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Remodeling a space provides a hight re- sale return on investment.

Restoration, Remodel and Renovate are words used switchable when it comes to interior design, contracting and real estate. 

Understanding the meaning of each term is important to ensure you choose the professional for your residential or commercial project which will ensure your standards are met.

The difference between restoration and renovation are clear when you think about restoring a 1930s house or building vs renovating it. If you want to restore the space you will use period materials, because restoration will always means you will restore back to the time when the house was first constructed or you will choose an important period in the house history and you will restore your space back to that time period.

Renovating a home will include new things.

If you request a remodel means that you will modify the structure of the space and your project will need different permits and professionals, most likely you will need an architect, general contractor, electrician, plumber, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning.) Normally a general contractor will manage your project, and it will take part of the stress and costly mistakes related with remodeling a home or business.

Kitchen and Bath remodel provides a high re- sale return on investment. MCC offers tailored services, floor to ceiling and start to finish project management services and products to renovate, remodel or build your space according to your needs and lifestyle.

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The design of the kitchen is the most important preliminary step prior to starting your kitchen cabinetry remodel. The cabinetry will set the layout for the entire room, and, ultimately, the design will provide the foundation for the successful execution of every aspect of the project, from cabinetry and countertop to hardware and decorative details.

The first factor to keep in mind when approving a design is that bigger isn’t always better. A larger kitchen typically will mean more materials and labor, therefore, more expensive. You don’t want to embark on an ambitious project only to suffer the expenses in other areas of your life, or be forced to finish mediocrely.

Schedule a consultation with one of our MCC experts at 952-564-9118, and one of our kitchen remodeling pros will walk you through every step of the process and can provide you with an estimate for the entire project based on your vision.

And, after all, planning your kitchen space for a remodel requires vision. It’s important to make sure style doesn’t trump functionality, but that they work hand-in-hand to facilitate your life while impressing guests. Is the dishwasher next to the sink? Do you have a trash base? If you have kids, perhaps, the stove should be so accessible on the island. If you don’t desire a lot of storage, modern kitchen layouts are designed without wall cabinetry to make space appear larger.

Considering details like this is the difference between a design created to sell and a design created for you to live. Planning your cabinetry layout should be a partnership and involve equal parts listening and speaking between the client and cabinetry provider/designer.

The installer will be an essential part of the team, but his job should not be to invent but to follow an expertly craft design. The design will only improve the quality of his work, and there will be no room for doubt, which is typically what leads to minor mistakes.

After your cabinetry is finished, do not shy away from using that same design with other providers (countertop, flooring, etc.) to help illustrate what you are looking for, but it is helpful for them to always provide some sort of design or plan of their own. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice is committed to providing a concierge approach to kitchen remodeling, and we will assign a project manager to handle every aspect of creating your beautiful dream kitchen.

Don’t forget that a permit is required for interior remodeling projects that change the interior structure of a single-family dwelling.

Get kitchen design ideas and inspiration from our friends at HGTV, here!

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Building or remodeling your deck is an innovative and enjoyable way to expand your living room outdoors. Like all home remodeling projects, it’s important to do some research and source your contractor with informed questions and expectations.

Contact us at 952-564-9118 to schedule a consultation with one of our deck remodeling experts! MCC caters across the Twin Cities, and surrounding neighborhoods such as Wayzata, Lakeville, Edina, Minnetonka, and more.

Here are four different factors to keep in mind when remodeling your deck in Minneapolis:

1. Know what options are available for decking material

From pressure-treated cedar and redwood to hardwoods, there is a variety of decking material choices to meet every client’s taste. Composite decking and other synthetic materials such as vinyl are also innovating the industry and coming into style. The type of material you choose will influence ambiance, cost, and maintenance. Check out different options with our friends at HGTV, here.

2. Need more space? Add Levels

Instead of building a larger deck, consider adding different levels. This will provide more a more stylish, cozier look than just a flat space or serve as a welcomed interruption to a long flight of stairs. This will multiply your outdoor living room space, and it will be more visually pleasing when hosting parties or setting up space for a smaller group.

3. Don’t forget to surround your deck with railing

Speaking of levels, take your deck to the next design level with gorgeous railings. You can choose to keep it traditional with wooden railings, but alternative materials include glass, metal, vinyl, composites, and cabling, Using an alternative to wood will modernize the space and completely enhance the visual appeal.

4. Consider different color options than brown

Along with the variety of materials, there is a diversity of colors to choose from for your deck, other than brown. There’s a selection of stains to choose from to perfectly complement your home. Choosing the right palette will make the difference between a deck that looks like it was a foreign space attached to your home and one that looks like it is a natural extension of it.

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Is there ever a “right” time for anything in life should be the question, but I think any adult will confess that there is always a “convenient time” to do things, especially a remodel.

