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'Today’s Homeowner' TV Visits the Ocean State to Deliver a $20,000 Exterior Makeover

Published Tue Oct 19, 2021

Last Updated Tue Oct 19, 2021
America's Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford, is pleased to announce Merry Beth Cutler of Exeter, RI, as the winner of the “Elevate Your Exterior” contest.

MOBILE, ALABAMA — America’s Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford, is pleased to announce Merry Beth Cutler of Exeter, RI, as the winner of the “Elevate Your Exterior” contest sponsored by Today’s Homeowner Media, Therma-Tru Doors, Fypon Decorative Millwork and Fiberon Decking.

The contest drew more than 5,500 entries from across the U.S. As the winner, Cutler will receive a $20,000 exterior makeover including upgrades to her home's deck and entry door, and the addition of decorative millwork. The work will take place at Cutler's home this summer, and all of the projects will be filmed for a special episode of "Today's Homeowner" TV set to air in the fall.

"I'm very excited to be taking the show and my team to Rhode Island to work with Merry Beth at herhome," said Lipford. "This is a new contest for us, and we're eager to make these exterior upgrades and feature them on our national TV show. Often, homeowners focus on interior updates while the exterior gets neglected. We can't wait to show Merry Beth, and our viewers, what a difference this exterior makeover will make!"

Cutler's home has been in her family for 24 years. It's the home her parents built, and she purchased after her dad's passing in 2005. "My house is more than just a house to me," she said. "I wanted my mom, Connie, now 92 years old, to be able to stay with us, so when I bought the house she moved downstairs to the in-law apartment and I lived on the main level with my 2 children, Matt and Bailee."

Cutler is excited about these exterior renovations because that's the part of her home that always falls to the bottom of the list. She noted, "I would love for folks walking or driving by my house to say ooh, beautiful!"

About Today's Homeowner Media

Today's Homeowner is a trusted home improvement authority delivering fresh, original, practical advice to consumers across diverse media platforms including the top-rated, nationally syndicated "Today's Homeowner" television show, now in its 22nd season, and its radio counterpart, the nationally syndicated "Today's Homeowner" radio show. Additionally, the media brand hosts the top home enthusiast destination website,, the weekly "Today's Homeowner" Podcast, robust social media channels and the award-winning lifestyle blog and web series, "Checking In With Chelsea." 3 Echoes Productions, the professional production arm of the brand, serves an impressive national clientele with expert video services.

Host and founder of the brand, Danny Lipford, is among the most sought-after home improvement experts in the country.

The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS's "The Early Show" and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 200 national television appearances on "FOX & Friends," "Inside Edition," "Morning Express with Robin Meade," FOX Business Channel,
"Rachael Ray" and more.

He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson and contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets each year.

About Therma-Tru | Fypon | Fiberon

Therma-Tru, Fypon and Fiberon are part of the Doors & Security division of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that fulfill the dreams of home. FBHS's operating divisions are Plumbing, Cabinets and Doors & Security. Its trusted brands include Moen, Perrin & Rowe, Riobel, Rohl, Shaws and Victoria + Albert under the Global Plumbing Group (GPG); more than a dozen core brands under MasterBrand Cabinets; Therma-Tru entry door systems; Fiberon composite decking and railing products; and Master Lock and SentrySafe security products under The Master Lock Company.

Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its divisions. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit

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