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Episode 65

​Celebrity Chef Mark Kalix is our first guest who gives us Father's day tips and ideas. We want dads to cook and grill because they enjoy it. Looking for a simple, but meaningful gift, get a new tank of propane. He explains how to cross hatch your meat to get the perfect looking grill marks for amazing presentation. He also talks about a new cooking technique using a sous vide machine for your meats. Mike Ard with Off-Site Garages is here to talk about how you can purchase a storage unit as a real estate investment. This is a great idea for people who are really into cars, motorcycles, boats, have a big RV, or just need some space to do hobbies or hang out. He talks about how these units turn into man caves and people even build mezzanines. He goes through the pros and cons of owning one of these units that are about 24 ft high and about 1,000-1,200 sq. ft.

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Episode 64

​John Higgins steps in as our radio host and starts the show by talking with Greg Pixely with Denver Fire Department. Greg explains that Egress windows are windows that can be easily opened in case there is an emergency. He talks about basement windows and people with older homes are updating their windows for added value in the home and for safety reasons and upgrade to home codes. He states that the leading cause of home fires is people not paying attention to their environment such as walking away from the kitchen while they are cooking and forgetting about it. He talks about other ways that you can reduce your chances of a home fire starting. Shay Kent is the second guest with Zoe Homes LLC. She talks about the difference between staging and decorating and how to depersonalize a home to help sell the home. You can get up to 10% more on a home by having it staged and it will sell faster than if it wasn't staged. She goes into detail about senses that you should think about before selling and staging a home.

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Episode 63

​We have a very special guest Kirk Yuhnke, an anchor for Fox 31, that talks about his experience doing his own basement renovation. He gave us great tips on doing DIY renovation projects. One of the tips is that of you get a permit filed, you actually pre-pay for your taxes and can then buy supplies tax exempt. If you want to save money and have the time you should do your own projects, but you have to know your limits. If you do your research, have pride in what you do, ask questions, and take your time with your home project, you will finish with great results. Our second guest is Chelley Canales with Boys and Girls Club who talks about the 15 clubs around Denver and what their program does. They provide a safe and secure place for kids to be while focusing on academic success, character and leadership while living a healthy lifestyle. She also talks about their fundraising and events such as the golf tournament.

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Episode 62

​Cindy Sanchez with All About Cabinets & Countertops is our first guest who is a designer. Her approach to remodeling kitchens is to figure out the home owner's style, whether it's classic, contemporary, transitional, or other. She tries to inspire her clients to bring their designer out and talks about how she focuses on color and function. Our next guest is Dakota Lyons with Plan Bee who has a new location at the Mile High Flea Market. He educates us about the different species of bees and that the bee population has gone up with backyard bee keeping. He talks about the benefits of home grown honey and how to tell if your bee hives are thriving. We end the show with "Ask the Experts" segments.

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Episode 61

​The first guest is Joey Elkins with Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom who talks about when the best time to buy appliances and what deals they have for Memorial Day and throughout the year. They have deals on washers and dryers, ranges, mattresses, and more. Our second guest is Larry Balzano with Centennial Tap Beer Service which installs and services beverage equipment for bars, restaurants, and homes. He informs us that home micro brews inside and outside are more popular than people think. He explains that in Colorado, you actually need to poor beer with more pressure because of the elevation. People can brew more than just beer; you can have wine on tap, sparkling water, craft cocktails, and even cold brew coffee. The show ends with "Ask the Experts" segment.

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Episode 60

​Mitch Schwartz with The Furnished Kitchen is our first guest who has two kitchens that are featured in Colorado’s Best Kitchens magazine. He talks to us about not moving too quickly when getting into kitchen renovations. He tells clients up front that 50-60% of the cost is materials. He really tries to have people slow down during the renovation process and educates them on their choices such as nicer appliances versus nicer cabinets. Denise Dickson with Equity Colorado is our other guest who talks about real estate investing and real estate in Colorado. She recently had a kitchen featured in Colorado’s Best Kitchens magazine. She discusses a little bit about public of trustees sales and how the housing market has changed over the years. She explains what the biggest selling points are in the home and that on average it only takes 15 seconds for someone to decide if a home is the right place for them.

