Kim Palmer

Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes
Phone: 612-673-4784
Kim Palmer covers architecture, design, décor, gardening, landscaping and home-related lifestyle trends. She also blogs for Homegirls and Greengirls on

Recent content from Kim Palmer

Urban lake home in Mpls. makes the most of its setting

Each wing of Russ and Mary Horsch's Minneapolis house is one room wide, offering panoramic views of the Lake of the Isles and its bustling parkway. The distinctive dwelling is a stark contrast to the mostly traditional older homes around it — one of the reasons why it's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 03:21 PM

Ready to garden? Go indoors

If you're missing your garden and its fresh-picked goodness, why wait? Just about anyone can produce a few fresh edibles, even in the dead of a Minnesota winter.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 07:53 PM

Bloomington homeowner tackles massive remodeling on her own

A Bloomington homeowner tackled an ambitious remodeling project on her own, winding up with the house of her dreams – and someone to share it with.

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 06:51 PM

Kitchen trends on Parade

The “heart of the home” takes a starring role in this spring's Parade of Homes.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 02:42 PM

Homegazing: Robbinsdale rambler is retro cool

A Robbinsdale rambler has throwback style, from its avocado kitchen to its pink bath. You can have it for $169,900.

Updated: February 15, 2015, - 09:57 AM

Will your remodeling project pay off?

If you’re planning to invest in some home improvements before you put your house on the market, choose your projects carefully.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 03:02 PM

Old front porch is transformed into home office

Homeowners Andrea Hammel Wollak and Jon Wollak wanted an office for their home-based architecture and design business. Best option: a leaky, little-used front porch.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 02:28 PM

Dec.: Edina opens historic homes to discourage teardowns

Preservationists have organized an Edina Historic Home Tour. It’s billed as a celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary and a fundraiser for the Edina Historical Society, but it has another mission: to foster appreciation of Edina’s historic housing stock.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 09:56 AM

Cooking up an award-winning kitchen on a tight budget

After living in her St. Louis Park home for 15 years, Ingrid Liss was eager to redo her aging kitchen.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 11:12 AM

AIA MN Home of the Month: Midcentury modernized in Golden Valley

A well-preserved '50s rambler in Golden Valley is updated for 21st-century living.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 03:14 PM

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