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Remodeling Unscripted

Buckle up and come along for the ride with Geoff Horen, the esteemed home renovation expert who's been transforming spaces for over 20 years. In this podcast, Geoff offers unfiltered insights into the world of home remodeling, bridging the gap between expectations and reality. Join Geoff every week for quick 10-15-minute episodes as he shares industry secrets and best practices for home remodeling projects. He brings his authentic self to the table, discussing the day-to-day experiences and turning them into valuable lessons for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts like you.

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Episode 52: Everything You Need To Know About Dumpster Rental
This episode is about renting dumpsters for home improvement projects or cleaning outs. James Coppola from Been There Done That discusses what to consider when renting a dumpster, such as size, driveway protection, and what can and cannot be placed in the dumpster. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
27:19 5/14/24
Episode 51: Refresh Your Home For Spring
Need a Spring home refresh? Don't wait! This episode reveals a counterintuitive project to tackle NOW & why. Plus essential exterior maintenance tips. Listen and enjoy a better spring & summer! Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
05:27 5/7/24
Episode 50: Why I Podcast: Unveiling the Secrets of Remodeling
Ever considered what goes on behind the scenes of a remodel? In this episode of Remodeling Unscripted, I reveal my deeper reasons behind this podcast. Get insider tips on the remodeling process, insights to speed up your project, and lessons learned from 25+ years in the business. Join me as we celebrate 50 episodes of valuable, unscripted remodeling advice! Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
06:55 4/23/24
Episode 49: Why Do We Do Large Projects & Small Projects
Do you ever wonder why some companies take on both big and small projects? This episode of “Another Week in the Why Do We Do Something” series dives into the reasons a construction company chooses to tackle various project sizes. You’ll learn how small projects can lead to bigger things and why quality and client relationships are so important. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
06:52 4/16/24
Episode 48: The Remodeling Selection Showroom – Our Differentiator
Struggling to choose materials for your home renovation? This episode discusses how a one-stop shop showroom can simplify the process by allowing you to see and compare different products at once.   Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
12:16 4/9/24
Episode 47: The Initial Phone Call – Our Meet & Greet
Skip the home visit hassle! This episode explains why Geoff uses a quick phone call to save you time & find the perfect fit for your project. Even get a free consultation! Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
15:12 3/26/24
Episode 46: Renovating A Newly Purchased Existing Home
Moving into a new home? Don't rush the reno! Geoff gives you the unfiltered truth on smart timing & finding the perfect partner. Listen & make your dream home a reality!" Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
11:37 3/19/24
Episode 45: Make Sure You Don’t Overspend Before Selling Your Home
Selling your house? Geoff discusses skipping the fancy remodels and focusing on minor fixes & price cuts. Buyers might just rip everything out anyway! Think low-cost, high-impact & cater to their needs, not yours. Save your money for your new dream home!  Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter
10:05 2/27/24
Episode 44: Making Smart Decisions When Building Your New Home
Building your dream home? Don't let hidden costs turn it into a remodel nightmare! This episode, a veteran remodeler spills the tea on sneaky mistakes that'll save you big bucks (and headaches) in the long run. Learn what to upgrade now, what to skip for later, and why that unfinished basement is a ticking time bomb. Tune in for expert advice that'll make your new build truly future-proof! Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted
09:31 2/20/24
Episode 43: Navigating Change Orders In Your Remodeling Project
In Episode 43 of 'Remodeling Unscripted,' Geoff delves into the realm of change orders. Learn the truth behind common misconceptions and get practical tips for managing them effectively. Tune in for invaluable insights to enhance your remodeling experience. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted
16:37 2/13/24
Episode 42: Balancing Form & Function In Your Remodeling Project
This episode explores the balance between form and function in design. From visual aesthetics to practical considerations, Geoff emphasizes prioritizing function and early cost discussions for a harmonious design. Join us as we navigate the challenges of creating a functional and visually pleasing living space. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted
11:11 2/6/24
Episode 41: Exploring Window Options As A Homeowner
In this episode, Geoff delves into the world of window replacement, offering real talk and unfiltered insights. From vinyl to fiberglass and wood options, he guides you through considerations, warranties, and the best choices for your home. Get expert advice on navigating the diverse market of window products and make informed decisions for your remodeling projects. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted
15:47 1/30/24
Episode 40: Embracing Mistakes: A Path to Trust & Lifelong Partnerships
In the 40th episode of "Remodeling Unscripted," Geoff highlights the positive impact of owning and fixing mistakes in the remodeling industry. He stresses that this approach builds trust with clients, fosters long-term relationships, and serves as effective, low-cost marketing for contractors. The episode encourages transparency and accountability in handling mistakes in the remodeling business. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
07:17 1/23/24
Episode 39: Where Have All the People Businesses Gone?
