Hot Home? Ductless Mini Splits Cool Your Home Efficiently

Hot Home? Ductless Mini Splits Cool Your Home Efficiently - Designing Spaces

Florida homeowner Gretchen McDonald has a home theater room that just won’t cool down despite two hard working standard A/C units. To beat the heat, Gretchen has her HVAC contractors install a ductless mini split Gree system in just over a day. The home theater at the McDonald household is now a cool, comfortable retreat for family movie night.

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Mortgage Tips, Smart Appliances, Gutter Cleaning and AC Help

Mortgage Tips, Smart Appliances, Gutter Cleaning and AC Help - Military Makeover

In this episode, we discuss topics like finding the perfect cooling system for that “always hot room” in your home and ways to make outside chores real easy to get done; we also will show you great home-buying options for finding the right mortgage broker. We also profile Kenmore’s line of smart appliances — you can connect your smartphone directly with your appliances to make taking care of your home smarter and easier.

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Navigating the Home Loan Process: Mortgages

Navigating the Home Loan Process: Mortgages - Designing Spaces

Looking to purchase a home of your own? Monica and Jimmy are a couple going through the nerve-racking home buying process who have a lot of questions about home loans. A visit with independent mortgage broker Lisa Lund and Matt Ishbia of United Wholesale Mortgage gives us the inside scoop on selecting the right broker. Unlike banks, which only offer one option, independent mortgage brokers are able to shop around to get the best deal for you. Finding the right broker is the key to securing long term savings and the right home.

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Spaces of Hope: Living Space Makeover for a Family in Need

Spaces of Hope: Living Space Makeover for a Family in Need

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

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How To Stage Your Home for Success

How To Stage Your Home for Success - Designing Spaces

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

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Tips to Save Energy in Your Home

Tips to Save Energy in Your Home - Designing Spaces

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

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How to Create an Organized, Mess Free Laundry Room

Mess Free Laundry Room - Designing Spaces

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.

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Transform Your Backyard into a Landscaped Oasis

Transform Your Backyard into a Landscaped Oasis - Designing Spaces

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!

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