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Minneapolis Nokomis-Page Neighborhood Addition, Main Level and Kitchen Remodel

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Titus Contracting recently completed an addition, main level renovation and kitchen remodel in the lovely Nokomis-Page neighborhood in Minneapolis. Our clients were looking for design direction for remodeling their main level and keeping it within the period look of their 1920s home, as well as a second story master suite addition. They were referred to us by past clients who were ecstatic over their own Minneapolis home addition and enjoyed working with the professionals at Titus Contracting.

After meeting with the clients and discussing their desires for the project, we presented them with a preliminary scope of work, design ideas and budget information. They decided to hire Titus for a design-build agreement. A design-build agreement allows us to work with our clients to come up with a comprehensive design, allowing for an accurate scope of work, and therefore more accurate pricing. It also allows our clients to work through their budget, selecting and prioritizing their needs, wants and wishes for the project. This ensures the project budget is prioritized to what our clients deem important.

Our team worked closely with our Nokomis-Page clients to work through their selections and design ideas to make sure their project fit their vision, budget and needs. Based on the proposed client budget, it was decided that the addition, the main floor and the kitchen remodel would occur together. They decided the second story master suite remodel would be a future project to be finished at a later date.

If you take our special 3D tour of this project, you can see their home after the renovation. You will notice the space created by the second story addition remains unfinished for now, until the clients decide the time is right to move forward with their dream master suite. To see the before 3D tour, visit our previous blog on this Minneapolis home remodeling project.

The exterior portion of our clients’ addition included brand new architectural series Anderson windows and a combination of stuccos to blend perfectly in with the existing look of their home. The kitchen was opened up to flow with the rest of the main floor and had many exciting new features added to update its look and feel. Titus Contracting created a beautiful arched opening to match an existing arch in the home and installed brand new millwork throughout the home. The all-new slate flooring throughout the main level also included in-floor heat, which is a nice comfort feature, especially on cold winter days. Another critically important aspect of the kitchen design was a mechanical makeup air system, since the range exhaust hood was over 300 CFM. Besides updates to the HVAC system in the home, there were also numerous electrical upgrades including new, high efficiency LED recessed lighting, as well as under cabinet lighting.

Design-wise, our clients wanted to update the look of their home while staying true to the feel of the home’s 1920s time period. They chose beautiful white enamel cabinets, some with the popular look of glass door inserts, and a white subway tile backsplash to enhance the bright and open feel of their kitchen. A decorative range hood perfectly accented their new six burner Thermador cooktop. Our clients also selected a large, stainless steel Kitchenaid fridge and other high-end appliances. For their countertops, our clients decided to go with clean, white polished Silestone tops. Our clients also decided to include a couple features that are becoming more popular these days, including a pot-filler over the stove, a white cast iron deep, single bowl sink, and a spacious food preparation area (with its own sink) on the island.

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The kitchen has become a hub of activity in today’s modern home and a place where people naturally tend to gather. Our happy clients were able to turn their kitchen into a beautiful and functioning space, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Their design and selection choices allowed them to upgrade their home exactly to their tastes and the vision they had for their project. Our clients are loving their new remodel and addition, and they are looking forward to beginning their master suite.

Have you been dreaming of updating your home to make it more beautiful and functional for your family? Take the next step today and talk to the trusted home remodeling professionals at Titus Contracting. Our professionals have decades of combined experienced and have remodeled hundreds of homes in the Twin Cities metro area. We would love to talk to you about your project and help you turn your home into the place you have always dreamed of. Call us today at 952-746-7817 or contact us!

Twin Cities Home Remodeling Trends 2018

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Twin Cities Home Remodeling Trends 2018

For families looking to remodel their Twin Cities home in 2018, it is exciting to know what is trending on the market.

