Three out of four homeowners are looking to invest in the nest during 2016 according to the American Express Spending & Savings Tracker. And with the popular trend of outdoor living continuing to gain momentum, it’s no surprise that enhancing yards, patios and other outdoor spaces make the top three list of priorities. Home expert and TV personality, Danny Lipford, launched a national media event earlier today to showcase his personal backyard renovation and offer advice to homeowners on getting the most out of their outdoor home improvement dollar.
Broadcasting live from his home in Mobile, AL, Lipford connected with over 20 television and radio hosts nationwide discussing the top areas homeowners need to address when taking on outdoor renovations. “When you invest time and money into creating an outdoor living area, you want to include features that will maximize the space and make it as comfortable as possible,” he said. “Like many homeowners, I wanted to make this renovation count so my family and friends could enjoy it year-round.”
Lipford explained to viewers the three main areas to consider when adding or enhancing an outdoor area: pests, privacy and comfort. Lipford brought his daughter and television co-host, Chelsea Lipford Wolf, into the conversation to showcase the pest-control solution she installed during his renovation. Wolf introduced viewers to Haven lights from NuTone, which combine the beauty and function of landscape lighting with practical mosquito protection. Designed with outdoor living in mind, these attractive, low-profile fixtures blend in to landscape surroundings and have odorless, silent, invisible mosquito protection built-in. The system is safe for plants, flowers, shrubs and lawns and creates a pest-free, comfortable living area any time of year.
To address the privacy concern, Lipford pointed viewers to the new 8-foot privacy fence he installed using pressure-treated pine from Yellawood with the help of his contracting crew. He discussed the importance of working with a professional contractor on this type of project. “When it comes to protecting and framing your outdoor living area, you want a fence that is built to last,” he said. “Calling in a pro will help create a design that not only functions for privacy, but also adds a focal feature to the entire perimeter of your yard.”
Finally, Lipford and Wolf revealed and demonstrated one of their favorite features of the renovation, retractable mesh screens that enclose the kitchen, dining and living areas. They pointed out the system from Phantom Screens that provides the ultimate in comfort offering insect protection, solar-heat deflection and climate control. Lipford chose mesh for his screens that retain 92% of conditioned air, making the space comfortable for year-round use and truly blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Additionally, the screens protect the area from changing seasons and elements keeping the space free from outdoor debris.
The media event reached 20 million viewers and was sponsored by home improvement brands NuTone, Yellawood and Phantom Screens. Viewers can get even more details on Lipford’s outdoor renovation by following the project online at TodaysHomeonwer.com, and by tuning in to his nationally-syndicated TV and radio shows this week for behind-the-scenes tips, advice and step-by-step instructions.
About Danny Lipford and Today’s Homeowner Media
Today’s Homeowner is a trusted home improvement authority delivering fresh, original, practical advice to consumers across diverse media platforms. Brands include the nationally-syndicated Today’s Homeowner TV and Radio Shows, the home enthusiast destination website TodaysHomeowner.com, the award-winning blog and web series, Checking In With Chelsea, and the full-service video production firm, 3 Echoes. Host of the brand, Danny Lipford, is a 37-year veteran remodeling contractor and media personality. Lipford served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 160 national television appearances, most recently on FOX & Friends and FOX Business Channel. He continues to serve as an expert source for hundreds of other popular magazines and news outlets each year. Visit TodaysHomeonwer.com to learn more.