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Digiacomo Homes, Inc.
One challenge, when designing this 2016 award-winning kitchen, was creating a graceful transition from the home’s existing Arts and Crafts style interior to a...
2017 ASID Designer Kitchen Tour: Kate Roos Design, LLC
A lack of counter space and storage, inadequate lighting, and dated finishes in this turn-of-the-century Victorian kitchen masked its true potential. The homeowners, busy...
Partners 4, Design
These homeowners never need an excuse to throw a party (Hanukkah, Bat Mitzvah, Emmys, Oscars, or just an ordinary Tuesday). However, their outdated kitchen...
Liz Schupanitz Design
With her only child leaving for college, this busy executive decided it was time to remodel her kitchen to suit her love of cooking,...
Originally built for an architect who designed the home in 1952, not much had been done to update the home since. Over the past...
2017 ASID Designer Kitchen Tour: Engler Studio – Edina
Jenn Taft, an interior designer at Engler Studio, had transformed many homes during her career, but this was the first time she focused on...
Engler Studio – Eden Prairie
This traditional two-story traditional home, built in 1994, was remodeled inside and out. The homeowners worked in collaboration with Linda Engler and Jenn Taft...
Larson Design Build, Inc.
Downsizing doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or comfort. When a couple purchased this 1994-era townhome that had never been updated, they hired...
A Look Back at Luxury
Custom homes evolve with trends and technology, as seen through Midwest Home’s Luxury Home Tour. Take a look back into time and explore homes from the past 15 years by lifestyle and relive the luxury.
Watering Your Garden
To water, or not to water? Learn when you should give your plants another round, and when you should cut them off.
Getting Our Feet Wet: Planting Zones
Tips on how to pick out plants hardy enough to survive Minnesota weather.
Learn the difference between perennials, biennials and annuals, and which choice is right for you.
The Scoop on Soil
The importance of soil to your garden, and the characteristics of each type.
Determining Your Soil Type
A couple of easy tests you can do at home to help determine the soil makeup of your yard.
Fertilizer to the Rescue
Organic fertilizers can infuse your soil with essential nutrients plants need for continuous and healthy growth.
The Benefits of Mulch
Mulch gives your plants another layer of defense from unwanted critters and Mother Nature, and provides them with another helping of nutrients.
Raised Garden Beds
The benefits of raised garden beds are many. From better drainage to protection from critters, learn how you can plant one of your best gardens yet.
Each plant has its own sunlight needs. Learn how to decipher each tag for tips on where to plant your flowers.
Vegetable gardens are a great way to eat healthier and save money. Learn how to make the most of it.
Beneficial insects are your garden's natural defense against unwanted critters and diseases.