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Episode 59

​Our fist guest is Celebrity Chef Mark Kalix with our host Kevin Drako. He talks to us about cooking for mom for Mother’s Day. A great breakfast tip is to make sure you plan ahead and make it easy. For lunch you can make quiche which is a lot easier than people think and has a recipe for us. Another tip he gives us is to send flowers to your mom on Friday so that she can enjoy them all weekend. Dave Richard with Interior Solutions is our second guest. He specializes in kitchen and bath renovations and talks about people shrinking your closet space to expand your bathroom and utilizing your space. He brings up the big debate in bathrooms, a tub or a shower. Watch out for what you see on HGTV reality home remodel shows. You don’t see what they do behind the scenes and sometimes set wrong expectations on the timing of a remodel. We end the show with “Ask the Expert? with additional questions from the listeners.

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Episode 58

​Kevin Drako has Jan Neighes with CKD LLC as a guest on the show first. She talks to us today about the Cost versus Value Report in the Denver area. Not a lot of people know about this report, but is a great tool to use to see how much you can expect the cost and the return on investment (ROI) is for a remodel. The top three home projects you can do that have the most ROI is replacing your garage door, adding stone to your exterior, and a kitchen remodel. She also discusses her process of working with a new client and making sure that they feel like she can deliver their vision. Shay Kent with Zoë Homes is our second guest who talks about getting the maximum value out of selling your home with staging. She explains that staging is the act of depersonalizing so that the most amount of people can visualize themselves living in the space. At the end of the segment, with “Ask the Expert? where listeners submitted their own questions.

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Episode 57

​Kevin Drako first talks with Kevin Kisner about the Broncos draft. Jeremy Parcels with Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath who talks about the trends in luxury bathroom remodels. Things that are popular are steam showers, multiple heads, heated floors and towel racks, and more. He talks about what you should consider before adding things to your bathroom and his process with customers for a bathroom remodel. Roger Huber with Precision Homes is our next guest who talks about what his company does. They do roofing, cabinets, countertops, real estate, home building, and more. He talks about kitchen styles and trends that people in Colorado have in their homes. We end the show with "Ask the Experts"

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Episode 56

​Kevin Drako starts this segment by talking with Jeff Caesar with Colorado Basements and Remodels. Jeff tells us that every project he works on is unique and talks about how doing remodels in your basement are a way to expand and utilize all the space in your home. Jeff talks about what you should do before doing a basement remodel and tells listeners to build it how you want it. We are then joined by Shay Kent of Zoe Home LLC as she tells us what staging is and why it is so important in selling a home. She gives us the 3D tips for staging: de-clutter, de-personalize, and deep clean. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 55

​Kevin Drako starts by talking about the Colorado Rockies with Shannon Hurd, They talk about what people can expect from the Rookies baseball team this year. Josh Oqueli with Bonsai Design talks about their business which specializes in high performance design and construction making homes sustainable, high performance, and energy efficiency. They talk more in-depth about sustainable building and using recycled materials and high efficient materials like triple pane windows. Celebrity Chef Mark Kalix is our next guest who gives you the insights on how to cook on your grill this season. Learn about how to properly preheat your grill, get the grill lines in your meat, how to zone your grill properly, and so much more to master your grilling experience. The show ends with "Ask the Experts"

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Episode 54

​Kevin Drako is joined by Scott Deemer of Outdoor Craftsman to talk about landscape and outdoor kitchen design here in Colorado. He talks about catering to his sophisticated clients by making unique and personal designs to fit his client’s wants and lifestyles. He can do all types of different styles and had a very high reputation of having such a great experience and an amazing outdoor space. Justin Pfeifer of Remax joins the show to talk about the current real estate market and how it's affecting his clients. He talks about the average prices of homes and gives tips to sellers and buyers in this competitive market. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 53

​Kimberly Moorehead of Wanderflower and Co. joined the show to talk about real estate and how she helps prepare buyers when looking at homes. Kimberly explains what escalation clause is and talks about her dream home. Kennie Gonzales and Luis Lopez of Carpentry Creations Ltd. joined the show to tell us what the latest trends and designs for kitchens are including two toned cabinets, farmhouse stinks, crown molding, and more. They explain what the typical life-span is for kitchen cabinets and talk about the different type of woods and materials there are for cabinets. At the end, they give some great advice about what to expect when doing a kitchen remodel, especially on a tight schedule.

