The Chris Loves Julia Podcast w/ Preston Pugmire

Conversations about DIY, Home Design, and family. Chris Loves Julia is a DIY home design blog that started in 2008. It has since become the go to place for design and home renovation info for millions of readers. On this podcast we go behind the curtain on blogging, home renovation, and design in general and how it all relates to having a home that is "lived in" by a family.
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Jun 27, 2016

The first of two episodes focused on budgeting for renovation, we visit with John and Sherry Petersik, the creators of the wildly successful Young House Love blog and brand. Hear them talk about some of their favorite “bang for your buck” projects, as well as some things they’ve learned they’d rather hire out than do themselves.

They’ll also share insights on the other side of a budget, which is timing, and knowing when the right time is to take on a project and how a phased approach may not only help you satisfy your desires for change, but set your space up for greatness when you’re ready for a full renovation.

CLJ posts mentioned:
Our Finished Deck!
Our Painted Kitchen Cabinets!
Before & After: We Have a (Finished!) Coat Closet!

Young House Love posts mentioned:
Our Finally Finished Bonus Room
How to Build A Deck: It's DONE!!!
Trying Our Hand At DIY Ardex Concrete Counters
The Big Nursery Reveal: A Green & Blue Room For Our Girl

Be sure to listen to John & Sherry’s podcast, Young House Love Has a Podcast, on iTunes. It's seriously great.

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Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire

Jun 21, 2016

On this episode, we go behind the scenes on the complete kitchen renovation Chris and Julia did in Pittsburgh and hear some funny and also frustrating stories from them. We also talk about how renovating and doing DIY projects affects personal relationships. Its a good one.

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Posts mentioned in this Episode:

Complete Pittsburgh Kitchen Renovation


Jun 13, 2016

In this episode, we dive into how to start a design or remodeling project. The first thing is the planning sessions. Julia breaks down her process and gives some helpful hints about how to give your space the design it deserves. Chris and Preston just try to keep up.


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Style Quizes: Style Finder

Homegoods Style Scope Quiz

Whats Your Decor Style?

Houzz Style Quiz

Jun 7, 2016

On this episode we tackle kids rooms. Should they be themed? What works? What doesn't? Even if you don't have children, you learn stuff about Chris and Julia and things about their childhood rooms and we also discuss superheroes for a minute. It's a good one.


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CLJ Posts Mentioned:

Greta's first Big Girl room (old Utah house)

Happy Room for Greta (current Idaho house)

Party In Chris' Room!!!!