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Military Makeover: Exciting Household Gadgets and Updates

Military Makeover: Exciting Household Gadgets and Updates


AT EASE!! Just wanted to make
sure that you’re comfortable. We’re back for the next phase of
our Designing Spaces Military Makeover. Operation Kyle Family.
And the Kyle Family home is receiving a major makeover. My
second in command here, Art, is gonna run down today’s
objectives for us. What do you think Art? Sure Gunney. It’s a
little early for me but we’ve got the Budget Blinds going in.
We’ve got… Art Art, I can see you’ve a little too much Karaoke
last night. We don’t have time for the whole song and dance.
Look, we got kitchen cabinets, we got a security system being
installed, we got blinds, we have a million things to do
today. Organize the platoon and get it done! Alright alright.
Let me get some coffee and I’ll get right on it. I recommend it.
(FIGHTER SOUNDS) Time for us to
show our appreciation and give back to those who have
sacrificed. This is Designing Spaces Military Makeover.
Today’s Military Makeover is presented by Other World
Computing, upgrading the world for over 25 years. One thing
that we’ve learned about our wounded warrior, Devin Kyle, is
he has a passion for racing stock cars. Devin is still
carrying fragments of a Taliban sniper’s bullet in his leg.
Medically retired out of the Marines, he now wants to put his
energy into racing. Encouraged by stepdad, driver and mechanic,
Ralph Bowman, Devin has gotten his own stock car and it runs
great, but wow, that body needs some work before it can go out
on the track. Working with Ralph, we’ve put together a real
surprise. You’re not gonna see this one coming. This is gonna
put a smile on his face. Sure is. Yeh. Military veterans, you
may be eligible for special discounts when you move. North
American Van Lines provides veterans with enhanced moving
benefits through select veterans organizations around the
country. Contact your local North American moving agent or
visit our website for more details.
JET SOUNDS Entertainment and technology are
high on our list of upgrades for the Kyles. And
we’ve got tech from another partner in our makeover who are
on an American mission of their own. Ellie, thank you so much
for being here and helping to really upgrade the technology
for the Kyle Family. And not all TV’s are created equal. This big
TV behind us, from Element also comes with a special story
behind it, right? We actually assemble many of our TV’s in
America, in Winnsboro, South Carolina. We have hundreds of
workers in a state-of-the-art factory. You know, these are
jobs that were previously going overseas and now they’re here in
America. That is a reason alone to purchase a TV from Element. I
really wanna know what drew you to this Military Makeover? As a
company, you know, giving back to the community is kind of a
part of our DNA. This holiday, each one of our Element
employees got to give a TV to someone deserving in the
community. A 60 inch flat screen to an old high school teacher,
maybe a football coach, an elementary school, and it’s
really really awesome to be able to see them giving back to the
community like this. And this is just another opportunity where
we can do that. Well, like we said, technology’s a huge part
of any home makeover that we do. And we’re gonna find out more a
little later on in the makeover about what you brought for the
Kyle Family. Sounds great. JET SOUNDS
For a young veteran still suffering from the traumas
of war, our makeovers come up with ways to make his home life
easier and even more secure. Leslie, thank you so much for
being here. You and EchoStar did an amazing job. Thank you. We
basically have sensors all around this house. Tell us a
little bit about it. We’ve brought in the Sage by Hughes,
security and home automation system. With all of the devices
interacting together with each other in one location, on their
TV or on their mobile devices. Tell us about the cameras and
the different window sensors that you have. Absolutely. We
have three cameras outdoors, one in the front porch, two in the
backyard, one even looking at Raelyn’s play area. We have two
cameras indoors, and they can move those cameras, actually,
anywhere they want to. Just plugging them into power. Tell
me about some of the sensors you have. We’ve armed all the
windows and doors so we know, for instance, if Raelyn’s window
is open. Correct. In the opening and closing of doors and
windows, including the garage. And they can use these
door/window sensors on even liquor cabinets or cabinets with
chemicals or a gun safe. There’s a feature that no one else has
that’s exclusive to you guys, right? Absolutely. Our my local
911 feature. Let’s say the Kyle Family is visiting friends out
in California but they live in Florida. If they see an
indication on their phone that something’s going wrong, dialing
911 is only gonna connect them to California’s 911. But the my
local 911 feature, on our Sage mobile app will connect them to
their home 911 operator to be able to talk to them about
what’s happening. The Kyles are going from zero to
state-of-the-art in home automation and security. We’ll
see it all come together as the EchoStar install moves forward.