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Episode 52

​Kevin Drako is joined by Virginia Coleman of Virginia T. Coleman Custom Designs as she talks about steel fabricating and her secret to success. Riley Lowry of Bedgear joined the show to talk about the latest with Bedgear. Riley explains how Bedgear's pillows remain cold at all times and how they help your sleep styles. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 51

​Tim and Sandy Jones of the Jones Team of Colorado joins the show once again to talk about mountain real estate. Tim and Sandy explain the process of buying raw land. They answer the question, what are the pros and cons of sub dividing a lot? Phronsie and Mary of Origins Kitchen and Bath join the show to give us the latest on designing kitchens and baths. Phronsie and Mary tell us about lighting and their process of designing kitchens and baths. They talk about what their dream kitchen is.

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Episode 50

​We are joined by Tim and Sandy Jones of The Jones Team of Colorado to talk about mountain real estate. How does the location change the price of homes? Tim and Sandy also talk about safely managing waste water. Kathy Gaines of MaxFund joined the show to talk about rescuing animals. Kathy tells us what kind of animals they do and don't rescue. Kathy tells us that MaxFund also hosts a yearly Chili Cook-off that is coming up! We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 49

​We kick off the show with our sports segment. Ryan Treadwell of Kona Contractors joined the show to talk about outdoor living. Ryan tells us what kind of materials he suggests for decking. Jason Propst from New Box popped on to talk about doors and cabinets and gave us all of the latest styles. Jason also talks about the functionality in kitchens. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 48

​We kick off the show with some quick sports talk. Julee Jordening from Wray of Truss Interiors joins the show to talk about interior designs and what her thoughts on outdoor living spaces. Justin Donat of Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration joins the show to tell us all the latest details in cleaning your home and talks about the process of water damage. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" Segment

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Episode 47

​Kevin Drako kicks off the show talking with Kevin Kissner about Super Bowl Lll between the Eagles and Patriots. Joey Elkins of Appliance Factory joins the show to talk about the newest things and latest deals at Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom. Alla Todorova of Alla Interiors joins the show to tell us the latest on interior design. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 46

​We kick off the show with 3-time National Champion from Alabama and former Carolina Panther Robert Lester. Lester tells us how to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots and who is his pick is for the Super Bowl. We are then joined by Pamela Primm of Ion Real Estate. Pamela tells us all about real estate and how she helps remodel kitchens. Our Celebrity Chef Mark joins the show to tell us about the newest appliances and what he likes to make at his Super Bowl party.

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Episode 45

​Don Ellis from Plumb and Square Home Inspections joins the show to gives us all the latest on home inspections. He answers questions like what happens when the inspection doesn't pass code and what can go wrong with new homes compared to older homes. Jim Lohr of Copperleaf Custom Homes joins the show to tell us all about the newest technology for homes and how you can control certain things in your house including appliances. We then close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 43

​Kevin Drako starts by talking about the Denver Broncos being a destination location for players. Our first guest is Twyla Lynch with Urban Farm Colorado which talks about raised garden beds. She states that anyone can do it and that it can teach kids and people lots of great skills. She talks about the difference between cold and warm crops and when it is the best time to start planting each. Our second guest is Ryan Fox with Fox Haus Wood Shop. He creates amazing furniture and fixtures out of reclaimed and repurposed material all here locally in Colorado. He talks about his modern simple style that is functional such as tables, benches, and wall pieces. At the end of the segment, each guest answers questions in "Ask the Experts".

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Episode 43

​Kevin Drako kicks off the show giving us his 60 seconds of sports. We are then joined by David Rusaw of the Rusaw Team. David tells us about their builder trade-in program and how long people are allowed to rent the home from the Rusaw Team. David also explains what the rental rate would be. Casey Barrett of Barrett Resources LLC. joins the show to tell us about custom home building. Casey also talks about his 30 day walk through program and why he has that process in place. Kevin Drako closes out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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  • David Rusaw of the Rusaw Team
  • ​​Casey Barrett of Barrett Resources LLC


Episode 42

​On this episode of This Dream House Kevin Drako gives us his 60 seconds of sports. We are then joined by Faris Spinosi from TVL Creative Ltd. Faris tells us what makes her company unique and what she thinks about the current housing situations. We are then joined by Shelly Taff of SJT Interiors. Shelly gives us all the latest details on how she stages homes.

