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The Home Improvement Show 11am, Paul LaGrange

Mar 11, 2017|

Join Paul LaGrange, a construction consultant who specializes in energy efficiency as he helps out with all of your home improvement & repair needs

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I they folks welcome to the second hour of the home provincial here on the negates that any. We are actually on remote we're in the new homes home and garden so in the Mercedes-Benz superdome. We actually do what I showed you today and we also. At 1 o'clock there's a question and answer session that'll be facilitating. That the that the one of the booths and action the states it setup. Into questions face to face sort of a a continuation of the home improvement show. For questions and answers. It in throughout the if you listen to the first hour we have couple gas that we want to highlight. That may be of great interest of the view the listener though why you went on to the show in this is our next guest is actually something problem great passion about. It's it's Alec animate him and he's architect. And it. This is a process. The most folks if you never go through you really appreciate an architect brings to the project. And I'll say that from from both saws the fats from one. I used to build. Customs on homes two now I'm on the consultants are helping individuals and builds and make decisions on. Products to use or design. You know listen architects were invaluable when it comes to. Developing. That the drawings he suffered drawings but holes when it comes to very special projects. Particularly in the won't have such great unique architecture and wide variety of different types of architecture. Alec mean you'd get your plate full when. Comes to just battled right floats a lot of the city to be it that the U historic architecture and it's the reason why. You know decide to start my practice here really was the focus on this historic homes and buildings of New Orleans. You know. It's kind of a blessing and a curse where we have many favorites that are protected answer actually required to work with an architect to develop your design here. Umps to you maintain his trustees of the neighbors neighborhoods here so kind of explain the the service and I never made Fulham standing architectural services in the process is because we can really apply. These principles to about which approach it is. In the city up the city new construction excellent patient. Or six or renovation or purchase of a faceless yeah absolutely so I think would allow people to realize is that the Arctic obviously the design part but. You know architectures and all of all encompassing so there's the design and the results of the administered or both architectural process. So the design parts arts with you know meeting a client working with them bigger with their needs are we talk about spaces. Space relations how big east faces should be. Talk about budget and we come up with what's what's called schematic design at that point. That could be a civil war plan right and from there we basically take that designs are to develop it and we get two of today's call design development which is basically pretty pictures of really nice floor plans really nice elevations. Started talk about materials with the building sectional look like you feel like. Up and from there you know we say. Are are you happy because changes after that become you know. More more difficult to make but once the clients happy with that design that we move forward into what's called construction documents. That's actually legal sort of documents that contradicted and calm and give a very accurate data on. And you know the the the pictures are pretty anymore because they're covered with notes dimensions and specifications so. From there the next at the C administrative base where we'll actually take. Art drawings and sent them out to you. Both live for contractors usually about three contractors we asked them to come back you give us their bits well. A lot of times by the we've seen these bits they're not necessarily an apples to apples comparison so one might be really high and the windows what Marty so pines went smoke they put. That would of casing in there but that should be in the lower part of the pits so we get these comparisons so they're all even right and we can get them good accurately it makes and every once including. Absolutely every part of the scope of the work in that bid. And then we work with the client to interview contractors make sure that the client. Is is comfortable and let me move forward it's not a contract with the contractor from so that's really really valuable at the end of the day that that process could save a lot of money. And it can. If you can of ensure that you don't put its prior some problems down the road and. Advocating for the Cuban dollar that was so what because. Their expertise is not a construction they don't really know what questions task. We're you do. Right any and indeed this is we keep doing go this is pretty day in day out and you know tackle a minute what's likely to be used in reference for windows as the other two B Demille work what we can just that we commit because making that apples to apples comparison so important. And that's when a great set of plans since this case and really shots. Absolutely you know because it's really we're we're doing doubt that he tells me were at least we can because that's as much or as little as the as a client want the easy way to kind of maybe bring down the cost the architectural it is to allow for allowances you know and that's where. You know to set a number for the cabinets and then the quietly go work with the cabinet designer to design the cabinets salons is they within their budget. If they succeeded of course they're gonna have to deal but more politically coming under that actually at the end the day the contractor gives them money out of the contract. For a little while it's different so that's