Young House Love Has A Podcast

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.
#57: The Home Design Choices That Drive Us Crazy
Jul 24 • 37 min
Decorating is incredibly subjective, and everyone has design choices they LOVE and other things that make them feel… I don’t know… twitchy? Sad? Hangry? So we’re sharing what we’re neurotic about avoiding in our own home: like a certain way…
#56: The Big Mistake We Made Selling Our House By Owner
Jul 17 • 38 min
With another wave of decluttering washing over our house, we’re looking back at our last yard sale and the strange trick we used to make it a fast-selling success (and the minor detail we overlooked that nearly turned it into a major disaster)….
#55: What’s Feng Shui? And Are We Screwing It Up?
Jul 10 • 37 min
This week we talk about a fun new design assignment we’ve taken on (our first commercial space!) and we finally have some good news in the beach house department! We also get a crash course in Feng Shui by an expert, and learn the places in our home…
#54: What We’d Change About Our $4000 Backyard Wedding
Jul 3 • 38 min
Back in July of 2007, we couldn’t imagine getting married any other way than exactly how we did: a small sweet wedding held in our very own backyard. But fast forward ten years and there are a few things we’d do differently in hindsight. So we’re…
#53: The Curveball That Blew Our Beach House Timeline
Jun 26 • 36 min
Sherry has taken on a new side job that John’s steering clear of, and - spoiler alert - it has already given her a good excuse to go shopping. Plus, we’ve missed our goal of being able to spend a night at the beach house by the start of summer, and…
#52: Six Phone Calls That Saved Us $1,500
Jun 19 • 36 min
We don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to purchases for our home, so this week we’re sharing some strategies we’ve developed for helping the other person see things our way - whether they’re the one who is itching to buy something, or…
#51: Why We Want To Tear The Deck Off Our House
Jun 5 • 35 min
It may seem counterintuitive (don’t most people want to add a deck?!), but ous is GIANT and it’s just not pulling its weight anymore. So you can find out why we think tearing it down is the way to go - and what the heck we want to put in its place…
#50: Behind The Scenes - Regrets, Bloopers, & Beyonce
May 29 • 33 min
We’re celebrating fifty episodes and one year of podcasting (!!!) with a special episode that takes you behind the scenes and unearths some of our weirdest moments, cringiest sound bites, and even an email we got from Beyonce’s dad (for real). We…
#49: The Problem With Following Decorating Trends
May 22 • 36 min
There’s no denying that we’ve fallen hard for the color pink over the last few years, and we’re certainly not alone (Millennial Pink, anyone?). So today we’re talking about the color trend that’s seemingly everywhere, how it relates to…
#48: The Not-So-Peachy Parts Of Our Beach House Renovation
May 15 • 36 min
Making over our beach house isn’t all rainbows and unicorns and pink siding. So this week we’re diving into a few tasks that have been especially stressful - and we’re sharing one thing we did to calm our nerves (and remind ourselves why we’re…
#47: How Do You Know If It’s Your “Forever House”?
May 8 • 35 min
What happens when you aren’t sure if your current house is your long-term house? And if it’s not, how do you know when to stop improving it? We’re tackling those two BIG questions, including how the answers affected our own renovating decisions….
#46: The New Home Habit That’s Saving Us Nearly $1,000!
May 1 • 37 min
We did it! We finally cut the cable cord (thanks in part to your suggestions) and now we’re spilling how it all went down and, more importantly, how it’ll save us tons of money this year! And yes, Sherry still has her beloved Bravo channel….
#45: Why We Got Rid Of Half The Toys In Our House
Apr 24 • 37 min
We had an “a-ha” moment while we were away on spring break, which led to a HUGE whole-house purge (including lots and lots of toys) and a ridiculously surprising reaction from our kids. So this week we talk about what inspired the change, and how…
#44: Are Open Floor Plans Over?
Apr 10 • 37 min
This week we’re sounding off on an article that says open floor plans should be a thing of the past. We’ve been known to knock down walls and widen doorways to add a more expansive feeling and better flow in all three of our homes, but there are…
#43: A Surprise Birthday Adventure & YAY, COLOR!
