MID-CENTURY MODERN MASTERPIECE

Our clients vision was simple:  They wanted a home that looked like time stood still in the 1950’s.  Our design challenge was to find modern materials and methods that looked like they belonged in the ’50s.

To improve traffic flow, the load-bearing wall between the dining room and living room was opened up to create a custom arched passthrough.  In addition, an oddly placed dining room door was blocked off.

The bedrooms, hallway, and dining room had beautiful wood floors, which were refinished.  Our wood floor team did an amazing job in utilizing a durable modern finish that mimics the old shellac-and-wax floors of yesteryear.

The living room received cork flooring that is a very close match to some of the original flooring, which was discovered under some old carpet in a closet.  In addition, the wood fireplace was cleaned and restored.  A new mosaic tile hearth transitions to the cork.

Most of the work on this project took place in the kitchen.  Custom cabinets were built to perfect pair with some of the existing cabinetry.  Laminate countertops with metal edge banding look like they came straight from an old diner.  Our client found an old photo of a half-moon shaped flip up counter, which we were able to duplicate.  The kitchen floor is genuine linoleum and features several hand-inlaid patterns.  The design of the floor was from a photo that our clients took in an architecture museum in New York.

New Marvin windows and a complete paint job finished off this project.  Our clients did a great job in finding furnishings that complete the retro look.

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Home Remodel in Little Canada

This project touched every single room of this 4-level split in Little Canada MN.

Highlights include:

Full remodels of two bathrooms

Partial remodel of a third bathroom

Painting of all walls and ceilings in the entire home

New floorcovering in every room of the home, including carpet, vinyl, and tile

Updated lighting

 

Since our clients were living in the home throughout the project, we decided to perform the transformation in two phases:  First the lower two levels, and then the upper two levels.  A furniture moving company was hired to relocate our clients belongings prior to each phase, and again at the completion of all of the work. At the conclusion of the project, our professional cleaning team removed all traces of dust and remodeling residue.

Our designer worked tirelessly with the clients to perfect all of the numerous choices in flooring, tile patterns, and paint colors.  She even helped our client hang her pictures and artwork.  Since each room of the home was touched by the project, careful consideration was given to how the different colors and textures work together.

Among the challenges that were faced and overcome:  A hidden mouse infestation that required much disinfectant and odor-blocking primer, An alarm system installation that had wires snaked where our hardwood floors needed to go, and a sensitive fire alarm that was set off during a wood cutting operation (You’ll be glad to know that the Little Canada Fire Chief is a nice fellow).

 

TESTIMONIAL

“Eric and Ruth Bader presented a personal, professional and competent response to the project that I proposed to them.  Never did I sense reluctance or unwillingness to adjust or modify what I wanted done.  Their suggestions were also made with an understanding of my needs and the outcomes that I wanted.
They have assembled a quality team of trades-people who were friendly, professional, and competent.
Over the 2-1/2 months of work, I felt my home and the project were in good hands.  I appreciated that all the work was supervised, double checked for perfection, and generally completed on schedule.  Thanks for a job well done!”
Alice, Little Canada MN

 

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Design-Build contractor serving the Twin Cities

FULL HOME REMODEL IN WOODBURY

This complete home remodeling project in Woodbury MN includes a full kitchen remodel with a separate wet bar and butlers pantry.  The cabinetry is all custom.  Most of the cabinets are an off-white enameled finish, with the massive island in maple with an espresso stain finish.  Granite countertops and a subway tile backsplash provide the working surfaces.  The stainless appliance package includes a drawer microwave in the island, as well as a wall oven with doors that open to the side, allowing our client easy access.  Custom LED undercabinet lighting and in-cabinet lighting provide plenty of illumination on the work surfaces and help to show off treasures.

In the family room, we refurbished the existing gas fireplace, and added custom cabinets, a stone surround, and a solid hearthstone.

Carpet was removed in a living room and dining room, and these rooms received new hardwood flooring, which was seamlessly integrated into the existing adjacent hardwood flooring.  The new and existing floors were completely refinished throughout the entire home.

In addition to new and upgraded lighting, the entire home received freshly painted ceilings, walls, and trim.

Upstairs, three smaller closets were torn down and converted into one large master closet, with a built-in washer and dryer for convenience.  A custom closet system makes great use of the storage space.

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General Contractor in Inver Grove Heights

FULL HOME REMODEL IN INVER GROVE

This project touched every room of the home:  full kitchen and bathroom remodels, as well as new doors, trim, and flooring throughout.  In addition, the popcorn ceiling texture was removed and new knockdown texture was applied, followed by fresh paint on all of the walls and ceilings.

This Inver Grove Heights kitchen still had all of it’s original 1978 parts.  A full gut and remodel included plumbing and electrical upgrades.  The soffit was removed to allow full-height cabinetry and maximize the storage space.  Oak cabinets and Cambria countertops look great and will hold up for many years.

The bathroom tub/shower features two recessed niches and two corner shelves for storage, porcelain tile with a stone and copper inlay, and a deep soaking tub for a relaxing soak after a hard day.  A custom oak vanity provides plenty of storage and is topped with Cambria quartz.  The heated tile floor feels great on a cold winter day.  Custom touches include “floating” wood shelves and a custom robe hook rack.

