Twin Cities Home Events This Weekend

ASID Kitchen Tour

This 16th edition of this tour will showcase outstanding metro kitchens created by the American Society of Interior Designers. Sixteen kitchens of private homes feature the latest design and remodeling trends. Meet the designers as well as guest chefs with samples of restaurant fare. Walk away with fabulous ideas, great prizes and more! Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 10
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM both days.
Price: $15 - $25
Call 612-336-9296 for more information.

Remodeled Home Tour

This weekend will finally bring about the Remodeled Home Tour a self-guided, one day tour of recently remodeled homes in South and Southwest Minneapolis. The tour was created so people could get the chance to observe high-quality home construction and remodeling trends in these historic and trendy neighborhoods. The contractors who worked on the projects will be available to meet with tour guests and answer questions.

Large and small projects alike will be prominent in the tour. Examples of how even small changes can make a big difference in a home will be showcased in this tour. Most of the homes will be older, having been renovated to meet the needs of modern occupants. However, there will be a few examples of new homes which have been constructed in such a way as to blend into the older neighborhoods. Green remodeling methods and features will also be presented in the Remodeled Home Tour as well.

The first tour was in 2006, beginning as a grass-roots idea to bring a wider segment of the community together to show how 19th and early 20th century homes in Minneapolis are transitioning to the modern lifestyle and culture of today’s homeowner. The Remodeled Home Tour has been successful each year it has been held, raising thousands of dollars for local neighborhood organizations. In 2006, just under $1,200 was raised for the Fulton, E. Harriet, Lynnhurst, and Linden Hills neighborhoods.

The net proceeds from this year’s tour are being donated to Rebuilding Together Twin Cities. An affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has been preserving and revitalizing homes and communities since 1997.

In addition to the homes tour guests will discover a wealth of local neighborhood information along the tour. The Remodeled Home Tour is a great way to explore beautiful remodeling in wonderful neighborhoods.

The tour happens on Sunday, August 10th, 2008, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Tickets cost $8 in advance and will cost $10 on the day of the event. You may purchase tickets on line at the website or at Great Minneapolis Real Estate, located at 54th and Penn Ave.

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