The simplest changes such as adding new house numbers or a new mailbox can really make a difference to the look of your home. Sometimes, however, when it comes to curb appeal it pays to make some big changes. Design Build Contractor, Ramsin Khachi
, shows us how your curb appeal is affected.
Tomatoes are a staple in Minnesota gardens. Gardening expert, Larry Pfarr, shares a few things to know that could get you a great tomato harvest.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to make a massive impact to the look of your home, the solution is to paint. The guys at Abbott Paint & Carpet
have the answers that will make it easy to pick up that brush and get painting!
It’s a no-brainer to head to the store and pick up a pretty planter. Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr, shows us how you can turn a wire basket into a DIY planter.
Once the weather warms up, Minnesotan’s are spending as much time outdoors as possible. Dust off your patio furniture, fill your planters and get ready to enjoy the outdoors! Home Depot
store manager, Ryan Flanagan, shows us ways to transform your outdoor living space.
Not all things that buzz are bad. But when you have a hornet’s nest attached to your house – that isn’t good! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
has some things that will keep the wasps and hornets at bay.
Home and garden expert, Larry Pfarr, shows us how to “Get Growing” with some of the hardiest and easy to care for plants you can get. Succulent plans make a great addition to your deck or patio because they can easily be potted.
As a busy mother of two, Stacy Hassan found peace making candles at home. She has now expanded her business, Dill & Izzy
, to include pillows and other products with a local flare. TCL Reporter Emily Engberg introduces us to this Good Company.
Many are familiar with direct sale businesses like Mary Kay and Avon, but those are only two of many businesses who promise that you can make big bucks selling to friends and family. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson did the research on four companies allowing you to sell their products.
When it comes to home interior decorating, there are definite points to consider when purchasing furniture. Interior Designer Susie Ries
has advice on what to look for when purchasing quality chairs, sofas and end tables. Plus, she says there are times when it makes sense to save a little.
From dealing with dead patches of grass to preventing weeds from taking over your yard, this is the week to be working on your yard. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here to make sure your yard will be the best on the block!
When putting down flooring in your basement, there are some special things you need to consider. Design Build Contractor, Ramsin Khachi
, has some flooring options that would work perfectly in your basement.
Spring cleaning is not only for your home. It’s time to make sure your garage is orderly and functioning too. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here to help.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID
) is teaming up with Minnesota Monthly
for a week of inspiration and design starting Sunday, April 12th
. Interior designers Kathryn Johnson, Andrea Dixon, and Todd Hansen talk about kitchen trends.
Your bedroom should be a place where you feel calm and relaxed. IKEA
stepped in to help make Kathy Thorvaldson’s (from Cottage Grove) bedroom her own oasis.
If you are planning on staining your deck this Spring, you probably think you need to set aside a pretty big chunk of time. Not so says Craig Tracy from Valspar
Ace. You can prep, stain, and entertain in a weekend!
It may be overwhelming when you think about the Spring cleaning that needs to be done. The Home Depot Eagan store manager, Cody Wilkens, has some products and techniques to tackle those chores that will make it a whole lot easier.
If you are a little bit down about how things are looking outside, just head to Macy’s downtown Minneapolis! Spring is in full bloom at the Macy’s Flower Show. Emily steps up to help with the gardening to get things ready for the 65,000 people the show will attract.
A month ago, IKEA
invaded the old kitchen on the Twin Cities Live set and gave us a brand new one! We are excited to show off our new cabinets, countertops, and appliances.
The products you see in the commercials, make a lot of promises. They promise to make the job easier, save you time, and save you money. The big question is, “Do they work?” Emily put some of the kitchen gadgets out there to the test.
Home & Design expert, Ramsin Khachi
, is a leader in his field, giving customers design and décor tips. He is at the Home + Garden Show
on Friday and Saturday, February 27th
. He joins us with some solutions for common Complaints that folks have in their bathrooms.
Target stores have really evolved through the years, partnering with designers for the looks in their stores. Two product buyers from Target, Carrie Curtis and Bret Rossman, will be at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
sharing tips on how to showcase your personal style in your own home.
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your vehicle and may even lead to costly repairs. With a new line of auto products, The Home Depot’s local experts have quick tips for winterizing your car before the freezing temperatures arrive. Cody Wilkens, the store manager of Eagan’s Home Depot
, has products that will help your car get through the rest of winter and for once winter is over.
It’s the kick off to the Home + Garden Show
at the Minneapolis Convention Center. That can only mean one thing – spring is not too far off! It’s time to get a head start It’s time to get a head start planning for all those spring and summer projects. Emily is there live to give us a peak.
