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Young House Love Has A Podcast

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Design
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Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in for weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, interviews with experts, and a smattering of tips and ideas that can help you simplify, organize, and update your home. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.

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Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in for weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, interviews with experts, and a smattering of tips and ideas that can help you simplify, organize, and update your home. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.

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7092 Ratings
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Welcome back!

By lstepsis - Sep 16 2019
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I’m so so happy my favorite podcast is back!

My favorite!

By RawHoneyMamas - Aug 21 2019
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My favorite podcast to listen to while I’m doing work at the house or DIY projects...

iTunes Ratings

7092 Ratings
Average Ratings
6755
208
53
37
39

Welcome back!

By lstepsis - Sep 16 2019
Read more
I’m so so happy my favorite podcast is back!

My favorite!

By RawHoneyMamas - Aug 21 2019
Read more
My favorite podcast to listen to while I’m doing work at the house or DIY projects...
Cover image of Young House Love Has A Podcast

Young House Love Has A Podcast

Updated 1 day ago

Rank #53 in Arts category

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Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in for weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, interviews with experts, and a smattering of tips and ideas that can help you simplify, organize, and update your home. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.

Rank #1: #64: How We Paid Off The Mortgage On Our House (!!!)

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We’ve got some big news this week that you probably didn’t see coming (also: we might be crazy). Plus we share how we were able to pay off our mortgage (!!) and how the groundwork we laid over a decade ago in our first house made it all possible. We also chat about stuff you should NOT pass down to your kids (there’s some surprising stuff that experts say don’t make good heirlooms anymore) and we cover everything from our first house's cost to how our mortgage for our third house was actually smaller than our first.

Be sure to check out http://www.younghouselove.com/podcast-64/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Sep 18 2017
36 mins
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Rank #2: #95: Our House Is Too Big. There, We Said It.

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We’ve recently had a realization that we just don’t need as much space as we have. So how'd we end up buying a too-big house? What has made this so clear to us now? And what square footage do we think would be just right? We’re sharing all of that in this episode, including the exact moment we now realize we went off the rails during our house hunting search. We're also taking you behind the scenes of our recent charity makeover for three deserving kids and sharing why things have really turned a corner out at the beach. Plus, Sherry hunts for the perfect Mother’s Day gift and John shares what exterior gadget made all of our jaws drop. Really, it's mesmerizing to witness.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-95/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

May 07 2018
37 mins
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Rank #3: #3: Why Decluttering Makes Your Head Hurt

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Designer Sarah Richardson shares one of her biggest makeover mistakes, which prompts us to reflect upon a design fail that we’ve made not once, but twice! We also dive into how we attempt to keep our house in order, and dig up some research about why decluttering can make your head hurt. Plus, you'll hear how our mornings have gotten greener, what has changed about our frame game, and we'll test our knowledge about a popular design show's slew of spinoffs. 

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jun 20 2016
27 mins
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Rank #4: #128: Finding More Life In Less Stuff

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Minimalism can still feel like an “out there” lifestyle, so this week we’re bringing in expert Joshua Becker to share how dipping your toes into the minimalist waters can lead to big gains at home and in life. He shares how to stop the slow creep of household clutter, what minimizing can teach our kids, and how it might even help you achieve some of your biggest life goals that have nothing to do with organizing or paring down. Plus, we take you inside a part of our house that many of you have never seen before, and we share what we’re both doing in the pursuit of a better night’s sleep.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-128/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jan 28 2019
37 mins
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Rank #5: #126: Is Your Home Making You Grumpy?

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Lots of us want a more organized home, but are we going about it the wrong way? Today we’re talking with a home efficiency expert about how rethinking our approach to organizing could end up making us all happier - and maybe even turn us into more patient partners and more present parents. She also tells us why we should treat our kitchen like an operating room, how Sherry’s minimized closet could be better, and why garages are so hard to keep under control. We’re also sharing how a random phone call and a dicey forecast sucked the momentum right out of our duplex progress, but we’re still finding some silver lining in the news. Plus Sherry falls hard for some fairies.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-126/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jan 14 2019
36 mins
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Rank #6: #39: How To Make House Cleaning Suck A Little Less

