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Growing a Home for a Growing Family: Part 2 — The Upper Level Addition is Complete! | Bloomington Home Addition & Remodel

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

In the late spring we brought you part 1 of this family’s home project (read it here!) as we were starting the addition, with plans to undertake a complete interior and exterior remodel in stages.

We’ve been waiting on the final photos of this project to be able to show you the amazing outcome of the upper level addition — and it was worth the wait!  What a beautiful, completely practical transformation for this family balancing four kids, including a new baby!

Here’s what we’ve done:

  • The finished exterior is refreshed and charming, while still blending seamlessly with the original brick that was left intact.
  • The new paint, shutters, and stained cedar shingles make a sharp exterior impression.
  • Weary trips to the basement laundry room are no-more!  With a new upper level laundry just steps from the bedrooms, this mom of four boasts that she is now caught up on laundry since it’s always in sight.
  • An added room doubles as a office and school work area.
  • Another new room provides a quiet area for baby to nap.
  • The addition of an upper level family room gives the kids a hang-out spot of their own.
  • With plans in the future for a remodel of the upper level baths (master bath and kids bath) we added a large storage area that will combine into an enlarged bathroom space down the road.
  • On the main level, the old family room was converted to a large entryway to accommodate this family better.
  • And we opened up the kitchen floor plan in anticipation of a kitchen makeover in the near future as well!

These homeowners knew they didn’t want to leave their beloved home — they wanted to transform it into a practical, custom space, perfect for their family.  It’s been very rewarding to help them every step of the way along this remodel journey.  They are loving the outcome and so are we!  Check out the photos below…

Sass Construction works on residential and commercial remodeling projects, including whole home remodels and exterior work, in Bloomington, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, and more throughout the Twin Cities MN area.  Questions about your own possible remodel?  Get in touch with us today!

Project Feature: Eden Prairie Kitchen Remodel | Kitchen Remodeler Eden Prairie MN

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The homeowners of this 1970s Eden Prairie rambler longed for an updated kitchen with an open feel and more storage.  The wall between the small dining room and kitchen made both spaces feel cramped, and the kitchen cabinetry setup didn’t allow for enough storage or prep space.

They enlisted us to help them create a brand new kitchen and dining area, and within four weeks we transformed the space into a beautiful, roomy kitchen with warm accents!  This remodel included:

  • Wall removal: Removing the wall between the kitchen and dining area provided the open concept the homeowners wanted.
  • All new cabinetry: New Dura Supreme cabinets (in Maple with a cinnamon stain) feature soft-close hinges, full extension soft-close drawers, and amble storage space.  Cabinetry was added to the dining area as well.
  • New countertops: Granite countertops were used in both the kitchen and dining room.
  • A peninsula with room for stools:  The homeowners had hoped for a kitchen island, but the layout didn’t allow for one.  We suggested a peninsula, and they embraced the idea as a perfect fit!  The peninsula allows for additional prep space and doubles as a breakfast-nook / overflow seating area.
  • New flooring: Luxury vinyl plank floors now covers the extent of the kitchen and dining space.
  • Tile backsplash & new paint: An earthy-toned tile backsplash and fresh coat of paint gives the room a sophisticated, polished feel!

The homeowners love their new kitchen and dining area, and we were honored to help transform their home into a welcoming place to eat, dine, and gather.  See the before and after photos below!

Ready for a kitchen transformation of your own?  Connect with us here at Sass Construction to chat about your kitchen remodel options today!  Construction and remodeling help serving Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Edina, Bloomington, and more!

Project Feature: Excelsior Lakeside Stone Exterior | Excelsior Remodeler & Contractor

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

This 1970s walkout rambler in Excelsior, set in beautiful surroundings, is a great place to entertain — especially on the lakeside of the home.  The homeowners wanted an exterior update to spruce things up for their outdoor guests.

They decided to say goodbye to their old, weather-faded siding and hello to charming stone, set in the two-story bump-out portion of the home.

We were able to give them just what they wanted, even custom matching the stone to existing stone on the front side of the home.  In just one week we completed the new exterior, giving this lovely home new life and appeal!

Click on the before and after pictures below to see the exciting update to this Excelsior home.

