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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. In addition to improving curb appeal, exterior upgrades can add value to your home and ensure it remains protected from the elements. Scroll below to learn more about these value-boosting outdoor projects!

Upgrade Windows & Doors

The front door and windows set the tone for your home’s overall condition and security. Attractive, high-quality doors and windows are a great way to make an excellent first impression. Replacing windows and doors also increases the value of your home significantly. Data shows that many homeowners see an average ROI of about 67.5% for new windows and 63.8% for a new front door. When it comes to windows, some states and utility companies offer rebates or tax credits for those that upgrade to energy-efficient options.

Invest in a Roof Replacement

Your roof is one of the most essential parts of your home, protecting it from heavy rain, snow, wind, and other elements. If the roof is in rough shape, it leaves your home susceptible to water intrusion, foundation damage, pest infestation, and more. A new roof prevents costly damage, enhances curb appeal, and can even help improve your home’s energy efficiency!

Install New Gutters

Gutters work in tandem with the roof to protect your home from water damage. Cracks, holes, clogs, and sagging prevent gutters from adequately diverting water away from the home. Pooling water and excessive runoff caused by inefficient gutters leave your roof, siding, foundation, and landscaping vulnerable to damage. The solution? Replacing broken or damaged gutters with a new system. Bonus points if you install gutters guards, which prevent clogs and reduce maintenance by keeping debris like twigs, leaves, and pine needles out of your gutters.

Update Siding

If you want to make a dramatic change to the appearance and value of your home, updating your siding is the way to do it. There are plenty of siding options to choose from, making it easy to find the right material for your home and budget. Vinyl, cement board, and manufactured stone veneer offer the best value with an ROI anywhere from 66.3% to 91.4%.

Add a Deck or Patio

Love spending time outdoors or hosting summer BBQs? Increase your outdoor living and entertainment space with a new deck or patio! Both offer an excellent spot for grilling, gathering, and relaxing. For an even bigger splash, consider adding an outdoor kitchen complete with an inset grill, drawers, ice chest, and countertop to a new or existing patio.

Ready to get started on these value-boosting exterior updates? Reach out to the GNB team to learn more about our exterior services!

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 home prices are on everyone’s minds; it can be hard to know what’s right for your home and finances. Keep reading for five reasons why we think remodeling is the better option!

1. Stay in the Neighborhood You Like
Anyone who’s ever house-hunted knows how hard it is to find the right neighborhood. Remodeling means you can stay in the community you love. It’s not easy to replicate neighborhood charm, deep and lasting friendships, or lifelong neighbors you know and can depend on.

2. Avoid the Homebuying Rollercoaster
Discovering the perfect home feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. Moving is incredibly stressful, from the volatile market to bidding wars to closing costs to showings to cleaning to packing up your entire life! As home prices continue to climb, it’s not an easy task to find an affordable home that checks every box on your list.

3. Avoid Inspection Surprises
Few things are less fun than waiting out the inspection results of a home you’re wanting to purchase. Significant surprises could mean thousands in unexpected costs. Plus, many sellers aren’t even accepting offers requiring an inspection in this hot market! A major upside of investing in your current home is knowing its history. You’re already familiar with your home’s strengths, weaknesses, and any past improvements you’ve made.

4. Choose the Design You Want
One of the best parts of remodeling is transforming your home in ways you’ve always imagined! Remodeling gives you the chance to choose what you want, from designs to materials to finishes. Whether it’s minor tweaks or significant changes, a redesign can help you fall back in love with your home and create spaces that work for your family.

5. Add Value to Your Current Home
Beyond staying in a place you love, remodeling adds value to your home. In light of rising interest rates (which are still historically low), it might be the right time for you to take advantage of present financing options. Remodeling is a long-term investment you get to enjoy for years to come!

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 dining rooms equipped for dinner parties and holiday meals to classy lower level bars and media rooms to family-friendly multipurpose spaces to backyard escapes and man sheds, we’ve done it all over the years!

Are you planning your dream remodel or searching for entertaining inspiration? Scroll below to explore a few of our favorite host-friendly client remodels! Ready to start your own renovation? Contact our team today – we’d love to help you put your plans in motion!

