Renae Keller in her new home in Burnsville . ] Jerry Holt • Jerry.holt@startribune.com Reveal of interior designer Renae Keller's newly-built "timel

Interior design pro calls the shots for new-fashioned farmhouse in Burnsville

After years of helping clients create their dream homes, Renae Keller and her family were eager to build a home "exactly the way we wanted."

Home in Bloomington now has a proper English kitchen

October 11
This new kitchen evokes a 1920s English cottage kitchen.
Cheery cottage-style makeover combines Old World charm with modern functionality.
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'Less is enough' at tiny cabin on edge of BWCA

October 5
The 600-square-foot off-the-grid timber frame cabin includes a sleeping loft above the living area.
A Twin Cities couple savor getting off the grid at their 600-square-foot retreat near Ely, designed by a "cabinologist."
Home & Garden
October 14
SpacecraftingAerial view of backyard pool, double house, St. Paul

Half of St. Paul's iconic 'double house' listed for $2.35M — complete with half a skyway

Fairy-tale Tudor Revival, built in 1910, has a "skyway" connecting it to the look-alike house next door.
Home & Garden
October 11
Home plan: A welcoming wrap-around porch

Home plan: Welcoming wraparound porch

PLAN 929-1062 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,963 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 • Stories: 2 Bonus space: 380 sq. ft. • Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Basement,…
Home & Garden
October 11
The constant mix of moisture and food in the kitchen sink makes it prone to bacteria like E. coli and salmonella.

Tips for tackling the grossest parts of your home

Here are solutions for the parts of your home that make you say "eww."
Home & Garden
October 11
Animal prints play well with others; don’t be afraid to mix and match them with other patterns.

Animal prints bring call of the wild to home decor

Print textiles bring animal magnetism to home interiors.
Home & Garden
October 11
The Brady kids in front of the house made famous by “The Brady Bunch” (from left): Maureen McCormack (Marsha), Christopher Knight (Peter), Susan O

The real story of the house starring in HGTV's 'A Very Brady Renovation'?

What would the real "Brady Bunch" architect make of HGTV's "A Very Brady Renovation"?
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October 10
Home or office? Rypen’s furniture is designed to be at home either place.

Bold new showroom in Northeast Minneapolis sells custom and contemporary furniture

Rypen's new showroom has plenty of space for furniture — and imagination.
Home & Garden
October 8
Gray catbirds are also disappearing.

Neonic pesticides hurt birds as well as the insects they eat

Study finds neonic pesticides' impact doesn't stay on the farm.
Home & Garden
October 8

How to fix double-tapped circuit breakers

Double-tapped circuit breakers are one of the most common electrical defects that home inspectors find.
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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Home & Garden
October 7
The 1881 Queen Anne William Sauntry Mansion, a $1.2 million B&B in Stillwater.

Iconic Stillwater B&B from the 1880s hits the market for $1.2M

1880s Sauntry Mansion keeps the Victorian vibe alive, while enhancing it with Swedish steam showers and whirlpool tubs.
Home & Garden
October 7
The new Restoration Hardware flagship store has opened by Southdale.

Restoration Hardware opens opulent new furniture gallery in Edina

The new flagship store embraces the retail-as-destination concept with three levels covering 60,000 square feet — including a glass-enclosed restaurant on the roof.
Home & Garden
October 4
This renovated 1959 split-level home in Golden Valley has a wide-open floor plan and a new loft-style studio for its owners, an artist/educator and an

9 cool Twin Cities homes from the Atomic Age

Midcentury modern tour showcases houses with retro character — and "mindful" updates.
Home & Garden
October 4
Want perfectly clean windows? Take a tip from the pros and use a squeegee.

5 tricks for flawless windows

Window cleaning is never fun, but doing the job right involves much more than a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth and a spray cleaner.…
Home & Garden
October 4
Choose a couch that's timeless -- and that fits with the size and layout of your space.

How to choose the right sofa for your home

Invest in quality when making this important purchase.
Home & Garden
October 4
Home plan: Updated farmhouse boasts bonus features

Updated farmhouse boasts bonus features

PLAN 1070-10 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,878 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 Stories: 2 Bonus space: 506 sq. ft. Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawlspace With the modern farmhouse…
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October 4

Renting and the law: Tenant harassed after requesting repairs

Q: My landlord has been harassing me. I’ve been trying to deal with him, but I am now on the last month of my lease,…
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October 4
Golden Valley
Built in 1965, this four-bedroom, four-bath house has 3,415 square feet had features four bedrooms on one level, two fireplaces, vaulted

Home listings: What $550,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Golden Valley Built in 1965, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has 3,415 square feet and features four bedrooms on one level, two fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, hardwood…
Home & Garden
October 2
A "European country casual”-style home in Prior Lake.

After lightning destroyed home, owner rebuilt $1.9M Prior Lake estate

Huge home includes a pool, theater, basketball court and cavelike wine cellar.
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October 1
Debbie and Scott Grieve embrace the seasons thanks to their pavilion-topped outdoor space, created by Mom's Design Build.

Luxury backyard oasis in Deephaven shows how upscale a patio can be

The arrival of crisp fall weather doesn't bring an end to outdoor entertaining for Debbie and Scott Grieve.
Home & Garden
October 1
Oriole populations are down by 40%.

Birds are disappearing, but here are 5 things you can do about it

The news is dire, but if we each commit to preventing deaths we can make a real difference in declining bird populations.
Home & Garden
October 1
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Julia Brennan, of Caring for Textiles, on preserving heirlooms

Julia Brennan, founder of Caring for Textiles, joined staff writer Jura Koncius for the Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.…