Apr 3 • 37 min
One of the hardest things to master at home is mixing color and pattern (which can look CRAZY or *yawn* if you go about it without much direction). So we turned to someone who’s great at it for advice: Cassie from Hi Sugarplum. We loved hearing how…
#42: How We Budget For Big Projects Without Going Broke
Mar 27 • 37 min
As we find ourselves in the midst of our biggest and most pocket-draining project ever, on this week’s episode we’re sharing our system for planning and managing our spending during any large scale upgrade or renovation (plus we divulge a few…
#41: The Realities (And Not So Realities) Of Those TV Makeovers
Mar 20 • 37 min
In this week’s episode we go behind the scenes of a home makeover show with Candis and Andy Meredith, who tell us how they got their HGTV show and what surprised them most about the process. Plus, they share their infectious affection for historic…
#40: Going On Vacation For “Research”
Mar 13 • 35 min
This week we’re sharing how a recent weekend getaway to a small cottage turned into a reconnaissance mission for our own vacation rental project. Plus, finding ceiling lights that look good together but aren’t too matchy can be tough. We…
#39: How To Make House Cleaning Suck A Little Less
Mar 6 • 36 min
Guess what? Even pro house cleaners hate cleaning. So we asked YouTube cleaning guru Melissa Maker to share her secrets for making your cleaning chores faster, more effective, and all-around less painful. Plus, Sherry dives headfirst into the (often…
#38: How The Internet Changed & How Our Lives Changed With It
Feb 27 • 36 min
In this special episode, we’re talking about the unpredictable and sometimes dramatic ways that we’ve seen the internet change in the last decade. Has social media dethroned blogging? Has sponsored content made things worse? And what has made us…
#37: To Brass… Or Not To Brass?
Feb 20 • 35 min
In this episode we’re talking about what women “should” and “shouldn’t” have around the house (Sherry’s guilty of at least one!) and we’re diving deep into the question of metal finishes. Should they all match within a room? How about…
#36: A BIG Beach House Update & Reflecting On Rejection
Feb 13 • 37 min
In this long overdue update on our beach house renovation, you’ll hear how we’ve got some walls going up and many others coming down - and why we’ve changed our mind on the floor plan (again!). We also revisit our master bathroom reno for a sec…
#35: When Someone You Love Gives You Something You Don’t
Feb 6 • 34 min
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…
#34: And Just Like That, The Beach House Threw Us A Bone
Jan 30 • 36 min
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…
#33: In Pursuit Of Buying Less & Doing More
Jan 23 • 37 min
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…
#32: The Stuff In Our House We Don’t Show You
Jan 16 • 33 min
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…
#31: We Picked A Beach House Color (In The Weirdest Way)
Jan 9 • 36 min
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…
#30: How Minimalism Almost Grinched Our Christmas
Jan 2 • 35 min
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….
#29: An Unexpected Con To Calling In A Pro
Dec 19, 2016 • 37 min
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…
#28: Why Can’t We Pick A Dang Paint Color?
Dec 12, 2016 • 38 min
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…
#27: Finding Focus When You Just Wanna Renovate All The Things
Dec 5, 2016 • 36 min
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…
#26: Are You Sitting Down? We’ve Got Big News.
Nov 28, 2016 • 34 min
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…
#25: Let’s All Stop Freaking Out About Holiday Decorating
Nov 21, 2016 • 35 min
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…
#24: Renovating A Kitchen In Under A Week (Crazytown!)
Nov 14, 2016 • 35 min
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…
#23: Mo House, Mo Problems?
Nov 7, 2016 • 36 min
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….
#22: Project Paralysis Is A Real Thing, And We’ve Got It Bad
Oct 31, 2016 • 35 min
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…
#21: How The Heck Do We DIY With Kids Around?
Oct 24, 2016 • 35 min
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…
#20: White Walls: Overrated? Overdone? Or Still Totally Awesome?