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 Showcase
Open three days only: April 8-10, from 12-6 PM 

Entry R5 – 5878 Blackberry Bridge Path, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
More Information: Showcase Page

This main level remodel features the best in creative design. Our team worked within the home’s existing footprint as much as possible while giving it a much-needed refresh. The kitchen features painted two-tone cabinetry highlighted by a Herringbone pattern backsplash. In the living room, we created a fireplace feature wall with a 6-foot long fireplace flanked by custom cabinetry and reclaimed wood shelving. Rounding out this stunning remodel are all new lighting, paint, carpet, and natural oak hardwood floors.

Remodeled Kitchen in Minneapolis MN2022 Spring Remodelers Showcase Home

Entry R32 – 6445 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55423
More Information: Showcase Page

This 1950s bungalow needed some curb appeal and interior updates. We removed the breezeway and existing single car garage, replacing it with a spacious new two-car garage. A brand-new covered porch serves a dual purpose, adding depth and dimension to the front of the home while creating an outdoor gathering space. Other exterior updates include a new shingled roof, seamless gutters, and LP SmartSide Shake and Lap Siding. Inside you’ll find a fully remodeled powder room and kitchen complete with a new entrance leading to a private backyard patio.

We would love to give you a tour of these beautifully remodeled homes. Be sure to stop by during the 2022 Spring Remodelers Showcase!

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 include:

  • Organized and inviting kitchen
  • Modern mudroom/laundry area with storage
  • Classy pool room for hosting
  • Playful chandeliers and light fixtures
  • Owner’s suite bath with classic soaking tub and walk-in shower
  • Unique front yard patio

Want to see more? Scroll through the photos below to explore this extensive project! Ready to start your own renovation? Contact our team today – we’d love to help you put your plans in motion!

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 spacious walk-in tile shower draws the eye, pairing classic subway-style tile with a stylish marble hexagon floor. With nickel fixtures and clean lines, we don’t see this bathroom remodel going out of style any time soon!

Ready to see this trendy yet timeless bathroom remodel up close? Scroll below to see all the fantastic design details! When you’re ready to discuss your own remodeling project, be sure to reach out to the GNB team!

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 thank you. Thanks to our talented team for their dedication and incredible work, and of course, thank you to our wonderful clients for supporting us. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Want a glimpse of what we were up to in 2021? Scroll below for our favorite highlights!

Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

Thank you to everyone who visited us during the Spring Remodelers Showcase! We loved sharing this stunning lower-level remodel. These clients were such a joy to work with; they collaborated on many unique design elements with our team, making the project so fun! Explore the entire final project: Blog link

Bright Transitional Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling remained popular as ever in the spring, which meant our team was hard at work completing projects for our clients! In May, we shared 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 and playful surprises. Blog link

Stunning Main Level Update

Our team completed this beautiful main level update over the summer, and we cannot get enough of the results! The space is filled with thoughtful design details, from the soft white tones to the warm wood textures to the accent lights to the cozy built-in seating – every finish is unique! Blog link

Celebrating 12 Years in Business!

The GNB team was humbled and proud to celebrate 12 years in business in August! Thank you to our clients, trade-partners, families, and friends who continue to support us year after year – we are so grateful for each of you. Blog link

Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

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 blend each area of the main level, resulting in a genuinely stunning remodel. Blog link

GNB Wins 2021 ROMA Award

In October, Great Northern Builders attended Housing First Minnesota’s BIG Night and took home the 2021 Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA) for Kitchen Remodel under $65,000! Our team was honored to receive this award — to be recognized for your work is truly a humbling experience. Blog link

GNB Wins 3 NARI COTY Awards

2021 COtY Award Winner

GNB finished the year by winning three Contractor of the Year (COtY) awards from NARI-MN! This year, 60 entries totaled more than $15 million in remodeling projects. Great Northern Builders is thrilled to have been recognized and singled out among many talented remodeling professionals! We can’t thank our fantastic team enough for their hard work and dedication. And of course, thank you to the wonderful clients who have welcomed us into their homes and trusted us to create spaces they adore! Blog link

GNB Wins 3 NARI CotY Awards

2021 COtY Award Winner

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 CotY Awards to members that have demonstrated outstanding work in their remodeling projects. Receiving a CotY Award is an incredible honor, as it is the highest form of recognition from industry leaders and peers.

