Twins Hannah and Kylee love Twin Cities Live. When they heard about the IKEA
Back-to-School Bedroom makeover contest, they begged their mom to enter them. Not only did the teens want a change, once IKEA took a look at their entry, they knew that they needed to give the girls a new bedroom!
Take a look at your yard. Do you have rocks or do you have mulch? What about your patio? Is it made of concrete or is it lined with pavers? What’s in? What’s out? And perhaps most importantly, what works best?
Cambria is a Minnesota based company that has been here since the beginning. It was started by the Davis family who has always been known for its entrepreneurial spirit. Cambria started in 2000, but its history dates back to the 1930’s.
From Asian beetles to rabbits and birds, TCL’s handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, shares advice on how you can keep them out of your yard so you can soak up summer in Minnesota.
According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, the average median price of a home in the Twin Cities is currently $236,826. So it's a great time to buy or sell! Our real estate experts, Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group
and Coldwell Banker Burnet are here to answer those questions!
Infomercials make for big business.There are thousands of products that grab your attention when the ads come on, but do they work. Emily puts another round of As Seen On TV Products to the test.
We’ve all been there. A storm moves in and suddenly THERE’S WATER ALL OVER THE YARD. And then you start wondering if it’s going to makes its way into the basement. Nick Tamble and his team at Lawn and Landscape Gardens
says that with a few simple tools, you can keep that water at bay.
You can use outdoor fabrics for a lot more than carpeting your three-season porch. You can replace your drapes, your pillows and even your throws with these stain-resistant fabrics.
If there’s a wedding dress in your closet or attic, there’s way a way to give it new life and pass it on to future generations. Treasured Garment Restoration
is a division of St. Croix Cleaners
, the dry cleaner partner of Twin Cities Live. Polly Nemec from St. Croix Cleaners shares an example of a dress that was restored and shares what other sentimental items can be cherished for years to come.
After nearly 100 submissions, TCL and Minnesota Rusco selected the Lundquist family from Maple Grove as the winners of our Hail to the Throne contest. Their prize was a $10,000 bathroom remodel which included new flooring, tub surrounds, and much more. They welcomed Steve inside their home to show off what they didn’t like about their bathroom and for the transformation.
If you've got plans to throw a party this summer, it's time to throw out the red checked picnic table cloth and take your table decor up a notch. Our TCL Craft Star, Alisun Abott, stopped by with three themed table settings that will you look like an event planner extraordinaire.
Though Elizabeth and Steve are TV hosts by day, they decided to put their green thumbs to work and surprise a Rosemount resident with free lawn service with some help from our friends at John Deere and Frontier Ag and Turf.
TCL’s Handyman, Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone's Ace Hardware stops by to share items to attract the friendly honeybee to your backyard and products to pick up if you’re interested in starting your own hive!
Window treatments can do everything from letting in a little light…to a lot of light…to no light at all! Shirley Esch from Custom Drapery and Blinds
stops by with everything from an all around window treatment that does everything to some that are purely for decoration.
Imagine 2-dozen designers putting their creative minds together to create your dream home. Sounds pretty amazing right? Well for the past 19 years, that’s been happening for families all over Minnesota. Those dream homes are then opened to the public and featured as the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN Showcase Home.
There are a lot of things to deal with when it comes to selling your home, but there are a some things that might seem like do's, but are really don'ts. Daniel and Julie Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group
and Coldwell Banker Burnet bust some home-selling myths
Loft living can be chic. You're downtown, in the hustle and bustle. But one thing that could be challenging is actually making those high ceilings and the open concept feel like home.
Decorating your outdoor space is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to the folks at Pahl's Market in Apple Valley. Gary Pahl says it doesn't have to be stressful. In fact, container gardening is a great option. It can be all flowers, herbs or even a tomato plant can be placed in a nice pot and used on your patio or deck.
Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
carries over 35,000 products, so it’s easy to miss something that will make your life easier. Mike Frattallone stops by to share some of his favorite finds.
TCL is heading to your town, Afton! We’re kicking the week off with a little home décor help w/ Heather Schuck, owner of Dwell. Furniture and Home Décor. She’s showing us ways to incorporate a vintage look into your home!
Homes are going quickly, sometimes within hours of listing! We turned to Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group
and Coldwell Banker Burnet for help, whether you're the buyer or the seller.
Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
shares expert advice on getting your deck in tip-top shape for the summer, including a guide to deck stains.
Jeremy Exley and his buddies are big fans of playing dice games, but when the weather turned nice Jeremy didn’t want to play inside. So, he looked for dice games that could be played in the yard. He could only find plastic dice or those fuzzy dice that people hang on a car mirror. Determined to find something that would work, Jeremy decided to make his own out of wood. His family and friends knew he was onto something. He made more and before he knew it, he was selling several of them.
Nice weather means Minnesotans are spending time out on the patio. It's easy to make your patio look great! Our friends from Patio Town stop by to show us how.
Mother’s Day is just days away and if you haven’t begun to think about what to get her this year, TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson has you covered. She found deals on everything from Minnesota made jewelry to bean-to-bar chocolate.
With the abundance of rain recently, trees and grass are growing rapidly. TCL’s Handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, shares advice on when exactly you should plant flowers and how much grass you should cut for the first time you pull out the lawn mower.
Minnesotan’s take advantage of every sunny day during our short spring and summer. While enjoying your patio you want to make it beautiful and comfortable too. TCL Craft Star, Alisun Abbott
, shows us how we can create a very comfortable outdoor space.
