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Owner’s Suite Features – Create Your Own Oasis!

Your owner’s suite is your very own getaway to escape from the outside world.  Have you put more effort into your living spaces, children’s room, outdoor areas, etc. and maybe neglected your owner’s space?  It’s time to start thinking about what YOU want and create your dream owner’s suite!  Here are five features to think about when designing your new …

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Inside Scoop: DESIGN TRENDS | 2018

Spring is almost here, and that means it’s time to freshen up your home and get ready for what the rest of the year has in store!  While you start making your list of things to do, why not incorporate some fresh new design trends?  There are a variety of ways you can incorporate new trends in your home whether …

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TILE TRENDS | 2018

Are you building a new home or looking to update one of your existing spaces?  Tile is a great material to look into!  Tile has been around for centuries and comes in all shapes, sizes and designs. You can even change your look by selecting tiles in different materials like ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass.  We’ve asked our friends …

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Best of Houzz 2018 – Homes by Tradition

We are excited to announce that Homes by Tradition has won “Best of Houzz” 2018 for Customer Service for the third year in a row! This award is chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. We are so pleased …

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Custom Home Photos 2017

The New Year has us reminiscing on the custom homes we built in 2017. Spread throughout the south metro of the Twin Cities, each home built was truly a custom design with unique finishes! Here are photos from a few of our favorite 2017 custom homes. Stay tuned for some amazing homes coming up in 2018. We are looking forward …

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Master Planned Communities: Building Custom vs. Pre-Designed

Guest post by Gary Ashton – Realtor | RE/MAX Advantage The investment in a new home typically ranks as one of the largest in a lifetime.  If you’re looking at master planned communities, whether it’s the purchase of your first home or forever home, choosing to build a custom home is often a better deal versus buying a pre-designed home. …

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Furnish Your Home: 7 Home Decor Resources We LOVE!

Whether you are updating your existing furniture pieces or are moving into a new home and starting from scratch, having the right resources is key to making furnishing your home a fun and rewarding task.  Some of the most common stores for home décor include:  West Elm, Pottery Barn, Arhous, CB2 and Restoration Hardware.  Our Designer, Danielle Matthies, has let us …

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Inside Scoop: Our Favorite Spaces

If you had to choose one spot in your home to spend your time, where would it be? Your home is filled with spaces you use on a daily basis, but which one is your favorite? Check out how each member of our team answered below! Dean Nelson | President  – “A sunroom offers tons of natural light with floor to …

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Must-See Artisan Dream Home #127

While mapping out your Fall Parade of Homes route, you do not want to miss our Artisan Dream Home Entry #127!  Nestled on a beautiful 2.6-acre property in the newly opened Reverence neighborhood in Lakeville, MN, this classic-meets-modern design will leave you inspired.  Your eyes will be treated to a smart combination of bold, architecturally rich details with modern conveniences, …

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Mood Boards: Pulling it all Together

Decorating a space in your home can be challenging.  Where do you begin?  How do you make everything look good together?  Our Designer, Danielle Matthies, has let us in on her creative process and how to use mood boards to help pull it all together.   To help inspire you, we’ve put together three different mood boards for an industrial styled …