In our previous makeover, Cherry Creek Mortgage Company gave us
the basics on the VA home loan program. Richard List is back to
tell us about vets eligibility. The first steps of the VA loan
process – really education. Reaching out to one of our loan
officers or a loan specialist and starting the process of
learning and educating yourself on what you can qualify for. One
of the first steps in getting a VA loan is determining ones
eligibility. You’re eligible if you’re active duty; you’re
eligible if you’ve served during war time for at least 90 days,
or if you’ve served as a reservist for at least 6 years.
It’s possible for the surviving spouse of a soldier who’s died
in the line of service to also qualify for VA benefits. So what
a lot of people don’t realize is that their VA loan can be used
over and over again. In most markets, the max is $417,000. So
I could go purchase one home for $417,000 and use my VA loan to
purchase that entire thing. I can sell that house, renew my
eligibility, and then have full eligibility available to then
purchase another home. What sets us apart here at Cherry Creek
Mortgage is our personal approach to service.
JET SOUNDS MUSIC
It’s easy. See I told you. JET SOUNDS
Devin and Joanna Kyle are both studying and going
to school, and their old laptop is the worst for wear. Having
been to Afghanistan and back, Other World Computing is
donating computers to take them right to state-of-the-art.
Larry, thanks so much for being here with OWC and outfitting the
Kyle Family with a bunch of new computing equipment. But before
we talk about that, you’re actually helping the Military
Makeover production crew itself. From, you know, start to finish
we have solutions for getting the data to where it needs to
be, and processing that data. You know, doing the post
production work so it can be shared and it’s actually, you
know, finished and ready to go. For the viewers at home that
have their computers, their Mac Books, and they are not really
satisfied with the performance anymore, you have a solution for
that, don’t you? Very few people upgrade and what a lot of people
don’t realize, with a simple memory upgrade, replacing the
hard drive with a solid state. These systems have a second,
literally a second lease on life. A solid state drive
doesn’t make noise, it runs cooler, it runs silently. You
can’t hear a solid state drive when it’s going. And it’s up to
a hundred times faster than a hard drive. And we make solid
state drives, you know, built best, built first, through the
MacIntosh. And when you upgrade with our memory, upgrade with
our solid state drive – whether it’s a machine you bought just a
couple of years ago, or even a machine you bought a decade ago,
you know, you really – it’s incredible the difference. Now
let’s talk about what you’re doing for the Kyle Family,
because they have an old PC laptop that went to Afghanistan
and back. So you’re gonna set them up the right way, right?
First off, we’re providing them with a new laptop, a MacBook Pro
with retina display, which is gonna be great for their family
photos, for looking at video, it’s super high resolution. It’s
higher than 4K. And when they’re not on the road, they gotta nice
27″ IMac that’s been refurbished and good to go. And we also gave
them a 1 terabyte external SSD. You know, this let’s them back
that data up really quick, whether they’re at home or on
the road. You know, there’s never an excuse not to be
backing up that data. Super portable. Larry, thanks for
being here, and thank you to OWC for all you’re doing for our
operation Military Makeover. Our pleasure, again glad to be here.
