Sisters Saving Spaces: HGTV’s Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding from Renovation 911 on Home Restoration, DIY Tips, and Design Trends

Feb 28, 2024, 18:00 PM


In the world of home renovation and restoration, Kirsten Meehan and Lindsey Uselding shine as beacons of expertise and creativity. As emergency restoration experts based in Minneapolis, these dynamic sisters not only respond to disasters through their HGTV show, Renovation 911, but also empower homeowners through their online guide, Practical Home. With a blend of practicality, humor, and a passion for design, Kirsten and Lindsey offer invaluable insights into the world of home improvement. Let's dive into their world with a Q&A session.


Q: What home gadget or tool should every homeowner own?

A: Dishwashing gloves AND a Plastic Hair Snake– When doing dirty chores around the house, keeping your hands clean makes the task seem less daunting. Equally important is having the drains in your house flow nicely. Using a plastic Hair Snake is an easy way to clear a clogged or slow running drain. This durable plastic tool is suitable for most household sinks, showers and tub drains!!! TRY IT, you won’t be disappointed!

Q: In your opinion, what’s the most underrated tool in your toolbox?

A: Tape Measure – this is the NUMBER ONE item that every homeowner needs. When doing any project, knowing the dimensions is crucial. The size determines everything you need from the number of paint cans to how many sq ft of countertops! It is a MUST-have that we don’t talk a lot about.



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Q: What project do you tell people to NOT do as DIY?

A: Electrical – you can shock yourself, install wiring incorrectly, and inadvertently cause a fire hazard. This is one trade that we usually rely on a sub-contractor.


Q: Tell us about your pets.

A: Kirsten has 2 Corgis, named Odie and Barnwell. Kirsten has loved dogs her whole life; she even had a part-time job at a doggy daycare during college! Lindsey has a Shih Tzu named Honey, who REALLY LOVES Kirsten!!! A lot more than she does Lindsey. 


Q: What’s your favorite paint color?

A: Lindsey – Alabaster White – SW7008; Kirsten – Agreeable Grey – SW7029



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Q: What home trends are you loving? What styles do you think will emerge in the future?

A: Wallpaper: We are loving pops of wallpaper, especially on a small wall or ceiling! There are so many designs and options. Everyone can find something they like with Wallpaper. Moody Rooms: During COVID, home offices became very popular. We are seeing the trends move toward having a Moody Room. For example, using one deep color for walls, trim, and ceiling will create a cool vibe in any room.

Don’t miss your chance to see Kirsten and Lindsey LIVE on the Design Stage on Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m.!