Home Remodeling and Budget

How does Excel Builders define a budget? A couple weeks ago, I completed an in-home consultation and I asked for the home owners for their budget. In this particular case, they did not give me their budget, and I still moved forward with the Design- Budget meeting. Unfortunately, I regret

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Kitchen Remodeling Projects

As a Design and Build Company, our primary focus is remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and whole home remodels. Today I want to discuss some of our past kitchen projects we have completed. One of our projects, was this Chaska kitchen remodel. The design focus originally was to keep the appliances

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Implementing a Niche in Your Remodel

Niche Dictionary result for niche /niCH,nēSH/ noun noun: niche; plural noun: niches; noun: one’s niche; plural noun: one’s niches 1. a shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament. synonyms: recess, alcove, nook, cranny, slot, slit, hollow, bay, cavity, cubbyhole, pigeonhole, opening, aperture; mihrab

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Remodel Design Truths

Trent is out of town this week, so that leaves this week’s blog in my hands.I want to share some with you and like it or not, I am going to give it to you straight. Hopefully you like it!Design Truth # 1Sometimes you simply cannot have it all, when

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Kitchen Remodel and Island

If you are planning a kitchen remodel, the topic of an island has most likely been discussed. As with many of our kitchen remodels, the island is a very important design discussion. The size of your existing kitchen will depend on the size and shape your island. Perhaps an interior

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Ideas For Your Basement Remodel

When finishing your lower level, or in Minnesota as we call it a basement. There are many factors to consider in the design phase that may influence your budget. These areas may include a theater room, family room, game room, wet bar, bathroom, or a bedroom.In this blog, I am

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Freestanding Bathtub for your Master Bathroom Remodel

When designing your master bathroom, you will have a great deal of choices. One of those choices might be which type of bathtub to install. As we design our master bathroom projects, our clients are usually undecided by having a bathtub or removing the bathtub and having a larger shower.

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2018 Remodeling Reflections

Looking Back on 2018: Well 2018 as passed, and we welcome 2019 with faithful old winter. I took some time recently to reflect on what I have learned in regard to remodeling. While I have been completing interior remodeling projects for nearly 20 years on my own. My experience ranges

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How to Complete the Perfect Kitchen Remodel

We have a had a very busy year! The remodeling trend is continuing to climb, and we are not anticipating a slowdown in sight! So how do you complete the perfect kitchen remodel? This week we started a kitchen remodel in Chaska, and we have a new kitchen remodel starting

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Where should you start when planning for your remodel?

I was reading an article the other day about where to start when planning for a remodel. After reading the article, I thought to myself how very basic this information was. However, after thinking further about the article, it is not basic information for most home owners. As a remodeling

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