Gone are the days of avocado-colored refrigerators, wallpaper, wood paneling and brass fixtures. It’s time for an update and opportunity to freshen up with remodeling. But before you overhaul your home, you may want to reconsider some of those design aesthetics.

Since 1999, local resident Wade Hanson has pursued his passion as a real estate agent. For him, each transaction is about the relationship with his client and comprehending the uniqueness of each home.

When Connie and Phil Paquette built their Woodbury home in 1994, they built with a vision in mind to make it work long after they retired.

This gorgeous arrangement is worth a spot on your overflowing harvest table. For greenery, Tara Carlson of Sweet Peas Floral kept it natural with a mixture of Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and spiral eucalyptus.

The challenge:
Create a space around one simple item, a Monaco natural wood arm chair. Interior designers Sarah Olsen, Jenni Hoeffel and Marsha Anderson accepted our challenge, creating three unique spaces in the same corner of our photo studio.

Owners Ken Burkhardt and Andrew Mikkelson created Homestead Remodeling in November 2011 with a clear idea of what they wanted to do.

The spring home selling season is here, and if you’re going to list, it’s time to start preparing your home.

Finding the perfect gift takes persistence and luck. We asked the owners of three local home décor and design businesses--Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions, Sarah Olsen of Merriment and Roxanne Potter of Pomegranate Designs--to help us find stylish gifts that will enhance any home.

The seasonal holiday store Holiday Bliss reopened this year at Woodbury Lakes, offering high quality Christmas décor, tree trimmings, holiday artwork, table accessories and workshops every Saturday for Tree Decorating 101.

Moving is hard, and making a new house feel like home can take some work. With the help of local designer Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions, one Woodbury family was able to bring the charm of their southern roots to their Powers Lake home.