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Reclaimed wood a new trend for high-end homes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Reclaimed lumber is among the most environmentally friendly building materials because, as any 12-year-old can explain, recycling is good for us and the planet.
 
Many homeowners perking things up with new shingle colors

Many homeowners perking things up with new shingle colors

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Many homeowners these days are shunning monotone roofs of brown, black and gray and perking things up with color — blues, reds, purples, greens or combinations of those hues.
 
Time to downsize? Decluttering experts can help you start

Time to downsize? Decluttering experts can help you start

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Professional organizers help older adults downsize and relocate. They are experts in helping people who are maybe a bit overwhelmed with things.
 
A century ago, W. Garner Bee created Grand Boulevard

A century ago, W. Garner Bee created Grand Boulevard

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By 1917, it was clear W. Garner Bee’s plan for an upscale neighborhood just east of the city was going to succeed, perhaps beyond his expectations.
 
Woodworkers show to feature functional, artistic creations

Woodworkers show to feature functional, artistic creations

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Two hundred years from now, John Olenik expects his mahogany armoire will attract attention during a futuristic auction. The armoire — “A fancy name for a dresser,” Olenik says — is built to last.
 

How to decide which piano is best for you

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Shopping for a piano can be overwhelming because the range of prices for a new one can be anywhere from $2,500 all the way up to $2 million. Add in used pianos, and the price range expands.
 
Murphy beds convert multipurpose rooms into sleeping quarters

Murphy beds convert multipurpose rooms into sleeping quarters

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The clients came to interior designer Laura Casey with a space dilemma: They did not want to give up the guest room in their suburban home, yet they needed a place for their child to play.
 
Color your outdoor world: Bright hues add flair to deck, patio furniture

Color your outdoor world: Bright hues add flair to deck, patio furniture

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Earthy hues that blend into the landscape tend to dominate the outdoor furniture market. Understated woods, metals and cushions are easy-to-incorporate neutral elements. But outdoor spaces also offer the chance to be more adventurous than we are inclined to be indoors.
 
Room at the top: Couples convert attic spaces into cozy quarters
MINNEAPOLIS

Room at the top: Couples convert attic spaces into cozy quarters

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
At the end of the day, it’s easy for two Minneapolis couples to retreat to a quiet sanctuary. All they have to do is climb stairs that lead to the attic.
 
‘Breaking the rules’ can create ultimate, comfortable master bedroom

‘Breaking the rules’ can create ultimate, comfortable master bedroom

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
“Since bedrooms are all about self-expression and comforts,” designer Brian Patrick Flynn says, “you can break the rules as much as you want.”
 
Winter is ideal time for healthy pruning

Winter is ideal time for healthy pruning

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
Shrubs, trees and perennials are peacefully dormant, slumbering away winter’s cold day. Their sleepy state is the perfect time to give them a dose of good health — pruning to remove diseased, dying, dead, dangerous, broken, rubbing or crossing branches.
 
When kids move out, empty nesters can renovate to get dream house

When kids move out, empty nesters can renovate to get dream house

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
David and Elizabeth Shanks are among the many couples who have decided to keep the houses where they raised their children, remodeling them into their dream home.
 
Home library remains handy retreat for reading, low-key entertainment

Home library remains handy retreat for reading, low-key entertainment

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
With the advent of tablets, cellphones and e-readers, could the book-lined home library go the way of the formal dining room? Not a chance, designers and retailers say.
 
Expert offers tips on reupholstery; slipcovers easy alternative
Grand Forks, N.D.

Expert offers tips on reupholstery; slipcovers easy alternative

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
John Nordine says he does everything from A to Z as far as upholstery is concerned. The first thing people need to know before they decide to update a piece of furniture is whether the piece is worth the work.
 
Playroom decor can be fun for tykes, functional for family

Playroom decor can be fun for tykes, functional for family

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV. But some parents want the play space to reflect their design aesthetic.
 
 

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