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The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

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Rank #21 in Home & Garden category

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Home & Garden
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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

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Entertaining and Helpful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work! Very funny and helpful. I appreciate the banter.

Good content, to many commercials

By Big Dickman - Oct 10 2011
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Please stop telling the phone number to the show after every caller, WE CAN HEAR.........

iTunes Ratings

78 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
22
9
6
2

Entertaining and Helpful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
Read more
This is a great program. Keep up the good work! Very funny and helpful. I appreciate the banter.

Good content, to many commercials

By Big Dickman - Oct 10 2011
Read more
Please stop telling the phone number to the show after every caller, WE CAN HEAR.........
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The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

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The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in podcast that helps listeners with their home improvement and decor projects. Expert DIY'rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire listeners with an encyclopedic knowledge that just plain fun to listen to! With this team you can do-it-yourself, but you really don't have to do-it-alone. Listeners can call in questions 24/7 to 1-888-MONEY PIT (888-666-3974).

Rank #1: Eco-Friendly Features to Shop For in a New House

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More and more homebuyers are looking at green features when choosing new homes, we have tips on what to look for before your purchase.

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Aug 15 2018

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Rank #2: Best Projects NOT to Do

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If you’re looking for projects that add value to your home, there are many you might do, but almost as many you should avoid! Tom & Leslie help sort out the ones to avoid, plus answer your home improvement questions.

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Mar 11 2019

43mins

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Rank #3: Outdoor Projects that Rock #0604182

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Ready to spruce up your backyard with a fire pit, grill surround or outdoor kitchen? These are projects you CAN build yourself.  Tom & Leslie have tips to get you started, Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.

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Jun 13 2018

43mins

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Rank #4: Home Repairs for New Homeowners

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Most homeowners know that keeping up with home repairs can be expensive but a new study shows first time homeowners are totally unprepared for that eventuality.  Tom and Leslie have tips, plus, answers to your home improvement questions. Presented by Bumblejax. Create stunning wall art for your home. Use promo code "moneypit" to save 25%. Visit: https://www.bumblejax.com.

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Dec 10 2018

43mins

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Rank #5: How to Dry Up Damp Spaces

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Did all that summer rain find its way to places it shouldn’t be, like your basement?  Tom & Leslie have easy solutions to dry up damp spaces - plus, answers to your home improvement questions. 

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Oct 15 2018

43mins

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Rank #6: Fresh or Fake? How to Choose the Best Holiday Tree #1127171

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With the holidays ahead, Tom and Leslie dish out tell-tale tips for picking the freshest holiday tree, plus highlight amazing advances in artificial trees that might have you thinking twice about the best way to go. 

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Dec 04 2017

42mins

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Rank #7: Gutter Cleaning Made Easy #1003161

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Clean gutters can keep basements dry, sidewalks from turning slippery and foundation walls from cracking. Tom and Leslie have tips on the easiest way keep gutter flowing, and your calls.

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Oct 06 2016

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Rank #8: Episode #1996: How to Pick the Perfect Landscape Plants | Best Paint Sprayers | Fixing Plaster Cracks | Your Questions

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If you’ve been sprucing up your landscaping, avoiding high-maintenance plants that require constant pruning or suffer from pest problems is key. We’ve got tips on how to select a reliable, trouble free shrubs to spruce up your outdoor living spaces and your outlook!

  • Plus, going green in your kitchen isn’t limited to veggies -- earth-friendly countertops can lend plenty of green as well. We’ll share which materials are Mother Nature’s favorites, coming up.
  • Painting is one of the most popular projects right now, but painting outside places like walls, garage doors, decks and fences can be particularly challenging. We tested a new line of a new paint sprayers that make those projects easier and will let you know what we found.
  • Have you ever had a cracked wall that needs fixing over and over again? This can be even worse when the cracked wall is made of plaster. We’ll share a neat piece of hardware that cost pennies and can stop those cracks once and for all.  

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing a cracked foundation wall, insulating a garage ceiling, cleaning cement off a garage floor, replacing a patio door, options for ventilating an attic, restoring a quartz countertop.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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May 14 2020

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Rank #9: Kitchen Updates for Under $1,000 #1010162

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Want to step up your kitchen but don't have the budget for a major makeover? Tom and Leslie deliver five kitchen updates you can do for under a 1,000 bucks, plus answers to your questions.

