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Get ready for winter! Ask Lou on NBC’s Today Show

This morning Lou answered your most frustrating home problems. From how to properly install weather stripping to seal drafty windows to stopping moths from making holes in your sweaters, Lou has easy solutions for just about any issue.

Get rid of roaches in a flash! Ask Lou on NBC’s Today Show

Lou joins KLG and Hoda to help solve some pesky home problems, including getting rid of roaches, decreasing the wait time for hot water, and fixing a broken screen door. Budget-friendly fixes that you can do at home! Bugs Raid Ant/Roach Killer Double Control Roach Baits Bug Maxx Barrier Bonide Household Room Fogger Roach Powder…

“There’s No Such Thing As One Mouse.” Ask Lou on NBC’s Today Show

Lou Manfredini stops by the Today Show to answer questions about rodent-proofing your home, resurfacing countertops, banishing musty odors and killing pesky weeds. Mice D-Con Victor Fresh Cab Tomcat Glue Traps Bonide Mouse Magic Odors Fresh Wave Damprid Sani-Dry Weeds Ortho Weed B Gon Jonathan Green Magi-Cal Jonathan Green Organic Weed Control

5 Cheap, DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring

SALT LAKE CITY — If the exterior of your home got a little worn down and neglected during winter, check out these easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your yard and home. Lou Manfredini has been a homebuilder and renovator for 25 years. Now he serves as Ace Hardware’s home expert, and he offered several…

Some Things to Keep in Mind When Remodeling Your Home

No matter what you want to improve – a bathroom, a kitchen, an addition, or even a deck – your contractor is the most important piece in the remodeling puzzle. (Architects will be part of a later blog, so don’t worry). Their talent, communication skills, attitude, and professionalism are the keys in getting what you…

Special Upcoming Appearance!

On Friday, March 13th, Lou will be competing in the “Dancing with Chicago Celebrities,” an amazing fundraising event for breast cancer research taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. ANY donation you could make would be appreciated to support this important cause and, of course, Lou’s “happy feet.” Just click the link below!

Table Talk

Getting your family speaking to each other at the dinner table can be tough.  We are all so busy that if we are lucky enough to all sit down together, many times all you’re hearing is the sound of utensils clanging against the plates.  In our home, we try to have family dinners every night,…