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Young House Love Has A Podcast

Deep (and not-so-deep) conversations about home improvement, design, and life at home. Tune in to weekly episodes filled with casual decorating advice, DIY stories, and a smattering of home related games, along with what’s new around the house and interviews with designers, bloggers, TV personalities, and more. Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who began chronicling their home improvement adventures in 2007 on the blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times best-selling books, as well as product lines sold by Target and Home Depot. And, well, now they have a podcast.
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Feb 6, 2017

What should you do when a sentimental hand-me-down just doesn't fit in with the rest of your home? And if you try and try but just can’t find a way to love it, do you keep it out of guilt and give it everlasting side eye or let it go and cry because you feel heartless? We’re weighing in on that tough call most of us have to make. Also, another one of Sherry’s house schemes quickly unravels and I get real about those online “find your style” quizzes. Plus, we give an underrated kitchen accessory a moment in the spotlight, we find out what your home state smells like, and a famous “neighbor” drops us a line.


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Jan 30, 2017

This week we count down our five favorite tricks for adding flow to any space so it feels larger and less cramped. We also divulge a big financial plus for buying a beach house in such bad condition (it's saving us thousands!). Plus we explore what organizational items annoy professional organizers, and what they recommend instead. We also get some great tips from a listener who finally conquered her giant laundry pile. Oh, and John reveals some mildly creepy Facebook stalking that turned him into a self-proclaimed hero.

Be sure to check out younghouselove.com/podcast for notes, links, and photos from this episode.ero. 

Jan 23, 2017

What’s it really like to downsize? We talk with House*Tweaking blogger Dana Miller about how moving to a smaller home (at a time they’re family was expanding!) helped them achieve their financial and family goals, and why it’s not always as easy as it may seem. Plus, our own pursuit to spend less money on things and more on experiences leads to a very strange morning together. Also, when should you buy vs. rent a new tool and Sherry’s favorite quick trick for dents and scratches in wood furniture.

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Jan 16, 2017

When a listener asked about the strange habits or odd things you might uncover in our house, we jumped at the chance to pull back the curtain and call each other out: from the unusual supply that John keeps in the office to the confounding items you might find sitting on our couch and in our kitchen drawers. Plus, a local realtor puts the kibosh on Sherry’s fantasy bathroom renovation and John shares a popular home robot that sadly didn’t live up to our expectations.


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Jan 9, 2017

We didn’t find love in a hopeless place, but we found a beach house color in a surprising one. Yes, several weeks, multiple test swatches, and 1,500 comments later, we’ve finally settled on a color for our beach house’s exterior - and the decision came from one of the most random places! Plus, we talk to blogger, designer, and Domino contributor Jenny Komenda about the challenges of running a design business and what decor trends she’s noticing in the new year. Plus, we’re digging some weird stuff this week. We’ll just leave it at that.

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Jan 2, 2017

We asked you to call in with your house-related resolutions for 2017, and boy did you guys deliver! In this episode we play some of our favorite listener voicemails and share what home-related changes we’re hoping to implement in the coming year. Plus, we share why we were giving all of the presents under the tree some serious side eye on the night before Christmas, how we found something burning in our son’s bedroom, and we take a look at what trends Pinterest is projecting will be big in 2017.

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Dec 19, 2016

When you’re hiring out renovation work in your home it can be exciting and awesome.. and sometimes it can be deflating and frustrating… which was the case recently for us. So we’re sharing some red flags to look out for and some tips to try to avoid that issue along with a few more ways that we’ve cut down on holiday stress (and gift excess). Plus we dive into our favorite design books, dig up John’s old journal, and enjoy some holiday tunes from a very special guest.

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Dec 12, 2016

Who has 7 kids, a gorgeous Brazilian vacation house, and is on this week’s podcast? The Novogratz, of course! This week Robert and Cortney talk to us about creating the perfect guest experience in your home, as well as designing around a big household with a wide range of kids. Plus, we are CRAZY STUMPED about an upcoming paint color choice. Like, 14 test swatches in… and still no decision. Also, we take a stand against an ongoing computer rebellion in our house, we look at our vacuuming shortcomings, and John professes his love of organizing little things.

