Sales & Events Guide for March 13-19

by Jahna Peloquin | Image: Courtesy Bachman’s

This week’s shopping and style highlights include an urban farmhouse trend showcase, a home improvement and design expo, and tips for green basement remodeling:


  • Bachman’s Spring Ideas House: Learn how to incorporate urban farmhouse trends into your home at Bachman’s new-fashioned farmhouse Spring Ideas House, which showcases seasonal trends for the home and kitchen. March 15-April 15 @ 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, tickets are $5, benefit the Minneapolis Institute of Art and available at 612-861-7311 and
  • “Norwegian Textiles, Furniture, and Design: Past & Present”: ASID designer Christine Frisk will be giving a presentation on Norwegian textiles, furniture, and design, as part of the ongoing exhibition, “Oleana: From Dream to Fairytale Reality.” 10:30 a.m. Fri., March 17 @ Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis,; $10 guests, $5 members; RSVP at or 612-871-2211
  • Home Improvement & Design Expo: Get expert advice and services from more than 150 painters, remodelers, interior designers, contractors, and financial and landscape professionals during this expo, plus take advantage of free interior design consultations, programs on solar power for the home, flooring and bathroom trends, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., March 18 @ Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S.​, Shakopee,; tickets are $6 at the door or free with non-perishable food item
  • Green Basement Remodeling: Learn how to design and plan your basement redesign while incorporating sustainability and popular “green” basement features and products during this free informational session hosted by Castle Building & Remodeling. All attendees receive a certificate for $100 remodeling design and planning services at the Natural Built Home Store. 10-11:30 a.m. Sat., March 18 @ the Natural Built Home Store, 4020 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, register @ 612-767-3739 or @
  • Seed-Starting Workshop: Get a jump on the season by starting vegetable and flower planting from seed during this free seed-starting workshop hosted by Gertens, featuring tips on lighting, heat mats, starting media, trays, and more. 10 a.m. March 18 and 25 @ Gartens, 5500 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights, 651-450-1501; register at
  • Remodeling Seminar: Avoid the biggest kitchen and bath remodeling mistakes during this remodeling seminar presented by Crystal Kitchen + Bath, plus tips on budgeting, storage, and design trends. 9-10:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. March 18 and April 8 @ Crystal Kitchen + Bath, 3620 Winnetka Ave. N., Crystal,, RSVP at 763-544-5950 
  • Spring Parade of Homes Showcase: Get decor ideas at 481 new homes during the annual Spring Parade of Homes event, which showcases the latest in floor plans, interior design trends, furniture, finishes, and “Smart Home” technology. Events include wine and cheese tastings, seminars on green design trends, the art of downsizing and interior design styles. Admission is free except for a $5 donation to tour four high-end Artisan Dream Homes. Noon–6 p.m. Thursdays–Sundays from March 4–April 2 @ various locations; free guidebooks at Holiday Station stores or go to
  • Honeyshine Spring Sale: Refresh your space at this annual spring sale at the Linden Hills home goods store, which is offering 50 percent off storewide. March 11-19 @ Honeyshine, 2720 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis, 612-377-7300,
  • Spring Sales at ROAM: Save 20 percent off all Cassina and Cappellini furniture, plus save 15 percent on all Le Corbusier, Reaction PoetiqueFlos, Tom Dixon, Kartell, and Pablo furnishings and lighting during ROAM Furniture & Lighting’s spring sale. March 2–16 @ 2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6465,



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