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DESIGN&LIVING THE RED RIVER VALLEY’S GUIDE TO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN.

MAGAZINE

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014

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HOMES

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DESIGN & LIVING

CONTENTS

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FLAVORFUL KITCHENS

Learn the secret recipe to create a fabulous, one-of-a-kind kitchen.

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HOME & GARDEN SHOW Get the scoop on this year’s Red River Valley Home & Garden Show and hear from the guest speaker, HGTV’s David Sheinkopf.

44 BUILDING A DREAM

These three custom-built homes show that a dream home comes in all sizes, styles and budgets.

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36 KITCHEN PRODUCTS

There’s a lot that goes into a quality kitchen. We hunted down some products to give you some inspiration for your next remodel.

See what local products you can find in this season's trendiest shade of smoky navy and Mykonos blue.

COMING UP Catch our March/April issue to see alternative styles of living, from hip downtown condos to low-maintenance and 55+ living.

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Purchase Refinance New Construction


PUBLISHER DESIGN & LIVING

Home Sweet Home

T

o me, a new year is a new opportunity to look at my home environment with fresh eyes and figure out how to create my own personal dream home. Each year my ambitions change, but overall the goal is always to make our home more functional, organized and comfortable. For many busy moms like myself, the kitchen is the room that we spend the most time in and can be by far the most complicated to improve. So for this issue, we set a goal to go local and find some of the most interesting and best built kitchens to reveal their secret recipes for success. Since the kitchen style often determines the style and features of the rest of the home, we thought this room was a great place to start.

When we discussed what homes we wanted to feature for this issue, one sentiment we wanted to portray is that dream homes come in all shapes, sizes and budgets. With that thought in mind, we contacted three local builders that we knew were great at catering to specific needs and budgets. Whether you're a first time home buyer, looking to upgrade or hoping to finally build that dream home, we give you an in-depth tour of three very different local builds. With eight amazing issues planned for this new year, we hope you will join us in supporting the local designers, architects, builders and everyone who makes up this great industry. We deliberately strive to mention and credit all involved with the products and homes that we showcase, and we hope you will take note of these local craftsmen for your own projects. Please enjoy this issue and make sure to visit us at the HBA Home and Garden Show in February!

TRACY NICHOLSON Associate Publisher tracy@spotlightmediafargo.com

A WARM HOME is a welcome sanctuary during these bleak and sometimes frigid winter months. I can’t help but utter a sigh of relief and thankfulness when I step inside and close my front door to the negative 30 degree windchill outside. Since most of our time is spent indoors this season, it’s nice to design a home that is pleasing and functional. Especially when it comes to the kitchen. Most would agree that the kitchen is the most-used room in the house, and it must fulfill all sorts of uses — from professional cooking and entertaining to housing family meals, all while acting as a thoroughfare to the rest of the house. Luckily, in this issue you’ll find plenty of inspiration to create a kitchen that meets all of your needs. You’ll also see some fabulous custom-built homes for a variety of homeowners, some inspirational kitchen products, and a look at this season’s trending color for the home. In this new year, Design & Living is moving to new heights, and I am, too. This is my last issue as an editor at Spotlight Media, but I promise the magazine will continue to inspire you toward a perfectly splendid home.

Josie Eyers, Design & Living Editor

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DESIGN & LIVING MAGAZINE

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 Design & Living Magazine is a free publication distributed eight times a year. Our mission is to showcase all that the Red River Valley has to offer in terms of interior design, architecture and landscaping, and profile the people that make these possible. We also strive to provide a quality and fun reading experience and improve the way of life in our community. The publication is mailed to homes across the US and has stand distribution throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. PUBLISHER

Spotlight Media LLC

PRESIDENT

Mike Dragosavich

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR EDITOR ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER ART DIRECTOR

Andrew Jason Josie Eyers Tracy Nicholson Andy Neidt

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Andy Neidt, Sydney Schermerhorn, Sarah Geiger, Mike Dragosavich