This year, 60 entries totaled more than $15 million in remodeling projects. Great Northern Builders is thrilled to have been recognized and singled out among many talented remodeling professionals! We can’t thank our fantastic team enough for their hard work and dedication. And of course, thank you to the wonderful clients who have welcomed us into their homes and trusted us to create spaces they adore!

Take a peek at the stunning projects that secured three Coty Awards below!

CotY Gold – Residential Detached Structure

Man Cave 2021 COtY Award Winner

This modern, playful man shed features natural finishes, reclaimed wood, plenty of windows, and a commercial-style garage door that brings the outdoors inside. See more of this project.

CotY Gold – Residential Exterior $50,000-$100,000

Rustic Home Exterior Renovation

With a reclaimed timber gable truss, durable Trex decking, and new siding, this rustic front porch added much-needed curb appeal to this late 80s home. Take a closer look at this porch exterior.

CotY Silver – Basement Under $100,000

Beauty meets function in this finished basement remodel featuring a spacious gathering area, wet bar, laundry room, and plenty of storage. View the project gallery.

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 expectations. The Builder’s Association of Sioux Falls, SD, selects the winners after they’ve evaluated photographs, floor plans, and descriptions of each nominee’s project.

“Remodeling projects that earn a ROMA Award are truly the best of the best,” explains Housing First Minnesota executive director, David Siegel. “The remodeling professionals who review each entrant know that they’re not just looking for the prettiest spaces, they take into account the challenges and customer wishes as they evaluate each project.”

Great Northern Builders is honored to receive this award — to be recognized for your work is truly a humbling experience! There were some fierce competitors in this ROMA category, and we are thrilled to have been singled out among such a talented group of remodeling professionals. Thank you to our amazing team and clients for making this award possible! It’s because of you that we get to do what we love every day.

Want to take a peek at the award-winning design details in this kitchen remodel? Click here to scroll through the gallery!

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 blend each area of the main level, resulting in a genuinely stunning remodel.

If you missed out on visiting this lovely home in person, explore the complete transformation in the photos below! 

2021 Fall Remodelers Showcase: Woodbury Main Level

Great Room Remodel Woodbury MN

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 Showcase
Entry R20 – 1814 Interlachen Alcove, Woodbury
Open three days only: October 1-3, from 12-6 PM

Originally built in the late 1980s, the main level of this Woodbury home was due for an update. Since the kitchen was already remodeled in 2000, we could focus most of our efforts on refreshing other areas in the home, including the bathroom and great room. Our team worked together to seamlessly blend each area of the main level, resulting in a truly stunning remodel!

Highlights of this remodeled main level include:

  • New hardwood floors throughout
  • Custom built-in cabinetry in the family room
  • Reclaimed wood ceiling beams and fireplace mantle
  • Kitchen beverage center
  • Brand-new exterior and windows

This remodeled home is a must-see, so don’t miss your chance to tour it during the Fall Remodelers showcase! We hope to see you there!

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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? His grandfather started a custom millwork company in the early 1970s. Eventually, Chris’ father and uncles took over the family business themselves.

In 2009, Chris established Great Northern Builders. He is honored to further his family’s business tradition and collaborate with so many talented and hard-working professionals. GNB will always be a family business legacy; to this day, many of his brothers and other family members still work for the company.

Thank you to our clients, trade-partners, families, and friends who continue to support us year after year – we are grateful for each of you. We hope to continue serving you all for many years to come!

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 shortages, labor demands, and rising prices are on everyone’s mind, how do you know what move is right for your home and your finances? Today, we’re going to weigh out the benefits of remodeling vs. building a new home. Keep reading for the four reasons why we think remodeling is the better option!

