Winter Preparedness – Getting ready for the winter season – With winter weather starting to settle in, we have the chance to think about how well prepared we are for the unexpected the fall season. But, it’s also a good time to enjoy our indoor spaces and make them something that enriches our household. This edition of Designing Spaces its all about winter preparedness, including some tips on holiday safety, both outside the house and inside. Topics also include a great way to enjoy music throughout the house with an amazing audio system; and, we take a trip to Arizona to
A visit to Sharon’s home reveals an incredible sound system throughout the house, from the kitchen to the living room, bedrooms, even outside on the patio. Enter DTS Play-Fi, an open Wi-Fi streaming technology that gives you the freedom to send music from any device, to any speaker, to any room. You choose the speakers that suit your lifestyle, and Play-Fi takes care of the rest. Sharon pulls up the app on her phone and chooses the Living Room Left and Right speakers. She explains how she can pair them together to wirelessly stream music in stereo. Play-Fi is able
Allstate: Home Safety Tips for Winter- The holidays are getting close, and we all know it is a busy, hectic time for everyone. We have a lot on our minds and are busily keeping schedules, trips to the mall, preparing for friends, and setting the scene for the holiday festivities. There may even be long trips in the car and a lot of distractions as family members convene for the holidays. However, there are many potential safety issues that people face during the holiday season and it is a good idea to be aware of them so we can protect ourselves
Key to Remaining Sharp & Healthy in Retirement – Active Retirement Communities New active retirement communities are springing up around the country providing active retirees and baby boomers ideal settings and living spaces for an active social life and lifestyle. Designing spaces correspondent John McCalmont went to Viewpoint RV & Golf Resort and Monte Vista Village Resort in Mesa Arizona where retirees are enjoying life to the fullest. Patrick Waite, Executive Vice President of Property Operations, at Equity Lifestyle Properties shows us around and we meet with some of the good folks to get an understanding of what active retirement
Happy Living Spaces Being happy in your space; it’s what Designing Spaces is all about, and today we take on three topics on making your living spaces the way you want it. First, we look at the ultimate in home entertainment technology by visiting a leader in luxury consumer electronics at their Manhattan showroom, and see the pinnacle of video and audio for the household. Our next topic takes us to the world of rental properties, where more Americans are choosing not to own a home, but enjoy the benefits of community and mobility offered by the modern apartment lifestyle.
Choosing The Right Rental Property With National Apartment Association More Americans are choosing to live in an apartment home, opting to lease their living space, taking advantage of the freedoms and mobility offered by the lifestyle. Doug Culkin, President and CEO of the National Apartment Association introduces us to the new world of apartment living. With young professionals, millennials, and down-sizers discovering that modern apartment living has much to offer, the demand for apartments is rising. Often new apartment complexes are close to shopping areas, business districts, and rail or transportation systems. For working professionals, this will save on drive time,
Holiday Spaces With Bang & Olufsen Founded in 1925, Bang & Olufsen is the world’s oldest luxury consumer electronics brand and has been producing state-of-the-art products for nearly 90 years. At Bang & Olufsen, home integration is an essential part of the way they think. In everything they do, they strive to create solutions that simplify and enhance the modern home. Designing Spaces visits the Bang & Olufsen showroom on Madison Avenue in NYC for a tour with Kathy Thornton-Bias, President of Bang Olufsen America, where we see a history of top quality consumer electronics products from Bang & Olufsen.
Understanding Mortgage Insurance One couple interested in buying their first home meet Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President of Radian Guaranty, a provider of private mortgage insurance. Teresa is just the person to answer questions regarding their first home mortgage. After defining mortgage insurance, Teresa explains the difference between the Federal Housing Administration insuring a loan compared to Private Mortgage Insurance. Importantly, she explains how to select the plan that is right for you and understanding mortgage insurance. She also takes our potential home owners through the process typical for a first time home buyer to obtain private MI. If you are