Episode 39 discusses the shift towards automation and its impact on personal interactions in today's world. Explore why human connections remain essential in the evolving business landscape. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
06:53 1/16/24
Episode 38: What Makes A Good Client?
In this episode, Geoff explores the qualities of a good client in the remodeling industry, discussing communication, expectations, and partnership throughout the project lifecycle. He describes how this is a valuable resource for understanding successful client-contractor relationships. Make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
13:21 1/9/24
Episode 37: We Will Not Sell Anything We Would Not Buy Ourselves
In Episode 37, Geoff explores Charlie Munger's advice for a successful career, focusing on his first rule: only sell what you'd buy yourself. He discusses the importance of integrity in product selection and building trust with clients, using personal anecdotes and industry examples. Tune in for a concise guide on ethical business practices. Subscribe for more insightful career tips.
16:35 12/26/23
Episode 36: The Demolition Phase
Explore the importance of demolition and establishing trust in home renovations with Jeff Horen. Episode 36 of "Remodeling Unscripted" offers expert insights into respectful and effective remodeling practices. Subscribe for impactful renovation advice.
10:28 12/18/23
Episode 35: Remodeling & Dribbling Are Exactly Alike!
In this episode, Geoff presents an intriguing analogy between basketball and home remodeling. Drawing a parallel between strategies used on the court and the reasons to undertake a home remodeling project, Geoff shares three main reasons for both activities: getting out of trouble, improving one's current position, and aiming for a significant achievement. This perspective offers unique and engaging insight into remodeling with relatable examples and personal anecdotes.
10:40 12/12/23
Episode 34: You’ll Care About Our Company Culture When We Work In Your Home
Join us for an engaging video where our Geoff offers deep insights into the complexities of building and maintaining a positive company culture. Drawing lessons from the story of Uber as showcased in a recent Netflix documentary, this talk goes beyond the surface to uncover what truly makes or breaks a company's internal environment.
08:27 12/5/23
Episode 33: The Meet and Greet
In this episode, Geoff provides valuable information for those of you that are looking to start a remodeling project. He introduces the concept of the "Meet and Greet" and outlines what he thinks every client should do when they're connecting with a remodeler in the early stages of the project. If you're wondering how to find a remodeling company that is a good fit for you, make sure you tune in!   Click here (https://www.lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted/) and subscribe to get our Story of the Week and Weekly Home Tip in your inbox! Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out. For more unscripted conversations about remodeling, join our community: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remodeling_unscripted/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550809336336 Twitter: http://Twitter.com/remodelingun   Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
17:22 11/28/23
Episode 32: Understanding the Logic Behind Remodeling Payment Structures
The show producer has not yet provided a description for this episode.
