Home & Garden

Outdoor Living & Entertaining with IKEA  

Whether you're looking forward to lounging around outside or hosting friends for midday barbecues as the weather gets nicer, Ross Anderson from IKEA stopped by with great ideas on how to prepare for the spring season.

House Plant Care Tips  

Home and Garden Expert Larry Pfarr stopped by the studio to share some houseplant care tips just in time for the new season. 

Succulents Centerpieces  

The owner of Lexington Floral & Boutique, Allie Tempelis, stopped by to share how easy it is to make centerpieces with succulents.

Home-Buying in Rosemount with Desrochers Realty Group  

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty stopped by our TCL In Your Town destination in Rosemount to share their picks of a few different homes in the town at different price points. 

Local Artists Work on the Twin Cities Live Set  

The change of seasons is a great time to swap out the art in your home. The Art Consultant for Twin Cities Live, Nicole Kappus Solheid, owner of NKS Artsource, brought the work of four Minnesota artists to the studio, whose work will be featured on the set this spring.

Refreshing Your Spring Decor  

Minnesota-Based Interior Designer, Bria Hammel, stopped by the studio with some quick and easy ways to refresh your home decor for spring. 

Damage To Look For When Buying A Home  

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty share what you should look for if you're buying a home after a wet and snowy winter.

Laundry Soap 101   Back To Top

When it comes to your laundry routine you have lots of options to get your clothes fresh and clean. Regardless of what you use to clean your clothes, chances are you're using too much. The laundry evangelist, Patric Richardson stopped by to set the record straight and says a little detergent goes a long way.

Home Options In Shoreview   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty join Steve in Shoreview to talk about homes available in that area. 

TCL in Your Town Shoreview: Lexington Floral & Boutique   Back To Top

Lexington Floral & Boutique was founded in 1985. They have been on the corner of Lexington and Cannon avenue in Shoreview for almost 25 years. The owner of Lexington Floral & Boutique, Allie Tempelis stopped by help ease some winter blues with spring floral arrangements.

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show: Winter Camping   Back To Top

On Friday Twin Cities Live took the show on the road to the Minneapolis Convention Center. We had so much fun and of course we found endless inspiration for that next home or yard project. The Minneapolis Home and Garden show is back for a second weekend. Friday, March 1st through 3rd. And TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found something that may tempt you to get outside in these frigid temps. She explored winter camping with SnowTrekker Tents at the Home & Garden Show.

Our Shoreview   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town is celebrating Shoreview this week and Elizabeth kicks things off with a visit to a house that will give you a serious dose of design inspiration. Tanya Lampland is the woman behind the Instagram account “Our Shoreview” where she shares photos of her family’s Shoreview home. The Lampland family fell in love with their neighborhood, tore an old house down to the foundation and built their dream home. Tanya shares her love of design and entertaining on Instagram and it’s become one of Elizabeth’s favorite follows.

He Shed She Shed Back To Top

Located across the main stage at the Home + Garden show is the He Shed She Shed sponsored by Pro Shed.  It’s a way for you to take the relaxing outdoors and create your own space!  Kelli and Steve go check it out!

Idea Home   Back To Top

There is a lot to do and see at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show. It’s where you find inspiration fro your home and outdoor living space.  Kelli stopped by the Idea Home where this year’s theme is “Building a Healthy, Happy Home.”

Matt Muenster's Crash Course   Back To Top

For years, Interior Designer Matt Muenster hosted "Bath Crashers" on the DIY Network. As an expert, Matt gets questions from homeowners asking for recommendations and suggestions. It sparked a new concept that will debut at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show. Matt stopped by the Twin Cities Live broadcast at the Home + Garden Show to explain his Crash Course and how you can learn from others homes.

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show Preps   Back To Top

Friday, February 22nd, Twin Cities Live is taking the show on road. We’ll broadcast live on the main stage at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show. It’s truly a transformation and sight for sore eyes. That’s because everywhere you turn, it feels like Spring! Reporter Kelli Hanson stopped by the Minneapolis Convention Center to check out the preps underway.

