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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.

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.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Tile Lines

Been looking at your floors or countertops lately and thinking it's time for a change? Or maybe your building and want something functional but beautiful. Tile is one of the best materials for flooring as it's durable, beautiful and fits with any decor. Quartz is a superior solution for countertops Listen in as Pete talks with Darrel of Tile Lines about how tile is made, how to choose a color, texture and the new looks in metal and concrete tile. Then Pete moves over to discussing Engineered Quartz Countertops and why they are superior to Granite. Get the inside tips and secrets so you can choose the right tile or countertop you can afford to fall in love with!

Sunday, April 01, 2018


Many people struggle with purchasing a home -- especially in the hot Seattle market. But there ARE innovative ways to buy a home, including joint ownership. Pete sits down with Matt Holmes and Tim Hedberg from CoBuy, a Seattle company founded with the goal of increasing access to and flexibility around home ownership.

Sunday, March 25, 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 and Kelly got you covered.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Pacific Insurance Group

With life comes uncertain events. What would you do if you left your loved ones behind without setting up a proper insurance plan to help them out? It's an uncomfortable topic but Pete makes it a bit easier as he talks with Carter and Lauren, owners of Pacific Insurance. Listen in as Pete asks the questions. You get the answers. What is term life insurance? How does it work? What if you have a pre-existing condition? How are premiums set? How is term life different from permanent insurance? What's the best choice for you? If you haven't set yourself up with an insurance plan, you'll want to get the education you need on this show.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Genesee Fuel & Heating

Pete and the crew from Genesee Heating discuss one of the most unique and environmentally home heating products on the market: Bioheat. So if you're looking for a greener, cleaner way to heat your home and reduce your carbon footprint, Genesee Fuel & Heating Company has your solution.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Leathers Home Furnishing

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.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

HOME MATTERS: Renter's Warehouse

Pete talks with Seth about the current trends in the housing rental market. Listen in and you'll find out answers to these questions...(1) How tight is the housing squeeze in Seattle right now? (2) Is there a bubble that's going to burst in the housing market? (3) What should home buyers keep in mind if they're planning on investing in a home? (4) Should you sell or keep your home and rent it in this market? (5) What homework should you do if you're planning to rent in the Puget Sound area?

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.