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Bluestem Named NARI-MN 2019 CotY™ Winner – Wins Four Awards

Bluestem NAMED NARI-MN 2019 CotY™ WINNER The National Association of the Remodeling Industry of MN (NARI-MN) Named its CotY™ (Contractor of the Year) Winners CONTACT: Shira Levenson-Mayket  shira@bluestemconstruction.com | 952-232-4186 Minneapolis, MN: November 12, 2019 —The National Association of the… Read more »

Nov 25, 2019

News

Granite vs. Quartz Countertops: Weighing the pros and cons

“What do you think, quartz or granite?” Granite vs. quartz countertops pros and cons is something homeowners often ask us about while planning their kitchen remodel.  So, what’s best? When choosing between these two smart and beautiful options, naturally what’s… Read more »

Oct 12, 2019

Kitchen

Thinking of a Kitchen Remodel? The Plan is the Thing.

When we meet with a new kitchen design clients, 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 »

Jun 27, 2018

Kitchen

See Our Stunning Edina Remodel, Featured on Local Morning News

Did you miss the Luxury Remodeling Tour on June 9-10th? No worries — watch a video clip for a tour of our exquisite, newly-remodeled home! The Bluestem team created a great room addition, kitchen and mudroom for this 1939 home…. Read more »

Jun 15, 2018

News

Our Kitchen Remodel Is Featured on Houzz!

Thank you, Houzz! Houzz has selected one of our kitchen remodels as a featured Ideabook on their website this month! Collaborating with the homeowner, the Bluestem design team integrated diverse elements in this bright and beautiful kitchen and mudroom remodel…. Read more »

Dec 15, 2017

Kitchen

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

Misc Tips & Info

The Importance of Choosing The Right Team for Your Project

Remodeling is a Relationship 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… Read more »

Apr 04, 2017

Misc Tips & Info

Contractor-grade bath becomes award-winning luxury spa

Congratulations go out to the Bluestem 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 their home, except for the master… Read more »

Mar 10, 2017

Bathroom

Design Watch: Microwaves Don’t Need to be an Eyesore

An initial design for a kitchen remodel often focuses solely on the sink, range, and refrigerator. Microwave placement in kitchen designs can often be an afterthought. While it shouldn’t take precedence over those major components, it does need some early… Read more »

Feb 28, 2017

Kitchen

The Fear of Being Trendy

    “I don’t want to be trendy.” The first time we met with Sarah to discuss her final interior selections, this is what she told us. (And we hear this sentiment quite a bit.) Most people that we work… Read more »

Feb 19, 2017

Misc Tips & Info