Mar 27
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JP&CO's Opening Night Event is not to be missed, with catering by CRAVE and a tour of the full-home remodel lead by the Designer. All are welcome to join on Friday, March 30th from 5 pm to 7 pm at R19 in Edina.
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Mar 27
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We're revealing two completely remodeled homes to the public during the Spring Remodeler's Showcase, this FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY! I can't wait to show the world how awesome these projects are, and how...
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Mar 21
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Even though it may not seem like it at first, your bathroom can be one of the easiest rooms in the house to de-clutter, and here’s why: Unlike other rooms in your home, everything you store in your bathroom is specifically used in the bathroom. Therefore, it’s easy to identify items that don’t belong, and relocate these items or toss them.
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Mar 14
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Sometimes all it takes is a small change to add a little cheer to your favorite room, and your routine. I figured we could all use a few easy, quick, and inexpensive ideas for adding a little happiness to one of the most popular rooms, the kitchen. And what’s the best way to add a little surprise and cheer? Small, unexpected bursts of color, of course!
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Mar 07
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Many of our clients have kids (very adorable) and this plays a large role in the renovation we make to their home. But not even the most amazing design can necessarily tackle one of parents’ greatest at-home enemies: toy clutter and chaos. In many of the homes we transform, I see the eternal struggle to keep children’s toys, books, clothes, and other items at bay and off of tables, floors, stairs, and everywhere else imaginable (not so adorable!).
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Mar 05
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Great news: JP&CO has just updated some preliminary Before and After renovation pictures of my condo in St. Paul. Very cool. Very exclusive. My condo is nestled in a traditional, 1920s-built, Chicago-style brownstone with a beautiful courtyard. Because of my love of modern architecture, I took it as a challenge to tastefully blend both ultramodern and more traditional design in my home. I emphasized the traditional through classic 1 1/4" hardwood floors and classic fireplace trim details. Design elements such as sleek, simplistic lighting (an homage to the John Hancock building) and monochromatic color schemes were used to instill a modern feel.
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Feb 29
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According to the National Association of the Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington, a kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, including cabinets, counters, appliances, and floors. In order to avoid skyrocketing kitchen renovation prices, we here at JP&CO have always been extremely careful about seeking out ways to improve the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
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Feb 23
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When you can’t find the greenery you crave outside, it’s time to turn inward for your plant fix. Although maintaining an indoor plant (or twelve) can mean a little extra repotting and watering from time to time, I just wouldn’t survive the cold months without a boost of green life inside. Not only do plants make us happier, but they also have the ability to make use healthier. Many plants have been attributing with benefiting everything from our nightly sleep to fighting colds, improving humidity, and reducing dust.
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Feb 21
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If you haven’t already heard the great news, allow me to announce that JP&CO is revealing our most impressive work yet to the public in the Spring Parade of Homes Remodeler’s Showcase! Come and see two unique whole-home remodels, one in Edina and one in Minneapolis. Doors are open on Friday from 12pm - 7pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12pm - 6pm.
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Feb 15
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I’ve begun to feel like we might not be giving the entryway enough credit. When you think about it, your entryway is like the first interview—since it’s the first impression you make, it’s important to dress up and establish some basic organization, planning, and personality all in one shebang. The important aspects of the first encounter with a new person can be applied to this smaller room in the front or back of our home. In addition to looks and organization, our entryway is also responsible for making a guest feel comfortable from the very beginning of their visit. It doesn’t always take a huge revamp or a lot of money to improve your entryway. Read on for my easy tips!
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Feb 08
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Great news everyone--JP&CO is featured in this week's edition of houzz.com as the headliner for an article titled "Make a Space Special with Glass". We are so proud of the work we do, and so happy to make a homeowner's vision a reality. It's great to see it all come together, and even more fantastic to find out that our work is serving as the inspiration for others.
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Feb 01
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The crazier my life gets, the more I realize the importance of making my home an organized and, above all, calming place. Sometimes keeping my calm is as easy as putting a few piles of stuff in their rightful places. Other times, the interior chaos has required some more permanent changes. Although it is sometimes tough at first to simplify, I find that it always pays off in the end. Read on for my top 5 tips for creating a calming home.
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Jan 25
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To put it nicely, winter weather is a little more challenging than spring, summer, and fall. Because of this, our outerwear gets bulkier, we wear more accessories, and we go through more clothing. In order to combat the mess that the cold season can often create, I’ve discovered 6 simple tips for keeping things neat and easy.
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Jan 18
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During the winter as a kid I was always looking for ways to stay warm and avoid the cold. As an adult in Minnesota, my attention has shifted to the search for ways to stay warm while keeping my cold season electric bill in check. Read on to learn some of my top tips for keeping your toes toasty and your bills under control.
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Jan 12
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In an ideal world I would have enough time do it all. But, as it often stands, I only have enough time to do what is necessary. Despite my best intentions, there have been times when I find myself faced with a houseful of guests (such as my holiday party this last month) and a list full of party-prepping tasks. I go over my list and feel like I’ve got it all under control—until I glance up at the room around me and realize that my home is bursting at the seams with the workweek’s disarray.
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Dec 28
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We’re all familiar with the benefits of using less paper around the house. Paper products eat up our forests, fatten landfills, and become a substantial waste of our hard-earned money. Making simple, easy, and often FREE changes to the way you clean, manage, and organize your home life can greatly reduce the amount of paper you use. Read on for some essential and painless and sustainable ideas for using less paper in your home.
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Dec 20
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Although hosting overnight guests occurs throughout the year, I think it’s safe to say that the winter holiday is often the “busy season” for house guests. One of the most rewarding parts of having a house guest is succeeding in making them feel at home. Hopefully you have already experienced a stay with a friend or family that was cozy and welcoming. Likewise, you have probably also experienced a less than perfect stay. As a host, there are many things you can do to make your guests feel more at home.
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Dec 13
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At JP&CO we use a lot of granite in our interior design (especially in the kitchen) because the material touts a never-ending list of benefits. The stone is: * Durable * Each piece is unique * Affordable * Beautiful * Easy to clean * Does not scratch easily * Can handle hot items * Does not harbor bacteria If you’re one of the many homeowners who has invested in this classic material, it’s important that you know how to maintain your countertops. Learning a few simple Dos and Don’ts of granite care will ensure that your counters keep shining and looking fresh long after they’ve been installed.
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Dec 06
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Just like the color of your walls, your lighting fixtures, and furniture, a rug can drastically change the mood of your space. It can add warmth to a spare room, turn an impersonal office into a cozy workplace, and add character to your floors. You may be ready to reinvent or improve one of your rooms with a rug, but choosing the right one isn’t always easy. To help you make the right selection, I’ve created an easy list of questions to consider before you make your purchase.
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Nov 29
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A beautiful and functional kitchen island can easily be one of the most popular and utilized parts of your house. Entertaining, cooking, taking care of your to-do list, eating alone or with family, and working on projects are all popular uses of this beloved kitchen staple. Read on for some of our favorite island designs and ideas to make the most of yours!
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