So many factors come into play for a kitchen remodel. The scope of the project is probably the most important. Are you replacing countertops or kitchen cabinetry as well? Would you like quartz or granite? Are you planning to redo the floors? Of course, the more you add, the more time and budget you have to allocate, the more planning that is required, the more bids you need to get, which means more meetings with kitchen product providers and contractors, etc. The list goes on and grows with every addition.

So a good question to ask yourself is, perhaps, how busy are you at the moment? And, what is coming up in the future? Doing a kitchen remodel is not ideal to do at the same time your planning, let’s say, a wedding.  Of course, working with professional and reliable providers will significantly reduce stress, but it will require a good portion of your time, though, and energy. This is especially significant to ensure the outcome of your kitchen matches exactly how you envisioned, checking the progress every step of the way. Some changes are easy to adjust during the installation. Other changes are impossible to do once it’s finished.

The magazine for Minneapolis / St. Paul published excellent advice on 12 tips to know before remodeling your home.

You can also contact a member of our team at 952-564-9118 for a free consultation and to learn more about our concierge services, which will significantly reduce your workload. Our company’s network of providers is able to offer a one-stop approach in order to complete every step of the project. This will ensure you don’t have to make tons of calls each day, and you will have one manager responsible for coordinating and overseeing every finish of your beautiful new kitchen.

The budget should be mentioned again, because, for most, this is the most stressful part. The saying you get what you pay for has never rung more true when remodeling your home; however, this doesn’t mean expensive guarantees quality. It’s important to get a few bids and be confident that the company you’re choosing is not only someone you feel confident with but is also charging fair market pricing in comparison to other providers.

Because remodeling or renovating your home is an investment, it’s important to look into the future for any unforeseen expenses or costs, and make sure it will not place a financial burden on your family. This is our biggest suggestion for the “right time,” which the right time is always when your financially comfortable to invest back into your home, which is one of the best investments you will make that will not depreciate with time, in fact, you might even recoup it when it comes time to sale.

Our friends at Home Advisor have great feedback on the costs for popular improvements in Minnepolis. 

The right time will be when external factors won’t interfere with your home remodeling project, and when you have enough time and savings to devote into its successful execution. We will say that no one has ever complained about living in their dream home too early, so it’s never the wrong time to start planning.

 

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When remodeling your kitchen cabinetry, there will be plenty of decisions for style and function that come up along the way. One of the most popular ones comes when reaching the corners.

If you’re working with a designer in Minneapolis, they should review the different types of bases and wall cabinetry to properly educate you on all your options.

MCC offers complimentary kitchen cabinetry consultations to make sure that you understand all aspects of your design. Contact us today at 952-564-9118. 

Let’s begin with the blind corner. This corner base cabinet is essentially designed with one door; however, this doesn’t mean that it loses function when it comes to storage. It is designed with one door and an adjacent base filler. It is most effective in tight corners, especially spaces that will not fit a Lazy Susan, which takes up more square footage.

The storage space is best for items that you don’t use often, otherwise, pull out trays are another great option to be more effective for daily use. The main con is that without pullout shelves, your arm will have to go up, and down, and zigzag to find what you’re looking for. In order to get any kind of usable space, the base needs to be at least 42″ wide, and you need to leave at least 45″ for installation. This is where filler comes in. Oh, and we must mention that if items fall off the tray, they can be almost impossible to reach or forgotten.

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Next up is the Lazy Susan. In regards to getting the most use of your space and access to it, the Lazy Susan is beloved by homeowners. Just let those shelves spin and wait to seamlessly grab what you’re looking for. Their sizing comes in 33″ or 36,” and it is straightforward in its design and function. In a small kitchen, your designer should make sure all the appliances will still fit, as it will take up space on both sides.

When it comes to installation, it’s important to measure the dimensions of the place on the cabinet, where the round shaped board can be installed. There should be at least ½-inch space from each side of the cabinet surface so that the round board can rotate freely.

The con is that the Lazy Susan doesn’t reach all the corners, so if you’re after a design that reaches every angle of each wall, your best solution might be a mix of both. A modern twist on the Lazy Susan is actually using a blind base with Lazy Susan styled pullout shelves, which will result in the best of both worlds.

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One of the best ways to refresh the look of your home and bring it back to life is with a fresh coat of paint. Changing the color will also make it a brand new space.

Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice loves doing online tutorials and providing advice for Twin Cities locals that love a DIY project; however, painting a room inside the house is one thing. When it comes to the exterior, this requires a lot more work and calculation, as well as experience to avoid accidents.

There a variety of reasons why you might decide it’s time to paint your home.

From obvious signs of chipped, cracked and peeling, to wanting a completely new look. Also, if you’re planning on selling or renting, this will welcome potential buyers and renters to a property that will feel brand new.

