News, Events and Remodeling Tips.

Bluestem Featured in 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


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


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


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

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


Visit Bluestem at the West Metro Home Fair!

Bluestem  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” Learn how the right… Read more »

Jan 18, 2017


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

Bluestem Remodeling’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


Featured On Houzz — Room of the Day: A Colorful Place to Whiten Whites and Brighten Brights

“This is Minnesota! We have a lot of winter gear,” says a Bluestem designer, who helped this family reconfigure several inefficient and disjointed spaces involving an entry, mudroom and laundry area, and office. While improving the flow, adding a powder… Read more »

Feb 01, 2016