CONTRIBUTORS

Norah Kolberg, Tracy Nicholson, Josie Eyers, Carlita Dietz

COPY EDITORS

GENERAL MANAGER WEB DEVELOPER

Josie Eyers, Candice Grimm, Norah Kolberg, Sarah Tyre, Tracy Nicholson, Andrew Jason, Meagan Pittelko, Joe Kerlin Brent Tehven Nick Schommer

ADMINISTRATION

Erika Olson

SALES MANAGER

Paul Hoefer

MARKETING/SALES PHOTOGRAPHY

Tracy Nicholson, Paul Bougie, Dennis Britton J. Alan Paul Photography, Norah Kolberg, Josie Eyers

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J. Alan Paul Photography

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HBA EDITORIAL DESIGN & LIVING

Home & Garden Show welcomes HGTV’s

DAVID SHEINKOPF The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is preparing to roll out over a mile of red carpet for its 53rd annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show. By the time February comes knocking we are all ready for a bit of spring, right? By Carlita Dietz

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show has offered consumers a chance to come out in a climate-controlled venue, stretch their legs and view the latest from the building industry as well as vendors offering art, food, furnishings, yard and garden accessories. Some show stoppers to check out: Fittingly inside the home of NDSU’s championship football team, you will find Bison-themed items including pool tables and games from Hot Springs Spas, stained glass art from Studio Renaissance and green and yellow cabinetry from Showplace Kitchens that all display “Bison Pride”! Techies can check out the best in sound and electronics at Site on Sound and TrinSpin Customs. Fargo Garage Floors & Doors will feature a “smart” garage door opener that can be controlled from a mobile phone or the Internet. Hot Springs Spas has a wireless, weather-proof television monitor that is part of a hot tub and can withstand rain, snow and the frigid cold of North Dakota.

Q&A Of course, the biggest show stopper will be David Sheinkopf from HGTV’s “Design on a Dime.” He will help solve design dilemmas, covering painting tips and tricks, proportion in your home, designing your home with things you already have, and making sure you always have the right tool. We asked Sheinkopf a few questions regarding his visit.

What can attendees expect to learn from you at the Home & Garden Show? “People can learn to trust themselves. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to design. With a

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nudge in the right direction, anyone can create an environment that they feel comfortable in, and feel comfortable having guests enjoy!”

What is the benefit of coming to see your presentation in person versus turning on the TV to watch a home improvement show? “Coming out to see me at the Home & Garden Show means YOU can have a one-on-one with a designer and builder. Bring in your photos or floor plans and let’s discuss what design dilemmas you have. It will be an environment of sharing and seeing that all people have the same issues when it comes to design and understanding your home. I run an interactive

seminar and value the Q&A part of it. Some folks are shy when it comes to asking questions, but if an attendee asks a question, the answer I give can be relevant to many.”

What is one tip you often give people getting ready to embark on a new home improvement project? “Research! The internet is an incredible tool for learning. Do the time and you will come out stronger. After you have solidified your design, go out to various shops and market places to get samples. That is also the key. You need to touch and get tangible with the choices you have made for your home.”


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HBA EDITORIAL

CARLITA DIETZ Dietz is the 2014 president of the HBA of F-M’s board of directors. She serves as vice president of Jay Dietz Construction, Inc., and has been a realtor since 2000, with licenses in both North Dakota and Minnesota. She and her husband, Jay, live in Mapleton, ND, and have three children.

Home & Garden Show

NEED TO KNOW When: Feb. 21-23 Where: FargoDome Platinum Sponsor: Accent Kitchen & Bath Save Money: Discounts will be given on the $8 admission price through a $1-off coupon or by attending during 2-for-1 hours, 3-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

What About My Kids?: There will be a managed

daycare for the kids so your children can have fun while you shop.

Get Involved Beforehand: Share what you hope to see at the show using #homesweethomeshow on Twitter (HBAFM), Facebook (HomeShowFM) and Pinterest (HBAFM). For more information about Sheinkopf, visit davidsheinkopf.com. For show details, visit hbafm.com.


FLAVORFUL

KITCHENS By Josie Eyers and Tracy Nicholson

Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography

THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF A HOME, and designing the heart of your home is a demanding task. The recipe for a great kitchen has two main components: style and functionality. We showcased five kitchens that have cooked up some flavorful styles and sustaining functionality. Each kitchen features a few vital ingredients that season the rooms to the unique taste of the homeowners.

