Home & Garden

TCL’s New Host Chat Table  

Elizabeth meets up with Brianne Boettner – the talented furniture designer behind “Timber & Tulip.” Brianne left her corporate job to pursue her true passion: designing heirloom pieces of furniture made with one of kind pieces of wood. Elizabeth became a fan of Brianne’s work through social media and thought she would be perfect to create a new host chat table for Twin Cities Live. Luckily, Brianne agreed and the results are stunning.

Give Me Five: Creating a Successful Container Garden  

Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr stopped by with five things you need to know on how to create a successful container garden.

Cool Cooler Bags  

Minnesotans love spring and summer. After sticking out a the long, cold winter everyone is ready for a the nice weather. That means lots of outside time at the cabin, on the lake or river and at home on the patio. Now, taking your drinks and food along doesn’t have to be in a boring old cooler. There are tons of cute and cool coolers that will keep you in style no matter where you’re headed. Emily Engberg went on the hunt and found four that she can’t get enough of.

Give Me 5: Keep Your Yard Moist  

Our handyman says it's extremely important to keep your lawn moist. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware has five products to help.

Yard Game Roundup  

Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg loves a good night of games, especially ones outside. She is a big fan of bocce ball and bags or corn hole, but we’re thinking outside the box on this segment. Emily has come up with a list of some fun and unique games that will get any party started. She has a handful of options for the kids and the big kids at heart. 

Subscription Planter Service in Minnesota  

You can get boxes of clothing, pet toys, food and even knitting supplies delivered to you home each month. There's a new subscription service now delivering potted plants to your front door. Cheryl Thiele, the co-owner of Simple & Grand stops by to explain how it works and advice on taking care of your planters.

Gifts for the Mom Who Loves to Travel  

Go beyond flowers as a gift this Mother's Day and give your mom the gift of travel! Linda Snyder from the AAA Travel Store in Saint Louis Park stopped by with travel accessories Mom will love. 

Good Company: Tonkadale Greenhouse   Back To Top

Spring fever is here! Actually it's pretty much come and gone. A lot of us are already looking toward summer and that means we'll start to see green and a lot of color.  It’s a welcome sight for greenhouses, one in particular that's called Minnetonka home since the 1940s. In this Good Company, Kelli takes us to Tonkadale, where a fresh face and a new generation hopes to create a younger green thumb.

#MyHouseCrushMonday   Back To Top

Minneapolis designer Patti Wagner is like a lot of us when she’s out on a walk with her family.  She looks around the neighborhood, picks out her favorite houses and imagines who and what is inside. Except Patti started going one step further. She created the hashtag #MyHouseCrushMonday and started posting images of the homes that inspire her to her 100,000 Instagram followers. Turns out, the people who live in the homes she loves were pretty flattered by the attention and started asking Patti if she’d ever like to pop over for a tour. Elizabeth tags along as Patti takes one of those homeowners up on the invitation to come inside and they discover a gem of a home where the inside is just as beautiful as the outside.

Origami in the Garden   Back To Top

Most of us have had some sort of experience seeing or maybe even trying our hand at origami. But wait until you see origami turned into sculptures. Origami is art made by folding a flat piece of paper usually without making cuts or using glue. Now, those pieces of art are in a new exhibit called “Origami in the Garden” at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Spring Lawn Care   Back To Top

It is the time to give your grass some long overdue love. Our handyman, Mike Frattalone, from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shared tips on how to make your lawn look great.

Twin Cities Home Prices with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group with Coldwell Banker Burnet shared properties they currently have for sale, ranging from over $800,000 to under $200,000. They say that it is still possible to find a great home for under $200,000.  

Neat Method: Tackling Your Seasonal Closet   Back To Top

If you haven’t heard the birds finally chirping again, maybe you’ve felt the seasonal shift in your wardrobe. It’s time to put away the sweaters and winter boots, but what’s the best way to store them? Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson stepped inside a professional organizer’s closet to get her strategy for sorting, storing and putting it all away.
Lauren Alsup is the owner of Neat Method Twin Cities and says it all starts with a good hanger. She loves Minnesota made hangers, Bend & Hook.

