Home & Garden

Dealing with Multiple Offers When Buying a Home

Julie and Daniel Descrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share their advice on making sure your offer on a new home rises to the top of the stack. Plus they shared an update on their project home in Edina.

Essentials for a Backyard Party  

These items are available at the Ace Hardware store nearest you, including the 21 locations owned and operated by the Frattallone family. Find the Frattallone’s Ace Hardware store closest to you by clicking here.

Teaching Your Children to Clean  

Cleaning expert Schar Ward shows Steve and Elizabeth the right way to clean a kitchen! You can pick up a copy of her new book, "Teaching Children to Clean: A Guide to Teaching Life Skills to Children" by clicking here. You will also find free "chore charts" to download there too.

Live at Schneiderman’s Furniture  

Schneiderman’s Furniture has a brand new store in Lakeville. The 108,000 square foot facility is designed to help you find inspiration and plenty of ideas for your own home. There are several rooms that showcase everything from comfortable and casual to more modern and unique. You’ll also find a lot of accessories for your home, including some great art pieces. 

Real Houseplants of Minnesota  

Add some color inside your home. Home and Garden Expert Larry Pfarr has houseplants that require little work and provide years of results.

Schneiderman’s Recliners  

Schneiderman’s Furniture has a brand new store in Lakeville. The 108,000 square foot facility has it all, including recliners. However, these aren’t your average recliners. These are comfortable AND stylish. There are row after row of choices. Some of them even have plugs for your phones.

Schneiderman’s “Edit” Collection  

Schneiderman’s Furniture has been helping people decorate for sixty years. Getting new furniture is fun, but you don’t always have to get rid of the old to fit in the new. Schneiderman’s new Lakeville location has an area called “Edit”. They showcase new items by also displaying some things that you may already have in your own home.

Schneiderman’s Minnesota Casual Line   Back To Top

Schneiderman’s Furniture has a brand new location in Lakeville. The 108,000 square foot store includes a section that many Minnesotans will love. It’s called Minnesota Casual.

108,000 Square Feet of Furniture Ideas   Back To Top

Schneiderman’s Furniture is celebrating 60 years of business. Today, there are six locations in Minnesota, including a brand new location in Lakeville. The 108,000 square foot store has it all.
 

How to Make Taking Care of Plants Easy   Back To Top

Pahl’s Market was established in the early 1900’s and is still family owned and operated. Their love of community and beautiful plants is what has made them a stable all of these years. Today, they call Apple Valley home.
 

Taking Care of Hydrangeas   Back To Top

Hydrangeas are easy to take care and add a pop up color to your garden for the entire summer. Ryan McEnaney from Bailey Nurseries shares the hydrangea brand that thrives in Minnesota along with tips on how to take care of them.

What To Do in Your Yard After All This Rain   Back To Top

April is known for rain showers, but we've seen a lot of precipitation in April 2017. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen recorded 4.45" of rain (plus .5" of snow) during the month. The results can be seen by means of moss, mold and weeds in your yard and perhaps water leaking into your house. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware is here with products to help control the results.

Spruce Up Your Patio   Back To Top

If the beautiful weather last weekend had you itching to get your patio all ready for summer, and flowers in those pots, here are some fun ways to spruce things up a bit and upcycle while doing it! Owner of Upsy-Daisy and DIY expert Danielle Rode stopped by with unique ideas!

Eco-Friendly Products for Home and Yard   Back To Top

Products that get rid of dirt and critters can contain chemicals harmful to your family and the earth. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shares a roundup of eco-friendly items that pack a punch.

Good Company: Donato’s Floral   Back To Top

Donato’s Floral is about to celebrate a big anniversary. For almost thirty years, Donato’s flowers have been used in all sorts of life’s events.  It was Victor Donato that had a vision. He wanted to open the floral shop and boy have things been blooming ever since.

Home Shopping: Cities vs. Suburbs   Back To Top

The location of your home is an important decision when deciding what to buy.  What you can get for the money varies greatly whether you buy your home in the city or if you go to the suburbs.  Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group show us a few examples.

