Home & Garden

Ashley Furniture Makeover  

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. 

Hardware Store Stocking Stuffers  

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. 

What to Wear, What to Bring, & What to Serve In  

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! 

Renovate to Rent  

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.

Holiday Gift Ideas by Twin Cities Artists  

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.

Setting the Table  

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  

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.

Pottery Barn Inspired Thanksgiving   Back To Top

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.   

Ask the Designer   Back To Top

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.

Getting Out Stains   Back To Top

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! 

Window Concepts   Back To Top

The crew of Window Concepts of Minnesota stopped by Elizabeth's house to control drafts and make a surprising discovery during the process.

Fall Décor   Back To Top

Decorating for fall is easy – and beautiful.  Home and garden expert, Larry Pfarr show us some fun ideas to bring fall into your home.

Must Have’s for Your Nursery   Back To Top

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.

Clear the Clutter   Back To Top

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.

Mouse Problems   Back To Top

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!

Fall Planting Guidelines   Back To Top

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.

Repurposing Furniture   Back To Top

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! 

Nursery Décor   Back To Top

Elizabeth has about three months to go before meeting her new addition.  Getting ready for the baby means getting the nursery ready.  Interior Designer Megan Meder shares ideas that she used in her own nursery.

Fall Lawn Care   Back To Top

Many Minnesotan’s are looking forward to finally putting the lawnmower away for the winter.  Not so fast says Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware.  If you want a nice yard next spring you’ll need to be mowing more often this fall.  Mike explains with his Fall Lawn Care Guide. 

5 Eyewitness News Design House: Final Reveal   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News have been following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House. The house is completed and ready for the Parade of Homes.  We get a look at the final reveal. 

Clean Your House   Back To Top

Five Eyewitness News chief meteorologist, Dave Dahl, is warning folks that winter may come early this year and to expect it to be another harsh one.  What that means for us is that we’ll soon be cooped up in your home.  With homes being shut up for the winter, that could mean some smells.  Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has some products to get your house in shape and keep those smells in check. 

Painting Kitchen Cabinets   Back To Top

You can change the entire look of your kitchen by painting your cabinets.  Even better, you can do this all for under $150 and you don’t even have to prime your cabinets!  DIY Expert Sunday Burquest shows us how it’s done using Annie Sloane Chalk Paint.  

Artwork for Your Home   Back To Top

Interior Designer, Susie Ries, recently updated our studio with pieces of art from local artists.  Nicole Kappus Solheid, an art consultant, has some more pieces she says are worth adding to your own home.   

5 Eyewitness News Design House: Furniture   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House. Each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on whether you are building new or remodeling.

Teen Study Space   Back To Top

Setting your kids up to succeed is always a good idea.  When you give them a designated space for homework – it makes studying a whole lot easier and enjoyable.  IKEA gave a student in Burnsville his own study space – just in time for the start of school.

5 Eyewitness News Design House: Garages   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House. Each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on whether you are building new or remodeling.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Design House: Flooring   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House. Each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on whether you are building new or remodeling.

Kids' Bedroom Makeover   Back To Top

It can be important for a child to have a space they can call their own. But finding that space was tough for the Gardner family. Four of their kids shared one small bedroom in their Apple Valley home and they were looking for some help. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson brought the pros from Ashley Furniture to improve the situation.

To Water Your Yard – Or Not to Water?   Back To Top

If you take a drive through your neighborhood you might notice one neighbor’s yard is a lush green.  Drive a little further and the next yard could be a crusty brown.  You guessed it – the secret is all about the watering.  Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has products to help you get it back to green! 

Patio Party with Renewal by Andersen   Back To Top

In honor of the new patio door that Renewal by Andersen put in the home of Mary Cornick of Eagan, Twin Cities Live teamed up to throw them a patio party!  Emily headed over to join the festivities and check out the new door. 

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Design House: Lighting   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House and each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on.  What affect does lighting have on your home?

Throw Pillows   Back To Top

Those throw pillows you have on your couch are just for looks, they are meant to be used according to Interior Designer, Susie Ries.  She’s here with some advice on the perfect throw pillow.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Design House: Granite   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House and each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on.

Plants that Repel Bugs   Back To Top

You don’t have to spray on the repellant if you have the right plants in your garden.  According to Mariah Mickman, from Mickman Brothers, there are plants that naturally repel bugs.  She shows us a few you can put out. 

Lawn Care   Back To Top

We go from too much rain – to now, not enough and our lawns are showing it!  Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has some products and advice to help you take care of your yard. 

Tiny House Nation   Back To Top

There’s a movement taking over the nation that has people downsizing their living spaces – significantly.  “Tiny House Nation” is a new reality series that show off small ingenious spaces and the people who live in them.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Design House: Roofing   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House and each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Design House: Siding   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House and each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on.

42 to Say I Do: Flowers!   Back To Top

There are officially nine days until the big day for our 42 to Say I Do couple, Mollie and Sam.  It’s time to pick the flowers out!  Sweet Peas Floral in Woodbury gave the couple a lot to choose from! 

Design House   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and 5 Eyewitness News are following the process of building a new home from start to finish with Bergeron Homes.  The project is called the 5 Eyewitness News Design House and each week you will learn new home trends and the places that are worth spending your money on.

Attract the Bees and Butterflies   Back To Top

We know all tips and tricks to keep critters out of your yard but how do you get bees, butterflies and even hummingbirds in to your garden? Lawn and garden expert Larry Pfarr shared his secrets on how to get those pollinating animals in your garden. 

Unusual Hardware Products   Back To Top

We all know what a paint brush is for.  Screwdrivers are used with screws and a plunger will unclog drains.  Have you ever walked through the hardware store and saw something that you just had no idea what its purpose was?  Mike Frattallone with Frattallone’s Ace Hardware puts Elizabeth to the test with some items that have some unusual purposes. 

Buffet Supply Finds at Savers   Back To Top

We put Donna Erickson to the test and asked her to purchase items for an entire buffet table for only $100. Of course the crafty lady accepted the challenged and headed to Savers to see what she could find. 

California Closets   Back To Top

Elizabeth stops by the California Closets store in the Galleria to get creative solutions to some common closet storage issues.

Outdoor Entertaining   Back To Top

If you want to do some outdoor entertaining but need to spruce up your outdoor space, grab a can of spray paint! Sunday Burquest tells us her "Do It Yourself" secrets for a renewed outdoor space. 

42 to Say I Do: Décor   Back To Top

It’s 37 days to the big day for our winning couple, Mollie and Sam.  On July 18th, they will be married live on Twin Cities Live.  We got a sneak peek at the venue already and now it’s time to pick out the décor.  Producer Kelli Hanson heads to Festivities where the decisions are getting made. 

Garage Organization   Back To Top

With all the gardening tools out, the lawnmower in use, and the kids bikes being stored in the garage you might find the garage getting pretty cluttered.  Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has some recommendations to get it organized – and keep it that way. 

ASID Minnesota Showcase Home   Back To Top

Have you ever driven down a street and saw a beautiful home and wondered what the inside of it looks like?  Now you can.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine teamed up with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to transformed a Golden Valley house into it’s showcase home.

Bonfires and Grills   Back To Top

Memorial Day Weekend will have a lot of grills being fired up and bonfires being enjoyed.  Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has some pointers on how to make your time around the fire safer and more enjoyable. 

The Garden at St. Paul Hotel   Back To Top

The St. Paul Hotel has been named one of the country’s top hotels because of its history and charm.  The hotel itself is beautiful and it’s English Garden is absolutely stunning.  Emily introduces us to the woman in charge of the garden and shows us around.