It’s 2018! Are you keeping up with your new year’s resolutions? Why not make a new one that’s easy to keep? Finally, make this the year you take on the home renovations or remodel you’ve been putting off! It seems like every year, there are new, beautiful design trends in home remodeling, and we are here to help you find the right ones to include in your home. As home remodelers for Maple Grove, we here at Titus Contracting have a few of our favorite design trends for the year.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to revamp your current home, or if you just want some new design inspiration, read all about these trends here:

Home Remodeling Trends for 2018: Farmhouse Style Kitchens
Home Remodeling Trends for 2018: Farmhouse Style Kitchens

Farmhouse style kitchens have a bright, open layout and utilize natural materials, unpretentious design, and cooking spaces that can accommodate large meals. Our home remodelers can brighten up your space with new farmhouse style windows, rustic materials, granite or quartz countertops, and put in farmhouse sinks to give your kitchen this popular look.’ The farmhouse style kitchen is also timeless design that will last for years to come.

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Farmhouse style will continue to flourish in 2018 and spread to the bathroom. Deep, wide and durable trough and bucket sinks will continue to be popular in the new year. These long, narrow and low-maintenance sinks can help create a rustic aesthetic and maximize minimal space in both the kitchen and the bathroom. Contact our home remodelers and we can work with you to select the best ones for your unique home and renovations.

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Although white will always be a classic color for kitchen design, homeowners are shying away from bland hues and injecting rich colors, such as warm wood tones and neutrals, into the space to give it a warm, fresh and unique feel.

Some realtors feel that it’s the floor that buyers look for when they’re house shopping, and it will instantly catch someone’s eye. The natural color tones in wood flooring add depth and help blend a home’s interior with it outdoor surroundings.

The custom woodwork and cabinetry that Titus Contracting creates in-house can bring warmth, personality, elegance, and grace to any of your kitchen and dining areas. Learn more about how we can bring your favorite style to life in your next home remodeling project by viewing our residential gallery.

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If you’re looking to sell your home this year, or just want to make some needed upgrades, 2018 is the year to do so. While kitchen and bathroom remodeling will always top the list of projects homeowners and home remodelers want to do first, the often forgotten areas of the home can actually make a huge impact.

The mudroom addition, laundry room update, master bedroom suite revamp, or lower level remodel can update the overall look and function of your home. Experienced home remodelers such as Titus Contracting can help pinpoint these areas and suggest the best updates for the biggest impact.

Are you are looking to find top Twin Cities home remodelers that are active in Maple Grove? Call Titus Contracting at (952) 444-2301, or you can contact us to Schedule a Consultation.

New Year, New View: Home Remodeling Ideas for Winter

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Winter is officially here, the holidays are over and 2018 is just around the corner. As the cold sets in and you begin preparing for a few months of keeping cozy indoors, why not set your sights on a new design for your home’s interior? Give you and your family a new view with remodeling from Titus Contracting. As remodeling contractors for St Paul, we have compiled a list of the best remodeling projects to tackle during the colder months.

Finish the Basement

Our remodeling contractors can build you the basement you’ve always dreamed of! If your home has a basement that is being used only as a storage area, why not turn it into a great place to hang out? From beautiful home theaters, to office space, to an extra bedroom or playroom, there are many ways the lower area of your home can be transformed; and in a surprisingly short amount of time.

Since the basement is already part of the home and is completely indoors, this is a great winter project. When you hire us as your remodeling contractors, we won’t have to leave any areas of your home open to the outdoor elements Additionally, winter is typically a slower time in the remodeling business which can mean better pricing and tighter control of schedules.

Install New Flooring

Winter is a great time of year to get new floors installed by our remodeling contractors. Consider hardwood floors or new luxury vinyl. This time of year, the air is dry, so that helps to prevent gapping in the boards. This is a great project to plan when you need a winter escape. While you are traveling to some warm destination we can quickly and professionally complete this type of remodeling project and have it ready for you when you return.

