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Podcasts by Number40: Endearing Memories of a Front Porch Swing
39: Mobile Home Improvement Ideas
38: What is Better than a Screened Porch: We Tell You.
36 and 37: Madison, Indiana - Scenic Porch Town on the Ohio River
35: Foundation Cracking Issues
34: Exterior Color Concepts
33: Making Modifications to House Plans
32: Purchasing House Plans Online
31: Glass and Stainless Steel Railings
30: Fantastic Backyard Makeover
29: Watercolor House Portrait Painting
28: DIY Screen Porch Ideas for You
27: Stage Your Porch to Help Sell Your Home
26: Stain and Paint Ideas for Your Porch and Deck
25: The Intrigue of Craftsman Style Porches
24: Outdoor Fireplace and Kitchen Ideas
23: Creative Uses for Decorative Lattice Panels
22: Custom Aluminum Screen Doors for Your Porch
21: Metal Roofs Have Come a Long Way
20: Transform Your Wood Porch to Stone
19: Expert Tips on Staining Concrete
18: A New Paint for Front Doors
17: Taking Evening Christmas Pictures
16: Jennifer's Easy Christmas Projects
15: Country Christmas in the Mountains of NC
14-2: Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas
14: Edible Gardening Around the Porch
12: Christmas Lighting Tips from an Expert
11: Decorative Porch Parts
10: Enjoy Your Porch More with Screen Porch Windows
9: Affordable Porches for Mobile Homes
8: Easy Outdoor Halloween Decorations
7: Jennifer's Autumn Decorating Tips for Your Porch
6: Understanding the Structure of Your Porch
5: Make Your Porch Accessible
4: Determine Your Porch Needs
3: How to Extend Your Porch or Portico
2: What to Consider When Building Your Screened Porch
1: Landscaping Around Your Porch
Podcasts by Category
Porch Designs --- Screen Porches --- Porch Decorating --- Porch Construction --- Mobile Home Porches --- Landscaping --- Accessibility --- Christmas --- Miscellaneous
Purchasing Online House PlansJarret Magbee, CEO of Family Home Plans, enlightens us about purchasing stock houseplans online. Learn about today's trends, what you should know before getting a house plan and the kinds of modifications you can have done.
Modifying Stock House PlansShawnna Steele, owner of ReDesign HP, gives us an insider tips to modifying house plans. Learn about the modifications that she most often sees and why you should focus upon the floor plan more than exterior when deciding upon a plan.
The Intrigue of Craftsman Style PorchesBruce Goodman and Leisa Collins share their knowledge about the Arts and Crafts Movement and the beautiful architecture of Craftsman Style homes and porches. Especially bungalows!
Determining Your Porch NeedsOur guest, Gregory Tatsch, founder of Vintage Woodworks, knows that great front porch designs happen through careful planning. Part 1 of a 3 part series.
Understanding the Structure of Your PorchOur guest and sponsor, Gregory Tatsch, continues his discussion on planning your porch as he speaks about the structural components of the porch roof, floor, posts, beams and ceiling. Part 2 of a 3 part series.
Decorative Porch PartsOur special guest, Gregory Tatsch, founder of Vintage Woodworks, shares how decorative porch parts can make your porch extra special. Part 3 of a 3 part series.
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What's Better than a Screened Porch?Caison Craven, Operations, Operations Manager at DIY Eze Breeze, shares wonderful tips for adding windows to your porch.
What to Consider When Building Your Screened PorchNancy Moore, Founder of The Porch Company, has some excellent practical suggestions for planning your screened porch.
Screen Porch KitsOur guest, Glenn Smith of Screen Houses Unlimited, tells us about several options for screening your deck, porch or patio with a screen porch kit. Kits range from seasonal to permanent or "walls only" and are DIY friendly!
Custom Aluminum Screen Door for Your PorchSteve Pfeffer, President of PCA Products, tells us about the custom aluminum screen doors that his Tennessee company manufactures. Each one is handcrafted. We enjoyed hearing how his doors help solve common problems.
Enjoy Your Porch More with Screen Porch WindowsOur guest Sean Laker of the Rekal Company talks about the benefits and features of screen porch windows. No more storing and lugging out storm windows for your porch.
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Understanding Color, Especially for Your PorchColor expert and strategist, Lori Sawaya explains color concepts to us. Very helpful tips I wish we had known sooner!
A Watercolor Painting of Your HomeWatercolor artist and friend, Leisa Collins, shares how she creates a custom watercolor portrait of your home. Leisa has painted hundreds of house portraits all across America and we love her work
Stage Your Porch to Sell Your HomeOur friend and realtor, Jeannie Timmons, gives us her best tips for staging your porch to sell your home. Jeannie shares stories that will open your eyes to the importance of the front of your home.
