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Meet DIY Network’s ‘Rehab Addict’ this Wednesday

Nicole Curtis works on the Lyndale House during this season of DIY Network's "Rehab Addict."

Don’t be fooled by her frame.

She might be petite, but star of DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” Nicole Curtis shows old homes who’s boss.

Read more about the local Realtor, investor and single mom in this Sunday’s Star Tribune article ‘A Jill of all trades.

This season, Nicole Curtis takes a 1916 Arts and Crafts-style home in the Tangletown neighborhood of Minneapolis from unlivable to unbelievable (trust me, I’ve walked through it).

And this Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Warners’ Stellian Edina (across from the Galleria), she’ll use her experience fixing and selling home to teach you the best ways you can improve the resale value of your own home. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

After her presentation, you can meet Nicole and ask your own questions. We’ll also see scenes from the next week’s episode, which features Nicole appliance shopping at Warners’ Stellian.

Plus, eat well with Hors d’œuvres from D’Amico & Sons and of course, drinks too.

We’re so excited, and it’s free, so we hope you can join us!

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    DIY Network ‘Rehab Addict’ Nicole Curtis talks appliances on Twin Cities Live

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    I got to tag along yesterday as “Twin Cities Live” toured the lastest renovation project (watch the video) of Nicole Curtis, star of DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” (watch new episodes Thursday at 9 p.m. CST).

    (Also, you can meet Nicole and hear her “5 Ways to Increase the Resale Value of your Home” at our Edina store Wednesday, Feb. 23. )

    Nicole Curtis, left, poses in her beautifully remodeled kitchen with Twin Cities Live reporter Emily Engberg.

    I couldn’t stop gushing over the way the house now looked, having toured it (kind of) almost two months ago for the appliance delivery.

    White kitchen remodel
    Built-in microwave cabinet
    Gorgeous, huh? The so-called kitchen episode of “Rehab Addict” airs March 3, but we’ll be premiering it with Nicole at our upcoming, in-store event.

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    DIY Network to feature our kitchen showroom on remodel show

    Appliance specialist Joe Warner suggested this LG gas range for Carrie and Robert, who enjoy cooking and baking.

    The DIY Network filmed again yesterday at our Warners’ Stellian Edina showroom, this time for “I Hate My Kitchen.”

    Each episode, homeowners receive smart design help to maximize their budget to make their dream kitchens a reality.

    >>See photos of the filming

    It was fun to watch the crews document the shopping experience of our customers, homeowners Carrie and Robert.

    Carrie and Robert are doing a “gut job” of the kitchen in their South Minneapolis home. (Carrie joked that she didn’t let Robert buy a snow blower last winter because she was so set on saving for their kitchen remodel!)

    First, we learn about Carrie and Robert:

    • They enjoy cooking (lots of soups!) and baking, and are ready to move from electric to gas cooking.
    • While still a good size for a South Minneapolis kitchen (the home was built in the 1920s), they still want to maximize their space.
    • The current dishwasher is too noisy and doesn’t really offer them much versatility.
    • Carrie and Robert plan on spending a good deal of time in this current house.
    • The appliances will need to complement custom cabinetry, new floors and counter tops.

    Based on what he found out from Carrie and Robert, our appliance specialist (and my brother!) Joe Warner suggested the following:

    LG 5-burner gas range in stainless steel (LRG3093ST)

    Carrie and Robert currently has an LG ceramic top electric range. They like the brand, but want the power and responsiveness of gas cooking. The four main burners offer a range of temperatures, for a low simmer at 5,000 BTUs to a power boil at 17,000 BTUs — and the burners can all be rearranged. So, Carrie can simmer two soups on the back burners while using higher heat on the front-most burners. Also, the fifth burner offers a place to heat oblong pans or place a skillet for breakfast items. The heavy-duty grates offer a continuous surface to easily move pots and pans around.

    The oven, with a gorgeous blue finish, is a big, 5.4 cu. ft. capacity, which can accommodate pretty much anything Carrie and Robert will throw at it.

    Basically, I’m super jealous.

