When it came time to find a new home for their family, Melissa and Jim Scott had two fairly standard must-haves: a neighborhood with kids and a home with plenty of historic charm. So when they saw this 1905 home in a family-friendly south Minneapolis neighborhood
, they knew it was exactly what they were looking for.
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Oftentimes, homes that have been remodeled or re-built from the ground up are glaringly obvious in a neighborhood that has been around for a few decades or more. But that "look at me" kind of remodeling simply didn’t appeal to Karen Kurt and her partner, Joe Butzer. In fact, they wanted nothing more than to blend into the existing 1950’s tract homes of their current neighborhood.
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September 21st, 2010 in Minneapolis
When Jen and Scott Hanson moved into their Orono home in Minneapolis, they didn’t think it needed much improvement. But after three years of dealing with mold and critter infestation, they threw in the towel and embarked on a total overhaul. Luckily, what they ended up with was far better than either could have imagined. ...read full post →
There once was a vacant, dilapidated home in St. Paul's West Side neighborhood. For years, it had been passed over by developers who just weren’t interested in such a massive remodel. It was alone, and it was sad. But then came along an ambitious group of students from Humboldt Senior High School. They saw the poor home’s potential, and decided to make it their own class project.
The brains behind the very unusual idea was Karen Reid, the executive director of the Neighborhood Development Alliance, who issued the proposal after seeing the learning potential behind a crumbling building. She also hoped to get kids invested in the appearance and upkeep of their neighborhood. ...read full post →
Not all kitchen countertops are considered equal. This is especially true, for instance, when it comes to ensuring that a mother of four isn't always cleaning up sticky fingerprints or a baker isn't scrubbing flour out of a counter's natural cracks and pockets. No, choosing a countertop is as much about personality and purpose as it is about elegant finishes and the perfect color. Here are five homeowners that allowed their lifestyles to lead them to the kitchen countertop that was just right for them:
#1 – Barn-Wood Rustic
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