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Dec 5, 2016

This week we talk about pacing yourself through your home renovations, so your eagerness to make changes doesn’t get you in deeper than your budget, time, or ability allows. We also list a few places to start, and how to redirect yourself if you’re pondering a project that might be better left for later. Plus, John shares one of his weirder DIY battle wounds to date (thanks to our new beach house) and Sherry talks about a few new twists on our holiday decor. We also share our favorite stocking stuffers for DIY or decor lovers, and marvel at some of the weirder products to come out of Shark Tank.

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Nov 28, 2016

We’ve got something pretty major that we couldn’t wait to share with you on this week’s podcast (Sherry almost can’t contain herself). We’re also chatting with designer Brian Patrick Flynn, the man behind several of HGTV’s Dream Homes whose work has also graced the pages of Domino and Country Living. Plus, with holiday hosting around the corner, we’re taking a look at what house guests really notice when they stay with you - and we’re sharing our love for the world’s newest and most unlikely powerhouse couple in the homemaking arena.

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Nov 21, 2016

Christmas is around the corner, which means so is the fun (and the frenzied chaos) of the season. So this week we’re sharing how we decorate our house for the holidays - and the seasons in general. Plus, Sherry takes on a surprising decorating client, John lets go of the pursuit for the perfect family dinner, and we share a seemingly small feature in our kitchen that’s making a big impact. Also we talk about the invention of the broom. Prepare yourself to be riveted.

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Nov 14, 2016

Our friends from the blog Chris Loves Julia have renovated three kitchens in three years - and they’ve even redone a kitchen in under 6 days (!!!). So yeah, they have a ton of experience, advice, and hilarious stories to help anyone else out there who’s contemplating a kitchen remodel of their own. We’re also talking about John’s shed organizing progress, diving into some helpful decluttering revelations, and digging around to see what paint colors are statistically shown to help sellers get top dollar (they’re not what you think!).

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Nov 7, 2016

Coming at you from a hotel room in Baltimore, this week we answer three callers seeking home-related updates, from how things are holding up years later to whether it was a shock to move from a smaller ranch-style home to a larger two-story one. Sherry also celebrates *almost* predicting a 2017 color of the year, John gets emotional over another podcast, and we share why it’s especially nerve-wracking to do DIY on camera. Oh, and in honor of Election Day, our quiz takes a surprisingly political turn.

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Oct 31, 2016

You know when you just can’t seem to find your momentum on a certain home task? Well, today we fess up to one that’s had us stuck for months. We also get to talk to HGTV’s Nicole Curtis about rehabbing old houses, working in a “man’s world,” and why she thinks it’s hard (but important) to be an open book with her fans. John also spooks up a Halloween-inspired game, Sherry gleefully removes something from our new kitchen, and we drool over cake stands. Well, and cake. Mostly cake.

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Oct 24, 2016

How the heck does any home improvement get done with kiddos in the mix? We’ve been asked this question countless times (and have wondered it ourselves in more than a few moments of desperation). So today we’re sharing four of our favorite tactics for juggling parenting and DIY duties, while fending off the frustration of feeling like nothing’s getting done. John also fesses up to his HUGE screw up during our kitchen reno and Sherry takes a stab at a guys vs. girls Pinterest guessing game. Plus, we find a mutual appreciation for the place where hand crafts and zombies overlap.


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Oct 17, 2016

We’ve all seen the ubiquitous white wall trend, but do bloggers and designers just choose them because they look good in photos? In person do they feel bright & cheery or cold & stark? We talk to two bloggers - one who loves ‘em and one who isn’t sold - and we weigh in with our own pros & cons on the subject. We’re also spilling the beans on a new outdoor project that we’re taking on, Sherry braces herself for an uncomfortable “renovation” of her own, and we continue our quest to cut down unwanted mail.