Does your home need an update?  Sass Construction specializes in exterior and interior remodeling in Excelsior, Wayzata, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, and more!  Contact us today.

Growing a Home for a Growing Family: Part 1 — Bloomington Home Addition & Remodel

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

With the addition of a fourth baby — making them a wonderful family of six — these homeowners decided to update the home they love to meet their need for more space while giving it a beautiful new look!

This Bloomington two-story was originally built in 1979, and though parts of it have been updated, other parts of it carried the dated 1970s look and feel, such as dark oak wood work and linoleum flooring.

We’re remodeling the home in phases, starting with adding the new space, and preparing for a future kitchen and bath remodel. We’re working on it “as we speak,” and are excited to share part 2 in the near future so you can follow the results!

Here’s what’s happening:

  • We’ve created an addition to the upper level over the attached garage
  • New architectural cedar shingle details and new shutters have been added for curb appeal
  • We kept some of the brick on the garage to blend with the rest of the house
  • The new upstairs interior plans include two new bedrooms (making this a five bedrooms home), plus a living area to relax and play in
  • A full laundry space is being added upstairs (no more walking to the basement for laundry time!)
  • A large linen closet is also going in upstairs in preparation for a future remodel of the nearby kids bathroom
  • We’re adding more floor space to the main level kitchen now in preparation for a full remodel during a future stage
  • A newly created mudroom is going in between the garage and the kitchen
  • All the mechanical systems, including furnace, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing are being updated with high efficiency replacements

Wow!  A total of 782 square feet of new space has been added to the existing home!  And though we’re only half way through the project, the homeowners are already incredibly pleased with the new look of their home – the updated exterior is contemporary while still blending in well with the neighborhood.

Here are some photos of the house before the remodel, and during the process.  Look for part 2 soon to see photos of the finished remodel!

If you’re interested in pursuing a kitchen, bath, or whole home remodel as well, get in touch with us here at Sass Construction today!  Happy to answer your questions and get your project moving in the right direction.  Serving Bloomington, Chaska, Eden Prairie, and more throughout the Twin Cities MN.

Project Feature: Chanhassen Bathroom Remodel – Before & After | Chanhassen Remodeler

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Before this bathroom remodel, these homeowners had everything they didn’t want.  A small shower sat opposite a water-heater-draining soaking tub. The room featured 1990s oak cabinets they didn’t like, far too much brass for their taste, and was topped off with laminate countertop.

What they really wanted was a bathroom that would function with their lifestyle.  A room of relaxation.  They envisioned a beautiful, practical shower in a contemporary, stylish room.

So did we.  The results?  A sophisticated and adorable new master bath (see below).  This remodeled bathroom now features:

  • Diamond brand cabinetry in cherry wood with a dark finish
  • Hanstone quartz on the countertops, used also on the shower seating and ledges
  • A custom walk-in shower layout, beautifully visible through a single sheet of glass
  • Stone-inspired 2×2 mosaic tiles in the shower
  • Neutral 18×18 tile on the floor and 9×12 tile on the walls in a brick layout pattern

Ready for a bathroom remodel of your own?  Connect with us today at Sass Construction.  We’re ready to listen to your needs and complete a remodel you’ll be thrilled with.  Sass Construction is an experienced remodeling company serving Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Praire, and more throughout the Twin Cities MN.

Project Feature: Bathroom Remodel | Excelsior, MN

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

When the downstairs bathtub in an 1800’s Excelsior home started leaking, the homeowner knew something had to be done. And what better time to redo a bathroom than when removing an old cast iron tub!?

Sass Construction successfully removed the leaky tub – checking all of the pipes, and installing a new tub and surround. Having conquered the biggest problem, Sass worked with the owner to achieve the retro yet casual design she was looking for, featuring:

  • Crisp-retro sconce lighting
  • Dark grout for visual effect (and to reduce visibility of future stains!)
  • .75” octagon tiles for the floor
  • 1 x 6” wainscoting – followed through the tub area
  • Brand new Kohler fixtures in simple, clean white!

The all-new bathroom is a treat to see! Check out the pictures from the completed project below.

