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Resource Guide

Based on Danny’s 30-plus years renovating homes, he chose these companies and products to make me shine!

Partners and Products

  • Broan-NuTone provided medicine cabinets, bath vent fans, kitchen vent hood, solar exhaust fan, built-in ironing board, central vac, and an intercom system. » Learn More
  • Generac supplied my whole house generator. » Learn More
  • Merillat provided cabinets and Denova countertops for my kitchen and bathrooms. » Learn More
  • Moen supplied the plumbing fixtures for the kitchen and bathrooms. » Learn More
  • Fiberon provided composite decking and fencing for the yard. » Learn More
  • FrogTape supplied painter’s tape for interior painting. » Learn More
  • Gladiator GarageWorks provided accessories for my garage. » Learn More
  • Phantom Screens supplied retractable screens for my porch. » Learn More
  • Rust-Oleum provided spray paint and primers for a variety of projects. » Learn More
  • Schlage supplied interior doors locks and LiNK exterior locks.» Learn More

The Design and Construction Team

  • Lipford Construction – Construction
  • Joseph BoehmBetter Homes and Gardens -Interior Design
  • Merillat Design Team – Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Pete J. Vallas, AIA – Architectural Design
  • Garden Design Solutions, Inc. – Landscaping design

Product Donations

  • CertaPro Painters – Painting services, interior and exterior
  • Icynene Spray Foam Insulation Solutions – Spray Foam Insulation
  • Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association –Cypress shakes, Cypress lumber
  • BainUltra Baths – Bathtub (see list of plumbing fixtures used)
  • Universal Furniture – Furniture
  • Kichler Lighting – Light fixtures (see list of lighting used)
  • Murray Feiss Lighting – Light fixtures (see list of lighting used)
  • Glidden Paints – Interior and exterior paint (see list of interior paint colors)
  • USG Corporation – SheetRock® Brand UltraLight Panels, Joint compound, Corner Bead
  • Flowerwood Nursery, Inc. – Plants (see list of plants used)
  • Fypon Moulded Millwork – Moulded Urethane Millwork
  • Paslode – Framing Staplers, 2” galvanized staples
  • Bertazzoni Ranges – Professional series gas stove (see list of appliances)
  • Ryobi Tools – Power and cordless tools
  • Pinnacle Lighting Group – Installation and design of exterior landscape lights (see lighting used)
  • GE Appliances – Appliances (see list of appliances)
  • American Lighting Association – Lighting assistance (see list of lighting used)
  • Abatron Building & Restoration Products – Wood repair products
  • Amana Heating & Air Conditioning – Heating and cooling system
  • Barrow Fine Furniture – Furniture
  • Dal-Tile – Bathroom floor tile
  • Southern Paver Systems – Patio and driveway pavers
  • Wayne-Dalton Garage Doors – Garage doors and openers
  • Velux – Skylights
  • A.O. Smith – Vertex hot water heater

35 Comments on “Resource Guide”

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  1. John King Says:
    March 2nd, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Can you tell me where you purchased the boxwoods shrubs for this project. They look great and I would like to purchase some for our home.

    Thank you,

    John King

  2. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Hi John,
    The plantings for the Kuppersmith Project house were handled by Garden Design Solutions Incorporated (GDSI) located in Fairhope, AL. Their phone number is (251) 929-0702 should you want to ask them where the boxwoods or other plants were purchased.
    Thank you for your interest!

  3. chris harness Says:
    March 5th, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Where can I find the Liquid Wood you used on the front porch
    posts that were original to the house and had some rotting on them? Thank you.

  4. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    March 5th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hi Chris,
    You can find a link to the company that sells Liquid Wood on our site at Installing Composite Railing on the Kuppersmith Project House. You can purchase both epoxy products on their website or find dealers in your area.

  5. Andrew Pieri Says:
    March 7th, 2011 at 12:50 pm


    I have watched the recent Kuppersmith episodes and I am puzzled by something I wanted to inquire about. Your project highlights many new technologies including many green items. However I was dissapointed that the home did not include the installation of a residential fire sprinkler system. I have heard in addition to putting out fires that sprinklers are a “green” technology. I have also been told that that many building codes will not require them in single family homes.

    I ask about the sprinklers because I recently saw another host on a home improvment show install sprinklers in his own home. I also heard that sprinklers are now being installed in homes on “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”.

    Please explain your choice as I am considering a retro-fit in my home remodel.

  6. Kim Hawes Says:
    March 12th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    You mentioned a “green” carpet manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. I’ve looked on-line for a source reference but can’t find one. Please provide the manufacturer of this new carpet? I am interested in it’s stain resistent feature.

    Thanks, Kim Hawes

  7. Eldon Scott Says:
    March 21st, 2011 at 8:39 am

    What local dealer did the foam insulation of the Icynene product?

  8. Tammy Lewis Says:
    March 21st, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’m interested in the material used as the exterior ceiling of the walkway between the house and garage. I’ve been to several flooring stores and no one seems to know of a tongue & groove exterior wood plank material. I’d like to replace the ceiling of my porch with this wood/wood like material v/s vinyl… it actual wood or a composite that was used on this project? thanks.

  9. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    March 24th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Tammy,
    We used solid cypress tongue and groove lumber with a V-groove cut edge for the porch ceiling on the Kuppersmith Project house. You can find out more at our video Advantages of Cypress Wood, including a link to the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association website, who should be able to put you in touch with a dealer in your area.

