Archive for May, 2014

Kitchen Remodel ROI for Minneapolis & Remodeling with Investment in Mind (Part 1) | Kitchen Remodeling Contractor Minneapolis MN

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

kitchen tile backsplashYou want a new kitchen! A beautiful, functional kitchen that you and your family will love. But is the money to remodel worth the value you’ll get out of your home if you decide to sell?  What would your ROI (return on investment) be if you remodel and then move?

A kitchen is one of the first rooms a potential homeowner looks at when buying a home. So a well-maintained, updated kitchen is a big part of a home’s value. How big exactly?

Pretty big according to this respected online remodeling resource: In their 2014 Cost-vs-Value report they share that a homeowner remodeling a kitchen in the Minneapolis area should expect to recoup 72-76% of their investment. Dollars well spent! In comparison, the surrounding Midwest area boasted a smaller but still impressive value of 62-65% ROI on their kitchen remodel.

So how do you design a kitchen that you will love while still getting the most for your money if you decide to sell?  Stay tuned for our next post and we’ll share how! (Update: see part 2 here).

Get remodeling! Connect with us here at Sass Construction to start talking about your new kitchen today. Serving the Minneapolis area, including Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and more throughout the Twin Cities!

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.