Seven Secrets to Speed Up Your Remodel Print

Saturday Morning Broadcast Overview

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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Seven Secrets to Speed Up Your Remodel (running time 7 to 11 a.m.)

7am wakeup 2

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Start your morning off with Rosie on the House as we broadcast live at Skydome from Flagstaff! We will have Sosha Soskonin  from the Riordan Mansion.

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8am nurserynotes 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

Harpers LandscapeTune in to hear Romey chat with Jay Harper of Harper's Nursery!

9am DIYhour 2

DIY Hour - Homeowner's Topic Choice

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Seven Secrets to Speed Up Your Remodel

Tune in to hear how you can keep your upcoming remodel on track

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

Broadcasting on KTAR & KAZM: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:05)

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  • Activities for the weekend, including an extended skiing season at the Arizona Snowbowl.

We invite Sacha Siskonen, Museum Education Curator for the Riordan Mansion State Historic park to the show!

  • Sacha's background and how she ended up in her position.
  • History behind the park & the Riordan family.
  • The unique way they designed the "Log Cabin"
  • More family history behind the mill and the area.

Segment 2 (running time 7:34)

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More with Sacha:

  • The family that actually lived in the mansion and more.
  • The architects behind the design of the mansion.
  • Innovative methods behind the buildings design.
  • Expectations if you visit the park and information on hours and tours.
  • Nearby parks and their relationship with others across the state.

Segment 3 (running time 14:11)

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More about the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park:

  • Lake Mary history.
  • More on the style of the homes interior and it's history.
  • Unique ties to Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Innovative features, including heating & cooling, electricity, plumbing, lighting and furniture.
  • We wrap it up and tell you ways to enjoy the Riordan Mansion State Park.

Segment 4 (running time 6:59)

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  • We're live in Flagstaff for a homeshow and Rosie give the details, including a seminar about home security.

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*Jennifer talks about a few recent trips our winners are taking and the great gifts from Sibley's West and the Sphinx Date Ranch, plus a group staying at the London Bridge Resort.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:08)

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Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company is here for Notes from the Nursery:

  • Jay tells us about an interesting garden "holiday" that's occuring today. Ha!
  • Your weekend chores outlined for this time of year, especially your transitioning lawns.

Text From a Listener:

  • Can they put bermuda seed and gypsum down at the same time?
  • Romey warns about using a core aerator.
  • More on effective ways to transition your lawn to summer.

Segment 2 (running time 6:37)

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Callers:

  • Shirley - She had a succesful kale crop but she had a lot of aphids on them and wants tips on avoiding that next year.
  • John - He wants to add a hedge for security and privacy, but it's near a pool and wants to limit the litter. What recommendations do we have?

Segment 3 (running time 13:31)

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Jennifer interviews Jody Lattimer with the city of Peoria to talk about Water Use It Wisely's, Drab to Fab Competition!

  • Details on the campaign and how to sign up.
  • Literature and the resources you can use to improve your water efficiency and education.
  • Finding leaks and proper watering methods.
  • The benefits of a "smart" controller for your irrigation.

Callers:

  • Dean - He planted 2 dwarf citrus trees about 20 years ago and the grapefruit is thriving, but the orange is "limping along." Do we have any suggestions?
  • Wendy - She's considering putting sweet potato vine in a corner of her yard to cover a bare spot and wants to know when she should plant it? (Now is a great time!)
  • Ann - Can dichondra grow in Scottsdale and she also has an issue with moths in her yard. She has a dog and wants to add something that won't harm the pets. What can she do?

Segment 4 (running time 6:40)

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Callers:

  • Steve - He shares a story about using an aerator. It's a good warning be safe using it!
  • Robert - He had a bougenvilla fall over and is losing it's leaves. What can he do and will it survive?

Text From a Listener:

  • They have thrips and aphids are making his rose petals look burnt. What can he do?

*We give tickets away to the Edible Garden Tour, put on by the Sweet Life Garden.

Remember, you can stop at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company during the week in Scottsdale!

9:00AM - Open Lines

Broadcasting on KTAR, KQNA, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:02)

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  • Live from Flagstaff and we discuss what's happening over the weekend.
  • Rosie talks about his travels and the unique homes he saw and a 7 MILLION DOLLAR REMODEL. WOW!!!
  • Discussing geo-thermal heat and cooling, plus other unique projects.
  • Labor shortages across the US and the remodeling boom.

Segment 2 (running time 6:43)

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  • Wrapping up our conversation on the labor shortage.

Caller:

  • Greg - The block wall in his backyard has paint flaking off and the brick is deteriorating. Besides paint, can he do anything to prevent further damage?

*He can find a Marvel Building & Masonry Supply store in his area for the right product.

Segment 3 (running time 12:37)

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Caller:

  • Carol - She had 4 painters out to offer bids. One company expected a 50% down payment and wants to know if this is normal? The other question is about using the bathroom while they are on the job.....

*We talk paint prep, defining the number of coats and our paint brand preferences. We love PPG Paints and Sherwin Williams brands.

  • More on painting and how to properly maintain it to avoid an expensive repainting job.

Segment 4 (running time 6:33)

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  • More on painting and avoiding "lifetime" paint guarantees.

Caller:

  • Mike - He wants to put aluminum over the exposed wood at his home to avoid the deterioration. He can't find it in Arizona and is wondering if it's bad for this area and why he can't find it.

*JLC Enterprises installs aluminum facing and can help if you're in his area.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:01)

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  • Rosie gives you a Mother's Day head's up.....are you ready? We have some suggestions on this and other topics on our Blog. Give it a read!
  • Romey welcomes Get The Lint Out to the network!

Our topic this week covers "Seven Secrets to Speed Up Your Remodel"

  • We invite Tom Reilly, owner of Renovations, to give advice on keeping your project on schedule.
  • Common denominators to staying on time. Prep, prep, prep!
  • Misconceptions around what it takes to speed it up. Early demolition is not the key.
  • Communication is key.

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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  • Rosie has Tom share the history behind his business. Reminder that he is an architect. He'd be a great hire for anyone in his area. We love his work!

More on staying on schedule:

  • Challenges when you have an absentee homeowner.
  • The effect of change orders on the timeline.

Segment 3 (running time 12:55)

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Thanks to Tom for joining us and if you need help in Northern Arizona, call him at Renovations!

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Rosie talked with John at Assurance Builders in Tucson and had some tips:

  • Have a well defined scope of work.
  • Have a complete list of selected materials put together before you get started.

Segment 4 (running time 6:24)

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  • Staying within the budget and it's clear what work will be done.
  • Critical: the Start date and the Finish date.
  • What homeowner's can do and they are not your "wipping boy." Work with them and create a team with a common mission. Get it done right and get it done on time.

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