Posted on 2/6/2017 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Homeowners who don't work in the construction trade often think of remodeling projects and home renovations as something to do in the spring or summer. Part of the reason for this is how the longer days allow the job to be finished faster, along with the fact most people are more active during the summer and actually think about how a project can add value to their house and improve their daily life. The fact of the matter is, a contractor is prepared to work during the winter months and even if you decide to wait until spring to start the project you can start planning ahead of time.
Posted on 1/23/2017 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Upgrading your fireplace may seem like a small project. It’s a very small space, and it’s not used often. However, when you consider the safety implications of a failed fireplace update, then you realize renovating your fireplace is a big deal. Fortunately, by considering the four factors listed below, you’ll have no regrets when it’s time to unwind in front of your new fireplace.
Posted on 12/12/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Building and remodeling of homes is a job typically conducted during warm summer weather, and is therefore often overlooked as a potential winter job. You would be correct to assume the work is easier to do during nice weather, but that doesn't mean it can't be done in the cold. The disadvantage is the work may take longer than usual because there are some days when winter weather prevents your contractor from safely conducting the job. The upside is your contractor needs the work and is less pressed for time during winter months when less work is happening as a general state of affairs.
Posted on 11/28/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Your bathroom should be a place where you can relax and forget about anything that stressed you. It should be a place that renews your spirit so that you can take on the challenges that await you in the morning. Unfortunately, many homeowners ignore their bathroom. In fact, some homeowners’ bathrooms may contribute to their tension. Well, now is the time for you to start a bathroom remodel that creates a spa-inspired bathroom that helps you jump-start your day.
Posted on 11/21/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Minnesota’s winter weather isn’t for everyone. To make matters worse, the days are longer in the winter, meaning we have fewer hours of sunlight that could lessen the impact of our uncomfortable winter days. The easiest way to reduce the impact of temperatures just above zero is to stay warm by ensuring your insulation is in top-notch shape.
Posted on 9/5/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Conserving energy is a big deal when it comes to your home. Even major industries are not overlooking the need for more conservation measures. Many manufacturers are creating green products that promise to transform your home into a green machine. The following are a few reasons why your next remodel or upgrade project should be a green project.
Posted on 8/22/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
After making all the necessary changes and repairs, you may dream of a remodeling or a home upgrade project. Granite countertops, a grand double-door entrance, or an open bathroom with skylights are all ways to transform your home and make it comfortable for you, but do these projects add value to your home? We examined the 2016 Cost Vs. Value report for Minneapolis and saw a few interesting finds. You may be surprised to see what areas within your home can be remodeled or upgraded to give you the most bang for your buck.
Posted on 8/8/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
One of the most common home renovations is to conduct a full kitchen upgrade. Most people spend as much if not more time in their kitchen as any other room in the house, so it only makes sense to customize the room to suit your needs. If you watch the food channel on TV you’re already aware of how intricately well designed a kitchen can be, and probably have a few ideas about how to perfect your own kitchen for daily use. Those ideas and more can be accomplished by an experienced professional contractor; imagination and creativity are the only limits to how awesome your kitchen can be.
Posted on 7/18/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
Although kitchens and bathrooms are often the focus of renovations, the living room is where your family spends most of their time and the area your guests use when you entertain company. Although you may not think about remodeling the living room, there are ways to upgrade it and make the space more inviting. New paint and trim carpentry can change the feel of the room to a style which suits you, or to make a bigger change custom building projects can add focal points and help define the use of the space.
Posted on 7/11/2016 4:00 AM By The Construction Group
When a house is built, it is often provided with functional yet basic and generic countertop. The reason is so the house will appeal to more potential buyers than custom countertops may attract, but now that you’ve bought the house there’s no reason not to upgrade to countertops you like better. Today’s builders have access to a multitude of styles according to your tastes so the kitchen can become a place where you love to spend time cooking for yourself, friends, and family.