Chanhassen couple create the ultimate mother-in-law apartment

Chanhassen couple create the ultimate mother-in-law apartment

The family designed the space – while transforming their home at the same time. The 1,000-square-foot apartment above the garage is "like a condo inside our own home,"

DIY do's and don'ts from 'Rescue Renovation' contractor, coming to Minneapolis Home Show

January 20
TV's "Rescue Renovation" contractor will be at this week's Home + Remodeling Show to reveal what she's learned the hard way.

DIY terrariums, discount trees, garden seminars and more

January 20
DIY terrariums, discount trees, garden seminars and more
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January 21

Resources

ResourcesThe Ayottes designed and managed their project themselves, but they also worked with a number of subcontractors and craftspeople, including:TK Construction of Minnesota, Waconia.Lenzen Services…
Home & Garden
January 21

How to choose the right chair

The world is divided into two groups: sofa people and chair people. Since you most likely have both kinds of people in your life, you…
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January 21

Home plan: Traditional ranch with modern features

PLAN HOTW160051Total finished sq. ft.: 2,129Bed/bathrooms: 3/3Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Unfinished basementA remarkable amount of storage helps keep this ranch home organized. From…
Home & Garden
January 21

Home listings: What $499,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Deephaven Built in 1960, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 3,000 square feet and features three bedrooms on the main level, two fireplaces, updated master bath,…
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January 18

Bake something special for your chickadees

A "birdie corn bread" recipe from Alaska
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January 17

America's toughest record in competitive birdwatching was shattered last year

We have a winner Last summer, something unusual happened in the world of bird-watching: Two men broke a big record within days of each other,…
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January 17

Why northern Minnesota's boreal biome is a haven for birders

Latitude and altitude determine what birds you're likely to see.
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January 17

Prices for Paul Evans furniture soars, but not everyone's a fan

Paul Evans pieces divide design world.
Beautiful Gardens
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There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
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January 17

An organizer's tips for 5 problem areas in your home

Organizing is a popular topic around the new year. We asked Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, owner and founder of Organizing Maniacs in Tysons Corner, Va., for advice…
Home & Garden
January 17

A stellar year in the cellar: Top 20 crazy home inspection photos of 2016

From painting the wall around the couch to using hockey pucks as sewer cleanout plugs, our home inspector found another great crop of do-it-yourself innovations.
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January 16

Winter robins eating minnows again

Wayzata has a flock devoted to a bait store
Home & Garden
January 14

Sustainable lawns and call for remodeled urban homes

Sustainable lawn strategies Start this winter to meet your mission of having a sustainable yard this spring. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is holding a “Planning…
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January 14

Orono couple update their master bathroom for aging in place

Homeowners Kent and Susan Swanson built their three-story walkout in Orono in the 1970s, "and we've been remodeling ever since."
Housing
January 14

Home listings: What $329,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Andover Built in 1995, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom house has 3,102 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, fireplace, updated eat-in kitchen with granite…
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January 14
Ellen Akins and Steven Denker relax in their garden in Cornucopia, Wis.

Beautiful Garden in Wis. celebrates native plants and finds scavenged from ditches

Gardening near Lake Superior has its challenges, but a mix of native plants, careful purchases and finds scavenged from ditches creates a verdant escape.
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January 14

Home plan: French country-style rambler

PLAN HOTW160050 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,525 Bed/bathrooms: 4/3 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab  This elegant one-story design features a series of…
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January 14

Renting and the Law: Tenants want to escape rude landlord

Q: My friend and I have signed a lease with an apartment community, and we are to start renting there on Feb. 1. However, we…
Home & Garden
January 14

Black and white remains timeless palette for home decor

Black and white remains timeless palette for home decor.
Home & Garden
January 14

Author makes the case for "healthy clutter."

Author makes the case for "healthy clutter."
Home & Garden
January 14

Shopping for a sofa? Here's what you need to know

Shopping for a sofa? Here's what you need to know.