The Better Buy

By Better Homes & Gardens

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The Better Buy, a new podcast from Better Homes & Gardens, explores all things home—from decorating and DIY to renovating and budgeting. Each week, we’ll talk with homeowners from around the country about the highs and lows of home ownership, and share stories, advice, and practical tips you can put to work in your own home. We’re on a mission to inspire and empower you to create your dream home. New episodes every Wednesday!

Episode Date
Emily Henderson: Design Lessons Learned From a 1910 Farmhouse Renovation
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When it comes to a home renovation, patience is key. As unexpected delays, costs, and challenges arise, having a solid game plan will help save your project and your sanity. For years we’ve watched designer Emily Henderson create beautiful spaces on television. Now she’s tackling a new project: moving to Oregon and renovating a 1910 farmhouse fixer-upper. In this episode of The Better Buy, Emily shares her tips for staying patient during a renovation, why timing makes all the difference when buying a home, and how her style has evolved throughout the years. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Aug 10, 2022
Kay Volmar: How She Renovated a 1912 Florida Cottage Into Her Forever Home
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When it comes to finding your forever home, location matters. After stumbling upon her dream location during a family vacation to Florida, content creator Kay Volmar knew she’d live there one day. After returning to New York, Kay began searching for a home online and purchased a 1912 cottage sight unseen. What came next was a long-term renovation filled with highs and lows. In this episode of The Better Buy, Kay shares the biggest lessons she learned along the way including the power of patience and positivity. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Aug 03, 2022
Carmeon Hamilton: Follow The Principles of Design, But Break The Rules
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Regardless if you rent or own, loving your home starts with making it your own. Whether it’s a simple coat of paint or a full room renovation, interior designer, and Reno My Rental star Carmeon Hamilton believes each space should be a reflection of those that live there. In this episode of The Better Buy, Carmeon shares her curb appeal deal-breaker, the power of being patient when tackling DIY projects, and why you should break the rules when it comes to interior design. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Jul 27, 2022
Renovation Husbands: Melding Styles to Renovate a Historic Home
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In 2017, after fixing up a couple homes together, Stephen and David (the creative couple behind Renovation Husbands) happened upon a completely gutted 1893 Boston Victorian and it was love at first sight. They began a multi-year renovation project filled with DIY elements. In this episode of The Better Buy, the pair share how they preserved the historic details of their home, the biggest lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how they created the perfect shade of beige paint. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Jul 20, 2022
Julia Marcum: Making a Home Is Making Memories
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You’ve found your dream home but now what? There are so many decisions that come after purchasing a home. In this episode of The Better Buy, Julia Marcum, the designer behind Chris Loves Julia, shares the story behind her family’s recent cross-country move. Learn how she chose their fixer-upper home, the story behind her nightmare moving experience (including the red flags you should look for when hiring movers), and the first DIY project she tackled in their new house. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Jul 13, 2022
Wendy Lau: The House That Instagram Built
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You’re planning on tackling a major renovation or even a weekend DIY project, but where to start? Whether you’re buying your first home or living in your forever home, personal touches are what truly make it yours. In this episode of The Better Buy, content creator and avid DIYer Wendy Lau shares how she set her renovation budget, where she decided to splurge and where to save, and how she threw her plans out the window and went back to the drawing board when faced with unexpected costs. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Jul 06, 2022
Dave and Jenny Marrs: The Story Behind ‘Fixer to Fabulous’
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When planning a home renovation, knowing where to splurge and when to save can make a big difference to your budget. In this episode of The Better Buy, Fixer to Fabulous stars Dave and Jenny Marrs share their favorite renovation projects to date (they’ve tackled nearly 300 fixer-uppers!), including expert tips you can put to work in your own home. Lear about the design elements that make the most impact, tips for making your space work for your needs, and the easiest renovation projects to do yourself. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
Jun 29, 2022
Introducing The Better Buy from Better Homes & Gardens!
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The Better Buy, a new podcast from Better Homes & Gardens, explores all things home—from decorating and DIY to renovating and budgeting. Each week, we’ll talk with homeowners from around the country about the highs and lows of home ownership, and share stories, advice, and practical tips you can put to work in your own home. We’re on a mission to inspire and empower you to create your dream home. New episodes every Wednesday! For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy
Jun 10, 2022