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The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?” It doesn’t have to be that way! We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?” It doesn’t have to be that way! We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

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New York, NY

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Radio America

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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?” It doesn’t have to be that way! We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

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@moneypit

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English

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1-888-666-3974


Episodes

Storage Sheds with Style | Concrete Craft Projects | Removing Ivy from Exterior Walls | Ep #2231

8/15/2022
SHOW NOTES: Storage Sheds: Need a new shed to gain some outside storage? Get ideas to suit your style and budget. Concrete Crafts: Who knew you could be creative with concrete? We’ve got info about fun and easy craft projects you can create with concrete. Removing Ivy: Ivy may look lovely, but it can damage your home’s exterior and attract pests. Here’s how to remove ivy and prevent it from taking root again. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Underground Roofs: Replacing the...

Duration:00:35:37

Keep Your Yard Beautiful While Conserving Water | Decorative Ceilings | Easy and Affordable Terrazzo Flooring | Ep #2230

8/11/2022
SHOW NOTES: Conserving Water in Your Yard: Can you have a healthy yard while conserving water? Here’s how to keep it growing through dry conditions. Decorative Ceilings: When adding architectural details to a room, don’t forget to look up! We’ve got tips on creating an eye-catching decorative ceiling. Terrazzo Flooring: Love traditional Terrazzo flooring but can’t afford the cost? Find out about an affordable alternative that offers the same beautiful look. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:34:50

Keeping Comfortable with South-Facing Windows | Composite Materials to Resurface Your Deck | Protecting Yourself During Tick Season | Ep #2229

8/8/2022
SHOW NOTES: Energy-Efficient Windows: South-facing windows feel toasty in winter but can make you swelter in summer. Here’s how to feel comfy all year. Composite Decking Materials: Your existing deck may be solid but still need resurfacing. We’ve got info about composite decking materials that are easy to install and maintain. Protection from Ticks: Summer is the peak season for disease-carrying ticks. Find out how to protect yourself before they bite. Plus, answers to your home improvement...

Duration:00:34:44

Child-Proofing Your Home | Making Drafty Old Windows More Energy-Efficient | Tips for Upgrading Your Front Door | Ep #2228

8/4/2022
SHOW NOTES: Child-Proofing Your Home: Are you overlooking ways to child-proof your home? Remember these important DIY tips for keeping your kids safe in every room. Energy-Efficient Windows: If you’ve got drafty old windows, there are ways to make them more energy-efficient without replacing them. Find out the best options for restoring windows in an older home. Upgrading Your Front Door: Making a good first impression begins with having a great front door. Here’s what to consider when...

Duration:00:34:10

Drought-Resistant Grass Saves Water and Keeps Your Lawn Green | Granite Countertops for a Fraction of the Cost | Finding an Interior Designer to Create Your Dream Home |Ep #2227

8/1/2022
SHOW NOTES: Tired of watching water and money go down the drain to keep your lawn lush? Find out about drought-resistant grass to make your side of the fence greener. Love the look but can’t afford the cost of granite countertops? We’ve got info about an amazing product that applies easily and gives outstanding, realistic results on any surface. Thinking of redecorating your home but don’t know where to begin? It may be time to consult with an interior designer. Plus, answers to your home...

Duration:00:33:56

Stylish Lighting Updates | Help Plants Thrive with Micro Irrigation | Staying Prepared for Emergencies and Storms | Ep # 2226

7/28/2022
SHOW NOTES: Stylish Lighting Updates: If you want to create a new look in any room, pendant lights are a bright idea! We’ve got tips on installing energy-efficient pendant lighting as an easy DIY design solution. Best Irrigation for Hot Weather Gardening: Micro Irrigation can help with the big problem of helping plants thrive in hot weather. Here’s what to know about directing water right where you need it most. How to Prep for a Storm: Are you prepared if unexpected severe weather strikes?...

