian Patrick Flynn

2/4/2019
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Show Notes: Finally a brand new episode! We have Brian Patrick Flynn back on the Podcast and we are talking about HGTV Dream Home 2019. If you haven’t seen it yet there is a link below so you can check it out and sign up to try and win it! It never ceases to amaze me how much thought has to go into dream home due to the broad audience that Brian is designing for, and he does a really good job of articulating just how complex it can get…and that doesn’t even touch the execution part of the...

Duration:00:43:02

Project Planning Series -07- Walk Through's: Final & Punch List

1/28/2019
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Show Notes: This episode "walks" you through your last two major job site walk-throughs; Post-Final Inspection and your Punch List. 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...

Duration:00:29:45

Project Planning Series -06- Walk Through's: Demo & Rough

1/23/2019
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Show Notes: This episode "walks" you through your first two major job site walk-throughs; Post-Demolition and Post-Rough Inspections. Both are critical walk-throughs, as it is much more economical, and way faster, to find and fix problems at this stage.....so ASK QUESTIONS and get answers. 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,...

Duration:00:52:34

Project Planning Series -05- Payment Schedules

1/18/2019
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Show Notes: Now its time to part with your money...We dive deep on this one guys. There are lots of different ways you can structure payments for your project and we layout some best practice of what has worked for us. We also added a few new docs to the download below: One is a worksheet so you can put in your total job cost and see what your payments will look like over time and the other is an example document for your signed document package + AIA forms. This is our Project Planning...

Duration:00:46:02

Project Planning Series -04- Communicating w GC, Process & Change Orders

12/19/2018
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Show Notes: This episode is a big one!!! This is where all the detail comes into play to make sure you aren't getting hit with unnecessary change orders, and putting a good process in place to deal with the change orders that do arise. Its all about communication! 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...

Duration:00:44:44

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 new...

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 all...

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 ranging...

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 & Chenoa:...

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, and...

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