05 Jan Tune In: The Best Home Improvement Podcasts
Podcasts are everywhere. You’ve heard about them, but do they help you? From murder mysteries like Serial to stories from NPR, podcasts cover virtually every topic. And home improvement topics are no different.
The rise of podcasts are due to a few factors. Our phones are convenient and can play anything at anytime, so podcasts can fill the void of a slow afternoon in the office or a long commute home in the evening.
So as we kick off 2017 and look to improve the little things in our lives and homes, here are some podcasts that are worth a listen. From the classics like Bob Vila to guilt free shows that let you know mistakes happen, here are some of the top home improvement podcasts to tune in this year!
Classic Home Improvement Guru Podcasts
The classics never go out of style. Here are some classic home improvement gurus that help answer any and all homeowner questions.
Bob Vila is generally known as the godfather of home improvement shows by spending his career helping homeowners with upgrades to improve their homes. As the original host of This Old House, Vila is now focused on helping homeowners with minor or major home projects through the digital landscape.
Interested? At Home with Bob Vila is available here.
Danny Lipford hosts a weekly radio show that is on over 100 stations across the country. Fortunately, the team shares the fun and fast-paced show that is full of tips, techniques and practical advice via podcast as well. Danny and his team offer homeowners with solutions to ensure their homes are the best houses in the neighborhood by taking calls to answer individual home projects.
The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated, call-in radio show that helps listeners with their home repair and improvement problems. The show, which has routinely been named among the top radio shows in the country is aired on over 300 radio stations. The weekly show answers anything and everything around the home.
Interested? The Money Pit is available here.
Technical Home Improvement Podcasts
Every podcast needs a niche, so these shows focus on technical know-how. If you have specific quandaries, then these shows should help.
4. Fix It Home Improvement
The team at the Fix It Home Improvement podcast spent years of remodeling homes and working with customers at the local hardware stores. In the podcast, the team covers DIY home repair tips, routines and products to share skills every homeowner should have, with products you can get at your local hardware store.
Interested? Fix It Home Improvement is available here.
5. The Handy Guys Podcast
The Handy Guys take their years of experience across the home improvement spectrum to offer humorous and valuable advice and tutorials that cover the basics to standard maintenance tasks, along with step-by-step home project guides.
Interested? The Handy Guys Podcast is available here.
Amazon is the everything store, which now includes home services. Recently, Amazon expanded to help homeowners connect with local home service providers. In addition, the team at Amazon also produced high quality shorts that provide quick technical solutions to many standard home maintenance needs.
Interested? Amazon Home Improvement Shorts are available here.
Adam Carolla might be the king of the podcast, but what many may not know is that he started his working life in the trades. Yes, Carolla was a carpenter before switching to comedy and shares his experiences with his friend and professional general contractor to help answer questions from homeowners…with a humorous edge!
Interested? Ace on the House is available here.
Home Design and Decor Podcasts
There are many ways to improve a home. In addition to the physical home, the design and decor go a long way to determine the vibe of a house. Yes, design and decor are part of home improvement and these podcasts help understand how this makes a difference.
99% Invisible started in San Francisco as a project of a local radio station and some architects. The show has expanded and is now one of the larger podcasts around due to their focus on “all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.” Interesting to ManMakers, it’s also about the people that make those things and work on those projects, and how they affect contemporary culture.
Interested? 99% Invisible is available here.
9. Faking It
Faking It focuses on the lighter side of design. Mistakes happen and the team shares some jokes, common mistakes and humorous anecdotes that are mixed with some pop culture references to keep it interesting.
Interested? Faking It is available here.
Design Pro is an oldie, but a goodie because architect Jeff Wortham moderates this podcast, which features interviews with successful architects, landscape architects and interior designers. In the show, Wortham explores how these design professionals find a healthy work-life balance, where they find inspiration, who has influenced them the most and what choices have had the biggest effect on their careers.
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