• M-Th 7am-5pm, F 7am-4pm
  • 651-497-7715
  • web@allrounderhomes.com
  • Riverfront Retreat

    Our clients have a lovely home on the Mississippi River in Newport.  Their wish was to increase the size of the master bedroom, create a large walk in closet, and improve the ventilation and lighting in these spaces.  Maximizing the view and breezes from the river was of utmost importance.  In addition, the bathroom was in dire need of a renovation.  The project involved taking 3 upstairs bedrooms and converting them into a large master suite.

    DESIGN AND PLANNING PROCESS

    During our initial meetings with the clients, we discussed their needs and lifestyle in more detail.  Discussions were had regarding number of bedrooms and resale value, as well as any potential for future family expansion or children.  Some general ideas were sketched out for the bedroom areas and bathroom.  These sketches were turned over to our design team, who drew some computerized ideas and plans.  5 initial floor plans were presented.  After reviewing these with the client, a hybrid idea was developed, which our architect ran with and drew up.  A structural engineer was brought in to verify that the walls we wished to remove were not load bearing.  Our cabinet designer drew up some great ideas for the bathroom.  Once the plans were approved by the client, our design team worked with the clients to pick out the cabinets, tile, fixtures, etc. that would go into the space.  Finally, our trade partners were brought in to walk through the project and alleviate any construction concerns or plan tweaks that may have been needed.

    BEDROOM & CLOSET HIGHLIGHTS

    3 bedrooms and 2 small closets were converted into a large master suite with huge walk-in closet.  Additional walls were framed to create new separations between the hallway and this new space.  The existing plaster was carefully blended with new drywall to ensure that the spaces looked like they had always been this way.  Special high-build ceiling paint was used to ensure an even finish in this brightly lit space.   Our trim carpenters installed new pocket doors and trim.  The painters did a beautiful job with the rich color palette.  In these areas, the hardwood floors were patched and the entire area refinished.  Our electricians installed new lighting, ceiling fans, and additional outlets for our clients convenience.

    BATHROOM HIGHLIGHTS

    Our clients had a strong wish for a black and white space.  These can be some of the most difficult finishes to work with, as every imperfection sticks out like a sore thumb.  The tub was removed to create a large walk-in shower and linen closet.  The porcelain tile floor sits on top of an in-floor heat system.  A combination of fixtures from different brands were used in order to provide the custom look that our clients were seeking.  A custom clear glass door and panel allows light to pass into the shower area and combines with a huge mirror to make the room feel larger.  Black cabinets were designed to maximize storage, and the Cambria quartz countertop looks amazing and will be a breeze to keep clean.

    FINISHING TOUCHES

    An upgraded electrical panel will provide plenty of power to the home, and some dated plumbing piping was replaces.  A sliding rustic alder barn door separates the hallway from the master suite.  A new craftsman-style fiberglass front door puts the exclamation point on this beautiful project.

    TIMELINE

    This project took about 3 months to design and plan.  Construction was completed in about 3-1/2 months.

    DESIGN CREDITS

    Leah Johnson & Carly Hand

    Read more

    Lower Level Bath

    Our clients lower level bath had been installed by a previous owner of the home, who clearly did not know what he was doing or pull any permits.  Our team had to remedy numerous code violations and try to cram a lovely new bathroom within a space that should be larger than it is, without room to expand.  The plumbing and electrical were completely redone and inspected by the city prior to the finish materials being installed.

    The primary user of this bathroom is our clients elderly mother, so we made sure to incorporate some features to make things safe for her.  The shower features a ceramic tile surround.  Luxury vinyl floor is easy to clean and resists slipping.  Custom alder cabinets look sharp and provide plenty of storage.  Plenty of lighting were added, in addition to an exhaust fan and heat supply.

    Designers:  Jennifer Leslie, Carly Hand, Miranda Tkachuk

    Project Manager:  Eric Bader

    Read more

    Purple Bathroom

    A water leak caused some damage to her bathroom, so our client decided to take the opportunity to do some elective remodeling while repairing the damage.  Our client wished for a beautiful modern space, but with one condition:  Her purple paint color had to remain.  Our design team did an amazing job of finding beautiful custom finishes that work perfectly with the purple color.

    The old plastic shower was removed and replaced with beautiful tile.  A custom vanity provides plenty of storage with a “furniture” style that our client really craved.  Luxury vinyl flooring looks great and will be easy to keep clean.  The cabinets and lighting were designed around a giant mirror that our client found and fell in love with.

    Designers:  Jennifer Leslie, Carly Hand, Miranda Tkachuck

    Project Manager:  Eric Bader

     

    Read more

    Eagan Bathroom Update

    Our clients wishes were fairly simple:  Bring this outdated bathroom into modern times, without the expense of a full gut-and-remodel project.  Our solutions included keeping the layout the same to avoid costly plumbing relocations.  In addition, our designers were able to find a granite remnant that looked great and was less expensive than a new piece of quartz.  A simple tub with porcelain tile surround looks great and functions well.  Custom cabinets were needed due to some unique sizes at play.  Luxury vinyl sheet flooring looks great and will be easy to maintain.

     

    Designer:  Carly Hand

    Project Manager:  Eric Bader

    Read more
    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

    Read more

    FULL TOWNHOME REMODEL

    This project touched every room of this 2-level townhome in Inver Grove Heights.  A full kitchen remodel highlights the changes.  In addition, the bathrooms were remodeled along with other custom touches.