what we that it can't seem a little bit of money on design phase as well. Of course were always happy to work with clients do you. I mean I like to get down to the new HTT tales myself so I'm happy to specified via the door hinges you know if if possible right. Really on the design but but you you are also on the jobs that as well would write another great team it's a benefit for the Villanova. Right so that's the final phase that is the construction administration right so that's what we're going out there inspecting the work making sure that it's done properly. And then we are actually taking the applications from the contractor in paying the contractor and there's ways that we kind of mix so. The end of the day we also are doing what's were holed it was to retain it right so that means that that the contractor ask 101000 dollars initially we give them 9000 dollars holed that last thousand dollars until the project is 100% complete. And what's called punched out so that the project is punch with where we go through inspect everything in this thing. I mean we are meticulous in the contract and sometimes it does work a little bit but. You know at that today everything you speak perfect here so that final amount that final 10% as released upon completion of it really could be a team approach because as a as from the contractors I don't know how to mold. Does he builders had on which I won since 1999 and I'll bring it to it was that but I'll work with prices architects I would say listen. Can you help with this because that was and I hear. Oh well what you want you thrown here and I but I do but the home won't want it was kind of Britain syllable words so that we can meet expectations it's a you know. It's always discussion right it's it's never it's never black and white right and so you know that's a lot of times it's you help me here I help you there because yes you know we we all know that its its construction and it's complicated stuff and there's always going to be stuff that. You know it's one thing for me to put it on paper it's another thing for someone billed itself have a what brought that up at him with such hits early projects. You actually find things that you can expect he's with the canal walls you don't. You gotta be critical in the spot yet yet to be treated on the spot that that's kind of the joy of it ends especially getting into this is sort stuff is that you never know what you're gonna fight that could be a cold paucity in. It hidden they can be interest they get it's it's really important that it be you know working with some of that has specializes in the stuff and you know. Probably ought you know that the today you know usually we have some sort of contingency offered at least in these projects and less we're allowed to go there into a slick the demolition. That they're gonna happen on a project you know sometimes you know the owner might not believe the bill thing to do this collective demolition. Prior to you how big these drawings completed. But at other times occur in other cases we are. We're able to do when they're identified issues prior and that can be beneficial to let you know so. Alec was great have you tell us how to post to reach out to get. That means your your totals are sure well my putter was 5043221. Q2 zero B here at the home and Garden Show at Booth eight. When he 6826. Thankless in this. Almost had to be there which you can't miss him he's had a great look outside yes the evening. From 10 AM to 8 PM ended tomorrow from ten to sixty on combined these new home loans home and garden so we'll be right back up this. Welcome back to the home approves so here at the Mercedes-Benz superdome. Were at the home and Garden Show. And we've been highlighting some guests the previous hour council bikinis this hour. Of vendors that have boots on display that hurts or something you know believe you would benefit from an attending the show and our next guest. How are confessed and I'm a little selfish this next guess is probably. For me and I know a lot of your listeners who don't like it but that's Mike caught well in in my. Debut companies Dixie fruits and I have to tell you that. I'd love. Gardening out love fruit trees are lovely edible gardens. My victories I was in the North Shore sort of looming about three weeks ago are leaving outlook for two weeks ago. And it I'm very passionate a buyouts. We have our grass fed beef. The chickens the layers the rollers. It's it's something I think. Will week EU becoming more and more important ever so today than in years ago from the standpoint of you know years ago win used to read that you spend more money on food less money or medicine and doctors and now it's reversed. And in some of the systems that you're offering continue to assemble to talk about your your summary here but some assistance you're promoting. Really helps balance that out so pumps that turned my commute let's talk. Sure. Thanks that's great introduction I'm Mike horn while the founder CEO and I guess they say mad scientist at quickly through its. Yell one of the things that we kind of realized. Is. You know become a personal story with me is. You can't catch a bug and with a moment you face the kind of real food that's it you just start going down the rabbit hole and I met this lady yesterday. Who she is. And so he's a spot people that are her iPad and search on meet the pictures ever plants but I mean it's kinda like. Fifth Alex here they're little children. But if it just shows you kind of impact that is having something as simple as just eating a root we'll have on you. I am literally here today because you mean some southern apples from a Mississippi yes. And we have some unique weather so therefore the type of products that fifth release. Blossomed well produced well you can helpful to satisfy that. Most definitely. The the Q major things that we buy identified that that really need to kind of in Peru. Is the knowledge and the supply. And as I've met. People over the last few years. Skiing I'll hold the airlines is getting more and more difficult to us and it requires. Man hours it requires skilled labor. Intercourse and train them and organize them and so improving that supply is is critical to get these specific plants that actually doing really well here. Mean even thinking from here. And also kind of having knowledge of you know where to find out the bill does not. Op at the same time like just the knowledge of what you in view it's not just as restricted as I really tried to say yeah you know. The number one mistake people have when they grow fruit is picking fruit tree. It's fruit so. You know when you hear the word retreat I think it's like some oak tree grows in giant thing rice really only got to produce. 