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Oct 10, 2016

When is it best to do something yourself and when should you hire it out? We faced that question a lot during our big kitchen remodel, and today we’re discussing how we made the call, including strategies for saving time and money. We also bust out our five favorite routines that keep household clutter in check (bonus: they’re all pretty easy!).  Plus, we share some unconventional ways that we’ve discovered original artwork and we learn how to do some pretty weird stuff… like turning a bedroom into a vampire den. Yup, you read that right.


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Oct 3, 2016

Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney shares what 12 years of design blogging has taught her about her style, the Internet, and why there’s no such thing as work-life balance. We also take you behind the scenes of our new coloring book, turn to a titillating source for some design advice, and talk about the curse that’s plaguing John this year. Plus, find out what we’re doing to cut down on unwanted clutter from the postman.


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Sep 26, 2016

We’ve been working on a HUGE project at home and we’re excited to be spilling the beans about it here first! Also on this week’s episode, we help a listener who’s looking for fast & cheap ways to fill her empty walls - including some of our favorite sources and easy tricks for affordable art. We also share a tech upgrade that’s allowing us to be lazier in the bedroom, gear up for a well-hydrated October, and mull over the 2017 paint color of the year.


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Sep 19, 2016

In this episode, we chat with furniture designer and tool ninja Ana White about how she found the courage to dive into building everything from beds and bookcases to tiny houses and forever homes. We also go behind-the-scenes of our recent teachers lounge makeover (you’ll never guess what item threw us the biggest curveball) and discuss Gwyneth Paltrow’s recently listed house… using words we never imagined. Plus it turns out we’re both kinda on the fence about a particular design trend in the bathroom.


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Sep 12, 2016

Thanks to some college students catching national attention with their extravagant dorm decor, we share where we fall in this debate and open up about our own experiences with college housing. We also get some great design advice from HGTV’s Vern Yip, and spill our first impressions of meeting Emily Henderson for the first time. We also nerd out over a smart home we visited, and learn a hard lesson about why rice is sometimes not your friend.


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Sep 5, 2016

In this special episode, you’ll hear what we learned from taking nearly 12 months off from blogging thanks to the closing talk that we gave (and taped!) at the Haven Conference last month in Atlanta. It covers the 5 important lessons that are completely clear to us in hindsight, and more details about why we stopped, what we would’ve done differently, and what new challenges we all face in this hyper-connected Internet world.


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Aug 29, 2016

Is there a “right” order when it comes to decorating or renovating a home? What comes first, the paint or the furniture? The big renovations or the small updates? In this episode, we answer a listener voicemail with our best tips for tackling even the most daunting of house to-do lists. We also share a new weekly tradition in our kitchen, ponder what it looks like when reality stars flip houses, and impart a free tech tip that might even save you some cash. Plus, listeners share their embarrassing ER stories and - guess what? - our first house is for sale again!


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Aug 22, 2016

If your relationship with area rugs is best described as “it’s complicated”, well, this is the episode for you. We’re sharing five simple rug rules to help you choose the right size, style, and figure out what to do in adjoining rooms. Plus we talk to Flipping Out’s Jenni Pulos, who has survived years of stressful renovations and reality TV drama, all while helping Jeff Lewis keep his head on straight. She’s full of great advice and she even busts a rhyme with Sherry. We also share what tool John’s dying to add to his arsenal, what it’s really like to go on a book tour, and we look beyond the ever-popular fiddle leaf fig.


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Aug 15, 2016

What happens when you and your partner have different design aesthetics? In this episode, we share what works in our household and some ways that other couples can meet in the middle when it comes to decorating their home. We also dive into what drives professional organizers crazy and outline what organizing efforts might actually be counterproductive. Plus, we find out what it’s like to live in a home that was featured on Trading Spaces, who’s giving us pool envy, and why there’s a glass bowl on our yard (it’s definitely not there for curb appeal).


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