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Episode 216: Easy Inspiration in a Snap, EGO Battery-Powered Tools, Repelling Mosquitoes, Fixing Those Fences
SEGMENT 1: COLOR CAPTURE
Last week we talked about finding color inspiration in unexpected places. Now we highlight a tool that can turn your inspirational photos into a color palette of Benjamin Moore colors. You won't believe how fun and easy it is to match the colors you are inspired by. What is this magic tool? Tune to find out!
SEGMENT 2: EGO BATTERY POWERED YARD EQUIPMENT
Dan recently purchased new lawn equipment when he saw a deal for EGO battery powered, string trimmer, blower and Hedge trimmer. In the past he preferred gas or electric so he was interested in putting these battery powered tools to the test! The reviews are in...
SEGMENT 3: MOSQUITO WARS
We see a lot of articles claiming that planting things such as lavender, citronela, lemongrass and Rosemary will keep mosquitos at bay...However, there is more to the story. We have put together a system that combines natural ways of taking your yard back from Mosquitos.
https://gudgear.com/homemade-insect-repellent/ (Homemade Insect Repellant Recipe)
SEGMENT 4: FIXING THOSE FENCES
Our show experienced technical difficulties last week when the radio station that airs each of these episodes failed to start our show on time! So this segment (which included a giveaway) never aired for all of those listeners. So, this week we included it again so the on-air audience could be a part of the contest. We apologize to all the podcast subscribers who caught this one twice!
Episode 215: Finding Color Inspiration, Egress Windows, Fixing Those Fences!
Segment 1 -- Welsummer
Hailey launches the new Instagram Color Palette for June and discusses the inspiration behind it: a previous customer who chose her entire color scheme for her home based on the varied colors of eggs in her chicken coop! In the segment, we discuss the importance of looking everywhere for inspiration when it comes to paint colors.
Segments 2 and 3 -- Egress Windows with Ayers Basement Systems
We are joined by Zach Kreiger from Ayers Basement to discuss the value of Egress Windows. Zach runs through everything we should be considering if we are debating installing an egress window.
Segment 4 -- The Ugly Side of Fences
In this segment we address old, grayed, and weathered fences. They can detract from the look of your property and there really are some great stain and sealer options out there that will help you improve their appearance. Also, even if the wood is cedar or pressure treated pine, a sealer or stain will protect it and help it last much longer!
Episode 214: Memorial Day, Vinyl Siding Maintenance, and Spalling Concrete
SEGMENT 1: Memorial Day
Dan flies solo and shares stories of families with fallen heroes. As we enjoy the festivities this weekend, let’s take pause to remember what Memorial Day represents.
https://www.vvmf.org/stories-of-those-we-lost/They-Were-Our-Family/ (A Simple Day by Yolanda Acevedo)
https://www.vvmf.org/stories-of-those-we-lost/ (Stories of Those We Lost)
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: Maintenance Free?
The maintenance-free promises of vinyl siding often come up short. Even vinyl needs regular maintenance such as cleaning and inspection. We talk about how to catch the problems your siding might be hiding and answer the age old question...can you paint it?
SEGMENT 4: Here Comes the Judge
Tick magnet, Dan, is ditching the trails for neighborhood sidewalks... and what kind of Home Improvement Show would this be if he didn’t spend those walks noticing...and perhaps, judging the homes he passes? Luckily we have the solution to a common problem he is seeing.
Episode 213: To Paint or Not to Paint
Segment 1: Tick Explosion
Tick populations are exploding in Michigan! Warmer winters and bird migration have contributed to a rise in the tick population in west Michigan. We talk about a few simple ways to help protect your whole family this summer.
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/emergingdiseases/resize_307382_7.pdf (More info on avoiding ticks!)
Segment 2-3 : Where Do You Stop?
Is painted trim right for you? We weigh the pros and cons of painting your trim and explain how to tackle this project yourself. We also discuss the growing trend of painting the trim colors other than white! The sky's the limit for color but if you aren't painting all the trim where do you start and stop? Tune in for an easy rule of thumb.
https://thelandofcolor.com/what-color-to-paint-the-threshold-the-transition-between-rooms-when-the-rooms-are-different-colors/ (Where to stop when changing colors)
Segment 4: Junk Royalty
Dan is clearing out the barn! We know he’s not the only one with junk to get rid of so we thought we’d discuss all the options. Whether you need to hire a service to haul it away for you or just need to know where to take it, we’ve got you covered!
https://www.junk-king.com/locations/grand-rapids?utm_source=gmbandutm_medium=localandutm_campaign=yext (Junk Kings)
https://hollandhauling.com/ (Mike's Junk Hauling)
https://www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com/lakeshore/?lakeshorejandgclid=CjwKCAjwtJ2FBhAuEiwAIKu19mrGsO64iaDJSC6vSA1uMjm7g0W972dVoiABCKopnq2sF2FwqtihAxoCdGwQAvD_BwEandutm_campaign=mi-lakeshore-497andutm_source=googleandutm_medium=cpcandutm_content=chair10-junk (College Hunks)
https://padnos.com/contact/locations/ (Padnos Metal Recycling)
https://satruck.org/Donate/choose (Salvation Army)
Episode 212: Black Gold
On this episode:
Composting is a great way to cut down on the amount of trash filling your garbage can . . . . We talk about the how-to's and even jump into a little science to make sure you're off on the right foot.
Supply chain shortages are impacting many industries right now. We discuss the problem and the outlook with Brad Krause, president of Service Professor.
There are small projects that can improve the curb appeal of your home. We dig into a few of them and discuss a number of considerations when choosing color!
Episode 211: The World in Blue and White
On this episode:
We speak with Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs about her latest project.
White's white, right? Nope! We discuss undertones in paint colors and how to train your eye to see them!
RepcoLite's president, Dan Altena discusses a couple cutting edge products that recently hit the shelves.
Dan and Hailey give 12-Stars and 4 Thumbs-up to another Gem of West Michigan. Maybe it's time for a road trip!