Homes

Couple puts Minnesota on the national design map with HGTV show Stay or Sell

When Brad and Heather were contacted by a production company for HGTV in September 2016, they thought it was an advertising pitch and immediately said, “No, thanks.”

For some Maple Grove homeowners, their master bedroom and bathroom were in dire need of renovation, structurally and in spirit.

The glorious sun has finally broken through the clouds to stream through the windows and reveal … dust. “We’ve been inside for six months of winter. Spring is about dusting,” says Brent Ashley, owner of MaidPro.

At 24, David Vinje was building his own home on the weekends. Now, with over 11 years in the business, Vinje transforms the suburban homes of others in Minnesota.

Call it a reckoning of the season. When the drab of winter softens into the pastel of spring, some home repair or maintenance might be in order. There’s something about spring that makes a homeowner take a second look at things, especially from the outside.

With up to 150 vendors, The Home Improvement & Design Expo is the place to be for anyone looking to remodel their home or build their dream home.

Relocation manager Tammy Chevalier and relocation director Liz Parker are the masterminds behind real estate franchise Keller William’s relocation department. “We started the department four years ago in May of 2013.

My Mobile Agents is a Maple Grove-based real estate company, created by Caprice Ayau, that allows you to connect with agents both online and offline. We talked with Ayau to learn more about the small, innovative company.

Between shopping for gifts and cooking food for the family, decorating the house for the holidays may seem impossible in such a short span of time. But with a little instruction and lots of materials, anyone can create personal decorations for their home.

Rhonda Engle will tell you that her business selling reclaimed barn wood is life-giving. The showroom at Rustic Revival Barnwood is filled with weathered white, tawny and red planks rescued from farmlands across Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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