Fabulous Fandeliers - Dressed Up Ceiling Fan/Lights for Every Room In Your Home!

Fabulous Fandeliers - Dressed Up Ceiling Fan/Lights for Every Room In Your Home!

A beautiful combination of a ceiling fan and chandelier- can these really exist? As a realtor and a designer I meet with a lot of clients and see a lot of homes. The one thing that has stuck out to me recently is the trend of clients putting ceiling fans at the top of their "must-have" list. I'm guessing this comes as the weather gets warmer and people are reminded of how much they like a breeze as they go about their…

Hilldale Avenue Home Remodel

Hilldale Avenue Home Remodel

Check out our before and after video, explore the different areas of the home we remodeled and learn what we used to create a beautiful, modern space!

How to Easily Add Privacy to a Window

How to Easily Add Privacy to a Window

We are always looking for the simplest ways to solve problems. When we were dealing with a small bathroom and trying to figure out the best way to layout the space, we knew we had to put the shower along the window. Although it offers great light and ventilation, this is less than ideal from a privacy standpoint…

How to Get An Accurate Estimate for a Home Remodel Project

How to Get An Accurate Estimate for a Home Remodel Project

One thing all people have in common when requesting an estimate for a project is knowing they want something to be different. The difference between people is that some know more clearly than…

Our Favorite Kitchen Sinks Under $300

Our Favorite Kitchen Sinks Under $300

Remodeling is expensive and even when you are on a tight budget you still want all the bells and whistles. We know we do! If you're looking for a great deal on a great sink…

Kitchen Sink Series, Part 3: Choosing Between Stainless Steel, Copper, Composite, Cast Iron, and Fireclay Sinks

Kitchen Sink Series, Part 3: Choosing Between Stainless Steel, Copper, Composite, Cast Iron, and Fireclay Sinks

What is the best material for your kitchen sink? Below we offer the basics of what you need to know about the pros and cons of the most common materials we see client's choose…

Kitchen Sink Series, Part 2: Single Basin vs. Double Basin Sinks

Kitchen Sink Series, Part 2: Single Basin vs. Double Basin Sinks

Single Basin or Double Basin sink? We discuss the pros and cons of each in Part 2 of our Sink Series! 

Kitchen Sink Series, Part 1: The Difference Between Undermount, Drop In, Dual Mount, and Apron Front Sinks

Kitchen Sink Series, Part 1: The Difference Between Undermount, Drop In, Dual Mount, and Apron Front Sinks

You need a new sink, I get it. The old one just isn't working out anymore. There's not enough room, its scratched or stained, it just doesn't match the "look" of the kitchen you dream about and it's time to say goodbye. Now you have started down a path where the options feel endless and you need a little guidance. You are ….

Best Gifts for the Handy Man In Your Life

Best Gifts for the Handy Man In Your Life

With Father's Day quickly approaching you are probably starting to wonder what to get Dad that he doesn't already have in his toolbox. Finding creative gift ideas for the handy man (or woman) in your …

Choosing the Right Material for Your Deck

Choosing the Right Material for Your Deck

As the weather begins to warm up it is natural to start dreaming of summer days spent outside and barbecues with friends and family. In Minnesota, we take advantage of every minute of the nice weather when we have it! We all want to extend our living space outside……

What To Do Before You Finish Your Basement

What To Do Before You Finish Your Basement

Finishing your basement can add a lot of value to your home. The additional livable square feet along with a bedroom, bathroom, or...

5 Materials to Avoid in Your Bathroom Design (and What to Use Instead)

5 Materials to Avoid in Your Bathroom Design (and What to Use Instead)

When designing any space it is important to remember both aesthetics and function. Everyone wants a beautiful design but function should...

A Simple Guide to Selecting the Best Lighting Layout for Your Kitchen

A Simple Guide to Selecting the Best Lighting Layout for Your Kitchen

We often find our clients feel overwhelmed or confused with planning their kitchen lighting during a home remodel. So much so that the words "simple" and "kitchen lighting" might seem like they don't belong in the same sentence. We wanted to create a guide to…

How to: Create a Luxury Bathroom on a Budget

How to: Create a Luxury Bathroom on a Budget

When working on a recent remodel we encountered a problem that many of our clients face. We had to create a whole new bathroom with a small budget but...

What is the Minnesota New Construction 1-2-10 Warranty?

What is the Minnesota New Construction 1-2-10 Warranty?

According to Minnesota Statutes, when selling a new construction home, the building contractor must... 

How to Select the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

How to Select the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

Flooring may not be the first thing on your mind when planning a kitchen remodel but with the amount of use and traffic....

How to Increase Your Home's Value by Remodeling a Bathroom

How to Increase Your Home's Value by Remodeling a Bathroom

If you are considering listing your home for sale in the near future you may be wondering what is worth...

How to Improve the Look of a Beam or Post

How to Improve the Look of a Beam or Post

Everyone loves an open concept living space but removing walls can sometimes mean that beams and posts must take their place...

Researching a Property's Permit History Before You Buy

Researching a Property's Permit History Before You Buy

Any good Realtor will tell you that a home inspection is an important step when purchasing a property. A step in this process...

The Most Popular Ceiling Textures Explained

The Most Popular Ceiling Textures Explained

One of the most common things that will be changed in our remodels, no matter what area of the home, is the ceiling texture. Choosing the right one for you may be based on your taste, budget, or other factors…