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Is Subway Tile the Pumpkin Spice of the Home Industry?

Posted on September 22, 2016
This fall, it would seem that subway tile is the pumpkin spice of the new home industry! This hot trend can be seen at countless homes on the Fall Tour, though we're willing to bet that this timeless pattern will remain a popular style that transcends the season.
Posted in New Homes

Efficiency Tips with BIG Savings

Posted on September 22, 2016
Heating and cooling account for almost 50 percent of the energy use in a typical American home according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It’s the largest single energy expense for most homes. Whether you rent or own, you can take steps to weatherize your home for little or no expense.
Posted in Green Homes

Remodelers Showcase Cover Family Builds the Lake Life They've Always Wanted

Posted on September 21, 2016
You can tour home #R49 by Sunrise Design and Construction, LLC during the Remodelers Showcase: September 30–October 2, 2016.
Posted in Remodeled Homes

Top Shiplap Looks from the Fall Tour

Posted on September 21, 2016
This fall, you can count on one thing: shiplap is the latest farmhouse fad that's making an impression on the Fall Parade of Homes. Maybe it's the country's obsession with the HGTV show Fixer Upper or the nostalgic appeal of country life that's got us falling hard for this trend ...

Amazing New Renovations at St. Paul Blogger's Home

Posted on September 20, 2016
You may remember Kate Arends and husband Joe Peters from our Spring 2016 Remodelers Showcase magazine cover, where we featured the famous lifestyle blogger's incredible Tudor home in St. Paul.
Posted in Remodeled Homes

Tune in to see more about the Fall Parade of Homes

Posted on September 7, 2016
Get set to preview the Fall Parade of Homes on local TV, radio and newspaper: Tune in:
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes

Parade of Homes Fall Tour Opens September 10th

Posted on September 1, 2016
It was Fall, 1949, when the first Twin Cities Parade of Homes opened for visitors. Back then there were just a dozen or so homes in the brand new community of Edina open to tour.

How Tech is Changing the Future of Home Design

Posted on August 26, 2016
Smart home technology is built right into many new homes today. The home above, featured on our June Artisan Home Tour (#12 by Oslo Builders), had managed lights, audio and security.
Posted in New Homes

Top 7 House Cleaning Mistakes You Should Avoid

Posted on August 25, 2016
With the Fall Parade of Homes right around the corner (Sept. 10th), we hope you'll find your new dream home. If you do, make sure you follow these tips to get your current home ready to sell!

Steps to Transition Your Garden from Summer to Fall

Posted on August 18, 2016
Since we have you thinking about landscaping, here are some excellent ideas to help you get your gardens ready for the upcoming winter from our guest blogger, Savannah Hemmings.

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