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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…

Project Feature: Robert Foote Jeweler

One of the biggest projects we undertook this year was remodeling an entire jewelry store from top to bottom. The wonderful team at Robert Foote Jeweler had outgrown their space and asked us to help bring their new location to life. We jumped at the chance! Our task was creating a high-end, boutique style atmosphere. The store’s interior needed to make an impression! Naturally, our other core objective was crafting tasteful display areas….

Weatherproofing Your Home for Winter

The leaves are changing and halloween is already mere weeks away. Fall is here in all its glory, which unfortunately means something else too, winter will not be far behind. We’re aware that thoughts of shoveling snow are utterly unappealing in October, but lower temps will arrive before we know it – this is Minnesota after all! As the old adage says, the early bird gets the worm. Or in this case, the early…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The hazy days of summer have come and gone, which means one thing, it’s time to look ahead to fall! Every homeowner should have a seasonal maintenance checklist, that way once the weather starts changing you know exactly what projects need to be tackled. If to-do lists aren’t your strong suit then give the one below a try; it’s a great jumping off point for getting your home ready for winter…