7 episodes

Renovating your home doesn’t have to be difficult.  It’s all about understanding some key principles and having a plan. This NEW podcast takes you behind the scenes to reveal the realities of home improvement, both the messy and the magical.  This the real talk you want, not the produced plot twists of home and garden television shows. Each week I’ll share my tried and true tips, lessons, and interviews with real people, just like you, who have renovated and lived to tell about it.Get ready to ugly cry happy tears as you do the happy dance.Ok...Let’s do this! Your new and improved home is waiting!

Behind the Renovation Alice T Chan

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    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Renovating your home doesn’t have to be difficult.  It’s all about understanding some key principles and having a plan. This NEW podcast takes you behind the scenes to reveal the realities of home improvement, both the messy and the magical.  This the real talk you want, not the produced plot twists of home and garden television shows. Each week I’ll share my tried and true tips, lessons, and interviews with real people, just like you, who have renovated and lived to tell about it.Get ready to ugly cry happy tears as you do the happy dance.Ok...Let’s do this! Your new and improved home is waiting!

    #007 Who's Who on the Home Renovation Team

    #007 Who's Who on the Home Renovation Team

    In today's episode, I talk you through Who's Who on the Home Renovation Team.  You will be amazed by the number of different people that can and will be involved in your home renovation project. This is because no one person is skilled in all aspects of...

    • 24 min
    006: Where to Shop for Home Renovation Materials During Coronavirus

    006: Where to Shop for Home Renovation Materials During Coronavirus

    We are into the 9th week of shelter in place here in California.  The State of California just lifted the ban on construction last week, so the City offices have reopened and inspections are back on the calendars. But, everything is not back to business...

    • 23 min
    #005: 10 Easy Ways to Update Your Home for Resale

    #005: 10 Easy Ways to Update Your Home for Resale

    In today’s episode, I'm talking you through 10 Easy Ways to Update Your Home for Resale.  I am currently in the midst of renovating a condo for resale and it's been 8 weeks since my initial inspections were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic...

    • 31 min
    #004 6 Common Renovation Mistakes Homeowners Make that Land Them in Renovation Purgatory

    #004 6 Common Renovation Mistakes Homeowners Make that Land Them in Renovation Purgatory

    In today’s episode, I'm talking you through 6 Common Renovation Mistakes Homeowners Make that Land them in Renovation Purgatory.  Renovation purgatory is that "temporary" timeframe when your renovation is stalled for weeks, months, sometimes years....

    • 31 min
    #002 How to Compile a Preliminary Home Renovation Budget

    #002 How to Compile a Preliminary Home Renovation Budget

    In today’s episode, I’m going to walk you through how to compile a preliminary home renovation budget. When it comes to any home improvement project, the question on everyone’s minds is, “how much will it cost”? We begin with understanding the 5 different types of costs that need to be taken into consideration and then you'll learn how to set up your budget spreadsheet. Once you've laid the foundation, you can get to the real work. Grab your pen and notebook and be ready to learn the proper way to compile your home renovation project budget. You can shortcut this by hiring it out, but it’s definitely an exercise worth doing as it'll be extremely eye-opening.

    • 28 min
    #003 Home Renovation from Two Perspectives - Homeowner and Top Producing Realtor with Michelle Kim

    #003 Home Renovation from Two Perspectives - Homeowner and Top Producing Realtor with Michelle Kim

    In today’s episode,  I interview a very special guest, Michelle Kim.  Michelle is a Top Producing Realtor and founder of Mosaik Real Estate in San Francisco, as well as a homeowner.  She recently purchased a 2-unit building and underwent a full...

    • 55 min

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Ep 3 with Realtor Michelle Kim

This is a great podcast! The camaraderie between Alice and her guest, Michelle, was very engaging and I wasn’t at all bored. There was a lot of good information and advice shared about home renovation, which isn’t always an easy project to undertake, especially in San Francisco. Thank you to both and keep up the good work!

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