Front exterior of a Scandinavian style home in Minnesota

There may be no better time in history to own a home that makes daily life feel like being on vacation.

The snow is melting, which means spring parties are just weeks away. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a spring soirée or a special anniversary, events involve a lot of planning.

Homebuyers usually have a long wish list, and it’s a tall order to find everything in one home that will stand the test of time, as families grow and needs change.

  • Mike Sitek of Handyman Matters Twin Cities reminds his clients that an out-of-commission gutter or downspout can lead to erosion, flooding and even roof leaks.

If your closets are brimming with stuff, Anna Braasch of Edina-based Simplify with Anna can help exorcise the demons she calls “delayed decisions.” As you sift through your surplus, “look at each object, decide if it will help you accompl

When you’re in the ninth grade, the idea of starting a business sounds like a brilliant—and completely feasible—idea. Fast-forward a couple of decades and add elements like kids and a mortgage to that once-dazzling plan, and you might have second thoughts.

Art holds a special place in the home, but it can be hard to choose exactly what you want on the wall. The fact is, there are no rules to art. Your walls should be a reflection of your tastes and the things you love.

Moving is rarely a pleasant experience. While it often signifies a brand-new adventure, it can be time-consuming and frustrating, and it requires a lot of patience.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Edina resident Elvi Bankey, who spends up to two months adorning her home with a beautiful display of antique Christmas decorations. Bankey has always enjoyed decorating for the holidays. “It’s a happy time of year,” she says.

Sitting around the dining room table, you’d think Sing and Sk Lo are old friends with Mark Oehlke. And, actually, they kind of are.

If you’re reluctant to host a porch party because your patio furniture is worn or you don’t have enough seating, Cindy Erdall and Deb Peterson, associate designers for Gabberts, can help.