BASEMENT REMODELING SERVICES
Deciding to expand your living area leaves you with three possibilities: move to a bigger home, invest in a home addition, or finish your basement. A basement finishing project or basement remodel is a cost-effective solution that can create extra space and value in your existing home. Our team of experienced basement designers and remodelers can help you create beautifully-designed, customized spaces that meet your specific needs. Whether you want to create a basement bathroom, home gym, or office space, we can bring your vision to life. We use durable techniques for basement construction that are mold- and worry-free, ensuring that your new living space is safe and comfortable.
BEAUTIFUL BASEMENT REMODELING - MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL
At Bluestem, we provide top-notch services to homeowners looking to finish their basement or remodel an existing finished basement. Our design-build approach means we handle all aspects of the project, from ideation to realization, ensuring that your vision for your basement remodel is executed flawlessly. As the homeowner, you call the shots regarding timeline, budget, and all other major decisions. Our commitment to communication means that you can trust us to keep you informed throughout the entire process. You can rest assured that our dedicated team of specialists are working to provide the best and latest solutions for your home. To pull off your exquisite Twin Cities basement remodel, we follow these fundamental steps:
Customer Relationship: Let’s get to know one another as we discuss your basement remodeling dreams, needs, and goals.
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning & Design Process: We’ll walk you through basement layout and design options and discuss materials, finishes, flooring, waterproofing, mold protection, windows, and more.
Construction Contract Meeting: Our team will present your final bid price and guaranteed basement construction contract.
Construction: It’s time to remodel your new basement! You’ll receive daily updates and 24/7 access to your online project portal.
Warranty: Enjoy results that last. Our work comes with multiple warranties and guarantees.
THE BASEMENT DESIGN & REMODELING PROCESS
Bluestem’s collaborative process leads to reimagined basement spaces to entertain friends, host guests, work out, enjoy family movie nights or meet whatever your additional and improved space needs may be.
Working with our team of dedicated design professionals you will explore multiple design, layout and budget options, exploring everything from colors to windows to wall materials. We’ll examine every detail as we personalize a dedicated rec. room, entertaining spot, spa-like bathroom or cozy space to unwind. Our expert basement designers and builders will ultimately give you a new basement protected against water infiltration and mold, customized for your home and your needs. Using new technology and durable materials, a basement that would otherwise be moist and cold will remain comfortable for years.
Whether you’re finishing your entire basement, looking for basement bathroom remodeling, adding living space for a family member, or refreshing what’s already there, our integrated process ensures fantastic results.
Visit our process page to learn about Bluestem’s 4-Phase Design and Planning Process. We pride ourselves on delivering exactly what you envision within your budget.
BASEMENT REMODELING FAQ
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REMODEL MY BASEMENT OR UNDERGO A BASEMENT BATHROOM REMODELING PROJECT?
During our initial conversations, we will talk with you about the scale of your basement remodel and how it compares to other, similar projects.
Then, in our detailed planning process, you will receive budgets to accompany preliminary design options.
Finally, you will receive a bid-priced contract defining exactly what your final design will cost. We know you need good information to make good decisions, and cost is an important factor in those decisions.
It is important to prioritize a thorough, durable basement remodel here in the Twin Cities due to our harsh MN climate. We will walk you through options and investment ranges to keep your basement safe and mold-free, and ready to stand up against the the Minneapolis and St. Paul weather conditions.
Read tips on how to keep your basement mold-free HERE.
WHO WILL I TALK TO DURING MY BASEMENT REMODEL?
Throughout the entire basement remodeling process, you will have a dedicated team helping you with your project.
During the design and planning phase, your main point of contact will be your project’s Design Specialist. You will then be introduced to your Project Lead during the pre-construction walkthrough meeting. Once construction begins, your project’s Design Specialist will stay in contact to make sure things go as planned, but your Project Lead becomes your first point of contact. You will also be able to communicate with everyone on the team at once, together, in your online client portal. Our basement remodeling Minneapolis team will guide you through the process start to finish, and you will have 24/7 access to your project details in our online portal.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT REGARDING THE PROJECT SCHEDULE?