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Remodel the Kitchen or Bathroom

When it comes to winter remodeling the kitchen or bathroom, you won’t have to worry about any part of your home being exposed to the harsh outdoor elements. When you have the experienced remodeling contractors at Titus Contracting running your project, you can expect a very exciting transformation and exceptional return on your investment. Planning your project and selecting all the products to be used for your kitchen or bath remodel are nice distractions from the harsh weather outside.

Are you looking for remodeling contractors in St Paul? Call Titus Contracting at (952) 444-2301, or you can contact us to Schedule a Consultation.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Titus Contracting

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With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to have served the Twin Cities area for more than 10 years with professional home remodeling services. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage of so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Titus Contracting, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future home remodeling needs!

We wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The Many Benefits of Lower Level Remodeling

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What is one of the most coveted features of a home? The finished basement of course! So, how does your lower level stack up? Perhaps it is time to look at your basement in a new light. For many homes, there is an often overlooked and under-utilized space – the lower level. In fact, a lower level remodeling project has about a 70% return on the investment, which is pretty amazing! It is one of the highest yielding home improvement projects available. Turn your cold dark basement into a room fit for fun and fancy with lower level remodeling. Always wanted a game room or an extra guest room? Look no further than the basement!lower level finshing

If your Eagan home has a basement that is being used only as a storage area, why not turn it into a great place to hang out? From beautiful home theaters, to office space, to an extra bedroom or playroom, there are many ways the lower area of your home can be transformed and in a surprisingly short amount of time. Titus Contracting specializes in lower level remodeling in Eagan and the surrounding areas and we are ready to get started designing your new living space!

More and more, people are choosing to create a lower level suite for a parent or relative to be able to live in independently. Therefore, we often encourage people to think about adding a wet bar or kitchen to their lower level. If you put the necessary plumbing in place before closing up the walls, you will have a much easier time converting it in the future should you need it.

Another important consideration is the need for proper insulation. As you well know, Eagan winters can be especially cold; so it is important your lower level remodel includes insulation installation. While many homeowners are opting to go with hardwood floors instead of carpeting for upstairs spaces; having carpet installed will be easier and warmer than vinyl or wood in your basement.

No matter what you decide you want your new living space to function as, the professional lower level remodelers at Titus Contracting, can help make it happen. It is important your lower level remodeling adheres to the local ordinances regarding the number and size of egresses required. As a local renovation and remodeling company, we are well versed in all of these regulations.

Lower level finishing is a great way to enhance your home’s value and add to your living space. So don’t wait any longer! Give us a call today at (952) 444-2301 or Contact Us to learn how we can provide your Eagan home with the lower level remodel it deserves!

Titus Contracting Finishes Kitchen Addition and Remodel in Plymouth

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One of Titus Contracting’s recent projects is a kitchen addition and remodel in Plymouth, MN. These clients were referred to Scott Rajavuori of Titus Contracting in February 2017 through a friend who had worked with Titus Contracting in the past. The Plymouth couple were considering a kitchen addition and remodel, with a desire to have the project designed and built starting in the late spring/early summer. After a few initial design meetings where their needs, wants and wishes were worked through, and the remodel budget was discussed, Titus Contracting was awarded the design/build contract.

Scott Rajavuori, Sales and Design Manager for Titus Contracting, completed the preliminary scope of work, then the Titus Team began the design work that would turn the Plymouth customers’ dreams into reality. The design work of a project typically includes creating conceptual plans and layouts of the space, working out options for materials and finishes, and ensuring that everything encompasses the vision and budget of our clients. By the end of April, the kitchen and addition design were complete, site meetings had taken place, and a residential remodel construction agreement had been signed.

Titus Contracting broke ground on the addition in late June 2017. Prior to starting any project, all our clients are provided with a detailed construction schedule they can follow as part of our desire for clear communication. One important part of the Titus Contracting commitment is clear communication and excellent schedule management. 

