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Home Matters

Home Matters is a home improvement and lifestyle show that covers everything having to do with your home: treating your deck, winterizing your home, keeping your electric bill down, and how to pair your food and wine.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tile Lines

In the first half of the show, Pete talks with Darrell Helbling owner of Tiles Lines all about how to choose the right contractor for your next tile project. These are tips that can save you both aggravation, liability and get a fair price for your project. In the second half, Darrell shares which tools you'll need to lay tile if you choose to do the project yourself - what you can rent and what you should buy. Tile is one of the best northwest materials to put in your home and you'll learn what and how to do that on this show.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Issaquah Cedar & Lumber

Pete chats with Chad and Stacy about how Issaquah Cedar and Lumber has re-created some of the old siding for historical sites like the Lummi Long House, Fort Warden, and Seattle Aquarium. Chad explains to Pete how each project they carefully brought the building back to life with exact replica siding to keep the character and history of the building. Then Stacy shares how you can get a unique and customized cedar siding look for a lot less money than you think. If you're building new or replacing your existing siding before you buy what everyone else has - think about getting custom cedar siding. And learn how to do that on this show.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Westcoast Armory

The right to bear arms is our second amendment and part of the U.S. Constitution. Whether you agree or disagree with gun ownership - guns are here and may be in your neighborhood. So if you have children, this show is a MUST listen to educate you on how to have that gun safety conversation with your family. Pete talks with John, the gun education expert at West Coast Armory North all about gun storage, safety and education.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Issaquah Cedar and Lumber

Pete is joined by Stacy Kovats and Jeff Jennings, lead millwright from Issaquah Cedar & Lumber. You can practically smell the fresh cedar sawdust in this podcast as Stacy and Jeff discuss custom crown molding work and everything you need to know about cedar siding, fencing, and lumber products.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Leathers Home Furnishings

Pete and Mitch from Leathers Home Furnishings walk you through everything you need to know to create the perfect environment inside in your home with carefully selected furnishings.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Bedrooms and more

Pete and the trusty crew bring on the team from Bedrooms and More to talk Home Matters, from the bedroom and beyond.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

PacWest Propane

Pete and the trusty crew from PacWest Propane return for another show on the current state of propane pricing nationwide.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tile Lines

Listen in as Pete talks about laying tile, grout, and kitchen/bathroom remodeling with Darrell Helbling of Tile Lines in Kent.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

State Roofing

Listen in as Pete talks with Dave Martin and Paul Nelson all about how to know when your roof needs a new roof, the process of getting a quote and the exceptional materials that can give your roof a 50 year life warranty instead of the typical 15-20 year life of old outdated composite roofs.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Bartell Drugs

Flu and cold season are here again and Pete talks with Ric and Keian from your local Bartell Drugs about whether flu vaccines really work and how to alleviate the symptoms when you do get a cold or flu. Keian, our local pharmacist expert, shares his secret weapon he uses to prevent colds or get over them faster. It's an inexpensive natural way to lick that cold. We're all going to get sick this Fall and Winter season. But maybe you won't if you listen in to this show...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Renter's Warehouse

Pete talks to the guys from Renter's Warehouse to talk about the benefits of renting out your home.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Woodcraft

Woodworking...the best Seattle-area stress reliever and the Disneyland of woodworking is Woodcraft. Pete talks with Eli all about the unique and exotic hardwoods available at Woodcraft to use in your projects. Not a woodworker yet? No problem, Eli shares with Pete about the classes for you to turn pens, build a bench, a toolbox, and best of all how to use the tools to make your projects happen.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Luminaire

It's getting darker in Seattle and Pete is going to shed some light on the new affordable technologies you can install in your home. These include LED, sensors, timers, and phone apps to automate your home's lighting. He'll be talking with David, the owner and expert of everything that sheds light on your life.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Budget Blinds

Pete talks with Emmett Brost of Budget Blinds all about the entire process of choosing the right blinds or drapes for your home. There are some tips and tricks and Pete shares with you why you shouldn't just buy your blinds from a Big Box store and it's more than just competitive pricing you'll get at Budget Blinds. Budget Blinds has a few advantages you can't find anywhere else and Pete and Emmett discuss that on the show.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

State Roofing

It's that time of the season to get outdoors and there's no better way to do that around the home than with a beautiful new deck. Pete talks with Paul and Dave of State Roofing all about decks. State's been doing decks for over 12 years and there isn't a deck they can't design and build. Pete delivers lots of useful tips on what to consider to get your new deck built safely and built the right way!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

West Coast Armory North

The right to bear arms is our second amendment and part of the U.S. Constitution. Whether you agree or disagree with gun ownership - guns are here and may be in your neighborhood. So if you have children, this show is a MUST listen to educate you on how to have that gun safety conversation with your family. Pete talks with John, the gun education expert at West Coast Armory North all about gun storage, safety and education.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pure Clean

Do you have a smell in your house, apartment, investment, or commercial property that just won't go away. Is it cigarette smoke, pet odor, food, musty smells, or fire damage? Pete talks with Ben about his new technology and company that guarantees odor removal. His technology works by starving the bacteria to totally eliminate that nasty smell. No longer do you have to be frustrated with other methods that mask the smell for awhile only to smell it coming back. Pete and Ben talk all about the science behind Pure Odor Systems and why his technology works! Pete finishes the show with Ben all about in-home allergens and why dust mites are causing you more issues than you think with their feces – and what you can do about it...

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Orca Conservancy - Shari Tarantino

We live in a wonderful place in the Puget Sound. Water and an abundance of wildlife...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Bedrooms and More

If you've been looking online for a mattress and found the new startups like Casper, Purple, Tufton, Ghostbed and others and thought, “What a deal!”...think again. Pete talks with Blake of Bedrooms and More about what to really look for in a quality mattress that's going to give you years of comfort and quality. Don't be fooled. Listen in and learn.

Elite Exteriors

Pete talks with John of Elite about another new technology in siding, stone, and walkways. It's called Stoneskinz and is like Rhino Liner for the home. Made of the same material, it's impervious to weather, water, mold and mildew. Even better it's lightweight and easy to install. Pete talks with John all about this technology, application, and cost. Pete finishes the show talking about Everlast, a siding technology that is cost competitive and far superior to cement board siding that swells, cracks and requires painting. Listen in if you're building a new home or it's time to replace your siding, roof, deck, sidewalk.