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What lurks inside the walls when looking for a change of space

Filed in Construction, In This Issue by on May 5, 2017
What lurks inside the walls when looking for a change of space

Many worst-case scenarios were experienced when Kristi and Scott LaRowe embarked on knocking down most of the walls…

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Uncovering the mysteries of Crawl Spaces

Filed in Construction by on August 9, 2015
Uncovering the mysteries of Crawl Spaces

In researching “what to do with a crawlspace,” found under many lake cabins instead of a basement, I learned the best crawlspace is an encapsulated one. In other words, shut the dreaded thing up.

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Home Sweet Guest Suite

Filed in Construction, Design and Decor by on April 2, 2015
Home Sweet Guest Suite

Most people have the “wish list” of areas they would love to incorporate into their home, if only they had more room – a sewing or craft room, man cave, gym space…

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Some Things Don’t Work in the Cold

Filed in Construction by on January 3, 2015
Some Things Don’t Work in the Cold

As I write this article, the outside temperature is cold by anyone’s standards. It is hard enough to get our bodies to work in this cold, and unfortunately there are many mechanical items that don’t want to work in this frigid weather either. As I attempt to go to work this morning, I went out […]

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Finding the Right Professional to Remodel Your Home

Filed in Construction by on December 2, 2014
Finding the Right Professional to Remodel Your Home

One of the best decisions you can make in a home remodeling project has less to do with design or products and everything to do with finding the right professional match.

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Remodel or Move?

Filed in Construction by on December 2, 2014
Remodel or Move?

Your kitchen is small and outdated, but functional. You could use an extra bathroom for your growing family. An open floor plan with additional space does sound wonderful…

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It’s Never Been Easier to Finance Your Dream Home

Filed in Construction by on December 2, 2014
It’s Never Been Easier to Finance Your Dream Home

Financing a “dream” lake home has no big twists or turns compared to financing a conventional home in the city or country. The question is how big is your dream and can you afford it.

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Remodel Mayhem

Filed in Construction by on December 2, 2014
Remodel Mayhem

No doubt, you have aspiring plans of remodeling your home into the “dream” abode of your desire. We all do! And doesn’t it sound simple? Just one wall removed here. An additional room there…

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Composite Decking Options

Filed in Construction by on November 18, 2014
Composite Decking Options

The deck. A place where afternoons are for napping, dinners are grilled, guests are welcome, and drinks are on hand. A deck is the ultimate symbol of summer relaxation… or is it?

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Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

Filed in Construction, Destinations by on October 1, 2014
Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

It’s back to the future for Detroit Mountain. With a touch of nostalgia mixed with new technology and an eye on the future, the four-season, 200-acre Detroit Mountain Recreation Area near Detroit Lakes, Minn….

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