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Oct 14 2016

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Rank #10: How NOT to Do-it-Yourself

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Wondering how NOT to DIY?  Tom and Leslie share the top 5 most common remodeling mistakes – after this.  Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.  Presented by Bumblejax. Create stunning wall art for your home. Use promo code "moneypit" to save 25%. Visit: https://www.bumblejax.com.

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Dec 12 2018

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Rank #11: Fast Fix for Noisy Heat & More #0123172

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Does your heating system make your home sound like its possessed? Find out how to quiet banging pipes, squeaks, creaks, cold radiators and more with tips from Tom and Leslie. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions.

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Jan 27 2017

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Rank #12: 5 Fast Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal & More

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Looking for a fun and easy spring project to add instant curb appeal to your home? Tom & Leslie share FIVE that’ll do just that. Plus answers to your home improvement questions

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May 08 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: Easy Improvements in 30 Minutes or Less, Cutting Down on House Dust and Allergens and How to Plan a New Kitchen

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Easy 30 minute projects you can take on to make sure your home is set for this season ahead. Find out the best kind of filter to keep the air clean. Tips on the sensible way to plan a new kitchen, along with your calls on, cement bock walls, leaky pipes, venting an attic, treating a deck, carpet installations, door adjustments, cleaning shower doors and attic stairs.

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Sep 16 2016

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Rank #14: Best Apps for Home Improvement Projects, Clean Up Tips for Big Renovations and How to Add Wainscoting

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Finding home improvement help is no fun when you’re in the middle of a project.  Tom and Leslie have tips on a new home improvement app that can help.  Plus, before you can start any construction project – you usually need to do a bit of destruction. 

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Jul 15 2016

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Rank #15: No Cost Kitchen Cabinet Design & More #0109171

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Is a new kitchen on your list of DIY dreams this year? Tom & Leslie dish out advice to determine if the job is DIY’able or not, and share no cost pro design service to make sure you get spectacular results, plus answer your calls.

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Jan 19 2017

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Rank #16: Episode # 1972: 7 Home Remodeling Projects Under $1,000 | Quick Fix for Cracked Walls | Money Saving Heating Tips for Renters

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Do you have champagne home makeover dreams on a beer budget? We’ve got tips on 7 home remodeling projects you can do with less than a thousand bucks, coming up. 

  • Plaster walls are common in older homes – but cracks are almost as common after decades of settling. We’ll share a trick of the trade to make repairing those plaster cracks easy and fast.
  • And, just because you are a renter, doesn’t mean you can’t make changes to cut heating costs in your home or apartment. We’ve got solutions to solve your energy problems… including some that you can even take with you when it’s time to move on!

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about cutting a shelf to fit wall space, installing a vent duct, removing ugly wallpaper, repairing wall cracks, and getting rid of hot water heater noises, and more.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Feb 20 2020

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Rank #17: DIY or Get a Guy? How to Know When You’re in Over Your Head - #0911171

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If you want to tackle a project yourself, we’ll be the first ones to cheer you on. But sometimes hiring a pro is the best way to go. Get tips, plus answers to this week’s top home improvement questions. 

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Sep 18 2017

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Rank #18: Stop Shocking Electricity Bills

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With Summer in full swing, your electricity bill can provide a bigger shock than the juice itself!  Tom & Leslie have tips on utility programs that can save money, plus answers to your home improvement questions. 

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Jul 04 2018

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Rank #19: Water-Saving Showerheads, Faucets & Toilets that Really Work

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When it comes to saving water, most are willing to “go green” with low-flow faucets and fixtures – EXCEPT when they don’t work! Tom & Leslie share tips on those that do, plus answer your home improvement questions. 

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Jul 30 2018

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Rank #20: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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Good fences make good neighbors but how exactly do you build a good fence? Well, for us that’s the kind you won’t have to build over and over again because it gets destroyed by rot, termites and carpenter ants! Tom & Leslie share solutions, plus answers to your home improvement questions

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Apr 24 2019

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Episode #2020: Spool Pool Solution for Small Yards | Best Storm Shutters | Top Painting Mistake | Cleaning Composite Decks

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If you'd love to have a backyard pool but can't afford it, don't have the time to care for it or you’re just short of backyard space, we have two words for you: Spool Pool! Tom & Leslie share tips on how you can combine the benefits of a pool and spa in one very refreshing backyard feature. Plus…

  • Decorative window shutters are an attractive addition to your home’s exterior, but they won’t do a thing to actually protect your windows. For that job, you’ll need STORM shutters. We’ll share the options.
  • Paint offers one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space. And it seems so easy, right? Well it is, unless you make one very common painting mistake. Get that secret to painting success just ahead.


Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about a fix for missing return air ducts, getting stains off composite decks, repairing plaster walls, benefits of an energy audit, rebuilding the “guts” of a toilet.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Aug 06 2020

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Episode #2019: Kids Home Alone? How to Handle Home Emergencies | Digital Tools for Home Projects | Simple Summer Electrical Updates | Hiring an Interior Designer

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Do you have kids that are old enough to stay home alone? Just because kids may be at an age to stay home alone, that might not prepare them to handle a home-related emergency. We’ll have a checklist on what they need to know to do, just ahead. Plus

  • In the OLDEN DAYS when you needed to hire a contractor, you use to ask friends or flip through though the phone book. Today it’s a lot easier to find home service pros. We’ll pry open the digital toolbox and share some tips and tricks.
  • Summer is a season when we put a lot of stress on our electrical systems. We’ll share three projects that can help make sure your wiring is safe and up for the job.
  • Are you thinking about updating a room but don’t know where to begin? Interior designers help to facilitate your ideas, making your dream home a reality. We share tips on how to find and hire an interior designer that can really understand what you’re looking for and bring great ideas to the table.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, converting electric line to gas, hiring an electrician for small repairs, attic spray insulation, preparing walls before painting.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Aug 03 2020

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Episode #2018: Keeping Lawns Healthy in Summer | Solar Pool Solutions | How to Select Tile | Hacks for Ceiling Fans in Summer

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This time of year, limits on outdoor water use and lead to lawns that look like a dry wasteland! Tom & Leslie tell you what you need to know to conserve water and still have a beautiful lawn during a drought, including the one thing to never do if you want That lawn to come back quickly. Plus…

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 30 2020

38mins

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Episode #2017: Building Amazing Sheds | Summer Projects for Kids | Easy Grill Cleaning | Stopping Storm Damage

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Are you overflowing with yard tools, pool toys, lawn chairs or kid bikes? Then you might ready to build a Shed! Whether you want to store the overflow or create the perfect man cave or a she shed -- Shed projects are more popular than EVER! We’ll have pro tips to help you do it right.

  • Have you ever noticed that summer rainstorms can be really stir up some damage? Between the blackouts and the lightning, electrical damage, leaks and flood are not all that uncommon. We’ll have tips on what you should be doing to make sure your house is storm ready.
  • And after a couple of months of heavy grilling, your gas grill may need an extreme makeover of its own. We will have tips for a simple mid-season grill cleaning to step up the sizzle!
  • With more time at home, finding activities to keep the kids busy and productive can be a challenge. But that makes now an opportune time to teach them a few home improvement skills with home improvement projects kids love being a part of. We’ll share some ideas.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, installing a metal roof, getting rid of bees, cork flooring options, cleaning worn ceramic tile, cleaning a wood deck.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 27 2020

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Episode #2016: DIY or Go Pro? | Defeating Deer Damage | Easy to Install Motion Activated Lights | Easy Solutions for Hard Water

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When it comes to home renos, are you a DIY or Go Pro kind of home improver? A new survey reveals how many DIYrs are actually doing home projects vs hiring prosand an interesting trend among the youngest home improvers. Plus…

  • Does your yard double as an all-you-can-eat buffet for deer and wildlife?We’ve got some humane ideas for stopping all the chomping.
  • Motion detector spotlights are a great addition to your home for both convenience and security. Thanks to LED technology, they are easy to install than ever and some don’t even have to be wired. We’ll share the brightest security options
  • All the high-end products in the world can’t undo the effects of hard water on your hair, clothes and dishes.Find out which water softeners can help.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, replacing a flat roof with decking, proper installation of AC window units, eliminating pet odors, installing a pocket door, septic system inspections.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 23 2020

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Episode #2015: Summer Energy Savings | Easy Green Remodeling | DIY Upholstered Headboard

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If you’re feeling like your home could use a boost in its cooling power, adding awindow air conditioner unit may be the solution. We’ve got tips on how to find the right size unit for your house and how to avoid a key installation mistake that can drive up cooling costs.

