Northern Home & Cottage managing editor, Elizabeth Edwards takes us on a tour of the 2009 Home Builders Expo in Traverse City, Michigan. Join us for a sampling of the 120 vendors where we will learn about geothermal heating, home accessories, unique tile, custom countertops, innovations in siding, green carpeting, and so much more!

And now that we’ve inspired your renovation spirit, here are some additional articles and resources to help you build your dreams Up North:

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