Curb Appeal and More: Selecting and Installing a New Front Door

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We visit one home to see how a new front door can add so much to the look of your home, while contributing to energy efficiency. The new door is a fiberglass model from Therma-Tru®, the manufacturer who has revolutionized the door industry. Their door systems include every aspect of a new entry door: door panel, glass and the different components. They are available in a wide variety of styles. The wood-grained fiberglass doors feature graining details that replicate a number of different woods. Other than the good looks, the Therma-Tru® fiberglass door offers advantages over traditional wood and metal

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Chair Mats – The Essential Item for your Home Office

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People are working from home more than ever before. While everyone knows a desk and chair are vital for a home office, many don’t realize that floor and chair mats are equally as important. They are essential to maintaining and protecting both carpet and hard floor surfaces, they enhance work space ergonomics and make it easier to roll with less stress on joints and back. Watch now as Designing Spaces Correspondent, Debi Marie, visits Staples representative Rodney Williams to understand the basics of selecting the perfect chair mat and why they are so beneficial for any home or office space.

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Christian Mortgage Company Experts Shepherd the Buyer Through the Homebuying Process

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You want to buy a house, but have fears concerning carrying a mortgage. How do you get a loan approved? What can you do if you are turned down by a lender? These are typical questions, along with many others, potential home buyers ask when considering buying a house. Designing Spaces sits down with two leading experts on home loans, Mike Rakeman and Brian Schiele from Fellowship Home Loans, to talk candidly about obtaining a loan and finding the right lender. Mike and Brian believe in a one-on-one approach that shepherds the buyer through the entire process. The conversation covers

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DIY: Locking Your Home with Lock Boxes

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The fake rock is not fooling anyone. If you have to leave a key for someone to enter your home, don’t you want a safer solution? Loyal International offers solutions with their electronic lock box and their push button lock box. We show you how easy both are to place on your door, giving you peace of mind when it comes to managing who is and is not allowed to enter your home.

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College Spaces: Back to School Edition

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Designing Spaces goes to back to school with your college-bound child. Whether you’re boxing up belongings or packing up to come home, U-Haul has easy and efficient options to get everything where it needs to be. Need to organize once you’re on campus? Trinity International Industries, an eco-friendly storage and organization company, has all the products you need to make life easier and less cluttered! Debi Marie meets up with Jane Chang Bright, Ambassador with Trinity, to learn how to keep the dorm room ship shape with everything in its place. Dorm room kitchens are tiny, so what are your

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Moving from the College Dorm into an Apartment

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College students outgrowing their tiny dorm rooms and mini appliances will need to upgrade their appliances as they move into a new apartment. Magic Chef has the perfect solutions for this transition and growing needs. We stop by and visit with Mike Cartozzo from Home Depot once again as he shows us the best options – from microwaves to refrigerators.

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Finding the Right Mortgage Professional

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Over 9 million senior homeowners struggle with today’s basic living expenses such as food, housing and healthcare. Many can be considered “asset rich” but “cash poor”. The professionals at USA Reverse are dedicated to educating seniors about reverse mortgages and how they can be a beneficial financial planning tool to allow more independence and greater financial freedom.

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Tile Tips From The Pros: Shower Pan

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Cabell “Cabby” Lolmaugh from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Tile Shop location shares great info on renovating a shower enclosure, a popular DIY tile project. With so many options, you can get creative and design a shower space that would cost you much more if turned over to professionals. If you are going to do a shower space yourself, you should do your homework and understand what goes into it. One part of the project is the shower pan. Cabby shows us a sample shower pan, explains its function and how to install one. For more information, visit http://www.tileshop.com.

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