A Recent Kitchen Remodel: Easy on the Eyes in Eden Prairie

One of the most challenging aspects of kitchen design is creating a space that remains easy on the eyes, even in the middle of daily use of a busy family. The key is making sure that there is a place for everything and every activity. At Excel Builders, one of our latest kitchen remodels is a great example. The kitchen in Eden Prairie uses custom storage solutions to create a relaxing and functional workspace. How We Hid Clutter and Saved Space The custom cabinetry really sets this kitchen apart. We worked with the team at Artisan to build one-of-a-kind cabinets that took advantage of every inch of space. This angled cabinet gives the homeowner extra storage options while maintaining an open feel. We also built lower cabinets with pullout drawers so that the homeowners could store even the things they use most at the bottom and back. Everything they need is easy to get to,... Read More

From Dream to Reality: Your Vision, Your Remodel

In a perfect world, the perfect image of your home would translate itself into a concrete plan for your builder to follow. In the real world, it often takes careful work from an experienced designer, plus excellent communication between construction and design staff to make your vision come to life. That image of your dream kitchen, bathroom, addition or basement that you keep in your mind will never be realized without a team of professionals with the skill, patience and dedication to see it through. At Excel Builders, we know how to help our clients turn their ideas into beautiful spaces they can enjoy every day. We take pride in helping our clients turn vision into reality. Our Process and Teamwork Are Vital As a design-build company, we handle projects from the earliest infancy to successful completion—we are able to work with clients at any stage of the process. You may know exactly what you... Read More

Excel Builders, At the Center of the Venn Diagram of Home Remodelers

How do you know which team of experts to choose to bring your home remodeling dreams to life? We believe you need to find a team you can rely on to bring you superior results in all aspects of a remodeling project, from design, build and installation, and superb customer service. Unfortunately, not all home remodelers deliver on these fundamentals. Thankfully, we at Excel Builders do: Our Chaska-based team continues to grow and learn, thanks to our dedication to excellence at every step of the remodeling process. To learn more about our southwest metro team, we encourage you to call us at 952-361-8664 or to email our expert design-build team. Note: We’d like to thank Jody Brown for inspiring this post. She made some fantastically funny Venn Diagrams in a post on Houzz. If you haven’t seen it already, we encourage you to check it out.

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

It’s December, which means Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. We know many homeowners who choose to invest in a kitchen renovation or bathroom remodel as a gift to themselves at this time of year. Others set resolutions to complete those projects they’ve been putting off for some time, such as basement finishing. We want to help you get your project started off right—we want to help you find the best home remodeler for the job. Here are the top 10 questions we believe you should ask before hiring a remodeling contractor to work in your home: Are you properly licensed by the state of Minnesota? If the answer is “no,” walk away immediately. You do not want to get involved with someone who refuses to follow basic industry standards. Are you a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry? This membership matters, as remodeling contractors who join this agree... Read More

The Truth Behind Remodeling Project Bids

Homeowners will often call a remodeling company and request a bid for a specific project over the phone. It should be that simple to throw out a general ballpark bid, right? Wrong. At least, this is not the process any reputable remodeling contractor will follow. Before a contractor will provide an accurate bid, he needs to know the following: The design for the new space: Without a design, a contractor doesn’t know how much demolition work is involved (are we tearing down walls), what type of electrical and plumbing work is involved, or which appliances or other features to take into consideration. An understanding of your timeline and budget: A contractor will know how to bid out your project once he knows how much time and money you have to offer. If you only have $10,000 for a bathroom remodel, for instance, there is no sense bringing in an $18,000 bid. A good connection with... Read More

A Recent Kitchen Remodel: Functional Design at its Finest!

Here at Excel Builders, we believe in not only making beautifully designed kitchens, but making beautiful kitchens that truly work. We tailor each space to the exact needs and desires of each client. The result: A well-designed kitchen that a homeowner will love for a lifetime. Here are pictures from a recent Minneapolis kitchen remodel that we completed for one of our clients. We believe this kitchen absolutely embraces our emphasis on great design and superb function. Our Favorite Functional Design Aspects of This Kitchen We love everything about this space, from the unique features in the floor to the great use of cabinet space. That said, here are our top five design favorites: The lighting. The two main light fixtures we incorporated into this space are great talking pieces, and they also shed a great deal of light throughout. The open island. This island is ideal for prep work and in-kitchen dining. The open... Read More
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