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Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?”  It doesn’t have to be that way!  We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.1 • 92 Ratings

Does your home ever feel like “a Money Pit?”  It doesn’t have to be that way!  We’re Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, hosts of The Money Pit Podcast. For us, a money pit is not a disaster – it’s a home you love! Whether you’re dealing with a repair or dreaming about a reno, consider us your coach, helper or home improvement therapist for all things remodeling, decor or fix up! From bathrooms to basements, demolition to décor and gardening to garages, we share non-biased expertise to help you tackle your to-do’s with confidence. Taking care of a home can be a combination of love, pride and heart-stopping fear - but we promise to help you plan, save you money and spare you from snafus. Join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, just in time to plan your next home improvement adventure!

    Keys to a Perfect Paint Project | Easy Fix for Stuck Garbage Disposals | Odor Free Solution for Stink Bugs

    Keys to a Perfect Paint Project | Easy Fix for Stuck Garbage Disposals | Odor Free Solution for Stink Bugs

    When it comes to maintaining your home, painting is a project that’s among the most basic of DIY projects, and one which most homeowners are happy to tackle themselves. But it’s also a project that can go terribly wrong if you don’t take just three steps before you start.

    One appliance that you may own and you’ll never want to be without again is your garbage disposer. But during the holidays, disposers get jammed more than any other time in the year. If that happens to you, there’s no need to pay a plumber double time and a half! We’ll tell you about a super easy way to get it back in action.

    With the holidays upon us, adding a festive touch to your windows is a great way to spread holiday cheer – but you need to make sure you know how to attach those decorations WITHOUT damaging window frames. We’ll share some non-destructive decorating secrets.

    Fall is the season when stink bugs start really showing up in your house. However, there’s one thing you should never do to get rid of them. We’ll share that tip

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about., installing a laminate floor over concrete, using recap to repair concrete, air filtration systems, paneling options, remove wallpaper,leveling a garage floor, drainage issues.

    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 39 min
    EVP Floors | Safer Cleaners | Updating a Mattress | Cleaning Fireplace Screens | Your Q & A

    EVP Floors | Safer Cleaners | Updating a Mattress | Cleaning Fireplace Screens | Your Q & A

    Do you love the look of a classic parkway floor with an intricate Chevron pattern. We’ll share a new way affordable to add that hand-crafted look to your home.

    For the last few months we’ve all been cleaning our homes a lot more than we had before the pandemic. But with all those cleaning products, did you ever wonder if you were exposing yourself to toxic chemicals in the process? We’ll share a better cleaning option


    If you are thinking of updating your bedroom with a new mattress or furniture, we’ll have tips to make sure your purchase results in a better night’s sleep.

    If you’d like to enjoy the warm glow of fireplace this winter, you’d better make sure the screens are clean to start. Leslie has the details.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, installing a whole house fan, texturing a wall, poor drainage issues affecting foundation.
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 40 min
    Easy Leaf Composting | Roof Repair or Replace | Dirty Dish Do-overs | Your Q & A

    Easy Leaf Composting | Roof Repair or Replace | Dirty Dish Do-overs | Your Q & A

    Do you love the colorful trees of fall but dread dragging piles of leaves to the curb – maybe not so much? We’ve got a better idea – why not compost those leaves so they can benefit next year’s garden. Tom and Leslie share tips.

    Now that we are moving into the roughest weather season of the year, it’s a good time to plan for roof repairs or a replacement that might be needed to be done to keep your home nice and dry. But what’s the smartest way to go: repair or replace? We’re going to tell you what you need to know to make that determination.

    With all the holiday meals happening now, have you noticed that when you run your dishwasher, are dishes coming out dirtier than when they went in? Get tips for keeping your dishwasher working properly.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, choosing a countertop for an undermount sink, toilet blockages, vinyl siding repair process, installing a tankless hot water heater.
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 42 min
    Making Leftover Last | Better Tool Organization | Refinishing Hardwood Floors | Most Efficient Heating

    Making Leftover Last | Better Tool Organization | Refinishing Hardwood Floors | Most Efficient Heating

    Did you ever notice that some leftovers seem to last a long time and other turns shades of green is an instant? Tom & Leslie explain why that happens and what you can do to make sure your leftovers last. Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.
    EPISODE SUMMARY:
    Did you ever notice that some leftovers seem to last a long time and other turns shades of green is an instant? Tom & Leslie explain why that happens and what you can do to make sure your leftovers last.