    LG fully integrated steam dishwasher (LDF7932ST)

    At 50 decibels, it doesn’t get much quieter than this LG dishwasher. It’s so quiet, in fact, that LED lights tell you when it’s operating and when it’s not. Adjustable racks will accommodate nearly any size pot or pan Carrie and Robert throw at it, and there are even wineglass holders (which Carrie noted will get plenty of use).

    Steam bursts through hardened on messes for pots and pans, yet is gentle enough to use with those wineglasses.

    Perhaps best of all, the fully integrated finish tucks away the control panel on top of the door and the stainless interior means Carrie and Robert can enjoy the looks for a long time.

    How gorgeous is that? Robert and Carrie like this model because:

    • An automatic ice maker means Robert can retire that title from his own name 🙂
    • The freezer on the bottom configuration and wide, two-door refrigerator allows for plenty of eye-level fresh storage within easy reach
    • The shallow, counter top-depth maximizes the space in their 10′-12′ kitchen

    I’m so excited for Carrie and Robert to get delivery on the appliances they picked out. I’ll post pictures afterward in a couple weeks, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until the episode airs in September for the big reveal of their custom kitchen remodel.

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    A chance to star on DIY Network

    OK, so maybe we didn’t exactly star, but the past two mornings, Warners’ Stellian has been working with crews shooting footage that will air in two episodes of DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict,” which airs Thursday nights at 9 with new episodes beginning Jan. 20. (See our photos on Facebook.)

    Joe Warner and Nicole discuss steam laundry. It's a big deal.

    The rehab addict herself, Nicole Curtis, is fixing up a big old house in the Tangletown neighborhood of Minneapolis, for which she came and picked out some appliances at Warners’ Stellian-Edina on Tuesday.

    Nicole selected all Frigidaire appliances:

    The production crew films Dave and Brian placing the Frigidaire 36" gas range in the kitchen.

    Our crews delivered her selections Wednesday to a beautiful custom kitchen of white, solid-wood cabinetry, marble countertops, an apron front sink (etc., etc., etc.).

    Our delivery guys Dave and Brian truly enjoyed being in front of the cameras and shared some laughs with the production crew, as well.

    Nicole will be holding an educational-type event at a Warners’ Stellian showroom in the next couple months, so stand by!

    >> See more photos of our “Rehab Addict” taping

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    An Extreme thank you


    Despite an early winter storm with record-breaking snowfall of nearly 8 inches, determined deal-hunters turned out in droves to save hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars.

    Shoppers lined up Saturday before 6 a.m. — in the falling snow — drinking coffee served by president Jeff Warner and his niece Meg. After the doors opened at 7, people slapped SOLD tags on anything from a replacement microwave to a full, pro-style kitchen with steam laundry.

    Still, the weather slowed our traffic a bit from normal warehouse sale levels, which meant two things:

    1. Fewer cookies eaten by customers and more cookies eaten by those  of us working as cashiers (oops!)
    2. A bunch of discount appliances still need good homes

    Even if you were deterred by the weather (or the Vikes) and couldn’t make it out to us this time, you can still help these lonely appliances by taking advantage of the low prices on our leftover inventory. Appliances will be making their way back to our stores, especially our Minneapolis appliance outlet.

    Thanks to everyone who made this another successful sale. Everyone in our company pitched in for this, so the appreciation ran deep from our employees to our customers.

    On a personal note, I realized once again why this sale is my absolute favorite day to work all year. I met so many of our great customers, who shared their stories and excitement with me — it’s really a treat for me, so thank you 🙂

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    Coupon deal: Extra $25 off appliance warehouse sale

    When we price appliances at their lowest prices of the year, hundreds of those already below cost, I call that a pretty good deal.

    When we offer our Facebook fans a chance to save another $25 on top of the pretty good deal to be found at our Extreme Warehouse Sale this Saturday and Sunday, I call that impossible to pass up.

    Like us on Facebook, and you’ll find our Coupon Giveaway Event on our wall. Our fans who RSVP for that event will get a message tomorrow (Friday) with a link to a $25 coupon to print out and use on an order $500 and up either Saturday or Sunday.

    Have you been to our Extreme Warehouse Sale before?
    Do you use coupons?
    What are you looking to save big on this time?