News, Events and Remodeling Tips.

Bluestem Featured at St. Louis Park Home Remodeling Tour

Free Remodeling Open House Sunday, May 7, Noon – 4 p.m.  St. Louis Park, MN This self-guided home remodeling tour features six homes. You will explore a variety of remodeling and addition projects. See examples of kitchens, basements and other renewed… Read more »

Apr 29, 2017

Bluestem News

The Plan’s The Thing

When I meet with a new kitchen design client the first thing they usually say is “we need to redo our kitchen, but we don’t know where to start.” They can see (and feel) the problem, but not the solution…. Read more »

Apr 16, 2017


The Doctor is IN…

As Minnesotans, we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize this famous cartoon sketch from our beloved local hero, Charles M. Schulz. I’m sure it can relate to many fields, and one of them is definitely remodeling. Remodeling has the… Read more »

Apr 04, 2017

Thoughts and Musings

The Value of Things You Don’t See: Basement Walls

You envision your new basement.  You can see it now, with the finishing touches done.  The flooring is down, the big screen tv is ready. The snack fridge is stocked.  It is a significant project and you are so pleased… Read more »

Mar 14, 2017


Contractor-grade bath becomes award-winning luxury spa

Congratulations go out to designer Tamatha Miller and the Bluestem award winning team for two Contractor of the Year Awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (Minnesota and Regional) for this beautiful bath remodel! This east suburban couple loved… Read more »

Mar 10, 2017


Counterintuitive: Microwaves Don’t Need to be an Eyesore

By Mike Lotz | Bluestem Kitchen Designer & Cabinetry Specialist In most kitchens, the initial plan involves the placement of the sink, range and refrigerator. The microwave placement tends to be an afterthought, and while it shouldn’t take precedence over the… Read more »

Feb 28, 2017


The Fear of Being Trendy

  By Tamatha Miller | Director Of Client Services & Lead Interior Specialist “I don’t want to be trendy, Tamatha.” The first time I met with Sarah to discuss her final interior selections, this is what she told me. I… Read more »

Feb 19, 2017

Professional Guidance

Tiny Kitchen Has It All … and now an award too!

Our beautiful Southwest Minneapolis kitchen project was named a 2017  Regional Contractor of the Year Award WINNER!  See complete before and after pictures with floor plans here.  Get design ideas and inspiration. A Southwest Journal article also featured this kitchen in… Read more »

Feb 01, 2017

Bluestem News

Visit Bluestem at the West Metro Home Fair!

Bluestem Construction is sponsoring  the West Metro Home Fair on Sunday, February 12, 2017! Hear valuable information that will help you prepare to improve your home: What to expect when you are expecting … your remodeling project. How the right planning… Read more »

Jan 18, 2017


Bluestem Ranked in Houzz’s 2016 Top 10 Rooms of the Day

Bluestem Construction’s “whimsical” laundry room remodel ranks in’s Top 10 Rooms of the Day from 2016! Last January, Houzz covered our efficient, vibrant laundry-mudroom redesign. Twelve months later, our colorful laundry room remains one of Houzz’s most popular features… Read more »

Jan 17, 2017

Bluestem News