Painting 101

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Painting is something most homeowners feel they can tackle on their own. If you’ve never painted before, or you just want to get some tips from an expert, we’ll talk

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Patching Holes in Walls

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This week we talk patching holes in walls! We cover both drywall and plaster patches, and go into detail about what tools and techniques can help you create seemingly seamless

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Working with kids

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This week we talk about doing home improvement projects with young people – your own children, young relatives, any children you mentor who may want to learn some fix-it skills!

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Home Owner Repairs vs Contractors

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This week we look at what types of repairs are great for homeowners who want to really get into the work of maintaining their home, versus those instances when a

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Mystery Plants and Garden Planning

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This week we tackle the perennial question: Do I let the landscaping grow in this first year I own my home, or do I change everything out right away? We

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Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, and Chimneys

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This week we dive into all things fire! Fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys all require regular maintenance in order to function properly and SAFELY! Now that the burning season is

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Get That Deck Ready For Summer!

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It’s officially spring! After a rather rough winter, we needed a break from Doom & Gloom podcasts. This week we’re talking decks – how to ensure they’re ready for spring,

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Emergency Podcast: Spring Thaw Water Management & Basement Flooding

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Listen Over the weekend, Central and Southern Minnesota got an additional 6-12″ of heavy, wet snow. Now, two days later, it’s starting to rain. Temps will be in the 30s

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Don’t Lock People In Your Basement

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Listen This week we address safe means of egress (the means of entering and exiting a location). We were jacked up on cookie dough and exhaustion, so we cover everything

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Look Ahead to Spring

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Listen In this episode we talk about water management (especially in light of the record snowfall we had this month!) and how to ensure the spring thaw doesn’t leave your

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