Despite its frigid reputation, Minnesota is actually a viable place to employ photovoltaic, solar energy technology.
The Kenney family wanted the perfect lake home—and after a few false starts, they got what they were looking for.
Deephaven-based Charles R. Stinson Architects is known for design that is respectful of the surrounding environment and tied to the landscape.
Heather Strommen, owner of the historic Excelsior home Mona Bina, which means home for all—and author of its eponymous blog, Sweet Shady Lane—is offering a fresh take on home design: On her website, visitors can purchase a curated vignette box filled with home accent pieces hand-picked by Strommen.
According to Carol Carey, executive director of Historic Saint Paul, “Heritage preservation is viewed more as an elitist activity and less as a celebration of what individuals in less affluent communities have built.”
What should you look for when choosing a contractor? Loren Schirber of Castle Building & Remodeling has 25 answers to that question. On the Castle Building website (castlebri.com) under the education center tab, click on “Video, Links and Documents” and you will find a detailed discussion of what makes a good contractor. Marty Schirber, Loren’s father and founder of the company, wrote the article. He begins by making sure you aware of the obvious: get several bids and use someone who is licensed and insured.