March 24, 2011

A 'lived-in' look for family room

The deep, neutral wall colors and leather furnishings added to the heavy mood and presented a contradiction to the lighter living space just across the front entry.
March 24, 2011
Before: Wasted space

Nook goes from 'alarming to charming'

The space: A small upstairs bedroom in a Minneapolis house.
March 24, 2011
Before: Tablecloth and rug were hiding best features

A Maple Grove dining room gets a makeover

What works: The room has good proportions, neutral walls and shiny hardwood floors.
South Metro
March 9, 2011

Eagan's hot to sell old fire station

The city is confident it will find a buyer for the unusual space, despite a slumping real estate market.
August 19, 2009
Before: The vacant room seemed smaller than it really was.

Put finished basement to good use

The owners of this newer Maple Grove home finished the basement so that it would compete favorably with other houses in the neighborhood that have unfinished basements.
August 18, 2009
Before: The room had too much furniture and too much clutter.

Softened space plays up formal view

Dressing up a dining room
August 18, 2009
Before: The living room had nice space, but needed updating.

Updating, but maintaining 'Frank and Dino' vibe

A living room in a midcentury modern ranch near Lake Calhoun needed updating.
October 23, 2008
Basement: Before

Warming up a cold basement family room

A corner fireplace and built-in bar were in original condition, and the space offered plenty of seating for extended family gatherings. But the tile floors and uninviting layout felt a little too cold for showings.
September 26, 2008
After: Uncluttered to show off floors and windows

Angling for a good first impression

The room: Guest bedroom of a house in Uptown Minneapolis.
September 12, 2008

Ditch carpet to play up beautiful woodwork

The space: A sunroom in a two-story Uptown Minneapolis house.

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