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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Posted on September 30, 2014
Mirrors are great additions to your home decor, but did you know they can improve safety too? Thanks to our guest blogger, Mitchell Zeal for sharing these thoughts.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged mirrors, Home Decor, Mitchell Zeal, Parade of Homes | 0 Comments

New floorplan is smart solution to “one-butt” kitchen

Posted on September 23, 2014
Many people assume that in order to gain more storage, workspace, and comfort they need to add on. But in many cases the answer isn’t a bigger space, it’s a more efficient space!
Posted in Remodeled Homes | Tagged New Spaces, R28, Fall 2014 Remodelers Showcase, Parade of Homes, Kitchen Remodel, Functional Kitchen | 0 Comments

Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Home

Posted on September 18, 2014
Fall all has arrived, so can winter be far behind? As you dream of your gorgeous new Parade of Homes model or which of our remodelers is right for you, make sure your current home is as efficient as possible (and help lower your energy bills).
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Xcel Energy, Energy Efficiency, Heating Costs | 0 Comments

6 Easy and Pocket-friendly Tips for Landscaping Your Yard

Posted on September 15, 2014
With our backyard focus during this fall's Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase, we thought these tips from blogger Millie Rainer were worth sharing.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase, Landscaping, Millie Rainer | 0 Comments

What's Your HERS??

Posted on September 11, 2014
Do you know what R40 means? How about the difference between blown-in insulation and batts? Can you explain how geo-thermal works or what the big yellow sticker on a forced air furnace really means?
Posted in Green Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, MN Green Path, HERS Score, RESNET, Xcel Energy, Green Path Energy Tour, Green Path Home Performance Report | 0 Comments

Fall 2014 Parade of Homes Features Outdoor Living

Posted on September 3, 2014
The 2014 Fall Parade of Homes opens this Saturday, September 6th, at noon. With almost 400 new homes located across the Twin Cities, you're sure to find #YourDreamHome! (Please tweet about your Parade of Homes visits using our hash tag!)
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes | Tagged Parade of Homes, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, KARE 11 Backyard, Holiday Stationstores, Personal Designer Home Visualizer, MN Green Path, Green Path Energy Tour, Xcel Energy | 0 Comments

Amazing Makeovers: The Backwards Bungalow

Posted on September 3, 2014
Ridge Creek Custom Homes is the mastermind behind this adorable two-story rebuild in St. Louis Park. The original home was just a pint-sized bungalow, but the empty-nesters had grand plans for the quaint estate.
Tagged Backward Bungalow, Ridge Creek Custom Homes, Rebuild, remodel, Amazing Home Makeovers, Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase, Home Makeover | 0 Comments

Enter Our Backyard Sweepstakes!

Posted on September 3, 2014
The iconic KARE 11 Backyard was looking a little tired in its old age - after all, the space was built almost 30 years ago. That's where BATC (the organization that produces the Parade of Homes) came in.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged KARE 11 Backyard Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes, KARE 11 Backyard, BATC, Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase, MN Home Tour | 0 Comments

Make your Home Look Big and Spacious, Five Things to Consider

Posted on August 22, 2014
by guest blogger Sophia Mann
Tagged Home Decor | 0 Comments

The Benefits of Home Renovation (Interior & Exterior) Before You Decide to Sell

Posted on August 5, 2014
We love these tips from our friends "across the pond" and found they are quite appropriate to Minnesota homeowners too. So if you're looking for a good remodeler, just click on the Remodeler link on our home page! by Guest Blogger Luke Peters
Posted in Remodeled Homes | Tagged Remodeling, Crystal Kitchen Center, Stratton Creber Countrywide Estate Agents Camborne | 0 Comments

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