• 01:01

    Trending on design style from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

    in Design

    Live from Las Vegas at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, we dish on delish design with DIY Network host Kayleen McCabe, HouseCalls host Ron Hazelton, and HGTV Remodels host Laurie March on cool colors, burning trends and leading edge fx.


    We get started with the nuts, bolts, boards and tools of renovation with DIY Network’s redolent Rescue Renovation host Kayleen McCabe who brings her passion for tools and her mini harmonica.


    Laurie March, home improvement impresario from HGTV Remodels and CookingChannelTV.com’s “Good to Know” feeds us fun DIY and design tips. And shares her easy weekend projects that include turning a changing table into a bar cart.


    We talk about trends in surfaces, new patterns, colors, and technology with experts from Formica.


    And we take a long view at the home improvement industry with Ron Hazelton and talk about how 3D printing is changing how we build, create, and plan projects.


    From dirty boots and dust-ups to totally on-trend, it’s a design feast right now on MyFixitUpLife.

  • 00:30

    Scott Elk – Rock & Pop Musician at the Jersey Shore

    in Radio

    If you’re born into a family of musicians, you’re lucky. And chances are pretty good that you’ll be influenced by that musical vibe and become a musician too. This was the case with Jersey Shore musician Scott Elk. His dad was a lead singer and guitar player in a band and was instrumental (pun intended) in Scott getting involved. Scott started playing piano at 5 years and learned to play guitar at 19 after receiving one from his dad. He began playing piano in public talent shows at 18 and won his college talent show, the best of 20 acts, playing guitar and singing Crush by Dave Matthews. Scott has performed at various places such as Sawa, Taste, Dockside, Mad Hatter, CJ Montanas, Surf Taco, Original Oyster, Hoboken, and The Wine Loft. He is passionate about giving back to the community and has been involved in charitable events such as A Night of Hope To Feed the Soul Benefit for JBJ Soul Kitchen, Restore the Shore, Music For Life Fundraiser for Erin West Formica, Rockin for Autism and Tracey Alva's Mission for MS. In 2012, he performed an original song on the FOX TV Show, Take Me Out, with George Lopez. Scott’s musical influences include The Beatles, Chris Cornell, Doors, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, and the Goo Goo Dolls. He recently had the opportunity to meet one of his long-time musical idols and will share that exciting experience with us. Last year Scott became a partner in You-Nique Dating, a matchmaking service, and we’ll hear more about that as well. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more information.

  • 01:01

    Surface Style at Home

    in Design

    On this episode on MyFixitUpLife, we're talking bathrooms with DIY Network's 'I Hate My Bath' host Jeff Devlin, Master Plumber Ed Del Grande, National Kitchen and Bath Association president John Morgan, interior designer Susan Serra, and Formica's Todd Vezina.
    From inner beauty to surface style we’re coming to you from the world of Formica at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans checking down what’s new, what’s next and the surface style that makes us smile.
    President of the National Kitchen and Bath Association John Morgan presides over this meeting of decorators and designers, companies and contractors to inspire the best from counter to kitchen, highlight wall to hot tub.
    And from dig-it-out demolition to done-right details, contractor and host of DIY Network’s I Hate My Bath Jeff Devlin sneak peaks us behind the scenes of his show and talks tips and tricks for happy home improvement. And takes time to play us into break.
    Then from demo bars to design that works from kitchen to bath and beyond, ace designer Susan Serra talks about what a real designer really does.
    And Master Plumber Ed Del Grande joins us to talk what's he been flushing down Kohler's toilets to prove how powerful they can flush. We also talk about their new wall-mount toilet, and more.
    Live music performed by Tim Williams.
    This episode of MyFixitUpLife airs on Friday, May 24th at 2pm.

  • 01:01

    Kitchen Culture

    in Design

    We're gathered around the kitchen counter, talking family, design, and turning heartache into hope.
    J.R. Martinez, U.S. Army vet, Dancing With The Stars Winner, and author of New York Times Best Seller Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit, calls us our attention to the strength in all our spirits. And talks about Opeation Finally Home that helps wounded and disabled veterans.
    DIY Network’s host Karl Champley shares his new project 'The Nimby Experience' in which celebrities help makeover shelters across America. We talk DIY kids, demo, tools and more with home improver and how-to editor Dan Cary from Handy Magazine. 
    And it's Formica’s 100th anniversary. We're previewing the breakthrough design of their Anniversary Collection, 180fx, and their IdealEdge that has changed laminate forever.

  • 00:58

    This Extreme House

    in Entertainment


    Recorded live inside the world of bold quartzites and 180fx Formica at the International Builders’ Show, Mark and Theresa are talking with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s designers Tracy Hutson and Paul Dimeo. Rich Trethewey and Norm Abram share the details on their latest This Old House project.

  • 00:58

    Counter cultured 180FX

    in Entertainment


    From counter to cabinet, right up the wall, we' re finding out that surface runs sensuously deep inside the world of Formica at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Monica Pedersen took a break from presenting gorgeous new products from Kohler to check in with Mark & Theresa at the Formica booth. Theresa asks Monica about surprising the HGTV Dream Home winner. Mark & Theresa talk with Formica's President Mitch Quint, who goes below the surface of one of the most utilized—and important—surfaces in the home: our kitchen and bath counters. Formica is getting it done, coming up big with everything from new green initiatives to high-end features in more affordable product lines. Formica's Todd Vezina talks design and countertops. The 180fx line is completely different–and now you can get the realistic look of granite for less money in these beautiful laminate surfaces. The 180fx line has become one of Formica' s most successful product launches in the company' s 100 years. And these gorgeous laminate surfaces are not just for counters but can even be hung as wall art. Finally, Timothy, from Charles & Hudson, talks cool countertop materials and learns from Theresa about the relationship-saving toilet at Toto. Mark & Theresa also get fired up about Timothy' s new venture: Built by Kids: ABC's of DIY.

  • 01:30

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    Radio show coming from Atlantic City, NJ. at the Tropicana Hotel. Immersion Spa at the new Borgota's Water Club. Formica Italian Bakery. Abescon Lighthouse. Guest chef Duane Keller from Moon Bay Coastal Cuisine at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor.

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