August 24th Edition of Backyard BBQ

Check out HOME Real Estate agent Gary Hardt on the August 24, 2017 edition of Backyard BBQ with KLKN, Lincoln Nebraska’s local ABC affiliate.
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August 17th edition of Backyard BBQ

Check out HOME Real Estate agent Eva Prettyman on the August 17, 2017 edition of Backyard BBQ with KLKN, Lincoln Nebraska’s local ABC affiliate.
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Clean and Cool Summer Series – featuring Custom Blinds & Designs

Clean and Cool Summer Series – The “Sunblock” you Shouldn’t Overlook: Custom Blinds & Designs
When you hear “Smart Shades” you may think of the latest version of Google Glass. In this third edition of our Clean and Cool Summer Series, we’re talking about our featured vendor, Custom Blinds & Design. Their Smart Shades are just as techy as the aforementioned Google gadget. Upping your “smart house” game with these new automated window shades and its pocket friendly rebate isn’t all that Custom Blinds & Designs have to offer.
As an official HunterDouglas Gallery, the leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, their knowledgeable “window fashion professionals” can help you and your inner muse style new window treatments to suit your tastes. Redoing the windows in your home can give a room the pick-me-up it needs without a full reno. Saving time and money on a renovation leaves more time and money for a summer vacation, right? There are a host of other benefits to upgrading your windows’ accoutrement.
Giving a room a breath of fresh air with new shades is a plus but it can also provide additional insulation to maintain room temps and block out damaging UV rays. Custom Blinds & Designs carries a variety of products to meet your needs. They carry roller shades, horizontal blinds, Roman shades, shutters, vertical blinds, and more. They have what your windows need to stay on trend. If you select some of their Hunter Douglas products, your purchase will be backed with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Window treatments can make or break even the most painstakingly planned room décor. If you’re over hunting inspo while digging through dozens of pins, they feature blogs about their most recently completed projects and other home décor tips. Their website also has how-to-repair videos. If you’re not confident in your DIY abilities, they provide repair services at no cost if made during your first year of ownership. Custom Blinds & Designs offers free consultations for design project so you can see for yourself why they’re Lincoln, Nebraska’s first choice in custom window coverings.


August 10th edition of Backyard BBQ

Check out HOME Real Estate agent Mary Stull on the August 10, 2017 edition of Backyard BBQ with KLKN, Lincoln Nebraska’s local ABC affiliate.
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Clean and Cool Summer Series – featuring Andy's Appliance Repair

Keeping your Appliances Cool as Ice with Andy’s Appliance Repair – Clean and Cool Summer Series

     Andy’s Appliance Repair and Part House is our second featured vendor for our Clean and Cool Summer Series. Making sure the fridge’s ice maker keeps throwing cubes is a must as temperatures in Lincoln hit highs of 90-100°F.  It’s not just ice makers that Andy’s Appliance Repair can fix. Andy’s wheelhouse covers the repair of all appliances, large or small, from side by side refrigerators to the classic KitchenAid stand mixer. Evolving with the innovative technology of their clients’ various appliances, Andy’s has been serving the Lincoln and Omaha areas for 45 years throughout three generations.
With each generation, Andy’s Certified Master Appliance Technicians have kept up with technology so they could service both older well-loved appliances and newer cutting-edge appliances. Their technicians bring laptops to your home to make sure that they have all the information needed to quickly troubleshoot and learn about issues with your appliances. They can also order any parts necessary while right there in your home from their extensive inventory.
Their warehouse, the largest in the Lincoln area, stocks over 10,000 parts that are regularly inventoried to be sure the most commonly used parts are always on hand. Andy’s Appliance Repair and Part House maintains this large inventory to save time between diagnosis and repair. Since they service such a large variety of appliances, like stove ranges and hoods, washers and dryers, refrigerators, high-end appliances, wine coolers, and even microwaves, keeping a well-stocked inventory is a must. If they don’t have what your appliance needs, they can have it within 48 hours so that it’ll be up and running in no time. Spending a sunny summer day inside hand washing dishes instead of lounging by the pool because your dishwasher parts are in Timbuktu is not something anyone wants.
As a Nationally Recognized Certified Service Center, the factory certified master technicians and an impressively large inventory are no surprise. All of their consumer reviews shine as bright as the stainless steel double-wall ovens they repair. Competitive pricing based on the region and over 100 years of combined knowledge hasn’t gone unnoticed by Lincoln and Omaha’s communities. Angie’s List’s Super Service Award 2016, Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha 2014, and KFOR Radio’s Best of Lincoln 2013 are just a few of these awards.
Andy’s Appliance Repair doesn’t just resolve your kitchen appliance woes; they also guarantee their work and provide warranties for over 15 different manufacturers.  Stop by their website to check out their new blog they just launched in July 2017 and see what they’ve been doing to give back to the communities in Nebraska. Be sure to set up an appointment using their quick and easy online scheduling so you can get back to enjoying more of your summer!

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August 3rd edition of Backyard BBQ

Check out HOME Real Estate agent Jim Austin on the August 3, 2017 edition of Backyard BBQ with KLKN, Lincoln Nebraska’s local ABC affiliate.
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Clean and Cool Summer Series – featuring DuctMedic

DuctMedic Makes Staying Clean and Cool a Breeze this Summer

     Our first vendor in the Clean and Cool Summer Series, features DuctMedic. It seemed fitting since one of the keys to an enjoyable summer is clean and cool air, DuctMedic’s specialty. Using an 82-step process, handling all aspects of clean air (including dryer vents), using an intriguingly tech-savvy duct sealant, and providing services for over 10 years has made DuctMedic a distinguished leader in the air quality business of Nebraska.

    It’s no surprise that after 10 years of quality service to Lincoln and its neighbors, that HomeAdvisor named them “Best of 2016”. HomeAdvisor also labeled them “Top Rated” and listed DuctMedic as an Elite Service. Aside from being a fave on HomeAdvisor, they are also proud members of the Indoor Air Quality Association, National Air Duct Cleaners Association, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

     Part of what makes DuctMedic so impressive is the in-house creation of their 82-step ScrubMax™ Complete Rejuvenation Cleaning Process. Part of that 82-step process is Aeroseal Duct Sealing. Air Quality Techs use the sealant in a high-tech, six step process to seal ducts from the inside out. The Aeroseal technology ensures that the rooms in your home will have even temperatures, cleaner air, and fewer odors. The cherry on top of the pie? Aeroseal has been proven to save energy and lower utility bills – music to a homeowner’s ears.

     In addition to Duct Medic helping homeowners and commercial businesses maintain their air ducts while saving money, catching well-deserved titles on HomeAdvisor, and getting accredited by the BBB, they also clean dryer vents. Despite the most avid cleaning of your notorious “sock-eater”, dryer vents are known to cause house fires. Just hearing the words “house fire” is, understandably, fear inducing for many homeowners. Did you know that even if there’s no fire, there could be noxious fumes pouring out of your dryer vent? These fumes, some unnoticeable, can cause serious health issues for family members, including your fur babies. With professional maintenance provided by DuctMedic, avoiding fire and fumes from clogged dryer vents is simple.

     Making sure your ducts and dryer vents are “DuctMedic clean” is easy and affordable. Contact them today to set up an appointment for a free indoor air quality inspection by one of their skilled technicians. Don’t forget to let them know you read about them on our blog and ask about their specials for the Lincoln, Nebraska area.