BASEMENT REMODELING SERVICES
When you’re looking to expand your living area, you have three possibilities:
move to a bigger home, add an addition, or finish the basement. Bluestem can help you re-imagine this space – already in your home – to create additional rooms that are efficient, healthy, enjoyable and beautiful. Our durable construction techniques and customized, full-service Design and Build process means
your basement will be mold- and worry-free.
THE BLUESTEM PROCESS FOR GETTING A BEAUTIFUL NEW BASEMENT
Our detailed, full service design build process ensures your basement project is done right. You are always
in control of your decisions, schedule and investment. We eliminate surprises.
We make sure you are always heard and help you get the best possible solutions for your home.
These are key pieces of a great remodeling experience and great remodeling results.
Customer Relationship: Getting to know each other (What are your basement remodeling needs, dreams and goals?)
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning & Design Process: (Look at basement layout options, budget creation, materials, flooring, waterproofing, windows, etc.)
Construction Contract Meeting: Presenting your final, bid price and guaranteed basement construction contract.
Construction: Building your New Basement (Includes daily updates & 24/7 access to your online project portal.)
Warranty: Results that last (Multiple warranties and guaranties.)
THE BASEMENT REMODELING PROCESS
Our collaborative, Design-through-Construction process will help you create a new spaces in your basement to entertain friends, let the kids play, work, work out, have cozy family movie nights, or even turn your basement into a bright and beautiful place for guests to stay.
Our durable construction techniques means your basement will be mold- and worry-free. Basements can be moist and cold, but with new technology and durable materials, your basement can be the comfortable space you want it to be. Whether you’re looking to create a rec room, gaming space, place to entertain, or just a relaxing, cozy space to unwind, our dedicated design professionals will explore various design, layout and budget options with you. We’ll look at every detail from colors to windows to wall materials to help you personalize your space. Whether you’re completely refinishing your basement, creating new spaces, or simply refreshing your current space, our integrated Design-through-Construction process ensures great results and spaces you will love for years to come.
Visit our process page to learn more about Bluestem’s organized and proven 4-Phase Design and Planning Process, and how it assures that you will get what you want and stay on your budget.
Visit our Blog Page for basement remodeling tips and information.
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