• McDonald Remodeling Receives 2014 ROMA Award

    McDonald Remodeling of Inver Grove Heights Receives a ROMA Award from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities St. Paul, MN, October 23rd, 2014 – McDonald Remodeling of Inver Grove Heights,MN has been awarded ...

Kitchen Sink with Single Basin

Everything about the kitchen sink: ideas and trends

Kitchen remodels are one of the most popular home remodel, and the kitchen sink can be a key centerpiece of your new kitchen. Below, we explore some of the major kitchen sink options in terms of style, material, placement, and configuration, including some of the latest trends you might want to consider. Materials One key […]

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McDonald Remodeling receives COTY Award for a Residential Specialty Space

McDonald Remodeling of Inver Grove Heights Receives a COTY Award from NARI Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN, December 1st, 2014—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named McDonald Remodeling, in Inver Grove Heights, 2014 Minnesota Chapter Contractor of the Year (COTY) in the Residential Interior Specialty  category during its Annual Awards competition. Contractors from seven regions around […]

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McDonald Remodeling receives another COTY Award for a Kitchen Remodel

McDonald Remodeling of Inver Grove Heights Receives a COTY Award from NARI Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN, December 1st, 2014—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named McDonald Remodeling, in Inver Grove Heights, 2014 Minnesota Chapter Contractor of the Year (COTY) in the Residential Kitchen under $60,000 category during its Annual Awards competition. Contractors from seven regions […]

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McDonald Remodeling receives COTY Award for Kitchen Remodel

McDonald Remodeling of Inver Grove Heights Receives a COTY Award from NARI Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN, December 1st, 2014—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named McDonald Remodeling, in Inver Grove Heights, 2014 Minnesota Chapter Contractor of the Year (COTY) in the Residential Kitchen $60,001-$75,000 category during its Annual Awards competition. Contractors from seven regions around […]

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Secret Room

Out of a spy novel: secret rooms

Home remodels don’t have to be all about practicality. They can also include elements of whimsy and fun—like a secret room, accessible from a hidden doorway of some kind. Reasons for doing so are varied. They could include security, such as a place to store valuable collections. But such a space could also be a fun […]

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Converted Dining Room

Your dining room, reinvented

  It is becoming increasingly common for homeowners to convert dining room spaces into other living spaces. Libraries, dens, and work spaces are just a few of the new uses for rooms formerly reserved for dining. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal explored this trend in dining room conversion. The shift is due […]

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Porch

For your consideration: The Porch

  These are some beautifully warm fall days. While you’re soaking up the waning time in your outdoor living spaces, consider another trend on the rise: the porch. An article in the Wall Street Journal reports that porches on newly built homes have increased by 63%, according to the Census Bureau. Porches are also increasingly […]

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Center Island

Roundup of creative ideas for kitchen islands

A center island can be a striking focal point for your kitchen. It can be a place to introduce a splash of color, an additional texture, or a distinctive shape. It can also add elements of practicality, including additional storage, seating and, of course, counter space. With all of its appeal and potential, we decided […]

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Aging in Place Design Example

Aging in Place design trends

  Aging in Place is about creating design that will allow you to stay in your home comfortably for years, even as your health and physical needs advance with age. As the National Association for Home Builders (NAHB) puts it, aging in place means “living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age […]

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Eclectic Style Living Room

Design trend: Eclectic style

A decade or two ago, people liked their home to be more uniform, consistent, and ordered. Now, people want a more eclectic style—a more “lived in, authentic, interesting, and curated look” as our Interior Designer Anne McDonald puts it. This tendency is demonstrated down to the craft cocktail trend of late, says Anne—across the board, […]

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