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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, August 19, 2018

Terra Firma

Do you see cracks in your foundation? How about gaps in your window? Sloping floors? Cracked drywall? Your home may have settled and it could mean trouble if you don't do something. Pete talks with Ryan Beckley of Terra Firma the expert in foundation stabilization to stop the settling in your home. This problem won't go away. It'll only get worse. Listen in. Get educated and see if it might be good idea to give Terra Firma a call.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Budget Blinds

Pete talks with Emmett Brost of Budget Blinds and Danny O'Neil of ESPN radio about how Budget tackled his third story window flawlessly. Pete asks Emmett about tariffs and how Budget's vendor network helps you get a great price on a quality blind.​

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Kodiak Heating and Air

Whether it's your water heater, furnace, or air conditioning unit - they need service. Don't wait until something breaks down and you have an expensive emergency service all. Pete talks with Tom Hagar of Kodiak Heating and Cooling all about proper servicing of those units in your home. During the last half of the show, Pete and Tom talk about Pete's favorite heating source - ductless heat pumps and how they can save you significant money on your heating bill.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Careage Home Health and With a Little Help

My dad used to always say there's only two things in life that are certain...death and taxes. That means we can't avoid getting older and you can't avoid the IRS. Part of aging is being prepared so that you're not a burden on your family. That's where a long term care plan becomes vital. Pete talks with Chris Strand of Careage and Shawn D'Amelio from Wiith a Little Help about all the options of in-home care - from simple shopping and companionship to skilled nursing care. Pete also shares his own story of his mom to help you understand why this is so important to consider. Listen in and learn.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

State Roofing

It’s the time of year in Seattle where we’re all enjoying the outdoors. Around the home having an outdoor deck to entertain and bbq can be just the solution. Pete talks with Dave and Paul about your decking needs from new, to repair to restoration. Together, they give you all the tips, material choices and stain recommendations to bring that dream outdoor environment to life. And best of all, when you listen in, you’ll hear Dave let you know how to get your own top of the line bbq free from State and personally delivered and installed by Dave.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bedrooms & More

Blake from Bedrooms and more stops by to discuss the importnace of buying a quality mattress. 

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Pella Windows

Are you feeling the draft from your windows? Have they failed? Are they leaking? Maybe you’re building a new home and want to find the best quality windows. Listen in as Pete talks with Tess and Trey from Pella windows all about their line of wooden high quality windows. You’ll learn how they’re made, all the different styles you can order and the best practices for installation. If it’s time for new windows, Pete prevents it from becoming a pane-ful experience.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Aging in Place-Windermere and Golden Heritage Financial

Downsizing with Kirk Vaux and Kelly Hodson! Pete here, and I just went through a major downsizing project in my mom’s home – that means getting rid of the years and years of clothing and clutter that’s been collected by your mom and dad. This is not something you want to get stuck doing! Pete talks with Kirk of Windermere Real Estate who’s an expert at helping the elderly and children of the elderly get a plan and take action now to reduce the clutter and downsize for a possible future transition. What if your mom and dad don’t want to move? Pete covers that as well talking with Kelly of Golden Heritage Financial about the benefits and ease in getting a reverse mortgage so you can stay in your home. Whether you want to sell or stay Pete and his friends Kirk an

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pacific Insurance Group

Pete sits down with the folks from Pacific Insurance to discuss why the present is the right time to plan for the long term future.

Monday, June 11, 2018

TerraFirma Foundation Systems

Do you have a basement or crawlspace in your home? Have you seen signs of water leaks? Ever seen that white stuff on your foundation wall and don’t know what it is? Do you have puddles in your crawl space? Or how about that must odor you smell in your house? You know it can be fixed. Pete talks with Scott of Terra Firma all about how to fix and eliminate water intrusion, musty odors, and possible mold growth from a leaking foundation. It’s something you don’t want to put off. Get educated so you can spot the signs before they become a really big and expensive problem!

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Pure Clean

The best of Home Matters: another must listen with Pete and the good folks from Pure Clean!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Bedrooms and More

Remember waterbeds? Well Pete has fun with Blake of Bedrooms and More talking about the motion of the ocean. But there’s more. Pete has Blake share the inside tips why you might want to think twice before you buy a mattress from one of those currently popular online mattress sensations you see on TV. You’ll get the education you need on how to shop for a good quality mattress at the right price for your  body to get the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

With a Little Help, Fall Prevention, Aging

A subject near and dear to Pete’s heart is helping you help your parents stay independent and safe in their home as they get older. Pete talks to a team of experts on this show to share the inside tips and guidelines you’ll need to think about to make this happen. Each of the experts offer a service, many times free of charge, to get you what you need to stay in your help or help your parents stay in their home with peace of mind. Every day you wait is a day of risk to you or your mom and dad. Get educated and take action from this show!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Leathers Home Furnishing

Need some help with your interior room design putting everything together with furniture, rugs, pillows, pictures, and vases? Look no further. Pete talks with Mitch and Cynthia – lead designer extraordinaire at Leathers Home Furnishings. Cynthia even has her own style she calls Pacific Northwest Contemporary that her clients love! If you’re building, remodeling or in the market for new furniture before you think of the big box furniture stores, let Pete, Mitch, and Cynthia help you find the perfect pieces for a price that may surprise you.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Leafless in Seattle

We all live in rain no matter what time of year here in the Puget Sound. What we don’t often think about is how that water is getting from your roof into your gutters and away from your house. When is the last time you looked at your gutters? How about cleaned them? Or what about possible signs of rot on your fascia board? Pete talks with gutter and water expert Jim of Leafless in Seattle. They have a superior technology and solution that spell the end for clogged overflowing gutters that can rot away your wood. Don’t fall prey to neglecting one the most important exterior systems in your home – your gutter system.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Budget Blinds - May 5, 2018

There are new safety rules coming for blinds. Why? Unfortunately, children are getting tangled in them and it’s not ending well. Pete talks with Emmett of Budget Blinds as he reveals the key tips to keeping your children safe and away from harm. Pete also gets Emmett to reveal the inside secrets on how to get the best blinds for your dollar and the best type of warranty you should look for in window coverings.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pella Windows

Are you feeling the draft from your windows? Have they failed? Are they leaking? Maybe you're building a new home and want to find the best quality windows. Listen in as Pete talks with Tess and Trey from Pella windows all about their line of wooden high quality windows. You'll learn how they're made, all the different styles you can order and the best practices for installation. If it's time for new windows, Pete prevents it from becoming a pane-ful experience.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Issaquah Cedar and Lumber

Thinking about a new deck, siding, or exterior garden patio?

Sunday, April 15, 2018

State Roofing

Ever heard a horror story of a good job gone bad with a contractor? We all have, so Pete talks about that nightmare with his good friends David and Paul at State Roofing. You'll get the inside tips on how to find a good roofing contractor for your job. Then Pete talks about the key signs you're roof is failing before it becomes a very expensive problem. Finally there’s a new roofing material that far exceeds your standard roofing and overall is less expensive during the life of ownership. Get the tips and inside information you need for your roofing project.