Spring Gardening Tips   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr has been swamped with spring planting questions. He shares his “ 6 dos and one important don’t” for your garden.

Inside Instagram Design   Back To Top

Instagram is now much more than just a way to share that cute picture of your kids, for some people it's become a way to inspire.  Have you ever looked at an Instagram picture and wondered, “Where are those picture frames from?” or “Where can I find that bedspread?” We asked designer and social media influencer, Patti Wagner, to let us take a look inside her Instagram account. She shared with us her most asked questions.

"Man Caves" Host Jason Cameron   Back To Top

Jason Cameron, host of "Man Caves", "Desperate Landscapes" and "Sledgehammer" on the DIY Network stopped by to share some of his favorite "man cave" projects, including a garage that was completely transformed into a race car lover's dream room.

Finding Some Spring   Back To Top

Elizabeth took her mom - who also happens to be her favorite interior designer - with her to the Home + Garden Show on the search for a little spring.  Even though it looks far from spring weather outdoors, they found some when they visited the Koehler and Dramm Institute of Floristry area where seven local florists did their magic.

Designer Kelli Kaufer   Back To Top

If you are a fan of HGTV, then you have seen Kelli’s work.  Kelli Kaufer’s designs have been featured on Curb Appeal, I Hate My Kitchen, and more.  Kelli stops by to show us how to turn everyday objects into amazing kitchen creations.

Paige Davis   Back To Top

You probably remember Paige Davis from the hit show on TLC, Trading Spaces.  The show premiered 18 years ago and transformed rooms in homeowner’s homes for 8 years.  The whole gang, including host Paige Davis, is back with some whole new room transformations!

Garden Theater & the Family Zone   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson heads over to The Garden Theater and she checks out the new features that will keep the kids entertained.  It’s called the Family Zone and it’s where kids can take part in some DIY workshops, check out a mini escape room, and even learn how to ride a Segway! 

Spring Centerpieces   Back To Top

Home and Garden expert, Larry Pfarr stopped by to make beautiful Easter centerpieces that will look great on your kitchen table.

Desrochers New Home Building Project   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet asked our cameras to tag along as they demolished and rebuilt an Edina home. The project took over a year to complete but we final got to tour the finished home!

TCL In Your Town: Apple Valley, Pahl’s Market   Back To Top

Pahl’s Market is a family owned and operated business that goes back generations. The family’s farm is what started it all. The fifth generation farm was established in the early 1900’s. Produce was being sold in the back of a truck. Eventually, the family added a building and a greenhouse. Today, things are still growing at Pahl’s in Apple Valley.

Refresh Your Home for Spring   Back To Top

It's time to declutter your home. Interior Designer, and Elizabeth's mom, Susie Ries, stopped by with advice on making your home feel bigger and more tidy.

Lake Home and Cabin Show   Back To Top

The Lake Home and Cabin Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center will Minnesotans out of the winter blues. Get ready to think spring and summer. The show has all sorts of vendors that will get you thinking about ways to improve your own second home. If you don’t have one, it’s a great way to see what the newest trends are for your own lake or cabin styled home. If you’re thinking about getting a new place, there will be folks to chat with about making your dream a reality.

Spring Parade of Homes   Back To Top

The 2018 Spring Parade of Homes shows off all sorts of new homes and neighborhoods. Even if you’re not looking to move, this is a great way to get ideas for your own home. You’ll get to see the latest in designs, features and products. All the homes are free to tour expect for five homes known as Dream Homes. Those homes cost $5 to tour. The money benefits BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation.

Easy Updates on a Budget   Back To Top

Not everyone has a flair for decorating when it comes to their homes.  Julie and Daniel Desrochers of Desrochers Realty Group/Coldwell Banker Burnet say that you can make your home look like a million bucks without spending it!  They share some ways to do that. 

Apollo Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

Elizabeth joins the team from Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning in St. Paul to surprise a deserving dad with a brand new furnace.

Home Improvement Trends with Karl Champley   Back To Top

Master Builder Karl Champley is featured at the Minneapolis Home+Remodeling Show. Originally from Australian, he's hosted shows like "Wasted Spaces" on DIY Network and won Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV in 2015.

