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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…


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…


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…


Romantic Home Features

Because love is in the air this week, we put together a collection of some of our favorite romantic features in past projects. From kitchens to master suites, every corner of your home can have a romantic feel. Light colors, bright spaces, feminine decor, and dainty detailing all play a crucial role in creating a beautiful atmosphere! Here are our picks for romantic spaces. This kitchen has a…


Town Home Reveal

The Project We remodeled a 1980s town home that had a boxy layout. The traffic patterns in the space were all off due to wall and furniture placements. When working with smaller spaces, we try to maximize the footprint as much as possible. The result was an open and airy first floor. Now, the homeowner can have a conversation with guests that are a room (or two) apart!  The Living Room The…


JP&CO Homes

10 Ways to have a HIGH-PERFORMING home

By Samantha Grose, designer for JP&CO Lovely dining area in new construction in Minnetonka, MN You've probably heard the term "high performance" associated with cars. That could mean they have great gas mileage, are designed for speed, have an excellent handling and braking system, or are outfitted with the latest technologies. You've probably seen ads that talk about each aspect of a…


healthy home with optimal sunlight

Do YOU Have a Healthy Home?

  1950s Rambler, Reinvented   One of our top priorities at Optima Homes is creating a healthy, holistic environment that promotes physical and mental wellbeing. What does that mean? It means eliminating clutter, encouraging sunlight, and not using toxic materials in our building process. Here are some of the key things to look for when determining the health of your home: Optimize…