Ep 45: The Property Brothers! Our Interview With Jonathan & Drew Scott

September 11, 2017

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In this episode we talk about a few things, but the main event is, of course, The Property Brothers. Drew & Jonathan Scott talk about their relationship as brothers & business partners, their recently released book, It Takes Two: Our Story, and give a few insights into their personal & professional lives.

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Opening Discussion
• Clarification on Julia’s dislike for brushed nickel.
• Chris shares one of the last things he had to do for the downstairs bathroom, which he broke while installing.
• More on cabin hunting, and things that Chris & Julia have each been looking for.
• Chris & Julia talk about the very first home they put an offer on, and how terrible of an idea it was.

Interview: Drew & Jonathan Scott – The Property Brothers
Julia kicks this interview off with a bang when she sings the entire Double Mint Gum theme song for Drew & Jonathan. They talk about their new book, It Takes Two: Our Story, and give some of the reasons they decided to write a tell-all memoir. They also share some obscure facts about their lives and how they got into real estate.

Drew and Jonathan talk about the only episode of Property Brothers that they began to film but cancelled and never aired, as well as give some advice to DIYers on how to approach renovations to make sure they aren’t making nightmares for themselves or future owners, or devaluing their property.

Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Julia: Julia talks about a post made by her friend, Gwen, who writes The Makerista blog. The post was in relation to choosing a bottle of olive oil that looks good in your home as opposed to one with perhaps a purple label. While the comment drew some negative backlash, Julia explains why she stands with Gwen on this and why it matters. She also shares a soap dispenser she recently purchased as an example.

Preston: Preston has been building a deck on his home for the past couple weeks, and he talks all about his new love: the star-head screw. We’ve all had that experience where we go to take a screw out of something and it’s a start head and we don’t have the right bit and it drives us mad. But Preston makes the case for getting the bit set, and making the switch.

Chris: Chris uses his platform this week to have a conversation about a Facebook post he’s been nursing for the past week or so. While the post is unlikely to offer any lasting value to anyone, it stills makes for entertaining conversation.

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  1. Alex says:

    I laughed when you brought up the “brushed” finish debate again… when you first commented on it, I had my eye on some brushed brass knobs (surprisingly from Target!) and momentarily panicked b/c your word is The Truth. Common sense – and my bank account – prevailed in the end, as I didn’t “need” the knobs to begin with. I love your style and that you share it with us AND that we don’t all have to love all the same things!

    • Alex says:

      I meant to add that your podcast is #1 in my feed. You, Chris, and Preston crack me up without fail, and I wish there were more hours in the day so y’all could put out weekly episodes. So good!

  2. Ellen says:

    Nailed the double mint jingle! I love you guys! I’m so glad you have a podcast so I can “hang out” with you once a week. It really is so fun to listen to you. XOXO

  3. Libby says:

    Only just discovered your podcast and have been listening to so many episodes while painting furniture in my garage in Newcastle, Australia. I’m loving it!

  4. Lacey says:

    Julia- I loved your comments around brushed nickel and purple olive oil bottles. I come here for your insight on style and don’t want you to sugarcoat it…there’s lots of bloggers that skirt around talking about stuff they don’t like for fear of hurting our feelings…but saying everything works/will look great together is 1-not true and 2- not helpful. I love that you called it out! Re: Purple labeled olive oil- couldn’t agree more that there’s more than one brand of good tasting olive oil (might as well by the one you like the taste & look of!) and also, there’s a ton of stuff you can choose to put on your counter…if you’re in love with the purple labeled olive oil, fine, but then maybe that goes in a pantry and your beautiful salt & pepper mills get to stay on the counter. Lots of ways to make all of you (your eyes & your tastebuds) happy! Thanks for your honesty!

  5. Shauna says:

    I’m currently listening to your most recent podcast, and Julia just mentioned the beautiful olive oil… I immediately came to your blog to check it out. :( Where is the link to the fancy olive oil??? I want to purchase it JUST BECAUSE I wholeheartedly believe that beauty is in all the little details, and I’m down to spend $30 on olive oil if I can proudly display it on my counter. My current olive oil container is missing it’s lid, so I’m on the hunt for a new one anyway!!

  6. Skye says:

    This brushed nickel fan also loves your podcast and your opinions :)

  7. JL says:

    Years ago, as a wedding shower gift, a co-worker gave me a thick, clear glass bottle with a spout for dish soap. I thought I would break it and it seemed high maintenance to have to decant the soap from its original container into the pretty container. But I began using it right away and loved it. Fourteen years later, it was still in great shape. Sadly, about 4 years ago I broke it and ended up putting the dish soap on the side of the sink. So. Ugly. Beauty is often in the details. I went out and purchased another bottle and spout and I’m so happy I did. I hand wash a lot of lunch containers and items that cannot go into the dishwasher, so keeping the soap in a cabinet is not an option for me. I need to have it close at hand. I think you’ve inspired me to transfer other consumables into better containers! Olive oils, vinegars, etc.

  8. Winnie G says:

    Loved the Scott brothers interview. Pretty cool. **I am also in agreement on the Makerista thought that you can buy consumables that look nice. I would like the items that I have sit out on my counters to look nice!

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