Duration:00:34:00

Creating a Safe Outdoor Space for Pets | Building a Deck with an Easy DIY Kit | Tips for Deer-Proofing Your Yard | Ep #2225

7/25/2022
Show Notes: Pets enjoy outdoor living, too, and need a safe space to have fun. Here are four suggestions on ways to protect your pets and give you peace of mind while enjoying your yard with your furry friends. Building a deck is one of the best ways to expand your outdoor living space. This DIY project is made even easier with a great deck kit on the market. Are hungry deer destroying your garden? We’ve got tips on how to prevent deer from turning your yard into a buffet. Plus, answers to...

Duration:00:33:39

Easy Makeovers for Old Patios | Preventing Mold and Mildew in Bathrooms | How to Store Leftover Paint | Ep #2224

7/21/2022
Show Notes: If your outdoor concrete patio is old, worn, or cracked, there’s an easy way to give it a new look with pavers that can be installed right over the existing surface. We’ll give you the info you need for this DIY project. Cleaning bathroom mold and mildew is a chore you can avoid with a few easy preventive steps. Find out how to keep mold away with these smart bathroom ventilation tips. Leftover paint can be great for touchups and new projects, but how can you tell if it’s still...

Duration:00:33:25

Landscaping for Above Ground Pools | Building Blocks for Fire Pits | Vinyl Fencing Pros and Cons | Ep #2223

7/18/2022
Show Notes: Above ground pools can be a fun addition to your backyard space. But the site of a 4-foot tall, 24-foot-wide bathtub in the middle of your entertaining space doesn’t always add to the outdoor décor! We share tips to make above ground pools an attractive and affordable addition to your backyard space. We love sitting around the fire pit on a cool summer evening. But if you don’t have a fire pit, building one is now as easy as stacking blocks. We’ll tell you about a system of...

Duration:00:34:49

How to Burglar Proof Before Vacation | Least Efficient Appliance | Easy Trick for Setting Fence Post | Ep #2222

7/14/2022
Show Notes: Summer vacations can be fun and relaxing experience, but they can also be fun for burglars who love hitting vacant houses! We share a few tips to keep intruders away and make sure the home you come back to is exactly like you left it. Do you consider energy efficiency when buying appliances, like refrigerators or televisions? You might be surprised to learn that your homes biggest energy waster may live in the laundry room. It’s your dryer! We explain why and how to get the most...

Duration:00:33:58

3 Kitchen Remodels Under $1,000 | Deck vs. Patio | Spot and Stop Roof Leaks | Ep #2221

7/11/2022
Show Notes: We’ve got 3 low-cost kitchen renos you can get done for well under a thousand bucks to add style and convenience without draining your bank account! Creating an outdoor living space is a popular home improvement project. But what’s best for your home: a deck or a patio? We’ll walk you through the options. You don’t think too much about your roof until it leaks. Then its ALL you can think about. We’ll share tips to spot small problems before they become big ones. Plus, answers to...

Duration:00:34:59

No Cost to Low-Cost Air Conditioning Tips | Trex Deck Kits Simplify Shopping | Cooling Roof Tech | Ep #2220

7/7/2022
Show Notes: Now is a great time to make sure your home’s cooling plan is set to deliver both comfort and energy efficiency. We share low-cost to no-cost cooling tips that will do just that. Between the splinters and the staining, a wood deck can take a fun out of summer weekends. We highlight a better option available at Lowes called a Trex Deck Kit which makes updating or replacing your deck with beautiful new composite decking a breeze. Do you need a new roof and want to save on...

Duration:00:33:48

6 Tips for Successful Summer Paint Projects | Fast Fixes for Cracked Concrete | Outdoor Furniture Spruce Ups | Ep #2219

7/4/2022
SHOW NOTES: Taking on a paint project this summer? We’ve got six things to remember before you pick up the paintbrush. Concrete is one of the most durable building products ever invented but even concrete needs repair to fix cracks or worn surfaces. We share easy fixes to make without replacing the original concrete. Is your outdoor furniture looking like it’s at the end of its days? Painting can bring it back to life. We’ll share tips on the easiest way to get that done. Plus, answers to...

