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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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Remodel an Environmentally Friendly House: Part Two, Air Quality

Besides looking at the energy use related to the humidity, heating and cooling in your home, consider the inside air quality. Good inside air quality is another way to make sure your home is healthy and environmentally friendly. When air… Read more »

May 23, 2022

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Remodel an Environmentally Friendly House: HVAC Edition

You’re remodeling, and you want to be responsible for your environmental footprint. So, how do you create a more sustainable home as part of your remodel? If you are asking these questions, you’re not alone! At Bluestem, many homeowners ask… Read more »

May 18, 2021

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Hygge in Your Home

Hygge (pronounced [ hoog–uh ]) is a Danish word that revolves around the feeling of coziness and contentment, of surrounding yourself with elements that bring you joy, including laughter, warmth, and good food and drink. The concept has gained popularity… Read more »

May 10, 2021

Design Tips

Why Incorporate Home Wellness Into Your Design?

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that our home’s functionality, aesthetic, and comfort matter. Making sure your home supports your physical, mental, emotional, and relational health is vital to your overall well-being. From air quality, to light… Read more »

Feb 18, 2021

Design Tips

Home Design Trends & Key Solutions for 2021

This year has been one like no other, a whirlwind of changes with unexpected twists and turns. As 2020 comes to a close and we look ahead to what the new year may bring, our homebound lives have many people… Read more »

Dec 18, 2020

Design Tips

Getting Started with the Design-Build Process: What You Need To Know

Are you interested in diving in and finally tackling that long-anticipated home renovation project on your list? Before picking paint colors or finishes, you’ll need to decide which remodeling approach best fits your needs. You have two main options: a… Read more »

Oct 12, 2020

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Pandemic Impacts on Home Remodeling

Pandemic Design – What does it look like? By Karla Krengel  | Krengel & Hood In this pandemic world, what living habits are changing for you?  Are you now washing off your groceries before putting them away, or taking off… Read more »

Jun 16, 2020

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4 Quick Tips For Having a Better Remodeling Experience

  It’s easy to find remodeling “horror stories” out there, but what can you do to ensure a better remodeling experience and help you get results that you will love once the process is over?  Here are 4 simple things… Read more »

Apr 15, 2020

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Common DIY Remodeling Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Guest Blog Originally Published on Redfin Are you considering attempting a “do it yourself” project for your home? Professionals are in high demand for these types of projects because often times homeowners get in over their head, or forget important steps… Read more »

Feb 07, 2020

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