Sister, brother and dad remodel Edina home for multigenerational living

Sister, brother and dad remodel Edina home for multigenerational living

After their mother died a few years ago, Melissa, Adam and their father, Richard, chose to remain in the home so the siblings could continue to provide help and care for their dad.

Everyday Solutions: Mpls. homeowners sacrifice tiny closet for big bathroom

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Everyday Solutions: Mpls. homeowners sacrifice tiny closet for big bathroom
Minneapolis homeowners sacrificed a tiny closet to get a family-sized bathroom.
Pragmatic attics

Need more space? Attics can make for an affordable expansion

September 17
Need more space? Attics can make for an affordable expansion
Once-forgotten Minnesota attics are being transformed into bedrooms, art studios, even great rooms. But there are challenges to converting them into usable space. Here's how three sets of Twin Cities homeowners tackled their projects.
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Rare bird getting attention in Carver County

This Sharp-tailed Sandpiper should be heading for Australia right now
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11:07am

Home plan: Modern family functionality

PLAN HOTW160036 Total finished sq. ft.: 3,275 Bed/bathrooms: 4/ 4 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab  The contemporary exterior displays a variety of windows,…
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11:05am

Home listings: What $575,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Minnetonka Built in 1994, this five-bedroom, four-bath house has 3,703 finished square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, three fireplaces, a formal dining…
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11:04am

Renting and the Law: Renter resists charges for preexisting damage

Q: We rented a house for 2½ years and recently moved out. The homeowners are now claiming we owe them an additional $1,304 on top…
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11:03am

Styling your first apartment: A designer shares her best budget-friendly tips

A designer shares her tips for distinctive decor on a budget.
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10:59am

What's ahead for homes? 9 innovations from Dwell on Design show

Nine notable innovations from the Dwell on Design show.
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10:58am

Indoors & Out: Earth-friendly dwellings, Home & Design Show and more

Earth-friendly dwellings The Sustainable Home Tour, formerly known as the Solar Tour, features 33 energy-efficient, renewably powered homes and businesses across the state. The free…
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September 21

Big Year record pushed to 763 by Aussie birder

25 days on Bering Sea island for TWO new birds. OMG
Beautiful Gardens
Special Project 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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September 21

Great new wildlife web site, seabirds in the Arizona desert

Bits and pieces of news from the birding world
Home & Garden
September 21

Bird warning calls work across species

Robins warn other robins, but when their alarm goes out every bird within hearing dashes for cover.
Home & Garden
September 20

Reduce the risk of Legionnaires' disease in your home

Nine recently confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in Hopkins, MN reminded me of an old blog post that I thought would make for a timely re-blog.
Variety
September 19

More about those very successful Big Years

Freezing in Duluth? This Big Year guy deserved it
Variety
September 17

Interior design trends on Parade of Homes tour

Twin Cities Parade of Homes showcases fresh and functional features, from modern farmhouse looks to the "kitchen within a kitchen."
Variety
September 16

Gardening into fall: Plant now for instant gratification – or a head start for next year

September is a bittersweet time in the garden. While many plants still look lush and lovely, others have faded to straggly echoes of their midsummer glory. And we all know what's soon to come.
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September 16

Home plan: Small ranch house lives large

PLAN HOTW160031 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,529 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /2 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawlspace This one-story ranch with Craftsman detailing brings a modern…
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September 16

Home listings: What $489,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Bloomington Built in 1987, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 3,560 square feet and features vaulted ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors, formal dining room, updated kitchen with…
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September 16

5 design trends for wood floors

Buyers face a broad choice of width, color, finish and sourcing.
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September 16

Indoors & Out: Mission to Modern, vintage junk, kitchen remodeling and more

Design show Where can you find Stickley and Eames furniture under one roof? At “From Mission to Modern,” the 20th Century Design Show and…
Home & Garden
September 13

Birding books changes come in lumps and splits

Recent changes affect how current your bird books are — but you can still tell a hoary from a common redpoll.
Home & Garden
September 13

Updated home inspector training advice

I went over my emails from the past several years to see what home inspector training advice I had given out, and put it all into one place.