Jun 28
If summer has you itching to revamp your style or your place, then a tour of local boutiques on a beautiful day is the perfect fix. There are amazing shops right here in the cities that showcase fabulous accents and ideas. In my opinion, there’s no better way to find inspiration and that special something. Below are my favorite spots for awesome furniture, knickknacks, jewelry, home goods, and more in the Twin Cities area.
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May 28
Make every evening or weekend spent at home this summer feel like a getaway by revamping your home’s outdoor living areas. Upgrading your porch or patio is relatively easy and inexpensive, and the payoff is huge. With the right setup and additions, you’ll soon find yourself spending as much time as you can outside, whether you’re enjoying your morning coffee or a festive soirée.
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May 19
It’s Spring! Buy the Fresh, Foraged & Local Now that winter has passed, we can start enjoying some delicious, fresh produce—some of it is even grown right here in the Minnesota. You can find these local edibles at the co-op, farmer’s market, and even on the forest bed. Shopping local goods not only gives you the freshest produce, it also supports local businesses and reduces the carbon footprint of your fridge. Act fast to scoop up some of these totally seasonal, totally local treats!
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Mar 27
This February it was a treat to learn that JP&CO has yet again received a “Best of Houzz” award from Houzz.com, an awesome home building, remodeling, and decorating website with more than 16 million monthly users. Read on to learn more about the award and our awesome online portfolio.
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Mar 22
See What We Did with a 1950s Rambler for the Remodeler's Showcase, Spring 2014. Our newest remodel is on display Friday through Sunday (March 28 – 30) in Edina, and it’s definitely worth the trip.
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Jan 05
Just like the rest of your home, a child’s bathroom should be updated for safety. As much as designing a bathroom for kiddies can be fun, at JP&CO we believe that safety should always come first. Beyond the cardinal rule of never leaving your child in the bathtub alone, there are a number of pointers that can help to keep bath time fun and safe. From slip-prevention tactics to water temperature, here’s what you need to know.
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Dec 27
Teardowns are a great option for anyone looking for a truly personalized design in the neighborhood they desire. Increasingly, families and retirees are turning to this method for the home of their dreams with all the benefits of living in an established neighborhood. When it comes to teardowns, there are certain preliminary steps necessary to find the perfect lot for bulldozing and building anew. Let JP&CO help walk you through these components.
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Dec 17
Whether you’re considering building on a snug city block or a spacious suburban spot, there are certain elements to consider when searching for the perfect lot for your new home. Since helping our clients to find the perfect lot is part of what we do here at JP&CO, I thought that I’d share some of our most important tips for finding a location that works for your budget and your dream home—a lot that you’ll love.
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Nov 29
The chalkboard has graduated from the classroom and is quickly becoming a fun and surprising new addition to the home. With the advent of chalkboard paint, this reusable matte surface has been reborn, with functional and enjoyable uses popping up daily. And did I mention that a lot of these great new uses for chalkboard paint are perfect for hosting? You may just pick up a trick or two for this holiday season!
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Nov 17
Backsplashes have come a long way since square floral and vegetable motifs. It’s a pleasure to explore the sheer variety of ideas out there for the walls surrounding the kitchen counters and cabinets. I’m a big fan of backsplashes because they offer a dash of personality while improving the functionality of your kitchen. Take a look at these eye-catching backsplashes for some great inspiration.
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Nov 12
No space is too small when it comes to designing a special area for your child to learn and explore. Once you’ve decided on the perfect spot for your playroom, consider some of JP&CO’s handy ideas for a more child-friendly, useful, and happier room.
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Oct 30
We spend a shocking amount of money on household cleaners, and these items aren't necessarily the most effective or the safest for our health. Learn how to save money and reduce the use of dangerous chemicals in your home with this awesome guide to making your own household cleaners. It's really easy—I promise!
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Oct 23
A well-designed kid’s room is equal parts fun, safety, and functionality. I’ve always enjoyed designing and decorating children’s rooms because they offer the chance to be playful and bold. Your kid’s room is a place for sleep, quiet, and comfort, but it can also be a place for games, learning, crafting, imagining, and so much more. An easy, inexpensive, and low-risk way to improve the mood and comfort of your child’s bedroom is with a new area rug. Learn how to select the best one for your home.
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Oct 08
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Have you heard of the small house revolution? Families who join this movement are actively trading in their large homes for miniature ones, and they’re actually enjoying it too. And I do mean miniature—in an article published last year on cnn.com, many of the new homes enjoyed by tiny living homeowners were as small as 200 square feet.
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Sep 27
I wanted to send out a quick reminder that the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase begins today. Doors open at 12 pm today (Friday) at our home in Minneapolis (R39). For a fun start to the weekend, come to our swanky opening night event from 5 pm – 7 pm, featuring a designer tour and hors d’oeuvres. Showcase also runs this Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm.
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Sep 26
Check out all the picture of our latest project on houzz.com. The home will be open to view this weekend so stop by! Parade of Homes details are here.
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Sep 24
If you haven’t taken a look yet, allow me to introduce you to R39, our most outstanding work to date and the star of this fall’s Showcase weekend. You’ve got three days (Sept 27-29) to see what happens when gorgeous design and incredible energy-efficiency converge under one roof.
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Sep 19
For the first time in JP&CO history, we have the opportunity not only to show off a brand new house during Showcase, but also to help one lucky family discover their dream home. That’s because this beautiful and incredibly energy-efficient home (R39) is also for sale!
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Sep 17
With Showcase weekend around the corner, we wanted to give design lovers and dream home seekers a chance to sneak a peek of the innovative work we’re revealing this Showcase season. Our newest and brightest (R39) merges the comfort and classic aesthetic of New England’s Cape Cod style home with an impressive dose of modern functionality. This start-from-scratch tear down was completed in a neat 11 weeks. And did we mention it’s on the market?
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Aug 30
It's Showcase time again! Check out JP&CO's listing on the Parade of Homes website or stop by a holiday stationstore to pick up a Remodelers Showcase guidebook. Look for us on page 35 and 48. For a fun, designer-guided start to Showcase, join us on Friday evening 9/27 at our home (R39) for an exclusive opening night event. Hope to see you over the weekend. More details to come.
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