  10. Robert Bartosch Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    At the end of episode 10 Danny mentioned wind generated AC power for individual homes. These were low profile 8’tall x 6′ dia. and able to run at low RPM and still provide power. The estimated cost was around $4,000/$5,000. I didn’t hear of see any more ref. to a specific product line. Can you provide that please? Thank you.

  11. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    April 4th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Robert,
    The smaller wind turbine we’ve been impressed with in recent years has been the WindTronics turbine from Honeywell. You can watch a video about it and find a link to their site at WindTronics Wind Turbine for Your Home. Good luck with your project!

  12. Debbie Says:
    April 4th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Who makes the tile and the ‘ribbon’ accent tile on the floor of the master bath?

  13. Official Comment:

    Allen Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Hi Debbie,
    The floor tile is all from Daltile. The large tiles are 9″x12″ Alabaster and the ribbon is 2″x9″ Universal Glass and Stone accent. Check this link for more info:

  14. willis Paine Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 7:50 am

    On an episode you showed ceiling radiant heat. I could not find reference to this anywhere on your sight. What is the make and where did yo purchase the product ?
    Thank you

  15. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    April 17th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Hi Willis,
    I don’t know of an episode of Today’s Homeowner that discussed ceiling radiant heat. Thank you for your interest.

  16. Michael Vrbanac Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    We’re installing a new-growth heart pine wide-plank floor and were wondering about the stain and finishing used on the flooring? thanx! mv

  17. Loraine Robichaud Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I just watched the last episode. The house is absolutely stunning. The details are so well thought out. Please tell me where you purchased the family room furniture and rug. I just love the soothing tones in that room. Thank you so much and I am a huge fan of your show.

  18. Denise MOunkhall Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I love the living room and would appreciate if you would let me know where you purchased the couch, plaid chair and what colors (color numbers) you utilized on wall?

    Thank you so much!!


  19. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Denise,
    To see a list of the paint colors used on the interior of the Kuppersmith Project house, click on the “interior paint colors” link next to Glidden in the Resource Guide above, or go to
    Thank you for your interest!

  20. mollie Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 8:41 am

    hello! I was watching the last episode at the finish of the Kuppersmith project house and I saw a beautiful, blue bowl sitting on the table, it was in the room off of the sunroom near the close of the show. It was a light blue color and the color looked like it would match my kitchen perfectly. Do you have any more information on what this could be?


  21. K. France Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Where can I find a listing of the plants and trees used in this project?

  22. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Hi K. France,
    To see a list of the plants used on the Kuppersmith Project yard, click on the “plants used” link next to Flowerwood Nursery in the Resource Guide above, or go to
    Thank you for your interest!

  23. Katherine Navarrete Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I have enjoyed each of the episodes for this renovation. I especially like the area rug in the family room. Where can it be purchased?

  24. Clara Lamar Says:
    May 11th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love the wallpaper going up the stairs. Could you tell me where I can find it? Thanks so much. Clara

  25. J Ruffin Says:
    June 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    On episode 4 you showed a brick sample board. What is the name of the manufacturer and style? It matches our 1915 home exactly! We desperately need some for repairs we will be doing. Thanks.

  26. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Hi J.,
    The brick we used on the Kuppersmith house were a 162-m Flashed brick made by Glen-Gery Brick. The mortar color used was Clay Pink (type N) made by Lafarge. Both bricks and mortar were obtained from Jenkins Brick & Tile Company.

  27. Elena Cook Says:
    July 23rd, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I am interested in the material used in the bathroom. It looked like tile, but was installed as a solid sheet of manufactured material. I think it was from a company called Denova but I can’t find any information on Danny’s website about the material or the company. Any information would be appreciated.

  28. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    July 23rd, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Hi Elena,
    You can watch the video about the DeNova solid surface shower surround, and find a link to the DeNova website at Shower Surround and Tile Floor in the Kuppersmith Project Bathroom. All the information on the DeNova countertops and bath materials we used on the Kuppersmith Project can be found at Thank you for your interest!

  29. Katherine Navarrete Says:
    August 24th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I have the August 2011 and September 2011 copies of Better Home & Gardens magazine, but do not fine the article on the Kuppersmith Project. Is this the wrong magazine? Also, how do you select which questions to answer? I sent an inquiry on 5/1/11, but never received an answer but yet several emails after me got a response. Very disappointing.

  30. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Hi Katherine,
    The article on the Kuppersmith Project was on page 60-69 in the August issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Since Better Homes & Gardens provided all the furnishings for the house, I don’t know who made the rug you inquired about. The resource guide in the back of the August issue lists many of the furnishing, but not those in the family room. Your best bet would be to try contacting the Better Homes &Gardens designers directly at
    Thanks for your interest!

  31. sherry mckinney Says:
    April 7th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I love the outdoor garden you use for the Kuppersmith Project can you tell me where to find it?

  32. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 3rd, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Hi Sherry,
    You can find the landscape plans for the Kuppersmith house at
    Thank you for your interest!

  33. pj Says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    what about the cabinets used in the living room for shelving? thanks

  34. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    July 9th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Hi PJ,
    The cabinets near the door in the living room were made by Merillat cabinets. Thank you for your interest!

  35. Sabrina Carroll Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I watched your video on picking out the stain for the exterior cypress. We are building a new home using cypress as our exterior wood, and we are struggling with the stain. I am interested in the stain colors, sealer, etc. that was used. We need this information asap, since we are now on the deadline for this phase of the home build. THANKS!