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Episode 41

​On this episode of This Dream House we go back to some of our favorite interviews from 2017. Joey Elkins from Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom joins the show as well as TV star Nate Berkus. Dakota Lyons from Plan Bee stops by followed by D-Mac From The Drive with Big Al & D-Mac.

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Episode 40

​We start the show with Kevin Drako giving his opinion on the latest sports news with his 60 seconds of sports! Joey Elkins from Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom joins the show to tell us the latest holiday deals from Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom. We are then joined by Karen Bordner with KD Residential Investments as she tells us the process of buying, inspecting, renovating, and selling a home. We then close out the show with our "Ask The Expert Segment.

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Episode 39:

​We kick off the show with Tom and Brooks O'Hearn from Shamrock Homes joining the show to talk about the latest about home remodeling and what's the latest and newest designs they're seeing. Tiny from Tiny's Granite Works joins the show to tell us all about his granite work but also his company called "Bottlelicious" his art company that specializes in custom artwork and what goes into creating these pieces, among other things. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 38:

​Kevin Drako starts the show by giving us his 60 seconds of sports. We are then joined by Shannon Sharp from Colorado Custom Coverings to give us the latest on her business and the benefits on having custom coverings. Nick Masciatro of Prestige Designed Homes of Colorado joins the show and tells us all about his designs. We close out the show with our "Ask the Expert" segment.

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Episode 37:

​Kevin Drako kicks off the show giving his 60 second of sports. We are then joined by Celebrity Chef Mark. You are not gonna believe what Chef Mark made the guys in studio. We are then joined by Chad Schnuelle from Urban Chicken Farming as he gives us tips on chicken farming.

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Episode 36:

​Sponsored by LG Home Appliances.

First guest, Trish Bonney, founder and designer with TAB Interior Designs starts by explaining to Kevin what inspired her to follow her dreams of becoming an interior designer. Trish then talks about what TAB Interior Design offers, what makes them unique, and how the process play out for a new client working with TAB designers.

Brian von Schaumburg, owner of Genesis Cabinet Company is our second guest. Genesis Cabinet Company boasts over 26 years in the industry, bringing quality custom cabinets to their customers. Brian explains that the process is fairly simple once the customer makes the final decision. Though there is plenty of things to take into consideration and plan carefully for to execute the project properly, Genesis Cabinetry has been doing so successfully for many years.

The final segment covers questions from our listeners for both Trish and Brian.

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Episode 35:

​Sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances.

The show starts off with talking to Jason DeYoung with Perfect Turf. Jason talks about the benefits and process of artificial turf/ grass like maintenance free and you can save tons of money and water. Their artificial turf looks natural, is pet friendly, and lasts for 25 years.

Kevin Drako interviews Joseph Roos and Jayne Colburn with Hide in Plain Sight which is a nonprofit that raises awareness and funding that helps homeless students to help them attend school and help support them in a time of need. There are over 24,000 students who are homeless in the Denver Metro Area. Apart of their mission is to give out grants and scholarships for students to go to college or trade schools and become competitive in the job market. Check out their website for more information and to give back.

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Episode 34:

​Sponsored by LG Home Appliances

The first guest on this week’s show is Craig Cruz owner and operator of KC Cabinetry. Kevin talks with Craig about how he started his company and what services he provides. Despite what his company name suggests, KC Cabinetry actually does a wide variety of remodels and renovations. Craig goes a bit more into depth on flooring, what works for Colorado homes, longevity of wood floors, recommendations for remodeling it, and the return on investment.

Kevin’s second guest is Tim Montgomery, account manager with LG Home Appliances. Tim gives listeners the scoop on what’s new and exciting in the appliance industry, including popular colors, features and models such as black stainless, Insta-view and Quad-wash.

The show ends with the popular "Ask the Expert" segment where we take questions from the listeners.