    Do you ever feel like you’re always having trouble finding the tool you’re looking for? If your workshop or craft space is cluttered, disorganized, maybe even overflowing, a standard toolbox might not be cutting it for you. Get helpful tips for tool organization.


    Hardwood floors are great to have but if yours are worn, how do you know if they can be refinished? Well share tips for a floor redo that doesn’t involve hiring pros with massive sanding machines that turn you home into a wooden “dust bowl.”

    Heating and cooling is one of the biggest expenses of owning a home. We look atone type of system that provides heating, central air conditioning and hot water at over four times the efficiency of any furnace on the market

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about... removing wallpaper and installing wainscotting, repair peeling bathroom paint, steps to installing a tile floor, waterproofing a basement floor.
     
     
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 39 min
    Germ Free Faucets | Avoiding Frozen Pipe Bursts | Best Garage Heaters | Painting Kitchen Cabinets

    Germ Free Faucets | Avoiding Frozen Pipe Bursts | Best Garage Heaters | Painting Kitchen Cabinets

    We’re all trying to avoid germs more than ever and motion-activated faucets are good for cutting down the spread of germs in public restrooms – but are they a healthy fit for your home? Tom and Leslie share the options

    With freezing weather ahead, now is a good time to make sure a frozen, broken water pipe DOES NOT turn the INSIDE of your home into a Winter Wonderland! One very special type of valve can stop this from happen to you. We’ll explain how.

    What’s the difference between a garage and a home workshop or gym that you can use year-round? Often as little as twenty or thirty degrees! We’ve got tips to help heat your garage so you can find more useable space.

    If you’d like to paint your kitchen cabinets, there’s one very special primer that can make the difference between paint that sticks and paint that flakes away! We’ll share the solution.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, natural way to clean windows, painting a refrigerator, eliminating geese, repairing a concrete driveway, refinishing brick on a fireplace.
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 38 min
    No Stress Closet Organization | Shocking Gutter Guard Pricing Scams | Planting Flower Bulbs | Your Q & A

    No Stress Closet Organization | Shocking Gutter Guard Pricing Scams | Planting Flower Bulbs | Your Q & A

    If your closet is looking a little messy -- closet organization may be in order, but that’s one project that ranks right up there with dental work as something to look forward to. We’ll have step-by-step, or shall we say “shelf-by shelf” tips to make this job easy to tackle.

    Have you ever considered adding gutter guards to end clogged gutters once in for all? Well don’t take another step until you hear about the results if a survey done by Ask the Builder which gathered actual costs from consumers across the nation. The numbers will FLOOR you! They range from a few dollars - all the way up to 90 dollars a foot! - in many cases for the exact same product! Tim Carter did the review and joins us with the results.

    If you’d like to have the best flower garden ever come Spring, Fall is the time to take an important first step – planting bulbs. Well help set you up for success when the weather turns warm again.

    Did you know that the sheets you sleep on can have a big impact on whether or not you get a full night’s sleep? Leslie has tips on the best bedding for getting some shut-eye.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions, about insulating a sink, eliminating knob and tube wiring, temporary caulk weatherstripping for windows.
    Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

SamScramwitch ,

Decent

Good show. Well put together. A lot of product advertisement but a lot of substance as well.

On the most recent episode they recommend Rust-oleum's "Restore" deck paint, which is the worst product on the market as many people are aware (look it up). Instead, I'd recommend SW's "SuperDeck."

Good show. Leslie's voice is hot too.

puentenyc ,

Too many ads

Show isn’t worth your time. Too many ads

my new BFF's ,

Easy listening

I like to listen but it drives me crazy that they play the same calls (literally the same call) on different podcast episodes.

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