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What’s the Story: July edition

The solar panels are being installed... How appropriate that we talk about home technology this month. First, I am typically the last person to ask about...
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Hey Siri! How can I make my home smarter?

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock   Today, our houses are filled with smart devices and digital assistants. You can ask Alexa, Siri, or Google to do almost...
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Is your smart home a playground for hackers?

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock You wouldn’t leave the doors and windows unlocked in your home. Likewise, you need to secure your connected devices and systems. If...
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What’s the Story: June Edition

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...
LIVING SPACES Stillwater (55082) Living Room/Remodel

Tips for living in a multigenerational home

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...
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Can multiple generations live together under one roof? Absolutely!

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...
CREATIVE DETAILS Maple Plain (55359) Details/Remodel

Dreaming of Deck Time

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...
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What’s the Story: April Edition

When I signed off last month, no one really knew where we were headed with the COVID-19 virus. Now, 30 days further into the pandemic in the United States, it...
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Plant a tree on Arbor Day

Each April, people celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree. Trees not only add beauty to neighborhoods, they add oxygen and remove pollution from the air, provide habitats for wildlife,...