Laurie Hawkes, President and Co-Founder, gives viewers insight into finding a single-family dream rental home on August 1st Show

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR LOG – July 30, 2014) Award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces™ airing on the Lifetime Channel will feature American Residential Properties on Friday, August 1st at 7:30 am (ET/PT) to enlighten viewers about the benefits of renting a home. This segment will re-air on August 28, 2014.

One in six American households today is a single-family rental home. In the episode, “Selecting a Rental Property as a Home,” Laurie Hawkes, President and Co-Founder of American Residential Properties, guides us through the world of rental properties and its advantages to residents looking for a flexible living option. Hawkes will also discuss the reasons why more people are opting to rent including eliminating the burden of maintenance, desiring the mobility and flexibility that renting offers and not having to worry about a down payment.

Designing Spaces teams up a young couple looking to rent a home with Ann Fitzpatrick from American Residential Properties in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they have their questions answered and are shown first-hand how renting a home is a smart and rewarding option.

Potential renters can visit American Residential Properties’ website ( to view available rental properties in 13 states across the country. The company takes pride in offering single-family homes that appeal to families.

“99% of nesting/living decisions are made by women. Our interest in partnering with Designing Spaces’ audience is to highlight how the single-family rental market is evolving and what impact it is having, how it is expanding and improving housing options for American families nationwide,” said Laurie A. Hawkes, President.

“American Residential Properties is bringing informative and comprehensive knowledge to our viewers about renting a home and we’re glad to partner with them throughout this miniseries to show Designing Spaces viewers how smoothly the process can work,” said Scott Moss, Director of Programming of Designing Spaces™.

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About Designing Spaces™ on Lifetime Television
Entering its 10th year, Designing Spaces™ continues to be one of America’s favorite home improvement shows. The show inspires viewers on decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects and step-by-step home improvements to help make every space count and provide solutions to help you enjoy the space you live, work and play in. Designing Spaces™ Family of Spaces includes Think Green Spaces, Kids Spaces and its widely popular Spaces of Hope which prides itself on assisting people and places in dire need of a makeover including children’s shelters, animal shelters, military families and more. Designing Spaces™ airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30am (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.

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