• Rustic Ranch: Kitchen Reveal
    Cabinets,  Countertops,  Flooring,  Home Accessories,  Home Remodeling,  Kitchen Planning,  Kitchen Renovations,  Tile,  Trends

    Rustic Ranch: Kitchen Reveal

    This beautiful rustic ranch home is nestled back into a picturesque wooded farm setting just outside of Fairmont, MN. Privacy and nature are found in abundance here at the rustic ranch. Spectacular wildlife views can be had looking out the huge picture windows that spans the entire back of the home. This energetic family of five saw the beauty of the property and the potential of the home seven years ago when they settled in.  Fast forward a few years to 2019 when the family decided to take on a whole house renovation, including a spectacular kitchen makeover by yours truly! I’m so excited to share some of the behind-the-scenes…

  • Trimont Fall Tour of Homes

    2018 Trimont Area Women Tour of Homes—November 17th

    by Deb Williamson Last month, I talked about how much fun the Minneapolis Parade of Homes was and the new home trends that were on display. This month, I’m excited to tell you about an opportunity to take a look at some beautiful local homes and help support a great women’s non-profit organization raise money for educational and community projects. The Trimont Area Women have been hosting a fall tour of homes since the mid 90’s. The tour started as a fun endeavor for women in the community to raise money for different projects and activities including back-to-school backpacks, roller skates for local schools, teacher’s wish lists, high school scholarships,…

  • Minneapolis Parade of Homes
    2018 Minneapolis Parade of Homes,  Countertops,  Home Remodeling,  Kitchen Renovations,  Parade of Homes

    2018 Minneapolis Parade of Home Trends

    by Deb Williamson If you had the opportunity to visit Minneapolis last month you may have noticed bright yellow ‘Parade of Home’ signs all over town. Maybe you were even fortunate enough to tour a few of those homes, where you would have seen some beautifully designed spaces, efficient floor plans and current home trends. If you didn’t make it up for the tour, I’d like to share some of the highlights with you today. Floor Plans Floor Plans were magnificent! Open, airy and functional come to mind when describing the homes on the Minneapolis Parade of Homes. Most front doors opened into inviting foyers showcasing oversized light fixtures leading…

  • Countertops,  Home Remodeling,  Kitchen Renovations

    Countertop Options for Today’s Kitchens

    by Deb Williamson If you’ve done any shopping for countertops lately, it won’t take long for you to realize that your options are endless. From high-end quartz and granite, to natural marbles and soap stones, to inexpensive high-definition laminates…… countertop options flood the kitchen remodeling markets. So which countertop is right for your kitchen? My top pick for countertops is Cambria quartz. Quartz is rated 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness (diamond is 10) making it the most scratch-resistant and durable surface available. Cambria quartz uses the clearest white crystals which results in stunning designs with impressive coloring and dimension. Cambria countertops never need sealing, polishing or reconditioning and…