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Baskin residence

What should you discuss during the first consultation with your contractor?

Remodeling takes courage. Perhaps that’s why so many people put it off or pivot by moving to a different home. When we work with homeowners, we start with a short...
Beautiful room

Dial Back Maintenance Through Design

Maintenance is a broad concept. To some people, maintenance means getting the furnace checked once a year and changing the batteries in the smoke alarms before they start beeping. Others...
Budget

$1 or 1%? Accounting for Home Maintenance in 2018

At the beginning of the year, many of us take time to review and set personal goals for the new year. In our newsletter from January, we offer suggestions on...
Laundry Room

Give your Laundry Room a Fresh Start

The trend of multi-use, beautifully designed laundry rooms has been gaining popularity in the past couple of years. No longer exiled to the dark corner of the basement, laundry rooms...
wesley tingey

Winter is a prime time to remodel. Even in Minnesota! 

Winter is a terrific time for hockey, ice fishing, and . . . remodeling? That’s right. Minnesota, land of snow and ice, is a prime spot for winter remodeling. Those crisp,...
kitchen remodels

Don’t Retire Your House. Retire WITH Your House.

Summer brings block parties and picnics, gardening and perennial swapping, and kids biking up and down the street. Your neighborhood, close to parks, lakes, and shopping, is exactly where you...
Deck Stairs

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Home Maintenance

April showers bring May flowers. And possibly water in your basement or rain seeping through your roof. Now is the perfect time to do a spring tour of the exterior...
living room

How to Turn Reality TV into Real Results

Property Hunters. Fixer Upper. Kitchen Crashers. The success of home renovation shows isn’t a fluke. Network executives understand the power of aspiration and elbow grease. Home renovation shows are great...
Notepad

The Holidays and A Wish List for Your Home

I remember walking into several different retail stores at the end of August and I could not believe all the holiday merchandise already out. I was not ready to let...