Is Anti-Slip Flooring Right for Your Home?

anti-slip flooringSafety should always be a consideration when designing bathroom and kitchen upgrades. If you’re planning to replace some of the floors in your home, it might be a good idea to consider installing anti-slip flooring. This type of material is particularly well-suited for kitchen and bathroom updates. Anti-slip floors should also be a consideration if you have children or elderly living in your home. While your local remodeling company can provide more information, here’s what you should know about anti-slip flooring before deciding which flooring material is best for your project.

Safe Flooring Alternative

With children and the elderly, the risk of falling is always present. While tile and hardwood floors are beautiful, they can be extremely slippery. Anti-slip flooring will help keep your loved ones safe from accidental falls. Continue Reading →

Choosing Kitchen Countertops Material for Your Remodeling Project

kitchen countertopsAre you planning to start a kitchen remodeling project soon? If a kitchen upgrade is in your plans for 2018, you’ll need to install new kitchen countertops! More than anything else, new countertops can greatly enhance the appearance of your space. When it comes to kitchen and bathroom updates, the biggest decisions you’re bound to make is what kind of countertops you want to install. There are a number of great materials to choose from and you’ll have to spend some time considering each before making your final selection. Luckily, your home remodeling company will be able to offer guidance and advice on the matter. To help prepare you, here are a few of the most popular countertop materials.


Granite is ideal for kitchen remodeling projects. It’s durable and you can order slabs in a variety of colors and patterns. Continue Reading →

Is Aging-in-Place Remodeling Right for You?

aging-in-place remodelingIs someone in your home getting older? Aging can cause a number of mobility issues, making daily life at home much more difficult. Declining strength and flexibility can also result in unexpected injuries due to falling. Luckily, there are a number of bathroom updates and kitchen upgrades that may alleviate this risk. Aging-in-place remodeling is becoming much more common since it’s a cheaper alternative to other assisted living options. To help you determine if aging-in-place remodeling is right for you, your family, and your home, here are several possible features to consider before calling your local remodeling company.

Bathroom Grab Bars

If the risk of falling is a concern, adding grab bars to your bathroom may be an ideal solution. Many homeowners feel that this aging-in-place remodeling feature addresses mobility issues in one of the most commonly used spaces. Continue Reading →

We’re honored to be featured in the Star Tribune

Kim Palmer of the Star Tribune wrote an article about one of our recent projects.

Remodeled ’90s kitchen has fresh style, better functionality — and a view of the backyard pond.

DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen

The challenge: Bonni Kautz’s kitchen wasn’t working for her anymore. She’d built the house in Eagan to her specifications 20 years ago, but her tastes had changed. She wanted to make better use of her space and an updated look.

The designer and general contractor: Lynn Monson, owner/designer of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen and Monson Interior Design, St. Louis Park, 952-417-9999,

The starting point: “She walked into my showroom wanting a pretty contemporary look,” said Monson. Because Kautz had already identified some materials she wanted to use, Monson built the design around them. Read More…

Tips for Picking the Perfect Remodel Lighting

remodel lightingAre you planning a home remodeling project this fall? This is the perfect time for home renovations, especially bathroom updates and kitchen upgrades. Starting now ensures that your projects are all wrapped up before the holidays. Then you’ll be able to show off your new home improvements to family and friends. Regardless of what part of the house you remodel, lighting options should be an important consideration. To help prepare you for your consultation with a remodeling company, here are several great lighting tips you should keep in mind.

Recessed Lighting Eliminates Dark Corners

Are you tired of dark, shadowy corners in your home? Get rid of them by adding recessed lighting to your design plans. Homeowners love recessed lighting because it’s perfect for any space. Continue Reading →

Things to Know About Choosing Bathroom Tile

choosing bathroom tileChoosing bathroom tile for your upcoming home remodeling project can be a difficult task. There are, after all, so many different tile options to consider. Which color is right? What material will suit your lifestyle best? How big should the tiles be? Don’t let all the questions discourage you during your bathroom update. Here are a great tips that may make the process easier before contacting a local remodeling company.

Start with One Element

One reason choosing bathroom tile is so difficult is that there are so many different options available. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To help prevent this, start your selection process by picking a single element you really like—color, size, material, shape. Whatever it is, the rest of the design will fall into place after you find it. Continue Reading →

Are Granite Countertops Right for Your Home?

Granite Countertops InstallationHave you been planning to update your bathroom or kitchen? The summer months are just about over and, before you know it, it’ll be time for the holidays! This is the perfect time to reach out to a local remodeling company about your bathroom or kitchen renovation. And make sure updating the countertops makes it onto the to-do list! Here are several reasons you may like to install granite countertops in your home.

1. Aesthetic Appeal

There are numerous countertop materials out there, but none of them can beat granite when it comes to aesthetic appeal. Granite countertops are, hands down, one of the prettiest features you can add to your bathroom or kitchen.

2. Unique Look

Not only are granite countertops lovely to look at, each slab offers a unique look unlike any other. Since no two slabs are ever identical, you’ll have one-of-a-kind countertops in your home. Continue Reading →

Notable Benefits of Installing Custom Cabinets

Custom Cabinets for Your HomeIf you’re planning to update your bathroom or kitchen this summer, don’t make the mistake of settling for regular old stock cabinetry. While many homeowners settle for picking cabinets in a store or from a catalog, those stock items simply can’t compare to custom cabinets. Whether you’ve had custom cabinets built in the past or not, it’s important to know that they are superior in both construction and appearance. If you’re planning a bathroom or kitchen remodel, make sure you consult your local remodeling company about installing custom cabinets. Here are just a few reasons why.

  1. Custom Cabinets have Improved Durability

While custom costs more, your new cabinets will be more durable than anything you could pick out in a store or catalog. Not only will your cabinets be constructed by hand instead of on an assembly line, but the materials used will be of a higher quality. You may pay more for them, but your custom cabinets will look beautiful and function perfectly years after the alternative has fallen apart. Continue Reading →

Why Hardwood Flooring is Right for Your Home

hardwood flooringAre you remodeling your home this summer? Is it a big renovation? If so, it’s likely you’ll replace the floors in one, if not all, of the affected spaces. Are you just updating your bathroom, redoing your kitchen, or renovating several rooms all at once? Regardless, installing hardwood flooring should be at the top of your to-do list. Hardwood floors are a favorite among homeowners for a number of great reasons. Here’s why you should consider having your local remodeling company install hardwood flooring in your home.

Hardwood is Timelessly Beautiful

Hardwood flooring offers an element of timeless beauty that few other flooring options can. There is a reason, after all, that so many homeowners prefer it. Do you love hosting parties and inviting family and friends over for the holidays? If so, hardwood flooring has the perfect wow-factor to impress your guests. Continue Reading →

Paint Color Tips for Your Next Remodeling Project

paint color tipsAre you planning a home remodeling project for this summer? Whether you’re updating your bathroom, kitchen, or a bedroom, picking the right paint colors is important. A lot goes into remodeling any space in your home. One of the most drastic and noticeable changes you can make involves the paint. It isn’t as easy as throwing some random color on the wall, however. It’s always a good idea to work with a home remodeling company and put some time into planning your project before starting. Here are several great tips to help you pick the right paint colors.

  1. Limit Your Selections

With so many different color options out there, it can be difficult to narrow down your selection, but narrow it down you should. When it comes to painting, you should strive to pick no more than three colors for your design. More than three is often too much variation for the senses. Continue Reading →