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Episodes

HT EP10: My Deck is Rotting

8/17/2018
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Who doesn’t appreciate a gorgeous deck in the summertime? It is a place to let loose after a hard day and sit with some coffee or a glass of wine. But while you happen to be out there, have you noticed and thought to yourself, “My deck is rotting”. Let’s go over 6 deck complications that can lead to deck rot and some possible the solutions. Quick Episode Summary: Importance of Ventilation Tree Sap

Duration:00:06:28

HT EP9: Kitchen Island Ideas and Shapes

8/15/2018
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You must determine the role of your kitchen island role. When upgrading & remodeling, you'll have the proper design of kitchen island installed and it will be more beneficial to your family's needs. No matter what size or shape of kitchen island you select, it'll be an incredible asset in your home. Quick Episode Summary: Cooktops and Sinks on Island

Duration:00:08:16

HT EP8: 9 Front Porch Update Ideas for Curb Appeal

8/5/2018
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Let’s spruce up your front porch with these 9 front porch update ideas for better curb appeal: Quick Episode Summary:

Duration:00:06:45

HT EP7: Garage Home Improvements from Floor to Ceiling

7/29/2018
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I’m sure your garage is like most – messy, lots of boxes stacked up, you can’t find anything. Worse yet, it’s freezing in winter months with barely any light to see anything. Let's go over 7 garage home improvements you can make to help get that garage organized: Quick Episode Summary: Fix drywall seams 0:55Paint interior walls 2:12Install baseboard 2:37LED lighting and solar tube 2:57Sturdy attic stairs 5:07Floor coating system 6:01Install old cabinets 7:12Garage Heater 7:45

Duration:00:09:24

HT EP6: Why Would You Ever Strip Your Deck?

7/6/2018
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You have this beautiful wood deck in the backyard. You used to love going out and sitting on it at the end of a long day at work and grilling on the weekends. But your deck has major issues. You've heard about stripping your deck, but it sounds expensive and hard to do. Let's talk about 3 main reasons you should consider stripping down your deck. Quick Episode Summary: Changing overall look 0:30Deck is peeling in many spots 0:45Just want to go back to natural wood grain look 1:01What...

Duration:00:02:10

HT EP5: Why Would You Ever Install Bathroom Grab Bars?

7/3/2018
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Most people think of bathroom grab bars are only needed for the elderly. When Mark and his wife both had surgeries to their knees and ankles in a year's time, they wished they had a grab bar for more safety in the shower area. This episode talks about not waiting until you need the grab bars. They can be a great addition to your shower not only for safety, but can be of help on those long, hard days of work.

Duration:00:02:21

HT EP4: Mudroom Ideas For Dogs | Dog Friendly Laundry Room

6/27/2018
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Now that couples are starting to use their mud rooms for their dogs and cats, let's talk about some new ideas to make your pet feel like their home is more pet-friendly. Many companies are moving towards catering to cats and dogs. Hopefully, you'll pick up a few suggestions for your mudroom for your dog or cat today.

Duration:00:09:17

HT EP3: Can I Paint Aluminum Siding?

6/26/2018
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Can you really paint aluminum siding? Absolutely! But you need to do prepare and paint it the correct way. Learn the proper steps in this podcast on painting your aluminum siding.

Duration:00:01:16

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

6/24/2018
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Choosing exterior paint colors for your home doesn't have to be hard. But there seems to be too many colors to pick from. Often it seems too hard to choose between colors. This is a large investment in your home when you paint or stain the exterior house siding. Mark walks you through the things to consider when choosing an exterior paint or stain color

Duration:00:19:18

Affordable Finished Basement Ideas

6/24/2018
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Affordable finished basement ideas episode where you find out three easy and cost-effective methods to update and finish off your basement. Such as painting ceiling joists either white or black, painting concrete walls, and acid staining concrete floors

Duration:00:03:05