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Outdoor Living Trends for 2014

Summer is almost here — thought it takes longer to arrive in Minnesota — and that means outdoor living. Country Living magazine has released its Top 10 Outdoor Design Trends, and they include wonderful items like seating and dining areas, landscaping with flowers and fire pits. And every one of these trends will be better and easier to achieve if your home has high-quality patio doo...
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Norfolk Tiny House

Photo from tinyhouselistings.com Check out this tiny house featuring Integrity windows by Marvin. The house was custom built right on top of a new trailer for easy mobility and it is street legal. It’s only 190 square feet but it looks perfect for an instant cabin get-away, or housing guests that need their own space. It was built for year-round camping, plus it can be plugged in for water and ...
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Phoenix Commotion

    Up-cycle architect and philosopher Dan Phillips found a place in the construction industry for a different kind of building that reduces waste, trains future builders and creates low-cost housing. Image from www.phoenixcommotion.com   In 1997 Phillips established his construction company, Phoenix Commotion, which specializes in the fabrication of houses made out of discarde...
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Island Treehouse in Maine

Built using all natural materials, this treehouse is perfect for a family summer trip. The 350 square-foot residence sits within the beautiful landscape of the Maine coast and is complete with Marvin’s Ultimate Double Hung windows. It may be built for kids, but adults will love the exposed rough-sawn Douglas Fir, natural light, and sleeping loft. See more pictures of the Island Tree House ...
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12 Ways (+1) to Refresh Your Porch

If your home has a front porch, it’s guaranteed to be the first thing visitors see when approaching your home — and we all know what they say about first impressions. If your porch is inviting, comfortable-looking and in good repair, it sends a positive message about your house. And if you’re ever in the market to sell, your porch is a critical element in curb appeal, which is...
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In 2007, Bill and Margaret Marvin established a $15 million endowed scholarship...

In 2007, Bill and Margaret Marvin established a $15 million endowed scholarship fund for students in Warroad. At the time, it was the single largest endowment ever to be received by a community in ...