  • There’s an old saying that good fences make great neighbors – that is if you can get the fence built! We’ll have some fence building tips to make that project a lot easier.
  • Going green can help you save energy, but a new survey shows it can also bring you more green when you sell your home – we’ll share these eco-friendly remodeling tips, just ahead.
  • If you’ve ever bought a custom upholstered headboard you know that they can be pricey but making one on your own doesn’t cost a lot of money and is super easy to tackle in a surprisingly short amount of time. Leslie walks you through the project.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, unclogging a slow tub drain, installing a coy pond, cleaning terrazzo floors, repairing a dishwasher, footings for deck posts.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 20 2020

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Episode #2014: Lux Options for Small Patios | Low to No Cost Improvements to Lower Cooling Costs | Simple Home Security

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Creating a beautiful living space outdoors doesn’t require walls or a ceiling, just a beautiful floor. We’ve got tips on how to create the perfect patio. Plus…

  • Now that we’re knee deep in the AC season, we’re also knee-deep in high electric bills! We’ve got 5 low-cost and no-cost improvements you can make to lower cooling costs with giving up comfort.
  • Plus, do you know the easiest door to break into for any house? It’s usually the garage door! We’ll tell you why and share the surprisingly simple home securitysteps you can take to secure that entry.
  • Can you ever have too much closet space? If it comes at the expense of a small bedroom – maybe! We work through the numbers and share tips to get the most closet space from tight quarters.
  • Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, installing a curtain drain, best composite decking, repairing trim, regulating shower temperature.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 16 2020

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Episode # 2013: Kitchen Renos Under $1,000 | Apartment Décor | Hands Free Ways to Save Water | Plus Your Questions

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Remodeling your kitchen is a project that adds value to your home, but it can also get pretty expensive. We’ve got 3 kitchen renos you can get done for under a thousand bucks to add style and convenience without draining your bank account! Plus…

  • Moving into an apartment doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your décor desires. We’ll have simple apartment decorating ideas that will make your apartment feel like home AND still make sure you get that security deposit back at the end of your lease.
  • Saving water becomes more and more important this time of year. But rather than rely on your kids and family to use less water, WaterSense fixtures can actually do the water saving for you! We’ll tell you how to find faucets, toilets, showers and sprinklers that can do the job, without wasting water.
  • Dishwashers make life easier, but could your dishwasher be shortening the life of the dishes it’s cleaning? We share 4 things never to place in that marvelous cleaning machine.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, eliminating smoke odors, installing proper drainage behind a retaining wall, eliminating weeds, installing an indoor pool, repair or replace a leaky roof

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here

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Jul 13 2020

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Episode #2012: Porch Popularity Surges | Keeping Lawns Healthy During Drought | Solution for Stinky Dishwashers | How to Find & Fix Roof Leaks

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Porches are the perfect space to enjoy the outdoors, relax and even visit with neighbors from a socially acceptable distance! This may be why front porches are making a big comeback and we’ve got tips on how you can make the most of yours! Plus…

  • With generally blistering heat across the nation, are you wondering how to avoid having your yard turn into a dead, dry wasteland? We’ll have the tips on how you can conserve water, restore dead patches and still have a beautiful lawn in summer including the ONE thing you should never do!
  • Have you ever found a leak after a major rainstorm but just can’t seem to pinpoint where it’s coming from? We’ll share some tricks of the trade to help you find the sources of roof leaks BEFORE they lead to any serious damage.
  • Dishwashers do a great job of cleaning your dishes but dishwashers can turn stinky quickly if they are not properly maintained. We walk you through that project.

 Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about installing a dedicated electrical outlet, making an attic space livable, repairing a popcorn ceiling, getting rid of grubs in your lawn, repairing a sticking door.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 09 2020

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Episode # 2011: Tips for Tackling Multiple Projects | Energy Saving Windows | Uses for Leftover Paint

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Is your to-do list getting longer every day? Get tips for tackling several projects at once and save money at the same time! Plus

  • If you’ve ever installed ceramic tile, you know that one of the hassles is dealing with the adhesive. Now there’s a much simpler way to install tile – and it can be done without glue, and lets you grout immediately.
  • Is this the year you’re ready to replace leaky or drafty windows? With so many competing claims of efficiency, it can be difficult to select windows that work well and save you money. Get tips on the best way to get that project done and be able to enjoy year-round energy savings.
  • if you do a lot of home improving you are likely to have a collection of leftover paint – and with a little imagination and creative flair, we show you uses for leftover paint to give your home extra appeal.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, roof repair, finding the leak, cleaning adhesive off the floor, repairing a tub crack, keeping pesty squirrels out of birdhouses, preparing soil for a lawn.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 06 2020

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Episode #2010: Building Raised Garden Walls | Free-Up Sticking Doors | How to Finish Your Front Door | Upcycling Reno Leftovers

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With all the humidity, it’s that time of year when doors swell and get stuck in their openings. We’ve got the easy fix for sticking doors. Plus.