Spring-like temperatures are finally headed to the Twin Cities, meaning it’s comfortable to head outside and tackle yardwork. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
shares a checklist of tasks worth doing to ensure your lawn is the best on the block.
There are a few things you can do yourself when it comes to getting your home ready to sell and a few other things that are worth hiring out. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group
share their advice.
Spring is showing its colors this weekend but Mike Frattallone from Frattallone Ace Hardware
says WAIT before you start doing too much outside. He gives us advice on what we can get our hands dirt with this weekend without wasting our time.
The Minneapolis Home + Garden Show highlights the best of innovative products, including some with Minnesota connections. Lifestyle Expert Sasha Andreev shares items selected as the “best of the best.”
The Minneapolis Home + Garden Show returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center, with tips and advice from the outdoor experts.
Minnesota resident Matt Muenster is the long time host of DIY Network's "Bath Crashers" and he's now on HGTV as an expert on Ellen DeGeneres' design competition. Matt stopped by our Home + Garden Show stage to talk about that and test his bathroom expertise.
t’s becoming a big trend. Ditching a lot of space for a much smaller home. This year, the Home and Garden Show is featuring an entire Tiny Home Village to show off why so many people are jumping on board. It features five homes from five regional builders. The homes range from 144 square feet to 330 square feet. These homes are small, but they are certainly not lacking in style. Emily takes us around.
Design, Build, Contractor, Ramsin Khachi
, never fails to deliver ideas to make space in our home easier to work with. It’s all about the kitchen island as he visits us at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
. He shows us to make the island look great and
hold a lot of utilities to make more room in the kitchen.
Chris Lambton is making a living doing what he loves - transforming a backyard into a beautiful oasis - on television. But this isn't his first time in front of the cameras. In fact, you may have seen him on ABC’s hit show The Bachelorette. He stopped by the main stage at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show with tips and tricks to get the backyard of your dreams on a budget!
The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center is back with all sorts of ideas for your own home. Twin Cities Live will be there live on Friday, February 25th. This year, the Lifestyle and Kitchen Stages have combined into one Main Stage. Jaque Bethke of PURE Design Environments was in charge of planning the design for the Main Stage. It’s twice as big as last year, it’s more colorful and it has a huge kitchen. The kitchen has working appliances, running water and an island that is big and spacious. Jaque says she’s known for her bold ideas and this year’s inspiration was the flamingo. The idea is to have color and an organic feel to the environment.
If this unseasonably warm February has you thinking Spring, stop by the Minneapolis Convention Center and you’ll be thinking Summer. That’s because the Lake Home and Cabin show is in town this weekend. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson stopped by to see what’s new this year.
The Texas based décor chain store, At Home, has moved into Minnesota. Its first location is in Burnsville and people are buzzing about it. The 107,000 square foot home décor opened in February and we sent TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson inside to check it out. The store has over 50,000 SKUs inside, and 500 new SKUs are rotated in every week.
Whether your house is 800 or 2,800 square feet, you want to make it feel like a home. Interior Designer Susie Ries shares three of her favorite design books to provide inspiration along with times you should consult the pros.
The one room of the house family’s pile into is the living room. There’s the TV, music, games and of course if you have kids, toys! TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson and the IKEA Makeover team when in search of a family that needed a Living Room Remix and found a Brooklyn Park mom asking to help declutter their space. The team gave her IKEA’s Besta System and her boys loved their new storage solution!
Minnesotans know to bundle up before venturing outside in the dead of winter. But is your house ready to take on the bitter temps? Suzanne Stromberg, store manager of the Lowe’s
in Shakopee, shares ways to keep your house warm without saving money.
If the cold weather has your car running slow, iced over, or not even running at all, our handyman Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
stopped by with products to help your car get through winter.
TCL Set Designer and art consultant, Nicole Kappus Solheid, features four Twin Cities artists making great work you can add to your own home.
For those struggling to get the hard to buy for person this Christmas, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
shares some unique and quirky ideas all from the hardware store.
A coffee or cocktail cart sounds like something seen only in a lifestyle magazine. TCL's Interior Designer, Susie Ries
, says it can be built no matter your budget or space. She stopped by with expert advice on finding a functional cart that compliments your furniture.
is a one-stop shop for holiday gifts. They stopped by the studio with suggestions on what to get the people on your list.
The Hansen Tree Farm
in Ramsey was the first in Minnesota to grow Christmas trees. Since they opened in 1951, trends and the variety of trees have varied, but the tradition of cutting down a real tree has remaining for many families. Hansen Tree Farm is an experience, with hay rides, food, and cocoa by the fire. In this edition of Em's Adventures, TCL's Emily Engberg stops by their farm to showcase why it holds a special spot in the hearts of many Minnesotans. Plus, she gets a lesson in picking and cutting down the perfect Christmas tree.
Remodeling the bathroom sits on the to-do list for many homeowners. But knowing where to start and what to tackle can be overwhelming. Steve teamed up with the folks at Minnesota Rusco
to help devise a game plan and check out trends we'll see in 2016.
Bachman’s is celebrating 130 years in business. While we all know them for their flowers and plants, they actually started with vegetables. The company has seen a lot of changes over the years, including a lot of growth. However, the company is still about the people and providing beautiful plants to families all over. In this week’s Good Company, Emily takes shares the unique story of where they have been and where the company hopes to go.