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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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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

Ep21 - Interview with Deb Foglia from Seeking Lavender Lane

11/15/2017
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Show Notes: Deb is the queen of DIY on a budget. She has accomplished some pretty big projects at insanely economical budgets. You can check out all the projects we talk about on this episode on her blog http://seekinglavenderlane.com Connect with Deb: https://www.facebook.com/seekinglavenderlane https://www.instagram.com/seekinglavenderlane https://twitter.com/skinglavenderln https://www.pinterest.com/SLavenderLane Download: Document Templates & Example Docs:...

Duration: 00:38:43


Ep20 - Interview with Mandy Gubler

11/8/2017
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Show Notes: Mandy is a total force of positivity, and an amazing example of what you can accomplish when you set fear aside and put the time in. Aside from having a very successful design blog, linked below, she recently embarked on her first major renovation project, converting an old mercantile building into her family's dream home. Tons of great insights, and a really refreshing approach to problem solving. Hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did! Connect with Mandy:...

Duration: 00:57:41


Ep 19 - Interview w Doug Chambers, CEO of Fieldlens

11/1/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are talking to the CEO of Fieldlens, Doug Chambers. You have heard us talk about this software before, but here we take an in-depth look on how it came to be and where it is now. Oh, and by the way...the software is now FREE. Doug has been in the construction industry for a long time and has some very smart thoughts on where he sees things moving. Enjoy! Connect with Doug: https://twitter.com/dougjchambers https://fieldlens.com https://twitter.com/Fieldlens...

Duration: 00:35:22


Ep 18 - Interview with Stephen Fanuka

10/22/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are talking to Stephen Fanuka from DIY Network's 'Million Dollar Contractor', but he's way more than just a TV host. Fanuka has been in the trades since he was 15 years old, and runs one of New York City's top General Contracting firms. He has 14 jobs going on at the same time throughout Manhattan, so if you want to talk about organization...this is the guy. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did... Connect with Fanuka: http://fanuka.com...

Duration: 01:07:06


Ep 17 - Home Buyers 101

10/11/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are talking about some of the essential items you need to pay attention to when you are out shopping for a home. There is a lot to consider, and there are a few items that can be very costly if you are not aware of their current condition... Download Home Buyers 101 Checklist: https://www.homewiththecousins.com/s/HomeBuyer101.pdf Download: Document Templates & Example Docs: https://www.homewiththecousins.com/s/HomeWithTheCousins-Working-Files.zip Fieldlens:...

Duration: 00:45:19


Ep 16 - Preparing Your Home For Winter

10/4/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are talking about getting your home ready for the colder months. We touch on the obvious, and maybe not so obvious checklist of things you should go through to ensure your home is ready to endure the elements. FLIR ONE Pro: http://www.flir.com/flirone Download: Document Templates & Example Docs: https://www.homewiththecousins.com/s/HomeWithTheCousins-Working-Files.zip Fieldlens: www.fieldlens.com Questions/Comments/Criticism hit us on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:35:16


Ep 15 - Home Tech: Our Current Setups

9/26/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are talking about Home Tech. The Internet of Things has exploded over the past 5 years and there are literally 100's of products to choose from. There is no way we can cover everything in one episode without making your heads spin, so we decided to start with our own home setups; the products we have chosen to run our own homes. And there also might be a little bitch session about why more things don't work together. Hope you guys enjoy it. Anthony's Home...

Duration: 00:47:54


Ep 14 - How To Avoid Scams When a Natural Disaster Hits

9/19/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are talking about how to avoid scams when a natural disaster occurs. With the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma the devastation in Texas and Florida is unparalleled. It is also times like these that we love to see how we, as Americans, pull together. Unfortunately, there are always those who look to prey on the vulnerable at times like these. We are talking about the best-practice ways to avoid being taken advantage of, and to make sure you get your home back...

Duration: 00:33:59


Ep13 - Rachael Ray Studio Kitchen Build

9/13/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode we are taking you guys through the process of redesigning Rachael Ray's Studio Kitchen. We start with the back story on how this came to be, which includes some pretty amazing meals Rach made us! We dive into the process and what made this kitchen a complicated project, and how communication and technology were the keys to success. Finally execution and getting the build done. And then last but not least, why we choose the products we did to get to the final...