Before you can add the new you have to get rid of the old – and that can often be a costly part of any home renovation. We’ll share tips to help lighten the load and cut demolition costs

  • And we’ll have the how to on a fun garden project – building a raised landscaping wall that useful for creating a ring around a tree or raised garden wall to dress up the front of your home.
  • Ready to step up your home’s first impression? We walk you through how-to fix up your wood floors with a fresh coat of finish.
  • Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about building a firepit, replacing baseboard heating covers, cleaning jacuzzi jets, leveling floors, how prevent basement flooding by correcting surround of foundation.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jul 02 2020

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Episode #2009: Selling a Home During COVID-19 | Lawn and Garden How-to’s | Stopping Basement Floods | Kitchen Backsplashes with Tile

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This can be a challenging time for many things and that includes selling your house! If you are planning to do that this summer, Tom and Leslie share the key improvements that need to get done first to nail a quick sale at the highest possible price. Plus…

This summer, most of us will be spending more time at home and enjoying our outdoor spaces. And for DIY’rs, there’s more interest than ever in updating and maintaining lawns. We get expert tips to help from the team at Troy-Built, a company that’s has been around since 1927 -- when they invented the first gas powered rototiller (and if you are a gardener you are probably sure glad they did!)

  • Wet basements are a problem all across the United States, in every climate and every type of home. But while many people think that fixing leaky or damp basement is expensive and complicated – it’s NOT! The easy fix is just ahead.
  • One fun kitchen project that can deliver a big impact AND get done in a single weekend, is a new kitchen backsplash. We share ideas on how to do that with tile.

Plus, we answer your home improvement questions about, replacing shower parts, eliminating basement moisture, determining roof leaks, removing moss from your roof.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here

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Jun 29 2020

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Episode #2008: Renting Tips for First Timers | Picking the Perfect Garden Shovel | ZERO Maintenance Building Materials | Quick Fixes for Concrete Cracks

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Renting your first apartment is a big step that’s both exciting and terrifying all at the same time! Tom & Leslie share expert tips on what to look for before signing a lease to make sure you get all your security deposits back. Plus..

  • If you love gardening and landscaping, you might not think there’s much new to know about one of the most common landscaping tools – the shovel. Well, all shovels are not created equal, we’ll explain how they’re made and how to spot a good shovel from a piece of junk.
  • If your concrete sidewalks, steps or patio are showing signs of cracks – now would be a great time to get those sealed up while the weather is warm. We’ll have tips on how to what products really stick meaning you won’t have to make the repair again and again, and which won’t – just ahead.
  • When it comes to choosing materials for home improvements, building materials that need little to ZERO maintenance is definitely the preferred way to go! We share tips for products that virtually take care of themselves.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about eliminating mold from decks, kitchen cabinets, determining if a bearing wall is holding up your design plans, broken seals on windows, which type of paint is best for which project.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 24 2020

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Episode #2007: Preventing Summer Blackouts | DIY Stone Finishes for Worn Kitchen Countertops | Keep Kids Safe Around Electrical Outlets | Creating Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

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With summer thunderstorms, blackouts are becoming more common – which is why now is a good time to think about adding a whole house generator. The costs have come down and the convenience can’t be beat. We’ll share the options and how to find the right size unit for your home just ahead

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, painting porch posts, basement floor options, getting rid of squirrels, repair or replace wood deck, resurface or rip out asphalt driveway.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 23 2020

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Episode #2006: How-to Set Up Your Pool for Safety | DIY Tips for New Blinds | Easy Projects to Increase Home Value

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Summer marks the riskiest time of year for pool drownings, which is actually the leading cause of death to young children! In this episode, expert hosts Tom & Leslie explain the best way to backup parental supervision and keep kids safe. It’s a pool safety approach called layers of protection. Plus…

  • Replacing your front door is a project that can increase your home’s value and increase its curb appeal. We’ll share tips on how to get that project done.
  • If you’re ready for an easy indoor décor project, adding new blinds can be just that. But when you measure your windows to order, there are two mounting options to consider; inside vs outside mount. Both look great but one may be a better choice for you. We’ll tell you how to decide.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, things to consider before purchasing a house, preparing a small garden in your backyard, best flooring for a garage, installing dimmer switches, toilet replacement.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 18 2020

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Episode #2005: Most Violated Building Codes | Easy Fix for Cracked Walks | Spool Pools

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Building codes exist to keep your family safe, but only if you or your contractor follow them! Tom & Leslie have tips on how to avoid the THREE most commonly violated codes.