101000. Pieces of fruit for three or four weeks but if you bring those those plants much smaller down compact and and and you can do things. Like from April all the way to December. I mean we're literally doing that right now that are placed him on the North Shore. You know. I think it's my back door but you can actually put assistant together for folks that have a balcony or rooftop overs modular container type. Approaches as well which should help us understand that will that are sure there's you know between planting. These these fruits much closer as you Dellucci can do you mania on the container gardens on. Blueberries were extremely well in containers and I've heard remember people had issues and putting it soil. And so they've they've moved on containers they done extremely well you can put them very closely gathered at the line balconies. You can also view our effort people having great success top honors in an pot nature. To keep the size balance right between the pot and the top growth but what's economy and it's that. You yeah opt out as witches that's amazing that's amazing and a total of accountants and you're right that is certainly feasible here in our plummet some folks think that people to cope with. I've seen it done. But most definitely there's there's a number of I've that the kind of like Mexican based opt out of they have. Much better ability to deal with the cold and even then during those you know severe cold snaps to bring an end. That's the nice thing about containers yes. That's what is some things that we should probably look for in your presentation got -- you're speaking today and tomorrow settles those Thompson tells believe to be speaking about. I'll be speaking out 3 o'clock here and there's really kind of Q aspects of the top one is giving kind of a spreading kind of the awareness of what's going on after meeting people of really all different stripes. There's all sorts of stuff going on from backyard orchards to. Op people turning around entire blocks in the Ninth Ward putting in fruit trees and you drive down like gamma knife or an all sense like witness is going on here. Like wow there's like food going everywhere that's amazing. On. Two people who want to put him. 82 ways of neighborhoods like entire like food systems. On an even we're doing. And edible were helping on thing blew high school. I'm put in an animal schoolyard. And putting hundreds of fruit trees on top of the work that they've already done so what there's there's so much that's going on at all these different levels so will be talking about that and I not to happen. I should have the guy from the Ninth Ward he's doing now actually at talk today. That is all. In any other aspect is. Some specific strategies that would help. Putting putting these routes where you live work and play. Because there's some critical things that you need to kind of know and understand about the way through grows and end. It not be limited it's not gonna like maybe your preconceived notions one of those is like efforts fruit not a tree share. So let the with a phone loop project excitement because of every money out of there but the odds and its money. Apparently area and help of the fruit tree yeah most definitely they it's it's kind of incredible David Trish the act science Heathrow their. He approached us and he started telling us about what was going on in it was unbelievable. He had thirty raise bad thing but in the last semester. He has he's doing. Fresh chicken and act over there yes he's doing composting the kitchen waste and then now he's gaining the students like learn. And in all of us has done by the students too so it's. They're the ones doing hands on and sometimes actually been writing it so they're learning from actually make real lessons where it's like. Let's try this way. At did not work let's not do it that way again. And and actually that's when I play my best lessons from failing right most definitely I mean it's like oh gosh that network which tries to different act until I mentioned earlier mad scientists. And now it's Michael if you kill as many plants. That that's their outlets are finding out how to duties and deaths in different ways love it how can I get plants as close as humanly possible. Well Mike Caldwell tells real quick how they can reach out to you. And what's best for the folks see. Reach out talking caller mass sure you could see it here group. Are you can also go on online or website that we WW dot Dixie roots dot com. And a great way to start. And that we will be talking because that is my passion. Other than but I do here on the show talked about building signs and improvement right folks we could Tutsis CBS news break. And we've come back here are two more from so right after this. The live at the New Orleans said he's been superdome. Hey welcome back to the home proved so we are a lot of in the superdome. Come by and say hello where the New Orleans home and Garden Show. And and we're just. Asking guests to come and highlight some of the things that Oppo B. Teachers knew we've got to ride you folks that come and spoken to so ready that hip boots here at the show. And in some things on a highlighted so that you certainly. But the interest to use the time it takes an Allen an 8 