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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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2021 Spring Remodelers Showcase: Lakeville Lower Level

The snow is melting, and warm temps have arrived in the Twin Cities, which means it’s almost time for the Parade of Homes Spring Remodelers Showcase. We are so excited to share this fun project with you at the end of the month! Spring Remodelers ShowcaseEntry R4 – 16768 Falkirk Trail, LakevilleOpen three days only: […]

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Form Meets Function: Our Four Favorite Bathroom Trends

Our most successful client bathroom remodels are often a mix of good organization, fun trends, and smart design. Unlike some rooms, your bathroom gets used every single day. This busy space needs not just to be beautiful but practical too! We love creating bathroom designs that are equally efficient and interesting and have remodeled countless […]

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5 Home Remodeling Trends to Watch for in 2021

After a challenging year, it’s safe to say we’re all happy to say goodbye to 2020. While we may only be a few weeks into the brand-new year, our team has already started to see some new home remodeling trends emerge for 2021. With that in mind, we wanted to share some of the trends […]

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2020: A Look Back at Our Year

  As we enter the holiday season and the year begins to draw to a close, we can’t help but reflect on some of our favorite memories and milestones of 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly made for a challenging year, we are grateful for the projects we completed, the wonderful clients we worked with, […]

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GNB Wins Three 2020 ROMA Awards!

We have exciting news to share! Our GNB team was honored to receive three 2020 ROMA Awards for a Lower Level recently: Under $125,000, a Residential Exterior, and a Whole House: $800,000 & Over. Housing First Minnesota has been presenting the ROMA Award to remodelers since 1982. This prestigious award is meant to recognize creativity, […]

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Custom Outdoor Sport Court in Highland Park

The Great Northern Builders team has been lucky enough to work with many great clients over the years. We’re always excited when our long-time clients reach out with new project ideas. This garage teardown and rebuild in Highland Park, Minnesota, is no exception — especially because it had a fun twist! Our team has helped […]

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Remodeling Q&A: Frequently Asked Questions

As people spend more time at home in 2020, remodeling has become more popular than ever right now. If you’re considering remodeling, you might be wondering, is it a good time to start a project? Our short answer: yes! Home financing rates are at an all-time low; it’s a great time to invest in your […]

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Parade of Homes Fall Remodelers Showcase: Minnetonka Man Shed

Parade of Homes Fall Remodelers Showcase October 2-4, 2020 Open from noon to 6 PM 11401 Oakvale Road North, Hopkins, MN Fall is a season marked by so many special events, heading back to school, football season, apple picking, etc., but our favorite fall tradition is the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase. Earlier this month, […]

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Design Details to Take Your Kitchen Renovation to the Next Level

A kitchen remodel is one of the most significant projects a homeowner can take on. We can think of nothing more disappointing than investing in a kitchen renovation that doesn’t meet your expectations. So, how do you take your kitchen renovation to the next level? It’s all in the details! Of course, elements like cabinetry, […]

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Exterior Remodeling: Making a Memorable First Impression

Beautiful summer weather has arrived in the Twin Cities metro, which means we’re all spending as much time outside as possible! As we all hang out at home more because of modified COVID-19 restrictions, it’s easier to notice tasks for your to-do list. Whether your home’s exterior is looking dated, has been run-down by a […]

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