Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven

Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven
the professionals discuss all aspects of home renovations

Windows and Doors
Dec 4 • 31 min
Rick Bertolami, an owner of JB Sash and Door in Massachusetts, explains what you need to know about choosing your windows and doors for your project. Episode recapThe internet is a good place to start research on window options, but there isn’t a…
How to get what you want
Nov 27 • 5 min
How to get what you want- working with “a guy” In this short episode I answer a listener question about getting what you want from a project. When you don’t work with a licensed contractor, but hire “a guy” that has been recommended to you, how do you…
Lighting Design
Nov 20 • 29 min
Episode Recap How layers of light work and why they’re helpful Ambient vs. task vs. accent lighting Why our eyes like varied rather than uniform light How we respond to various levels of illumination How different kinds of fixtures shed different shapes…
Stress and the value of an architect
Nov 6 • 19 min
Stress and the value of an architect British architect Debbie Bentley explains the emotional aspects of renovations and the value of hiring an architect. Episode Recap Many people underestimate the full psychological impact of renovating their house…
Do you really need a contractor?
Oct 23 • 30 min
Do you really need a contractor?Architect Karl Leabo explains why he believes that hiring a (good) contractor will save you headache, time and money. Episode RecapThe best outcome is when you hire a contractor early on in the design process Contracting…
Real Estate and Renovations
Oct 23 • 29 min
Real estate and Renovations Elizabeth Hayes is a realtor at Sotheby’s in Cambridge MA and she helps us understand what to look for if you’re hoping to buy a house that needs a major renovation. She also talks about how much to renovate in order to sell…
Where to start with your home renovation
Oct 23 • 24 min
Walter Russell of Home Sweet Home Builders in Woburn MA gives a contractors perspective on how to get a project started. He talks about the value of building a team, ballpark pricing and who to call first when you are ready to begin your home renovation.
Introduction to Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven
Sep 28 • 2 min
This is a brief introduction to the new podcast. If you have questions about home renovations please send them to [email protected]