  1. Resale Value Remains High
    As we face a low inventory of available homes, the value of housing continues to rise. Whether you decide to move or build from the ground up, you will face significant costs. However, remodeling means saving yourself the trouble of navigating this wild market! Skip the stress of moving, and reinvest that money in your current home. It will pay off when you are ready to sell your home further down the road!
  2. Low Interest Rates
    Another advantage to staying put and remodeling? Interest rates are historically low right now. From taking out a personal loan to home equity loans to home equity lines of credit, there are plenty of financing options to choose from! Get in touch with your lender to learn more about your local resources.
  3. Bigger Builders Can Limit Options
    When working with a big builder, there’s often a big difference between fully and semi-custom homes. Unless your budget allows for a completely custom home, you may find your material and finish options fairly limited and lower in quality. Remodeling allows you to select whichever products and materials you love instead of starting over with builder-grade finishes.
  4. Shortened Timeline
    There is no denying that planning and executing a remodel takes far less time than building an entirely new home. Instead of waiting months or up to a year to get into a new home, you could spend half that time perfecting the one you already own! Not to mention, duking it out in this competitive housing market could mean making countless offers over asking price before you’re lucky enough to succeed.
  5. More Cost Effective
    When you get down to it, remodeling is more cost effective than starting from scratch. There is simply no comparison between building a new home versus working within your original footprint or adding a small addition. Material prices may be higher than usual, but remodeling still requires less of them than creating an entirely new home!

Are you ready to start planning your own remodel? Reach out to our team anytime; we’d love to help you get the ball rolling! 

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 bookcases, every finish is unique.

Scroll below to explore photos of this warm and sophisticated home. Are you planning your own remodel? Feel free to connect with our team anytime; we would love to help you get started!

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 and playful surprises.

There are so many features and finishes we love throughout the space, but the star of this kitchen is clearly the center statement light. Floating above the soft blue island, the ethereal beaded strands sparkle and shine while bringing a touch of glamor to everyday life. The new dining room light also elevates the space with its diamond-style finish. Both lights are truly the jewelry of each room!

Ready to explore more of this beautiful kitchen remodel? Scroll below for more photos and design highlights. Ready to begin your own remodeling project? Please, connect with our team anytime; we would love to help!

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 this renovation; they include: 

  • The incredible clients – we loved working with them!
  • Custom cabinets at the new wet bar and entertainment area 
  • Unique Turkish stone backsplash – a product flown in from Turkey! Sourced by local business: Chateau Global
  • Stunning HansStone Quartz countertops 
  • Cozy custom created three-sided fireplace by Twin City Fireplace
  • New durable LVP flooring by Lawrence Interiors

These clients were such a joy to work with; they collaborated on many unique design elements with our team, making the project so fun! Explore the full final project photos below.

This project was a collaboration between GNB and Velinda Neinow (our preferred designer) at Vee Marie Designs.

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 Showcase
Entry R4 – 16768 Falkirk Trail, Lakeville
Open three days only: March 26-28, from 12-6 PM 

This lower level was lackluster at best. Between distance learning, working from home, everyday family needs, this space was being stretched thin. Our team helped this family create a multipurpose, personalized area they will be able to enjoy for years to come.

A few of our favorite features include: 

  • Custom cabinets at the new wet bar and entertainment area 
  • Turkish brick, quartz countertops 
  • A custom three-sided fireplace  
  • Durable new LVP flooring  

We would love to give you a tour of this incredible Lakeville lower-level remodel – we hope to see you there!

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 spaces for our clients over the years. Scroll below to explore a few of our favorite bathrooms and four fun trends!

Stunning Showers
Showers are the perfect place to start the morning fresh or wash away a stressful day. Never underestimate the value of a really nice shower! They’re an excellent place to invest your resources because showers get used so frequently.

Bold Powder Rooms
Powder rooms are an ideal opportunity to make a statement! A smaller space like this allows for more character and fun that could be overwhelming in a larger space. Chose a vibrant countertop or a strong wallpaper to add a playful element to a room that’s often overlooked!

Playful Tile
One of our favorite ways to create a beautiful bathroom is by playing with tile. From bold patterns to bright colors to unique shapes, tile lends itself well to expressing your distinct design personality!

All-Out Organization
The unsung hero in any home’s design: storage! Organized, well-planned storage is the secret weapon that makes any bathroom look beautiful and feel peaceful. There are countless ways to customize your bathroom around your lifestyle and storage needs.

Ready to freshen up your bathroom’s style? Give us call – we’d love to help!

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 we can’t wait to help our clients make their own this year. Check them out below!

Stunningly Scandinavian

Founded in the belief that there’s beauty in simplicity, Scandinavian design embodies a sense of minimalism and functionality. But simple doesn’t mean boring! The Scandinavian home remodeling trend is sure to add a touch of elegance to any home with creative storage solutions, neutral accents, and hygge-inspired textiles.

