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November 6
Holiday mantel decor on display at Bachman’s.

Holiday Ideas House moves to Bachman's Minneapolis store this year

Self-guided tours will follow one-way path and have limited visitors per time slot.
Home & Garden
November 6

Fixing the world one bird feeder at a time

Fixation -- a book with broad application
Home & Garden
November 6
An elegant fixture adds appeal in this dining area.

How to create looks that help your home sell faster

Clean, neutral, well-lit homes appeal to buyers.
Home & Garden
November 6
Home plan: Relaxed and roomy with country charm

Home plan: Relaxed and roomy with country charm

PLAN 1070-33Total sq. feet: 2,013Bed/Bath: 3/ 2.5Stories: 2Garage bays: 2Foundation: Crawl spaceStylish curb appeal meets a relaxed, modern layout in this striking home. The…
Home & Garden
November 4
Andrea DeGaetano, of Household Cleaning Services, is a one-woman cleaning company. While COVID has complicated her work, she forges ahead with the att

Twin Cities house cleaners in pandemic: 'I'm busy sanitizing everything!'

Professional house cleaners have had to change routines to keep clients and themselves safe.
Home & Garden
November 3
This McCoy pottery alligator is worth about $70.

McCoy collector could snap up alligator vase

Q: I am cleaning out my grandparents’ estate and would appreciate your input and value on this vase. It is 9 ½ inches long and 3 ½…
Home & Garden
November 3
A trumpeter swan family floats on a metro lake.

Swans nesting in metro wetlands

Elegant birds are becoming a more familiar sight as they raise their families each summer.
Home & Garden
November 3

Home Inspectors don't have to be old white guys

Take a look around any room full of home inspectors, and you'll notice we look a lot alike. We are almost all white men with a lot of gray hair. It's as if there's an unwritten rule that you have to be an old white guy to be a home inspector.
Home & Garden
October 31
To make room for a mudroom and pantry, the family gave up a formal dining room.

Swedish-inspired makeover transforms modest-sized St. Anthony home

A Scandinavian-inspired remodeling transformed a modest-sized '60s house.
Home & Garden
October 30

Some notes on climate

Not encouraging
Home & Garden
October 30
Fridley

Home listings: What $189,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Fridley, St. Paul and Little Canada.
Home & Garden
October 30
Home plan: Craftsman details with a modern layout

Home plan: Craftsman details with modern layout

PLAN 430-170Total sq. feet: 2,589Bed/Bath: 4/ 2.5Stories: 1Garage bays: 2Foundation: Crawl space, slab, full, walkoutThis standout Craftsman-style home offers rustic curb appeal and a…
Home & Garden
October 30

Tenant charged painting fee for normal wear and tear

Q: I have heard that in Minnesota it is the law that landlords must paint the walls and shampoo carpet between tenants. I just recently…
Home & Garden
October 29

Similarities: Maine and Minnesota birds

Books for each compared
Home & Garden
October 27

Your guide to local woodpeckers

Woodpeckers may annoy you with their hole-making, but it helps other birds.
Home & Garden
October 27
Pileated woodpecker

Woodpeckers may annoy you, but they're helpers in the bird community

While homeowners may not appreciate it, woodpeckers create homes for cavity nesters. Here's a guide to local woodpeckers.
Home & Garden
October 27
Animals, skeletons and creepy home inspection stuff 2020

Animals, skeletons and creepy home inspection stuff 2020

There is zero educational content in this post. It's all gross or creepy stuff we've seen over the past year as home inspectors. Enjoy!
Home & Garden
October 26
SpacecraftingCedarhurst mansion

Historic Cottage Grove mansion with ballroom now on market for $1.95M

Grand country estate with 26 rooms including a ballroom has hosted weddings and afternoon teas.
Home & Garden
October 24
Retired WCCO anchor Don Shelby and his wife, Barbara, built their dream home to be highly energy-efficient and sustainable, while also blending in wit

8 years after building his green dream home, Don Shelby strives to go even greener

The former WCCO anchor and his wife, Barbara, are still looking for ways to improve their home's sustainability.
Home & Garden
October 23
A new island top lightens the kitchen.

Basic builder home in Woodbury now makes personal style statement

After buying a basic builder home, a young family makes it their own.