Oct 17, 2016 • 34 min
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…
#19: Why We Didn’t DIY Our Entire Kitchen Remodel
Oct 10, 2016 • 33 min
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…
#18: Grace Bonney Talks Design, Blogs, & Girl Bosses
Oct 3, 2016 • 32 min
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…
#17: Our Latest (And Largest Ever!) Home Renovation
Sep 26, 2016 • 29 min
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…
#16: Squashing DIY Fears With Ana White
Sep 19, 2016 • 34 min
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…
#15: How Fancy Is Too Fancy For A College Dorm?
Sep 12, 2016 • 34 min
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…
#14: What Quitting Our Blog Taught Us
Sep 5, 2016 • 34 min
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…
#13: Houses Are Overwhelming, So Where Do I Start?
Aug 29, 2016 • 31 min
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…
#12: Five Rug Rules & Flipping Out With Jenni Pulos
Aug 22, 2016 • 35 min
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…
#11: When Design Styles Collide At Home
Aug 15, 2016 • 30 min
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…
#10: Our New Shed Might Be Trying To Kill Us
Aug 8, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode, we share a trio of recent mishaps, from a yard project that went awry and an anniversary gift that got away from us to the random event that nearly broke Sherry’s finger. We also tap the owner of a fabric and upholstery business to…
#9: Genevieve Gorder Solves Decorating Dilemmas Aplenty
Aug 1, 2016 • 34 min
One of the O.G.s of design TV, Genevieve Gorder, offers up a slew of solutions to common design challenges, like mixing patterns, making small spaces feel bigger, and stretching your decorating dollars. Plus, we share a jealousy-inducing update that…
#8: Three Pro Bloggers Get Real About Sponsored Posts
Jul 25, 2016 • 34 min
In this special episode, we have a candid talk about sponsored posts with Emily Henderson (Style By Emily Henderson), Justina Blakeney (The Jungalow), and Nicole Balch (Making It Lovely). Paid content is a big part of the blogging world these days,…
#7: What Your House Should Look Like When You’re 30
Jul 18, 2016 • 32 min
Is there a magical age when your house starts feeling more grown-up? In this episode we discuss what three well-known design sites think should (and shouldn’t!) be found in your home when you hit the big 3-0. We also share some of our go-to…
#6: Oh Nothing, Just Talking To Tiffani Thiessen
Jul 11, 2016 • 26 min
We talk with Tiffani Thiessen about designing her kitchen, cooking for celebs on her show Dinner at Tiffani’s, and serve up a Saved By The Bell inspired decorating quiz. We also dive into a big construction project that John’s working on, share an…
#5: The Rug Mistake We Made For Years
Jul 4, 2016 • 26 min
Designer and fellow ceramic animal enthusiast Jonathan Adler gives us a call and imparts his decorating wisdom, we share how a simple bed swap led to a major rug revelation, and John challenges Sherry to share her favorite curtain tips in under…
#4: Decorating Do’s & Don’ts From Designer Orlando Soria
Jun 27, 2016 • 29 min
Interior designer Orlando Soria gives smart advice for navigating common decorating challenges like finding your style, mixing patterns, and figuring out where the heck to start. We also share how our building projects have gotten a little faster,…
#3: Why Decluttering Makes Your Head Hurt
Jun 20, 2016 • 27 min
Designer Sarah Richardson shares one of her biggest makeover mistakes, which prompts us to reflect upon a design fail that we’ve made not once, but twice! We also dive into how we attempt to keep our house in order, and dig up some research about…
#2: Design TV Secrets with HGTV’s Sabrina Soto
Jun 8, 2016 • 32 min
Designer and TV host Sabrina Soto opens up about what she loves, hates, and has cried over in her 9 years of making design television. Plus, we hear how motherhood has changed her style and what it’s really like backstage at the Home Shopping…
#1: What Rich People Have In Their Houses
Jun 8, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode, we discuss what the internet thinks are found in “rich households” and talk about some easy ways we can all make our own homes feel a little fancier without breaking the bank. We also give you an update on what’s new with us,…