Budget for a Remodel | Northfield Construction Company

Budget for a Remodel | Northfield Construction Company

Before you start a remodeling project, it will be important to determine the budget. Setting a budget will help you plan your project more efficiently. It will stop project costs from getting out of hand too quickly. It will also help you choose the best financing option for your home remodel. But, before you set out to determine a b...

Choosing the Right Color for Your Dining Room

Choosing the Right Color for Your Dining Room

Whether you're looking to update the color of your dining room, or you've just finished a remodel, choosing the perfect palette for your dining room can be a fun and simple task. Color plays an important role in setting the mood for a room. The color you end up choosing should reflect how you want to room to feel. If you often entert...

Crossing Double Unit | Update | Northfield, MN

Crossing Double Unit | Update | Northfield, MN

We are finishing up the last few things at our Crossing Condominium double unit. This is a project where we combined two individual units into one large unit. The architect placed a gas see-through fireplace at the location of the former common unit wall which divides this new space into a dining area and a living area....

Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen

Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen

A kitchen backsplash not only functions as a great decorative piece, but can make kitchen messes easier to clean up, protecting your wall from damaging grease splatters and food particles. A backsplash can also give small kitchens an illusion of space, with its reflective surface adding more depth and dimension. Choosing the right ba...

Remodel vs. Renovation

Remodel vs. Renovation

What's the difference between remodeling and renovation? Aren't they essentially the same thing? Both remodeling and renovating mean to make improvements on an existing building or home. However, they refer to two slightly different types of construction. Renovation means “restore to a good state of repair.” I...

How to Finish an Unfinished Basement

How to Finish an Unfinished Basement

You're considering remodeling your basement, maybe to add more value to your home or maybe to give your family extra space to grow. Either way, you're not quite sure the type of remodel you want for your basement. To help you decide, we've put together a quick list of popular basement remodels.   Family Room

Carpet or Hardwood? What Flooring Works Best with Your Home?

Carpet or Hardwood? What Flooring Works Best with Your Home?

Carpet and hardwood are two of the most popular chooses for flooring material in today's homes. But, which one will work best for you? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. In the more recent years, homes have been incorporating more alternative flooring options like linoleum and carpet in place of hardwood. Depending on your...

Home Remodels That May Require a Permit

Home Remodels That May Require a Permit

  While not all home remodels require a permit from the city, some do. We've put together a short list of items that may require a permit depending on where you live (building codes vary from town to town). Confused about which permits you need? Talk with your Contractor. They will be able to help you obtain the right permits...

Five (Almost) Mudrooms We Love

Five (Almost) Mudrooms We Love

Struggling with finding storage space in your home? Consider adding a cubby/shelving unit in an otherwise empty hallway! Here's a couple of almost mudrooms we love. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below! Working in a small hallway? Keep it narrow! This mudroom shelving doesn't extend into the hallway, yet provides a f...

Adding Skylights to Your Home

Adding Skylights to Your Home

Natural light has a healthy effect our our well-being. Studies have shown that natural light helps us , along with improving our focus/productivity. It also reduces the cost of energy in our homes. If you're looking to improve the light quality in your home, consider adding a skylight. Installing a skylight to any room in your home w...