Car Care for Women

Accessories for vehicle interiors

Designing Spaces’ Debi Marie takes a look at ways that women can better care for the vehicles they drive. To provide their expertise we meet two guys that know a lot about car care – Jeff De Leon and Peter Han from Kraco Enterprises. Jeff and Peter explain to Debi that Kraco has been around for about 60 years, and their product lines are now focused on floor mats, sun shades, seat covers and automotive air fresheners. Peter and Jeff help out two women drivers with completely different automotive lifestyles: a soccer Mom, and a sales person. Each finds that

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Clorox™ Pool&Spa™ Easy 1-2-3 Pool Care™

Benefits of Pool Shock

Melia has a problem. Her clear and clean swimming pool smells strongly of chlorine, and her young daughter will be taking swimming lessons soon. How can she eliminate the problem? Designing Spaces brought in Rebecca, New Products Manager for the Clorox Pool and Spa brand to show Melia some simple pool care tips. As part of a regular pool maintenance schedule, Rebecca explains the benefits of shocking the pool. After a quick trip to the store to buy the Clorox® Pool and Spa Easy 1-2-3 Pool Care™ Brand System, Multi-Use Smart Strips™ teamed up with the Clorox® Pool app, and

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Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Water management is the single most important item to consider when maintaining your home’s safety. Mold, mildew, and rot are all due to mismanaged water. Whether you’re tired of getting on the ladder and cleaning out the gutters, or if you would just rather spend time doing other things, have peace of mind knowing your gutters around your house will remain clear and functional, working 365/24/7 to protect you and your home, thanks to Gutter Helmet®. Designing Spaces goes to Alabaster, Alabama, where homeowner Robbie is having Gutter Helmet® gutter protectors installed on his home by a certified installer. Jeremy

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Expanding Your Cell Phone’s Photo Capabilities

Expanding Your Cell Phone’s Photo Capabilities

Me Ra Koh, Sony Artisan of Imagery, introduces mom Crystal to the Sony DSC-QX10 lens for her iPhone camera. Crystal has been looking for a way to get better pictures of her daughter Ariel, and the QX10 functions as a zoom lens and sensor combo that clips right onto your smartphone. Now, you can get 10 times closer to the action with your phone, and still share the pictures instantly on-line, thanks to the versatile QX10. Crystal can even shoot HD video with low grain even in low light. Think of it as a lens and camera that turns your

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How to Mix Kids and Cell Phones

How to Mix Kids and Cell Phones

Karen is a mom with two children, a nine and eleven year old, and knows the value of keeping in touch with them using a cell phone. However, she does have worries; their safety and the cost of phones and service plans. Designing Spaces brings in family technology advisor and Mom, Susie Taylor, to show Karen how TracFone has a phone for every member of the family, and quality no-contract pay-as-you-go plans to keep costs down. Susie also has some “phone behavior” pointers for parents to use when giving a cell phone or android to a child. Any parent considering

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Exploring the Options in Braces Technology

Exploring the Options in Braces Technology

Ann Bruck RDH, Global Professional Services Manager, 3M Unitek, talks about the advances in orthodontic braces technology that has changed the whole experience. The metal-mouth days with bulky headgear are over. With Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Braces you have a small, comfortable and more aesthetic braces. They are unnoticeable, blending in with the color of your teeth, smooth and do not discolor. Also, new technology has made applying braces quicker and better for the teeth, and treatment times can be shorter than in the past. Kid Spaces visits Alvetro Orthodontics, where quality orthodontic care is provided in a comfortable environment, the

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Exploring Myths About Water Softeners

The Truth About Water Softening

You’ve heard conflicting stories about water softeners, but don’t know what to believe. Truth be told, using a water softener where water enters the home is a viable and cost effective solution to eliminating hard water issues. Emily Arthurs from Morton Salt® sat down with Designing Spaces to shatter eight misconceptions about water softeners. The bottom line, your water softener is the only appliance in your household that will protect all other water using appliances. Also, household expenses are reduced because of more efficient operation of those appliances. For a true understanding of what a water softener could do for

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Making A Rental A Home

High Quality Single Family Rental Homes With Style

Making A Rental A Home with American Residential Properties that contribute to a quality lifestyle is a top priority for property providers. Designing Spaces visits a community in Atlanta, Georgia where rental homes are a part of the neighborhood, and families are enjoying the benefits of single family home life without the headaches of home ownership. Laurie A. Hawkes, President and CEO of American Residential Properties, Inc. and Ruthanne Hanlon, National Color and Design Consultant of PPG Paints, provide insights into how quality materials and design are a major part of the rental home experience. Quality paint (from PPG Paints),

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