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MODERN

SPACE

IN A PERFECT EXAMPLE of form versus function, this sleek and contemporary south Fargo home defies small spaces with an open layout and tons of hidden storage. Built by Nick Meyer Homes, with features and cabinets by Showplace Kitchens designer Joe Chouinard, this design proves that bigger is not always better.

GOAL: Create a useful, more compact space that focuses on details and storage, but maintains a clean, open and modern look.

LARGE ISLAND: This large island is multi-functional as the largest source of hidden storage. With underneath storage on both sides and even hidden handles on the stool side, it transforms a small kitchen into a compact and highly functional space. Painted Maple in white is used to offset the darkness of the cabinets and the coolness of the metal accents.

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COUNTERTOP: Hanstone Coral Mist Quartz creates a large, sleek workplace framing in the granite sink. GRANITE SINK: This nine-inch depth Blanco Espresso granite sink from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery creates an earthy ambiance combined with the sleek countertop. Why granite? It doesn’t scratch or chip easily and is also known to be better insulated.

PANTRY: This pantry is unlike anything we’ve seen. Nick Meyer Homes created this barn-inspired door with a track system for the entrance of this pantry located right off of the kitchen. When open or closed, this industrial detail creates the illusion of your very own wall art installation.

DRAWERS: These espresso-finish maple drawers from Showplace Kitchens feature smoothbearing glides and softclose doors. The best part? Look inside and it reveals a drawer within a drawer. Extra deep drawers allow for pots and pans, while the hidden drawer helps keep organization in check.

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BACKSPLASH: Look closely and you will see an artful mix of natural stones, cut to size and stacked in thin layers to create this unique backsplash of mixed tones. This is a great way to give the space a custom look while keeping it affordable.

"Contemporary can get so sterile-looking, so we opted to get our warmth through the deeper tones of wood and stone." -Nick Meyer


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ULTRA

CONTEMPORARY

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THIS ULTRA CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN is the focal point of the modern makeover for this 1970’s ranch style home in north Fargo. Homeowners J.P. and Jill McDonald were inspired by contemporary architecture they had seen while working in Germany and traveling in Thailand. Designer Bill Tweten with Western Products gave them just what they were looking for in this modern, functional kitchen.

CABINET DOORS: These bi-fold lift doors framed by stainless steel covers keep the cabinet doors up and out of the way for convenient dishware access.

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GOAL: Bring the outdated kitchen up to speed and create a lighter, modern design.

Some people call it cold, I call it clean. It’s modern, but it’s not crazy modern.” -J.P. McDonald. 21


KITCHENS DESIGN & LIVING CABINETS: The horizontal lines of the bamboo wood cabinets from Western Products with raisin stain add a streamlined look. The cabinets feature an European style frameless construction, built of solid wood.

HARDWARE: The sleek stainless steel hardware mimics the horizontal lines of the bamboo wood, unifying the modern, streamlined look.

AUDIO: The audio equipment from Arctic Audio is stored in the kitchen bar, with easy access from both the kitchen and living room. The sound system is controlled from an iPad, along with the heat, electricity and TV.

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FIREPLACE: Tweten gave the original fireplace a major face-lift with stacked slate, a fire ring, and a mounted flat-screen TV on both sides.


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HISTORIC

CRAFTSMAN BUILT IN 1898, this home in the historic Hawthorne neighborhood in Fargo has a functional kitchen that complements the rest of the home. Designer Bill Tweten with Western Products gave homeowners Naomi and Mitch Kangas the traditional look they wanted and the flow and functionality they needed.

GOAL: Make the kitchen fit with the historic design of the home and preserve continuity with the adjoining dining room.

CABINETS: The inset construction of these cabinet doors from Western Products in chestnut stain adds to the period style of the home and makes the cabinets look more like a piece of furniture. The quarter-sawn white oak wood matches the baseboards, flooring and trim throughout the house.

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“We really wanted to stay true to the history of the home. ... The kitchen really looks like it belongs there.” -Naomi Kangas BACKSPLASH: The kitchen stays true to the home’s original time period with these subway tiles from Cambria.

