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2015 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour

screen_capture_of_ht_guide_coverThe free, self-guided tour will feature remodeling ideas for every room in the house, plus historic homes, lofts and new spaces.

Saturday April 25, 10am until 5pm
Sunday April 26, 1pm until 5pm

More than 50 homes and special locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will be open during the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour. The free, self-guided tour (Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 1-5 p.m.) gives homeowners inspiration and ideas on how to improve their homes.

As the Tour marks its 28th year showing “real homes, real people, real ideas,” residents open their doors to show practical ideas for remodeling every room in the house, and creative ways of finding or adding useful space.

At many homes, contractors, architects, and other trades people are also available to talk with guests. Organizers are encouraging visitors to use social media to Tweet or Instagram their tour experiences to help others make the most of the 11 hours the homes will be open.

The character of city living comes through in the tour’s tapestry of stories. Trending this year: While infill building is on the rise, the drive for historic preservation and restoration is stronger than ever. Enjoy hearing why these homeowners remodeled to stay in the neighborhoods they love.

Visitors will also get inside views of changes in the cities’ landscape, from lofts along the Green Line in Saint Paul to the Green Homes North in Minneapolis.

To plan a free, self-guided tour, visitors can go to www.MSPHomeTour.com or pick up a copy of the Home Tour Guides (with maps and descriptions of all the homes) at local libraries in Hennepin County (Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs), Saint Paul and Ramsey County. A PDF of the Guide is downloadable from the website.

The Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour, a celebration of city living, is sponsored by the City of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development department, Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development, and various corporate and non-profit sponsors. For information, call Margo Ashmore at 612-867-4874.