Our production team is committed to driving your Minneapolis basement remodel forward in the most efficient way possible, but we also never want to risk quality by rushing things. The detailed planning that takes place with our basement designers before construction even begins is one way that we can ensure the building process goes smoothly and according to schedule. Between the construction contract and the beginning of construction activities (the pre-construction phase), we will concentrate on helping you make final decisions.
We will then provide a schedule for you in your online portal, where you will always be able to monitor progress and will receive daily updates. You can expect that your basement remodel will be finished according to the schedule and that you will always know what’s happening. Read our blog “How to Begin Your Basement Remodel” for key considerations when undergoing a basement remodel.
WILL THE COST OF MY BASEMENT PROJECT CHANGE?
Bluestem always provides bid-price guarantees. Your bid-priced construction contract is accompanied by a detailed scope of work and a construction plan set. This contract is our commitment to you to complete the project at the price quoted. The cost only changes for one of the following two reasons: You add something to the scope of the project, or there is a hidden or unforeseen condition (such as rotted walls) not knowable during a typical inspection. Your online portal tracks all of the details so there is never a nasty surprise about costs or payments. You stay in control.
THE REMODELING INDUSTRY
WHAT DOES THE ‘CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR’ AWARD SIGNIFY?
Each year NARI members are encouraged to submit their work to be judged in several categories. The judging is done by remodeling professionals from another state and is anonymous. The winning projects are chosen on the criteria of: Demonstrating craftsmanship, solving technical problems and meeting the owner’s goals and needs. Bluestem has won Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, both Minnesota and Regional, including National CotY Awards in 2016, 2019 and 2020.
WHAT IS A ‘CERTIFIED REMODELER’?
In order to delineate the very best remodeling contractors, NARI (National Association of the Remodeling industry) provides a certification process for those willing to work to a higher standard. Certified Remodelers undergo additional training, testing, background and reference checks and must renew the certification periodically. Hiring a NARI Certified Remodeler is your assurance that you are hiring an outstanding professional.
Everybody can tell that it's an incredible quality of work.
- Matt and Mary, St. Louis ParkVIEW PROJECT
“Professional And Responsive”
Bluestem staff were professional and responsive. They met every deadline and completed the project on time. Their suggestions for project changes were very helpful and smart. I would highly recommend them for your project.
- Pat T. Minneapolis, MN
“A beautiful space instead of a basement laundry room..”
Our old laundry room - we remade into a bathroom for the kids. We got the funky tile that we wanted, and lots of storage. It's just well designed...well put together. The shower is amazing. A beautiful space instead of a basement laundry room. And it’s a second bathroom for us, so great. We love it.
- Kristi & Scott, WayzataVIEW PROJECT
“Absolutely Amazing and Stellar”
Your responsiveness to our concerns throughout the process has been absolutely amazing and stellar.
- Matt and Mary, St. Louis Park
“Communication was Excellent”
Communication was excellent. Excellent. I got an email update every day about what they did during the day and what they were going to do with the next day and what time they would be here. Then with their Thursday meetings, I would get a synopsis or a summary in email. And then also you have the message board, so that emails could be sent back and forth to ask questions and resolve issues.
- Cheryl, St. Louis Park
“Bluestem was really disciplined about keeping their word.”
Bluestem was really disciplined about keeping their word. They said they would deliver something in this amount of time, and they were really serious about that. And, at the same time, they did not sacrifice any quality in order to meet their timeline. They were really disciplined, and they had very high-quality workmanship, and they used high quality products.
- Kari, Minneapolis
“I Have Loved This Process”
I have loved this process. I tell people all the time, what a wonderful job you guys did for us. And I really, truly heartfelt mean that, because this could have been a very difficult process and you guys just made it unbelievable and gave me a space that I am proud of and comfortable in and has just added to the quality of my life.
- Carol, St. Louis Park
“The Team Really Listened To Me”
I really felt that the team really listened to me, and because I had certain ideas that I knew I wanted, helped me to sometimes think outside the box. And I have to say, I just feel very comfortable with all the decisions that were made to give me a space that I'm proud of.
- Carol, St. Louis Park
Every Project. Peace of Mind.
Every Bluestem project carries comprehensive warranties ensuring there are no surprises from our work. You can relax knowing our excellent craftsmanship will last for years. Our dedicated team of basement finishers and basement designers will cheerfully attend to all appropriate warranty concerns during the warranty period.LEARN MORE