Duration:00:35:09

Preventing Burglars and Break-Downs During Summer Vacations | Solutions to Stop Weeds | Easy AC Tips for Hottest Days | Ep #2218

6/29/2022
SHOW NOTES: Are you getting ready to take a vacation this summer? From burglars to break downs, we’ve got tips to help take care of your house while your away! If your lawn is full of weeds, don’t just pull them before you pay attention to what’s causing the problem. We’ll share how to “read” your weeds just ahead. As we move into the “dog days” of summer, we’ve got tips to help keep your AC chugging along through the hottest days of summer. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions:...

Duration:00:35:46

Easy Way to Extend the Life of Your Roof | How to Get Your House Hurricane Ready | Best Air Filters for Allergy Sufferers

6/27/2022
SHOW NOTES: The summer season with its intense heat can be really rough on your roof. We share a way to protect, restore flexibility and extend your roof life by 5 years. Hurricane season is here and researchers predict 19 big storms! We’ll help you make sure your house is ready. Having trouble with allergies? It’s important you have a filter that can truly catch the dust, dirt and pollen that makes its way onto your lungs! We’ll share a new type of HVAC filter that is so effective, it’ll...

Duration:00:35:14

Fast and Simple Way to Tile a Backsplash | Easiest Way to Mow Your Lawn | Building the Perfect Fire Pit | Ep #2216

6/23/2022
SHOW NOTES: If you’ve ever taken on a tiling project, you may know that it’s messy and can take DAYS to wait for the adhesive to set, before you can grout. We’ll show you a trick of the trade to install tile that’s a lot less messy and far faster. Do you think the best way to save time and energy cutting the grass is to set the mower as low as possible so you won’t have to mow that often? Well, you might be surprised to find out that can actually end up being MORE work in the long run! Find...

Duration:00:34:35

Deck Staining Tips | Solutions to Prevent Pool Drowning | Filters that Prevent AC Breakdowns | Ep #2215

6/20/2022
SHOW NOTES: Staining a wood deck is a popular summer project. We share how to get that project done in a weekend, plus we review new high efficiency airless paint sprayers that can cut project time by as much as a third. Summer marks the riskiest time of year for pool drownings, the leading cause of death to young children! We share a pool safety approach called layers of protection, the best way to backup parental supervision and keep kids safe. Now that the AC season is in full swing, have...

Duration:00:34:50

Upgrading Your DIY Workspace | Top Reasons AC’s Quit | DIY Front Door Tips | Ep #2214

6/16/2022
SHOW NOTES: Are you a do-it-yourselfer but need a better do-it-yourself workspace? We show you how to create a productive and efficient garage workspace to handle projects big and small. If your AC is going to go on the fritz… it’s going to happen on the hottest day of the year. We review the top reasons AC systems decide to quit and what you can do to restore the cool. Replacing your front door is a project that can increase both your home’s value and its curb appeal. Find out how best to...

Duration:00:34:57

Pre-Summer Checklist for Outdoor Living Spaces | Spotting Roof Leaks Before they Happen | Free-up Stuck Windows | Ep #2213

6/13/2022
SHOW NOTES: You may be ready for summer, but is your outdoor living space ready, too? We’ve got a pre-summer checklist to make sure your house is good to go for the season ahead! Heavy spring rains can find their way through your roof. That’s why now is the perfect time for a roof inspection. We’ll share how to do just that, without climbing a ladder! And now that we have windows open more often, are you noticing that yours are not easy to GET open and closed? It could be a sign that they...

Duration:00:36:43

Leak-Proof Skylights | Pet Proof Flooring | How to Build a Fence that Lasts | Ep #2212

6/9/2022
SHOW NOTES: Skylights let in lots of light but some let in leaks leak more than others. We’ll tell which ones leak the most and share a tip the easiest way to add a skylight to your home in just 2-hours or less. If you’ve got any furry family members, it’s smart to think about which flooring types might hold up best in the face of scratchy paws, accidents and excessive shedding! We review the best options. They say good fences make good neighbors but how exactly do you build a good fence?...

Duration:00:35:35