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Incorporating “Greige” in Your Home

Neutral colors are popular in design, as they allow the greatest flexibility with your furniture and decorations. Recently, there has been a shift from beige to grey in popular paint color. Or sometimes even a combination of the two: “Greige”. The adjective greige actually has origins from French and Italian words meaning “being in an unbleached un-dyed state as taken …

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Painting the Ceiling – Tips to Get Started

One overlooked area for color in a room is the ceiling.  Why not switch it up and try something new like painting the ceiling?!  Adding color to a ceiling can breathe some new life into your room and add dimension and depth.  Below are just a couple helpful hints to get you started. Dark colors.  Rich, deep colors can help …

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Add a Little Country to Your Home

Here in Minnesota, you don’t have to travel far from the Twin Cities to find agrarian areas and an abundance of farm land.  This industry is one of the many reasons Minnesota and the Midwest is a great place to live.  Rural life is generally a life of hardworking individuals with hometown values.  Not only that, but it comes with …

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Are you stressed? Make Your Home a Relaxing Oasis!

Work, children, and/or family responsibilities keep us busy and on-the-go much of the time.  Our homes are a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.  The last thing you want to do at the end of a long day is come home to a disorganized home.  Follow a few simple guidelines to keep your home calm and …

Man Cave Ideas – Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about the new man cave you want.  No, you need.  Yes, the weather is warm and you won’t be indoors, but that is why it is the perfect time!  If you start planning now, by the time next winter rolls around, you’ll have a new space to hibernate.  Here are a few …

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Tips for Building Outdoor Kitchens

Spring, summer, and fall are all lovely seasons to spend quality time outdoors with family and friends.  If you have the resources, an outdoor kitchen may be an amenity to consider for your home. There are a multitude of ideas to fit your wants and needs, but don’t forget to be practical with your design.  Here are a few tips …

Make the Best of Multi-Generational Living!

A new trend in custom home building is the incorporation of multi-generational housing.  It is becoming more and more common for aging parents to move in with their children and their families.  Your family is important and you want everybody to feel comfortable and at home.  Here are some tips and things to consider when building a home for multiple …

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2013 In-Home Lighting Trends: Statement & Sculptural

One trend you may have noticed this year is statement lighting.  It could range from a bold chandelier or another piece that looks like art. Either way, these lighting fixtures come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They are generally detailed and create a different focal point in your room. The great part about light fixtures is that they can …

Make Your Yard an Oasis – Landscaping Ideas!

The outdoors to a true Minnesotan is like peanut butter to jelly.  The warmer seasons are a great opportunity to clean up our yards and show off our landscaping creativity.  Read on for some ideas and tips to get your creativity ignited. Add a splash of color.  Instead of all your plants being green, add some brightly colored flowers.  Perhaps …

Reasons For a Bedroom Fireplace

Believe it or not, May is only 8 days away.  Although we really need the moisture, the snow and cold may be getting old!  It is days like this that make us just want to curl up and take a nap in front of the fireplace.  We were sold at nap, but in case you like to play devil’s advocate, …