Award-Winning Universal Design

This award-winning universal design received a CotY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) for a residential bathroom in the $75,001-$100,000 price range. Designed to Foster Independence All projects are transformative, but every once in a while we are given the opportunity to take making a difference in a…

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The Taj Ma’Outhouse

Some homeowners want to make another kind of statement. A few years back I racked up another CotY award for a bathroom project. I was renovating my own cabin in Wisconsin and I couldn’t get out of my head that a cabin should have an outhouse. We didn’t technically need an outhouse, but it was…

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Single Level Living in Lilydale

When this St. Paul couple sold their two-story home and bought a 1980s condo in Lilydale, (close to the kids and family), they dreamed of a single-level home where they could enjoy the next chapter of their lives. In addition to the kitchen and dining area, this project also included a new owner’s suite with…

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Growing Pains? Try House Gains!

Attic Opportunity

You love the neighborhood; you don’t want to move.  You love the lines of the house; you don’t want to disrupt them with an addition. But your kids are growing up, becoming (much) more active. Perhaps there’s a new one on the way. A house that’s size was just fine five years ago, has started…

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