KITCHENS Minneapolis (55419) Kitchen/Remodel

Depending on your perspective, planning a new kitchen can be an adventure or an endless trek through rough terrain. The key to planning is to “know thyself,” including your habits, preferences, and entertaining style. Then you can design a space that works for you. Consider these questions before you plan your new kitchen: What is…

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Has COVID put a hold on your summer parties and family gatherings? You’re not alone. We’re all learning as we go, and trying to figure out how we can get together while staying as safe as possible.   These tips will help you navigate some of the major areas of concern.     Check the…

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  I thought it would be great to talk about kitchens as we get ready to move into fall. Our main article talks about the first questions I typically ask anyone who is interested in a kitchen remodeling project. Kitchens are much more than just cabinets and countertops. Kitchens really are the heart of the…

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How appropriate that we talk about home technology this month. First, I am typically the last person to ask about new technology. If there is an issue and the technology is not working, it happens to me first. I can’t count the number of times I have had a problem, only to have someone come…

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  Today, our houses are filled with smart devices and digital assistants. You can ask Alexa, Siri, or Google to do almost anything, from finding your favorite playlist and adjusting the volume of your speakers to giving you news updates and weather reports, setting timers and reminders, and controlling your security systems and smart appliances.…

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You wouldn’t leave the doors and windows unlocked in your home. Likewise, you need to secure your connected devices and systems. If hackers get in, they can steal your personal information, turn off your security system, and more.   Let’s look at ways to increase the security of your system and tighten up the privacy…

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This month we have some great information on multi-generational living: “Tips for Living in a Multigenerational Home” and “Can Multiple Generations Live Together Under One Roof? Absolutely!” After our experiences with the Covid virus, living in high rises or dense housing raises a number of questions. I am working with a client who is interested…

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LIVING SPACES Stillwater (55082) Living Room/Remodel

You figured out the spaces where your extended family can sleep and work and store their gear. But how are you actually going to live together?   Here are some tips on how to make a multigenerational household function smoothly.   Finances Money is the primary cause of so many conflicts. Before you launch your…

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Are you thinking of inviting your parents to live with you? Maybe your adult children are planning to move home after graduation or while they’re between jobs. Families across Minnesota and the country are creating multigenerational households. Even before the 2020 pandemic and employment challenges, families were choosing to live together to save money, build…

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CREATIVE DETAILS Maple Plain (55359) Details/Remodel

Spending time outdoors this summer is going to be all the sweeter after weeks of social distancing. Listening to the birds while sitting on the deck will feel like a vacation. Many people are using this unexpected stay-at-home time to take stock, and dream about what they will do when life settles. If a deck…

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