How To Save Money On New Home Construction

How To Save Money On New Home Construction

Many clients ask us how they can save money when building a new home. Investing in a new home is a big step, but it can be made more financially manageable with a few simple swaps. It is important to note that you need to build the systems and structures of the house the right way, and never cut corners. There are a few essential ...

Tips For A Custom Dog Bath

Tips For A Custom Dog Bath

As Otto the construction dog knows, sometimes a pup can have a little too much fun outside. They come back in with muddy paws, and a whole lot of stink. Rather than wrangle them outside with the garden hose, or let them trek through the house to the bathroom, you can opt for a built-in dog bath.
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Northfield Home And Garden Show

Northfield Home And Garden Show

It was a great turnout at the Northfield Home and Garden Show on Saturday April 12th. There was a steady stream of homeowners through the event from the time the doors opened at 9:00am. Kristen, Tyler, and I staffed the NCC booth. We met a lot of homeowners with upcoming projects and were able to discuss different ideas for the their...

Chris Kennelly On Forever Homes

Chris Kennelly On Forever Homes

Forever homes, or age-in-place homes, are a great option for homeowners to make a lasting investment in their residence. We sat down with Chris, our co-owner, to further explore the subject.

What qualifies a home as a “forever home”?

A smart designed home with single level living or space dedicate...

Tips To Make Your Home More Senior Friendly

Tips To Make Your Home More Senior Friendly

Forever homes, or age-in-place homes, are a great option for homeowners to make a lasting investment in their residence. A forever home is a smartly designed home with single level living or space dedicated for an elevator, wide driveways, proper blocking and backing for future grab bars, lighting, outlet and switch heights, ...

Modern Rustic Home Inspiration

Modern Rustic Home Inspiration

Modern rustic homes are a beautiful, classic home design. When properly executed, they are stunningly beautiful while still cozy.
the modern rustic home: The key to a modern rustic space is an open floor plan, modern furniture, and preserved and exposed natural architectural elements. The color scheme i...

Pre-Vacation Checklist For Your Home

Pre-Vacation Checklist For Your Home

Heading out of town to enjoy some time with family? A warm sandy beach? Don't neglect to protect your home!

Prevent damage.

Turn off your water supply. Prevent any potential leaks by eliminating the water source altogether. Assign one family member to go through each room in the house, ensuring windows are closed, appli...

Protecting Your Home From Summer Storms

Protecting Your Home From Summer Storms

Summer is a season characterized by beautiful sunshine and blue skies. While this is often the case, we Minnesotans also receive a perilous pounding of summer storms. Beyond the inconvenience of cancelled soccer tournaments and finding your umbrella, these storms can also wreak havoc on your home. Here are a few tips to protect your ...

Renovation v. Remodel

Renovation v. Remodel

Your home improvement project is quite personal to you and your family; you are changing the space where you eat, play, and make memories. Because of this, you want to make the right choices for your home, whether that's deciding between laminate or granite, or just how big the project should be.

That's why we wrote this blog fo...

Lakeville Kitchen Remodel

Lakeville Kitchen Remodel

Thanks to a referral, we met a client in Lakeville, Minnesota with a dream for their kitchen. Our team worked alongside the homeowner to achieve their vision, selecting materials and design together. We expanded the kitchen into the adjacent den, which involved tying structurally into joist syste...