CONDO REMODELING SERVICES
You've found the perfect location; now it’s time for your home to fit your unique style. Enhance your condo aesthetic by transforming your space into one that suits your needs and aesthetic. No matter the size or layout, our customized, collaborative Design-through-Construction condo remodeling process helps you reimagine your space with the features, functionality, storage, and style you want.
THE BLUESTEM PROCESS FOR TWIN CITIES CONDO REMODELING
Bluestem offers a full-service design-build process to make your dream space a reality. We deliver stunning results by listening intently to our clients and adding in our recommendations. Because you’re consistently updated, there are no surprises to worry about, and as the ultimate decision-maker, all choices and investments are yours to make.
We follow these five steps throughout your Minneapolis condo renovation or remodeling process:
Customer Relationship: Getting to know each other. What are your needs, dreams, and goals for transforming your condo space?
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning & Design Process: Discussing condo association rules, evaluate access options, consider views, look at common spaces, look at layout options, budget creation, talk about the colors, fixtures etc.
Construction Contract Meeting: Presenting your final, bid price and guaranteed condo construction contract.
Construction: Creating your New Condo Spaces. Includes daily updates and 24/7 access to your online project portal.
Warranty: Results that last. Multiple warranties and guaranties, including cabinetry.
OUR CONDO REMODELING PROCESS
Condo remodeling opens up a world of possibilities. Our collaborative design-build process helps transform your space into a beautiful personalized one— perfectly suited for your needs and lifestyle!
The condo remodeling process is different from your average home remodeling project. Condo rules and regulations, building access, and work hour restrictions are essential considerations. Bluestem works with you in connection with the building association to ease this process, meet all of your building’s requirements, and transform your new spaces with your dream features, style, and functionality. A dedicated design professional helps you explore design, layout, and budget options. Then, throughout construction, you’ll work with a dedicated project manager.
Designing and planning ahead of time ensures we deliver what you want, on time and on budget. Plus, it allows us to have fun along the way! Dive deeper into our process page to understand Bluestem’s Four-Phase Design and Planning Process.
You can learn more about our St. Paul and Minneapolis condo renovation recommendations by visiting our Blog Page.
CONDO REMODELING FAQ
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REMODEL MY CONDO UNIT?
During our initial conversations we will talk with you about the scale of your condo remodeling 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 CONDO REMODEL?
Throughout the entire condo 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 kitchen 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 condo project will be finished according to the schedule and that you will always know what’s happening.
WILL THE COST OF MY CONDO 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 Process Was Very, Very Smooth For Us”
Honestly, we were kind of just overwhelmed about where to start. You guys held our hands through the whole process. You gave us choices…the process was very, very smooth for us.
- Trish, Eden Prairie
“Exceptional service and follow up.”
Bluestem did an excellent job for us from start to finish. Exceptional service and follow up.
- Dianne & Robert, 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 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
“I Love Working With The Team”
I love working with the team - professionally, personally, and it's so clear that that is what you have. And yes, I am using the word respect a lot, but it is something that is so important to me that people treat each other well.
- Trish, St. Paul
“There Were No Surprises”
I always knew when someone was coming ... there were no surprises.
- Susan, Minneapolis
“A fun project from start to finish.”
It was a fun project from start to finish. Great to see what was on paper come to life.
- Dianne & Robert, MinneapolisVIEW PROJECT
“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
“I Really Enjoyed the Fact They Have A Portal”
I really enjoyed the fact they [Bluestem] have a portal which allowed for myself and my son and his wife to really feel like we were a part of the team and that we could keep track of things. It gave us the ability to really be able to stay within my budget.
- Carol, St. Louis Park
“They Stuck To Their Timeline.”
They stuck to their timeline. It was really important to them to stick to their timeline, and that - I do not think I have seen with other contracting projects that we have done before. And, they did not sacrifice quality in the name of sticking to their timeline, either. They wanted to make sure they brought you best product.
- Kari, Minneapolis
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