RANGE: This 36-inch, six-burner Bluestar range and range hood, equipped with warming lights and a utensil rack, meet the Kangas’ cooking and entertaining needs.

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HIDDEN DISHWASHER: Modern appliances, which are so common today, would definitely not be found in an 1898 home. The cabinet wood hides the dishwasher while maintaining the historic feel of the home.


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RETIREMENT TENDS TO BE LESS TIRED IN THE WEST. GO WEST.

ISLAND: This island has an angled edge that follows the lines of the wall and maximizes the countertop length. The shallower cabinetry depth allows more room in the aisle and keeps the flow functional.

HARDWOOD FLOORS: This quarter-sawn white oak from Kensock’s Hardwood Floors was blended with a mix of white and zebra to match the existing wood floors throughout the house.


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TRADITIONAL

ELEGANCE IN DRUE AND DEB HAARSAGER'S FARGO HOME, this kitchen renovation set the tone for the entire house. Tired of the original install of honey oak in the kitchen, the owners contacted Aubrey Costello at Showplace Kitchens to help them make a clean start.

GOAL: Swap the outdated honey oak cabinets and tile floor for a lighter, more modern design. Redesign the large builtin hutch and buffet to make it flow and connect to the new kitchen design.

CABINETS: This traditional style cabinetry by Showplace Kitchens uses a painted Hamilton door style in the color linen with a caramel glaze. Fluted columns, large top molding and base panels complete the look.

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ISLAND: This 2 1/2 inch thick Iroko species wood top creates warmth and defines the space. Details like the elaborate fluting and slide-out baskets add complexity and interest to the piece as a focal point for the kitchen.

"We wanted to showcase the unique wood island instead, and the quartz countertop was a more subtle design to work with than granite." -Deb Haarsager

COUNTERTOP: Style is made simple with this Cambria quartz countertop in Sutton with a Piedmont (A) edge.

BACKSPLASH: This antique copper backsplash from Floor to Ceiling in Fargo is part of the Metallic Collection from Unique Building Concepts.

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LIGHTING: Re-using their original lights, the owners opted to keep their large Quoizel fixtures and add new lighting, as seen two pages ago above the sink, which can be found at The Lighthouse in Fargo.

HUTCH: This remake of an original hutch features matching cabinets and beautiful faux apothecary drawers. The seedy glass above is an easy way to showcase family heirlooms and fine china.


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INDUSTRIAL

INVESTMENT

ORIGINALLY PLANNING TO SELL, these south Fargo homeowners contacted Audrey Newman from JW Kitchens to help them visualize a new layout. Instead of selling, they invested in a dream kitchen with clean lines and industrial and contemporary design.

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GOAL: Utilize the new design to create specific areas of interest for guests outside of the kitchen. These areas should succeed to keep inkitchen traffic to a minimum, yet still have an open layout.


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BUFFET: Newman had this buffet-style bar custom built by Wood Mode on the side of the kitchen for storage and entertaining. Out of the main area of kitchen traffic, it attracts visitors with an easy transition to a multifunctional drink station and wine refrigerator. Raw Urth did the distressed antique metal countertop, with Newman using an antique mirror for the backsplash, giving it more of a furniture feel. The vintage slate finish compliments the industrial bronze hardware from Rocky Mountain. Crystal Schaub knobs with bronze casing help tie in the antique mirror backsplash and add elegance to the muted slate finish.

“The backsplash is a simple and elegant limestone tile with a higher ceiling reach than commonly seen in most areas of the kitchen.� - Audrey Newman


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REFRIGERATOR: More of an industrial art installation, this Thermador refrigerator is draped by a custom-designed antique metal door panel rather than the more commonly seen stainless steel door or matching cabinetry wood panel. This decorative metal door panel was designed by Newman and ordered from Colorado-based company Raw Urth with hardware from Rocky Mountain. To keep the design flowing with the feel of the cabinets, a cherry wine rack above the metal serves as the transition into the cherry cabinets by Wood Mode.

