Do You Need To Install A Storm Door On Your House?

Do You Need To Install A Storm Door On Your House?

The other day a friend reached out to me to ask, “Do you need to have a storm door?”. As I talked with her about my personal thoughts on adding a storm door to a front entry door…

Restoration Hardware Chandelier Look-alikes for Less!

Restoration Hardware Chandelier Look-alikes for Less!

Like many of you, I have big dreams and ideas. Every project starts with daydreaming and exploring options to create perfect spaces. Often this exploration leads me to one of my very favorite places for lighting: Restoration Hardware. I don’t think it is hard to understand …

The Best Way To Save Thousands On Your Remodel

The Best Way To Save Thousands On Your Remodel

If remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or even your whole home has been on your mind, what has been holding you back? For many people the sticking point is the cost. Believe it or not, there is a way to save thousands on your home remodel, and it doesn’t have anything to do using cheaper materials or compromising on what you want…

How To Choose The Best Island For Your Kitchen

How To Choose The Best Island For Your Kitchen

Remodeling a kitchen is a complicated process that involves what can feel like endless decisions. In almost every kitchen remodel appointment we attend, clients seem to tell us they want to incorporate an island into their…

The Best Resources To Help You Estimate Your Remodel Cost

The Best Resources To Help You Estimate Your Remodel Cost

If you’re looking for the best ways to estimate the cost of your home remodel online, you have come to the right place! Without picking up the phone or meeting with a contractor, you can easily find average costs for home projects to begin estimating your remodel…

Beautiful Ways to Incorporate Coral Into Your Home

Beautiful Ways to Incorporate Coral Into Your Home

Have you heard? The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral! As soon as we heard the news, we started dreaming about how we might use more coral in our own work. If you’re anything like us, you may also be excited to start incorporating this vibrant hue into your own home. With all the grays and other neutrals…

7 Things I'll Do Differently in the Design of My Second Home

7 Things I'll Do Differently in the Design of My Second Home

I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying: “You don’t know what you don’t know”. That statement couldn’t ring more true to me than when I consider the purchase of my first home. It was 12 years ago, I was moving back to Minnesota from California and I wanted to find somewhere in one weekend. I had been renting and …

Should You Buy New Construction or Custom Build Your Home?

Should You Buy New Construction or Custom Build Your Home?

Here in Minnesota, like so many areas in the country, we have really felt the impact of the housing shortage. People hoping to find their first home are struggling to find options within their budget, and many looking for their second homes were seeing a lack of affordable options…

Why You Need to Always Avoid Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Why You Need to Always Avoid Open Shelving in the Kitchen

I want to get real for a minute. We need to have a heart-to-heart. I care about all of you, and more specifically I care that you have a functional home. Because I care I have to tell you this: Don’t put open shelving in your kitchen…

How to Give Your Spindles a Contemporary Facelift

How to Give Your Spindles a Contemporary Facelift

I was just thinking, have you ever counted how many times per day do you go up and down your stairs? I currently live in a row home and as a result I probably go up and down the stairs in my home at least 15 times everyday. Railings are something I think most of us take for granted, until they aren’t there. It is so important…

How to Identify Your Priorities to Have a Successful Home Remodel

How to Identify Your Priorities to Have a Successful Home Remodel

Repeat after me: Preparation is key! If you have ever remodeled your home before, you will agree that remodeling is definitely a learning experience. We say this with humility as we have had our fair share of difficult learning experiences along the way with our own projects! If you’re considering a home remodel, your excitement to pick tile or flooring may sometimes have you missing important…

Amazing Modern Black Faucets and Hardware You'll Love

Amazing Modern Black Faucets and Hardware You'll Love

Our favorite modern matte black kitchen and bathroom faucets and coordinating cabinet hardware to tie it all together!

Why a Workstation Sink Will Be The Best Thing in Your Kitchen

Why a Workstation Sink Will Be The Best Thing in Your Kitchen

Workstation kitchen sinks are one of our favorite kitchen trends of 2019! Learn about the best features of workstation sinks and the benefits of adding one to your own home.

The Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself Before Remodeling

The Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself Before Remodeling

If you are considering taking on a home remodel, there are most likely a thousand questions rolling around in your mind. We know these thoughts all too well! We see anxiety and feelings of overwhelm all the time when we first meet with clients. And you know what? It isn’t surprising! Taking on a large time and financial commitment is something that should be…

Get This Unique Gift for Anyone on Your List

Get This Unique Gift for Anyone on Your List

Stumped on what to give someone? If you have been racking your brain trying to think of something unique yet practical, we may have the solution for you. Believe it or not, there is a item that everyone can use (and hopefully love!), no matter their age or taste…

How to Use Storage Trunks for Decor in Every Room of the House

How to Use Storage Trunks for Decor in Every Room of the House

Trunks and storage chests have been used for centuries as a functional, and often beautiful, storage option. Over the years, storage trunks have evolved into a wide variety of sizes and shapes for storing items at home and…

5 Simple Tips For An Energy Efficient Home This Winter

5 Simple Tips For An Energy Efficient Home This Winter

Winter is here and the chill has started to set in. We have already found ourselves walking a little faster to and from our cars and bundling up with multiple layers of sweaters. If you’re anything like us, we like to be warm! So, while the temps are dropping outside…

The 12 Best Automated Cleaning Products to Keep Your Home Spotless

The 12 Best Automated Cleaning Products to Keep Your Home Spotless

Everyone is busy these days. With all the things the average family has to juggle each day, it isn’t surprising that cleaning can sometimes be the last priority on the list. That being said…

How to Remodel for One Level Living

How to Remodel for One Level Living

Over the last few years one level living has become increasingly popular for just about every group and type of home buyer. The flexibility of one level floor plans, or two story homes with master suites and main floor laundry rooms, are…

The Best Pet & Baby Gates of 2018

The Best Pet & Baby Gates of 2018

Pet gates and baby gates are part of all of our lives at some point or another! For many people those times may even coincide. The problem with many pet and baby gates is that although they may solve one problem, they seem to cause others. They can become a tripping hazard, be unstable…