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

Golden Valley movie buff designs his ideal screening room

The challenge: Movie buff John Kluchka wanted to turn an unfinished storage room in his lower level into a state-of-the-art home theater. “I wanted a great place to watch movies,” he said.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:08 PM

Restoring a historic house in old St. Paul

One of the Twin Cities' oldest houses begins its next chapter with fresh caretakers. For them, it's a project, a “treasure hunt” and a jewel to be polished.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Have balcony, will garden

Balcony and rooftop gardeners battle wind and sun, but these intimate little landscapes offer sweet rewards. Many longtime gardeners are trading big earthen plots for patio pots.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 01:07 PM

Twin Cities garden clubs retool for a new generation

With members aging and numbers dwindling, some groups are expanding their mission and methods to lure a new generation of gardeners.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 02:46 PM

From eyesores to eye candy in Brooklyn Park

An ambitious foreclosure recovery program in Brooklyn Park has transformed some of the city's worst homes into some of its best.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Entries sought for annual Beautiful Gardens contest

Every year, Home + Garden seeks out the best private residential gardens, then publishes the winners throughout the non-gardening season. Could one be yours?

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 02:45 PM

Is Uptown's shirtless 'condo bro' the future of real estate marketing?

What does it take to sell a condo these days? Try a sexy view, a leggy blonde — and killer abs. That’s the buzzed-about strategy one local real estate agent is using

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Evergreens? Not so much this year in the Twin Cities

Blame it on this year’s wicked winter, which left a puzzling patchwork of brown and green trees in its wake. Here's what to do with struggling specimens – and the void they leave.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 12:15 PM

The dirt: Plant swap, rain barrels, patio prep and more

Plant swap this SaturdayNow that plants are popping, take a good, hard look at your garden. Got too many hostas...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 03:08 PM

EcoMetro tour focuses on homes that are stylish and sustainable

Some of the hardest-working homes in the Twin Cities will be open for touring next Saturday. Homes on the revamped EcoMetro tour showcase the beauty of green living.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 03:12 PM

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