Tag: Home Experts

Q: How can I bring vintage character into my new home?

Filed in Home Experts by on June 1, 2015
Q:  How can I bring vintage character into my new home?

A: Vintage and industrial is a very hot trend. One good thing is the items found in industrial actually work nicely in a vintage setting. Items that you would see in a warehouse or factory…

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Q: What are the pros and cons of gas versus electric fireplaces?

Filed in Home Experts by on April 26, 2015
Q: What are the pros and cons of gas versus electric fireplaces?

A: Gas fireplaces offer the advantage of higher BTUs resulting in the generation of more heat for the space. They also offer real flame, which is highly desirable…

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We just moved into a house that has a lot of oak trim. We’re going to be adding more detailed millwork, and I’m torn between painting all the trim white or going with more oak. What’s the current trend?

Filed in Home Experts by on August 29, 2014
We just moved into a house that has a lot of oak trim. We’re going to be adding more detailed millwork, and I’m torn between painting all the trim white or going with more oak. What’s the current trend?

A: “This is a conundrum for many home owners…”

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Q: We’re moving into our dream home in August. Do you have any tips for moving during the hottest (and muggiest) days of the year?

Filed in Home Experts by on August 19, 2014
Q: We’re moving into our dream home in August. Do you have any tips for moving during the hottest (and muggiest) days of the year?

A: First off, be thankful that you’re not moving on a subzero January day! “All kidding aside…”

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Q: Can I keep using my lake place while it’s on the market?

Filed in Home Experts by on June 24, 2014
Q: Can I keep using my lake place while it’s on the market?

A: Absolutely, says Jon Drews of Keller Williams. In fact, he encourages it. “When you enjoy your property, that markets your property…”

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Q: How can I choose a window that will hold up to the Upper Midwest’s extremes?

Filed in Home Experts by on June 18, 2014
Q: How can I choose a window that will hold up to the Upper Midwest’s extremes?

A: Kermit Nelson at Ottertail Home Center gets asked to recommend the “best window” a lot.

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Q: Are there any appliance finishes that rival stainless steel?

Filed in Home Experts by on June 5, 2014
Q: Are there any appliance finishes that rival stainless steel?

A: “Stainless steel is still kind of tried and true,” says Dan Zierden of Cullens Home Center. “However, one of the more popular colors today is slate.”

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Q: Do people still want formal dining rooms?

Filed in Construction, Home Experts by on May 8, 2014
Q: Do people still want formal dining rooms?

A: Experts Tom Hanson and Kent Hintermeister say no, not in new homes or remodels. “Formal dining rooms are a thing of the past,” Tom says…

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Q: For many people, mudrooms are must-haves. What components make them functional?

Filed in Design and Decor, Home Experts by on April 30, 2014
Q: For many people, mudrooms are must-haves. What components make them functional?

A: Interior Designer Betty Ravnik suggests three key things every mudroom should have…

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Q: How can I be sure I stay on budget during a project?

Filed in Construction, Home Experts by on April 20, 2014
Q: How can I be sure I stay on budget during a project?

A: “The biggest thing is do your planning up front,” says Tom Hanson of Wes Hanson Builders. Take your time, do your homework…

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