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January 3
An unfinished basement is made to feel comfy and cozy by creating a lounge area.

5 winter-friendly projects to tackle

No need to wait for spring to reshape unused space.
January 3
Poppin’s 3-Drawer File Cabinet comes in several colors.

Best household products in 2019, from garden to table

During 2019, experts pointed us to dozens of great products worth your coin. Here are our favorites. <PARAGRAPH style="Text_ChapterHead">The best file cabinets Poppin’s 3-Drawer…
Home & Garden
January 3
Home plan: An inviting front porch adds country curb appeal to this farmhouse design.

Home plan: Chic farmhouse style with country curb appeal

PLAN 120-262 Total sq. feet: 1,486 Bed/Bath: 3/ 2 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Slab, crawl space, basement, walkout   An open layout between the…
Home & Garden
January 3
A mix of textures including faux fur pillows, a wood stump and an area rug with raised pile adds an element of comfort.

How to add texture to home decor

Tactile elements can enhance every room in your home.
January 3
Paint a dark or bright color on a wall featuring framed pictures, objects or books. They’ll pop from the contrast.

Elle Decor editor on what's new, what's next and what's over

Elle Decor editor Whitney Robinson on what's new, what's next and what's over.
Home & Garden
January 2
Double floating vanities

10 home design trends to try in 2020

Warmer colors, cheerful laundry rooms and bathroom seating are on the horizon, according to Houzz.
Home & Garden
December 31, 2019
A great horned owl ignores a red-winged blackbird.

Great horned owls are early nesters

It takes a long time for owlets to develop survival skills, so these big owls buy some time by starting their nests in winter.
December 31, 2019
Florist Anne Schultz used a grocery store floral bouquet, adding greens, crabapple, and dogwood from her yard.

Flower expert shares tips for long-lasting bouquets

Jo Oliver, owner of Flower Guild 1820 near Annapolis, Md., pulls from her background as a graphic designer to create arrangements with unusual color palettes…
Home & Garden
December 31, 2019
Above: This convertible sofa will be hard to save.

Early convertible sofa needs some serious work

Q: I recently purchased this piece with its ratcheting arms because I thought it was unique. I have never seen anything like it before. I…
Home & Garden
December 31, 2019
Wait what? The strangest home inspection photos of 2019

Wait what? The strangest home inspection photos of 2019

Here are 20 photos featuring the wackiest things home inspectors saw this year.
Home & Garden
December 30, 2019
Dining rooms with personality are trending in 2020.

Twin Cities designers weigh in on home trends for 2020

Designers weigh in on the ways homeowners are personalizing and reinventing their spaces.
Home & Garden
December 28, 2019
Warmer colors are hot for 2020.

Hot or not in 2020

Twin Cities interior designers shared their insights about the looks, materials, finishes and more that they anticipate will rise or decline in the year ahead:…
Home & Garden
December 28, 2019
Heather and Brad Fox plan to launch a furnishings store.

Edina-based HGTV stars Brad and Heather Fox plan to open store in Twin Cities

Local hosts of "Stay or Sell" will launch Foxwell home store in early 2020.
Home & Garden
December 27, 2019
Stillwater
Built in 1955, this three-bedroom, three-bath house has 1,304 square feet and features two bedrooms on the upper level, balcony, coved ceil

Home listings: What $234,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Anoka, St. Paul and Stillwater
December 27, 2019
Left: Leggett prefers neutral walls and upholstery to get an authentic farmhouse style. In this renovated Brooklyn brownstone, a simple tufted section

Achieve the farmhouse style – without the cliches

How to embrace the popular look — without copying the cliches.
Home & Garden
December 27, 2019
PLAN 430-204

Home plan: Upscale country living

PLAN 430-204 Total sq. feet: 2,553 Bed/Bath: 3/ 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawl space, slab, full, walkout With its versatile bonus room and…
December 27, 2019

Home lighting tips for dreary winter days

Winter brings dark, dreary days. Don't let your space follow suit.
Home & Garden
December 27, 2019

Tenants sued for damages, extra rent

Q: My nephew and his roommate lived in a condo that they leased from the owner for more than five years. After they moved out,…
Home & Garden
December 27, 2019
Mirrors hung in a grid reflect light in this master bedroom. A mirror at the end of a hallway creates a focal point.

Do's and don'ts of hanging artwork at home

Most people hang artwork and mirrors too high to create an aesthetically pleasing look. In theory, art and mirrors should be displayed in relationship to…
Home & Garden
December 24, 2019
A willow ptarmigan hides in tall grass.

Protective coloring helps birds hide in plain sight

Birds grow their own camouflage.