2019 Idea Home


EPS Homes was back with “Building a Healthy, Happy Home” as their theme.  With everything from custom cabinets to innovative built-ins and the newest finds in furniture, accessories, and lighting design, all features of the home showed attendees how to create a happy and healthy home. 

To view more information about our suppliers, check out the 2019 Idea Home Showcase.

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Built by: eps homes

Energy Panel Structures 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 an airtight, energy efficient structure that can save you up to 50% in energy costs, save labor and provide a healthy living environment. We are a single-source manufacturer for residential and commercial buildings, providing trusses, and floor systems and complete engineering. Please consider using SIPs for your dream home. www.epsbuildings.com 

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landscaping by: by the woods

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.

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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”

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windows by: andersen windows

Celebrating 115 years in 2018, Andersen is the brand homeowners recognize the most and contractors buy and install more than any other brand*. From our most popular 400 Series to the ultimate design freedom of the Andersen Architectural Collection, our drive to make windows that are different and better has led us to pioneer new products, set higher standards for our industry and ultimately become America’s premier window manufacturer. Visit us at andersenwindows.com.
*Based on 2016 homeowner brand survey and 2016 survey of trade contractors; Andersen family of brands aggregated.

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barn doors & interior 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

Visit California Closets Studio in Southdale Center, Edina, to experience the one-of-a-kind custom closets and storage spaces created by the Southdale Edina team and explore design and material options in the state-of-the-art Design Studio. As you interact with the life-size systems, you’ll start to get a feel for the quality construction and the details that will work best for you and your home. The Southdale Edina team will also help guide you through the variety of finishes, accents and accessories available, helping you find the perfect match for your aesthetic and budget. You may arrange your complimentary in-home consultation in the Design Studio, online or by calling us at 952-844-0004.

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fireplace provided by: comfort by design

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

Located in 4 locations, Ellsworth, WI, Hudson, WI, Osceola, WI and Hastings, MN, Comfort By Design is a leading area provider of advanced, high-efficiency heating and cooling, renewable energy products, as well as 2 HeatNGlo fireplace showrooms in Hudson and Hastings. Today, with the growing demand for energy efficient, made in the USA products, Comfort By Design takes pride in following those criteria and takes a hard look at all the products and services they provide. All the fireplace models they exhibit hold true to energy efficiency, convenience, ambiance and comfort. All fireplace models (gas, wood and pellet), heating, cooling and renewable products are also backed by some of the best warranties in their industries. We invite you to stop by one of our two fireplace showrooms to create your focal point and gathering space to any room in your dream home. 

Visit our booth 1937.

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exterior siding: diamond kote building products

Diamond Kote® Building Products leads the industry as the #1 brand of pre-finished LP® SmartSide®. Our siding includes a 30-Year No Fade Warranty, so you can feel confident every time you pull in the driveway. We understand beauty and function matters - our siding system is designed to hide nail heads to create a flawless finished home. Upgrade your home with painted siding that resists harsh weather and impact including hail, backed by a 5/50 Year Siding System Warranty. New for 2019 are 5 colors and a smooth texture option, two of the colors in a smooth texture are featured on the Idea Home.

Visit them at booth 1340 or dksiding.com

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baby chicks provided by: eggplant urban farm supply

Welcome to Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply! Is this the year you woke up dreaming of fresh raspberries picked from your own garden? Does the thought of a small flock of backyard chickens make you smile? Did you know you can tap your backyard maple, make your own fresh cheeses, grow rhubarb in the middle of your flower garden?

Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply provides supplies and inspiration for your own backyard homestead. We sell seeds, plants, soils and tools for small-scale urban kitchen gardens, as well as supplies for backyard chicken-keeping, cheese and yogurt making, fermentation, canning and preserving, fertilizers and pest control, all with an organic and sustainable focus. We believe your backyard garden and homestead can be beautiful, edible and sustainable, and we want to help you make that happen.

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fireplace accent wall provided by: Enkor™ Interior Accents

Ready for your next DIY Project? Enkor™ Interior Accents introduces the Barnwood Collection, combining the beauty of aged reclaimed wood planks 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 your melody from three color variations: Mountain Music, Urban Cowboy and Classic Country at enkoraccents.com.

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living wall provided by: fleur de louise

Beautiful plants and flowers for the everyday and the extraordinary
Fleur de Louise Flower Studio specializes in corporate and event florals, bespoke everyday arrangements, seasonal containers and hands-on workshops.
With over 25 years of horticultural and floral design experience, plants and flowers are a true passion. I love what I do, and I love sharing that passion with others!

Instagram: fleur_de_louise_flower_studio
E: jenn@fleurdelouise.com  |  P: 651.327.0644

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kitchen counter tops and island, and bathroom vanity 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 and island, and bathroom vanity.

We are proud to announce that Granicrete MN  just won the 2018 MMXIX "TAG! YOU'RE IT! AWARRD"  from Mortarr, the leading platform for the commercial construction and design industry.

Granicrete MN also just won 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

For 125 years, 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 compartment of window treatments and draperies are available through our stores and Shop at Home division.