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This kitchen addition and remodel included complete demolition of the existing kitchen location, then the following new components were added: foundation, framing, siding, windows, roof, insulation, drywall, custom cabinets, hardwood floor, Cambria tops, appliances, painting and finish, and millwork. We were also hired during the process to “dress up” and enhance the front façade of their home by adding a new stoop and front covered entry.

We would like to thank these fantastic clients for choosing Titus Contracting when considering a huge project like adding onto their home, and completing what most homeowners consider the “heartbeat” of the home: the kitchen. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our clients and their vision for their home, and to create a beautiful space for them to enjoy.

For more information on home additions and kitchen remodeling, give us a call at (952) 444-2301 or Contact Us.

Titus Contracting Begins Minneapolis Home Remodeling Project

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Titus Contracting has just started work on an exciting new design/build project in the beautiful Minnehaha Creek area of South Minneapolis.

There are several main aspects to this project, the first being a second story owners’ suite addition. Our experienced contractors will also be removing a main floor bedroom and bathroom in order to expand the kitchen area for a large gourmet kitchen remodel, and the addition of a mudroom. A new half bath will be created in a more convenient location on the main floor.

Here’s a “before” 3D walk-through of the home. Once the remodel is complete, we will have photos of the finished project.

The finished project will respect the vintage of the home, while creating the space, function and style the homeowners are after. This includes many energy efficient upgrades such as new gourmet appliances, more energy efficient mechanicals, LED lighting throughout, and even hot water in-floor heat!

If you have a home remodeling project near Minneapolis you’d like to get started, call Titus Contracting Home Remodelers at (952) 444-2301 or Contact Us to schedule a consultation!

Beautiful Kitchen and Main Level Remodel Completed by Titus Contracting

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Titus Contracting completed a main level remodel in Edina, Minnesota. Recent remodeling designs have been trending toward open spaces that are bright and incorporate both function and energy efficiency. Our clients in Edina were looking to open up their dark and cramped kitchen and turn their home into a beautiful open concept space.

One of the main challenges Titus faced in this remodel was figuring out a way to remove the load bearing walls to open up space in their home. With some creative engineering and design, we were able to make this happen for our clients. After opening up the space, our crew was put to work updating it to make it brighter and more contemporary. This included upgrading the millwork to larger white enamel woodwork, updating finishes throughout the space, and completing a full kitchen remodel.

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The new kitchen features white cabinets (some with glass inset doors), quartz countertops, gourmet appliances, tile backsplash and LED recessed lighting under the cabinets and inside the glass door cabinets. Beautiful, new hardwood floors were installed throughout the main level creating a flowing feeling throughout the space. The stair railings were also given a more contemporary makeover using a combination of wood and iron.

Titus Contracting was happy to deliver a dream open space to our deserving clients. Together, we created a great family meeting space, where meals can be shared and daily happenings discussed, making it not only a beautiful new space but a functional space as well.

We Guarantee Our Work

After our project management team has had a chance to review all your suggestions and ideas for your main level kitchen remodel, we’ll help sort through which are really worth considering. We guarantee that we have carefully checked the qualifications of all our plumbers, electricians, concrete layers, roofers, and anyone working on your project with us. By confirming that they have a local license for operation and relevant certifications, you are guaranteed that they are legally rendering their service.

Our organization, Titus Contracting INC, is recognized in our industry as a true leader who ensure quality at every stage of a residential kitchen and/or bath remodeling project. We know that whether one adheres to standards of quality or not matters a great deal to you.

To learn more about home remodeling in Edina and the surrounding Twin Cities area, call Titus Contracting Home Remodelers at (952) 444-2301 or Contact Us to schedule a consultation.

Titus Contracting Finishes Home Addition and Remodeling Project in Plymouth

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Titus Contracting completed an incredible house addition and full remodel in Plymouth, Minnesota. Our clients had been considering a complete remodel of their home for several years. They had done plenty of research and attended many home remodeling shows to gather ideas for their dream home. In the summer of 2016, they contacted Titus Contracting for ideas and to bid on their project. After interviewing multiple contractors, they decided Titus Contracting would be the perfect fit.

