Twin Cities

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 | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Smart Home Technology, Coldwell Banker, Oslo Builders, International Builders Show, Milkin 2016 Global Conference, Branch Technology, Openarch, Geofencing, Samsung | 0 Comments

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!
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Housecleaning | 0 Comments

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.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, gardening, Savannah Hemmings, fall gardens | 0 Comments

Tips On How to Landscaping Can Add Value to Your Home

Posted on August 18, 2016
As summer is winding down, now is when your landscape should be looking its best. If it isn't, here are some great tips to help from our guest blogger Lee Flynn.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Landscaping | 0 Comments

2016 Home Decor Trends with Staying Power

Posted on August 3, 2016
If you're looking for some fresh ideas to liven up your home, check out these trends from our guest blogger, Savannah Hemmings.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Home Decor, Decorating Trends, Savannah Hemmings, Swanson Homes, Highmark Builders, Gordon James Construction, Bruce Lenzen Design Build, Michael Paul Design+Build, Artisan Home Tour | 1 Comment

The Absolute Best Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted on July 25, 2016
Now that the weather is nice, it's the perfect time to get your homeowner maintenance checklist updated. And while you're at it, mark these chores on your calendar for the coming year.
Posted in New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Home maintenance, Homeowner Maintenance Tips, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities | 2 Comments

Landscape Edging Benefits & Best Practices for Homeowners

Posted on July 20, 2016
As summer hits full tilt in Minnesota, your landscape may need a little attention. Here are some excellent tips about landscape edging from our guest blogger Dean Bjorkstrand.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged Landscape edging, Landscaping, BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Pillar Homes Partner, Stonewood LLC, Dean Bjorkstrand, Landscape Design Minneapolis | 0 Comments

Artisan Home Tour's Luxury New Homes Open Two More Weeks in the Twin Cities

Posted on June 15, 2016
If you missed the Tour's opening last week, you've still got two more weekends to see 21 truly amazing new homes and one weekend (June 24-26) to tour an additional eight luxurious remodeled homes, all open on the Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Artisan Home Tour, Swanson Homes, Michael Paul Design+Build, Hendel Homes, Pillar Homes Partner, Gordon James Construction, Stonewood LLC, REFINED Inc., BATC Foundation, Lee Valsvik, Amy Hendel, John Quinlivan, Katy Baar, WCCO TV, KARE 11, FOX9, Billy McLaughlin, MA Rosko | 2 Comments

Artisan Home Tour Opens Friday with luxurious new homes

Posted on June 6, 2016
Get ready to have your socks knocked off (or at least your shoes*)! This year's collection of Artisan Homes is simply amazing. You'll see Minnesota's best newly built homes and remodeled homes from the top Artisan builders and remodelers.
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Artisan Home Tour, Bachman's, Holiday Stationstores, Home Decor, Minnesota newly built homes | 1 Comment

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