HGTV's "Stay or Sell"   Back To Top

A new HGTV show is being filmed right here in Minnesota! Brad and Heather Fox are the stars of "Stay or Sell." It showcases the decisions families make on whether if they should stay in their homes and make the necessary upgrades with their evolving needs or if they should sell. Season one will premiere in the summer of 2019. Brad and Heather are speaking at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and stopped by the Twin Cities Live stage to talk about filming along with trends they're seeing in home design.

Starting Seeds Indoors   Back To Top

Home and Gardening Expert Larry Pfarr wants to help you get a jump on your spring planting, even when the ground is covered by snow!

Dealing with Ice Dams   Back To Top

Ice building on your house might look pretty but it can cause big problems! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shared the products you need to clear that ice away today!

St. Paul Home & Landscape Show   Back To Top

We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Spring is just around the corner. And that means home improvements are about to get started inside and outside of the house. You could get some inspiration at this weekend’s Home & Landscape Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Twin Cities Live reporter, Kelli Hanson chats with Trading Spaces Designer John Gidding about how to display art in your own home!

All About the Ottoman   Back To Top

Interior Designer, and Elizabeth's mom, Susie Ries of Susie Ries Interiors, stopped by with a guide on styling your living room with the ottoman, what she calls the most versatile piece of furniture in the home.

Hand Tied Flower Bouquet   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert Larry Pfarr stopped by the TCL studio with some tips on how to make hand tied flower bouquets for Valentine's Day. 

Questions for a Realtor with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty share the questions you should be asking a realtor before they help you buy or sell a home.  

"Stuck Inside" Science Experiments   Back To Top

Liz Heinecke from The Kitchen Pantry Scientist stopped by with experiments to keep the kids entertained while they are stuck inside with materials you probably already have!

Organizing Projects   Back To Top

So you have resolved to finally cut the clutter in your life and get organized in 2019 and decided to get motivated by binge watching the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Why not make TV time productive and actually get a project done while you learn some new ideas. The Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing professionals (NAPO) offers these easy steps to get you started.

Ask the Contractor   Back To Top

Matt Muenster might be a familiar face to you.  Not only has he been a guest on our show many times, he also hosted Bath Crashers on the DIY Network for 12 seasons.  He has helped countless homeowners start the remodeling process and answers some of the most often asked questions.

Home + Remodeling Show   Back To Top

The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show is now underway at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Steve Patterson is there checking it out and he says it’s worth getting out into the cold for! 

Get tickets online for $6 when you use the promo code: COLD.  Federal government employees get in free with a valid Federal I.D. at the box office.     

TCL In Your Town: Shopping in Saint Louis Park   Back To Top

Style and Fashion Editor of MPLS St. Paul Magazine, Madeline Nachbar, shared her favorite shops in St. Louis Park. 

Decorating with Vintage Items   Back To Top

Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interiors stopped by the TCL studio with tips on how to incorporate vintage decor into our homes. 

Indoor Cactus Care   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr says a cactus planter is a D-I-Y idea that’s popping up all over social media. He stopped by to share how easy and shared his tips on indoor cactus care. 

Laminate Floor Options Back To Top

Do not toss out laminate flooring as an option for your home. Professional design consultant Kelli Kaufer stopped by to share how laminate is making a comeback and how it could save you a lot of cash.

Sweet Peas Floral   Back To Top

The owner of local floral shop Sweet Peas, Tara Carlson, stopped by the TCL studio to chat about her experience at the Rose Parade. 

Upsize, Downsize or Stay Put with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty break down the scenarios where you might want to upsize, downsize or stay in your existing home.

2019 Home Trends   Back To Top

Mike Berger, senior editor at Midwest Home Magazine, stopped by with five trends his team are seeing in homes for 2019. None of them involve cans of beige paint.