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Episode 33:

​Our first guest is Nate Berkus, celebrity designer, TV personality and Artistic Advisor with LG Studio talks about the changes he’s seen in home appliance styles and options. He talks about his collaboration with LG Home Appliances and how his personal experiences have affected his approach to designing and decorating. For example, he talks about how long the process was to prefect black stainless steel appliances. Nate also gives excellent advice on making realistic plans and doing research when remodeling, selecting timeless styles, and what to look for when working with a new designer among many other things.

Second guest, Holly Dyer with CW Granite and Quartz Wholesale talks about their newly opened huge showroom and what customers can expect when visiting. She then discusses the trend towards quartz and the advantages of quartz over granite for countertops. Holly then talks kitchen cabinets and the wide selection that is available these days. When working with them, you don't just get a slab sample, you will be able to see a full kitchen with the different countertop and cabinet options that are available.

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Episode 32:

​This week’s first guests Allison Boyce and Amy Widner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital talk about the Dream House Giveaway and St. Jude’s mission in helping to find a cure for childhood cancer. Not a lot of people know that families that go to St. Jude are not billed. Treatment, travel, food, and housing is covered. The only thing that they have to worry about is helping their child live. They have great dedicated employees that make breakthroughs that is shared with the world.

Our second guest, David Stubbs with Sheffield Metals International discusses metal roof. He expands on the pros and cons of choosing metal roofs over traditional roof materials, such as color, longevity, weight, and investment. One of the great things about metal roofs in Colorado, is that when it snows, the metal roof heats up and melts the snow.

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Ask the Experts

Questions with David Lester of Urban Lights include:
  • How many Doctors and Nurses works for St. Jude?
  • Are there options to volunteer with St. Jude?
  • How can businesses get involved?
  • Can metal roofs increase home value?
  • What kinds of questions should I ask before getting a new roof?
  • Do installs on metal roofs take longer than normal roofing materials?


Episode 31:

​Kevin starts the show by giving us by giving us a recap of the recently baseball season. First guests are Dany and Carlos form MS International. Dany shares the background story on how MS International started to where the company is today. MS International is now one of the largest stone importers and distributors in the nation. They have a large, local showroom with a wide variety of options for all areas of the home. Dany and Carlos also talk about the various options for patio pavers, faux stone, and unique hard-scapes that are available for both outdoor and indoor use.

Our second guest is David Lester, owner of Urban Lights. Urban Lights which started in 1976 as a small light fixture showroom in Lakewood has since grown and expanded to 20,000 sq. ft showroom. David talks about the changes he’s seen through the years with light fixtures, particularly the improved technology with LED lighting. He also discusses recent trends in light fixture styles, what makes good lighting in the home, and how it helps to enhance the features of the home. David believes that good lighting bring character to the home and explains why. He finishes by telling listeners what they can expect when they visit the Urban Lights showroom.

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Ask the Experts

Questions with David Lester of Urban Lights include:
  • What’s trending in lighting? Both in technology and design.
  • Does Urban Lights offer outdoor lighting options?
  • Can you use a dimmer with an LED lighting system?


Episode 30:

​This show is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances.

Our first guest is Eugene Alletto, founder of BEDGEAR. BEDGEAR was started by Eugene after he identified the need for personalized bedding and the lack of solutions in the bedding market. Eugene describes the various obstacles and roadblocks they came across when starting the business, lessons learned, and where they are at now.

Next guest is Donna McMahon of KE Interior Solutions. Donna is a space designer specializing in kitchen remodels. She starts by explaining the services that KE Interior Solutions offers. Donna then discusses with Kevin the various benefits of working with a professional when starting a remodel vs. doing it yourself.

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Ask the Experts

Questions include:
  • How much should I budget for a kitchen remodel?
  • Can I get the products that KE Interior Solutions offers at a big box store?
  • How long does it take for a complete kitchen remodel?


Episode 29:

​This show is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances.

First guest, Mitch Schwartz starts by giving the background story on how The Furnished Kitchen business came about. He then shares how he helps his clients with the creative process when starting out on a remodeling project. Mitch also gives advice on keeping a remodeling project within budget and what he thinks about design trends.

Second guest, Laure Bridges with Aurora Fire Rescue is on to educate listeners about Fire Prevention Week. Laure shares the importance of having an escape plan in the case of fire, why smoke and carbon dioxide detectors are so important to properly maintain, and different ways the department works to serve and educate the community.