In the living room, we replaced the sooty wood fireplace with a clean gas fireplace, custom cabinetry, stone surround, and marble tile hearth.  A custom mission-style guardrail surrounds the stairway to the basement.

The entire home received numerous lighting upgrades, including custom lighting in the glass-front cabinets, undercabinet lighting in the kitchen, and recessed lighting with dimmer switches.

 

TESTIMONIAL

“The job took six weeks and it could not have gone smoother. We were updated with each step and things moved quickly. We would like to personally thank you for the outstanding job that Allrounder did on remodeling our home.  We could not be more pleased with the professionalism from everyone who helped along the way.  We extend our compliments to Eric, who did an outstanding job keeping us informed as we went along.  We LOVE our new space and showing it off.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you on our next project.”

–Kevin & Ann, Inver Grove Heights MN

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Design Build Remodel custom renovations

FULL HOME REMODEL IN COTTAGE GROVE

This 1950’s rambler hadn’t received much updating since it had been built.  The project includes a full kitchen, master bath remodel, and a completely finished basement.  In addition, the leaky old galvanized plumbing system was replaced with modern PVC and PEX piping.

 

MULTI-FINISH KITCHEN

Built in the 1950’s, this kitchen suffered from a lack of counter space, a lack of storage space, and some scary electrical and plumbing problems.  After fully gutting the room to the studs, the mechanicals were upgraded, the walls were re-insulated, drywalled and painted.  Custom cherry cabinets, Cambria quartz countertops, and stainless appliances provided the finishing touches.

Our design team did a great job of making the most of a very small galley kitchen space.   This kitchen incorporates numerous colors and textures to appeal to every sense:  Cherry, copper, stainless, bronze, dark gray backsplash tile, and dark brown LVT flooring.

 

MASTER BATHROOM

The bathroom also suffered from some electrical and plumbing deficiencies, including a rotten floor near the toilet.  After many “behind the wall” upgrades, the space was finished off with LVT floor tile, custom cherry cabinetry, Cambria quartz countertops, and fixtures from Delta and Kohler.

 

BASEMENT

Our clients goals for the basement were:  provide additional storage, upgrade the laundry service, add a ¾ bathroom, and provide a generous multi-purpose area, which could be used for family space or an office setup.  The space was dark and gloomy, so our plan included new egress windows and plenty of recessed lighting.  One side of the basement is “utility” with plenty of closets for storage.  The other side features the large multi-purpose space.  In addition, a combination laundry/bathroom consolidates these areas to free up space for other uses.

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Rosemount MN General Contractors

WHOLE-HOME REMODEL IN APPLE VALLEY

This complete home remodel includes a full kitchen & bathroom remodel.  In addition, the entire home received hardwood floors and a fresh coat of paint.

KITCHEN REMODEL

Our clients’ primary goal was to update the kitchen.  Several appliances didn’t even work anymore, and lack of good storage space meant that they had to keep pots and pans hanging from a rack on the ceiling.  In addition, our clients had set up numerous racks and carts for additional storage.

The new kitchen features plenty of storage in the custom maple cabinetry.  The durable Cambria quartz countertops are flanked by a natural butcher block peninsula for a variety of textures to keep things visually interesting.  After multiple plumbing and electrical updates, the space was drywalled and painted.  New stainless appliances and luxury vinyl flooring finish the space.  Fully custom overhead, under-cabinet, and task lighting ensures that all work areas are illuminated.

BATHROOM

In the bathroom, our clients wished for a luxurious and classic feel for the space.  A unique custom cabinet package is topped with Cambria quartz countertops.  Luxury vinyl flooring mimics the look of reclaimed barnwood.  The white subway tile and chrome fixtures offer a timeless and classic elegance.

OTHER CUSTOM TOUCHES

In addition, the carpeting was removed from the entire home, which revealed some beautiful original hardwood flooring.  The wood flooring was painstakingly refinished to its original beauty.  While we had the home emptied out, all walls and ceilings were patched and painted.  Our carpenters created a new mantle above the fireplace, and new pillars along the staircase.

 

TESTIMONIAL

“I started out just remodeling a little bit and ended up doing my whole upstairs. That includes my entire kitchen, new cabinets, new floor, tile, new refrigerator, stove, the whole ball of wax. Fully new floors, the entire thing painted. And then I had hardwood floors. I had carpeting and that got ripped out and there were hardwood floors underneath and they ended up just processing that, grinding it down and then staining it. Stain and poly. Replacing boards and they had to do everything to code. I got a new fan in my family room, a fan with a light. Plug-in and new lights all over the place because everything has to be to code now.

Everything was fantastic. Well, basically, what I want I got. It wasn’t like some of these other people that came because we were looking to remodel our house and they were giving their ideas not our ideas. These guys went hand in hand what I want I got, period. It wasn’t where, we had this other guy where he says no, you should do this and move that and blah, blah, blah. That’s not what we wanted to do.
I would use them again.”

— Joe & Christine, Apple Valley MN

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