Get the most out of your Mac. Upgrade with an Other World
Computing solid state drive, up to 92 times faster than your
current hard drive. You’ll be amazed how much faster your
computer boots and opens apps. Truly anyone can do it. An easy
upgrade guide is at macsales.com. Budget Blinds is
another one of our great partners, who’ve helped our
Military Makeover veterans before. Tracy, welcome back. It
is so great to have Budget Blinds on another Military
Makeover. We are so excited Art. Thank you so much for bringing
us back. Well, this isn’t the only veterans benefit
organization you work with, right? No, we actually deal with
Home For Our Troops in the U.S. as well as Wounded Warriors in
Canada. We really wanna try to give back to our veterans who
have done so much for your country and for us. We
definitely appreciate it cause you brought the latest and
greatest when it comes to window coverings. We did bring the
latest and greatest which is solar shades. They diffuse
light, they’re energy efficient. We can make them child safe by
adding motorization or cordless. And you can come and put them in
a variety of different colors. So really whatever your style or
taste does. And you know what else is cool? I know in one of
the rooms you’re doing partial blackout and partial diffused
light. We’re doing a dual roller shade in one of the rooms. It’s
actually the master bedroom. We wanted to allow the light to
come in, so you have that diffused light, and they’re able
to bring out the blackout at night, and then raise it in the
morning so they can have that diffused light come in. We did
something really special in little Raelyn’s room. So we got
one of our designers and put together an amazing shade that
actually reflected what she really likes, which was a
mermaid. You can put any image, high-rise image, on a shade, and
make it somebody else’s dream. So what you’re saying is I can
get a picture of Gunney in my living room on a shade. Consider
it done! Oh my gosh, my life is complete. Seriously though, in
the interest of child safety, you’ve eliminated all the pull
cords on any of the shades. So sometimes there’s a hazard with
children and pull cords, right? Absolutely. And in Raelyn’s
room, what we did is we actually made it motorized, so there were
no cords exposed whatsoever. So it’s a hundred percent child
safe and it’s made to be exactly what she wanted it to be. How
about the dining room and the living room? The dining and the
living room, we did a one percent solar shade. So you have
the diffused light coming in, and cordless. So we have the
child safety features in both of those rooms. Tracy, everything
looks amazing. Thank you for all you did. You did a great job. It
wasn’t just me Art, it was our fantastic manufacturers as well
as our franchisees. So Draper & Light & Style provided the
wonderful products and got them here quickly and on time, just
like we needed them. As well as all our local franchise who
helped with the installation, consultation and measuring
process, Angela Sims. It was great to see you again. Thank
you Tracy. You know I’m thinking Top Notch and Home Depot did one
heck of a job on this backyard. It’s better than my backyard at
home. Well, they did a great job and Nordic Spa delivered that
hot tub and I feel like I need to test it out. I thought maybe
you would, but you’d feel wrong because the first people in that
spa is gonna be the Kyle Family. Well, we’ll see. You know I did
bring my bathing suit. Don’t make me have to post a guard on
that spa. Pete, how are you? Nordic Spas, glad to have you on
board. What does it mean for you to be a part of this makeover?
To be part of this is something special to be able to give back
to the Kyle Family in this way, is is very special. Not only are
hot tubs fun and a great family experience to have in your
backyard but they’re really therapeutic and have health
benefits too, right? Hot water therapy has many health
benefits. Such as soothing aching muscles, reducing
inflammation, just relaxing stress away, to helping boost
our immune system and aiding in sleep at night. Hot tubs just
improve our quality of life. Nordic Hot Tubs has been a
leader in the hot water industry for over 20 years. We’re a
hundred percent American made and very proud of that. So after
we get this thing setup, we’ll check back with you in the
makeover and maybe I’ll give it a test run before Gunney gets
back over here. Good luck with that one. Alright, thanks Pete.
Thank you. Don’t even think about it Art. Gunney, come on.
What do you think the temperature of this is? It’s 97
degrees. What if one of the Kyles were to get in here and
get burned, you know? That’s kinda my point. Maybe we should
try this out. Now you’re talking Gunney. Yeh, OK. Alright. You
know how to swim? In our first episode of the Kyle Family
Military Makeover, the Navy Mutual Aid Association
introduced us to their life insurance and financial
services. And it’s no small story. Getting life insurance,
deciding what your coverage requirements are is a very
personal decision, which is why it’s important that you talk to
a representative. We don’t wanna sell you one dollar of life
insurance more than what you think your requirements are. We
pride ourselves at Navy Mutual in having simple products that
are easy to understand but get the job done. The two basic
types of life insurance out there are term insurance and
whole life insurance. Term insurance covers a specific
period of time. It could be 10 years, 20 years, 30 years. So
you choose that when you’ve got a specific expense that you
wanna cover. Getting your children through college, paying
off the mortgage, etc. Whole life term is called permanent
insurance. We have one whole life product at Navy Mutual.