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Ask the Experts

In the "Ask the experts" segment, Mitch and Laurie answer questions from local listeners such as:
  • Why it’s important to work with a professional when remodeling and how to choose the best one to work with.
  • Advice for couples when making remodeling decisions.
  • Window bars- are they okay to have?
  • When is the best time (age) to start preparing kids on escape routes.


Episode 28:

​Kevin starts the show by giving his take on the Broncos loss to the Bills the previous Sunday.

First guest, Keith Bohall of Hot Water Now, gives a short background history about his business and the benefits of having tank-less hot water on-demand. Keith explains how altitude affects the efficiency of hot water heaters for Colorado homeowners. He also compares different brands available, what he’s found to be his preferred brands, initial investment cost differences, and reasons to switch to a tank-less system.

Second guest, Designer Gavi Fiedler of Kitchen by Wedgewood, joins Kevin for a second time to talk about kitchen remodels and renovations. She gives great insights from the average cost of kitchen renovations, the frequency of kitchen remodels, current kitchen design trends, to Gavi’s preference for countertop material. Gavi also discusses common fears and mistakes homeowners make when embarking on a new kitchen remodel project and the average return on investment.

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Questions include:
  • What is the conversion process from traditional to tank-less water heaters.
  • Will you actually save water by going tank-less?
  • Soft-close drawers, are they considered an upgrade or standard?
  • Is kitchen design different for lofts and apartments?


Episode 27:

​Kevin is more than happy to talk football on this week’s show. First guest is Chad Brown, former NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, and University of Colorado Hall of Famer. Chad shares his opinion on the current Broncos team and their upcoming game against the Bills. He also delves into his past football career, team picks, and experience in the NFL.

Second guest, Jason Duong of Appliance Factory and Mattress Kingdom gives everyone the scoop on the company’s upcoming football promotion. If Denver shuts out Oakland on 10/1, appliances and mattresses bought the week prior will be free.

Kevin and his final guest DMac, have fun speculating about the upcoming Denver vs. Oakland game, the odds, past game record, etc.

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Episode 26:

​Our first guest, Gordy Boersman has been building homes in Northern Colorado for over 24 years. He talks with Kevin about some of the processes, challenges, and trends in building custom homes. He covers the IDS Homes’ design process and some changes he's seen in what clients want for their home. He also explains why landscaping is typically not included in a new home build and common expectations for garages, as well as what he suggests to his clients as a builder. Second guest, Seth Mattock explains how radiant heating works and the common applications of radiant heating in the home. There is a wide variety of areas in the home and property where radiant heating can be used. He also discusses the benefits of having radiant heating in the home compared to traditional forced hot air systems. Darren "DMac" McKee talks about his very satisfactory experience with getting new kitchen appliances for his home. He details some of the positive results he’s seen because of the recent upgrade.

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Episode 25:

​This episode features local sports radio personality DMac , co-host of "The Drive with Big Al and DMac", and Einar Jensen, a fire prevention specialist with South Metro Fire Rescue. Local football fans will enjoy the lively discussion between host Kevin Drako and DMac as they talk opinions about the first (home) game of the regular season, the best quarterback fit for the team, the defense, special teams strategy, and what they predict the first game score will be.

Second guest, Einar Jensen shares important information on the leading cause of fires in the home and how to prevent them. He also gives advice on the recommended amount of time between replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors including where to place them in the house. The final part of the conversation focuses on having an escape plan in the case of fire and what to do when you are on the second (or third) floor and need to signal for help.

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Episode 24:

​This week’s show features a mix of sports and home-related topics. First is Robert Lester, a former football player. Robert talks about his experience playing with the Alabama Crimson Tide under Coach Saban and winning three national championships. He also talks about his time with the Carolina Panthers and his predictions for this year’s college season. Kevin’s second guest is Nick Williams with K & H Home Solutions. Nick shares his professional advice on exterior siding options available and what he recommends for Colorado homeowners. In the final segment called "Ask the experts", Nick fields questions from homeowners about siding, including weather effects on siding and life expectancy of siding. Questions for Chef Mark include how to make a pesto and the best ways to cook bacon.

