Home Maintenance: When To Hire a Pro and When To DIY

When it comes to home improvements, you can often save money by doing it yourself. However, the following projects are almost always best left to professionals. Home additions or major remodels – While the cost savings of undertaking these large projects can be hard to resist, it’s easy to get in over your head. A skilled professional…

Inspiration for Fall Decor

As temperatures cool outside, give your home a cozy makeover with these fall decor ideas. Foliage: Swap out those bright summer flowers with autumnal flora, such as amaranth, mums, eucalyptus branches, and witch hazel. You can also arrange feathers and dried flowers for texture and varying heights. Colors: The color orange is nearly synonymous with autumn, so…

Client Appreciation – Pie Day

I cannot express enough how deeply I value my relationships with my clients. This isn’t just a business partnership, it is a very personal relationship. I get to know their family and friends, what motivates them to want to live in a certain area, and how their life changes over time. We share late night…

Make Space for Schoolwork

Whether your kids are doing school at home full-time or just completing homework in the evenings, it’s helpful to have a designated, organized space for them to focus. Here are some tips on how to create a beneficial learning space. Let in the light. Try to choose a location near windows for natural light. Otherwise, keep…

What Is Grandmillennial Style?

Over the past decade, the millennial generation’s design preferences have leaned more toward modern lines, minimalism and neutral color palettes. However, a new style is emerging that captures aspects of their grandparents’ homes. Appropriately, HouseBeautiful.com coined the term “grandmillennial style” to reflect the blending of typical millennial decor with the personal touches of “Grandma’s house.” What kick-started…

MN Brands For Good, Meet Co-Founder Gina Moore

What made you decide to open this business? AJ and I are friends, business partners and Minnesota moms.  We were inspired by the types of fundraisers our kids were bringing home and found ourselves rarely satisfied with the quality or appeal of existing pressure-filled programs.  We set out to transform and elevate the long-standing platform…

Giving Back

When I made the decision to join Engel & Völkers, their commitment to the community was a major reason. The company supports individual advisors in philanthropic efforts. We believe that our business operations are inextricably linked with a duty to act in a socially responsible way. All around us, there are compassionate actions giving back…

Home Design Shifts Post-Pandemic

In addition to drastically changing daily life for many Americans, the pandemic lockdowns may also lead to a long-term shift in how we think about home design. Extended time at home exposed the shortfalls of some floor plans and increased the urgency to have practical, multifunctional spaces. Look for an increased interest in the following…

Outdoors and On-Trend

An inviting outdoor living space makes time spent in the fresh air even more appealing. Whether you’re supervising kids playing in the yard, enjoying dinner on the patio or talking with friends late into the night, you want a space that’s both attractive and comfortable. Consider these trending designs for outdoor furnishings. Pastel colors: These soft,…