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Maximizing Your Basement

Most midwestern homes have them, but no two usually look the same. They’re the sometimes neglected and often underutilized basement. While we understand why so many homeowners don’t maximize their lower level’s square footage, it doesn’t mean we don’t highly encourage making the most of that precious space! No matter what purpose you may have in mind, finishing your basement increases your home’s resale value and livable space. Starting to think…

Bring Your Dated Bedroom Into the Future

Is your bedroom at the bottom of your remodeling checklist? Is it sporting a mixed bag of hand-me-downs and dated furniture? Bedrooms are meant to be peaceful and serene, an everyday getaway. Instead, many of us treat our master bedrooms as pseudo offices, laundry rooms, home gyms, and catch-all spaces. Retreating to a room that’s a design afterthought and filled with clutter hardly sounds like any way to relax! Want…

Design Trends: Engineered Wood Floors

Whether remodeling your current home or building new construction, the design process is full of details and decisions. From fixtures to paint to flooring, the finishes of each room in your home can vary, which often requires constant budget adjustment. If you’re working within strict financial parameters or simply prefer taking a conservative approach to spending, then you’re probably all about weighing your options. When it comes to wood floors, in particular,…

Green Kitchen Design Tips

As eco-friendly practices continue to rise in popularity and awareness, more of our clients are interested in incorporating green design elements into their homes. Besides being good for the planet, sustainable design changes often lead to higher energy efficiency and lower monthly bills. If you’re beginning kitchen remodeling plans, we highly suggest considering the following green design tips! Energy Efficient Appliances. When it comes to managing kitchen waste, replacing your old models…

Adding Value through Outdoor Spaces

Memorial day is only weeks away, the weather is getting warmer, and we’ve even had our first thunderstorm; summer is making its yearly arrival in Minnesota. During May, June, July, and August Minnesotans all seem to be in pursuit of the same thing: making memories outside. Because beautiful weather can often be fleeting in the Midwest, true Northerners know to make the most of gorgeous days as they come. Besides…

Spring Cleaning: Seasonal Home Projects

Spring is in the air, which means its time to get outside and tackle home projects! No matter what updates you have in mind, from a fresh coat of paint to an entire addition, our team can help you take on your to-do list with success. With its notoriously fickle weather, the spring is an ideal time to knock out home maintenance tasks. Work now; play later – get work done…

Navigating Paint Choices

When it comes to making decisions, having more options is not always an upside. For some people, an endless array of choices can be quite stifling – where do you even begin? We totally understand, sometimes it’s easier to pick from a smaller menu, instead of getting overwhelmed by an expansive buffet of entrees. Besides selecting colors, there’s also finishes to consider: gloss, semi-gloss, eggshell, flat or matte? And what about…

Small Space Solutions: Tips for a Better Bedroom

When it comes design makeovers or organization overhauls, one room that’s often left for last is the bedroom. It makes sense; bedrooms are private, quiet, intimate places. Closed off and hidden away from guests, bedrooms are more about practicality over perfection. While many of us would adore creating the calm oasis we crave, other design priorities often prevail. We’d never discredit anyone for being realistic; however, we also believe no…

Fireplace Facelift: Updating Your Mantel & Surround’s Style

Design trends are in constant flux, but certain interior elements seem particularly subject to passing styles. When it comes to the living room, we can think of no feature more prominent than the family fireplace. The mantel is the star of the show, the centerpiece of the traditional American family room. It’s where priceless heirlooms and treasured family photos rest. Seasonal and holiday decor also make their home on the mantelpiece….

Tips for Designing a Basement Bar

One of our favorite areas to help clients reimagine is the basement. Unlike the main level, all bets are off downstairs! Basement space is open to interpretation. We’ve seen it all, media rooms, exercise studios, craft areas, game rooms, playrooms, and of course, built-in bars. Each type of space is fun to bring to life, but today we’re singling out the basement bar. A time-honored tradition, lower levels bars are…