Tasha Schultz in her living room at her home in Falcon Heights.

Hate old 'brown furniture'? Young Twin Cities designer proves it can look fresh

A young designer puts her own fresh spin on old "brown furniture."

Before & after: 'Dated' North Loop loft gets state-of-the-art kitchen and bath

Clean lines and a black-and-white palette updated the kitchen.
Restaurant designers update their own North Loop loft home.
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$1.95M Minnetrista home is car lover's dream with 16 garage stalls, plus 'safari room'

December 9
The ceiling was handpainted to evoke open sky.
Handcrafted home is car lover's dream, with garage space for 16 vehicles, plus a "safari room" and custom dog suite.
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Tasha Schultz in her living room at her home in Falcon Heights.

Designer tips for finding and decorating with vintage furniture

Designer Tasha Schultz shares her tips for shopping vintage and incorporating pieces into your home: • If vintage furniture intimidates you, start small with accessories…
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Home plan: Modern style home has indoor-outdoor areas

Walkout basement provides more bedroom space.
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Home listings: What $465,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Buffalo, Eden Prairie and Woodbury.
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Tenant charged for keys that were returned

Tenant wrongly accused of smoking.
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Even small energy-efficient updates in your home can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

How to save money with energy-efficient home upgrades

From LED lights to electric cars, the market for energy-efficient investments can feel overwhelming and oversaturated. Fortunately, there are a few home improvements you can…
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December 10
Three-toed woodpeckers pry off flakes of tree bark to find insects.

Woodpeckers enjoy varied diets

They don't find all their food underneath bark.
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December 10
The majority of three-face pieces seen are reproductions, and collectors sometimes have trouble telling the new from the old.

It's hard to tell if face glass pieces are fake

Q: I have a small number of three-face pieces that were given to me after they were found in a box after a death in…
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December 10

Foil dryer ducts: code-approved?

Foil dryer transition ducts are allowed by code and by some clothes dryer manufacturers.
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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December 8
Christmas enthusiast Kevin Milton, right, with his husband, Bill Emery, and their dog, Maximus, in their holiday tree-filled living room. The themed t

Extreme Christmas lover packs more than 40 trees into his modest Mpls. house

A fervent Christmas fan squeezes 42 festive themed trees into one modest Minneapolis house.
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December 7

Home listings: What $389,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

Edina Built in 1955, this four-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,859 square feet and features three bedrooms on the main level, three fireplaces, including one in…
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December 6
A sampling of books to help you shake up your home decor.

7 books to help you shake up your home decor

Ideas for refreshing your space with found objects, live plants and a bit of glam.
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December 6
Home plan: Farmhouse details with modern touches

Home plan: Farmhouse details with modern touches

Plan 1067-5 Total sq. ft.: 2,510 Bed/Baths: 4 /3 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab or full The porch steals the show in this…
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December 6
A table for two: the 36-inch round Bistro Table from Bend Goods ($800-$940, bendgoods.com).

Find a dining table perfect for your needs and space

Designers share insights on how to find a dining table that's ideal for your home's seating needs and space.
December 6
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Tables from Pikka

Old doors – many from western China – get new life as Minnesota-made tables

Pikka Design Co.'s wood tables are repurposed from old Chinese doors.
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December 6

Should I turn off the circuit breaker to my AC for the winter?

Shortly after posting our fall maintenance checklist this year, I had a reader contact me to let me know that I may have missed an important fall maintenance item.
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December 3
A blue jay packs corn kernels into its throat pouch.
Photo by Jim Williams

Blue jays are fast-food experts

These birds, known to some as "feeder pigs," use a throat pouch to load up with seeds.
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December 3
This is a Japanese interpretation of a German design. Tribune News Service

Collecting: Mad Hatter tea set likely a copy

Q: My mother passed on to me the tea set shown in the attached photographs. It is marked "Shofu China." It is in mint condition…
December 2
Dan Jandl/Duluth VisualsAerial view, home in Duluth

Duluth's most expensive listing is $1.8M home designed for entertaining

House includes Italian-inspired wine room big enough for a dinner party, with separate entrance.
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November 30
Home of the Month: an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, built behind the owner's Minneapolis duplex in the Longfellow neighborhood.

Minneapolis duplex owner builds mini house for himself in the backyard

Ready to downsize and move back to the city, a Minneapolis homeowner built a sleek little house behind a duplex he already owned.
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November 29
DIY holiday craft ideas blogger Erin Francois at her Minneapolis home.

3 easy DIY holiday decor ideas from a Minneapolis style blogger

Three festive crafts from local style blogger Erin Francois that you can make yourself.