Christmas enthusiast Kevin Milton, right, with his husband, Bill Emery, and their dog, Maximus, in their holiday tree-filled living room. The themed t

Extreme Christmas lover packs more than 40 trees into his modest Mpls. house

A fervent Christmas fan squeezes 42 festive themed trees into one modest Minneapolis house.

7 books to help you shake up your home decor

December 6
A sampling of books to help you shake up your home decor.
Ideas for refreshing your space with found objects, live plants and a bit of glam.

Find a dining table perfect for your needs and space

December 6
A table for two: the 36-inch round Bistro Table from Bend Goods ($800-$940, bendgoods.com).
Designers share insights on how to find a dining table that's ideal for your home's seating needs and space.
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Foil dryer ducts: code-approved?

Foil dryer transition ducts are allowed by code and by some clothes dryer manufacturers.
Home & Garden
December 9
The ceiling was handpainted to evoke open sky.

$1.95M Minnetrista home is car lover's dream with 16 garage stalls, plus 'safari room'

Handcrafted home is car lover's dream, with garage space for 16 vehicles, plus a "safari room" and custom dog suite.
Home & Garden
December 7
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Home listings: What $389,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

Edina Built in 1955, this four-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,859 square feet and features three bedrooms on the main level, three fireplaces, including one in…
Home & Garden
December 6
Home plan: Farmhouse details with modern touches

Home plan: Farmhouse details with modern touches

Plan 1067-5 Total sq. ft.: 2,510 Bed/Baths: 4 /3 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab or full The porch steals the show in this…
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December 6
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Tables from Pikka

Old doors – many from western China – get new life as Minnesota-made tables

Pikka Design Co.'s wood tables are repurposed from old Chinese doors.
Home & Garden
December 6

Should I turn off the circuit breaker to my AC for the winter?

Shortly after posting our fall maintenance checklist this year, I had a reader contact me to let me know that I may have missed an important fall maintenance item.
Home & Garden
December 3
A blue jay packs corn kernels into its throat pouch.
Photo by Jim Williams

Blue jays are fast-food experts

These birds, known to some as "feeder pigs," use a throat pouch to load up with seeds.
Home & Garden
December 3
This is a Japanese interpretation of a German design. Tribune News Service

Collecting: Mad Hatter tea set likely a copy

Q: My mother passed on to me the tea set shown in the attached photographs. It is marked "Shofu China." It is in mint condition…
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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Duluth
December 2
Dan Jandl/Duluth VisualsAerial view, home in Duluth

Duluth's most expensive listing is $1.8M home designed for entertaining

House includes Italian-inspired wine room big enough for a dinner party, with separate entrance.
Home & Garden
November 30
Home of the Month: an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, built behind the owner's Minneapolis duplex in the Longfellow neighborhood.

Minneapolis duplex owner builds mini house for himself in the backyard

Ready to downsize and move back to the city, a Minneapolis homeowner built a sleek little house behind a duplex he already owned.
Home & Garden
November 29
DIY holiday craft ideas blogger Erin Francois at her Minneapolis home.

3 easy DIY holiday decor ideas from a Minneapolis style blogger

Three festive crafts from local style blogger Erin Francois that you can make yourself.
Home & Garden
November 29

Landlord wants to amend lease

Q: I have a tenant who is currently under a two-year lease at a condo I own. She recently asked if she could end her…
Home & Garden
November 29
“Whether sleek and modern or rustic farmhouse, black paint and decor offer a sophisticated air to many different looks,” says Briana Nix, who desi

Black is the new neutral for home decor

Ready for the new neutral room color? It's black.
Home & Garden
November 29
Tall bookcases help maximize space.

How to display your books when space is tight

Cruise Instagram or Pinterest, and you'll find numerous examples of warm, cushy reading areas decked out with twinkling string lights and endless built-in shelves. How…
Home & Garden
November 29
Home plan: cute design, sleek features

Home plan: Open layout has sleek features

This sleek, one-story plan sports a wide island that overlooks a great room for an open feeling. The large laundry room and two-car garage provide…
Home & Garden
November 27

All females could be a problem

Blame it on the weather
Home & Garden
November 26
Roses bloom on this Willets Belleek vase, but who did the painting is unknown.

Belleek vase likely painted by hobbyist

Q: I read about your expertise on Belleek Willets. I recently acquired a beautiful vase and I am wondering if my piece might have value…
Home & Garden
November 26
This bald eagle is less than a year old, and several years from acquiring the distinguishing white plumage its parents show.

Bird molt can be dramatic or subtle

You buy new clothes. Birds grow their own. The donning of fresh plumage is called molt, with new feathers replacing old. The feathers we see…
Home & Garden
November 26

Heat Cable Installation

Welcome to the final entry in my three-part series on ice dam prevention and heat cables.
Home & Garden
November 25
Russia had fewer than 10,000 steppe eagles like this one, which is named Cleopatra.

The sky's not the limit for this wandering bird's phone bill

Even eagles have data roaming limits, researchers find.