Remodel

Creek Cottage Video Reveal

We're so excited to share this video reveal of one of our recent projects, the Creek Cottage in Minneapolis! This project was such a fun one; amazing clients, beautiful location, and endless design opportunities.  This family of 5 needed much more space than their original 2-bed, 1-bath was giving them. So we designed and built a brand new second level for them with 2 bedrooms joined by a…


buying a fixer-upper for your family

Looking for the perfect home... to remodel? Here are our tips for finding a fixer-upper with forever home potential.

Looking into buying a fixer-upper that you can turn into your forever home? Sounds fun, right?! And HGTV makes it looks so easy... tour a few homes, buy the one with potential, tear down some walls, install some subway tile and voila!... you have the home of your dreams! :: Record scratch :: The reality is, it's not that simple. Remodeling an old home can be super fun but it can also be…


Cape Cod Reveal - Upper Level

We're back with more images from our Cape Cod project.  Today we are sharing the upper level, which has transformed into a truly amazing oasis for this family! The original upper floor plan had 2 bedrooms on the upper level with tiny closets and a small landing area.  We came in and added some height and square footage to the bedrooms, created a larger landing space, and added a much needed…


Cape Cod Reveal - Main Level

Gah! We are so excited to share this little gem of a remodel with you! This home belongs to a lovely family of 3 who were so much fun to work with.  Overall, their spaces were feeling a bit small and cramped. Their goal wasn't to create a bigger home; rather an overall smarter and efficient use of space, with a small addition. Aesthetically, the family loves mid century modern so we were…


Planning a remodel? Here are 3 things to consider before you get started.

When it comes to starting a home remodel or design project, we understand that the options can be a bit overwhelming.  Depending on your needs, there are several directions you can go in when choosing a designer, contractor, builder, etc.  You might not even know where to start!  That's where we come in.  As a design build firm, we take on the entirety of your project from beginning to end.…


Pineapple Momma Planning And Design Recaps

Have you ever wondered what actually goes into planning a remodel? Where to start and how to dive in? It may seem like an overwhelming process initially, but that's why we're here through the whole planning design phase! Our job at Oak Arrow Homes is to pace the design process and guide you each step of the way! One of our sweet clients, Monica, has documented our design process with her home…


Pineapple Momma Guest Post Part 2

OAK & ARROW HOMES PT. 2 march 24, 2020 A few weeks ago we met with Samantha at Oak and Arrow homes to start discussing our large scale renovation. You can read about the first part of that process HERE. Again, this is all so overwhelming to me, even walking into this second meeting those feeling still arose. It’s such a large project! How can anyone handle it?! Well, Samantha can – thank…


Pineapple Momma Guest Post

Guest Post Featuring @Pineapplemomma Starting a renovation is exciting but we understand that it can also be an overwhelming task!  If you are curious about how we start the renovation process check out our time with Monica.  Monica and her husband Joe are considering a renovation of the main floor.  She has been gracious enough to share all about the experience from a homeowner's…


Coastal Master Suite Reveal

Get ready for some impressive before & after shots!! The Story: Our fabulous clients spend time in Hawaii every winter and wanted to bring that beachy, coastal vibe back to Minnesota.   She had her closet in the basement so the remodel started with the need for a walk in closet upstairs and we delivered (see below!!!)  The attic had low ceilings and all the usual problems of 1920's attics -…


Chowen Bungalow Before & After

To really appreciate our Chowen Bungalow you MUST see the before picture!  These homeowners have been loving every minute they have been back in there home.  It is now a cozy get-a-way and they each have space to themselves to enjoy. The Story: Our clients were newly retired and in need of a home they could stay comfortable in long term.  She loves to cook and read while he has many hobbies.…