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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.…


Spring 2019 Showcase Home Reveal

Spring is here and that means we have a beautiful whole house remodel to share on the Parade of Home's Remodelers Showcase this weekend!  We wanted to share some pictures of this beautiful home but they don't do it justice.  The home will be open Friday - Sunday from Noon to 6pm.  We will be there giving tours and sharing more about the home and how we went from a REAL fixer upper…


Top Five Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Though it’s taking longer than we’d like this year in Minnesota, spring will soon be here – which means it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape! A thorough spring cleaning is a tradition that promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organized; with that in mind, read on for some of the best DIY spring cleaning tips to deep-clean your house and make it sparkle all year round.…


Kitchen Spotlight - Copper Backsplash

Most homeowners are hesitant to add bold colors or patterns in the kitchen. It’s traditionally a place where everything is fairly neutral to increase the look of cleanliness. However, playing with metals allows you to keep that polished, clean look while doing something different! This copper penny tiled backsplash with a custom design by Rubble Tile does just that! We used Amerock Hardware on…


Sneak peek at our latest new home!

We are excited to share our latest new home that is now available.  We have had a lot of fun pulling all the selections and designs together for this beautiful home.  We chose a modern lake home feel throughout with some coastal elements here and there.  Here are some of our idea boards for the home! This home is slated to start Summer 2018.  The home will include 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and…


Showcase Home Before & After

The Spring 2018 Parade of Homes & Remodelers Showcase is right around the corner (March 23-25)! We are exited to share some additional reveal photos of our Empty Nester's Cozy Rambler project as well as some "before" photos. We love how this home turned out! Window upgrade! These double-hung windows let more light in and freshen up the room. Here's what the space looked like before the…


Showcase Home Reveal R48

A perfect home for Empty Nesters! We are excited to share our Empty Nester's Cozy Rambler in the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes & Remodelers Showcase. Tour Info: Home R48 5628 Logan Ave. S, Minneapolis Open Noon to 6pm, Friday through Sunday We had a lot of fun with this project creating a space that was not to big and not too small. We were able to do an amazing interior refresh of the existing…


Kitchen Spotlight - Independent Spaces

We’ve had lots of questions about this Minnetonka Rebuild kitchen, so we figured we’d share some brand details with you all. These Target stools are great for a big family (the large LG fridge doesn’t hurt either!) Some other products we used in this rebuild are a Bosch dishwasher (it's so quiet!), Amerock hardware for the cabinetry, and Hinkley light fixtures. When designing this space, the…


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Kitchen Spotlight - 5 Mudroom Design Tips

Adding a mudroom near an exterior door has its perks! However, if it becomes a free-for-all, the space can quickly get dirty and unorganized. Here are some of our tips for keeping your mudroom a functional area while not compromising the style of your home. 1. CONSIDER TRAFFIC PATTERNS: It's a high-use space with lots going on. The last thing you want is to be tripping over your kid's shoes or…