Bathroom Remodels: What Minnesota Homeowners Need To Know

When it comes to renovations, the bathroom is often the most overlooked room in the house. Make this the year you tackle that bathroom remodel in your Minnesota home, giving it a complete design makeover.

Whether you’re just adding a new coat of paint or updating the entire design with a new vanity and tub, a bathroom remodel is an exciting home project. To avoid costly mistakes, it’s important that you stay organized and on track from start to finish. Use this checklist to help you make smart choices and ensure that your bathroom renovation goes as planned.

1. Design and Plan

Once you’ve made the decision to remodel your bathroom, you’ll need a solid idea and plan for the design. Without a clear picture of what you want your bathroom to look like when the renovation is complete, you may run into mistakes that cost you money and time.

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Design: Here’s how to think about decorating your living room

Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)

The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.

But the American living room has changed a lot in the last two or three decades. In today’s homes, we see less and less the idea of a formal living room—aside from older homes or exceptionally large homes, where square footage and budgets are of no consequence. For the rest of us, lifestyles have evolved, and formal living rooms are things of the past.

Today’s living room has morphed into a grouping of several different rooms into one. The living room, dining room and kitchen have

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Blotter: Man arrested in connection with September shooting at Village East Apartments | Blotter

The Denton Police Department responded to a shooting around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the 2600 block of Mingo Road. Several callers reported hearing seven to eight gunshots fired and officers found several shell casings in the parking lot. The report says they also found blood at the scene.

A woman was later dropped off at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Marcus Danta Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Marcus Danta Smith

Other reports

700 block of East Sherman Drive — Two unknown burglars broke into a smoke shop early Thursday and took vapor juice, according to a police report.

Officers were dispatched after an alarm sounded off at Gigi’s Vapor and Smoke Shop around 5:22 a.m. The report says police reviewed surveillance footage and saw two suspects. One person threw a rock at the glass door, causing it to shatter.


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Six house-warming hacks to help keep the heating bill down

Experts have revealed the top six house-warming hacks to help keep the heating bill down.

As the temperature drops outside, the annual question arises – when is the best time to put the central heating on?

However, interior experts at have shared these tips before you fire up the radiators:

Shut the blinds and windows

Many people get complacent over the summer months and forget to shut them – go round the house and make sure that no cold air is getting in anywhere.

If the sun is shining in the daytime then make sure curtains and blinds are open to let the heat in, but ensure that you shut them in the morning and the evenings to give yourself that extra bit of warmth.

Close off unused rooms

Unused rooms can be taking in a lot of heat, as well as increasing the amount of cool breeze flowing

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