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    5 ideas for kitchen workflow design

    Before you get to the fun and creative task of selecting cabinets and countertops for your kitchen remodel, you’ll want to nail down some big picture decisions first. These will ...

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New ways to blend radiators into your home

  Radiant heat can be some of the best for a home: less dry than forced air heat, more efficient, and minus the use of outside air that can introduce a steady flow of allergens. But the clunky pipes of an old radiator aren’t the most attractive, plus old-fashioned radiators can take up a lot […]

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Pet-friendly spaces, from ordinary to extraordinary

According to the Wall Street Journal, pet ownership is at an all-time high, and many people are looking for ways to make their homes even more pet-friendly spaces. Here are some remodeling ideas that can take your pampering of beloved Fido or Fluffy to the next level. Pet doors, the most common remodel, account for […]

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Color trends in interior design

A new paint color can really help transform a room. If you’re looking for something a bit fresh and different, here are some colors and combinations you might not have heard of or fully considered, from some top design blogs. Martha Stewart Living has some great ideas about how to use different combinations of blue […]

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Remodeling Trend: Power outlets with built-in USB port

A common issue in households these days is where to plug in all the devices—the growth in tablets, cell phones, laptops, and e-readers have increased the need for power sources. Thankfully, there’s a new trend in outlets—USB wall plate chargers, which provide more plug-in options while also de-cluttering the number of adaptors and multiple outlets […]

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5 kitchen cabinet ideas to consider

Our last post talked about things to consider for the flow of your kitchen. After deciding on your layout, you’ll probably be ready to start the fun task of brainstorming kitchen cabinet ideas. Below are a few key cabinet door and drawer designs that just might be the perfect solution for your kitchen remodel.   […]

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Hosting Thanksgiving before your remodel

Hosting your favorite holiday for the first time or the 25th time can be stressful, especially when your kitchen might not be as up to the task as you’d like it to be.  Here are some resources to help you survive the holiday before that award winning kitchen remodel. Don’t have a double oven, but […]

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Nest Protect: The Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm Reinvented

Safety Shouldn’t Be Annoying, Nest Protect Addresses Nuisance Alarms and Low-Battery Chirps to Help Keep Families Safe Nest announced a new breakthrough innovation that redefines what people should expect from their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. These products should keep us safe, not annoy us. Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ does much more […]

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2013 ROMA award winner for “Decks & Porches” by BATC

McDonald Remodeling is the winner of a 2013 Remodelers of Merit Award (ROMA) Award for the “Decks and Porches” category. See the award-winning patio project in our portfolio. The Builders Association of the Twin Cities RemodelersSM, a council of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), is proud to announce that McDonald Remodeling is a […]

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2013 ROMA award winner for “Interiors” by BATC

McDonald Remodeling is the winner of a 2013 Remodelers of Merit Award (ROMA) Award for the “Interiors $75,000 – $200,000 ” category. See the award-winning kitchen and family room project in our portfolio. The Builders Association of the Twin Cities RemodelersSM, a council of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), is proud to announce that […]

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2013 ROMA award winner for “Bathrooms” by BATC

McDonald Remodeling is the winner of a 2013 Remodelers of Merit Award (ROMA) Award for the “Bathrooms over $75,000” category. See the award-winning bathroom project in our portfolio. The Builders Association of the Twin Cities RemodelersSM, a council of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), is proud to announce that McDonald Remodeling is a […]

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