Our project development process started in late summer of 2016, with the design process being the first step. This included getting together ideas for the layout, features, and finishes of the home. Titus then conducted open houses with our trusted subcontractors to help tweak the final design and get a firm budget together. Our clients accepted the final contract in November 2016, with a planned start date in mid January 2017. The exciting ground breaking of our clients’ new addition began in late January, despite the frigid Minnesota winter temperature, and their dream home project was under way!

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This project was quite the undertaking. The new addition added almost 50 percent more space to the home, and the entire interior was redone as well! A complete lower level finish added extra bedrooms and a theater area. A full master suite was completed, including a large master bath with a free standing tub and a walk-in shower. The new, open kitchen design flows right into a bright great room area. In addition to all the fantastic new rooms and space, this home got all new mechanicals, siding, windows and roof!

Titus Contracting and our clients in Plymouth worked together to complete this amazing transformation. Our mission is to build relationships with our clients, and we always hope to turn them into not just our customers, but our friends. We enjoyed working alongside this family, as they provided fun and unique design ideas and finishes that truly customized their home. We are proud to have completed our clients’ project; creating a dream home they can enjoy for many years to come, and allowing them to stay in the neighborhood they love.

To learn more about home additions in Plymouth and the surrounding Twin Cities area, call Titus Contracting Home Remodelers at (952) 444-2301 or Contact Us to schedule your consultation.

Titus Contracting Remodels Log Home in Prior Lake

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Titus Contracting recently completed a home remodeling project in Prior Lake. The log home presented some unique challenges, but our experienced crew was able to work with the space and create a functional design.

The homeowners came to us with three specific needs for their home. First, they wanted a total remodel of their master bath. Second, they wanted an additional bathroom on the main level. Third, they wanted to update their kitchen and the rooms surrounding it.

See before and after photos of the renovation:

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Our team started by looking over the existing space, including the master bathroom and space surrounding it. By already having plumbing in this location, it made sense to add the additional bath in the same area. However, our experienced team had to overcome the challenge of adding extra plumbing, venting and electrical with the log home’s tongue and groove ceiling.

The professionals at Titus developed a plan to work with the existing bathroom space. They decided the separate shower area off the master bathroom, along with the existing large entry closet, could be used for a portion of the new half bath. Our remodeling crew re-worked the existing master bath to incorporate a large shower and free-standing tub with a tub filler (a big trend in bathrooms currently).

The old shower and toilet room was transformed into its own water closet accessed through the master bath. The master bath was updated with white cabinets, natural stone tile, granite countertops, LED recessed lighting and in-floor heating on a programmable thermostat. The new shower was surrounded by heavy glass and included a barn-style sliding glass door. It was also equipped with a shower head and hand-held with multiple controls.

The half bath was finished with hardwood floors to match the adjoining rooms. Stone countertops were added to a classy painted vanity, and the exposed tongue and groove ceiling was painted white.

The kitchen renovation required us to stay within the existing footprint. We rearranged the cabinets to create more storage and make them more user friendly. Included with the specialty storage cabinets were rollouts, soft-close hinges and full-extension guides. Stone countertops and a tile back splash provided an updated and polished look. New LED lights were installed under the cabinets with an LED dimmer switch allowing the light to be adjusted as needed.

Another update made to the home was adding new hardwood flooring in the kitchen, tying in with the existing main level floor to keep a continuous flow throughout the home. Also, the fireplace surround in the living room was resurfaced with updated stone, and pop-up stainless outlets were added to the floor.

The remodeled space met all the homeowner’s needs and provided them with an updated, functional space they can enjoy for many years to come.

To learn more about home remodeling in the Twin Cities area, call Titus Contracting Home Remodelers at 952-444-2301, or contact us to schedule a consultation.