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

Before & After: Woodbury family room gets a modest makeover

A ‘stale, generic’ room is transformed into an inviting family gathering spot, using Craigslist finds, repurposed accessories, spray paint and custom art.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 04:20 PM

Does your house have what it takes to be a showcase home?

Designers are looking for next spring’s showcase home. Do you – and your house – have what it takes?

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Reinventing the '60s: Going beyond a closed-off kitchen

In Edina, a split-entry home loses a wall — and gains a gathering spot. "Most people today want an open concept,” says the builder.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Formal vegetable garden in St. Paul is beautiful, productive

St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood is a long way from the French countryside. But Eileen and Bill Troxel have managed to create a little slice of Provence in their back yard.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 08:32 AM

Reinventing the '60s: Creating an open floor plan

In Minnetonka, removing the "elephant in the room" -- a double-sided, floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace -- made space for a young family.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:54 PM

Makeover tips for '60s homes

Before you reinvent your 1960s-built home, consider these challenges. First thing: What to do with a split-level?

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Makeover mantras for '50s homes

Before you reinvent your 1950s-built home, consider these tips. First step: Take your time.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:20 PM

Back from the '50s: Giving a rambler a modern redo

Interior designer Laura Bischoff had always lived in 1920s-era houses — until she decided it would be fun to “dabble in a rambler.”

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:38 AM

Back from the '50s: Redoing a ranch home

In St. Louis Park, homeowners create the ranch of their dreams — with help from a family pro.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:36 AM

Back-yard chicken trend comes home to roost

Back-yard coops are still popular, but some owners get rid of birds when winter approaches.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 10:09 PM

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