16 episodes

Because every home needs inspiration. Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares tips to help you spruce up your space, countdowns to the latest design trends--and fails, how to make smart real estate decisions, and ensure that you grow your most valuable investment—your home. Subscribe to receive the latest episodes! Also, follow The Housing Muse on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse

The Housing Muse Podcast with Melissa Dittmann Tracey Melissa Dittmann Tracey

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Because every home needs inspiration. Melissa Dittmann Tracey shares tips to help you spruce up your space, countdowns to the latest design trends--and fails, how to make smart real estate decisions, and ensure that you grow your most valuable investment—your home. Subscribe to receive the latest episodes! Also, follow The Housing Muse on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse

    Quiz Time! Get Smarter About Home Maintenance

    Quiz Time! Get Smarter About Home Maintenance

    Many homeowners say they regret buying their house just because of the chore of maintaining it. A lot of us are clueless when it comes to what checkups a home regularly requires to avoid costly repairs. Take a quiz to see just how home savvy you are!  *Royalty free music by Bensound.com
    In this episode:
    How much do you think home experts suggest homeowners budget annually for home maintenance? How often should you replace your fire extinguisher? What is the most neglected appliance? (You’ll be shocked!) How often should you have your furnace and water heater professionally cleaned? How often should you clean the filters in your kitchen’s range hood? Do you ever need to do any maintenance on a gas fireplace? … and MORE!
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    • 17 min
    Let’s Talk 2022 Home Design Trends

    Let’s Talk 2022 Home Design Trends

    Home designer and stager Krisztina Bell joins The Housing Muse Podcast to talk about the hot trends expected to make a bigger splash in home design in the new year, from double kitchen islands, multifunctional spaces, to green colors everywhere and more. Find some trends you'll be tempted to try in your own home. (Royalty free music by Bensound.com)
    Follow Krisztina Bell, No Vacancy Home Staging, on Instagram @krisztinabell
    Follow The Housing Muse on Twitter and Instagram @housingmuse

    • 28 min
    From Cousin Eddie's to Martha's: Hosting House Guests (Part 3, Home for the Holidays)

    From Cousin Eddie's to Martha's: Hosting House Guests (Part 3, Home for the Holidays)

    What are the worst offenses of those who visit your home? Find out in this timely segment on hosting guests—or being one yourself—this holiday season. We'll break down three types of house guests—Cousin Eddie’s, Buddy the Elf’s, and Martha’s—and tell you how to prepare for each style of visitor who may be arriving on your doorstep this holiday season. Royalty free music by bensound.com
    ****The National Association of Realtors recently featured the Housing Muse Podcast on its blog. Check out the story by Catherine Mesick …
    5 Questions for ‘The Housing Muse’ Podcast Host Melissa Dittmann Tracey
    The host of the popular new podcast dishes on the hottest home design and staging trends—and explains why you should never comb your furniture.
    Follow The Housing Muse on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse
     

    • 12 min
    The Spot You're Forgetting to Decorate! (Part 2, Home for the Holidays)

    The Spot You're Forgetting to Decorate! (Part 2, Home for the Holidays)

    This very well could be the hottest holiday decorating trend of the year. Forget about festive front yard decor! Unleash your inner Clark Griswold style in this prime location in your home. You’ll be sure to bring some Yuletide smiles with this trend, and unlock—or should I say inflate!—a truly magical piece of the holiday spirit this season. *Royalty free music by bensound.com
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    • 7 min
    The Perfect Centerpiece (Part 1, Home for the Holidays)

    The Perfect Centerpiece (Part 1, Home for the Holidays)

    Warm up your spaces and impress your guests this holiday season with the perfect tablescape. Megan Bestul and Stefanie Barraco, founders of the Center of It All in Detroit, Mich., offer up several ideas in how. Gather affordable ways to dress up your tables, the mistakes to avoid, and the answer to the biggest question this holiday season: To flock or not? 
    View Megan and Stefanie’s creations at Center of It All: centerofitalldesigns.com
    Follow The Housing Muse on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse to view photos and for more home design inspiration.
    Royalty free music by bensound.com

    • 27 min
    Home Exterior Makeovers

    Home Exterior Makeovers

    Choosing the right color and finishes on a home's exterior can be one of the most difficult and unforgiving aspects in home design. Learn the latest exterior home trends and how to give your home's outside a dramatic makeover. Matt Mosher, founder of Dzinly, joins the Housing Muse Podcast to offer a high-tech solution to finding the perfect colors and look for your home's exterior. (Royalty free music by Bensound.com)
    Visit Dzinly at: Dzinly.com
    View exterior home makeover photos: Follow The Housing Muse on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

db_wings ,

Love The Housing Muse

Melissa is awesome!! She so on top of trends and her podcasts are lively and informative.

Trevski14 ,

Knows her stuff!

Melissa has been involved in the home staging, real estate and design industry for many years so she really knows what she’s talking about! She also has a way of taking difficult information and making it more understandable, sensible and usable…great podcast.

txkt ,

Educational

Melissa has such great tips and information on the latest design trends. It is a fun and interesting podcast.

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