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Guess what? Even pro house cleaners hate cleaning. So we asked YouTube cleaning guru Melissa Maker to share her secrets for making your cleaning chores faster, more effective, and all-around less painful. Plus, Sherry dives headfirst into the (often mispronounced) Danish concept of “hygge” and how it can make for a happier and cozier home. We also take a look at the wacky backstory to one of our favorite household products and an even wackier date night that had us laughing with (and at) our neighbors.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Mar 06 2017
36 mins
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Rank #7: #92: The Household Staples We Never Buy

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Do you reject certain “household staples?” We do! And it turns out a lot of other people do too - to the point that experts are saying they might someday disappear. So this week we’re breaking down how and why the typical home (and its contents) might be changing, along with revealing what modern comforts we’ve deemed unnecessary in our house (one of them is weird, I'm warning you). We're also sharing how we found the best spring break home we've ever rented, and how we navigated the stresses of flying with children, car seats, a dog, his crate - essentially ALL THE THINGS. Oh, and it turns out we’re storing lots of stuff in our garage that we probably shouldn’t be.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 16 2018
38 mins
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Rank #8: #7: What Your House Should Look Like When You're 30

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Is there a magical age when your house starts feeling more grown-up? In this episode we discuss what three well-known design sites think should (and shouldn't!) be found in your home when you hit the big 3-0. We also share some of our go-to housewarming gifts, spill a few of our favorite tricks for hanging stuff on the wall, and look at what real estate features are mentioned most when it comes to selling homes in different states.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jul 18 2016
32 mins
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Rank #9: #14: What Quitting Our Blog Taught Us

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In this special episode, you’ll hear what we learned from taking nearly 12 months off from blogging thanks to the closing talk that we gave (and taped!) at the Haven Conference last month in Atlanta. It covers the 5 important lessons that are completely clear to us in hindsight, and more details about why we stopped, what we would’ve done differently, and what new challenges we all face in this hyper-connected Internet world.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Sep 05 2016
34 mins
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Rank #10: #106: What’s It Really Like To Downsize?

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Sure it's fun to imagine what it would be like to downsize and live in a significantly smaller space, but this week we're talking to a family of 4 (with a giant dog!) who took the leap and moved from a large builder-grade home to a 1,200 cottage bungalow with just one full bathroom and two bedrooms. Designer Shavonda Gardner shares extremely frank details about the pros & cons - including who in her family resisted it most, what space issues they still struggle with, and what they've done to make it work a heckova lot harder. We also talk to her about designing smaller spaces (is lighter paint really the only answer? she says NO!) as well as diversifying your online inspiration sources. Plus we’ve got some exciting news about the upcoming launch of our furniture line, and we find out why most Millennials regret becoming homeowners.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-106/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Aug 06 2018
36 mins
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Rank #11: #33: In Pursuit Of Buying Less & Doing More

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What’s it really like to downsize? We talk with House*Tweaking blogger Dana Miller about how moving to a smaller home (at a time they’re family was expanding!) helped them achieve their financial and family goals, and why it’s not always as easy as it may seem. Plus, our own pursuit to spend less money on things and more on experiences leads to a very strange morning together. Also, when should you buy vs. rent a new tool and Sherry’s favorite quick trick for dents and scratches in wood furniture.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jan 23 2017
37 mins
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Rank #12: #45: Why We Got Rid Of Half The Toys In Our House

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We had an “a-ha” moment while we were away on spring break, which led to a HUGE whole-house purge (including lots and lots of toys) and a ridiculously surprising reaction from our kids. So this week we talk about what inspired the change, and how it has shaped our outlook moving forward. We also share how we got so chummy with our neighbors - and how you can foster a more social atmosphere with yours. And we learn why paying attention to house staging tips might pay off, even if you have no plans to move. Plus Sherry finds inspiration in the success story of one of her favorite accessory designers and John finds inspiration by gawking at people on the beach. Like a creeper.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 24 2017
37 mins
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Rank #13: #141: When You See Another Blogger’s Home In Person…

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Our recent Chicago meet-up with fellow bloggers Chris Loves Julia, Yellow Brick Home, and Making It Lovely left us with lots of feels (and very full stomachs). But it was seeing one of their homes in person that completely changed our minds about a "design rule" we had proclaimed for our own home (on this very podcast, no less). We’re also sharing what surprised us most about the final phase of getting our duplex ready to rent. Plus the results of Sherry’s latest staging assignment and a dynamic decor alternative to just hanging another picture frame.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-141/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