    KITCHEN

    Our kitchen designer did a great job with very limited space in this tiny kitchen.  Full-height upper cabinets provide extra storage and eliminate dust collection space above the upper cabinets.  The refrigerator was moved from next to the range to an adjacent corner, which eliminated an unused desk and added much-needed countertop space.  The awful florescent lighting was replaced with dimmable LED recessed lights.   White cabinets, granite countertops, and a glass tile backsplash work perfectly with stainless appliances.  Kitchen Design by Chris Albrecht.

    MASTER BATH

    A full remodel of the master bath wasn’t in the budget, but we were able to make some nice changes.  The builder grade cabinets were replaced with beautiful maple cabinets with a marble countertop.  A custom matching mirror was built, and a new shower door makes the original shower feel bigger than it really is.

    POWDER ROOM

    Our client has declared the powder room to be her favorite room in the house.  The beachy feel is accomplished by a gray furniture style cabinet, sea green walls, and vinyl plank flooring that mimics the look of reclaimed wood.  A quartz countertop with integrated sink is a breeze to clean.

    LAUNDRY ROOM

    This room was clearly an afterthought by the original builder.   In addition to housing the furnace, water heater, and softener, this is also where the washer and dryer are located.  All of this in a space the size of a small walk-in closet!  To make the most of this little space, our team re-purposed an old kitchen cabinet and some wire shelving from another closet.  New appliances, paint, and vinyl plank flooring make this room more functional and less dreary than before.

    OTHER TOUCHES

    All of the interior doors were replaced with 3-panel solid oak doors.  In addition, a closet in the loft area received a dramatic rolling barn door of reclaimed wood.  The antiquated gas fireplace was replaced with a safe modern model.  The kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, and entryway received luxury vinyl plank flooring.  Other rooms received new carpet and the entire home was painted.  The entry door and storm door were replaced with new, energy efficient models that meet the townhome association requirements.

    TESTIMONIAL

    “Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on our kitchen and baths remodel.  We appreciated your timeline (finishing before deadline) and your cleanliness.

    Thank you also for accommodating our little tweaks here and there to give us our fantastic updated kitchen. (Love the recessed lights!).”

    🙂 Kari & Kevin, Inver Grove Heights MN

    Read more

    RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL BATHROOM

    Our client had a makeshift bathroom in her basement.  Unfortunately, it was poorly installed and leaked severely.  In addition, the space was dark and cold and not very hospitable.

    After going over some options and scenarios with our client, it was decided to start from scratch.  After full demo, our team installed the underground plumbing needed to drain the new bathroom.  In addition, the space was framed and insulated.  Wiring was brought in to code.  An exhaust fan was installed to keep the space well ventilated.

    The biggest challenge that our team faced on this project was an underground spring that was discovered.  This spring caused our plumbing trenches to continuously fill with water.  Creative use of additional trenches and pumps allowed us to keep working.

    The finishes in this basement bathroom are simple and functional without being over the top.  A mission style vanity looks sharp.  Rustic lighting provides plenty of light.  A simple shower insert with glass door allows the light to enter the shower area.  Luxury vinyl sheet flooring has a linen-look to it.  An electric baseboard heater provides a little extra warmth on winter days.

    This older home has a very low ceiling height and a lot of pipes and obstructions in the ceiling.  As a result, our client elected to have us leave the ceiling exposed and simply paint it black to finish off the rustic industrial look.

    Read more

    Townhome Bathroom Addition

    Our client wished for her powder room to become a full bathroom.  Our challenge was that there was no available interior space available.  In addition, the townhome association would not allow us to add-on or modify the exterior of the home.  After discussing a few options, our client decided to occupy part of the attached garage with her new bathroom.

    Our design team worked to develop the structural plans necessary for adding on.  We also worked with the townhome association and the city inspection department to work up a design and plan that satisfied everyone.

    Inside, the new addition houses a simple tub/shower combo unit and toilet.  A custom linen cabinet and vanity  are finished with custom black stain.  A low-maintenance quartz countertop sits atop the vanity.   The luxury vinyl sheet flooring mimics the look of slate tile.  Underneath it all, upgraded plumbing and electric mean that our client won’t need to worry about these systems failing down the line.  A new exhaust fan ensures that the new space remains fresh.

    In the end, our clients 2-car garage became a 1-1/2 car garage.  This solution may not work for every client, but in this instance it accomplished our clients goals without sacrificing space that was important to her.

    Read more

    Transitional Bathroom

    The transitional design is one that many folks aren’t familiar with.   Transitional design incorporates classic elements from the past, blended with modern designs and finishes.  This blended design is truly unique and fits our clients tastes perfectly.

    This bathroom is quite tiny, so maximizing the limited space is key.  To provide storage without being invasive, a recessed medicine cabinet and recessed shampoo niche in the shower fit the bill.

    Some of the classic elements in this bathroom include the tile and bathtub.  The more modern elements include the faucets and brass accents.  We custom built the walnut vanity based on a photo that our client found online.  The Cambria quartz countertop provided the marble look our client desired without the high maintenance of actual marble.

    Behind the scenes, plumbing and electrical were updated for safety.  A bath fan was installed and vented to the outdoors.  In addition, the leaking window was replaced with glass block.

    Read more

    Master Bath with Extra Storage

    Our clients wish was simple:  More storage in their master bathroom.  After discussing numerous options and designs, our clients decided on the simplest plan, which was to remove the large and unused whirlpool tub and replace it with cabinets.  While this is not our flashiest project, it solved all of our clients problems within their budget.

    The new linen cabinets were custom built out of oak to match the existing vanity.  A new porcelain tile floor will hold up great underfoot.  The new Corian countertop features a beautiful river rock pattern.  New faucets, paint, accessories, and lighting finished off the project.

    Read more