Sass Construction is available to make over any room in your home!  Contact us about your interior or exterior remodeling needs.  We are a full-service remodeling company serving Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Excelsior, the West Metro, and the Twin Cities MN area.

Project Feature: Eden Prairie Fireplace Cabinetry | Eden Prairie Remodeling

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

A fireplace on it’s own is a thing of beauty.  But placing a fireplace in the right setting, with complimentary features, can take a fireplace to the next level.

That’s what these Eden Prairie homeowners decided to do.  The fireplace in their main living area was a focal point, but they wanted to pull together this room they spend so much time in.  The temporary drawer-style cabinets they had sitting on either side of the fireplace didn’t give off the visual appeal they wanted.

We were able to not only build them custom cabinetry to suit the space and style of the home, but also created a fresh new mantel and fireplace trim to match!  The final effect with the built-in fireplace cabinetry is sophisticated and coherent.

Enjoy the before and after photos below!

Sass Construction is available to take any room in your home to the next level as well!  Contact us about your interior or exterior remodeling needs.  We are a full service remodeling company serving Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Chaska, the West Metro, Minneapolis, and the Twin Cities MN area.

Project Feature: Chanhassen Home Remodeled for Space and Efficiency | Chanhassen Remodeling Company

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The homeowners of this 1960s Chanhassen home wanted to make greater use of the space they had, and also make necessary changes to save on their energy bill. In just three weeks we were able to help them accomplish both goals.

The living room was home to a very large fireplace that took up most of the main wall. We removed the fireplace from the interior wall, as well as removed the chimney from the exterior wall, and then seamlessly patched in the outer siding and the inner drywall. What a difference — the room is now more open and feels noticeably larger.

The homeowner also became aware that their older windows were leaking over 80% of their heat, racking up unnecessarily large heating bills each year. We were able to install clad Marvin windows with argon insulated glass, making the home significantly more energy-efficient!

The home has a clean, updated look and the homeowners are thrilled with the results! Enjoy our Sass Construction remodeling magic in the before and after photos below…

Ready to make your Chanhassen / West Metro / Twin Cities home more energy-efficient or maximize the space you already have? Contact us here at Sass Construction today!

Project Feature: Chaska Bathroom Remodel | Chaska MN Bathroom Remodeler

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

These Chaska homeowners were tired of their existing bathroom and longed for a master bath that was better suited to their lifestyle.  The bathroom had a large Jacuzzi tub that they never used, and they wanted to utilize the bathroom space better, while also implementing their dream shower.  A bathroom remodel was in order!

They trusted us here at Sass Construction to help them create a whole new room!  We tore out the oversized tub and were able to elongate the shower space with a knee wall, leaving the top half as glass to be sure we weren’t concealing the shower from the rest of the room.  The shower was completely custom designed and we used gorgeous custom tile to create the finished look.

A new vanity was installed, complete with a beautiful Cambria countertop.  To top things off we framed the existing mirror, and replaced the old bathroom fixtures to give the room an updated, polished look.  The homeowners are thrilled with their bathroom remodel and we know you’ll enjoy the photos of the completed project below!

Do you have space in your home that could be better suited to your needs?  Whether it’s a bathroom remodel, a kitchen overhaul, or an update for your whole home, we’re ready to step in and help! Serving Chaska, Chanhassen, the West Metro area, and the Twin Cities MN, contact us here at Sass Construction to get your questions answered today!


Project Feature: Vintage Chanhassen Home Adds Dormer

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

What a beautiful and practical update!  The homeowners of this 1924 Chanhassen home wanted more space in their upper level.  Confined by the slopped ceilings on each side of the room and minimal closet space, the upper level was not being used to it’s full potential.

We were able to change all that and create a beautiful bedroom / living space for them!  In about 3-4 weeks, we remodeled the walls and roof by adding an extensive dormer to the structure.  Now complete with attractive shingle siding and new windows, the space is fresh, new, and more open then ever.

Check out the before and after photos below!

Ready to add more space to your home?  Whether it’s a dormer, an addition, or a remodel, Sass Construction is ready to step in and transform!  Get in touch with us today.  Serving Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and the Twin Cities metro area.