07Nov

We’re Moving

UPDATE: We’ve moved! Our new address is 404 5th St in West Des Moines. We’re moving! We’ve been in our office space since 2009 and we’ve loved it here. But we remodel homes, so we’re moving our office into a home on 5th Street in historic Valley Junction. It needs A LOT of remodeling, which…
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10Aug

Project Profile: In the Zone With a Well-Dressed Rustic Basement

Having lived in their new home for several years, these inspired homeowners were ready to finish their basement and transform it into a multi-zone space where they could mix and mingle with family and friends. Following several months of collaborative planning and construction, we delivered an envy-worth basement. With clean lines and neutral tones, the…
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15Jul

How to Hire a Professional Remodeler

If you have collected photos of your dream kitchen, drafted a general budget, and talked with friends about how you wish your home was more comfortable or modern, you may be ready to hire a professional remodeler to get the job done right. A professional has training, experience, and references from satisfied clients to demonstrate…
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28Apr

Considering Cabinets

Walk into any kitchen and what’s the first thing you notice? (Assuming you’re not watching an episode of Hoarders …) The cabinets. Fabulous or frightening, often, the most visible and expensive element in any kitchen is the cabinetry. Whether light or dark, painted or stained, your cabinets let people know whether your kitchen is dying…
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27Feb

How We Keep It Clean

Basking in the glow of a newly remodeled space is tremendously rewarding. Getting there can be, well, tremendously messy. If you’re the sort of person that obsesses over a throw pillow out of place or pet hair on the hardwood, be prepared to chill a bit because remodeling unleashes a whole lot of mess, and…
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26Jan

Project Profile: Basement Finish Shines for the Entire Family

Basements provide welcome extra square footage and are often home to TV and recreation areas, bars, guest quarters and storage. This family is lucky to have all the above, and more, in their finished lower level. From concrete to cozy, enjoy the many facets of this basement remodel. BEFORE – Just your run-of-the-mill unfinished space…
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07Jul

Remodel or Rehome?

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.” –Hazrat Inayat Khan This quote reminds me of a question we’re frequently asked. (As the Kinks put it, “Should I stay or should I go.”) Almost everyone, at some point, wonders if they should look for a new home, or try to improve…
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