How to Make a Cozy Bedroom   Back To Top

Before you make your bedroom feel more cozy, you have to decide what "cozy" means to you. Megan Meder from The Sitting Room Studio in Excelsior stops by with advice on wall colors, lighting and why you shouldn't be afraid of wallpaper!

A Gathering of Friends at Bachman’s   Back To Top

It’s a popular event that brings together vendors or “friends” from all over the area. A Gathering of Friends is made up with folks who have incredible pieces like furniture, pictures, clothing, and more. The antiques are all over the board and you can find just about anything.

5 Must-Haves for House Cleaning   Back To Top

Mike Frattallone from Fratallone's Ace Hardware shares the five products you must have on hand for spring cleaning projects.

Magnolia Line at HOM Furniture   Back To Top

HGTV star Joanna Gaines is known for her unique style on her hit show “Fixer Upper”. Now her style can help you transform your home. Magnolia is Joanna’s newest furniture line. It’s at HOM Furniture.

Elizabeth’s Baby & New Mom Picks   Back To Top

We are cutting through the clutter and sharing mom-approved goods that will make life with your little one easier. 
If you're past the point of having kids, you'll be thinking, I wish I'd had that when my children were little!
Here to help – Katie Blozis from bump club & beyond twin cities stopped by! 

Make Your House Look Great   Back To Top

After 30 plus years of working with clients on their homes, she has some great tips like how to prevent your cotton bedsheets from becoming wrinkled. Interior designer, Susie Ries has quick trick to make your house look great!

Twin Cities Auto Show   Back To Top

The Twin Cities Auto Show is at the Minneapolis Convention Center through March 19th. It’s the largest consumer show in the state. It’s produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota
 
This year, there are 575 vehicles making it the largest in years. It’s an estimated $21,000,000 in new vehicles and exhibits. 

IKEA: Co-Create Living Room   Back To Top

If you’ve been to IKEA lately, you may have walked through their newest living room display, which is actually an exact replica of a Rosemount family’s living room. The Pepinski’s recently won our IKEA Co-Create contest, receiving a $1,000 IKEA gift card, and their living room was re-created inside the Twin Cities IKEA store. It serves as a place of inspiration not only for them, but also every single person that walks through. 

A Realtor's Guide to Downsizing   Back To Top

The Twin Cities real estate market is red hot, especially if you're looking to sell. If you've considered downsizing now that the kids have moved out, Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share advice on what you should consider.

DIY Furniture Makeover   Back To Top

Do you have pieces of furniture hidden away in your basement that you think are destined for either the nearest donation center or the trash? Danielle Rose, owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake can turn what many think is trash, into beautiful treasures.

Matt Muenster Offers Bathroom Advice   Back To Top

As the host of DIY Network's "Bath Crashers", Matt Muenster has tackled many challenging projects. Before his appearance at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, he stopped by to offer advice to viewers who sent in pictures of their problematic spaces.  

Spring Parade of Homes   Back To Top

The Spring Parade of Homes is a great way for folks to look at new builds and designs. It’s also a good way to get some insight on what could be changed in your own home.

Backyard DIY Don'ts   Back To Top

Not all backyard projects are ones you want to accomplish on your own. Mickman Brothers Certified Landscape Consultant, Anne Marie Moseman, stops by to share four projects that are better off done by the pros.

Tyler Wisler’s Dos and Don’ts   Back To Top

Tyler Wisler has over 16 in the industry! He's been featured on hit shows like HGTV’s "design star'', ABC's "Good Morning America", and NBC's "George to the Rescue.''

HOT or NOT: Ask an Interior Designer   Back To Top

If you've always wanted a professional designer to tell you what color to paint your living room, now's your chance and it's free. New this year at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, the “Ask A Designer” booth, sponsored by Pottery Barn.

Minneapolis Home and Garden show: Idea Home   Back To Top

The Minneapolis Home and Garden show is back with all sorts of ideas. One hot spot is the Idea Home. This year’s theme is Coastal Contemporary. The 1200 square foot house inside the Minneapolis Convention Center has it all. Inside, you’ll find all sorts of interesting design elements and furnishings from Hom Furniture’s new Rachel Ray Home line. The outside is also a must see. It’s complete with great landscaping ideas and lighting. It’s the perfect spot to look at a smaller space with big options for contemporary design.