o'clock in tomorrow's between ten and 6 PM. Admission pricey adults fifteen dollars. Military with a ninety is ten dollars in children under twelve was free and there are lots of things to do for your children here. Big kids elected because like me. The certain things you can do here as well as your your your children and there's a lot of thoughts that related to you in to work. Out the war and in a lot of interactive activities in and one of the interactive an act of activities and apparently now. Is that dumpster diving and that it bodes. Mean I heard. That you are them master at this and I've seen some kids exit go through the dumpster in giving some theirs they're there. The different parts and there aren't making it. And in the home run yeah absolutely take it home. The main thing we wanna do is just inspire creativity. It's it's a joy to see people. I'm coming in you have to go at a dumpster. Council materials and actually create something with it he's the C vocal advocates faces. It's prices that's that's the reason beyond love that part of yes no. This is something of that you've done before you pack two election that's right unless he was up for you. Introduce it helps it was a huge success and I think from here on out will be a big participant of this you know. That was in the acute treatment responses and they love it and you you actually do this. At other event's other than them home on yeah yeah we well that with helps indicted something that we've we've always wanted to do. And with that in order very small scale. But now we see in the response. A people who enjoyed so we're actually. Could take it to a further level that's so explain the process for those that are of this listening in the past what does that does. Having hurts him with the -- bring their kids to do it because this is is critical for it was pretty easy it's we have adults to set up full of recycled materials. And basically you go into adults are you dabbled in. And you grab whatever it is what do you see interest indoors you know if you like the colors the techsters. Whatever it is you grab it bring it to the table. And that coupled with some ideas will help inspire you the most news we want to be on there. Expiration their creativity and we urges their to a serious. With the simply to appease. And how walls most folks really you know this. Some people Jeep Liberty into a date they don't want to leave they've enjoyed so much but we just encourage people if you can't stay long. Police. Com dive in grab some pieces. Store working ought to come would constantly even if you want a ticket home. And that's who we actually encourage you to take it home or take a step further it stored. See Ian. Materials in your neighborhood your house she says whatever it snort it creative with it indicates and this has continued on. That's right after them that is pretty neat so how he could this idea. Well I'm actually at Norris who worked with south materials and that's what you hopeful career. And to an art shows out so by pieces that are chosen a beat Silva to people who say you know. I really would love to do so with the pieces that I have around the house. Either it'll have to who or what time. It's so I've taken out all the the excuses. Is they we have everything for you while couple down and we encourage you. Help users view and let him know it is really hard sport is viewed installer. A while the concept and I loved it here in in putting this together for our notebooks because certainly it's not just a young folks. We have adults Dudek on this is open for anyone to purchase tickets a couple of them anyone is welcome it is. Creativity is out for all ages are batsman towels where we can find the dumpster dive once we walk into the show. That doesn't dive is off to the left is not a super dome of hostility techno group when our Booth number is but he's not mortified you can ask anyone they know right where we had access that it would not end until while. Yes. Great job by appreciated thank you for serving our community. They view right judgment Boller that the dumpster diver com on by it helps them fund. We're at an all at home and gardens of the city experience you know. We'll be right back after this. Welcome back to the home from the show we are lives at the annual home and thought so in the Mercedes-Benz. Superdome. And we're just having a fun town we started to show off with my the and we get it in the show with Mike because this really news. You were babies and man you missed if I'm so impressed you've done a phenomenal job. Settling the vendors are gonna find the bettors but beat the interactive activities that are available here for every ward yeah maybe it's. That's that's cost of that. Yeah that's that's that's one of the things we try to do and the last few years it's just making more interactive make it more fun things to. Home where you actually even though we mentioned but we're having not we're auctioning off a shotgun shacks were auctioned off a small house in the show this afternoon Carmona didn't hear about that would tell us about it yeah how we study. DV shoring is part of a the television show called him he's beautiful to. They are the only one of the segments here today. Well if you wanna be on national television show loaned out before 4 o'clock and I you can actually bit on the house just get registered. Problem with Theo with the auctioneer but you know we're it in the it is cool. That is pretty neat I love that kind in. That's in our region has so many. Opportunities that you would even today business yup a lot of our our perfect world you know. A smaller houses a number of companies that are that are really taken that tiny house concept and in rather. Yes now there's some things that we've really get a chance to talk about that we mean don't like to highlight in that some of the latest technologies and lighting. Enough tells about how focused those folks are the match when it comes they are we've got have a lighting is in in the show we've