CARTER OOSTERHOUSE is one of America’s most recognized lifestyle experts. Having carried many popular television series ranging from Trading Spaces and Red and Hot & Green to Million Dollar Rooms and Celebrity Motor Homes. Most recently, Carter played host to FYI’s Rowhouse Showdown and will be co-hosting ABC’s hit primetime series, The Great Christmas Light Fight.

Carter’s unique combination of skill, passion and charm have given him widespread appeal for families and individuals alike seeking to improve the quality of their lives by enhancing their surroundings. An authority in eco-living, Carter has a history of gently leading viewers to greener pastures by creating manageable steps to an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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A No-Nonsense Method For Designing Your Own Super Stylish Home.

Carter Oosterhouse knows how real people live and how intimidating home design can be. With his reassuring, “you can do it” attitude, he goes out of his way to show readers how to create realistic design elements that they can implement with basic tools and a little DIY experience. His mission is to bring people’s imaginations to life. The design features he constructs use materials easily found, are budget-conscious, and whenever possible environmentally friendly.

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Learning To Solve A Problem Together

“When I was little, my imagination was filled with creativity and possibility. I always figured out how to build play spaces, forts in the woods, ramps – it never ended! My new children’s book A Big Problem teaches the tried-and-true problem solving process – the same process I’ve been using since I was young – but here it’s wrapped around a super outrageous story. This stimulates both creativity and logic. Children also learn how to work together by brainstorming, building and eventually solving the problem in front of them. In the end, this type of logical reasoning builds strong minded individuals and close knit communities.” – Carter Oosterhouse

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Projects That Carter Supports

EMA mobilizes the entertainment industry in a global efforts to educate people about environmental issues and inspire them into action.

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Our network of more than 200 affiliates provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans.


  • Have a professional perform a check-up
    on your heating equipment annually to
    ensure that it is working at peak efficiency.

  • Install a natural gas tankless water heater. With a tankless water heater, you only heat the water that you use which saves energy and money. And, gas water heaters give off an average of 58% fewer carbon emissions than electric ones.

  • Use natural gas in your home for cooking, water heating, home heating, drying clothes, and in your fireplace. Natural gas reduces your home’s carbon footprint an average of 46%.

  • Save water with every flush. Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank. In five minutes, you can save one or two gallons per flush! Soak off the label, fill the bottle with water, put on the cap, and place it in the tank.


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My Top Home Decor Tips for the Holidays

Understanding the World of Interior Design

How To Decorate A Picket Fence

How To Use Window Boxes Inside The Home

Dining Room Ideas: Make It Multitask!

Makeover Your Old Teapots

Recycled Fun: Make A Tire Swing

6 Ridiculously Quick Home Repairs

Men’s Health

Consumer Digest

Signature Kitchens & Baths

Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It’s competitive

Easy Ways to Save $1,000 in Your Own Home

Carter Shows You How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Holiday Hero Youth Coach Gets Surprise of a Lifetime on ‘GMA’


I founded Carter’s Kids because I wanted young people to have a place in their neighborhood where they can enjoy activities to increase their health, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Growing up in Traverse City, my fondest childhood memory was getting together with the other neighborhood kids and playing sports. We played football, basketball, soccer and baseball… whatever filled the day. I grew up living an active lifestyle with a real sense of community. Plus, I began building things at a very early age so the combination of sports and building are a big part of me as an adult.

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A place you can’t wait to get back to, with wines you cannot wait to share…

Bonobo Winery was founded by brothers and longtime Traverse City natives, Todd and Carter Oosterhouse. Their objective: to offer world-class wines in a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere with a breathtaking view, and a business model inspired by the close harmony of the traditions, philosophies, and ecological integrities of the region. Bonobo Winery hopes to bring a sense of approachability to the Michigan wine and vineyard scene, removing any pretenses and allowing for the ultimate educational and enjoyable experience.



Thank you for visiting THE STORE. Justin Selby and me have partnered to bring to you this special line of unique pieces. We have acquired numerous old growth trees that have fallen and are very hard to come by. Since both Justin and I are furniture makers we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share our creative passion with others. We are proud to introduce extremely rare, high end custom made furniture made from lumber that is hundreds of years old. We have limited pieces available and no two are alike but we can custom make furniture, and are wiling to work with our clients. We use various species of wood (Maple, Oak, Walnut, Elm, Cottonwood). Some of the material is even salvaged underwater lumber that’s even more rare. You may find similar products that are less expensive but I guarantee it will be hard to match the quality of the material, the durability and the style.

I hope you enjoy the items that you see as we will be updating this page every time we unveil a new piece.

If interested in the pieces you see here or you want one custom made, contact us now:


Robert Flutie

Shab Azma

Danielle Iturbe


LA 5670 Wilshire Blvd. | Suite 850 Los Angeles CA 90036 310-247-1100310-247-1100 (main)

NY 85 5th Avenue | 12th Floor New York NY 10003 310-247-1100310-247-1100 FREE (main)




Robert Flutie

Shab Azma

Danielle Iturbe


LA 5670 Wilshire Blvd. | Suite 850 Los Angeles CA 90036 310-247-1100310-247-1100 (main)

NY 85 5th Avenue | 12th Floor New York NY 10003 310-247-1100310-247-1100 FREE (main)




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