The application deadline to recruit or nominate a home for the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is January 21. Already 30 homeowners, neighborhood representatives, contractors and architects, have signed on and tour organizers have a goal of 50 homes. The Tour, in its 23rd year, takes place April 24 and 25, 2010.
The show exists to display what people can do to adapt and expand existing homes, so they can stay in the city rather than moving out to gain more space. It is a nice way for home remodelers to get feedback on what they've done to improve their homes. And it's a good way for enthusiastic homeowners to promote their neighborhoods in case people are looking to move into the city.
Need ideas for remodeling? Many of the participating Minneapolis
and Saint Paul
homeowners on this tour have mentioned gaining a few of their own ideas from previous tours.
For more information on the tour and a nomination form, see www.MSPHomeTour.com. Early submissions will be visited before then, and others may later be recruited for geographic and other kinds of balance.