EP82: Just Do It, All About Stoves, Squares, and Not Your Grandma’s Wallpaper

On today’s show we talk with Rob Cackowski from Heritage Fireplace and Design about alternate sources of heat for winter: wood stoves, gas stoves, and pellet stoves. Which one is right for you? Rob goes through all of the pros and cons to help you decide.

We also talk with Mike Zamarron from Home Repair Services of Kent County. The topic? Squares. A simple tool with a lot of functionality! (Check out the pics below to follow along with Mike)

Finally, we wrap things up with a segment on wallpaper. After all, it’s clearly out of style, right? Nobody uses wallpaper anymore, right? Absolutely not! Wallpaper is still on the cutting edge of every trend out there. Today, Betsy introduces you to a few of her favorites.

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Segment 2: Squares

 

EP27 – October 7, 2017: DIY Appliance Repairs, The Order of Painting, Color on the Ceilings, and Get Your Fireplace Ready for Fall!

Personally, I love the appliance episodes because they can be so practical. In today’s first segment we talk about common appliance repairs that anyone can do! And you’re not going to believe the money you’ll be able to save!

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Show notes for Episode 027:

In this segment, we sit down with Steve Rozema from Northgate Appliance and we talk about common appliance problems and the simple DIY repair! If you want to save money, impress your friends and family, and keep that dryer heating, then you've got to hear this segment!

You can reach Northgate Appliance via the website or by calling them @ 616-396-4456

When it comes to starting a paint project, a lot of people find themselves wondering: where do I start? What should I paint first? Walls? Ceiling? What next?

If you've ever wondered that, we've got the system the pro's use to get beautiful results everytime!

We also deal with another common question we hear all the time at RepcoLite: "Do I really need to prime EVERYTIME I paint?"

It happens all the time. Customers agonize over wall colors, look at hundreds of chips in all sorts of different lighting situations, until they find the color that's perfect for their space. Then they grab a gallon of white for the ceiling!

Don't work out your wall colors with fear and trembling only to ignore the ceiling! We're in the studio with Kim Scott from Kim Scott Interiors and we're talking about why a color on the ceiling will take your room from ordinary to breathtaking!

The weather is going to cool down and those of us with fireplaces are going to be thinking about starting them up. We're in the studio with Rob Cackowski from the Heritage Fireplace and Design Center and he's got a list of things you absolutely need to know before you start that first fire!

Also, in the segment, Rob talked about a great resource, The National Fireplace Institute. There's a lot of great info there, so check it out if you have questions. Or you can call Rob @ 616-949-4466, email him at info@heritagefireplace.com, or visit the website here!