Home and Remodeling Show   Back To Top

Get ready to be inspired!  The Home and Remodeling Show is back at U.S. Bank Stadium for the second year in a row. The show takes place Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Matt Muenster Answers Your Bathroom Remodeling Questions   Back To Top

Matt Muenster has hosted shows like "Bath Crashers" and "Bathtastic" so we put the call out for our viewers to send in their bathroom remodeling questions for some straight-talking advice! 

Valentine's Day Bouquets   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr shares ways to boost your bouquet making skills so you can make a beautiful flower arrangement right at home.

"Ask the Experts" with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet answer viewers' questions about real estate. 

Local Artists Gallery   Back To Top

Add a splash of local into your home. The art curator for the Twin Cities Live set, Nicole Kappus Solheid, introduces us to four up and coming Minnesota artists.

Household Hacks   Back To Top

Nickie Carrigan is a busy mom and owns her own business. You’ve seen her on Twin Cities Live teaching Steve and Elizabeth how to do push-ups with the correct form but today she shares some of her favorite household hacks.

Trend Wedding: Pick the Décor   Back To Top

You’ve chosen the couple, the invitations, and now the dress!  On March 2, 2018 Matt and Kay are tying the knot LIVE on the show!  Kelli Hanson tagged along with Kay to Angelique’s Bridal in Blaine where she fell in love with three different dresses.  You voted…and the winner is option number 1!

Removing Tough Stains   Back To Top

The holidays are a fun and festive time everyone, but nothing is worse than spilling something on your best outfit. From wine spills to coffee mishaps, Kat Clobes from Saint Croix Cleaners shared “Do's and Don'ts” on removing tough stains.

Fixer-Upper Advice with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Sometimes buying a "fixer-upper" is a better option than looking for a dream home that you just can't find. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share their advice on how to get the most bang for your buck. 

Good Company: Krueger’s Christmas Trees   Back To Top

Picking out a real Christmas tree and cutting it down in the field is tradition for a lot of families. But for a family in Lake Elmo, Christmas Trees are more than just a tradition, it's a 4th generation family business.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas   Back To Top

Linda Snyder from the AAA Minneapolis Travel Store in Saint Louis Park stopped by to share some stocking stuffers to get this holiday season along with an exclusive deal!

Biggest Gift Wrapping Mistakes   Back To Top

Andrea Loth, creator and owner of Gift Six Wrappery, stopped by with advice on some of the biggest mistakes people make when wrapping gifts.

Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House   Back To Top

It’s holiday decorating at its finest. Bachman’s is making it easy for people to get some great ideas for their own homes. Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House is completely decorated with unique holiday designs. Every floor and room has a different look or trend. The main focus this year is warm copper and brushed gold. You’ll also see a lot of outdoorsy items like trees and birds. The neatest part is seeing the traditional trends intertwined with the more modern looks, too.

DIY Holiday Decorations   Back To Top

Danielle Rode from Upsy-Daisy shared her ideas for DIY holiday decorations!

Investment Properties   Back To Top

If you're getting a little extra dough this holiday season, consider an investment property! Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet think now is a great time to pick one up. They stopped by to share their advice!

Holiday Lights and Trees   Back To Top

Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware stopped by with the latest in holiday lights along with ways to take care of a fresh-cut tree.

Holiday Spruce Top Pots   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert Larry Pfarr shared his tips on how you can boost your home's holiday curb appeal using spruce tops.

Thanksgiving Tablescapes   Back To Top

Elizabeth's mom, Susie Ries, is an interior designer and is ready to help your Thanksgiving tablescape look its best. She shares three themes along with cute ideas for a kids table.

ASID House Tour   Back To Top

Emily is checking out the showcase home for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Tour.  The custom built home sits on Lake Minnetonka.

Trends Buyers Will Be Looking For In 2018   Back To Top

When talking about popular home trends, open floor plans might come to mind.  But in 2018 there is going to be a little change.  Practicality will be popular in 2018, with spaces focused on function rather than keeping up appearances like mudrooms and laundry rooms.  Julie and Daniel Desrocher from the Desrocher Realty Group with Coldwell Banker tell us what’s hot and what to look out for.