2020 Idea Home - Forever Home

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The inspiration for the design of the 2020 Idea Home came from our theme of the "Forever Home."  We took the opportunity to explore a shift of consciousness in how we live and interact with the indoors and outdoors.  By using a modern approach that embraced simple lines and expansive glass we invited the landscape and the natural light into our daily lives.  These interior spaces were shaped by drawing on guidelines of Universal Design, ADA and National Kitchen and Bath Association accessible standards.  By building on those standards we turned this house into a home with color, texture, and delightful whimsy to feature a sampling of systems and techniques that make our everyday life easier to live regardless of age or ability.  We hope you experienced a space that felt safe, flexible and most of all welcoming.

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Built by: eps buildings

Energy Panel Structures (EPS) is a Minnesota-based, employee-owned company with a dealer network spanning the Midwest and East Coast. EPS is a leader in the industry of engineered building systems featuring Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). SIPs offer design flexibility while providing a more comfortable, more durable home along with superior energy efficiency. The company is a single-source manufacturer for residential and commercial buildings, providing SIPs, trusses, and floor systems and complete design and engineering. Please consider using SIPs for your new Forever Home.


Visit our booth at 2257. 

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landscaping by: by the woods custom landscaping

Since 2001, By The Woods has strived to creatively and conscientiously develop what it means to design and install landscapes.  Together with their innovative garden center, The Garden By The Woods, they form one company dedicated to healthy and personalized landscapes – from full service landscape installation to helpful guidance and products for sustainable lawn and garden.

Visit our booth at 1849A

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furniture by: hom furniture

The leading furniture retailer in the area 15 locations including 7 in the Minneapolis area.  Shop the widest variety of furniture including Fine Furniture,  Uptown - Urban Loft , Rachael Ray and popular Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. Enjoy vast selections of décor in THE MARKET and the area’s largest selection of World RUGS.  Find Patio in Seasonal Concepts and a mattress for “every body” in Sleep Express.  Use HOM’s free design services and the best selection of carpet, hardwood and tile from HOM Floors. 

Discover why they say “There’s no place like HOM”

Visit our booth at 2305, 2405.

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Kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity by: Access Design + Build

We are a general contracting company that designs and remodels homes that are functional, comfortable, and safe for aging in place. We also apply Universal, Accessible and Adaptive design to enhance quality of life for children, youth and adults with mobility challenges. Our superior team of experts is passionate about helping people live barrier-free, operating as a collaborative unit, leaving nothing to chance and giving clients our best, every day. 

Find Access Design + Build at booth #1859

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Pre-finished interior doors & Millwork provided by: bayer built woodworks

Bayer Built Woodworks is a family run business based in Belgrade Minnesota. Since 1982 we have been providing quality millwork products and unparalleled service to building product retailers across the upper Midwest. We offer a wide variety of interior & exterior doors along with mouldings & stair parts which all can be delivered pre-finished to the color of your liking. 
Visit us in booth #3037 or online at www.bayerbuilt.com

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Landscaping products: belgard

Some of our greatest memories are made outdoors. It's where we get the chance to unwind and be ourselves. It's where our friends and families love to come together to entertain, play and relax.  Belgard is a place where the outdoors is always beautiful. Where the smiles never stop. In fact, we've built our reputation on fulfilling that dream. Our uncompromising level of quality and craftsmanship sets the standard for hardscapes. And our remarkably natural look and feel is unrivaled in the industry.  Since 1995, our locally made and nationally backed products have transformed thousands of residential and commercial properties across North America. Every day, our network of trained and certified contractors and dealers helps customers to envision their creative journey and realize their outdoor dreams.


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closets provided by: california closets

California Closets will give you that extra time you need in your busy day by getting you organized! Invite one of our Design Consultants into your home and together you will create beautifully designed solutions for those challenging areas. Select the perfect finishes, accents and accessories to fit your aesthetic and budget. Visit our state-of-the art showroom in Edina at Southdale or arrange a complimentary in-home design consultation by calling 952.844.0004 or at californiaclosets.com 

Visit our booth at 1929.

