Quartersawn Design Build director of design Ali Awad, left, and designer Austin Kratochwill inside a modern ADU/carriage house they designed from a ga

See a modern ADU carriage house in St. Paul as part of the MSP Home Tour

ADU in St. Anthony Park accommodates guests, hobbies and even a few Zoom calls.

Celebrity designer and Minnesota native Nate Berkus shares tips on making home spaces work for you

April 11
Interior design starts Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus
The famed interior design expert talks about tailoring space to fit your needs
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Minneapolis musician Jeremy Messersmith lists remodeled tiny house for $195,000

April 5
A photo of the home's kitchen. Pictured is a table, stove and wood-colored counters.
The hit artist made the 411-square-foot south Minneapolis home his own, complete with a sauna and recording studio.
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Three chickadees perched on a tube bird feeder.

6 ways to attract birds to your backyard

It's easy to make your yard a bird oasis.
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April 17
Kids from Miss Maria Lazowski�s 2nd grade class from Saint Paul Music Academy planted, mulched and watered three native ornamental trees around the

Six changes to make your backyard greener life while reducing your carbon footprint

Plant a tree. Or four. And ornamental grasses can absorb three times as much CO2 as a typical lawn.
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April 17
Workers from TruNorth Solar install a rooftop solar panel power system on the roof of Sheila and Richard Miller’s house in Golden Valley.

How to solar power your home to lower your carbon footprint

There are more options for boosting solar power at home than you might think, including installing rooftop solar, subscribing to a community garden or simply paying extra to your utility.
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April 17
Jenny Hoops just switched out the old gas water heater in her St. Paul Midway home for a new electric heat pump water heater by Rheem. She’s plannin

Heat pumps can replace traditional water heaters

Tax credits and subsidies are available for this lesser known appliance.
Home & Garden
April 12
Minnesota's only Alcoa aluminum home and one of 24 that exists in the country, can be found in St. Louis Park. The 1950s midcentury was designed by Ch

Minnesota's only Alcoa aluminum home hits the market at $925,000

Built in 1958 by the Aluminum Company of America and designed by renowned architect Charles M. Goodman, the "modernist time capsule" in St. Louis Park is one of only 24 Alcoa Care-free Homes in the U.S.
Home & Garden
April 12
Champlain

Home listings: What $330,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Champlin, Minneapolis and Inver Grove Heights.
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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There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
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April 12
Pictured is Cori McDougald with a hat that says Meat & Potatoes Organizing.

Stuck on spring cleaning? Twin Cities organizing expert shares tips

Cori McDougald has decluttered hundreds of houses in the Twin Cities and has tips on how to make organizing your house less daunting.
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April 11
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That's no eagle: Turkey vultures are the other large birds soaring above

They tilt or rock their 6-foot wingspan as they fly with their wings in a V pattern.
The Good Life
April 10
Bill and Emily Korf, Kitchen Refresh franchisees, meet with a client to choose ways to refresh their kitchen in Stillwater.

6 home improvement projects that give you the best return on your investment

Whether you plan to stay or sell your home during retirement, these improvements pay off.
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April 10
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Looking for a home improvement expert? Here's what you need to know.

These tips will help you find a pro for any project.
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April 5
From food bowls to crates, cat towers to toys, our animals come with a lot of things to make life great for them. That doesn’t mean it needs to be u

Interior design isn't just for humans. There are better ways to incorporate your pet, too.

From installing a faucet over the water bowl to prevent spills to tucking away pet beds in open cabinetry, the latest design solutions aim to make life easier for both pets and owners.
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April 5
AFTER: A living room staged to be bright and fresh.

7 tips for selling a house this spring

Staging experts give advice on the best things you can do to sell your home faster.
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April 5
Brooklyn Center

Home listings: What $209,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
April 5
After a fire forced a remodel of a St. Louis Park home, a family hoped for a footprint similar to their original single-story ranch-style house. At th

St. Louis Park home rebuilt after fire wins Home of the Month with 'midcentury modern vibe'

A St. Louis Park family created a unique home with touches of Japanese and French design and a "butterfly" roof while staying within the same footprint.
Home & Garden
April 4
Phyllis Terchanik’s great nephew holds still for a ‘dee.

Birds land on the hand that feeds them

Have seeds? Have patience? You may be in business.
Home & Garden
March 29
Homeowners of a Tudor in Minneapolis' Lynnhurst discover the house was built with tiles from Ernest Batchelder, the prolific southern California artis

Minneapolis home with tiles by famed California Arts and Crafts artist lists for $690,000

Designer Ernest Batchelder gained prominence for square fireplace tiles depicting nature scenes.
Home & Garden
March 29
Beautiful Gardens

Beautiful Gardens

There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
Home & Garden
March 29
A home in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood features a light-filled library.

Top trends in home design for 2024

From dark academia to coastal grandma, home decorating trends match homeowner personality.
Home & Garden
March 29
Jordan

Home listings: What $500,000 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Farmington, St. Paul and Hugo.
Home & Garden
March 29
Yee Lee, left, and her husband Bryan Johnsen pose for a portrait in the retaining wall feature with a 6-foot waterfall, spiral staircase and bridge th

Champlin duo's massive garden grows into a budding business — and Beautiful Gardens winner

Yee Lee blossoms in her love for gardening while Bryan Johnsen is rooted in his love for building and landscaping.

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Coverage of the latest trends in beautiful Minnesota gardens and home decor.