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. Bluestem helps you reimagine your basement to create beautifully-designed, customized rooms from space that’s already in your home! Our experienced team provides durable techniques for a basement construction that’s mold- and worry-free.
BEAUTIFUL BASEMENT REMODELING - MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL
At Bluestem, we believe in getting your basement design done right. As the homeowner, you call the shots regarding timeline, budget, and major decisions. And our design-build approach means we handle all of the details, from ideation to realization. Our commitment to communication means you don’t have to worry about any surprises.
We make sure you are always heard as we execute the best and latest solutions for your home.
To pull off your exquisite 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 look and talk you through basement layout options, budget creation, materials, flooring, waterproofing, windows, and more.
Construction Contract Meeting: Our team will present your final bid price and guaranteed basement construction contract.
Construction: It’s time to build 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
Our collaborative process means reimagined basement spaces to entertain friends, host guests, work out, or enjoy family movie nights.
Our experts design and execute a basement construction fortified against water infiltration and mold. With new technology and durable materials, a basement that would otherwise be moist and cold remains comfortable for years. Together, you and our dedicated design professionals will explore various design, layout, and budget options, from colors to windows to wall materials. We’ll examine every detail as we personalize a dedicated rec. room, gaming space, entertaining spot, or cozy space to unwind.
Whether you’re refinishing your entire basement or refreshing what’s already there, our integrated process ensures results you’ll love for years to come.
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?
During our initial conversations we will talk with you about the scale of your basement project 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 of those decisions.
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.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT REGARDING THE PROJECT SCHEDULE?
Our production team is committed to driving your basement project forward in the most efficient way possible, but we never want to risk quality by rushing things. The detailed planning that takes place before construction even begins is one way that we can assure 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 project will be finished according to the schedule and that you will always know what’s happening.
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 and 2021, 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.LEARN MORE