06:16 11/21/23
Episode 31: Latest Trends in Front Doors
In episode 31, Geoff zeroes in on an important (and often overlooked) feature of the home--the front door! Tune in to hear him talk about why replacing your front door might make sense for your home and all of the factors that contribute to that decision including budget, energy efficiency, style, and safety.   Click here (https://www.lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted/) and subscribe to get our Story of the Week and Weekly Home Tip in your inbox! Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out. For more unscripted conversations about remodeling, join our community: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remodeling_unscripted/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550809336336 Twitter: http://Twitter.com/remodelingun   Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
23:33 11/14/23
Episode 30: Be Nice
In episode 30, Geoff shares about how to handle communication with clients that is hostile, negative, rude, or uncomfortable. He opens up about a recent real-life interaction and discusses how his team remained professional. Tune in to hear more about the situation and learn how we can all "Be Nice".   Click here (https://www.lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted/) and subscribe to get our Story of the Week and Weekly Home Tip in your inbox! Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out. For more unscripted conversations about remodeling, join our community: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remodeling_unscripted/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550809336336 Twitter: http://Twitter.com/remodelingun   Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
15:48 11/7/23
Episode 29: Cost vs Value in Home Remodeling
In episode 29, Geoff discusses a question that clients ask him about often: how do I know I'm going to see a return on this renovation investment? Tune in to hear his perspective as he covers highlights from the 2023 Cost Versus Value Study and shares his input about remodeling ROI. Click here (https://www.lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted/) and subscribe to get our Story of the Week and Weekly Maintenance Tip in your inbox! Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out.  For more unscripted conversations about remodeling, join our community: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remodeling_unscripted/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550809336336 Twitter: http://Twitter.com/remodelingun Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
23:59 10/31/23
Episode 28: A Day in the Life of a Remodeler
In episode 28, Geoff is pulling back the curtain to expose what really happens day-to-day in the remodeling world. Candidly, he shares a story about a day that went south for his team and he discusses how they handled it in the best interest of their clients. Click here (https://www.lifestylegroup.com/remodeling-unscripted/) and subscribe for your weekly guide to home improvement wisdom. Each week, in addition to our remodeling related guidance, you receive one home maintenance tip to keep you on schedule for a perfectly maintained home through the year! Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show. See the links below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remodeling_unscripted/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550809336336 Twitter: http://Twitter.com/remodelingun Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
14:45 10/24/23
Episode 27: Financing a Remodeling Project 
In this episode, Geoff discusses an important aspect of the remodeling world: finances. He sits down to talk about the various ways to finance a renovation project and looks at different options for different scenarios. Regardless of the age of your house or the size of your project, there are financing options available for you! Click here and subscribe for your weekly guide to home improvement wisdom. Each week, in addition to our remodeling related guidance, you receive one home maintenance tip to keep you on schedule for a perfectly maintained home through the year! Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
17:43 10/17/23
Episode 26: Small Kitchen, Big Transformation
We are back with another episode of Remodeling Unscripted! In this episode, Geoff sits down to talk about one of his recent renovation projects — a small kitchen with big potential! From project timelines to wasted space, he hopes this episode provides beneficial insight for homeowners and remodelers as he dives into some of the lessons he learned along the way. Also, make sure you subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss out and follow along on social media for all of the best information related to the show.  Instagram Facebook Twitter Find out more information at: http://www.lifestylegroup.com/RemodelingUnscripted
19:52 10/10/23
Episode 25: An Exciting Transition
Remodeling Unscripted is back and better than ever! On this week's new episode, Geoff shares how the podcast will be changing over the coming weeks. Tune in to hear about the new direction for the podcast, Geoff’s goal to highlight the truth about remodeling, and what this transition is going to offer listeners. 
07:22 10/3/23
Episode 24: Helping Indiana Homeowners Through Restoration Services
In this episode, Geoff sits down with Karen Karr, Director of Business Development at Midwest Remediation, to discuss her professional journey and how Midwest Remediation helps families and homes recover from catastrophic events.
50:27 4/14/23
Episode 23: A Discussion about the Brain's Functions and Power
Season 3, Episode 3: In this episode, Geoff sits down with Jon Laster, Founder of LasterGrowth and respected public speaker and lifestyle coach who has been called 'The People Scientist', to learn more about his journey, his passion for speaking and teaching, and how brain science affects relationships, leadership, and culture.
72:16 3/10/23