Easy Outdoor Halloween DecorationsOur friend and guest, Jennifer Davenport, gives us several great ideas for decorating our porch and outdoors for Halloween. Halloween is a favorite holiday of her family and you will hear why!
Jennifer's Autumn Decorating TipsWe welcome Jennifer Davenport, an Interior Decorator, who shares simple yet memorable ways to spruce up your porch for autumn.
A New Paint for Front DoorsJim Rogers, President of Modern Masters, shares an interesting story about how his company, Modern Masters, evolved and why they created a paint that is formulated for the front door.
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Foundation Cracking Issues for PorchesMoises Cruz, Principal Structural Engineer at A-1 Engineering explains why foundations crack and what that means to homeowners. Learn why it's important to consult a structural engineer before you call a foundation repair service.
Consider Glass or Cable Railings for an Unobsructed View
For an updated look to your home and porch, consider non-traditional porch railings in stainless cable or glass. Enjoy a much fuller view when you sit on the porch. Our guest Kevin Harris of AGS Stainless explains why these railings are so popular now.
How to Extend Your Porch or PorticoIf you want to extend your porch for extra outdoor living space, we have some affordable ideas to get you thinking. Sometimes just a little more outdoor space makes all the difference.
Choosing Paint or Stain for Your Porch Floor
The folks at Behr give us tips for painting and staining your porch or deck floor. They help us to understand how to select the right paint or stain for your outdoor spaces.
Creative Uses for Decorative Lattice PanelsMarc McAvoy, Founder of Acurio Latticeworks, tells us about the many practical and creative ways to use decorative vinyl lattice panels. Of course, porch and deck skirting are two of the uses. But, there are plenty more.
Outdoor Fireplace and Kitchen IdeasZach Watson of Embers Grill and Fireplace Store tells us about the popularity and allure of amazing fireplaces and kitchens in outdoor spaces.
Metal Roofs Have Come a Long WayBill Hippard, President of the Metal Roofing Alliance, shares the advantages and joys of having a metal roof on your home or porch. We were amazed at how far metal roofs have come. They are beautiful and come in so many styles now.
Transform Your Wood Porch Floor into StoneOur guest Bart Stuchell, President of Silca Systems®, shares about his revolutionary product that enables you to transform your wood porch flooring into stone with an easy DIY system that he invented.
Expert Tips on Staining ConcreteDavid Goddard of Goddard Designs has his own business staining concrete and he offers helpful concrete staining tips that you will want to hear before you begin.
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Mobile Home Porches
Affordable Porches for Mobile HomesOur guest, Bradley Johns, founder of Ready Decks, talks about the affordable porches and decks his company builds for both mobile homes as well as traditional homes. In a day, you can have your deck built!
Mobile Home Improvement IdeasOur guest, Tim Peele, owner of The Mobile Home Parts Store, talks about ways to enhance the look of your mobile home.
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Fantastic Backyard MakeoverOur guests, Jami and Brian Boys explain their awesome backyard makeover that includes a wonderful herb garden, meandering walkways, a gazebo and beautiful outdoor eating area.
Landscaping Around Your PorchOur guest, nature photographer and plant lover, J. Paul Moore, has you thinking about your porch landscaping in fresh new ways
Edible Gardening Around the PorchWe welcome Troy Marden, a host of Nashville Public Television show, Volunteer Gardener, who shares helpful tips for planting edible and ornamental plants in your modern landscape design.
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Make Your Porch AccessibleSuzanne Taylor of Taylor Made Contracting discusses attractive ways you can make your porch more accessible for people of all ages.
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Christmas in the Mountains of NCWe welcome Anita Diaz, author of Far Above Rubies, who shares her decorating ideas for a memorable country Christmas!
Easy and Quick Christmas IdeasWe welcome Jennifer Davenport of Jennifer Decorates. She shares some of her favorite Christmas decorating ideas!
Christmas Porch Decorating IdeasDave and I know you don't have to spend tons of time or money for a charming Christmas porch!
Taking Evening Christmas PicturesWe welcome Becca Dorstek, a self-taught photographer from New York. She gives her best tips on photographing Christmas lights in the evening!
Christmas Lighting Tips from an ExpertWe welcome Bob Lyons of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives who shares some fantastic lighting tips and tricks for Christmas that will help you from going bonkers this holiday season!
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Endearing Memories of the Front Porch SwingWe are honored to have Shannon Lee, a professional writer, narrate her own story about her special memories of the front porch swing.
Madison Indiana - Gem of a Porch TownWe are honored to interview Trevor Crafton and Linda Lytle of Madison, Indiana, a wonderful porch town on the Ohio River.
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