May 13 2019
37 mins
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Rank #14: #4: Decorating Do's & Don'ts From Designer Orlando Soria

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Interior designer Orlando Soria gives smart advice for navigating common decorating challenges like finding your style, mixing patterns, and figuring out where the heck to start. We also share how our building projects have gotten a little faster, what whole-house upgrade brightens our day, and why our garage needs some serious help. Plus, we explore some titillating paint color names along with the work of one of Trading Spaces’ most memorable designers.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Jun 27 2016
29 mins
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Rank #15: #108: Science Says These Rooms Are A Waste Of Space

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Welp, it’s official: new research shows that we aren’t using all of the square footage in our homes. But we sure are paying for it (and then paying to heat & cool it, decorate it, plus spending time cleaning it). Why are we doing that?! Well, this week we're diving into a study that shows what specific spaces aren't being used - and what we all might want to consider focusing on instead of house size - even if you love having people over and entertaining large groups. We're also sharing a painting project fail that shines a light on some of the peculiar pitfalls of sharing your renovations with the world. Plus, as summer comes to an end, we’re taking you inside a months-long (and somewhat heated) disagreement that we’ve been having about our beach house.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-108/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Aug 20 2018
31 mins
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Rank #16: #93: One Month. No Superfluous Shopping. Can We Do It?

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Can we go a whole month without buying anything we don’t need? That’s the challenge we’ve handed ourselves as part of a self-imposed month-long shopping ban. So this week we’re sharing how we were inspired by Cait Flanders’ “Year of Less” and how we’re adapting her rules for our own lives. Plus, the duplex renovation is (finally!) racing along and we’re answering some of your top questions about it. Also, how filming our April Fool’s video was even more embarrassing than it looked... and why a makeover show is giving Sherry hope that it might actually heal the world.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-93/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 23 2018
38 mins
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Rank #17: #111: Can Minimalism Be Cozy?

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As much as we love to simplify and declutter, we're not aiming for that ultra sleek and sometimes sterile look that’s often associated with minimalism. So we’ve been trying out a step-by-step process for creating a minimalist space that still feels warm, cozy, and inviting. Spoiler alert: Sherry loves the easy formula and is basically going nuts on the whole house. We're also starting to bring our vision for the duplex kitchens to life and - curveball alert! - we’re steering clear of white cabinetry. You can hear why we don't think it's right for the duplex, along with learning how we’re getting a custom look on a serious budget. Sherry also ups her underwear game and John conquers one of life’s little daily annoyances.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-111 for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Sep 17 2018
35 mins
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Rank #18: #60: Game-Changing Organization Tips From The Pros

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We’ve been on an organizing bender lately, so we called up pro organizers to the stars (yes, they’ve done Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry!) and Target’s new home organizing experts: The Home Edit. Clea and Joanna explain how people are sabotaging their own organizing efforts, the right way to shop for baskets and bins, and how to not drive yourself crazy with labels. Also, Sherry shares two new (free!) sources of design inspiration that she has been devouring, John faces the facts about our online shopping habits, and we revisit if it’s really free to use a buyer’s agent when buying a house.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Aug 14 2017
38 mins
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Rank #19: #63: Let’s Talk About Money & How To Spend It Smarter

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Who wouldn’t want more money in the ol’ bank account? So we picked a money expert’s brain for the most common places he finds his clients overspending, and for his best tips on making (and sticking to!) an easy household budget - which is definitely the key to saving more each month. Plus we share our not-scary techniques for negotiating with contractors, including how one short sentence has saved us $1500 in the past two weeks. We also dive into the not-so-straightforward process of fixing up our vintage pink stove, and a simple craft idea to keep little hands busy (which is always a good thing).

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-63/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Sep 11 2017
37 mins
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Rank #20: #138: Was Ikea Not “Good Enough” For Our Home’s Kitchen?

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Installing Ikea cabinets in all three of our beach house kitchens invites the question: why didn’t we use them in our home's kitchen in Richmond?! So this week we’re diving into the answer, including what gave us pause about using Ikea back then, how it could’ve changed our final result, and what we’d choose if we had to select kitchen cabinets for our home today. Plus, we share how a simple outdoor project turned into a major plumbing issue at the duplex (yes, another one - the water curse lives on!) and why there was also an emergency call to an electrician one evening, you know, for balance.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast-138/ for notes, links, and photos from this episode.

Apr 22 2019
38 mins
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