MOBILE, Ala. — Expert home improvement guru and national media personality Danny Lipford is taking his Emmy-nominated television show, “Today’s Homeowner,” on the road to Kentucky.

He won’t be donning his finest threads for the races; rather, Lipford and his co-host and daughter, Chelsea Lipford Wolf, will sport their tool belts to rescue Lexington couple, Walt and Beth Arnett, from their boring, broken-down backyard.

The Arnetts are the lucky winners of the annual “Backyard Paradise” contest sponsored by “Today’s Homeowner” and Pavestone. Walt and Beth have been following the show for several years and have especially enjoyed episodes featuring past “Backyard Paradise” winners.

This year, they decided to throw their hat into the ring for the contest. The couple put some personality into their entry with a custom video you can view here.

Upon receiving a personal call from Lipford, who delivered the good news about the contest, Walt said, “We loudly celebrated with some hooting and hollering, and jumping up and down, which very much confused and excited our dog.

“Beth immediately called her mom, who is arguably Danny Lipford’s number one fan. We went out to dinner to celebrate, and have been dreaming about our backyard paradise ever since!”

The “Today’s Homeowner” team will arrive at the Arnetts’ to begin their backyard makeover May 21.

“My team and I look forward to this contest each year because improving outdoor living spaces continues to be one of the most popular priorities for homeowners,” says Lipford. “The projects we have planned to transform the Arnetts’ backyard can easily translate to any homeowner wanting to create an outdoor area for cooking, entertaining, relaxing or even all three!”

Thousands of contestants submitted photos of their current backyards along with wish lists in hopes of winning the opportunity to have Lipford and his crew transform their outdoor space from “blah” to “beautiful.”

In addition to Lipford’s expertise, the grand prize package includes a variety of pavers, retaining blocks and project kits from Pavestone and is valued at $10,000.

Some of the specific projects that Danny and the team will tackle include:
• Creating a patio with Rumblestone
• Building a Pavestone Fireplace
• Creating wall seating
• Adding new landscaping

The “Today’s Homeowner” episode featuring the Arnetts and their “Backyard Paradise” improvements is set to air nationwide the week of June 18, 2018 to an audience of nearly 2 million viewers.

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 20th season and its radio counterpart, the nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” radio show.

Additionally, the media brand hosts the top home enthusiast destination website,, drawing more than 2 million monthly visitors, 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 190 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.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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