Remodeling tips

The Best Easy-To-Install Fireplace Mantel Kits For Your Home

The Best Easy-To-Install Fireplace Mantel Kits For Your Home

Be honest - do you like your fireplace mantel? Really, if you had any choice in the whole world, would you choose the one you currently have? If you’re not in love with your mantel and considering a change or if you’re building a new space and adding a fireplace you might be intimidated by all your choices. Well, I want you to know you don’t have to be! Fireplace mantel kits are a simple way to…

How To Choose The Best French Door Handle Sets For Your Home

How To Choose The Best French Door Handle Sets For Your Home

Choosing the right french door handles be a tricky task. The configuration of french doors adds some complexity to installing door handles, especially when you need them to lock. When trying to choose the right french door handle set configuration…

5 Tips For Choosing The Best Vessel Sink For Your Bathroom

5 Tips For Choosing The Best Vessel Sink For Your Bathroom

If you’re looking for the best vessel sink for your bathroom, we get it. Recently we were on a search for the very same thing for…

3 Super Easy Ways To Reduce Dust During Your Remodel

3 Super Easy Ways To Reduce Dust During Your Remodel

Reducing dust and debris in the air can make a big difference in your overall experience during a remodel. Especially when you’re still living in the space, it can be difficult to come home and find every surface covered in a layer of dust. Demolition of a…

The Best Resources To Help You Plan Your Dream Kitchen

The Best Resources To Help You Plan Your Dream Kitchen

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you might be overwhelmed with all the details. We get it! That is exactly why we have pulled together all of the best information and resources in one place to help you plan your dream kitchen…

How To Choose The Best Towel Warmer For Your Bathroom & Our Top Picks For 2019!

How To Choose The Best Towel Warmer For Your Bathroom & Our Top Picks For 2019!

Let’s be honest, the thought of stepping out of a warm shower into the cold morning air is something most of us dread. Luckily, there is an easy way to keep your those warm feelings just a little while longer with one simple addition to your bathroom: A towel warmer!

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…

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 …

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 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…

What We Love About Quartz Countertops

What We Love About Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are all the rage right now and we have definitely joined the fan club. Don't get me wrong, we love the look of marble, there are many spectacular granite options, and the price point and variety of laminate countertops are…

Copy Us! How to Build a Mudroom Bench

Copy Us! How to Build a Mudroom Bench

Looking for ways to increase the functionality of your mudroom and considering building a mudroom bench? Lucky you - this is a handy “how-to” to help you build your own mudroom bench!  We have received numerous comments from people saying they wish they could recreate the mudroom bench…

How Permits and Inspections Protect You

How Permits and Inspections Protect You

If you’re in the process of planning a remodel, you might be asking yourself, “ what’s the purpose of building permits and inspections?”. Getting plans drawn, submitting it to a city and other governing body, making changes if needed and waiting can feel like a long process. Not to mention the additional cost of paying for the…