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Welcome to AI Home podcast, the first exclusive podcast on real estate resources and independent living strategies for the disability community. Why? Because Accessibility Is Home. Brought to you by Angela Fox, blogger, and author of “My blue front door”. Ms. Fox will be interviewing Realtors and home improvement contractors who are both disability friendly and others who may have a lot more to learn. Ms. Fox will also provide takeaways for anyone wanting to be a homeowner with a disability. ...
 
Seattle Contractor and owner of Amyworks, Amy Ecklund, and homeowner and DIY'er Alicia Healey discuss a broad range of home repair, remodeling and home appliance issues. Topics, guests and your questions! Lighthearted, humorous and frank discussion to demystify your home! The first episodes were recorded in late 2019 right before COVID restrictions hit the United States. We're back with NEW episodes starting in June 2021! Send your home repair, remodeling or home appliance questions to askam ...
 
Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renova ...
 
Chris Novelli of n3 architecture reveals his home design and residential construction strategies to help homeowners learn more about the design and construction process so they can be better equipped to collaborate with builders, architects and contractors allowing them to make better, well-informed decisions when constructing or renovating their home. Discover tips to make your home more energy efficient, sustainable and durable to save money in heating and cooling costs. Your house is one ...
 
The ULTIMATE Home Improvement Podcast and Syndicated Radio Show. Two National Experts Eric Goranson “Eric G” and Caroline Blazovsky “Caroline B” help homeowners and contractors tackle projects around the house. This is not your typical handyman show. This talk show will bring you everything from the latest home DIY project and building advice to current events and celebrity guests. You will hear from leading experts, your favorite home improvement stars and creators of exciting new technolog ...
 
Mike Twohig is the owner of Edge Construction and has been building houses in Wisconsin for more than 22 years. He specializes in interior woodwork and bringing a new look into your home. Mike, his two sons Nick and Tom, and the rest of his crew do great work and they do it fast. They accomplish this by only using contractors that can keep to a strict schedule and do quality work and it shows! They now do the woodwork on more than half of the new homes built in Dane County every year. Join h ...
 
This podcast follows Scott Knudson, Signature Home Inspection, located in Orange County, California, as he interviews experts from the real estate, home renovation, and repair industries around Southern California to take a deeper dive into topics homeowners really need to know. Typical guests will be contractors, electricians, plumbers, real estate agents, insurance agents, and many more. Thanks for tuning in!
 
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Project update: There’s significant progress in the DADU that the AmyWorks Inc. team is working on. Foundation is done. The framing is complete along with the trusses in place. Up next is the roof and windows. Stay tuned! Deep Dive: Alicia and Amy talk about the steps to getting a top quality paint job. The vast majority of the work is in the prep …
 
Jake Flitton and his family bought an abandoned house in upstate New York- this episode is about their journey. About our guest: Jake Flitton is a licensed architect, practicing in East Aurora NY. He runs his firm from his home office or dining room table, or the living room couch, whichever is most comfortable that day. Jake works on single family…
 
In our Mid-Week special this week we tackle Thanksgiving, Eric G's garage door that blew up, and a way to keep those dogs from barking at every person that goes past your front door. All this and more! Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts at https://…
 
The Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association is a community of decorative plumbing and hardware professionals who believe in the positive impact of bringing people together. Todays show we discuss everthing from Steam Showers and Design to decorative hardware and automated locks for your front door. Our guests today are members of the board of …
 
What are bidet toilet seats so scary? We dive into the top bidet toilet seats and what you need to look for when you are shopping for one. Never have to worry about running out of toilet paper? Take a listen and hear Eric Goranson's and Caroline Blazovsky's take on the top seats! Plus we talk about what to look for when shopping for a new toilet in…
 
Where’s the Water Coming From (part 1) From the field: Amy shares the woos of homeownership as they talk about the issues and repairs they are discovering in AmyWorks’ new office which was built in 1910. There’s mystery water in the basement, a leaky roof and more! Oh, and there’s the story of the stolen tools and guitar. Tools/Tips/Tricks: Big tip…
 
How often do you think about your water heater? John Hynds, co-founder of Torii Industries, joins me to discuss their cheaper, more sustainable alternative to the water heaters we know today. about our guest: John Hynds is the Co-Founder of Torii Industries, a company pushing the boundaries of smarter, more efficient water heaters. Through high-eff…
 
Building Materials, Food, Gas, and everything inbetween is really getting expensive. What can we do to save a little money in the coming months? We chat about that in our mid-week special. Plus we talk about this weekends show and so much more! Even Genetically Modified Cats..... Yes this is NOT an Austin Powers movie reference. Lets chat about it!…
 
This is a subject we have not touched on Around the House for over seven years. Marianne Metzger spent most of her career working for an environmental labs mostly specializing in drinking water analysis, but also has experience with some waste water application and lead and asbestos testing in building materials. She has been published over 30 time…
 
Many of us have people coming over during the holidays. What are those projects that can be tackled quickly that can make a large difference in your home? Are there little projects that can be tackled in a few hours that can change how your home feels and looks? Lets dive in and find out what some of those projects could look like! Thanks for liste…
 