One, it’s simple, no fine print, easy to understand. That whole
life product is to cover you as permanent insurance for the rest
of your life. Your premiums never go up, they stay the same
throughout the period of time that you pay. That permanent
insurance will be there for any of your needs in the future. One
of our missions is in fact, to speak to as many members as we
can as they transition from the service. We will help you do a
needs assessment to determine precisely what you think you
need, and not sell you anymore insurance than you think is
right for you. At Navy Mutual, serving those who serve, is both
our mission and our privilege. JET SOUNDS
The Element 4K Ultra HD TV’s are in and working. And
going beyond television, these TV’s can be connected. Well
folks don’t just watch TV programs like Military Makeover
on their TV anymore. They use it for streaming, looking at their
computer, right? And security and home automation, all goes
through the television. What makes this one so special, the
technology right? Right. So this is a 65″ Element 4K TV. That
means 4 times the resolution of HD. It’s got amazing picture
quality so you feel like you’re right there and you’re part of
the action. Oh my gosh, that’s like if you see Gunney on there
it’s like he’s actually in your living room. That’s right.
That’s scary really. A little bit. So let’s talk streaming
cause that’s really popular, right? Right. So this Element TV
has streaming capabilities. So you can watch all of your
favorite shows on Netflix and Vudu. That’s awesome, and they
also have HDMI ports too, 3 of them. Three HDMI ports so you
can hookup not only your gaming system but you can also hookup a
laptop and a Blu-ray player all at the same time. That is
fantastic. So part of the whole home theater experience is the
sound, right? You want that surround sound, you wanna feel
the base, you wanna hear everything. So you’re providing
an awesome experience for them. We are. We’re providing an
Element sound bar, which pairs really great with the Element
TV. It’s a 2.1 sound bar with a sub woofer so you get amazing
bass. Through Bluetooth you can play all of your favorite music
on apps like Pandora and Spotify. So are we coming back
for a party at their house, or are we gonna watch the game
here? What’s the deal, what are we doing? I think we’ve been
invited to a party later. Sounds good. I’ll see ya there. Thanks
for being here. While these fantastic TV’s change things
indoors. Outside Top Notch Landscaping and our Home Depot
volunteers are racing to get a beautiful new patio and yard
upgrade finished. The future home of an amazing KitchenAid
grill. Jim, thanks for being here man, and thank you to
Nexgrill for this beautiful KitchenAid grill. Well, we’re
happy to give it, you know, it’s a great cause, the operation
Military Makeover. A family that deserves our support, we
appreciate it. This is actually the KitchenAid Red Medallion 8
burner, one of our largest grills, made of commercial
quality stainless steel. I see that. Yeh. 36″ firebox, 6 main
burners, 10 year burner warranty on each one. We’ve got stainless
steel cooking grids and we got stainless steel flame tamers
which actually distributes the heat. Sure. All of our
KitchenAid grills are tested for our heat evenness. OK. We’re
excited about this one in particular because size and
features are into one. What’s this in the back? So what we’re
looking at here is a ceramic searing burner. Where you can
rotisserize any poultry. You take the cooking grids out and
you start cooking so you close it up, give it a couple hours,
and get a great crispy piece of chicken. Yeh, chicken or you can
do a roast or something like that on the grill. Over here we
got a ceramic searing side burner. Perfect for searing
steaks. So you get that nice char on the outside. It sears in
all the juices, right? Exactly. You do it the steak or a nice
filet mignon. Exactly. The control panel is has LED lights
so nighttime cooking, not only for ambiance but for safety.
Yeh, that is awesome. And how about underneath, room for
storage? Inside, tons of room for storage. We have a tank
pullout tray which is fantastic. That is. For ease to get to your
tank or exchange your tank. Over here is 2 shelves so we can
store our cover, out of the elements, when we’re using the
grill, or any condiments or tools. And then our battery pack
for our continuous electronic ignition. Well we’ll check back
with you a little later on in the makeover. We’ll find out
more about the safety features and what you’re gonna be
grilling for us later. Fantastic, looking forward to
it. Alright, thanks Jim. Thanks Art. OK, we’re wrapping up
episode 2 of our Kyle Family Military Makeover. Our next
episode is the big payoff folks. The Kyles are coming back. I
think they’ll have the surprise of their lives. No question
about it. Thanks for joining us. Tune in for the big reveal on
the next Designing Spaces Military Makeover. I’ll know if
you’re not there. Today’s Military Makeover is presented
by Other World Computing. Upgrading the world for over 25
years. MUSIC


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