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Episode 23:

​This week’s episode features a special guest. Tom Miller with The Home Front Cares joins Kevin and begins by briefly discussing his family’s ownership of the Utah Jazz, as well as some changes he wishes would be made in the NBA. Tom’s primary topic is The Home Front Cares, a charity organization based in Colorado, whose mission is to help veterans and their families. He shares ways that various businesses have helped this cause and also puts out an open invitation to any veteran that needs support. Kevin’s second guest is Seth Mattock with Contract Appliance. Seth talks about accommodations that are made to a home for those with disabilities. These include modifications to counter height, light switches, appliances, and other home features. The episode ends with the "Ask the Experts" segment where Kevin asks Tom and Seth questions from our listeners.

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Episode 22:

​In this episode, host Kevin Drako’s first guest is Dakota Lyons who is an urban beekeeping consultant with Plan Bee. Dakota shares interesting facts about bees including the amount of food production that relies on bee pollination. He then talks about the optimal conditions for those interested in urban beekeeping and how they should go about caring for a bee farm. Kevin’s second guest is Dann Papp with Property Rehab LLC. With Dan’s experience in home construction and remodeling, he discusses the steps he and his team take in acquiring property to fix-and-flip, pitfalls to avoid as a potential investor and what to take into consideration before starting an investment project. The episode ends with the "Ask the Experts" segment where Kevin directs questions from our listeners to both Dakota and Dann.

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  • ​​Dakota Lyons with Plan Bee
  • Daniel Papp with Property Rehab LLC


Episode 21:

​This episode is sponsored by LG Home Appliances. Kevin Drako, the host of the show, starts off by talking about how exciting the Colorado Rockies are this year. Ryan Donahue with Floor and Décor talks about his 80,000 square foot storefront in Arvada that supplies all different types of flooring including tile, wood, stone, vinyl, laminate, ceramic, and more. Learn more about the financial investment of upgrading your home flooring. Shon Amundesen with Shon Construction discusses the entry level amount for a custom home. He talks about kitchen trends that he has seen including bringing the outdoors inside with stone, wood, and rock. Learn about man caves, statistics on finished basements, and more.

Guest Speakers:

  • ​​Ryan Donahue with Floor and Décor
  • Shon Amundsen with Shon Construction
  • Ask the experts


Episode 20:

​Kevin Drako the host of the show starts off by talking about the Broncos and their projected season. Nathan Ballenger with Solar City comes in to talk about solar power for homes in Colorado. Colorado has 286 days of sunshine and with an 85% decrease in cost solar is a great home investment. Find out what the return of investment is, solar technology explained, and the benefits for going solar. Mark Kramer from JBK Landscape is the other guest who talks about landscaping your lawn here in Colorado. Grass is not all the same. Find out what type of grass grows best in Colorado, what kind of maintenance you should do, how to protect your soil and more. The last part of the show is for listeners to "ask the experts" on related topics.

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Episode 19:

​Kevin Drako, the host of This Dream House, starts by talking about Broncos' special teams. First up is, Sasha with Bath and Granite who gives some advice to those who are wanting to start the process of designing their ideal bathroom and/ or kitchen. Learn more about quarts vs granite counter tops, general contractors vs designers, tile vs hardwood floors, and much more. Our second guest, Tirion with Counterstone Homes shares insights about what design build is and how to find the best architect for your style while remodeling your home. He also talks about the process of a customized remodel and explains what is included in net zero energy to make your home more high efficient while using less energy. John Higgins, the producer of the show, talks about his experience with getting his new LG black stainless steel appliances from Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom. There are more questions from fans and listeners in the "Ask the Experts" segment that the special guests answer.

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Episode 18:

​This Dream House's host Kevin Drako first starts out talking about the Rockies. Kerry Comstock with Eagles Nest Developers is our first guest who talks about his process with a client wanting to build a custom home in Douglas County/ Larkspur area. The most important thing to customers is that they want to be listen to about their wants and needs while also fitting in their budget. Leo Durocher with Colorado Window Source is our second guest who talks about upgrading your windows and making sure that your windows are code compliant and better. There is a huge difference between builder grade and replacement grade windows. There are some great questions this week in the "Ask the Experts" section.