CABINETS: Newman designed and Wood Mode custom built these cherry cabinets with soft close doors for a contemporary and modern look throughout. Seamless design is used for organization and hiding small details or appliances like the custom microwave cabinet above the oven.

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RANGE HOOD: To mimic the metal design of the refrigerator, Newman sketched this idea for the range hood incorporating the same antique metal and linear details used in the refrigerator panel, also fabricated by Raw Urth Designs in Colorado.

FLOOR: According to the homeowners, imported Bamboo was a great choice for its durability and natural scratch resistance, which is important as this is also the home of two dogs. The owners also liked the color variation between light and dark wood.


We want to help you create the perfect space. Have an idea for your closet, garage, entryway, office, or other rooms in your house? Give us a call today!

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LIGHTING

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GET YOUR GLOW from a bold light source instead of overhead or recessed lighting. The right fixture can add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen.

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Product photos by Josie Eyers

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COUNTERTOPS

LAMINATE, QUARTZ, GRANITE — whatever your kitchen needs are, there’s a great countertop for your style and budget.

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ARMITAGE

OLD MILL OAK

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PARYS

WINTER CARNIVAL

AVALANCH MELANGE

VIA LACTEA

JASMINE

Cambria Quartz

LG Viatera Quartz

Wilsonart Solid Surface

Cambria Quartz

Cambria Quartz

Granite

Wilsonart Laminate

Wilsonart HD Laminate

Dupont Corian

*These countertops are from Fabricators Unlimited. Find them at local home good stores, such as Floor to Ceiling, Braaten, Home Depot, Lowes and more. 38

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BACKSPLASHES

THE BACKSPLASH may not be the first thing you think of when renovating, but tile can tie a kitchen together and even make a statement.

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CRUNCHED WALNUT

FALLS CREEK BLUE GLOSS

WHIPPED GREAM

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Studio Moderne Petite Imperial Pattern

Original Style Emotion Series

Symphony Bubble Series

Tuileries

Glazzio Interlace Series

Original Style Elite Collection

Original Style Glassworks

Maniscalco Victorian Metals

Tranquil Random Brick Series *Find these tiles at Syverson Tile & Stone.

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CABINETS

CABINETS COVER THE MOST SPACE in a kitchen. With so many materials and finishes, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

CUSTOM DISTRESSED DOOR

VILLA DOOR

CUSTOM FINISHED DOOR

RUBBED AND DISTRESSED WHITE ON MAPLE

HARVEST FINISH ON CHERRY

PAINTED & GLAZED ON MAPLE

Similar styles at Braaten Cabinets

Midcontinent Cabinetry from Rusco Window Co.

Similar styles at Braaten Cabinets

PAINTED PARKER DOOR

DUNCAN DOOR

ADAMS DOOR

WHITE WITH CHOCOLATE GLAZE ON MAPLE

CHOCOLATE GLAZE ON RUSTIC ALDER

ESPRESSO FINISH ON MAPLE

Midcontinent Cabinetry from Rusco Window Co.

Midcontinent Cabinetry from Rusco Window Co.

Midcontinent Cabinetry from Rusco Window Co.

CUSTOM RUSTIC DOOR

PAINTED PORTICO DOOR

CUSTOM GLAZED DOOR

DISTRESSED RUSTIC ALDER

FLYNT ON MAPLE

GLAZED ON MAPLE

Similar styles at Braaten Cabinets

Midcontinent Cabinetry from Rusco Window Co.

Similar styles at Braaten Cabinets *Photos by Norah Kolberg

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Building A

Dream

Custom Homes for Custom Families A custom home means a blank slate for designing the home of your dreams. But how do you know where to start? These three homes feature a different build for homeowners who are at different stages in life and have unique styles and budgets. By Tracy Nicholson Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography

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Your Style | Your Home

Contact Nicole, Jessica, Breanne, Amanda or Your Favorite Realtor Today!

701.234.0404

Custom Homes, Inc. 4802 2 3Amber 4 - 0Valley 4 0Pkwy 4 Fargo, ND 58104

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Jessica Metcalf

Breanne Balstad

Amanda Voss


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First Time HOME BUYER

This Mapleton home, just a few minutes outside of Fargo, comes equipped with many modern amenities and still keeps the cost at less than $200,000.