When Buying a Home, Don't Let These Be Dealbreakers   Back To Top

When home-shopping, problems like cracks in the foundation and water stains might feel like dealbreakers. But Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Derochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share advice on how to handle those issues, especially if you love that home despite its problems.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen   Back To Top

For many of us, we think of an arboretum during the warmer months. It’s certainly a spot that is in full bloom during that time, but winter is also a great time to see what it has to offer. There are plenty of beautiful flowers in bloom indoors.

Lake Home & Cabin Show   Back To Top

The Lake Home and Cabin show is  back at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The show runs February 10th through February 12th.

Valentine’s Day Gifts: Plants for Your Partner   Back To Top

According to a new survey, from the National Retail Federation estimates that U.S. consumers will spend $2 billion on flowers. But if you’re looking to spoil your sweetheart with something other than roses here are some ideas.  Home and Garden expert, Larry Pfarr is here with plenty of plant ideas.

Cargotecture   Back To Top

Steve is at the Home and Remodeling Show at U.S. Bank Stadium.  One of the exhibits he checks out is called Cargotecture.  Owner of Blackbox Container Studios, Shane Schaaf, fills Steve in on how shipping containers are coverted to cabins, home offices, hunting shacks and more!     

Kayleen McCabe   Back To Top

Kayleen McCabe is host of DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation.  Steve met up with her at the Home and Remodeling Show show at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Designer Vern Yip   Back To Top

Designer Vern Yip made his mark on the popular series "Trading Spaces" and since then he's been a fixture on HGTV. He's at the new Home and Remodeling Show at U.S. Bank Stadium and talked with Steve about his design philosophy and how a tape measure is one of your best design tools.

Laundry Room Organization   Back To Top

All you need is one weekend and less than $500 to give your laundry room a new look.  Morgan Molitor from Construction 2 Style shows us how she changed up her own laundry room.

Upcycling at the Home + Remodeling Show   Back To Top

The first-ever Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show takes place January 27-29 at U.S. Bank Stadium. In addition to celebrity designers, the event features thousands of ideas for adding personality to your home.

"Barkitecture" at the Minneapolis Home and Remodeling Show   Back To Top

Home designer and construction created their own takes on dog friendly furniture. You can see their "barkitecture" creations at the Home and Remodeling Show in Minneapolis. And you can bid on them too! The proceeds go to Midwest Animal Rescue and Services

What You Should and Shouldn't Compromise On When Buying a Home   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet stopped by with an update on the home they purchased to tear down and rebuild. They also shared their advice on what you should and shouldn't compromise on when buying a home.

Selling Your Home in 2017   Back To Top

There are both high-tech and low-tech ways to sell your home in 2017. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group share their advice on what works and what doesn't.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas   Back To Top

Grab some file folders while you decorate your tablescapes for holiday entertaining. Elizabeth's mom, interior designer Susie Ries, shares ideas on how to save time, money and stress! 

Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

For the sixth year, TCL and Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning are giving away furnaces to those struggling to keep warm in their own homes. TCL's Mike Marcotte surprised the first recipient, a retired school aid from Apple Valley who puts others before herself.

Hardware Store Stocking Stuffers   Back To Top

TCL embraces all that is Food, Fashion and Fun and so does one store in your neighborhood...your local hardware store! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shares gift ideas you can get in one spot!

Decorating the Tree   Back To Top

Before you know it, it will be time to put up that Christmas tree and get out the decorations.  Ryan Smith from Holiday Bliss shows us how to get the job done and wow your guests. 

Holiday Decorating Done Right Back To Top

Don’t struggle with holiday light decorating this year. Mike Frattallone with Frattallone’s Ace Hardware shares products to help you have the most festive yard on the block.

Interior Design Top Secrets   Back To Top

Interior Designer Susie Ries shared a few of her "top secrets" when it comes to lighting, paint and how to arrange your home!