Duration: 00:42:57


Ep 12 - Interview - Tyler Wisler

9/6/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode of the podcast we are talking to New York City based designer Tyler Wisler. Tyler has been in the industry for 20+ years and has a lot of experience working with both homeowners and general contractors. He shares some of his stories and advice here... Here are links Tyler's socials: http://www.tylerwislerhome.com https://www.facebook.com/tyler.wisler https://twitter.com/nydesignguy https://www.instagram.com/nydesignguy https://www.pinterest.com/nydesignguy...

Duration: 00:43:29


Ep 11 - Interview - Josh Temple

8/30/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode of the podcast we are talking to Mr. Josh Temple. Josh is a self-taught carpenter who took an unusual path to finding passion and value in the trades...including walking out of his first job while getting the office tour on day 1. He is proof positive that you can teach yourself anything you put your mind to, and he is a huge advocate for the trades. Here are links Josh's socials: https://www.instagram.com/joshtempletv https://twitter.com/joshtempletv and here...

Duration: 00:59:55


Ep 10 - Interview - Alison Victoria

8/23/2017
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Show Notes: In this episode of the podcast we are talking to designer, developer, and all-around lady boss Alison Victoria. She was the only female in the crasher series as the star of Kitchen Crashers, and now she is back with a new series (that has been green lit since we recorded this) called Windy City Flip. The new show follows her through Chicago while she flips homes, we dive into her process, some best-practice advice, and have some good laughs along the way. Here are links to all...

Duration: 00:47:15


Ep09 - Interview - Jason Cameron

8/15/2017
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Show Notes: This is the first interview we have done on the podcast, and we had an absolute blast talking with our friend, and contractor, Jason Cameron. We talked about everything from how he got his start on TV, to some of his best practice advice when taking on your own projects. And...after 300+ episodes of Man Caves Jason is giving us a tour of his own Man Cave that he is currently building. Here are links to all of Jason's socials and website: http://jasoncamerononline.com...

Duration: 01:15:10


Ep08 - Translating this Process to House Flipping

8/9/2017
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Show Notes: This episode we talk about how to take all the knowledge we laid out in our Project Planning Series and apply it to flipping homes. That means a faster pace, tighter budgets, multiple projects, multiple teams, and a whole lot to keep track of... Download: Document Templates & Example Docs https://www.homewiththecousins.com/s/HomeWithTheCousins-Working-Files.zip Fieldlens: www.fieldlens.com Questions/Comments/Criticism hit us on Twitter: #HOMEwTheCousins Follow Us on Social...

Duration: 00:23:49


Ep07 - Job Walk Through - Final and Punch List

7/28/2017
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Show Notes: Download: Document Templates & Example Docs https://www.homewiththecousins.com/s/HomeWithTheCousins-Working-Files.zip Fieldlens: www.fieldlens.com Questions/Comments/Criticism hit us on Twitter: #HOMEwTheCousins Follow Us on Social Media: Anthony www.instagram.com/carrinoanthony/ www.facebook.com/carrinoanthony/ www.twitter.com/CarrinoAnthony John www.instagram.com/colanerijohn/ www.facebook.com/johncolaneritv/ www.twitter.com/colanerijohn Our Podcasting Kit:...

Duration: 00:29:21


Ep06 - Job Walk Through-Demolition and Roughs

7/26/2017
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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. Thanks for listening. Download: Document Templates & Example Docs https://www.homewiththecousins.com/s/HomeWithTheCousins-Working-Files.zip Fieldlens: www.fieldlens.com Questions/Comments/Criticism hit...

Duration: 00:50:37


Ep05 - Payment Schedules

7/18/2017
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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. Download: Document Templates &...

Duration: 00:44:06


Ep04 - Communicating w Your GC, Change Orders, Defining the Process

7/12/2017
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Show Notes: What's up guys! 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! Check out the download link below for all the documents we reference in this episode Also, here is the link to Fieldlens: www.fieldlens.com Download: www.homewiththecousins.com Questions/Comments/Criticism hit us...

Duration: 00:42:43


Ep03 - Building Your Team

7/5/2017
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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. We kept the document package download linked here for your convenience as well... Download: http://www.homewiththecousins.com Questions/Comments/Criticism hit us on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:34:23


Ep02 - Budgeting

6/28/2017
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Show Notes: How do you determine how much your project should cost? Where do you start the bidding process? What is best practice to ensure you are capturing all the costs? We dive into all of this any more on this episode of Home With The Cousins. PLUS we have a bunch of template spreadsheets and example docs that we mention throughout the ep that you can download right here that are going to make your life a lot easier! Download: Document Templates & Example Docs at...

Duration: 00:40:36

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