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Cabin Fever: Easy Indoor Projects to Refresh Your Home

The holidays are wrapping up, and Minnesota remains in winter’s icy grip for the foreseeable future. Does anyone else struggle to find motivation from January to March in the Midwest? New Year’s resolutions and fresh starts abound, but the cold weather doesn’t necessarily inspire project-mode. While we’d never deny anyone from indulging in a little seasonal hibernation, a good project and sense of purpose can go a long way towards improving the winter doldrums. Changing your environment in positive ways can create a fresh start and boost your mood! Need a few ideas to get the ball rolling? Read through our favorite easy indoor …Read More

Hibernation-Friendly Basements

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well, it almost is at least! The first few snowfalls have already come and gone in the Twin Cities, and we’ve got cozy winter hibernation on the brain. If you’re not crazy about shoveling snow and pulling out your heavy jacket, we can all agree that the chilly weather is an excellent excuse to lay low and relax with the people we love. One of the best places in any Midwestern home to hunker down in is the basement. Out of sight and tucked away, the lower level is the perfect dedicated …Read More

Project Feature: Warm Cream Kitchen

We’re so excited to finally share all the details of this beautiful Richfield kitchen transformation! Isn’t this room a breath of fresh air? The final space is such a unique combination of trends, timeless style, organization, and fun custom details. From the get-go, these homeowners wanted to overhaul their entire kitchen. The finished room is open, bright, and inviting; it’s ready for the hustle and bustle of day-to-day family life. Warm white custom cabinetry makes the room feel fresh and clean. However, the shade of white we used contains faint gray undertones to keep the mood from getting too sterile. …Read More

5 Tips to Help You Organize Your Home This Fall

There’s a cool breeze in the air, the leaves are falling, and Halloween candy has arrived on grocery store shelves; fall is officially in full swing! We know Minnesotans are all about making the most of the beautiful seasonal weather. After all, it doesn’t always last long, right? However, we’d like to suggest adding something to your list other than apple picking this fall: wrapping up lingering home projects. In a lot of ways, autumn is the last real chance to get your home base organized before the hectic holiday hustle begins! Keep reading for tips to help you get …Read More

Accessible Kitchen Design Solutions

Retirement and your golden years are all about relaxation and investing in the people, places, and things that you love. However, this life phase often defined by leisure and enjoyment can also include a lot of changes and challenging decision-making. One of the biggest choices many adults face is whether or not to downsize during their retirement. Just as one size doesn’t typically fit all, there is more than one path to domestic bliss. Starting fresh in a new community or condo might feel liberating and exciting for some, while others could not imagine leaving behind their roots and memories connected to …Read More

Project Feature: Bright White Kitchen

We love working in the remodeling industry for many reasons, but one of the best parts of what we do is the amount of possibility each day holds. Every new space has its quirks and virtues. However, no matter how challenging a project may be, there’s always a creative design solution that can improve or better it. For example, these wonderful clients asked us to update their home’s galley kitchen. While it’s easy to think kitchens like this one are too small or limit your choices, we believe galley kitchens can be simple, bright, and efficient! We’re so pleased with the final …Read More

Summer Projects: Exterior Maintenance Musts

The first official day of summer occurred this week, which got us thinking about sunny summer home maintenance tasks. The warm weather throughout Minnesota in June, July, and August is ideally suited to tackling your repair and upkeep to-do list! Whether you’re a DIY champ or prefer to call in the pros, read our summer exterior maintenance musts below. Fresh Coat of Paint. Nothing brings new life to a home’s exterior like a bright, new paint job! If an entirely new paint color isn’t necessary or an option, think about updating strategic spots such as your home’s trim, mailbox, front door, window …Read More

Design Trends: Custom Home Bars

As interior trends become more focused on expressing individual lifestyles and open-concept layouts continue to ascend in popularity, it only makes sense that custom bars are enjoying a design resurgence. Traditionally associated with more formal entertaining styles, the classic bar cart or wet bar area are both making major comebacks in recent years. Whether combined with a media room, game area, man cave, or incorporated into the main living space, creative bars are a great addition to any home’s hosting setup! When designed thoughtfully, bars aren’t just good for happy hours or cocktail parties; they’re extra kitchen or buffet space, flexibly …Read More

Project Feature: Modern and Classic Basement

Built in 1939, this family was ready to give the basement of their Minneapolis Tudor a facelift. The chief goals of this project were to add a bathroom, office, and finish off the cozy rec room. Most challenging by far was the 3/4 bath and curbless shower, it was difficult to make space for the shower, but we made it work! This modern bathroom is filled with classic accents, such as the french gold Kohler faucet (a new color), dark (heated!) hexagon floor tile, and white subway tile walls. To execute the unique walk-in shower, we used a Coastal brand shower …Read More

The Decked Out Pantry: Creative Design Tips

Organized storage is an essential building block of all interior design, but it’s perhaps most vital in kitchen planning. No other room in your home requires near constant venturing back and forth between spaces. Kitchens are a busy, nonstop mix of all sorts of tasks, from cooking to hosting to homework – every aspect of family life takes place in them. The downside to all of this action is if your kitchen’s functional areas aren’t up to par, things start to feel crowded and inconvenient real quick! Obviously, a smart layout and quality cabinetry are both huge parts of the …Read More