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Classic Design Styles

What makes a style classic or timeless?  More importantly, how can you design your home so that it gives you the essentials for long term living? Trends come and go, but classic, timeless design is always present.  At Homes by Tradition, we custom design each home to be as each homeowner imagines.  Some choose to select unique, bold features for …

Must-Have Items for the First Few Nights in your New Home

Moving day has finally arrived!  After packing box after box, who knows where everything is? Whether your belongings are in-route to the new home, in storage, or all delivered and ready to unbox, take some stress out of moving by being prepared for the first few nights in your new home. Although it’s no sunny beach vacation, packing as if …

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Decorating Tips for your New Home

Now that you are in your new home…what’s next?  It is time to start thinking about your furnishings and décor!  Moving into a new home is always exciting, but odds are, you may need to do a little updating to your existing décor to go with your new home.  A perfect excuse to do some shopping!  One of the many …

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Custom Home | Prior Lake – Entry #283

The Spring Parade of Homes is finally here and we have a stunning custom rambler home available to tour!  This traditional ranch inspired home is located in the beautiful development of Grey Fox Estates in Prior Lake, MN.  With 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, this walkout rambler sits on over 3 acres of land with plenty of yard space.  An earth …

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Vaults & Ceiling Designs

When most of us think about the ceilings in our home we see white and flat.  Incorporating vaults  and ceiling designs into your home can add unique character and instant appeal. The perfect design varies depending on the room and feel of your home. Here are a few ceiling options to think about for your home: Box Vault – A box …

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2016 Design Trends

Is building a new home one of your New Year’s resolutions?  Or perhaps you plan on renovating your existing home?  As we continue our way into 2016, watch for some newly trending features to add to your home!  Here are a few design concepts we expect to become more popular in 2016: Soft, muted color palettes – Farewell to bold …

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Holiday Entertaining & Decorating Ideas

November is flying by, which means the holidays are right around the corner!  Time to stuff ourselves at Thanksgiving, shop Black Friday deals, and enjoy all of the Christmas and New Year festivities!  Holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate.   If you are one of the lucky ones who is hosting your family for the holidays, here …

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Kitchen Design Trends

With today’s open floor plans, the kitchen in your home has become a focal point.  Large, open kitchen designs are being designed to fit each homeowner’s style in new construction and renovation projects.  Here are some kitchen designs that are trending throughout the housing market: OPEN SHELVING Most homeowners have closed off cabinets that hide their dishware and kitchen items.  …

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Fireplace Surrounds: Styles & Materials

The sky is the limit when designing and selecting materials for your fireplace. Establishing details starts in the very beginning of the build process.  Decisions such as; fireplace unit, hearth height and depth, mantel design and surround materials all affect the design.  Here is an assortment of designs and materials we love, ranging from modern to traditional:  LIMESTONE (Traditional) This …

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SPOTLIGHT: Custom Home | Prior Lake

This 4,921 square foot, 3-story home has stunning views of upper Prior Lake.  Custom tailored to its new homeowners, it’s the perfect blend of sophisticated glam and modern chic.  With gray, black and white tones throughout, unique features were incorporated in each space to distinguish from the rest. KEY FEATURES: 3,906 sq. ft. (4,921 with basement finish) 5 bathroom (6 …