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Top Home-Improvement Podcasts for Des Moines Homeowners

Dec 28, 2021 | Industry News

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Are you a fan of home improvement shows but feel like you’ve watched every episode on HGTV or Netflix? If you’re looking for another way to indulge your love for renovation without planting yourself on the couch in front of the TV, the home improvement podcast scene offers many entertaining episodes for you to enjoy while going for a walk, cleaning your kitchen, or just when you’re relaxing. Just pop in those earbuds and tune into our top choices listed here:

The Money Pit
America’s largest syndicated podcast, The Money Pit, is hosted by Leslie Segrete and Tom Kraeutler and focuses on home improvement advice and low budget DIY hacks. Kraeutler has a background as a renovation expert and as a home inspector spanning two decades, and Segrete’s background ranges from interior design to carpentry and sewing, so you know you’re getting the best advice. The Money Pit is an interactive format allowing calls from the audience to answer their home improvement queries and inviting guests in for interviews. The podcast offers a wealth of information and due to the format, each episode is unique and surprising. 

Fix It 101
Have you ever attempted to fix or repair something in your home and realized afterwards that you probably should have hired a professional? Perhaps you should’ve listened to Fix It 101.  Fix It 101 airs on NPR (National Public Radio) and is the perfect podcast to listen to if you need to learn how to fix, install, or improve something. Have a question about installing a French door, fixing a leaky faucet, or building a deck? No problem, they welcome call-ins from their listeners and walk you through the issue you’re having and offer help on how to fix it. Fix It 101 is the perfect podcast for new homeowners and those new to DIY.

Home: On
Are you a lover of gadgets, gizmos, and all things techy? Home: On may be the perfect podcast for you. Hosted by Richard Gunther, this podcast focuses on products and technological advancements for smart homes. Thinking of installing techy devices for your home but are unsure which items to purchase? Gunther is happy to review products in the marketplace as well as welcome guests with up-and-coming ideas and the newest technological devices available. If your goal is to have a smart home, Home:On is a must.

Young House Love Podcast
If you’re relatively new to home improvement and home décor, the Young House podcast is a great listen. Husband and wife hosts John and Sherry Petersik offer their expertise with an approachable how-to podcast that includes over 3,000 DIY projects. Their banter is fun and lighthearted and they’re happy to share their design accomplishments as well as their regrets.  Topics vary, and switch between their everyday experiences as a family to things such as the benefits of downsizing, house hunting, and decorating projects. This is a fun and insightful podcast based on real experiences.


Whether you’re attempting your first home repair or DIY project, or you’re just interested in learning new tips and tricks, these entertaining and insightful podcasts will provide you with the answers you need.

If you’d like to talk more about any of these, or if there’s something else we can help with, please reach out. We’re always happy to be of assistance.

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