Spring is in the air and so are remodeling ideas!

While most Minnesotans like to hibernate in the winter, the spring season brings about change. People start to open the windows and do a little spring cleaning. Garage sales are happening on every block. Its like the saying “Out with the old and in with the new.” And as spring starts, so does the home remodeling business. Homeowners in the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro are interested in something fresh and different. With the housing market still a little shaky, people are deciding to stay in their homes and instead of moving or building new, they are remodeling their old spaces. So what are people doing these days:

Kitchen Remodels– Most of our time spent in the house is usually in the kitchen. Its where we share our meals and our stories. And so why not spruce up the area that we spend the most time in? There are really 2 options when it comes to a kitchen remodel; a face lift or a total makeover. A face lift would consist of new cabinet doors/drawers, some new paint, new appliances, maybe a new tile backsplash. A typical face lift varies in price from $5,000-$15,000. A total makeover is much more labor/time intensive. A total makeover would include tearing out a wall to open the space up, new granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new hardwood flooring, new electrical/plumbing. The average total kitchen makeover varies in price from $15,000-$40,000.

White Bear Lake Kitchen Makeover White Bear Lake Kitchen Facelift St. Paul Kitchen Facelift

Bathroom Remodels- Just like the kitchen, people spend a lot of time in the bathroom and they want that area to be fresh and clean. Very similar to the kitchen remodeling options, there are basically 2 options available for bathroom remodels; a face lift or a total makeover. A facelift could consist of a new toilet, sink hardware, lighting, tile flooring, painting, new glass shower door. A typical bathroom facelift varies in price from $5,000-$12,000. A total makeover is again much more labor/time intensive. It could include tearing out an old shower/tub, tiling the floor/shower area, removing and installing a new vanity with granite countertops, marble sink and chrome hardware, possibly adding a 2nd sink, moving a toilet or installing a new Jacuzzi tub. A total makeover varies in price from $12,000-$25,000.

DSC_3170  Blaine Bathroom Addition

3 or 4 Season Porch– People generally crave new spaces. Instead of designing and building a +$100k addition, an enclosed deck or 3/4 season porch can give you the extra space at roughly 1/2 the cost. Some homeowners want some sort of an awning or roof over their existing deck (for a little shade on those warm and humid summer days) with a screen (to keep out the mosquitos) around the railing. This would be considered a screened in porch. Typical cost varies on the size and scope but you could expect somewhere between $5,000-$10,000. If walls are constructed around the perimeter instead of railings, that would be a 3/4 season porch. The big difference between a 3 or 4 season porch would be the material of the walls and if they are insulated or not. It is much more labor/time/material intensive to design and build a 3/4 season porch. Prices range from $15,000-$40,000. And if you looking at running the heating ducts out to your new enclosure then look to pony up much more money. A propane gas fireplace is a much better and cheaper alternative, and it gives the porch area a home style feel.



Limitless Exteriors and Remodeling is your full service general contractor. We specialize in exteriors and dabble in interior remodeling in the off season. Call us today for a free estimate!


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