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Get tips, tricks and fun ideas to create your best home ever with The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast! Expert DIY’rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire projects for your home, garden or apartment. From seasonal tips and quick fixes to major makeovers of kitchens, baths and more – Tom & Leslie have over 20 years of experience and ready to help! Plus, get answers to your own how-to or decor questions by calling the show 24/7 at 1-888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974).

The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.2 • 89 Ratings

Get tips, tricks and fun ideas to create your best home ever with The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast! Expert DIY’rs Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete entertain, educate and inspire projects for your home, garden or apartment. From seasonal tips and quick fixes to major makeovers of kitchens, baths and more – Tom & Leslie have over 20 years of experience and ready to help! Plus, get answers to your own how-to or decor questions by calling the show 24/7 at 1-888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974).

    Planning a Perfect kitchen Makeover | Easy Fix for Concrete Cracks | Smoke Free Stove Hood Tune-Ups

    Planning a Perfect kitchen Makeover | Easy Fix for Concrete Cracks | Smoke Free Stove Hood Tune-Ups

    New kitchens consistently deliver the best return on your remodeling investment. But how do actually you get started on planning such a major makeover? Tom & Leslie share tips to help you cook up a perfect plan! Plus… 

    Have you ever tried to fix a crack in a concrete step, or porch or sidewalk only to have it open right back up again? We’ll share some easy ways to make these repairs and make them last.

    Your stove’s exhaust vent hood is there for every cooking adventure, but it rarely gets any attention (except during a smoky kitchen incident!). Learn how simple it is to keep your vent hood in tip-top shape.

    Have you ever tried to clean a stain on your vinyl floor that seem impossible to get out? It may not be a stain at all! Tom & Leslie share why these mysterious and permanent discolorations occur and what options you have for dealing with them.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, refinishing outdoor rusted furniture, how to clean siding, hiring a home inspector before purchasing a house, repointing a brick façade.
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    • 38 min
    Easy Fix for Squeaky Floors | How to Know if Your Water is Safe | Best Floors for Bathrooms

    Easy Fix for Squeaky Floors | How to Know if Your Water is Safe | Best Floors for Bathrooms

    Squeaking floors are one of life’s little annoyances, but do they signal a structural problem below? Tom & Leslie have the answer plus step-by-squeaky-step tips to make them go away for good. Plus…

    You drink it, you cook with it, you bathe in it…but are you sure it’s safe? Tap water can be deceiving, because it looks and tastes harmless even when it’s not – which is why it’s a good idea to test it to find out – we’ll tell you how.

    Wood floors are beautiful but they’re not always the best choice in damp locations like bathrooms, laundry rooms, or basements.  We’ll have an overview of what will work.


    Low water pressure can lead to lousy showers. We walk you through the possible causes including some you can fix yourself.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing plaster ceilings, replacing a bathroom vent fan, getting rid of spiders, best paint for a garage door, removing carpet from a concrete floor, installing a french drain.
    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
    DIY or Go Pro? How to Know|Top Home Improvement Myths| This Insulation Checkup Saves Money

    DIY or Go Pro? How to Know|Top Home Improvement Myths| This Insulation Checkup Saves Money

    DIY or Go Pro? If you want to tackle a project yourself, we’ll be the first ones to cheer you on. But how do you know when hiring a pro is the best way to go? We’ll tell you how to think it all through before you pick up a hammer. Plus…

    When it comes to home improvement, there are a lot of myths that cost DIYrs a lot of money. We’ll tackle 4 common MYTH-STAKES.

    Cold weather is not far off making now the perfect time to check out your insulation. We’ll tell you how much you really need.


    Butcher block counters are beautiful but are they safe? We’ll share secrets to finishing butcher block with risking E.coli and other harmful situations.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, hiring an architect for addition project, installing ice & water shield under roofing, realign doors, getting estimates for a painting project, best options for a covered patio roof.


    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
    How to Add Attic Flooring | Easy Way to Get Rid of Tree Stumps | New Service Provides Expert Help for DIYrs

    How to Add Attic Flooring | Easy Way to Get Rid of Tree Stumps | New Service Provides Expert Help for DIYrs

    Adding flooring to your attic can make it a perfect place for storage. But doing so the wrong way means that you could weaken your structure, squash your insulation, or find yourself with one foot planted firmly through the ceiling below! Tom & Leslie share tips on attic flooring that works well.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have home experts available by phone or chat whenever you need them to walk you through a project? We tell you about a new subscription service that puts knowledgeable, impartial experts just a call or click away to give you the answers you need.

    With all the recent summer storms, did you need to have a tree or two taken down? What about the STUMP? We’ll share 4 easy options to make it disappear.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, removing vinyl tile, installing a new thermostat, foundation moisture, sealing drafts in your home.


    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
    Low-Cost Kitchen Makeovers | DIY Ways to Resurface Concrete | Getting Gutters Ready for Fall

    Low-Cost Kitchen Makeovers | DIY Ways to Resurface Concrete | Getting Gutters Ready for Fall

    Kitchens renos can be costly but updating dated, drab and dull cabinets doesn’t have to be. Tom and Leslie walk you through options to replaced, refaced or just refinish kitchen cabinets and save a ton of money!

    Plus, concrete is a pretty permanent building material but if yours looks pitted or cracked, we’ve got a great solution for resurfacing concrete that you can do yourself with amazing results.

    Now that we have reached September, it’s a good time to make sure your gutters are ready for the fall season ahead. We’ll walk you through the step by step and to make sure things keep flowing smoothly.

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing a leaky toilet, cleaning garage floor of grease, caulking windows, cleaning ceiling mold safely



    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
    Maintaining a Lush Green Lawn | Low Cost Ways to Keep Cool | Open Concept Living

    Maintaining a Lush Green Lawn | Low Cost Ways to Keep Cool | Open Concept Living

    Having a hard time maintaining a lush green lawn in the heat of summer. Tom & Leslie share you need to know to make it past the brown and back to green.

    Are cooling costs driving up your electric bills? Get tips for low cost to no cost ways to keep you cool during these hottest days of the summer season.

    If you’d like your home to feel open and airy but don’t have the budget for a major remodel, we’ve got smart tips to help open up the space without emptying your bank account in the process.

    For all the cutting-edge design ideas out there, most of us still follow unwritten design rules. We’ve got ideas for shaking up status quo and making big design statements. 

    Plus, answers to your home improvement questions about, painting a fireplace for the first time, striping kitchen cabinets, eliminating mold in a building with sheetrock, painting trim white, hiring a home inspector or engineer to find cause of cracking 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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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 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.

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.

sheriff_j ,

Repetitious content

Practically every episode answers a call about a wet basement and the answer is always about gutters and drainage. LOTS of sponsor plugs.

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