12 episodes

This is the DIY & Home Renovation community for us normal people looking to take matters into our own hands! I invite you to join us as I chat with amazing DIY creators to discuss all that goes into the renovation projects that they’ve accomplished and how you can achieve similar results in your home. If you have zero experience like I did when I started, then there’s no better community for you to gain the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to release your inner badass upon every corner of your home. So let’s pick up that hammer, have some fun, and nail your home renovations together!

The Real Life Renovation Podcast | Home DIY Alex D'Alessio

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

This is the DIY & Home Renovation community for us normal people looking to take matters into our own hands! I invite you to join us as I chat with amazing DIY creators to discuss all that goes into the renovation projects that they’ve accomplished and how you can achieve similar results in your home. If you have zero experience like I did when I started, then there’s no better community for you to gain the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to release your inner badass upon every corner of your home. So let’s pick up that hammer, have some fun, and nail your home renovations together!

    Ep 11 - How to teach yourself to complete an entire bathroom reno, having to literally use a “bucket” while the bathroom is remodeled, and what it’s like to DIY three separate AirBNBs w/ Anna & Josiah (@renorowhome)

    Ep 11 - How to teach yourself to complete an entire bathroom reno, having to literally use a “bucket” while the bathroom is remodeled, and what it’s like to DIY three separate AirBNBs w/ Anna & Josiah (@renorowhome)

    On the show today, Anna & Josiah and I chat about their wild first-time bathroom renovation journey. From completely rearranging the entire layout (without any prior knowledge of plumbing) to “using the bathroom” in the sink and a Home Depot bucket for a month (it was their only bathroom), it was a WILD ride. From the get go it’s obvious that Anna & Josiah are go-getters and have little to no fear of jumping into huge projects that would scare just about every single one of us. As they build their AirBNB empire one DIY home at a time, they continue to give their followers a ton of valuable content of how they pull it off. Check them out on Instagram (@renorowhome) and check out their AirBNB below!


    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/49596006
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    • 58 min
    Ep 10 - How to avoid a contractor nightmare in your home (like Krystle’s), how to follow your passions in DIY & life, and full-time DIY social media manifestation w/ Krystle Perkins (@perkinsonparkway)

    Ep 10 - How to avoid a contractor nightmare in your home (like Krystle’s), how to follow your passions in DIY & life, and full-time DIY social media manifestation w/ Krystle Perkins (@perkinsonparkway)

    On the show today, Krystle gives us an amazing insight on what not to do when it comes to hiring out a contractor in your home. Unfortunately, Krystle learned the hard way and it’s our sincere hope that you don’t have to. We touch on how to ensure you’re hiring the right contractor that is both trustworthy and will do good work at a good price. Thankfully, there is a silver lining to Krystle’s story as her contractor nightmare scenario turned into her new full-time career as a DIY creator on Instagram & TikTok, which we go in-depth on as well and how you might find a similar success on social media in DIY or any niche you’re passionate about. Make sure to go give Krystle a follow if you haven’t already and shoot her a DM if you have any follow up questions (@perkinsonparkway)!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 9 - What it’s like to DIY an AirBNB renovation, how DIY projects differ with an investment property, and how to build up the courage to just go for it w/ Amanda McGrew (@justdoitamanda)

    Ep 9 - What it’s like to DIY an AirBNB renovation, how DIY projects differ with an investment property, and how to build up the courage to just go for it w/ Amanda McGrew (@justdoitamanda)

    On the show today, Amanda and I dive into a completely different realm of DIY - investment properties. As a first-time AirBNB host, Amanda bought a home in Phoenix and took on the projects and design by herself without any prior experience (crazy I know). We go into everything from how she got started, how she built up the courage to start, what it’s like to host an AirBNB, and how profitable it is to DIY a short-term investment property. Amanda is a true go-getter and is well worth a follow. It’s only fitting that her new handle is @justdoitamanda (previously known as @cactushousediy).


     You can find Amanda’s AirBNB property in Phoenix, Arizona at http://airbnb.com/h/cactushousephx


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 8 - How to balance renovations with your spouse, using projects as a creative outlet, and DIYing through pregnancy w/ Stephanie Petrich (@spetrichhome)

    Ep 8 - How to balance renovations with your spouse, using projects as a creative outlet, and DIYing through pregnancy w/ Stephanie Petrich (@spetrichhome)

    On the show today, Stephanie and I vent about what it’s like to tackle projects in your home and balancing the mess & stress with your spouse. As DIYers, this is probably your creative outlet and a way to also bring value to your home, but sometimes your spouse/partner can get annoyed with the constant construction. It can be hard to find a balance, so we discuss how we navigate the difficulties. Stephanie is also well into her pregnancy and already has three little ones running around and we discuss how she’s able to find the time/strength to take on so many projects. A true inspiration, Stephanie is super relatable and is an amazing follow (@spetrichhome)!
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    • 43 min
    Ep 7 - DIYing from an interior designer’s perspective, how to win an official DIY Award, how to feel empowered as a woman DIYer w/ Liz Morrow (@liz.morrow)

    Ep 7 - DIYing from an interior designer’s perspective, how to win an official DIY Award, how to feel empowered as a woman DIYer w/ Liz Morrow (@liz.morrow)

    On the show today, Liz and I discuss her insane path where she began her career journey in Alaska in commercial fishing as a teenager, to becoming a wedding photographer, to an interior designer, and now a full-time DIYer. Her unique journey gives her an amazing perspective on budget design & tackling huge DIY projects on her own. We talk about the DIY landscape and how the majority of people in construction-related activities tend to be men, and how she hopes to empower a new wave of women to pick up some power tools to transform their spaces on their own. My favorite thing Liz has done so far for the DIY community is her annual DIY Awards where the community nominates/votes on different categories to reward creators of all sizes for their projects/work. Liz has a retreat coming up in the fall in Alaska that you won’t want to miss if you’re a DIYer, so be sure to message her on Instagram if you’re interested (@liz.morrow)!
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    • 55 min
    Ep 6 - How to push through your first DIY fail (because it will happen), how to find time to DIY with a hectic work-life, & the power of Google/YouTube as a DIYer w/ Alex Campolo (@diybydna)

    Ep 6 - How to push through your first DIY fail (because it will happen), how to find time to DIY with a hectic work-life, & the power of Google/YouTube as a DIYer w/ Alex Campolo (@diybydna)

    On the show today, Alex and I talked about how she, as a 22-year-old and a hectic work-life with nursing school & night shifts, was able to teach herself and build up to massive DIY projects in her home. Alex touches on her first ever DIY project where she had zero tools at the time and completely failed, but turned her mistakes into lessons learned and has come out the other side stronger and better. Any excuse NOT to start, Alex has it. As a young homeowner with zero experience and a crazy work-life, she refused to quit and is a true inspiration to any DIYer that’s looking to start or take on bigger projects. Give Alex a follow @diybydna!
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

lebronlover2323 ,

amazing!!!

The best podcaster I’ve ever listened too!! He is so helpful with his tips & tricks & I love hearing about different peoples experiences! Makes me feel like I can tackle projects on my own too! Such a good listen!

whatigottado? ,

Alex is one of the best podcast hosts

I wait for these episodes to come out one of my favorite to listen to

JK020489 ,

Love

Loved the first episode and can’t wait for more! Alex really shows the truth on renovation which helps motivate me to keep working on my house.

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