Archive for July, 2014

Top Three Tips for a Successful Bathroom Remodel | Chanhassen MN Design-Build Bathroom Remodeler

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

While there are a lot of pieces to the bathroom remodel puzzle, here are our top 3 tips for creating a successful bathroom remodeling experience. 

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1. Plan Ahead. Know your budget, gather visuals of what you want your new bathroom to look like, and work with an architect or your remodeler on a specific design. Using online tools like Pinterest or houzz is a fantastic way to store your ideas so that you can effectively communicate them with your contractor or designer.

2. Prioritize the Small Things.  Don’t underestimate the lesser-thought-of aspects of a bathroom that can make a big difference in its final look and feel.  While your first thoughts may be on the tub or tile, lighting for instance, will play a huge role in your bathroom, as will knobs and fixtures. For a peek at some inspiring bathrooms, click here to view an array of bath styles featured by House Beautiful.

3. Do it Right.  The last thing you want is a remodeled bathroom that is subject to mold and mildew later.  Moisture is a bathroom’s greatest enemy (and also one of its main components), so make sure you prioritize ventilation, as well as all aspects of quality construction.  Read more on purchasing the proper ventilation fan here, and always have an expert designer or remodeler help in construction and planning to make sure you won’t have hard-to-fix regrets later.

If you’re looking for the nitty-gritty, you can find an in-depth guide to bathroom remodel planning stages from hgtv here!

Looking for a design-build experience for your bathroom here in the Twin Cities? Connect with us at Sass Construction. Creating exceptional home remodeling experiences in Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minneapolis, and more for over 30 years!

Adding Touches of Summer to Your Home | Home Design and Decor Ideas Twin Cities MN

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Along with the warm weather and green grass come cravings to immerse ourselves in all-things-summer, lest we never forget its beautiful, sun-drenched glory.  One way to keep summer in our midst at all times is to bring touches of the outdoors in.  Here are a few ideas to give summertime the center stage in your home:

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Glimpses of the Garden – Fresh cut flowers are an easy way to add a touch of summer to the home, so bring some in!  In addition to floral arrangements, try using other accents of the garden as decor.  Experiment with using bright colored pots in unexpected ways, like to hold your ice bucket or filled with an array of candles.

Keep it Light – Heavy fabrics remind us of winter.  If you have throw blankets over your sofa or pillows with wool or heavy fabrics, swap them out for lightweight versions.  You may want to use summer weight towels in the bathroom and kitchen too — in a summery color please!

Color Galore – Add bright colored accents to your tabletops or living room setting.  Bring in bright colored trays, pillows, table runners, vases, and other items that will add a little punch wherever you look.  Summer is not a season for drab — pinks, aquas, oranges, yellows, and reds take center stage.

Scents of the Season – We associate winter with cinnamon and fragrant fir trees, likewise summer with the smell of fresh floral blossoms and tropical fruits!  Splurge on a couple luxurious candles in yummy scents and breathe-in a season of summertime memories.

Here’s to enjoying our Minnesota summers to the fullest!

Sass Construction is a design-build contracting team located in Chanhassen MN.  Connect with us about your Twin Cities summer remodeling projects today!