Poisonous Holiday Plants to Avoid #1219162

TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: And Happy Holidays, everybody. Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend enjoying the season, enjoying your friends, your family, maybe even enjoying the relatives because they’re not going to Read the full article…

Renter? Make Sure You’re Insured! #1212162


TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: Here to help you with your home improvement projects on this holiday weekend at 888-MONEY-PIT, 888-666-3974. If you’re out shopping until you’re dropping and you don’t have time for Read the full article…

How to Host a Garage Sale, Tips to Build the Perfect Patio, and How to Silence Noisy Air Conditioners


Summer is the season for lots of outdoor activities including holding a garage sale!  Tom and Leslie have tips to clear clutter and maybe make a few bucks.  Plus, patio projects are also popular now.  Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips to help build your own.  Plus, answers to your questions about, electrical systems, patio cracks, staining concrete, squeaky wood floors, cleaning cabinets, roof stains, cracking grout, wood burning stoves, ceiling tile removal, molding repair, and choosing paint colors.

Fixing Flooded Yards, Easy Cleaning Tips, Adding Outdoor Lighting


Is there spot in your yard where water seems to always collect?  Tom and Leslie have tips on a DIY solution that’s simple to install.  Plus, Get DIY window cleaning tips, including a recipe for a solution that cost just pennies to mix up. Scott Caron, the electrician on TV’s This Old House stops by with tips on how to safely run underground wires, plus get answers to your questions about, laminate flooring, fire pits, home odors, noisy plumbing, cleaning siding, deck sealers, cracked concrete, planning a garden, insulation options. 

Affordable Home Makeovers, Choosing the Right Generator Before the Next Power Outage, and How Renters Can Save on Heating Bills


Looking to shake things up in your home without breaking the bank?  Learn which home upgrades pack a big punch – for less.  Discover which standby generator’s best for keeping your house powered during storms.  And renters, stop flushing money down the drain.  Get landlord-approved tips for making your rental space more energy efficient.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, fireplace repair, roof damage, fogging windows, dishwasher repair, crawl space dampness, stair repair, soundproofing a room, building or modular homes.

Creating Cutting Edge Walls From Wood Scraps, Closet Organization Tips That Actually Work, and Be the First to Decorate With This New Tile – 30 Years in the Making!


Love the look of hardwood?  Use it to create an accent wall – an on-trend look for less!  Discover how to get your closets organized and actually keep them that way.  And find out about the new tile shape that’s got the design industry buzzing.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, replace a fireplace with heating, flat roof leaking, remove carpet in basement – mold, wall pops, preparing wood before painting, insulate foundation, timers on lights, tub stain, hot water issues.

Affordable Home Gadgets that Impress, Money-Saving Heating Tips for Renters, and the Pros and Cons of Real and Fake Holiday Trees


Looking for that special something to wow holiday guests?  Consider these home gadgets that get big reactions for less.  Learn which changes can improve efficiency in apartments and rental homes.  And learn surprising benefits of real and fake trees.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, furnaces, pressure balance valves, replace siding, squeaky floors, paint siding, hardwood floors, fireplace installation, low water pressure, level floors, install doors.

Keeping Burglars Out During Peak Break-In Season, Get a Crackling Fire Without a Chimney, and When to Buy – and NOT Buy – Product Warranties


You might not be the only one counting down to holiday parties and vacations.  Get unique, reliable tips for keeping burglars away.  Are you dreaming of a crackling fire – but don’t have a chimney? Learn the benefits of direct vent gas fireplaces.  And extended warranty options can make shopping – and gift buying  – confusing.  Learn when to opt into extended warranties and when to pass.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, window repair, room design, cleaning vinyl flooring, installing a dimmer, piping for a shower, replacing a toilet, exterior trim, sink

Microwave Cleaning Made Easy, Home Automation Tips and Simple, Wallet-Friendly Guest Room Facelifts


Does your microwave look like a crime scene of splatter and buildup?  Learn how to clean and sanitize it in one easy move.  Seeing the words “smart home” a lot lately, but aren’t sure exactly how to give your house the brain power you’re hearing about?  Learn how to make your home smarter by getting advice on integrating home automation options in your daily life.  And get tips on giving out-of-town guests a stay to remember.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, heating options, textured wall repair, painting a fireplace, banister, sink stains, appliance and beam rust, toilet noises, cleaning laminate flooring.