A highlight at The Home + Garden Show is Innovation Avenue where they feature new and creative products. Lifestyle expert, Sasha Andreev, shows us some of his favorite hot items you’ll find there.
When shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, the hardware store is probably not the first place that comes to mind. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
says it’s the place to go to get your house ready for the holiday.
Liz Heinecke, otherwise known as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist
, stopped by the studio to show off three experiments you can try with the kids at home.
Even during the winter, it's possible to feel like you're sitting outside at the cabin on a warm summer's evening. Emily stopped by the Lake Home and Cabin Show
at the Minneapolis Convention Center to give us a sneak peek.
Adding your own special touches to your home décor is what makes your house a home. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money on those touches though. MyTalk 107.1’
s Alexis Thompson shows us how to make your own décor to display for under $10.
Using a slow cooker is one of the easiest way to get a hot dinner on the table. Slow cookers come in a wide range of prices – from $15 to a few hundred. So what’s the difference? Kelli Hanson puts three high end slow cookers to the test in her own kitchen.
Interior Designer Susie Ries
is back to help out the problem areas in your home. Susie has the solutions for those spaces you just don’t know what to do with.
When taking down your holiday décor, you might be wondering why you threw away all the boxes that they came in. There are ways to keep the decorations organized and tidy. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, has some ideas.
A lot of planning and money can go into a New Year's Eve celebration. Between the reservations, the outfit, and the transportation, it can get stressful before you're even out the door.
With a few items, you can have plenty of fun at home. Emily went to Pioneer Press Lifestyle columnist Donna Erickson's house to get some creative ideas on how to throw a party the entire family can enjoy.
When you get home from work, it’s sometimes nice to plop down on the couch and put your feet up. For Laura Michaud-Sutton, a nurse from Children’s Hospital, this wasn’t possible. She didn’t have a couch! Ashley Furniture
stepped in to change that.
With the holiday shopping all done, there is just a few loose ends to tie up. Like, the stocking stuffers for example. That doesn’t mean you need to head back to the mall. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, has some perfect stocking stuffer ideas.
It’s time for the holiday get togethers to begin! Macy’s
personal shopper, Megan Ebert, is here to help us figure out what we should wear, what to bring the host, and, if you are the host, what you should use serve that will impress your guests!
The guys behind the Turkey to Go booth at the Minnesota State Fair are also the hosts of the HGTV show, "Renovate to Rent."
Drew Levin and Dan Perkins stop by our studio to chat about their latest adventures.
Art consultant Nicole Kappus Solheid, owner of NKS Artsource
, stopped by to feature five artists from the Twin Cities, all who have items available for under $200.
If you take the time to properly set the table now, you’ll have more time to enjoy your family tomorrow. Founder of Etiquette Principles
, Liz Taylor, shows us how it’s done.
The Family Handyman
is the largest home improvement magazine on the planet – and it calls Minnesota home. When Steve found out their editorial operations were located not to far from Twin Cities Live, he went to get a tour.
You really don’t have to shop at the high end stores to get the high end looks. DIY expert, Sunday Burquest
, gets her inspiration from looking through a high end magazine like Pottery Barn. She says look around your home and then head to the thrift store to pull it all together. She shows us how it’s done.
There is a good chance that you’ll be having more company than normal in November and December. If you have some problem areas that you just don’t know what to do with, we may just be able to help you out. Interior Designer, Susie Ries has some advice for those problem areas.
If you are planning to have guests over for the holidays, make no doubts about it. You are bound to end up with stains on your carpets, walls, or other surfaces. Don’t worry! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here to help!
The crew of Window Concepts of Minnesota stopped by Elizabeth's house to control drafts and make a surprising discovery during the process.
Decorating for fall is easy – and beautiful. Home and garden expert, Larry Pfarr show us some fun ideas to bring fall into your home.
Elizabeth is still busy getting her nursery ready for the new baby. Baby expert, Katie Blozis
from Bump Club Twin Cities, has the seven must haves for Elizabeth to finish it up right.
With the changing seasons and the crisp air, fall is a great time to clear away the clutter in your home, office – and most importantly your head. Studies have shown that physical clutter has a huge impact on your ability to think clearly and it can also affect your physical and emotional wellbeing.
As the temperatures cool, you might get some unwanted guests in your home. Rodents are drawn to the warmth of your house. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, is here to help get the mouse out of your house!
With the official start of autumn, you may think that planting season is over. Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr, says there is still plenty of time to plant evergreens, kale, and more. He gives us his Fall Planting Guidelines.
When the kids move out, it’s time to lay claim to their room. Our DIY Expert, Sunday Burquest, went to Saver’s
and picked up a few items to show you how easy it is to repurpose them. Now you can use some of the things your kids left for your own use!