Sun Protection for Kids and Nature’s Elements with Banana Boat® – Joining Kid Spaces’ Rhonda Castagna is Dr. Ellen Marmur, dermatologist and mother of four, who has teamed up with Banana Boat® Sun Care to share her personal advice on sun protection for kids while they have fun in the sun. Sun blocks protect against more than sun burns – there are long-term effects that are not always visible. Skin damage accumulates over time, and also increases the risk of skin cancer. Dr. Marmur explains Sun Protection Factor, and how it relates specifically to UVB protection. The Banana Boat® Sun Care Kids’ sunscreen
Designing Spaces visits Safe Auto Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio to talk car insurance. Rick Baron discusses the biggest key considerations to look for when shopping for car insurance. The first is bodily injury protection. The second is property damage protection. And the third is uninsured and under-insured motorist bodily protection. Rick discusses the risks of getting involved in a car accident with someone without insurance. Rick also talks about how to choose the right deductible for your plan. Safe Auto Insurance Company specializes in automobile insurance. It is important to take the right steps to protect your car and
Don’t be caught off-guard this year when the first snow arrives. Designing Spaces gets some tips from Morton Salt on how to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Some ways to prepare your home for winter are to check that all steps, handrails, sidewalks, and driveways are in good shape, trim the trees to dispose of dead branches and watch for dying branches that may fall on your home during a snow storm, clean out the gutters, and make sure you have tools like blowers, shovels, and scrapers ready to go. Additionally, make sure to stock up on ice. When
You’ve always wanted the outdoor lifestyle, and you want to take a “hands on” approach to maintaining your property and beautifying your yard. If you’re living a semi-rural lifestyle, then a lawn tractor is a required tool, and with it, you will need a number of tools to help you keep the grounds looking the way you want it. From first-time homeowners looking to get started in the yard to seasoned veterans looking for an edge up on the neighbors, our experts are here to give you the best advice on how to grow the lushest, healthiest grass possible.
Outdoor living is a lifestyle choice many of us enjoy. Designing Spaces has a solution for how to experience outdoor living year ‘round. We meet with Peggy Kory, President of Sunspace of Greater St. Louis at a home in the suburbs to see how no matter where you live you can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle 9 months out of the year. The homeowner Karen explains how they got interested in having a sunroom in the first place, and how it has changed the family lifestyle enjoying the bright new space, a Sunspace Three Season Room. Peggy gives important pointers for
As the Baby Boomer generation begins to enter retirement or become empty nesters, many of these homeowners are looking to downsize. They don’t want the upkeep of a big yard and house. Senior housing has evolved quite a bit over the past decade. In many ways, this group is looking for the same experience as that of their Millennial children—they want to live in an all-inclusive place where they don’t have to worry about maintaining a home. For young professionals, married couples without children and empty-nesters in particular, the freedom, flexibility and diverse set of options make renting an apartment
LED Lighting for Efficient and Atmospheric Lighting – Think Green visits a house in Smyrna, Georgia, which uses LED lighting not only functionally, but to great effect as part of the interior design. Jodi Alston from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting and Jack Larsh from Eaton’s Wiring Devices businesses, educate us on the latest advancements and innovations in LED Lighting and lighting controls for your home. By replacing all your incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps with Halo LED Modules and then integrating lighting controls, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, which is good for the environment, and your pocket book. In this
Insurance for Cyclists – Jorge and Eva share a special passion with some friends on the other side of the neighborhood; they are avid cyclists. Like many cyclists, they have an investment in their bikes. Designing Spaces brought in Joey Nichols, an avid cyclist who is also with Transamerica, to meet with Eva and Jorge to talk cycling and what they can do to protect their expensive investment. Most Homeowners insurance doesn’t cover damage or theft of your bike if it happens away from your home. So you’ll be stuck paying for the repairs or replacing your bike if that