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Managing Remodeling Expectations

Completing remodels for our clients is rewarding but yet challenging. The challenging part is that, no two clients are the same. With many years of experience, I know that I can’t expect each client to be the same. The one area of focus for myself and my team is to manage the expectations of our...
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How to Create a Schedule for your Remodel?

If you know me, you know that I am big on defining a budget for your remodel early on in your remodeling process. How do you determine if your budget is reasonable for work you want to have completed? Design first! You have basically two choices. First Choice, work with an interior designer to have...
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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 my decision to move forward...
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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 in the same location and...
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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 When it comes to bathroom...
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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 design truths with you and like it or not, I am going to give it to you straight. Hopefully you like it! Design Truth # 1 Sometimes 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 wall could be removed to...
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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 going to address these...
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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 from completing kitchen and bathroom...
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