Rustic Meets Industrial

Move over Chip and Jo; today’s homeowners are leaning away from the well-loved farmhouse style and toward a rustic industrial vibe. While farmhouse design isn’t necessarily gone for good, it’s definitely transitioning into a more modern style. Hallmarks of this home remodeling trend include rustic design elements paired with warm earth tones and raw materials like glass, metal, and concrete.

Dedicated Home Offices and Flex Space

An increase in remote work and distance learning has left homeowners in need of dedicated work from home spaces. While home offices are sure to be at the top of many home remodeling project lists, some homes lack the square footage. Flex spaces allow homeowners to make the most of their existing space by assigning more than one purpose to a room. These multi-purpose areas add functionality and can double for both live/work purposes.

White on White

There’s a reason why the modern white home remains a popular trend year after year. With clean lines and a “light and bright” feel, this timeless home remodeling trend creates an air of sophistication that can’t be beaten. White design elements give small spaces the illusion of being larger and work especially well in areas lacking natural light from windows, such as kitchens. Homeowners can easily take this classic look up a notch with metallic finishes, statement lights, and wood accents.

Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living

Coming off the heels of a year where we spent more time at home than ever before, many homeowners are experiencing cabin fever. The solution? Extending indoor living areas into the great outdoors. We’re talking screened-in porches, patios and decks, outdoor kitchens, and more! Incorporating fireplaces or firepits into outdoor living spaces ensure they can be enjoyed well into the cold season.

There you have it; our favorite home remodeling design trends for 2021! Ready to start planning your next home remodel? We can help! Get in touch to learn more about working with Great Northern Builders.

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, and the commitment of our talented team. Thank you for your support! Scroll below to see what we’ve been up to in 2020!

 

Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

Kitchen Remodel with stained island and white cabinetry

The 2020 Spring Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase may not have happened as planned due to COVID-19, but we were happy to get creative with a virtual tour of this newly remodeled home. Featuring an 8-foot island and custom cabinetry, the heart of this Woodbury home is just as functional as it is beautiful. Get the scoop about this stunning remodel on our blog.

 

Rustic Exterior Renovation

Rustic Home Exterior Renovation

The exterior of this client’s 1980s home needed some curb appeal, and we were happy to deliver! With plenty of space to pull up a chair and take in the view of their sprawling property, this rustic exterior renovation was exactly what the homeowner envisioned. The reclaimed timber gable truss creates a gorgeous focal point and has local ties; the Douglas Fir beams came from the Old West Publishing building in downtown St. Paul.

 

State-of-the-Art Sport Court

Custom Outdoor Sport Court Highland Park MN

Our team had so much fun helping this repeat client add a custom outdoor sport court to their Highland Park home this fall! The 22×38 foot court has some pretty awesome features, including rebound netting, custom decals and graphics, and specially-licensed Minnesota United FC banners. Designed with versatility in mind, the court can be used for basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and more! Get a closer look at the details here.

 

Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase

Minnetonka Manshed2020 Fall Remodelers Showcase

There’s a lot to love about the fall season, but one of our favorites will always be the Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase! This year we got to share a peek inside this modern and playful man shed featuring natural finishes, reclaimed wood, and a commercial-style garage door that brings the outdoors in. Our team had a wonderful weekend chatting with guests as they explored the details of this unique space.

 

3 ROMA Award Wins in 2020

Great Northern Builders Wins Three 2020 ROMA Awards from Housing First Minnesota

The GNB team is ending the year on an inspiring note! We won three 2020 ROMA Awards from Housing First Minnesota in the following categories: Lower Level Under $125,000, Residential Exterior, and Whole House $800,000 & Over. We are so honored to be recognized alongside so many talented industry professionals. Thank you to our amazing team and clients for making this achievement possible!

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, design, and the ability to meet the client’s expectations. Winners are chosen by the Builders Association of Sioux Falls, SD, after they’ve evaluated photographs, floor plans, and descriptions of each nominee’s project.  The Little Big Night Building Industry Gala is typically help in person but this year they put together a great online awards presentation Click here to view the video!

Thank you to Housing First MN for this incredible recognition; we are so honored! Up against some fierce industry competitors, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be singled out amid such talented professionals. Thank you to our excellent team and clients for making this award possible!