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Tami Michaels

Home Improvement Expert

Tami Michaels
Tami Michaels
Home Improvement Expert
Tami Michaels has been the #1 home improvement expert and personality in the western Washington market for over 15 years. Her show is on KOMO Newsradio from 10am-Noon every Saturday.

Recent stories by Tami Michaels

Life & Style Buying and Selling a Home
Today on my KOMO 4 TV Home & Lifestyle segment, I talked about two issues that most real estate buyers and sellers should be more aware of.

First, the complexity of Form 17, the real estate disclosure form that must be filled out by every seller of property and should be read very carefully by every buyer. Second, the common belief of buyers that a home inspection protects them as a consumer when they purchase a home.
Life & Style Storage Solutions Storage Solutions
My first rule of design is that form must follow the function. Function comes first, and its shape and appearance are second. There are a number of ways to rethink available storage space, not only to locate new and innovative ways to store items in their homes, but also to show how technology makes storage more functional.
Life & Style Outdoor Kitchens Outdoor Kitchens
I recently attended the National Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas. The surprising feature that drew the attention of designers from around the world at this year’s show was the innovation that has taken place for outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens have continued to grow in popularity and the grills, outdoor dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, etc have become more elaborate and expensive despite the slow economy.
Life & Style Choosing an exterior paint color
Choosing an exterior paint color can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips-

1. When looking at a small paint chip recognize that your home will appear two to three shades lighter than the paint chip. If the home is painted too light it will look as if it has disappeared.

2. Ask neighbors of homes you like that have a similar architectural style. Be specific, such as identifying the paint brand, the descriptive name and color numbers.
Life & Style And the Flooring is... And the Flooring is... (Video)
Konecto! I believe that most people want functional and affordable flooring. The floor I recommend quite often for budget minded people is made by Konecto. (I recently mistakenly called it Kartak).
Life & Style It's Time to Hit the Deck! It's Time to Hit the Deck! (Video)
Now that winter is solidly behind us, it is time to prep our outdoor spaces for summer. For many of us the foundation for all the future barbequing and entertaining is the deck. Here are some tips that you can use to maximize your enjoyment while minimizing your maintenance!
Life & Style Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness (Video)
In light of the recent and terrible earthquake in Japan, I want to give you a great reference to help prepare you and your family for various emergencies. Of course, earthquakes are a serious risk in our area, and some precautions are strongly advised.