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Aged to Perfection
By Kelli Phelps
Photography By Cipher Imaging
A piece of South Dakota history, this reclaimed home sits on a desirable cul-de-sac in Southwest Sioux Falls. From the warm rustic style to the modern smart features, every detail has been given thoughtful attention. Reclaimed barn wood adorns even the smallest of spaces throughout this four-bedroom, three-bath Hometown Remodeling home. Every bit of woodwork, from the floor to the ceiling, is authentic barn wood salvaged from a 97-year-old barn in Armour, SD. Giving this aged wood life again has been on the owner’s wish list for quite some time.
Two large wooden columns stand atop dry stack stone ledges, and leads guests through the Craftsman-style front door. A dark, stamped concrete front patio invites guests inRead More
Contributed By: Annette Amdahl
(cut into triangle pieces)
DETERMINE THE SIZE OF YOUR PROJECT
For this example, I added space to the project so I could add a basket in the middle. The main height of this piece is 30". If you decided not to have an area for a basket, I'd suggest making the height of your three longest pieces around 20" in length. See image 1 for a full view of all the piecesRead More
During the winter months, many families gather around their home’s fireplace. A fire in the fireplace creates a warm and cozy atmosphere, but don’t expect it to actually add heat to your home. As little as 10 percent of the heat from a fire in an open masonry fireplace radiates into the house.
Wood Burning Fireplaces
Your fireplace will add elegance and warmth if you use it safely and have it cleaned by a chimney cleaning professional at least once every five years (two years if you use it frequently). A wood-burning fireplace should be equipped with andirons (or a grate) and a well-fitting screen. It may have glass doors as well.
If you are in a newer home with a fresh air vent to supply the fireplace with combustion air, open it and the damper before you start a fire. Then rRead More
Keep the chill out as temperatures drop!
(BPT) - Households heating with natural gas, which is almost half of U.S. homes, are expected to spend an average of $635 on heating this winter - 22 percent more than last winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration - but some easy seasonal maintenance tips can make a big difference.
"There are several simple, inexpensive ways consumers can save money on utility bills this winter, and still stay warm and comfortable as temperatures begin to drop," said Jill Murphy, a home heating and energy efficiency expert with Lennox Industries. "By taking the initiative to weatherproof their home before the start of the cold-weather season, homeowners will be able to enjoy a warmer and more energy-efficient house."
To help consumers comRead More
By Whitney Planting
Photography by Cipher Imaging
McKennan Park, Sioux Falls’ oldest developed park, is known as the crown jewel of the park system – full of rich history and stunning details. It’s only fitting that this historic home, renovated last year by Deffenbaugh Homes, mirrors that concept.
Architectural integrity is observed the moment you walk up to this fascinating home in the McKennan Park area. The original brick porch, complete with a metal railing, sits below the original awnings. Blue flower box planters rest beneath the windows, adding a refreshing pop of color against the cream exterior. Established hostas surround the brick porch, naturally leading you through the welcoming blue-grey front door.
Once inside, you’ll understand the significaRead More
At Showplace Kitchens, “Your Showplace begins here, with us.” We say this because remodeling your existing home or building a new home involves many, oftentimes unfamiliar, decisions. In turn, our two beautiful showrooms along with the experience of our knowledgeable staff will guide the discovery and decision-making process to best identify the wants and needs of our clients. Every project will reflect the clients’ specific tastes and desires. A new 60,000 square foot manufacturing plant on the Showplace campus in Harrisburg is now home to ShowplaceEVO, Showplace’s newest line of cabinetry, known in the industry as full-access, frameless, or European-style cabinetry.
Showplace cabinetry has the flexibility to meet your deRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2-3 hours
Shape your pumpkins
To create the bodies of your pumpkins, cut up a piece of 4"x4" wood into varying lengths. Make your longest piece 12" long, then the next 10", then 8" and finally your fourth and shortest piece at 6" long (see image 1). To make your pieces look uniform, sand off all 12 of their 90-degree corners so they're all now at 45 degrees (see image 2).
Create the stems
Take a 3/4" diameter woodeRead More
By Kelli Phelps
Photography By: Michels Digital Solutions
Located in the newly developed Dakota Prairie Addition, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath custom-built home by Allen Homes is a breathtaking beauty. With 2,678 finished square feet, the Ranch home features a wide open floor plan and countless custom amenities throughout.
The exterior greets guests with an oversized four stall garage, a Craftsman-style white front door and dual vertical windows. The siding – a mix of horizontal and shake – is painted a lovely grey-tan color. Dark stack stone complements the crisp white trim and neutral paint. A gorgeous landscaped exterior – complete with rock, edging, and a sprinkler system – welcomes guests inside.
Rustic wide plank laminate flooring runs throughout thRead More
C-Lemme Companies LLC offers professional services for the design and development of residential neighborhoods, commercial properties and custom homes. Their focus is always on the satisfaction of their client. Every member of their staff is responsible for the success of each building project. C-Lemme Companies LLC is perfectly capable of taking the lead to design and build for any client.
CUSTOM HOME CONSTRUCTION
Founder Dan Lemme has been in the construction business since the 1970's. C-Lemme Companies LLC has developed long-standing relationships with all of their subcontractors and vendors. Each member of the construction team is devoted to maintaining the standard of quality C-Lemme clients have come to expect. The unique amenities built into each custom home are tailoreRead More
MULCH: IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR YOUR TREES?
I always recommend that a tree be mulched for improved long-term health and reduced stress. However, how the mulch is applied and what types of “mulch” you use can have drastic, even harmful effects on tree and plant health. This article focuses on proper mulching techniques and tree health, but the principles will actually apply to just about all landscape plants.
When it comes to your tree’s root system, in the context of optimum health, competition
from turf grasses is the biggest challenge. Having an open area that extends to the drip-line (the area from the edge of the canopy in to the trunk) that is free of turf and has a two to four-inch layer of decomposable wood mulch, has been shown to increase size of a treesRead More
Written by Amy Thompson
Photography by Michels Digital Solutions
Award-winning home builder and designer, Rallis Construction, has built another quality one-of-a-kind home in Harrisburg, South Dakota. Privately nestled amongst established trees, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom walk-out ranch is perfect for any family wanting to live outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Natural boulder retaining walls, trees and shrubbery along with elevated gardens add to the relaxing rural feel. Authentic stone highlights cement board siding and mingles with board and batten siding. Peaks and an abundance of windows add to the Arts and Crafts design, as does the detailed timber entry.
The Craftsman foyer opens into the great room, which boasts a vaulted hand textRead More