205 episodes

Home Design Chat with Nancy Hugo, certified kitchen designer, covers all aspects of every room in the home. Kitchens, baths and whole-house remodeling, appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring & countertop materials, and lighting are some of our topics. In addition, we cover aging-in-place, security systems, smart homes, backyard kitchens, window coverings, water treatment units & even wine pairing. Some of the favored topics are trends in kitchens, baths & interior designs, colors of the year & what we think of HGTV's suggestions for your home. View NancyHugo.com for design ideas. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/homedesignchat-with-nancy/support

Home Design Chat with Nancy Nancy Hugo

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Home Design Chat with Nancy Hugo, certified kitchen designer, covers all aspects of every room in the home. Kitchens, baths and whole-house remodeling, appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring & countertop materials, and lighting are some of our topics. In addition, we cover aging-in-place, security systems, smart homes, backyard kitchens, window coverings, water treatment units & even wine pairing. Some of the favored topics are trends in kitchens, baths & interior designs, colors of the year & what we think of HGTV's suggestions for your home. View NancyHugo.com for design ideas. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/homedesignchat-with-nancy/support

    The Tables are Turned: Nancy gets interviewed!

    The Tables are Turned: Nancy gets interviewed!

    S5E24   Nancy sits on the other side of the mic when Christine Sterling interviews Nancy about life in the world of interior design.  Some of her answers will surprise you.

    Here are some of the questions Christine asked Nancy:


    How old were you when you decided to get into interior design?
    What is the challenging part of being a designer?
    If you had a time machine, what year would you go back to and why?
    What motivates you?

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    • 34 min
    What To Know Before you Buy that Area Rug

    What To Know Before you Buy that Area Rug

    S5E23 Area rugs and runners are a major part of completing a traditional, contemporary and transitional look. You will see them in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways and even kitchens. They come in different shapes, styles, sizes and prices.  Some rugs are even handed down and become an heirlooms and family treasures. Learn as much as you can about the rug before you purchase.

    Nick Motlagh, owner of Rug Treasures in Scottsdale, chats with Nancy about the differences between a Persian and Oriental rug, techniques of rug making, and how to tell the difference.


    Usually, come from Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, and Tibet. After
    Rugs can be hand knotted, tufted and machine made using different fibers.
    Attention to detail is where the value and rarity of these rugs comes from, as each rug is unique and takes many hours of hard work to create.

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    • 29 min
    10 Things to Know Before you Hire a Contractor

    10 Things to Know Before you Hire a Contractor

    Season 5, Episode 22   Are you thinking of starting a renovation project, a remodel, new construction or specialty work like plumbing or drywall?

    Many of us are not do-it-yourselfers.  We all wish we could do everything ourselves, but we can’t.  Unless you have the time, the knowledge, the tools, and the manpower, it’s a good idea to hire a professional.

    Nancy will give you 10 red flags to watch for when you are looking for the perfect contractor to work with you on your project.

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    • 23 min
    Everything You Need on This App

    Everything You Need on This App

     S05E21     When you are looking for cabinets, tile, fabric or anything else you need for a design or remodel project, where do you look?  Debbie English, an interior designer in Phoenix, has made it super easy to find sources.  Debbie chats with Nancy about her new app, Trade Findry, available right now on your iPhone and soon on your android device.

    Debbie explains who can use the app, how it works and the many features available to the user.  There are 1,000 vendors listed on this free app, in addition to vendor websites, and your very own project board you can set up for each project.

    Learn more about this app by listening to this podcast

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    • 23 min
    Paint your Cabinets & Furniture with these tips from a Pro

    Paint your Cabinets & Furniture with these tips from a Pro

    Season 5, Episode 21 Painted cabinets in beautiful blues, rich greens and earthy grays are all the rage.  Yes, you can paint your cabinets yourself if you follow the proper steps, use the right tools and using the right finish. Sarah Jones, Design Representative with DunnEdwards, with explain each step so your painted cabinets and/or furniture will look professionally done.

    Sarah and Nancy also talk about the best colors for your ceilings and what finishes should be used on ceilings.

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    • 39 min
    It's time to Light Up your Outdoors!

    It's time to Light Up your Outdoors!

    Season 5, Episode 20.  Light it up! This is the perfect time of year to enjoy your backyard and patio but it wouldn't be complete without the right lighting.  Jem Funk, Lighting and Interior Designer, joins Nancy to explain the different fixtures and lights and how to use them to add atmosphere to your outdoor living spaces.

    We'll talk about:


    Landscape Lighting
    String Lights
    Fans
    lamps
    Deck & Stair Lighting
    Outdoor Chandeliers & Sconces
    Solar Fixtures

    If you have questions about these lights, or want to learn more, email Nancy@NancyHugo.com

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

megan shibley ,

Learning so much

Thanks Nancy. I’m learning so much from your podcast! In the process of building and you
Cover so many topics that have helped me in the process!

TheEmpire ,

Nancy is an icon

Love design, love Nancy. We stan a sassy legend with an eye for smart decor!

Fun1894 ,

Too opinionated

Telling listeners what to do is not for me. Offering ideas is.

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