Design Brief: What Is it and What Should Be in it?

When you’re conducting a bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, it’s often recommended that you have a design brief on hand for the duration of the job. A guide that will help your project turn out exactly the way you want it to, a design brief can help you create a vision for your final product as well as reflect your goals and objectives. But how exactly does a design brief help you do this?——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Goals and ObjectivesIt’s easy to lose sight of your goals and objectives during the whirlwind that is a remodeling project. Thankfully, a design brief can help you avoid that. To start making your design brief, write a list of what you want your final design to encompass. While this list might be long and limited by your budget, it will ultimately help you explore your possibilities for the remodeling job.Schedule and BudgetEveryone wants their bathroom remodel to stay on schedule and within budget. After all, if a project runs longer than it should, it’s going to cost you more. With that in mind, you should be realistic with your budget and scheduling needs and make a note of this in your design brief so you don’t lose track. To help you remain in budget, list any possible alternatives to your materials if the recommended one is unavailable or out of your budget.Potential StylesWhen you’re looking for potential styles for your new kitchen or bathroom, be sure to put your options on the design brief. That way, you can show it to your contractor before the project starts and they can tell you which styles will work best for the space you’re remodeling.Simplify your search for whole home remodel experts by turning to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen – Minneapolis. When it comes to kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects, we are your number one choice and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (952) 417-9999 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation with us today! We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, MN, and other nearby areas.


A Homeowner’s Happiness: Remodeling Projects That Pay Back in Dividends

The 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, a report by the National Association of REALTORS®, looks at home remodeling projects and presents the goals, success and happiness found in a completed whole home remodel. The NAR also rated the Joy Score based on the satisfaction of homeowners with each project. The more pleased respondents were with a given project, the better the Joy Score, with the highest possible score being 10.

Bathroom Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts: The Five Commandments

A bathroom remodel can be challenging, but when done right, the payoff can be enormous. On average, it will cost between $9,600 to $11,000, according to Angie’s List, with high-end remodels considerably higher. You have to set a budget, have a plan, make a realistic timeline and so much more. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen offers some do’s and don’ts to consider in this post. Continue reading “Bathroom Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts: The Five Commandments”

Top Home Remodeling Trends of 2019

The remodeling industry continues to grow as more people decide to stay in their homes and age in place. Remodeling your current house is an excellent way to make your dream home a reality without having to pack up and move in search of a new home. A bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel might be just the ticket to transform your home and make it better fit your needs. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the most popular home upgrades in 2019.

How to Design an Accessible Kitchen

As the heart of the home, the kitchen should be a place that is accessible to everyone living in the house. This includes guests and family members, regardless of their age and ability. As such, it makes sense to build a kitchen that is both accessible and functional. Here are some kitchen renovation tips you can use when designing your very own accessible kitchen.

Contractor Bonds & Insurance: What’s the Difference?

If you’re not new to the home remodeling scene, you’ve probably heard the terms “contractor bonds” and “insurance” used interchangeably. However, these two terms mean different things and serve different purposes. In this article, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of St. Louis Park sheds some light on the often-confusing nuances between a contractor bond and insurance.