With the first day of Spring on March 20th
, Minnesotan’s are anxious to see a little green.
Designers are just as impatient as our clients when it comes to waiting for spring to arrive. They are constantly looking for new and different ways to add pops of green indoors. Megan Meder from The Sitting Room
has ways of incorporating some greens into your interior design.
Emily got a sneak peak at just one of the homes in the Parade of Home Dream Home Tour. It’s a $2.4 million home in Edina that includes a basketball court, an amazing kitchen with two dishwashers, an exercise room, and so much more!
Our own Mr. Fix It, TCL Senior Producer Christian Unser, shows how to make party lights in just five minutes!
The 3M Command product line is much more than hooks for hanging out. Our handy man, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware
, shares easy ideas how they can help organize your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
HGTV's John Gidding is making appearances throughout the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
. He stops by to share the common mistakes homeowners make to diminish the value of their front yard.
While you are at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
, check out Innovation Avenue to see the newest and most creative products. Product Expert, Sasha Andreev, shows us just a few of the items you’ll find there.
Emily is showing us some really cool homes by one of the builders you’ll see at the Home + Garden show
. Viebrock Construction
built a home in the Stillwater area that is 8000 finished square feet, has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and is perfect for entertaining. Emily had to check it out.
The Home + Garden Show
is the place to go to see the latest in trends. There will be a lot of builders at the show with pictures and plans of the work they do. Emily went inside some of the actual homes of Viebrock Construction
to get a real feel of the actual product. The first gorgeous house is in western Wisconsin.
Interior designer, Mark Brunetz, has helped homes across America declutter on the Style Network show, Clean House. He is also the author of Take the U Out of Clutter and he is here with some pointers for us.
Unless you are an Interior Designer, getting all the right pieces in your room so it’s just perfect, can be a little tough. Interior Designer from Lilu Interiors
, Lisa Peck, offers some advice.
California Closet did a wonderful job re-vamping Elizabeth’s (and Chris’s) closet a couple years back. They were able to get it super organized with their system. So when Elizabeth needed a little bit or organizational help at home, she knew just who to call!
If you are eager to get outside and start gardening – don’t let this weather stop you! You can start planting indoors! Gardening expert, Larry Pfarr shows us how to grow celery, avocados, pineapple, and more.
With the freezing temperatures, many homeowners are experiencing damage to their homes caused by ice dams. Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
has the solution for that. Mike Frattallone is here with products for “all things water” – whether it’s frozen in your gutter, purified water, or misting in the air.
Once you’ve taken down all the green and red holiday decorations down, it’s time to invite a little white in! DIY Expert, Sunday Burquest
, is here with her winter wonderland décor!
There are certain homeowner projects that need to be looked at least once a year. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware
has his checklist of tasks.
Chris and the team from Warners’ Stellian
thought single dad, Isaac Sipe, from Ramsey was the perfect person to surprise with a kitchen full of Frigidaire
From clearing drains to unfreezing locks, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
has some fast fixes to common homeowner problems.
If you're stuck in a rut with your wrapping, former Design Star contestant Rachel Kate has some ideas to make those gifts look great.
Apollo Heating and Air
are back giving away free furnaces to families in need. The furnaces are delivered and installed (free of charge) for a value of up to $5000!
is surprising one viewer with new family room furniture just in time for the holidays! Kristin Scheller nominated her mom, Pam Scheller from Blaine. Emily loved her story and wanted to be there for the surprise.
If you are planning for guests over the holiday season, there is always a little pressure making sure your house looks great. This can be overwhelming, making sure everything is perfect. The designers from IKEA
came to the rescue for Kelly and Matt Horan of Minneapolis.
With the weather turning cold, critters are looking for a warm place to stay. This includes your house too! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here with ways to keep the mice and other critters out of your house.
According to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated Recreation, 46.7 million people in the United States observe, photograph, or feed birds. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, is here with products to keep the birds coming to your yard for you to enjoy!
Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson, says there is probably no noeed to hit the stores for your Thanksgiving day decorations. She shows us how to use things that you probably have around your home to dress up your table.
With snow in the forecast, you’ve probably made sure all the family’s warmer clothes are out for them. There are things you should be doing to make sure your home is ready for the winter season too. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallones Ace Hardware
, is here with tips for winterizing your home.
Carving pumpkins is a time honored tradition for Halloween decorating. Our DIY expert, Sunday Burquest, has a few ideas to decorate those pumpkins using things like spray paint and glitter – but definitely no knives.
Pinterest is the perfect place to go for ideas and creative projects. We even saw many ideas of uses of old shipping pallets. So we put our DIY expert, Sunday Burquest, to the test to see what ways she would use old wood pallets.
When you are getting ready to go away to college you probably don’t think to go to the hardware store to stock up. Maybe you should. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here with items you can find at the hardware store that would be perfect for the dorm room.
It isn’t always easy making that first small apartment feel like home. Decorating can be a challenge with the rules that come with apartments or dorms on hanging things and such. That is where IKEA
Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, reminds us that now is the time we should be thinking about tuning up your snowblower - before the snow flies. Mike is here with pointers on tuning up the snowblower.
Men and women sometimes have a hard time agreeing on things and that includes furniture. So the guys might be happy to hear about the furniture collection of Bob Timberlake. He started out as a painter and now he has his own furniture line that mixes old with the new.
It’s a trend that has been around forever and isn’t going away any time soon. Shows like American Pickers and websites like Pinterest have made thrift shopping – or “junking” cool again.
Putting pictures in them aren’t the only things that you can use a picture frame for. But unless you’re a crafty person, you might not know this. Alexis Thompson from myTalk 107.1 is one of the craftiest people we know and she’s here to show us some ideas for those old frames.
These days pillows aren’t just for sleeping – they send a message. Our DIY expert, Sunday Burquest, shows us unique ways to spruce up some of the pillows on your bed.
Do you need to change the batteries in your fire alarm? When is the last time the filters in your furnace has been changed out? Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here with products that will help you keep your house safe and sound.
Autumn officially starts on Sunday, September 22nd
. Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that changes and needs attention. Mark Armstead from Linder's
says the yard and garden needs some too. He is here to help transition your yard from summer to fall.
The whole idea of the Parade of Homes is to walk through and get ideas for your own home. Emily takes us inside one of the “Dream Homes” on the tour where the ideas are unbelievable.
There is a shop in St. Paul that, not only can you find unique things from all over the world, but you could say when you shop there you are shopping for a cause.
The designers from IKEA
have been put to the test quite a bit. This makeover, though, may be their most rewarding. A mom from Blaine was in desperate need of help with the bedroom that her three boys shared. That’s where IKEA came in with their talents, ideas, and products.
Emily talks flowers from her Twin City Jacuzzi Hot Tub.
Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware stopped by to share ways to both stay cool at the Fair and give your lawn some relief at home.
From backpacks to homework space, Brooke Nelson from IKEA shares tips to keep the kids and mom and dad organized this school year.
Moving into that first apartment in college is the first time many people own furniture – much less something you can hang on the wall.
Emily picked some "old school" school supplies, and then found the new version of some of these old favorites.
The first day of school is a day you want to remember, but party planner and photographer Kelly Anderson says its time to think outside of the box and go beyond the classic picture of the kids before they get on the bus.
Emily met designer Angelo Surmelis at HOM Furniture
to get some of his insider tips. He has been featured on HGTV, Lifetime, and the Style Network and now he’s bringing his brand new line to HOM Furniture.
Mason jars are used for decorating for everything – even weddings! Design Star contestant, Rachel Kate
, says she uses them for everything from decorating to organizing. She’s here with some of her ideas.
The folks from IKEA
have made over a lot of rooms on our show and last month we asked for pictures of spare rooms. This was probably one of the most challenging for the folks from IKEA.