From the Field: Kayla and Amy give a review of an app supported stud finder, Walabot. There are mixed reviews and preferences for the tried and true stud finder. Magnetic style with no bells, density style or the app supported style…what’s your favorite for a stud finder? Special guest: Katie McCamant, from Cohousing Solutions joins Alicia and Amy …
 
Daryl Cohan joins me to discuss what home renovations will have the best return. Is it worth renovating a kitchen before you sell? What about adding a bedroom or a garage? About our guest: Daryl Cohan has been helping home buyers and sellers since 2001. She is determined to help her clients reach their goals in considers her role one of education. …
 
There is a debate out there of what is the best pipe to use in your house for plumbing. Copper vs Pex or CPVC? We debate all of the popular choices and what Eric Goranson thinks are best from the installers point of view and what Caroline Blazovsky thinks is the heathier point of view. Plus we talk about the last few hours of our Dehumidifier Givea…
 
#036: Today I am going to be discussing the pros and cons of purchasing online stock house plans - when it makes sense to purchase and when it doesnt. As someone who has dabbled in putting stock plans up for sale online I can give you some behind the scenes information on what you can expect to receive and also what will be missing. visit n3 archit…
 
What is Deep Sentinel? This is the worlds first pro-active security system. This can actually prevent crimes versus documenting with cameras what happened or sending off an alarm after someone has already entered your home. David Selinger was an early employee at Amazon, working directly under Jeff Bezos. He led the R&D arm of Amazon’s data-mining …
 
Its that time of year again when Eric Goranson calls it Benny Hinn Day! It is time to fall back! Eric G and Caroline Blazovsky talk about that subject and then jump into a discussion with Blake Manley from Manley Jobs! Blake is a Sweet Home Oregon high school forestry and natural resources teacher. You might have seen him on Fox and Friends talking…
 
Construction terms: Alicia’s favorite – can you explain what these terms mean? What do stringer, riser and tread have in common? Is there a difference between drywall, Sheetrock and green board? Maintenance: Give your refrigerator some love. Along with cleaning the coils (check out this video) there are a few other things to check to keep it runnin…
 
This episode is a renovation story, told by Teresa Younkin. She describes four renovations she has been through and what they taught her about life. About our guest: Teresa Younkin is a Leadership Coach, Consultant, and Expert specializing in helping healthcare leaders and teams bring their multi-level health IT initiatives to fruition and deliver …
 
In our mid week special we dive into so many different subjects including a trend of larger Home Improvement suppliers purchasing smaller companies to add to their knowlege base. We talk about Ecobee being purchased by Generac and so many other products that have been purchased recently. We also talk about our giveaway on Around the House Online an…
 
October is Disability Employment Celebration month. Even when a disable worker finds a good paying job, it doesn't solve all of the economic challenges a disable person faces . The fact is finances for the Disability community is just different but but you don’t have to take my word for it, read Cents and Sensibility by the Pennsylvania Assistive T…
 
In our Halloween edition of Around the House we dive into stories and projects that Eric G and Caroline B have been involved in that were the worst of the worst. There is a lot to learn from these projects that have all gone bad. How do you fix them? Tune into Hour 1 and find out PLUS we have a big giveaway! This giveaway runs to November 10th 2021…
 
Nikki Krueger is in the studio where we talk about what excess moisture can do to your home. She educates and trains HVAC contractors, architects, engineers, crawl space contractors, and other professionals in the industry on the building science of ventilation and moisture control in buildings. Involved in the indoor air quality industry for over …
 
Project update Amy gives an update of the DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) project that AmyWorks is undertaking in North Seattle. Hung up on concrete pour and the Seattle weather. Forecast for rain. Deep Dive Inexpensive bathroom upgrades. Can’t afford a full bathroom remodel? Check out these tips to give your bathroom a facelift. Re-groutin…
 
Mandy Freeland broke her femur in an accident and realized how challenging it was to take care of herself in her house the way it was conventionally designed. We talk about what the issues were, how to address the issues and what we might all keep in mind as we alter our houses to really improve them. About our guest: Mandy Freeland is a mother, wi…
 
I think many who love rock have heard of Steven Adler, the former drummer of Guns and Roses. Live from Argentina we have Ari Kamin right off his tour of the US with Steven Adler's Band. We talk music, DIY, and what it is like living in Buenos Aires and how life is different there compared to the United States. All something a little bit different o…
 
If you are remodeling or building we dont want to pick the wrong products that might give us issues later. We talk with Andrew Pace, a nationally recognized expert on green and healthy building products. As founder of the oldest healthy building supply company in the United States, Andrew has become one of the single most helpful and educational ex…
 
With more than 50 years of combined experience Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky have seen a lot go on around the house. This episode is jamb packed with personal stories about disasters inside your home that can easily be avoided. It could be dealing with someone that is transitioning into a memory care facility to a microwave fire there are si…
 
Deep Dive: Hanging blinds and curtains – Remember talking about king stud, jack stud and header from our previous episode? Now’s the time to visualize that as you hang your new blinds or curtain rod. Amy and Alicia talk about stud finders and wall anchors in order to be successful with the project. What about pilot holes? Questions: When dealing wi…
 
