4 Reasons to Add Basement Finishing to Your Home Remodeling Plans

If your home includes an unfinished basement, you may be wondering if it’s really worth the investment to finish it. The short answer? It is! In this blog, I’m covering four great reasons to add a finished basement to your home remodeling plans. Keep reading to find out how a finished basement can bring value […]

3 Reasons Custom Cabinets are the Best Option for Your Remodel

Remodeling your home isn’t for the faint of heart, especially when it comes to your budget. Breathing new life into your existing space often requires a pretty hefty investment, and it’s safe to say that you want to make the most of it. One of the best ways to do that is to invest in […]

Start Planning Your Custom Kitchen Remodel Now

Start Planning Your Custom Kitchen Remodel Now Thinking about remodeling your kitchen but aren’t quite sure where to start? You’re not alone! There’s a lot to consider when planning a custom kitchen remodel. While every project is different, much of the prep work tends to be the same. Some important steps to the planning process […]

How to Design Custom Cabinets for Your Kitchen Remodel

When remodeling your kitchen, one of the most significant financial investments will be your cabinets. Working with a qualified and experienced interior designer will help ensure that financial investment pays off. A skilled interior designer will be able to walk you through the process of designing custom cabinets for your kitchen remodel. This article will […]

How to Remove a Load-Bearing Wall

Recently, we removed a load-bearing wall for a kitchen remodel we are completing. We get numerous inquiries from potential clients asking us about the process and cost to remove a load-bearing wall. In certain cases, the cost can give some clients a bit of sticker shock. In this blog we will break down the basics […]

Completed Kitchen Remodel

As a design and build company, kitchen remodeling is at the top of our list of expertise. Kitchen remodels that we complete usually involve a complete demolition, from the wall board down to the framing, followed by adding new everything. Recently, we completed a kitchen design and remodel in Eden Prairie. Click here to see […]

Where Should You Start When Remodeling Your Kitchen?

Once you make the decision to remodel your kitchen, you may be asking yourself, where should you start? Finding the correct answer to this question can be daunting.Most people think, or have read on the trusty internet, that you should start with demolition. However, demolition is not the first step. Design is the most important […]

Managing Remodeling Expectations

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 clients.The internet […]

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 plans […]

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 […]