Each year, the Artisan Home Tour offers you the opportunity to see the most exquisite new homes on the market. Each is crafted to embody the latest in design and construction, from demonstrating bold new trends to presenting a rich traditional aesthetic. We asked our amazing sponsors to show us their latest and greatest when it comes to trends for today’s homeowners.
More than a Lumberyard
Marvin Design Gallery by Shaw/Stewart
Shaw/Stewart Lumber Company has been providing quality products and creative solutions since 1886. Combine the legacy of Shaw/Stewart Lumber Co. with the craftsmanship of Marvin Windows and Doors and the result is Minnesota’s premier showroom. We think excellence is always a top trend, so when you’re ready to select windows and doors, please join your contractor to visit our Marvin Design Gallery. You’ll see the latest offerings from Marvin with their top quality, design, and craftsmanship, and have support from our professional design staff. Our displays are set in realistic vignettes designed to help you imagine the possibilities for your own home. As a homebuyer or remodeling customer, you can depend on Shaw/Stewart to be the trusted source to provide quality products, responsive service, and creative solutions for your project.
Trending: Better Products Through Technology
Enjoy the classic aesthetics of wood but without the frequent maintenance and cost to maintain it. AZEK® Exteriors’ portfolio of siding, made from completely rot-resistant engineered polymers, mimics the look of natural wood but delivers far superior performance in durability, resistance to moisture damage, and enduring beauty. Design is in the details, and with AZEK’s full line of trim and moulding profiles (also rot-and-moisture resistant) you can complement the home’s exterior with beautiful accent pieces that maintain the image of pristine craftmanship around windows, doors, rooflines, and more for years and years to come. When you choose AZEK, you choose long-term value as all AZEK siding, trim, and moulding products are backed by a lifetime limited warranty that covers rotting, splitting, splintering, peeling, and warping.
Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Whether you’re starting a renovation or building your dream home, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is here to help every step of the way. Whatever your favorite trend, we offer a vast selection of plumbing, lighting, and appliances from today’s top manufacturers, beautifully showcased in our state-of-the-art showroom. Our product experts have years of industry experience and can help you decide just what products will function for your needs all while showing off your own personal style. From industrial refinement to art deco to modern classics, take a look at our trend-setting catalog to get started. Then stop by for one-on-one consultation and the best customer service you’ll find anywhere.
Bold and Beautiful!
Fireside Hearth & Home
Artisan Homes call for the extraordinary — and our Stellar line of fireplaces are just that. Stellar combines bold creativity and advanced technology collaboratively with your vision. These showstopping, custom fireplaces can be configured in so many ways, from 4 to 22 feet wide and up to 6 feet tall, in single-, two-, three-, or four-sided. You can create an amazing focal point for your home, both indoors and out. Whether you’re looking for a unique room divider (like this three-sided pier), a traditional wall mount that’s anything but ordinary, or a midcentury modern free-standing beauty, Stellar will create the perfect aesthetic.
Stone — A Classic Trend
Homeowners have embraced granite and stone as their countertop of choice for years. The warmth and beauty of natural stone simply can’t be beat, and when you shop Granite-Tops, you’ll find a huge selection of slabs to ensure you find one that’s as unique as you are. Even better, you can begin shopping right from the comfort of your couch. Use our online viewing and digital layout options to see the unique characteristics in color and pattern of every slab and then preview how each would look in your own countertop layout. Our top trends: individualism and convenience through technology!
Your new favorite spot at home
One of today’s hottest trends in homes is minimalism — focusing on function, flow, and simpler ways of living. Learn more on our blog. And, one of the tenets of minimalism is integrating space and light. Our new Skycove does that beautifully. When you’re ready to embrace nature with a place that’s livable, cozy, comfortable, convenient, and well-suited for a wide range of activities, consider adding Skycove to your home. Its clean lines and uncluttered aesthetic are both dramatic and elegant, perfect for the new minimalist aesthetic.
Brought to you by our 2021 Artisan Home Tour sponsors.
Written by Wendy Danks
Wendy Danks (wendydoodles.com) has had a career-long love affair with the Parade of Homes, spending the last 20 years as its marketing and communications director. Recently retired, she now has time to spend on her other great love, writing.