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Are you looking to take the plunge from renter to homeowner, or simply want to downsize to create a new empty nest? If you find yourself ready to take the next step, there are many affordable options in this area.

Eid-Co Homes built this 2,084 square foot home with two bedrooms and one full bath. A room to expand in the partially unfinished lower level helps keep

the cost down but the value high. There are rooms prepped for two more bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry area and a fully finished family room.


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The kitchen is fully stocked with stainless steel appliances, soft close Espresso maple cabinets and durable laminate flooring in Honey Ginger Oak. Plenty of storage and large sinks look even nicer with a large kitchen window overlooking the fully sodded 7,987 square foot yard.

Curb appeal is warm and inviting with this deep two-stall garage design with stacked stone accents and 4-inch vinyl siding in pebble on the exterior. Architectural shingles, white trim and decorative columns add extra appeal.

These Santa Fe style tan interior doors are a feature you don't often see in lower-priced homes but you'll find in many Eid-Co homes.

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Family Dream HOME

Marisa Solberg fell in love with the East Coast colonial and cottage designs while working as a nanny in Connecticut years ago. When she and husband Tim wanted to build their dream home, they contacted Heritage Homes to design the perfect combination of East Coast cottage and modern, family-oriented design. They customized one of Heritage Home’s newest layout plans, the Ashmore, to make the perfect space for all four of their children. This plan consisted of 2,600 square feet above ground, with a total of 4,200 including the unfinished basement.

Walking into this two-story home in Osgood, you’ll immediately notice the gorgeous, dark hand-scraped hickory wood throughout the main floor. Marisa chose the flooring for its rustic and reclaimed appeal; she immediately loved the idea of a real wood floor, especially one that’s durable enough to handle four kids. The foyer of the home opens into a large family room with 18-foot double volume ceilings and a neutral, inviting palette. A beautiful mantle and fireplace designed by Marisa with tile from Carpet World lends itself as the main focal point. On one side of the mantle is an entrance to the patio, and on the other are windows to mimic the same look and natural light. This floor plan allows for an alternate route to the patio instead of the traditional entrance directly behind the dining room table. A patio door behind the dining room table would have restricted the flow to the room when entertaining large groups.

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The kitchen definitely has an East Coast cottage feel, pairing white painted poplar cabinets from Mill Creek and seedy glass inserts. A large six-foot deep pantry serves as fantastic hidden storage. The island is topped with a Venetian Ice granite from Stone Countertop Outlet and based on an espresso stained knotty alder to provide texture. The backless cream bar stools with cushions were found at Pier One. Our favorite feature in the kitchen? The undeniably gorgeous pendant lights above the island from Horchow. A combination of crystal and bronze create the ultimate glamorous glow in this cottage style kitchen.

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The spacious dining room table from HOM Furniture easily allows for 10 guests with an additional four seats at the nearby kitchen island. On the dining room wall you’ll see one of many accents that Marisa created. This one is an actual branch that she found at the nearby Osgood golf course, painted in metallic glitter paint and adorned with bulbs. The chandelier in the dining area is from Restoration Hardware.

Directly off the kitchen in a separate room, the Solberg family created this TV room which keeps the noise and chaos on the main floor to a minimum.

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Also on the main floor, a spacious master bedroom resides in elegant neutrals from Pottery Barn. Through the bedroom you’ll see a large master bath with the same espresso knotty alder cabinets, double sinks, large tub and shower including a privacy toilet. Step through another entrance and you will find the first of two laundry areas and walk farther in to find the immaculate walk in closet made for two. This is a master suite made for pampering.

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HOME Greg Vigesaa and his fiancé Lori Nelson turned their attention to detail into this spectacular and nearly 4,000 square foot Shadow Creek home in West Fargo. This newly finished river lot home was originally sketched by Vigesaa, an ER doctor at Sanford. After sketching the entire home himself, he took the plans to Simonson Lumber in Fargo where they added dimensions to the design. “We just knew we wanted an open layout, quality build and contemporary design,” Vigesaa said. When it came to choosing a builder, they knew they wanted quality over quantity, so they chose Bob Footitt Construction and Footitt Homes to create their dream home. From the barrel vault ceilings in the master bath to the 18-foot fireplace design, Footitt’s execution was exactly what the doctor ordered.

