Reporting Matt Brickman
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show is in full bloom at the Convention Center and with spring now just a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what to do when the snow melts.
Todd Davis is the host of HGTV’s Room Crashers — so, he’s no stranger to big projects.
But if you’re trying to sell your home — and don’t have a lot of spend — there are a few simple things you can do.
“So you’re basically just replacing hardware, replacing a faucet, replacing a backsplash, something that has a focal point, but is also very easy to do and inexpensive,” he said. “That’s important.”
And it could make a big difference.
“If you’re selling a $2,000-$3,000 home, you can spend $500, you’d be surprised that that $500 could easily turn into $5,000,” he said.
But as far as what it should look like? The Idea Home offers some great ideas.
Rachel Kate — a veteran of HGTV’s design star — is responsible for the Idea Home’s interior.
“We’ve got browns mixing with blacks, mixing with drift woods and ivories and we’re pulling it all together to show you how to update your look with your current cabinets and things,” she said.
You’ll also see high ceilings — lots of light — and products built to last.
And in Minnesota, function is just as important as form.
“From summer to winter, nobody in the U.S. has the extremes like we have in MN, so we have to build a great house for our climate,” she said.
If you walk through the Idea Home and like what you see, you can actually buy it.
Micheal Lee Inc. is selling that model of home in Woodbury and Blaine. It’ll run around $375,000.