  • Plus, if you’ve noticed that your walks, porches or patios look a bit worn – we’ll tell you how to resurface those at a fraction of the cost of replacement.
  • Do you have a small backyard and looking to make the most of your minimal outdoor living space? One trendy addition can make a huge difference.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, cutting down a tree, installing a handicapped ramp, repairing a shower pan, whether or not to get a home inspection before purchasing a home.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 15 2020

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Episode #2004: Right-Sized AC | Solutions for Smelly Water | How to Fly the Flag

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Are you ready to buy a bigger and better air conditioner to keep cool this summer? Well, you may be surprised to learn that bigger is not always better for your comfort. We’ll have tips on how to pick the best one for your home. Plus…

  • Smelly water is a common complaint among homeowners, for good reason: No one wants to drink, cook or clean with water that smells like rotten eggs. We highlight the causes and cure.
  • Summer gives us lots of opportunities to display the red, white and blue. Memorial Day just passed, July 4th is ahead and this weekend we celebrate Flag Day! We’ve got some tips to help you hang and display your flag.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about how to install brick pavers, repairing a linoleum floor, getting rid of termites, dryer venting options, is solar energy worth it?

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 11 2020

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Episode #2003 Best Backyard Deck Designs | Solving House Noises | Eco-Furniture from Reclaimed Lumber

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The right deck design can make your home appear larger than it is – which is why adding a backyard deck can actually increase your home’s value. Tom & Leslie have tips on how to choose a deck design that works for you. Plus…

  • Squeaks, creaks, drips, bangs and hisses – are all noises your house makes, but have you ever wondered what’s behind them? We’ll tell you how to sniff out and silence the most common house noises and whether those noises might signal a bigger problem needing a fix.
  • Do you want to contribute to a sustainable environment and maybe even save a few bucks along the way? If your answer to those questions is “Yes,” then reclaimed lumber may be the perfect fit for your next home improvement project!

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, installing molding, which plants are good for shady areas, cleaning rust stains off a patio, shifting foundation, installing a whole house dehumidifier.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 08 2020

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Episode #2002: Build Your Own Fire Pit | Planting a Pollinator Garden | AC Tune Ups | Healthy Lawns in Hot Summers

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It’s a great time of year for outdoor living and if you want to step up your space, we’ve got tips on how you can build your very own fire pit

  • Want a garden that not only looks good, but also serves an important purpose? Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are all pollinators and play a big role in plant reproduction. Tom & Leslie have tips on how you can create a pollinator garden to give these creatures a place to carry out their good work!
  • Are you ready to fire up your AC to keep cool and comfortable this summer? Well, there are three things you should do FIRST to make sure your system is good to go for the warm season ahead.
  • When summer heat sets in, your lawn may suffer. We have tips on how to keep lawns healthy through summer drought.

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, whether or not to replace plumbing supply lines, preparing your roof for a metal roof installation, repair cracking grout, refinishing bar stools, getting rid of feral cats

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 04 2020

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Episode #2001: Easy Garage Organization | How to Hang Pictures Without Holes | 5 Questions to Ask a Contractor Post COVID-19 | Avoiding Home Repair Re-dos

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Are you ready to do one final cleanup of your garage before the summer kicks into full swing? Tom & Leslie share simple garage organization tips, plus:

  • Have you needed to crank your AC yet? If not - great because there are 3 things you should do first - to make sure it’s set to keep you cool and comfortable all Summer long.
  • The pandemic has changed the way we do many things, and that is certainly true when it comes to how we find and choose contractors to take on the projects we don’t want to do ourselves. We’ll share 5 questions to ask your contractor.
  • If you’d like hang some photos or shelves, but prefer to avoid creating holes in your walls – we’ll walk you through how to hang pictures without holes do just that without damaging your walls.
  • Feel like your home improvement headaches are on repeat? We’ve got tips to avoid the how-to déjà vu by doing them right the first time around. 

Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about , cleaning a brick fireplace wall, how to polish marble, eliminating bees, repair or replace a dishwasher, steps for eliminating paint from peeling.

Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.

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Jun 01 2020

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Entertaining and Helpful

By SlewPilot - Nov 30 2016
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This is a great program. Keep up the good work! Very funny and helpful. I appreciate the banter.

Good content, to many commercials

By Big Dickman - Oct 10 2011
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Please stop telling the phone number to the show after every caller, WE CAN HEAR.........