We’ve added a Q&A episode on our previous “off” weeks, so there’s a new podcast for ya every Monday! These episodes are shorter (we’re shooting for under 30 minutes) and still have all the same fun and banter, but we answer YOUR questions! Although these are specific questions that come from real listeners, they are either questions we get a lot or we think can be applicable to many homes and situations. If you have a question you’d like us to answer, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the four we tackled this week:
1. How to balance over-improving your home for someone else and making it perfect for you.
Hey guys, I’m loving the podcast! My husband and I are renovating our 1960’s traditional-style home, and in making choices lately (everything from finishes to appliances), we have found ourselves focusing on whether we’re “over improving” the place, from both perspectives of the neighborhood and the length of time in which we intend to stay in the home. For instance, I really want to install a higher end French range in the kitchen, but we wonder whether this is the right home in which to do so, given that we don’t plan on being here more than 5 years and we’re already in the higher price per square foot range of homes in our hood (though we bought one of the smallest homes so our overall value is at the lower end — see, it can get tricky!). And at what point is it okay to say, “I want x and can afford x, and I think it’s worth having for the time we’re here even if we don’t get every cent of our investment back”? Anyway, I wondered if this is something y’all have ever encountered or debated when making changes to your home. Thanks guys!
Dear Julia, Chris and Preston,
I would love to hear about how you choose the art that you put up throughout your house!
How you choose the pieces and the framing, how you compose them next to each other considering the colours and the type of art (photography, poster, fine art etc) and all the things I am sure you consider that I cannot even think of!
I have a couple of paintings that I love individually, but I am struggling to choose the right frames, passepartouts and the way to hang them throughout our apartment that makes it look natural and not overloaded.
Thank you for this amazing podcast!
Josefin (from Hamburg, Germany)
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