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audio/visual provided by: in focus systems

In-Focus Systems, provider of easy to use state of the art technology at competitive prices. Whether you desire a fully automated home system or a simple TV installation, we are here to help you add beauty, value and convenience to your home.
At In-Focus Systems we design and install premier entertainment and automated systems that provide outstanding performance while being simple to use for every member of your family. www.infocussytems.com 
Office: 952-929-0000

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kitchen and bathrooms fixtures provided by: kohler

Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been improving the level of gracious living among its customers by providing exceptional products and services for the home. As a recognized global brand, Kohler leads the way in design, craftsmanship and innovation. Kohler's product offering spans across all price points, offering consumers a wide variety of options in kitchen and bath fixtures, faucets, and more.

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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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appliances by: mj's contract appliance, inc.

MJ's Contract Appliance, Inc. specializes in supplying appliances for new home construction, remodeling, large commercial projects as well as single replacement products to customers and builders who appreciate exceptional customer service. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff will leave you with a lasting impression of our professional approach before, during and after the sale. We offer appliances for kitchens, bars and outdoor patios - including grills and cabinets for outdoor entertaining. With over 38 years in business and extensive experience working with builders, we are confident we can design and supply a smart appliance solution for your home. http://www.mjscontractappliance.com/ Office: 651-777-8915
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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

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chicken coop provided by: plants & things

A place that will make you smile. Plants and Things USA has the largest selection of Gazebos, Sheds, Poly Lumber, Patio Furniture, Fountains and Playhouses in Minnesota! With over 11 acres of outdoor furniture, we offer everything that can transform a yard into your own private paradise.

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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

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kitchen cabinetry provided by: puustelli

After nearly 100 years of building exceptional Scandinavian kitchens, Finland-based Puustelli has expanded its business to North America with a mission to provide kitchens to serve as the heart of the home with unmatched design, functionality, durability and sustainability. With a long-standing track record of quality and reliability, Puustelli has set a new industry standard with its innovative Miinus cabinetry that is made with the most ecological, healthy and sustainable materials for unmatched fashion and function. Puustelli is honored to provide its Miinus kitchen cabinetry for the 2019 Idea Home.  Visit us at booth #1218 or online at puustelliusa.com

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idea home design provided by: robinson residential design

Robinson Residential Design Inc. was incorporated in 1996 by John and Janet Robinson. Mike Herperger joined the firm as a partner in 2012. All of our design and technological staff have completed formal education in the area of Architectural and Building Technologies. Many of them completed work terms with us as students,  learning first hand the keys to well designed house plans. We continue to upgrade our education in various Architectural, Environmental and Building courses.

Our clients include homeowners, builders, developers and not-for-profit groups. We offer a full range of design services including site design, preliminary design, interior layouts and multifamily project planning for both new construction and renovations. We have become known for our creative home plans based on a variety of architectural styles, our attention to detail and for providing courteous service. We tackle each new project with enthusiasm and professionalism and endeavour to make each project as enjoyable and stress free as possible for our clients, from the initial meeting to the conclusion of the working drawings.

We take pride in the fact that our cottage plans and home plans have been used to build thousands of homes across Canada and the United States.

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kitchen countertops, backsplash and bathroom vanities provided by: seaNic solutions

Nic Lang, owner of SeaNic Solutions and Twin Cities Diamond Coat, operates a solution base fabrication business. He is known for his Vanity/kitchen countertops, realistic plank flooring and stone/brick wall finishes (all created with concrete and Epoxy). His works are a true mixture of metal/wood fabrication skills, concrete, epoxy, mica, and elements from the faux industry. Most recently he has expanded as an entrepreneur; purchasing a dealership with Diamond Coat Epoxy, developing/manufacturing/patenting a resinous Mica tile company, and expanded his skills toward functional furniture/art. With a lot of trial, error, and a love for reverse-engineering he has built a stream of business in the Midwest to keep him growing more than he ever imagined a "hobby" would become.  Nic is an energetic and passionate artist; applying coatings and fashioning pieces that have industrial, aged and patina finishes. Nic continues to fine-tune industry methods for creating overlays with integrated sinks and most of all he has developed an ability to look at things scientifically and create artistic works of art. Nic is the king of out of the box thinking and problem solving for projects that need that leading edge over the competition. 

Within the last 10 years, he had honed his own style of concrete skills for replication of whatever clients envisioned; making one of a kind masterpieces.

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washer & dryer provided by: sears outlet

Sears Outlet has great offers on mattresses, refrigerators, kitchen appliances and washers & dryers in store and online. Specializing in home appliances, household goods, and lawn & garden equipment, as well as fitness equipment, tools and electronics. You can find great deals that are 25-70% off the manufacturer's retail price. Sears Outlet has new, discontinued, scratched and dented, out of carton and reconditioned items for sale. Sears Outlet carries the top brands like Kenmore, LG, GE, Samsung, Whirlpool and Craftsman home appliances. Shop at Sears Outlet and join the thousands of satisfied customers.

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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.


versetta stone

Versetta Stone® is a mortarless, concrete-based manufactured stone veneer with a unique, panelized design that is installed with mechanical fasteners, allowing carpenters and contractors to recreate the beauty and craftsmanship of authentic stone masonry using screws or nails.
· Installs with screws or nails
· No metal lath or scratch coat necessary to install
· Panels interlock with tongue & groove system
· Built-in 1/4" rain screen
· Pre-drilled weep holes allow water to escape
· No seasonal restrictions on installation
· Each panel covers 2 ft2
· 50-year transferable Limited Warranty

From new construction to remodeling, exterior walls to stunning interiors, Versetta Stone® adds
the beautiful detail of traditional stone masonry with a modern installation method, offering a complete
system founded on quality, speed and selection.