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Design Inspiration: Amazing Lower Levels

Who says lower levels have to be dark caves? Not us! When creating multipurpose spaces, it’s hard to beat the basement. Our team has helped countless clients transform their lower levels from unfinished afterthoughts or catchall storage to stunning entertaining spaces, home gyms, kids’ play areas, basement bars, cozy guest suites, and more. With the […]

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2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase: Full Project Photos

The Fall Remodelers Showcase has come and gone, but we couldn’t resist sharing another look at this stunning St. Paul home! These wonderful clients were ready to update the main level of their 1969 home, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks to everyone who visited us during the Fall Remodelers Showcase – […]

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2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase Preview

  Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means: the 2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase is just a few short weeks away. We can’t wait to share our latest remodel with you during the Showcase. Get all the details below! 2022 Fall Remodelers Showcase One Weekend Only: September 30th – October 2nd, […]

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Why Choose an Aging in Place Specialist?

When it comes to deciding where to live as we get older, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. However, it is no surprise that most aging adults prefer to stay in their own homes. In fact, a recent study by AARP revealed that 77% of people 50 and older want to remain in […]

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Modern Kitchen Remodel in Eagan

Our team recently completed this sophisticated and modern kitchen remodel in Eagan, Minnesota, and today we’re excited to share the results. There is so much to admire about this beautiful kitchen and dining space – these clients have incredible taste! One of our favorite elements of this remodel is how balanced and well-structured it feels. […]

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5 Exterior Updates That Add Value to Your Home

Another beautiful summer is here, bringing many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh Minnesota air. Crossing exterior home improvement projects off your to-do list will only make that time outside sweeter! While making exterior updates to your home may not be the most exciting home remodeling project, it has many benefits. […]

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Five Reasons to Remodel Vs. Move

It’s no secret that the housing market is crazier than ever. If you’ve been feeling dissatisfied with your home, you might be asking, “should we remodel or move – is it a good time to work on our home?” Today, we’re weighing the benefits of remodeling vs. moving. As material shortages, labor demands, and rising […]

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Remodeling Inspiration: Spaces Built for Entertaining

  When it comes to remodeling motivation, many of our clients want to create improved spaces for entertaining. Hosting is how we share our homes with the people we love, of course, people want to do it with greater joy and ease. Many current remodeling and design trends revolve around hosting. From open kitchens and […]

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2022 Spring Remodelers Showcase Preview

We’re officially heading into spring, which means it’s almost time for one of our favorite events of the year: the Spring Remodelers Showcase. We can’t wait to share these two incredible remodels with you in just a few short weeks. Scroll below for all the details! 2022 Spring Remodelers ShowcaseOpen three days only: April 8-10, […]

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Beautiful Transitional Home Renovation

These lovely clients were recently ready to remodel their elegant traditional home from the inside out, and it was our pleasure to help them! This beautiful project is filled with countless design details, from timeless unique finishes to playful light fixtures to modern organization solutions. A few of our favorite features from this stunning home […]

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Timeless Bathroom Refresh

Our team recently had the pleasure of helping this homeowner makeover their bathroom with a fresh new design! While this remodel features a neutral color palette, it’s certainly not boring! A custom stained vanity topped with a round mirror and a gorgeous quartz counter adds texture and movement to the space without being overpowering. A […]

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Our 2021 Year in Review

As 2021 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on some of our favorite moments and milestones of the year. Our team is grateful to report that it was another busy year filled with many exciting projects! Before we celebrate the holidays and jump into all that 2022 will bring, we want to stop and say […]

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GNB Wins 3 NARI CotY Awards

We recently shared that Great Northern Builders took home Housing First Minnesota’s 2021 Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA) for Kitchen Remodel under $65,000. Now, we have more exciting news! Great Northern Builders has also been won three Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards from NARI-MN! Each year, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) presents […]

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GNB Wins 2021 ROMA Award

Have you heard the big news? Great Northern Builders recently attended Housing First Minnesota’s BIG Night and took home the 2021 Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA) for Kitchen Remodel under $65,000! Housing First Minnesota has been presenting this prestigious award to remodelers since 1982. The ROMA award recognizes creativity, design, and the ability to meet the client’s […]

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Fall Remodelers Showcase: Thanks for Visiting!

Thanks to everyone who stopped out to visit our team during the Fall Remodelers Showcase – we loved chatting with friends old and new!   Built in the late 1980s, the main level of this Woodbury home was due for an update; we refreshed the bathroom, great room, and parts of the kitchen. Our crew worked to seamlessly […]

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2021 Fall Remodelers Showcase: Woodbury Main Level

September is here, which means one thing to our team: the Fall Remodelers Showcase is just around the corner! We look forward to sharing this project with you in just a few short weeks! Fall Remodelers ShowcaseEntry R20 – 1814 Interlachen Alcove, WoodburyOpen three days only: October 1-3, from 12-6 PM Originally built in the […]

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Celebrating 12 Years in Business!

The GNB team is humbled and proud to celebrate 12 years in business this month! Each time we pass a significant company milestone, we cannot help but reflect on how fortunate we are to do this work we love every day. Did you know GNB’s founder, Chris, was raised in the building and construction industry? […]

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Remodeling Vs. Building: What are the Benefits?

Our homes worked hard for us this past year. During the height of the pandemic, most of us were doing everything from schooling to working to playing to exercising at home. It’s no wonder so many homeowners are interested in remodeling after spending all that time cooped up inside! As the costs of building, material […]

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Stunning Main Level Update

Our team recently completed this beautiful main level update, and we cannot get enough of the lovely results! The space is filled with thoughtful design details throughout. From the soft white tones to the warm wood textures to the accent lights to the cozy built-in seating to the spacious walk-in pantry to the classic built-in […]

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Bright Transitional Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling remains popular as ever this spring, which means our team has been hard at work completing projects for our clients! We recently finished this bright transitional kitchen. It’s so fun to collaborate with clients who make distinctive design choices, and this kitchen is absolutely unique. The room strikes a delicate balance between classic elements […]

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Spring Remodelers Showcase Recap + Full Photos

Thank you to each of you who stopped out to visit us during the Spring Remodelers Showcase! We loved sharing this stunning lower-level remodel. The Showcase may be finished, but we still want to shine a spotlight on this Lakeville home! We thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite elements from […]

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