This home boasts some major curb appeal with Footitt Homes priding themselves in the quality of every exterior detail. Cedar beams, cedar plywood shakes and white decorative corbels by the eaves make for an inviting exterior on this gorgeous Sheyenne River lot.

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When you sit down to watch the big game here, it will be hard not to notice the 18-foot tall fireplace designed by Footitt, which frames the flat screen and cozy inset fireplace from Home & Hearth. Spanish porcelain tile by Apavisa found at Floor to Ceiling spans all 18 feet at the center of the family room. This stand out feature is far more impressive in person than photos can even begin to relay. Throughout the home, contemporary design features poplar wood with espresso stain on the trim, doors and cabinets from Wood Specialists. Various styles of granite, like the oversize kitchen island with its Juparana Persia color, uses Stone Countertop Outlet make a subtle but luxurious design.

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With two formal dining rooms, one for entertaining and one for family, they wanted a dream kitchen in close proximity to both. Top of the line appliances from Rigel’s and a Kohler 8 Degree large sink make entertaining for large crowds an easy task. Accent lighting by Hubbardton Forge creates warmth and ambiance in the large, open space. Modern and sophisticated glass tile backsplash in a Versailles pattern and porcelain tile in dusk from Floor to Ceiling put extra focus on the state-of-the-art induction range.


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A dramatic foyer with beautiful engineered hickory wood flooring welcomes guests into the open layout and draws the eye to the sprawling curved staircase and modern banister created by P2 Industries of West Fargo. Upstairs, you can take in the view from the gorgeous stairwell and custom banister on your way to the luxe master bedroom.


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The master bath features spacious views from the sunken Kohler tub by Ferguson, framed by a meticulous barrel vault ceiling that follows the shape of the window. Imported porcelain tile from Floor to Ceiling surrounds the tub and expanse of the bathroom. Hubbardton Forge lighting is once again used to illuminate the double sinks and vanity with a glass door shower and walk in closet off of the bathroom.

This master bedroom comes with a walk-in closet and full luxurious bathroom. With details like the top hat ceiling design and large window views, it is a perfect master retreat.


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now trending Forget winter’s icy, frosted blues and color your home with some richer hues. We found products all over Fargo in our favorite shades, from deep smoky navy to Mykonos blue. They just might be 2014’s new black! Photos and text by Norah Kolberg

Vase: $32 Is it a stand-alone piece, or something to be filled? This porcelain vase could go either way, with its detailed “petals” in deep blue.

O’Day Cache

317 Broadway N, Fargo odaycache.com

Duvet Cover: $399 Style and quality? Check! This linen duvet cover made by Pine Cone Hill would look great combined with crisp whites, or even a pop of citrus color as shown here.

Aartisan Home Design

4575 23rd Ave. S, Ste 600, Fargo aartisan.com

Wall Art: $16.50 South Dakota artist Jodi Lynn Ulschmid designs uplifting wall art like this piece. Framed, it would go nicely in a child’s room or office for inspiration.

Unglued

408 Broadway, Fargo ungluedmarket.com

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Recliner: $1,899 Each Stressless® by Ekornes recliner promises to be the world’s best. Made with quality leathers and unique builtin functions backed by a solid 10-year warranty, it might be just what your home office needs.

Scan Design

110 Broadway, Fargo scandesignnd.com

Zhimin Guan Oil Painting: $3,000 This piece by Moorhead artist Zhimin Guan, titled “China Cloud,” stemmed from Guan’s background in Chinese landscape painting, where artists frequently depict mountains and water as abstract, spiritual forms.

ecce: art & yoga 216 Broadway, Fargo ecce216.com

Sofa: $1,099 Rowe, the makers of this Easley sofa, are known for their vast selection of high-end fabrics. We love the textured navy on this one, but it’s available in dozens of other colors to suit your decorating needs.

Scheels Home & Hardware 3202 13th Ave. S, Fargo scheelshomeandhardware.com

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