What’s the Story? Dec 2021

The winter season is upon us and who would have predicted a 12” snowfall in Minneapolis followed by a thunderstorm and tornadoes in the southern part of the state! Wow. With that in mind, mudrooms do take front and center stage this time of year. Many of us enter from the garage into the house…

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What’s the Story? Oct 2020

There are many things fueling the multi-use/multi-generational living that is becoming a very popular trend.  As the cost of housing rises (as it has so dramatically in the past few years) it has become more difficult for the younger generation to get into homeownership and on the other side, difficult for older couples to stay…

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What’s the Story? Aug 2021

Middle-aged home remodeling seems to be a good topic when you think about homeownership. After living in your home for any number of years, you get used to a lot of the furniture and finishes and it is sometimes hard to take an objective view of things that really are aged, outdated, or need replacement…

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What’s the Story? July 2021

More and more Minnesotans are getting to the point where they need to make some decisions about where they are going to stay for the long term – Single Family Home? Condo? High Rise? Coming off a year of staying in place due to Covid, modifying an existing home is really appealing. Based on an…

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What’s the Story? Aug 2020

  I thought it would be great to talk about kitchens as we get ready to move into fall. Our main article talks about the first questions I typically ask anyone who is interested in a kitchen remodeling project. Kitchens are much more than just cabinets and countertops. Kitchens really are the heart of the…

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What’s the Story? July 2020

How appropriate that we talk about home technology this month. First, I am typically the last person to ask about new technology. If there is an issue and the technology is not working, it happens to me first. I can’t count the number of times I have had a problem, only to have someone come…

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What’s the Story? June 2020

Brule river fishing

This month we have some great information on multi-generational living: “Tips for Living in a Multigenerational Home” and “Can Multiple Generations Live Together Under One Roof? Absolutely!” After our experiences with the Covid virus, living in high rises or dense housing raises a number of questions. I am working with a client who is interested…

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What’s the Story? April 2020

When I signed off last month, no one really knew where we were headed with the COVID-19 virus. Now, 30 days further into the pandemic in the United States, it feels like we are making progress, and at the same time, stalling. Our stay-at-home order has been extended and we Minnesotans have heard that we…

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Unique Projects

Backyard Dreaming Space

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a residential bathroom remodeling project that made extensive use of universal design and won our company a coveted Contractor of the Year (CotY) award. In keeping with our clients’ needs, the finished project was tasteful, elegant, modern and made use of the latest materials and technologies. It…

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