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fireplace provided by: comfort by design

Welcome to Comfort By Design, Inc.
“Your Comfort. Your Way™”. 

We are a company that values excellence in the quality of our brands and products, as well as the relationships we have built over the past 25 plus years.  With Fireplace showrooms, in Hastings, MN, Hudson and Osceola, WI, Comfort By Design also offers customers a variety of choices for indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves or inserts. Comfort By Design is also a leading area provider of advanced, high-efficiency heating and cooling, boilers, geothermal solutions for residential applications. With consistent 5-Star rated technicians, we also service all makes and models of fireplaces, heating, cooling, geothermal, fireplaces, stoves and inserts.   

Visit our booth 1937.

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exterior siding provided by: diamond kote building products

Diamond Kote® Building Products leads the industry as the #1 brand of pre-finished LP® SmartSide®. Our siding is backed by a 30-Year No Fade Warranty, so you can feel confident every time you pull in the driveway. Upgrade your home with Diamond Kote® Siding that resists harsh weather and impact including hail, backed by a 5/50 Year Siding System Warranty. This year’s Idea home features our newest siding collection for 2020 and beautifully mimics real wood without the constant maintenance.

See our new siding options at booth 1241.

Design your home’s exterior at dksiding.com.

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Drying Racks provided by DryAway: 

DryAway’s revolutionary and patented design is the smarter way to dry your clothes.  DryAway is a series of drying racks that retract out of sight and out of the way, that saves you money while protecting the environment and your clothes! 

Easily installed in 2, 4, 6 or 8 frames and available in five colors.

Visit us online at DryAway.net or Call us today! 855-379-2929 

EP Appliance LogoAppliances provided by: Eden Prairie Appliance

Eden Prairie Appliance is locally owned and operated and has been doing so since 1984. A member of BrandSource, a national buying group representing over 3000 dealers. Our association allows us to provide you with the most competitive prices while giving you that hands on expertise that we pride ourselves on. Eden Prairie Appliance specializes in built in and high end specialty products and the knowledge to assist in making the right selection.

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bedroom accent wall provided by: Enkor™ Interior Accents

Ready to update the look of your home? The Barnwood Collection, combines the beauty of aged reclaimed wood with the functionality for everyday life. There is no getting around it, walls need to be washable and easy to clean. Enkor™ wall planks are made from real wood and engineered to be more durable, washable and touch-friendly. Choose from three color variations: Mountain Music, Urban Cowboy and Classic Country at enkoraccents.com.

See the difference at our booth at 436.

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kitchen counter, island, bathroom vanity, shower surround and fireplace walls provided by: granicrete minnesota

Granicrete Minnesota is family owned and operated by Tom and Jean Eaton.  Ten years ago, they fell in love with the artisan hand-made concrete overlays and have been installing and training installers since.  Their work has been featured in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, three episodes of I HATE MY KITCHEN, HGTV magazine and other prestigious Twin Cities home tours.  Showrooms in Albert Lea and Golden Valley, MN showcase residential and commercial applications.  Granicrete's Unique Features: NSF Certified, won't stain, uses no grout, works on floors, countertops, showers, walls, fireplaces, outdoor living spaces.

Visit them in booth 1246

Granicrete will be featured in the Idea Home with: Kitchen counter, island, bathroom vanity, shower surround and fireplace walls. 

Awards: Granicrete MN  won the 2018 MMXIX "TAG! YOU'RE IT! AWARRD"  from Mortarr, the leading platform for the commercial construction and design industry.

As well as the 2018 Houzz Award for exceptional customer service.  Houzz is the leading platform for the residential construction and design industry.

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paint & window treatments provided by: hirshfield's

Since 1894, homeowners and professionals alike have turned to Hirshfield’s for paints, wallcoverings, window treatments and related decorating products.

