Hot Home Tips

Feb 25, 2019, 18:55 PM
Meet Lindsey and Eric Bennett from HGTV’s Desert Flippers. They have been transforming outdated properties in Palm Springs, California for more than a decade. Originally from the Midwest, this property power couple started with nothing when they decided to move across the country in 2006 to pursue their dream of building a real estate empire. In just 10 short years, they have built their business together; selling real estate, originating loans, acquiring rental property and flipping over 100 homes!

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Eric and Lindsey now share their success by educating and inspiring others to get into real estate investing and the renovation game. As the hosts of their own HGTV show, Desert Flippers; Eric is a savvy real estate entrepreneur/financier and Lindsey is the construction planner, manager and designer of your dreams. Life in the desert is hot and these two are no strangers to tackling projects in triple-digit temperatures! Renovating dilapidated homes while raising three small children, the Desert Flippers do it all from juggling diapers, to demo’s, to date night! This hard-working, humble duo keep their hands and hearts full.

Q & A

Q: What’s one thing you wish every homeowner knew?
Eric: "We wish every homeowner knew two things. One is basic home maintenance (replacing smoke alarm batteries, changing air filters, greasing door hinges, keeping cabinets dry..etc). The second thing would be proper insulation. Homes have a large carbon footprint and heating/AC are expensive items to the average home. There are many ways to seal up a home, decrease energy bills and help preserve the environment."

Q: Could you live in a tiny home?
A: "Lindsey and I could definitely live in a tiny home…without the kids. They could camp outside."

Q: What’s an easy DIY project homeowners can tackle to improve their space?
Eric: "One of the easiest home improvements projects someone can do is to paint something - an accent wall, entire room or even some unique furniture pieces. We have some pieces that we have painted dozens of time. They are unique pieces and we paint them to go with the color scheme of each room. It’s easy to do and it can punch up any room or bring some cohesion to a home."

For more from the Desert Flippers you can find them on:
Facebook - @DesertFlippers
Instagram - @DesertFlippers
Twitter - @DesertFlippers

See them live on the Garden Design Stage on Friday, March 8th at 5pm and Saturday, March 9th at 12pm and 4pm. The Salt Lake Tribune Home + Garden Show takes over the Mountain America Expo Center March 8-10, 2019. Start planning your visit today!

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MARCH 8-10, 2019.