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,…

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…

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….

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling

You’ve waited, saved, researched and it’s finally time, you’re actually ready to begin your dream home project! Whether it’s an updated kitchen, spa-style master bath, or lower level bar suited for entertaining, one thing remains true: you want your long-awaited remodel to be a success. The last thing anyone desires after investing their resources in a big home project is to end up disappointed, after all, you’re the one who…

The Home Office – Planning for Productivity

The office is perhaps the most left behind space in home design. Instead of being a hub of organization and creativity, a lot of home offices are poorly planned afterthoughts. We know there are other rooms that guests spend more time in, places feel are more important to invest your budget on. We totally get it. But, as more and more people continue to shift toward working from home, it’s high…

Ideas to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

– Paint your front door! Either a neutral tone to match some other element of your home’s color, or if you are looking to make a bold statement paint it a bright hue for a pop of color. – Purchase new front porch furniture or lighting as a fun way to add an element of design. – Repair your driveway, sidewalk, or porch. Small little repairs can make a big…