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February 4

Kitchen range hoods are for all kitchens, not just above gas ovens

Every home should be equipped with a ducted kitchen range hood. I recently read a great 31-page white paper on ducted range hoods, and this blog post is the CliffNotes version of that information.
Home & Garden
February 3
A tall window illuminates the main floor’s formal entryway and staircase.

$5.35M Lake of the Isles home includes private garden, basement grotto

Dreaming of a house with lakeside views, a European feel and a city location? It's possible with this historic Minneapolis listing that recently hit the market.
Home & Garden
February 3
Deb and Chuck Van De Weghe recently built a light-filled home that’s modern inside but in scale with their established Lowry Hill neighborhood.

Couple's new home in Lowry Hill is traditional outside, modern inside

Longtime Lowry Hill dwellers built a colorful new house just down the street.
Home & Garden
February 1
Minneapolis

Home listings: What $265,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Minneapolis Built in 1948, this four-bedroom, one-bath house located in the Armatage neighborhood has 1,157 square feet and features an upper-level bedroom, fireplace, hardwood floors,…
Home & Garden
January 31
Greenery and green elements add a sense of nature to indoor environments.

10 tips for a calmer home

Use design to make your space a relaxing oasis.
Home & Garden
January 31
Changing up the lighting is a simple but effective way to make your home more attractive and comfortable.

How to improve home lighting

Set the mood and style for each room with well-placed lights.
Home & Garden
January 31
Home plan: Classic meets modern

Home plan: Classic meets modern

PLAN 23-2687 Total sq. feet: 3,532 Bonus area: 598 sq. feet Bed/Bath: 4/ 3.5 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawl space,…
Home & Garden
January 31
Muted tones help create a soothing yet inviting children’s bedroom.

Kid-friendly color schemes for home decor

Fresh combinations and fun accessories can enliven spaces designed for children.
January 31
Clean and declutter before an open house. “Make sure your home shines, because you’re selling a dream,” said real estate agent Illia Schwarz.

Open house tips for home sellers

Most home sellers dread open houses. It's not just that they've had to spend time making their home immaculate or that they've had to find…
Home & Garden
January 28
A flock of birds passes wind turbines in the Altamont Pass near Livermore, Calif.

Raptor Center study is a step toward avoiding wind turbine deaths

U's center studied what birds hear. The next step is how they respond.
Home & Garden
January 28

Walking wet roofs

Walking a wet asphalt shingle roof isn't any more dangerous than walking a dry roof, provided it's clean. Yep, you read that right. I said it.
Home & Garden
January 27
Cross Lake compound

$5.85M compound on Cross Lake is three luxurious lodge-style homes in one

Properties can be purchased together as one giant estate or 'a la carte' as three separate homes.
Home & Garden
January 26
Somia Mourad and Keith Bush prefer the sleek, clean look of white enamaled woodwork and painted their 1891 Kenwood home to suit their tastes. Project

Tackling a controversial question: Should you paint the woodwork white?

That is the question for home sellers in an era when white woodwork is preferred by many prospective buyers, especially younger ones.
Home & Garden
January 25
Rather than moving to downsize, Arlys and John Edson remodeled the kitchen of their longtime home in Plymouth.

Instead of downsizing, Twin Cities baby boomers remodel homes for long haul

Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.
Home & Garden
January 25
A family commissioned architect Steven Holl to design a unique “Y-shaped” home in the Catskills.

One-of-a-kind homes by star architects can be tricky to sell

Having a home by a star architect is amazing — until you try to sell it.
January 25
Some plant sellers offer horticultural coaching to turn online buyers into green thumbs.

'Plant coaches'? Millennials use them to keep their Instagram-ready houseplants alive

Some plant sellers offer horticultural coaching to turn online buyers into green thumbs.
Home & Garden
January 24
Kitchen trends include big islands designed to make a statement.

Bigger and bolder kitchen islands are the stars in 2020, new survey says

With contrasting colors and countertop materials, new, larger kitchen islands are designed to make a bold design statement.
Home & Garden
January 24
ixed siding boosts curb appeal.

Home plan: Modern design with farmhouse flair

Four-bedroom home features a screen porch with a fireplace.
January 24
Attractive cabinet fronts disguise recycling bins in a mudroom.

5 storage ideas to make your house more functional

Dedicated spaces boost a home's functionality.
Home & Garden
January 24

Stepfather paid no rent; does he get CRP form?

Q: My stepfather’s daughter wants me to give a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) form to her father, who lives in my home. However, no…