REMODELING SERVICES FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL
Life’s transitions can require changes to your home. Perhaps you’ve finally found a great new house or condo, but it's not quite everything you want. Does your home’s exterior need a facelift or a screen porch? Or, maybe you’re ready to transform that attic space into an owner’s suite or playroom. Perhaps you want a new mudroom, custom home office, or comfortable home theatre. Our guidance, collaboration, and customized Design and Build process deliver your desired results.
THE BLUESTEM PROCESS FOR BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE PROJECTS
Our attentive, full-service design-build approach means your custom home improvement project is personalized and expertly executed. Because you remain in control of decisions and budget, and our team provides reliable communication, we eliminate surprises from the remodeling process. After all, you deserve to know exactly what’s going on every step of the way.
Our custom home remodeling services put you at the helm. Your opinions, combined with our years of expertise and guidance, help us execute the best possible solutions for your home.
For each and every custom remodel, we follow these steps:
Customer Relationship: Getting to know you. What are your new space, exterior, refresh, or unique project dreams, needs, and goals?
Bluestem 4-Phase Planning & Design Process: Looking at layout options, structure, budget creation, colors, flooring, doors, materials, windows, fixtures etc.
Construction Contract Meeting: Presenting your final bid price and guaranteed construction contract.
Construction: Building your New Space. Includes daily updates and 24/7 access to your online project portal.
Warranty: Results that last. Multiple warranties and guaranties, including cabinetry.
BLUESTEM’S CUSTOM HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Every new or refreshed space starts with a great plan! Our integrated team guides you through the entire Design-to-Construction process. We’ll collaborate to explore design, layout, and budget options and then refine every detail. The result: new spaces you’ll love, with the style, functionality, and features to fulfill your needs and dreams, be it your new mudroom, updated exterior, an attic bedroom, custom home gym, or another unique project.
Our process page outlines Bluestem’s organized and proven Four-Phase Design & Planning Process. Enjoy individualized meetings with a dedicated designer and daily updates from your dedicated construction project manager once the building process begins. These steps result in a new space better than you imagined and within your budget.
You’re encouraged to check out our Blog Page for custom home remodeling insights, recommendations, and updates.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REMODEL MY HOME?
During our initial conversations we will talk with you about the scale of your 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 REMODEL?
Throughout the entire 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 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 remodeling project will be finished according to the schedule and that you will always know what’s happening.
WILL THE COST OF MY 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.
“Communication and Responsiveness”
I was most satisfied with communication and responsiveness, as well as their ability to take our ideas, understand them and make them concrete.
- Dave and Meghan, MinneapolisVIEW PROJECT
“Open To Our Ideas and Flexible”
Bluestem was open to our ideas and flexible with minor design adjustments during the build process.
- Dennis, 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
“The Communication Was Excellent. Very, very good.”
You guys are great to work with. The communication was excellent. Communication was very, very good. We were always at ease. We always felt we knew exactly what was happening next.
- Trish, Eden PrairieVIEW PROJECT
“The Final Product Is Amazing”
My kitchen...I cannot even remember what the kitchen was like before, because this kitchen works. [It's] perfectly me. The upstairs is perfectly me, it is beautiful and functional. The final product is amazing.
- Anna, Minneapolis
“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
From beginning to end, we felt a part of the process and a partner in it. ...It’s really the focal point of our home and has transformed the way that we live here.
- Teresa, EdinaVIEW PROJECT
“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
“There Were No Surprises”
I always knew when someone was coming ... there were no surprises.
- Susan, 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