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Mother-in-Law Suite: Building Flexible Spaces That Support Our Relationships

Mother-in-law suites have been in existence for quite some time. However, their popularity has increased in recent years as more families seek flexible living spaces to accommodate their ever-evolving needs. Let’s face it: no house can fit every stage of… Read more »

Oct 31, 2023

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Real Life Remodeling vs. Home Renovation TV Shows

Home remodeling TV shows are entertaining and can be a great source of inspiration. However, they fail to depict real life remodeling stories. Because we live in a world of instant gratification, it’s not too surprising that seeing an outdated… Read more »

May 05, 2023

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3 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Home Design: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial

There are many elements of home design that often go unnoticed, yet have an enormous impact on the overall feel of a space.  Often, it all comes down to how well the room’s design achieves balance. Thoughtful attention to balance… Read more »

Feb 17, 2023

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Can You Avoid Remodeling Decision Fatigue?

For many, a home remodeling project is one of the most significant things you’ll ever do. When looking at common life stressors: getting married, having kids, and buying a home, a major disruption to your home – like remodeling –… Read more »

Jan 26, 2023

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Why You Need a Mudroom in Minneapolis

Coming and going from the house is often a messy process, especially here in Minnesota. There are all kinds of things you have to bring with you and that invariably come into the house with you—wet boots, grit, salt.  Some… Read more »

Jan 03, 2023

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Bluestem’s Tips for Creating a Wellness Room

Many people turn inward for rejuvenation and actively seek out ways to take a break from the everyday stresses of life. Wellness spaces, which are commonly talked about these days, don’t have to be outside of the home – you… Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

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Creating Synergy in the Home: Part 2

Welcome Back! In Creating Synergy in the Home: Part One, we discussed the importance of fostering synergy in your home and the impact of synergy on home design. Synergy can refer to the different parts of your home design –… Read more »

Oct 14, 2022

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Creating Synergy in the Home: Part 1

When you think about your home, have you ever considered how all the pieces work together to support your daily life and enhance the overall experience? Most people realize that their homes are made of a great deal of pieces:… Read more »

Sep 27, 2022

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​​Remodel an Efficient Laundry Room

Giving yourself a clean, efficient place to do chores is one of the best ways to improve your day-to-day life in your home  Below we share some of our favorite laundry room ideas for transforming this room into a comfortable,… Read more »

Aug 31, 2022

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What Permits Do I Need for a Twin Cities Remodel?

As you dream about a home remodel, you envision a beautifully transformed space. But to achieve a good end result, you want to make sure the work is done right, done according to the law, and built to last. Before… Read more »

Aug 25, 2022

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