Holiday Floral Topiaries   Back To Top

Home and Garden expert Larry  Pfarr stopped by to show how to use plants to decorate for the holidays and then turn those same decorations into something that will work for the rest of the winter too.

Things to Do Now To Sell Your Home in 2019   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Exp Realty shared their advice on things to do right now to get your home ready for selling in 2019. It's a great time to do everything from fixing that leaky faucet to getting new bedspreads to cleaning out your closets!

Holiday Gifts from the Hardware Store   Back To Top

If holiday shopping is on the agenda this week, save yourself the headache from shopping from store to store. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware stopped by with holiday gift ideas.

Hosting Over the Holidays   Back To Top

Interior Designer Bria Hammel stopped by with some tips on how to make your home ready for overnight guests during the holiday season. 

Haute House Studios   Back To Top

TCL In Your Town takes us to the city of Edina where for 10-years, two amazingly talented women have been making every day just a little more beautiful. Bridget Connell and Marsha Hunt are the talent behind Haute House Studios, an Edina based Floral and Event Design Company. They’re known for their wedding arrangements, but their holiday displays are not to be missed. Bridget and Marsha stopped by the TCL Studio to show Elizabeth how to add fresh fruit and ornaments to an arrangement to create a festive look in your own home.

Fall to Winter Home Decor   Back To Top

Professional Interior Designer Kelli Kaufer stopped by the TCL studio to give us some tips on how to reuse decor items from fall to the holidays. 

Becoming a "Snowbird" with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet shared their advice on becoming a "snowbird" and getting another place down south. 

Holiday Hosting with IKEA   Back To Top

The food usually takes center stage during the holidays but there's decorating and gift-giving too. IKEA’S Customer Experience Manager, Ross Anderson stopped with ideas on how to set the table for the holidays, to impress your guests and some fun toys for under the tree.  For more information on, click here.


Dressing the Thanksgiving Table   Back To Top

Happy Thanksgiving from Twin Cities Live! We’re cookin’ up the turkey and stuffing but first it’s time to set the perfect table!  Our Thanksgiving table was created by the one and only DIY expert Danielle Rode.  Danielle follows a basic tablescape formula.

St. Croix Cleaners “Coats for a Cause”   Back To Top

Minnesota winters are cold. So, staying warm and looking good for a job interview can be tricky, especially when you don’t have the proper coat to wear.

Products from Minnesota   Back To Top

There are all sorts of cool products on the market and some of the most interesting ideas come from right here in Minnesota. Emily Engberg highlights three of them.

Liferoom by Minnesota Sunrooms   Back To Top

Lucie Cutts of Maple Grove is the mother of a military son.  Son Tyler serves in the Navy.  Lucie was just elected president of Blue Star Mothers of Minnesota, an organization that supports military moms, their families, and veterans.  She was all the winner of a Liferoom from Minnesota Sunrooms.

Make Your Couch Cozy   Back To Top

Interior Designer Susie Ries shares tips on how to make your couch even more cozy.

TCL Trend Report: Holiday Entertaining   Back To Top

It’s that time of year when families and friends are getting together for holiday parties and celebrations. Ridgedale Center has all sorts of options to make your decorating easy and sometimes it’s as simple as changing your linens and accents on the table. Jodi Mayers & Style Partners will even help you pick out what’s best for your theme. Jodi shows off three different themes. Thanksgiving, non-traditional and traditional. Here’s the list of items and where they can be found at Ridgedale Center.

Planter Subscription Service   Back To Top

Wow your guests before they even walk in your front door this holiday season. Simple and Grand is a planter subscription service where they will deliver finished planters right to your home. And as Steve and Elizabeth found out, it's not so easy to make a beautiful looking planter on your own. 

Hidden Home "Money Sucks" with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

When buying, building or just owning a home, there are often "hidden" costs that go way beyond the purchase price. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share what you should watch for and how to get ready.