In this edition of Designing Spaces’ Spaces of Hope, host Art Edmonds guides us through a living space renovation for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Minneapolis, Minn, courtesy of The Tile Shop. Ronald McDonald House offers a place to live for families in vital need of medical help for their children suffering from critical injuries, lifelong disabilities, serious illnesses and a variety of genetic conditions. In this episode, The Tile Shop donates material and personnel to make over a space for a Chicago-area family dealing with their young son’s health obstacles. It’s a total makeover that breathes new life into
Karen Conrad, home staging expert and author of “The First Seven Seconds” helps a frustrated realtor transform a beautiful home that’s having a difficult time getting sellers to bite. Karen explains that potential buyers make a decision to purchase a home in the first seven seconds of walking in. That’s why you need to grab their attention quickly and effectively. Karen gives tips on how to transform the home and stage it to perfection, and impress buyers in the first 7 seconds. Visit KarenConrad.net
How energy efficient is your home? Do you really know what elements and factors in and around your home affect your electric bill? Duke Energy adviser Gordon Appleton visits one home to take us on a tour that reveals what we can do to save on electricity. Gordon points out a number of areas in the home where electricity is expended needlessly to keep the interior comfortable. Inadequate insulation, drafty windows and doors, even water temperature can all affect the utility bill. He also points out helpful tips homeowners can do inexpensively to reduce energy waste. Bottom line: being energy
Is your laundry room a cluttered mess? Ironic when you think about it because it’s where we go to clean our clothes, and probably store our cleaning supplies! Professional organizer Tatiana to the rescue. She’s got a fix for the dreaded dilemma of a cluttered laundry room. Get ready to make things spick-and-span.
Designing Spaces teams up with NPT Hardscapes for a backyard makeover. Their collection of hardscape materials and concrete pavers will spark imagination- and transform any backyard into a perfect outdoor living space. We’ll show you how easy and quick it can be to use segmental pavers to create your own backyard oasis, whether or not you have a pool!
John Alexander and David Villarreal from Affinity Partnerships give us the straight talk on home loans and mortgages. In this segment of Mortgage 101 we finish our mini-series with a review and some additional sage advice to put anyone thinking about buying a home on the right track. Topics cover approval steps, pulling finances and credit together, and a checklist to help you get started. Happy house hunting!
Many homeowners take pride in maintaining a beautiful lawn and landscape. All too often, their single biggest impediment to getting the job done right is their powered yard tools. Now, with lithium-ion battery power, the picture has changed. Not only are these new tools easier to use, they are more environmentally friendly. First up, we see the Yard Force self-propelled electric lawn mower. Like the other electric powered tools, the user is freed from needing gasoline and monitoring gas and oil mixtures. Plus, the high torque motors are quieter. Also seen are the line trimmer and leaf blower to help
Smog, haze and other greenhouse gases… we all know that air pollution is bad for our health, but did you realize that indoor air can be just as hazardous? Research has shown that indoor air pollution is even more hazardous to your health than outdoor air pollution. It can even lead to short and long term effects including allergies, asthma and it’s even linked to some fatal diseases. To reduce the harmful effects of indoor pollutants, leading manufacturer Fantech – a Systemair company, has created a ventilation system called Fresh Appliance. It’s designed to provide a continuous supply of clean