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Budget Friendly Bathroom Remodel

We recently completed a second-floor bathroom remodel. Our clients were expecting a baby girl and wanted to renovate the bathroom for their growing family that could be used for years to come. This Minnesota home was built in 1986, and the bathroom was original to the home. To keep this remodel budget friendly, we kept...
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Planning Your Next Remodeling Project

How to be effective when planning your next remodel. As an owner of a MN design and build company, I have always struggled with one question. Am I losing out on potential clients because I request a design retainer first, then bid it after a design is completed? There is no right or wrong answer...
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Remodeling and Free Proposals

In the past few weeks we have been getting quite a few phone calls from potential clients requesting free remodeling bids or estimates. That being said, nowhere on our website does it say we give free estimates, bids or proposals. So, what do we do? We have decided that it is not in our best...
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What It Takes To Complete A Remodel

I have been slacking on my weekly blog duties…however, for the sake of the projects we are currently working on. Before I took a hiatus on writing, I was focusing my blog on design packages, budgets for a kitchen remodel, and remodeling budgets. In the past weeks, a lot has been happening at Excel Builders....
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Design Packages and Your Remodeling Budget

Design Packages Every type of remodeling project needs a budget. Determining a budget for your project is not as easy as one would think. First you need to separate your needs and wants for your remodel. For example, you may need a bigger shower for your master bathroom. However, you may also want a master...
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Cost to Remodel a Kitchen

What is the breakdown in cost for a kitchen remodel? Before getting to the breakdown of cost, let’s talk about establishing a budget. Having a budget for your kitchen remodel is the first step in the remodeling process. As always, there are a few different ways to determine your budget. Perhaps, you could invest a...
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Planning For Your Remodeling Budget

How to plan for an accurate remodeling budget. In our past blogs, we have discussed moving or staying. In this blog, lets touch on the budget requirements for your remodel. All projects require a budget, and the size and type of remodel will require different budgets to complete. In all remodeling projects, there are indirect...
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To Move Or Not To Move?

Is it Time to Move or Remodel? This week we signed two remodeling contracts. One was for a basement remodel, and the other was for a kitchen remodel. Next week we a starting another basement remodel which includes adding a bathroom. Why does this matter? Well the last 2 out of the 3 remodels, the...
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MN Kitchen Remodel Details

Are you thinking about a kitchen remodel for your MN home? In this week’s blog, I would like to point out some differences in a couple of our past kitchen projects we completed. Focusing on what can be done by staying within an existing space and what can be done by expanding your space. For...
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Exploratory Remodel Design Phase

In our last series of blogs, we discussed the importance of a productive, and well-planned consultation. This week, I would like to introduce an option in place of a design retainer… that I am going to call “exploratory design”. Exploratory design, was presented to me by a potential client that I met for an in-home...
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