OWNER’S SUITE & LUXURY BATHROOM REMODELS
Imagine your dream bath: An organized bathroom eases the start of a busy day, a serene, spa-inspired one to helps you soak the stress away, a sparse bathroom clears the mind, and a bathroom with fun colors and textures invites a feeling of warm whimsy. No matter the style you crave, from custom bathrooms to basement bathroom additions to bathroom refreshes, we can create the perfect bath for your standard of luxury. Our detailed, full-service Design-through-Construction process ensures results you’ll love.
BLUESTEM’S PROCESS FOR A LUXURIOUS BATHROOM REMODEL
We believe in a detail-oriented process that starts with a simple conversation and ends in complete transformation. Because our team designs your remodel and executes the build, we know your space inside and out. You’re also part of the team, taking control of any and all decisions and investments. The result is a space all your own.
Your voice is the most important in the room—our team is here to listen to your needs and make recommendations when requested. Together, we’ll create innovative solutions to meet your needs and dreams.
Our bathroom remodels in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Metro have been successful because we adhere to this five-step process:
Customer Relationship: Getting to know each other. What are your bathroom remodeling needs, dreams, and goals?
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning & Design Process: Looking at bathroom layout options, budget creation, colors, tile, accessibility, tubs, glass enclosures, bathroom accessories, etc.
Construction Contract Meeting: Presenting your final bid price and guaranteed construction contract.
Construction: Building your Bathroom. Includes daily updates and 24/7 access to your online project portal.
Warranty: Results that last. Our 12-month workmanship warranty and 2 year plumbing warranty means the details of your bathroom continue to look great.
BLUESTEM BATHROOM & OWNER’S SUITE REMODELING PROCESS
A functional, luxurious bath or well-laid-out owner’s suite starts with detailed planning. Passionate, experienced designers collaborate with you to explore design, layout, and budget options. That hard work translates into a customized bathroom space brimming with the features, style, and functionality you dream about. Bluestem’s full-service, customized Design-Build Process takes you through the details in advance to ensure results you will love.
Between plumbing, fixtures and tile, making choices for even a simple bathroom remodel can be overwhelming. You might want to update your bathroom vanity and change out your bathroom hardware or add in a soaking tub. Our team guides you through the decision-making process down to the last detail to create a space you absolutely love.
Bathrooms are hardworking spaces; details and logistics all need to work harmoniously together. You want a team who’ll help you define your needs, tailor a design plan and bathroom renovation timeline to meet them, and pull it all together into a transformational result. Your bathroom will be more than beautiful and functional; it’ll be truly luxurious.
Our process page outlines our organized and proven Four-Phase Design and Planning Process. Our goal: give you what you envision while staying on your budget and eliminating any semblance of a surprise. In the end, you’ll enjoy a stunning new bathroom space to enjoy for years to come.
Want more inspiration? Visit our Blog Page for bathroom remodeling tips or our portfolio for bathroom remodel before and after images.
BATHROOM REMODELING FAQ
General Bathroom Remodeling Questions
WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE PART OF A BATHROOM REMODEL?
The plumbing rough-in (installing vents, waterlines, sewers, connections, fixtures, etc.) tends to be the most expensive part of a bathroom remodeling project. However, that can depend on the scope of the project and the home. The second more expensive part of a bathroom remodel is typically the tile.
WHAT ADDS THE MOST VALUE TO A BATHROOM?
The most important thing is that everything is sound and works well. Secondly, it’s important that the finishes are not worn-out or outdated.
Having a bathroom that’s well laid out, with good finishes and in good condition are key to making sure your bathroom will provide good value and longevity.
WHAT MAKES A BATHROOM LOOK OUTDATED?
The finishes, particularly wallpaper, paint color and tile choices.
What not to forget when remodeling a bathroom? Besides making a new bathroom look nice on the outside, you also need to fix the stuff you can’t see. For example, old plumbing and plumbing supply & drain lines. Also, the structure behind the tile has to be just right or the tile will not last.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING TO DO IN A BATHROOM REMODEL?
Number one: Make a plan. Decide what do you want to do, what needs to be accomplished, and set your budget. For more tips on where to begin with a bathroom remodel and what to do first, read our “Official Bathroom Remodeling Checklist“.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REMODEL MY BATHROOM?
During our initial conversations we will talk with you about the scale of your bathroom or master suite project and how it compares to other, similar projects.
Then, in our detailed planning process, our Minneapolis bathroom remodeling experts will provide 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 BATHROOM REMODEL?
Throughout the entire bathroom 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 bathroom remodel 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 MN bathroom remodel will be finished according to the schedule and that you will always know what’s happening.
WILL THE COST OF MY BATHROOM 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.
“The Bathroom Is Perfectly Me”
The bathroom is perfectly me. The final product is amazing.
- Anna, MinneapolisVIEW 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
“You Have One of the Best Teams in the Twin Cities”
"Many of my friends thought I was crazy to go to Florida and leave it all up to the team. Well, they are so shocked and happy for me when I told them all was done on time and to perfection. You have one of the best teams in the Twin Cities! Thank you so much for all you did for us on this job."
- Karan, Wayzata
“It Was Fun”
It was fun! The selection of materials and stuff...the palette, and putting it all together. We have definitely enjoyed the finished product a lot.
- Amanda, Golden ValleyVIEW PROJECT
“First Remodeling Experience And It Was Great”
This was my first [remodeling] experience and it was great.
- Cheryl Moore
“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
“Really Impressed By The Design”
It was enjoyable to see stuff getting developed, and we were just really impressed by the design.
- David, Eden Prairie
“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
“A really great experience.”
You will get what you pay for. We paid for a really great experience, and we got a really great experience.
- Anna, MinneapolisVIEW PROJECT
“Made It Very Easy To Make All Those Decisions”
Tim and his team made it very easy to make all those decisions, even to what size and shape and color of knobs I wanted on my kitchen cabinets. So that made the process for me very easy.
- Carol, St. Louis Park
“You Guys Were Right There”
You guys were right there. Right with us. But never forced, which was... sometimes you get into that sales pitch if you are buying a car, or whatever. You guys were not that way. That was appreciated.
- Dave and Kelly, Minnetonka
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 12-month workmanship warranty and 2-year plumbing warranty means the details of your bathroom continue to look great.LEARN MORE