The Kitchen is the New Living Room

Kitchens are rarely quiet, impersonal rooms. They are spaces where tastes and aromas, friends and family, work and relaxation collide. The kitchen has earned its reputation as the most important room in the home because it functions as the hub of daily life. From your first cup of coffee to your midnight snack, your kitchen […]


Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before a Kitchen Remodel

You may have 100s of questions for your contractor and that’s great. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you like. But which questions are crucial when comparing and vetting potential contractors? How can you be sure that you are hiring someone trustworthy, transparent, committed, and capable?


Lake Harriet Interior Design and Home Renovation Project

Matt and Maile had been looking for the right house for a long time. Maile was pregnant with their first child and they were eager to prepare a home before their daughter’s arrival.


Your Twin Cities Home Winterization Checklist

Your Twin Cities Home Winterization Checklist Twin Cities residents brave the coldest metropolitan temperatures in the continental United States. If you live here, you’re already hardier than most, and you don’t let a sub-freezing afternoon keep you cooped up. But that doesn’t mean you have to shiver your way through winter.


Designing a Home You Love With Repurposed Antiques and Heirlooms

Have you ever ogled a vintage wooden toolbox at a flea market, but just couldn’t figure out what to do with it?


Why Work with a Lighting Designer?

How many times a day do you flip a light switch? Reading in bed? Applying makeup at the vanity? Working at the kitchen table? Entertaining friends in the dining room? We take for granted how often — and how seamlessly — we move between environments, adjusting the light with a flick of a finger.


8 Lies Home Renovation Reality Shows Tell (Plus One Truth!)

Are you addicted to home renovation reality shows? You’re not alone. Who doesn’t like to fantasize about an easy home renovation that only takes a weekend and delivers perfectly finished results (complete with clean sheets and fresh flowers)?

5 Home Security Upgrades for Every Budget

5 Home Security Upgrades for Every Budget

Home is the last place you want to feel insecure. Your home is your safe haven. Your place to relax with loved ones away from the worries and stress of the world beyond your walls.