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A kitchen designed by Gigi Digiacomo of Digiacomo Homes, Inc. shows light-colored hardwood flooring, white cabinetry, black countertops and an island surrounded by dark-colored wooden stools.

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...
A kitchen designed by Kate Roos of Kate Roos Design, LLC features all white cabinetry and countertops with a white subway tiled backsplash. In the large window over the sink sit two pink flowers.

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...
A kitchen designed by Nicole Sirek of Partners 4, Design on the 2017 ASID Kitchen Tour. White cabinetry is accented by a blue-tiled backsplash. In the center of the kitchen is a blue-colored island with a white countertop, and is surrounded by blue stools.

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 However, their outdated kitchen...
A kitchen designed by Liz Schupanitz Designs on the 2017 ASID Designer Kitchen Tour that features white cabinetry and hardwood floors. In the center is a blue-colored island with stools surrounding it.

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,...
A kitchen designed by Shelter Architecture on the 2017 ASID Designer Kitchen Tour. Dark wood cabinetry is accented with white countertops and black appliances.

Shelter Architecture

Originally built for an architect who designed the home in 1952, not much had been done to update the home since. Over the past...
A kitchen in Edina designed by Jenn Taft of Engler Studio featured on the 2017 ASID Kitchen Tour that shows dark wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

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...
A kitchen in Eden Prairie designed by Linda Engler and Jenn Taft of Engler Studio featured on the 2017 ASID Kitchen Tour. White cabinetry is accented by a light-colored wood dining table with cream-colored counter stools surrounding it.

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...
A kitchen designed by Larson Design Build, Inc. on the 2017 ASID Designer Kitchen Tour.

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.
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Getting Our Feet Wet: Planting Zones

Tips on how to pick out plants hardy enough to survive Minnesota weather.
Black-Eyed Susans in Long's Garden

Plant Groups

Learn the difference between perennials, biennials and annuals, and which choice is right for you.