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Episode 17:

​Kevin Drako is the host of This Dream House. Chef Mark is the first guest who talks about how to cook at high elevation including cakes, bread,lemon meringue pie, and more. Chad Karst with Garage Guru is our second guest. He talks about how to utilize their garage space more and how you can do a garage renovation on any budget. Our third guest is Chris Colvin with Annie Mac Mortgage who goes into detail about FHA renovation loan/ 203k loan and how you can use the loan to do renovations in a new bought home.

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Episode 16:

​This Dream House, hosted by Kevin Drako, is a great radio show to learn new things all about the home. In this segment, Matt Tolooee with Metro Brokers talks about the Colorado Springs and Denver housing markets. He gives different ideas for what you can do use property as an invest inducing flipping, renting, or even turning your equity into paying for college education. Seth Mattock with Contract appliance discusses Colorado bathroom trends; people are wanting warmth and privacy to have the most soothing and relaxed bathroom experiences.

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Episode 15:

​Kevin Drako is our host of this episode and is sponsored by BOSCH Appliances. Justin Pfeifer with Re/Max and Brody fron BOSCH Appliances are the special guests in this episode. This is a great episode if you are interested in listing, selling, renting, or buying a new home to get inside scoop about real-estate from an expert like Justin. Brody talks about different products including dishwashers, steam ovens, cooktops and more. Learn about induction and smart appliances.

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Episode 14:

​Kevin Drako is here in this episode talking to Ted Speir with All About the Cabinets & Countertops and Richard Hughes-Findley with Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom. Find out what the trends there are for countertops and cabinets. Ted talks about having a realistic budget and knowing your timeline of your remodel. Richard goes into a little bit of detail about the trendy colors of your appliances. Watch out for Black Stainless Steel, Slate, and even Black Slate.

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Episode 13:

​On this segment of This Dream House we had Kevin Drako as our host. Chris Easton with Easton Homes LLC talks about custom home building trends and his sweet spots. Our guest speaker, Denise Plante with Colorado and Company talks about Colorado & Company special prime time show airing this week which features trusted Colorado Local Businesses like Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom. Cleat Crocker with Contract Appliance talks about the importance of picking the right appliances for your home.

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Episode 12:

​On this segment of This Dream House we heard from ​Justin a Broker with Remax ​ about ​Buying/Selling your home ​and from ​Mike a Care Consultant on having home security in your home.

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Episode 11:

​On this segment of This Dream House we heard from Pinnacle Stone Works about their family-run granite fabrication business ​and from OAC Custom Homes about how two local tradesman with a passion for superior home construction started their business in building. ​

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Episode 10:

​Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom's Chuck Ewing talks about their 31st Anniversary Sale and shared a bit about how he started the company! We also heard from Adam from Aspen Leaf Custom Homes about his business and some helpful tips if building a custom home.

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Episode 9:

​Gavi talks about average costs of kitchen and bathroom remodels, common mistakes and misconceptions when dealing with a remodel, and why you should really trust your designer. Chef Mark joins us again to talk a little bit about why convection cooking is so awesome.

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Episode 8:

Tim "Tiny" Salazar talks about his business that not only does granite work, but also construction, metal fabrication, custom cabinetry and much more. And we have Walter back on the show talking about outdoor decking options!

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Episode 7:

​On this episode we discuss solid surfaces like granite and different options for outdoor fencing. We received tons of great questions for our "Ask the Experts" segment so make sure to listen all the way through!

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Episode 6:

​All about interior design, this segment discusses the differences between traditional and transitional styles, counter top materials, and smudge proof kitchen appliances.

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Episode ​5:

​This segment we talk all about creating your perfect outdoor living space!

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Episode 4:

The technology of connected homes and connected appliances is the focus of this episode. We debut our new addition to the radio show called "Ask the Experts" where fans can submit their home related questions.

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Episode 3:

All about energy consumption and conservation, and different cabinet styles like castling.

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Episode 2:

Info on different refrigerator styles, where to start with your kitchen renovation, the importance of electrical work during a remodel, and replacing vs. refacing your kitchen cabinets.

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Episode 1:

Investing in a bathroom remodel and why you should purchase new mattresses when you move.

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