got a beautiful display that the we've built over their soon to illustrate the different types of lighting in the trends that are hopping. One of the biggest trends is is getting away from in canned essence. And that if the thing because it. It tends to give people migraines and and and they're trying to bring with the trying to bring that was the natural light. Inside that's and that's that's the biggest true this is green light that is worth more natural. Something else highlight it week in him just so far as the cooking demonstrations Aaliyah. The the cooking demos we're we're partnering with saw fit no it's a program put up by Oxford and we've got great shots from all around the city you know around the region that are coming into doubles. All we can we'll. Listen. Thank you for evidence. You know I enjoyed the home guard shows is accurate but it. This show is like a highlight. Of my year end at this what I think might. This in my is my team has Mikey. Encourages it and embarks please know we thank you for those as well look at Todd our site into New York JC. Salesperson has put this together salesperson extraordinary yes all the best with him today. Diamond of an art sectors here and of course I couldn't do this without John where Kristi you're injured Johns with me every weekend. And allow me to come to show you these gases is not an easy feat in this entire team you put together with the show born. That is spectacular we appreciate you being in the and we appreciate you guys do such a it's a great show wouldn't do a service for the community that we we appreciate worker with Telus our hours. Hours today RT until eight. Tomorrow or open ten to six. Point in ticket cost of this and toss tickets are fifteen dollars but you can go quality get a five dollar off coupon. Yes give that web site. New Orleans home shows dot com. And that's the Mike thank you evidence that excellent repair did you awesome show folks are encouraged to come by saying hello to me. We can actually right after the show we would be on the stage we're talking to your questions as well. There's a lot to do see your goals on going joke. We'll be right back after this to wrap up the rest as you know. Welcome back to the home improvements show we you're actually on site at the Mercedes-Benz superdome. And we're at the new loans home and Garden Show. I'm giving her home on my agency to show you we will definitely impressed there's something that you were ever won the kids that kids. Not even if you. Say lets them a dual construction project it doesn't matter because we do one in the future. But maybe good looking for ideas. Bring your camera yet suitable parents bring you blueprints ask the experts that are up and down the house they wanted to help. They wanna got you so you can make informed decision. It was best for you and your project. Those show hours are between now and unions night. And so morrow. In the you know in 6 PM. It is well worth the emissions the adults as fifteen dollars and militaries tend notes with the IT children under twelve or three. And of course. Here's we're comfortable shoes because there's a lot to see. And woken up and on the nose taken notes taken pictures asking questions. It is a low moment coincidences that her reason because you all resource if you look at where you're and one. Yeah and you would about a place come down to the superdome. Easy to get to lots of parking. And of course. When you've done your you know let's go to different ordering something. Or go uptown so real easy thing to do. In the ten units one for the entire family to complete the rules home and Garden Show. Listen if we get a chance if you questions which we can do a lot of questions today. Among curtsy to reach out on our FaceBook site you can actually post your question there. It's Paul's house FaceBook page if you have not RD it's that site would exceed the sweet and yet you soon. And that is our web site it's hard to on our FaceBook site directly on FaceBook search does this is not a direct connection. But the thing to do is go to our website it's Paul's house dot com. Watcher at the home page of Paul's house dot com you'll see that they are and the operative site click on that it greens directly to affairs the site and you can post your questions there. Or if you want you can call the office two in the week. And we'll be happy helped you with that as well that office number is 985. Eight school font when he won 48. And one less way for you see me is the day. At 1 o'clock here at the bulls home and Garden Show movie awards stage and I'll 600 to 60700. Entering your questions between one and T today Suze you're right in route to the superdome to the show while means come by saying hello will meet. It's your questions face to face. The other thing in reference to Paul cells. If you're looking for local professionals who make some calls home improvements. That is the resources we put together specifically for use the listeners it's free to you. Local professionals it's split about regent north's war South Shore mosquito coast van rouge area. That is in those with folks who I would recommend to come you're building or to your your residence and work at your home. In the it split in different categories mean you lectures or recognition or refer. Con general contractor. It's it's it's all there in Europe vendor your profession you wanna get highlighted or also site. By all means that there's that means you can do that Q2 also Telecom. Look under the section how it works and it will tell you how to speak on that seat site to help you with your. You're marketing needs for any of you or you. Home improvement professionals. Folks this has been a fast two hours as it is every Saturday. But we'll be back on next Saturday morning at 10 AM here on the negates that any WBO. For the home from the show inching your questions relate to repairs and home improvement. It's been a pleasure in god bless enjoy you weekend.

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