Hirshfield’s is a Minnesota-based, fourth generation family-owned and operated business. We have over thirty stores in the Upper Midwest. Hirshfield’s paint factory in Minneapolis’ Camden neighborhood manufactures our own brand of premium quality formulations for homeowners and the professional market.

Add to that paints from Benjamin Moore, Magnolia Home, PPG and Farrow & Ball make Hirshfield’s the destination for color selection. Hunter Douglas Window Fashions and a full complement of window treatments and draperies are available through our stores and Shop at Home division.

Visit our booth at 2046.

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Custom Home Design By: Loon Architects

Custom residential design is our expertise. Loon Architects LLC is an award-winning design firm specializing in lake homes, cabins, new homes and additions.  By carefully listening to clients and interpreting their needs, we clearly articulate their vision through a client driven collaborative process welcoming partnerships with builders and craftspeople.

The most successful projects come from clients that are enthusiastic and engaged with a blend of patience, serious sense of budget, humor and a playful open mind to possibilities. We apply our years of experience to deliver quality homes for many satisfied clients through-out the Midwest.  Our designs include energy efficient building systems, sustainable materials and methods, durable detailing designed for endurance and integrity.


Visit them in booth 1949.

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siding provided by: LP® SmartSide®

With over 20 years of proven performance, LP® SmartSide® is one of the nation’s fastest growing brands of siding materials.  LP SmartSide products combine the rich cedar-grain texture of traditional wood with the advanced performance of treated engineered wood to help extend its curb appeal for years to come.  And, thanks to its long-lasting durability and industry-leading, 5/50 limited-year warranty, homeowners have increased confidence in the value of their home. LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is beauty designed for peace of mind.

Visit them in booth 1237!

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painting provided by: Nick Slavik Painting & restoration co.

Nick Slavik is an Afghansitan and Iraq vet, father of 4 and a consummate outdoorsman.  He started his firm a decade ago and has grown it by harnessing technology, old world craftsmanship and entrepreneurship.  The NSPRC prides itself in its rigorous apprenticeship program, where it takes decent human beings and turns them into world class craftspeople.  

2017 Winner:
PDCA PIPP Residentail Restoration Award
APC Top Job Award

2018 Winner:
PDCA PIPP Residential Restoration Award
APC Top Job Award
APC Top Contractor Video Award
PDCA Craftsman of the Year

Visit our booth at #2015.

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For 95 years, Pella has created beautifully crafted, high-quality, energy-efficient windows and doors.  Whether your home is traditional, contemporary or somewhere in between, Pella has the right options to complement your design needs. With access to more materials, colors and options than other brands, Pella allows you to let your inner interior designer roam free. And, we stand behind our products with some of the best warranties in the business. Stop by our local showrooms or visit Pella.com to start imagining your dream home today.

Visit our booths, 2137 and 2237.

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The ideal porch window provided by: porchwerx

Newly patented porch windows by Porchwerx are designed to connect your Porch interior to the exterior without compromising your views.  The innovative design features expansive, dual sash glass panels that keep the comfort in and the wind, bugs, dust and pollen out.  See for yourself – come take a look at the IDEA Home and then check us out at Porchwerx.com


Trim Products Provided by: TAMLYN

Tamlyn® continues to lead the way in selection and choice for extruded aluminum trims to complement siding panels and planks of all types. 

Tamlyn® has made it possible to aesthetically trim almost any type of siding panel or plank product with our wide range of depth options. And we have provided these in choices of primed, clear anodized, specialty anodized, or color matched to satisfy whatever the project requires.
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sprinkler system provided by: uponor

Apple Valley, Minn.-based Uponor North America is the partner plumbing and HVAC professionals rely on for smart water and energy solutions. Uponor helps advance the construction industry through innovation, education and advocacy focusing on the defining issues of our time: water, energy and labor. An award-winning manufacturer of PEX piping, Uponor provides plumbing, leak detection, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, and pre-insulated piping in the residential and commercial markets.