Remodeling and construction journeys are complicated. It’s no wonder homeowners get stuck in the process. Having a roadmap means reducing frustration and always knowing your next step. In this episode, you will discover……. What “roadmap” means in the context of home renovation. Some common mistakes homeowners make on their renovation journey. Wheth…
 
October is Indoor Air Quality Month and Both Caroline's and Eric's allergies are in full swing. What can you do to make life a little easier? Check out the mid-week special plus we tease the new giveaway on October 30th that you won't want to miss! This one is worth more than a grand so its something to check out! Plus we talk about what is coming …
 
#035: Today we are talking with Terry Alsberg the CEO and inventor of the warmboard radiant heating system. Terry will discuss the benefits and features of warmboard and why it is superior to all other radiant heating systems. Forget everything you think you know about radiant heating. Warmboard is a fully engineered system that uses routed panels …
 
Many of us saw the headlines.. The Daily Mail showed it as "Moment Colorado contractor takes sledgehammer to newly remodeled bathroom, claiming he wasn't paid" or Yahoo reported the headline as "Footage shows an "angry" contractor with a sledgehammer wrecking a customer's bathroom over a $4,225 payment dispute". The headline really never tells the …
 
As homeowners sometimes we made decisions or do things that cause large problems in a remodel. There are things we can do that cause contractors to charge more money just because our actions are causing more work for them. How can you save money on a project? This episode is jam packed with tips on how to save you money and not cause a divorce in t…
 
From the Field: Kayla (of Kayla’s Corner) joins us from the field to talk about some interesting remodeling projects and the some of the ups and downs facing the construction industry at this time. Does your project include windows? Get them ordered sooner rather than later. Also Kayla shares about the Woodworking for Women class now going on at Se…
 
This week Mark Ostrom, founder and executive director of Joy Collaborative, tells me about his work bringing people together to create enriching spaces for youth - and how you can apply those methods and principles to your own home. In this episode, you will discover……. - That designing with accessibility in mind is good for everyone. - What kind o…
 
Saturday California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipemtn using small off-road engines. That will include lawnmowers, leaf blowers, generators, and pressure washers as of Jan 1, 2024. We debate this discussion in our mid-week special as well as the part of the law that is not…
 
Around the House talks with Galen Bradford from Zline about their luxury appliances and plumbing fixtures. Eric G has many of these products in his home and they talk about how they are one of the only companies in the US with appliances and plumbing fixtures. For more information head to: Zlinekitchen.com Thanks for listening to Around the house i…
 
Hiring a contractor can be a scary task! You are writing a check to someone that you are hoping will take your project more seriously than even you are. Did you hire the right person? Eric Goranson and Caroline Blazovsky will walk you through many of the important steps to finding that right licensed and bonded contractors and what to watch out for…
 
Episode 26 – What’s the chute for? Client’s story: Amy describes a recent kitchen remodel where the homeowner took on some of the contractor’s role. What would they do differently in the future if they were undertaking another remodeling project? Maintenance for the upcoming Halloween holiday: What’s the chute for? Alicia finds out how to be social…
 
Today I am talking to LaShaun Key from South Carolina, and we're discussing clients -- the good, and the bad. In this episode, you will discover……. - What makes a good client, and how can I be one? About our guest: LaShaun helps families create a home that serves as the family hub which brings everyone home to connect, reconnect and treasure family…
 
There are a lot of good building inspectors out there. However there is at least one electrical inspector in Florida is phoning it in. We will discuss how waiting lists for new homes can make it hard for homeowners to check brand new homes to see if it was build correctly when the builder wont allow a home inspector in the building before closing. …
 
#034: Today we talk with Erika Deady, who is the architectural representative for Pella Windows based out of the Greenfield, MA office. Erika tells us all about the innovative products that Pella has released and why Pella Windows stand above the competition. She also shares some helpful information for homeowners to consider before moving forward …
 
Who makes what brand of tools? Is Porter Cable the same company as Craftsman? How about DeWalt? We answer all those questions and so much more plus the five tools that every homeowner should have. Pick any brand and there are at least 100 power tools from each manufacturer. So we help you with your first five! You might be surprised about a few of …
 
With plenty of us working from home still in fall of 2021 and more and more streaming options hitting us, we need to have that internet that we pay good money for working at its best. We want to get what we pay for right? Many times we assume its too many people using it or its the weather when its a problem inside or outside of our homes. Lets tal…
 
We welcome back the Amyworks team for our Let's Talk Home Repair Happy Hour! Lightening round of questions - what will we ask our favorite renovators?? What's your favorite tool? What was your biggest mistake on the job? Just a couple of the intriguing questions asked!AmyWorks Inc tarafından oluşturuldu
 
This episode is a discussion with Isra Banks, founder and principal of Trivek Architects, about how design can affect your mood and attitude. In this episode, you will discover……. the benefits of sunlight and ventilation the significance of privacy in the house and its history how curves elevate mood the importance of houseplants About our guest Is…
 
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