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The Little Jewel Box

Posted on September 3, 2015
An oversized tree branch, decorated by the kids and covered in colored yarn, hangs proudly in the family room of the Peterson’s house.
Posted in New Homes | Tagged Infill Construction, Minnetonka MN, Minnesota, Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, Feature Family, Parade of Homes Cover, Fall Tour, 2015 Parade of Homes, Fall Showcase, 2015 Fall Showcase, New Construction, New Home | 0 Comments

Before & After: Great Bones and a Lot of Potential

Posted on August 26, 2015
This home had great bones and a knock-out layout, and a young family with the vision to see its grand potential.
Posted in Remodeled Homes | Tagged Plekkenpol Builders, Before, Feature Family, Home renovation, Minneapolis, Remodeling, Twin Cities Remodeling | 0 Comments

6 Things to Know Before Buying Your First Home

Posted on August 20, 2015
With the Parade of Homes opening in three weeks, our guest blogger, Savannah Hemmings, put together these tips to consider about buying your first home. Keep them in mind and then plan to tour starting September 12th in the Twin Cities to find #YourDreamHome!.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, New Homes, buy vs rent, home mortgage, Trulia, buying a home | 0 Comments

The Ins and Outs of Exposed Brick Interiors

Posted on August 18, 2015
Love the look of exposed brick? So do we, as you can see in the photo above from Ispiri's 2015 Artisan Home Tour (photo by Landmark Photography). Our Guest Blogger David Glenn explains how to reclaim and maintain vintage brick walls.
Posted in Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, exposed brick walls, Home Decor, Ispiri, Landmark Photography | 0 Comments

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the KARE 11 Backyard

Posted on August 11, 2015
It's hard to believe it's been a whole year since we (we meaning BATC and it's panoply of amazing partners) finished the KARE 11 Backyard. Check out the KARE retrospective video here.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged KARE 11 Backyard, BATC, Southview Design, Eric Perkins, Bobby Jensen, Patti Clifton, Tim Johnson, Karen Filloon | 0 Comments

Bedroom Makeover Ideas and Tips

Posted on August 6, 2015
Your bedroom — it's the most personal space for most of us. Here are some tips from our guest blogger Sofia Lewis to give your bedroom a lift.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Home Decor, Bedroom decor trends, Parade of Homes, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Sofia Lewis | 0 Comments

Make Your Entryway a Welcoming Space

Posted on July 30, 2015
Creating an inviting welcome to your home (like the one above from the 2015 Artisan Home Tour by Hanson Builders) is easier than you may think. Here are some great tips from our guest blogger David Glenn.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Home Decor, Parade of Homes, Artisan Home Tour, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, BATC, David Glenn, Great Neighborhood Homes, Kootenia Homes, Creek Hill Custom Homes | 0 Comments

Three Stunning Attic Room Design Ideas

Posted on July 27, 2015
Need some extra space? Maybe that dusty attic can help. Here are three interesting ideas from our guest blogger Sofia Lewis.
Tagged Home Decor, attic renovation, Sofia Lewis | 0 Comments

Victorian Elements in Modern Bathrooms

Posted on July 23, 2015
Tired of the sleek zen look in baths? Then these delightful tips to make your bath a grand Victorian retreat are for you from our guest blogger Derek Lotts.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Victorian Inspired Bath, Home Decor, Derek Lotts, BATC, Parade of Homes | 0 Comments

Wash Your Windows Like A Pro!

Posted on July 21, 2015
Who doesn't want sparkling clean windows, especially during the height of summer when the trees are lush and the flowers in bloom. Here are some great tips and a couple of recipes from our guest blogger David Glenn, to help you see clearly from inside your home.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Marvin Windows and Doors, Window Cleaning, David Glenn | 1 Comment

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