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3 High-Value Areas to Remodel in Your Home

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.

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Why Summer Time is the Perfect Time to Think About Insulation

Ah summer time! The time of the year that Minnesota residents can enjoy the warm breezes and balmy temperatures that help them thaw out from their long winters. The last thing you probably want to think about is insulation, winter time and your home. Now is the perfect time to do so though and here's why:

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Kitchen Ideas and Themes

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.

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Building Beyond Code: Taking Pride in the Job

Although building codes may seem like unnecessary bureaucratic rules at times, it’s important to remember the codes have a reason as they prevent structural failures.

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Built In Living Room Projects

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.

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Replacement Countertop Styles

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.

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Where to Start? Remodeling Projects

When buying a house, most people determine an area they want to live, look at a few houses and buy the one they fall in love with. In some cases they find a great deal and make the purchase knowing they’ll have ongoing projects to bring the house up to their standards, while other times the home seems perfect as is but after a few years the owners realize certain improvements which would make the house more conducive to their lifestyles. Other situations involve investment properties in which remodeling can increase the home’s value and the return on investment.

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Improve Your Home's Exterior

Whether you live in an older home which needs exterior repairs, found a great deal on a home but don’t especially like the exterior, or if you’ve decided over time you like another style better, you may at some point want to improve your home’s exterior. You may consider rebuilding the entire exterior at once or simply replace a bit at a time. There are a few things to consider as to your options and what is available in today’s market.

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Are Your Gutters Working Against You?

Your gutters are a part of a much bigger system that works to ensure your roof remains intact. As a result of that, it’s imperative that your gutters aren’t working against you in the process. At The Construction Group, we’ve noticed a few scenarios in which homeowners’ gutters are working against them, and we want to make sure you don’t have these problems.

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Understanding Your Options for Insulation

When it comes to insulation in your home, there are a lot of factors you should consider. With the goal of protecting your home from the inside out, you want to make sure that you have the best insulation possible. The following are things you should consider if you are contemplating re-insulating your home or choosing the initial insulation for a new home.

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