On this week’s podcast, we’re counting down our five favorite tricks for adding flow to any space so it feels larger and less cramped. We’re also divulging a big financial plus for buying a beach house in such bad condition (it’s saving us thousands!). Plus we’re exploring what organizational items annoy professional organizers, and what they recommend instead. We also got some great tips from a listener who finally conquered her giant laundry pile. Oh, and John revealed some mildly creepy Facebook stalking that turned him into a self-proclaimed hero. You can download this episode from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio – or listen to it below! Then use this page to check out any links, notes, or photos that we
#33: In Pursuit Of Buying Less & Doing More
On this week’s podcast, we hear what it’s really like to downsize thanks to Dana and Steve Miller from the blog House*Tweaking, who moved to a smaller home – while their family was getting bigger, no less! – and opened up about how it helped them achieve their financial and family goals (but isn’t always all roses). We also share a very strange morning we spent together, along with debating when you should buy a tool versus renting one. Plus Sherry shares her favorite quick trick for dents & scratches in wood furniture. You can download this episode from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio – or listen to it below! Then use this page to check out any links, notes, or photos that we referenced. Note: If you’re
#33 Transcript: In Pursuit Of Doing More & Buying Less
Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by for the transcript of Episode 33. If you’d rather listen to this episode than read 8,000 words, you can click the player below or learn how to get them on your phone (for free) here. Transcript [intro music begins] John: I’m John. Sherry: And I’m Sherry. John: We like home stuff. Sherry: We like talking. John: And we like the occasional game show sounded effect. So welcome to Young House Love Has A Podcast. Where we have deep and not-so-deep conversations about DIY, design, and life at home. Sherry: Today blogger Dana Miller talks to us about the realities behind deciding to downsize. Plus we break down whether to rent
#32 Transcript: The Stuff In Our House We Don’t Show You
Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by for the transcript of Episode 32. If you’d rather listen to this episode than read 8,000 words, you can click the player below or learn how to get them on your phone (for free) here. Transcript [intro music begins] John: I’m John. Sherry: And I’m Sherry. John: We like home stuff. Sherry: We like talking. John: And we like the occasional game show sound effect. So welcome to Young House Love Has A Podcast. Where we have deep and not-so-deep conversations about DIY, design, and life at home. Sherry: Today we’re sharing how a local realtor reined in one of my harebrained renovation ideas. We divulge each other’s weirdest
#32: The Stuff In Our House We Don’t Show You
It’s official: Episode #32 of Young House Love Has A Podcast is officially here, and these are the official show notes. On this week’s episode a listener asked about the strange habits or odd things you might uncover in our house, and we jumped at the chance to pull back the curtain and call each other out: from the unusual supply that John keeps in the office to the confounding items you might find sitting on our couch and in our kitchen drawers. Plus, a local realtor puts the kibosh on Sherry’s fantasy bathroom renovation and John shares a popular home robot that sadly didn’t live up to our expectations. You can download this (very official) episode from iTunes, Google
#31: We Picked A Beach House Color (In The Weirdest Way)
Phew, you survived the treacherous journey through the worldwide web to find yourself here, at the show notes for Episode #31 of Young House Love Has A Podcast. On this week’s episode, we didn’t find love in a hopeless place, but we found a beach house color in a surprising one. Yes, several weeks, multiple test swatches, and 1,500 comments later, we’ve finally settled on a color for our beach house’s exterior – and the decision came from one of the most random places! Plus, we talk to blogger, designer, and Domino contributor Jenny Komenda about the challenges of running a design business and what decor trends she’s noticing in the new year. And we’re digging some pretty
#30: How Minimalism Almost Grinched Our Christmas
Happy 2017 everyone! Shall we ring in the new year with some show notes for Episode #30 of Young House Love Has A Podcast? On this week’s episode, we asked you to call in with your house-related resolutions for 2017, and boy did you guys deliver! So we’re playing some of our favorite listener voicemails and sharing what home-related changes we’re hoping to implement in the coming year. Plus, we share why we were giving all of the presents under the tree some serious side eye on the night before Christmas, how we found something burning in our son’s bedroom, and we take a look at what trends Pinterest is projecting will be big in 2017.
#29: An Unexpected Con To Calling In A Pro
Happy Holidays everyone! We got you a little something to celebrate. It’s the show notes for Episode #29 of Young House Love Has A Podcast. On this week’s episode we talked about hiring out renovation work in your home. Specifically, that it can be exciting and awesome.. and sometimes it can be deflating and frustrating… which was the case recently for us. So we’re sharing some red flags to look out for and some tips to try to avoid that issue along with a few more ways that we’ve cut down on holiday stress (and gift excess). Plus we dive into our favorite design books, dig up John’s old journal, and enjoy some holiday tunes from a very special
#28: Why Can’t We Pick A Dang Paint Color?
Brrrr, it’s cold outside, so why not snuggle up under a blanket with the show notes for Episode #28 of Young House Love Has A Podcast? And one more question: who has 7 kids, a gorgeous Brazilian vacation house, and is on this week’s podcast?! It’s the Novogratz, of course! And on this week’s episode, Robert and Cortney talk to us about creating the perfect guest experience in your home, as well as designing around a big household with a wide range of kids. Plus, we are CRAZY STUMPED about an upcoming paint color choice. Like, 14 test swatches in… and still no decision. Also, we take a stand against an ongoing computer rebellion in our house, we look
#27: Finding Focus When You Just Wanna Renovate All The Things
December is here and so are the show notes for Episode #27 of Young House Love Has A Podcast. On this week’s episode we talk about pacing yourself through your home renovations, so your eagerness to make changes doesn’t get you in deeper than your budget, time, or ability allows. We also list a few places to start, and how to redirect yourself if you’re pondering a project that might be better left for later. Plus, John shares one of his weirder DIY battle wounds to date (thanks to our new beach house) and Sherry talks about a few new twists on our holiday decor. We also share our favorite stocking stuffers for DIY or decor lovers,
#26: Are You Sitting Down? We’ve Got Big News!
Why hello. You probably just want me to bypass the pleasantries so you can get right to the show notes for Episode #26 of Young House Love Has A Podcast, so… ok then. In this week’s episode we’ve got something pretty major that we couldn’t wait to share with you (Sherry almost can’t contain herself). We’re also chatting with designer Brian Patrick Flynn, the man behind several of HGTV’s Dream Homes whose work has also graced the pages of Domino and Country Living. Plus, with holiday hosting around the corner, we’re taking a look at what house guests really notice when they stay with you – and we’re sharing our love for the world’s newest
#25: Let’s All Stop Freaking Out About Holiday Decorating
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We’ve prepared these freshly baked and delicious show notes for you for Episode #25 of Young House Love Has A Podcast. On this week’s episode we’re getting festive. Christmas is around the corner, which means so is the fun (and the frenzied chaos) of the season. So we’re sharing how we decorating our house for the holidays – and the seasons in general. Plus, Sherry takes on a surprising decorating client, John lets go of the pursuit for the perfect family dinner, and we share a seemingly small feature in our kitchen that’s making a big impact. Also we talk about the invention of the broom. Prepare yourself to be riveted. You can