On this episode of Designing Spaces, we’re offering tips and tricks to handling home renovations, finding contractors, and navigating mortgage loans.

Whether you realize it or not, a lot depends on your car battery–and when it stalls, so do you! The next time this happens, we know exactly what you should do: Check online to find your nearest Walmart. Here’s why.

Then, meet Fort Worth homeowner, Ana Villarreal. She appreciates the importance of energy savings in her home–and a big part of energy efficiency starts with the exterior door. Thanks to Builders FirstSource, upgrading her front door has never been easier.

Finding a contractor you can trust isn’t always easy. But instead of taking matters into your own hands and renovating your home by yourself, we suggest turning to the experts at Contractor Connection.

Of course, a home remodeling project can improve the value of your home. But before you get there, it’s crucial to plan out exactly what you’re looking for.

Plus, whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a move-up homebuyer, or even planning for your retirement, mortgage lending doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Meet M&T Bank Senior Vice President, Scott Vahue, who discusses tips and tricks for homeowners of all kinds.