Twin Cities

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 | 0 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 | 1 Comment

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

Smart Homes, the Future is Now

Posted on June 3, 2016
I remember the first Smart Home I saw was at the International Builders Show in the mid 1980s. Wow, have things come a long way since then, and are continuing to evolve every day.
Posted in Dream Homes, Green Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Smart Home Technology, Home Security, Carol Evenson | 2 Comments

Spring Cleaning: May Homeowner Maintenance Guide

Posted on June 1, 2016
It's time for spring homeowner maintenance! Here is the perfect checklist from our guest blogger Savannah Hemmings.
Posted in Dream Homes, Green Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Homeowner Maintenance, Spring Cleaning, Savannah Hemmings | 1 Comment

How High End Furniture Saves you Money in the Long Run

Posted on May 20, 2016
If you bought your dream home during our Spring Parade of Homes, or are just ready to make some changes to your furnishings, here are some recommendations about choosing top quality furnishings and why they may be your best bet from our guest blogger Lili from
Posted in Dream Homes, New Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Artisan Home Tour, Paul Schatz home Furnishings, home furnishings | 0 Comments

Security Tips to consider when Remodeling

Posted on May 16, 2016
It's that time of year when remodeling turns from dreaming into reality. Here are a few excellent tips about ensuring your security during a remodeling project from our guest blogger Sara Anderson from Five Star Locksmiths in Melbourne.
Posted in Dream Homes, Remodeled Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Remodeling, security tips, Five Star Lockmiths | 4 Comments

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