Lake & Home Designer Profile

July 20, 2021

July/August Issue

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July 6, 2021

Post Covid everywhere you look there are ‘now hiring’ ads and signs. The common job descriptions list up to 5 must-haves with up to 5 characteristic traits. I wonder if the people who apply go to look at the ad and think – “I don’t fit one of those five so I can’t apply.” How…

Creative Home Market

February 18, 2021

I would say 70% of the prospective clients say this upon entering our showroom: “You have all of this”? Yes, yes we do. We have 100% of the materials and design elements you need in order to build or renovate from top to bottom. Except for the globe firepits that we get multiple calls on…

Outdoor Experience

September 22, 2020

Starting at the first sign of spring when temps get above freezing until the last of the leaves have fallen we are busy with landscaping projects. Specifically, retaining walls on lakeside properties with the gorgeous beams of natural stone. Pelican Lake Existing stairs and wood retaining walls were torn out of this property. A lakeside…

Made In America

May 20, 2020

I bet you didn’t think our country as we know it could get anymore confusing. We read about the different sides, left or right, and we get so caught up on which side we belong to that we forget the origins of our country and what we overall stand for. What our sides, both of…

Stone From the Outside In

September 23, 2019

We all love our Midwest roots even though we only get to comfortably experience the outdoors for 5 or 6 months out of the year (if we’re lucky). Because of this, I feel like we do what we can to bring the outdoors in with us during those dark, winter months. I’m not saying we…

Sunshine in the Shade

May 2, 2019

Even though we are just starting to welcome the warm spring sunshine I have already started to think about ways to shield myself from those strong rays.  Especially in the rarer areas in Minnesota where the natural shade will take a good 20 years to grow in order to work you have to get creative…

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