Home Tour showcases city living, green remodeling ideas

If you’re looking for practical and creative remodeling ideas, be sure to check out the upcoming Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour. This year, see how many of the 60 homeowners were able to access affordable financing and adapt environmentally responsible features into their remodeling efforts.

This free, self-guided tour includes 39 Minneapolis homes and 21 Saint Paul homes where owners open their doors to show off their renovation projects (additions, kitchens, bathrooms, landscaping, etc.). Visitors can talk directly with homeowners about their project. At many homes, the project’s contractors, architects or trades people will also be on hand to answer questions.

The tour is Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 5 p.m.

To decide which homes youd like to visit, check out the Home Tour’s website and click on "homes." Printed guides are available at libraries in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and suburban Hennepin and Ramsey counties. You can also get more information by calling (612) 673-5140.

The Home Tour is coordinated by Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program and the City of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development department and co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department, Hennepin County and other corporate and non-profit sponsors. The tour began 22 years ago as a celebration of city living and a way to encourage homeowners and potential homeowners to remodel homes and stay in the city, or even move back from the suburbs.

April 21, 2009

Published Apr. 21, 2009