Deciding on a color requires some thought. Our partner Sherwin Williams offers a beautiful palette of colors in different shades. Typically, this isn’t the best time to “try something new,” as it will be costly if it’s not to your liking. We advise sticking with neutral tones, and you can schedule a consultation with one of our designers to find the perfect color that will compliment the architecture and style of your home.

Considering the interior of your home is important, as well. Is there a specific color scheme? Do you want to create contrast? As mentioned before, if it’s for renters or buyers, it’s more beneficial to play it safe. For homeowners doing it for themselves, choosing strong colors, such as burgundy, can give the house personality. Though since you will be living there, you have the freedom to follow your personal taste and do something bold.

Take a walk throughout your neighborhood for inspiration, or drive around to surrounding neighborhoods to get different ideas, as sometimes a suburb can have a lot of monotony within itself.

If you’re wondering how to approach picking a color for your interior, read some tips from our friends at Forbes.

Spring, summer and fall are the best times for exterior painting projects. We don’t advice hiring anyone doing the winter in Minneapolis, as it’s hard to keep a steady hand in freezing temperatures. Also, this might increase the price, depending on who you use.

As far as who you hire to do the job, make sure they do each of the following:

  • Your painter should prepare the surface by washing and scrubbing to remove dirt and loose paint that is cracked and peeling.
  • They should sand, patch, and fill any cracks.
  • They should repair or replace wood that has suffered water damaged or beginning to demonstrate signs of rot.
  • They should check the weather forecast and plan to paint in dry, mild weather conditions. With technology, weather should not come as a surprise, and this will ensure you maintain on schedule.
  • They should use a primer as the base coat for a smoother finish.

Do you have more questions? Speak with one of our home experts, or book one of our talented painters by calling +1 952-564-9118

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Minnesotans learn to be practical from a young age, especially due to the harsh weather.

High heels or fancy sports cars don’t farewell in 6-inch deep snow.

This doesn’t mean that it’s all about function. A local in Minneapolis will want a coat that’s warm, but it’s also important for it to be lightweight and a style that compliments various types of outfits. Your kitchen cabinetry is harder to change than a jacket, so it should be a style that you will enjoy today but tomorrow, too. This is probably not the time to “try something new.”

Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice especially curated its catalog of cabinetry styles and vanities to be versatile and timeless.

Minneapolis kitchen cabinetry

While we hold originality and creativity as core values in all of our remodeling work, we also know the importance of experience. All of our styles are a modern take on the classics. We cater to each kitchen design to fit the storage and space needs of every client, whether it’s meant to be space for family or to entertain lavish parties.

After consulting with clients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs in Bloomington, Wayzata, Edina, Burnsville, Lakeville, and more, our company realized that people care about style and look as much as function and use of space. They want their kitchens to fit their daily needs but also impress guests.

That’s why when cabinetry companies ask, what’s more, important to you: style or function? Don’t be scared to answer both. You deserve it.

Check out luxury details for your kitchen cabinets and island, here.

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Don’t be shy to research different companies, consider various styles, and experiment with different layout ideas. A popular trend to spice up the design is to have the island be a different style or color than the rest of the kitchen. This can be for both the base and the countertop.

Kitchen cabinetry is an emotional and financial investment, so why get the most of out it?

Our experts will get to know you and your needs, and provide you with a plan that will fit budget, function, and style.

From our affordable semi-custom cabinetry styles to our luxurious completely custom designs, Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice has the perfect cabinetry match for you.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation at 952-564-9118

Having difficulty figuring out your budget, here are 10 steps to budgeting for your kitchen remodel.

 

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No one wants to be quarantined inside, but it’s every person’s duty to to follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 in order to protect the most vulnerable. Staying at home is an act of love.

Instead of complaining about being “stuck inside,” consider being stuck inside a hospital as a result of the virus. If you’re home, it means you’re safe. Keeping this outlook is essential during the pandemic, and in everyday life.

Yes, businesses public operations are forced closed, and the economy is suffering, but is money worth more than human life?

Changing your outlook in a situation can reduce stress, improve the quality of sleep, positively influence your family’s, and most importantly, keeps others safe.

If everyone across the Twin Cities takes the shutdown seriously, it will be over quicker and our hospitals will be better equipped to handle patients.

As said perfectly by governor Tim Walz, “We must take bold action to save the lives of Minnesotans. Having served as a Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard, I know the importance of having a plan. While the virus will still be here when this order ends, this action will slow the spread of COVID-19 and give Minnesota time to ready for battle.”

We’re all in this situation together, and Minnesota always proves to remain strong in times of crisis. Changing your perspective will help your mental and how you handle the current situation. Instead of focusing on all the negatives, invest your time creating positives. Maybe this extra time at home gives you quality time with your family that was missing before. Perhaps you have a side project or a hobby that you’ve been wanting to work on. How about a home remodeling project at home or in another location. Has your business considered remodeling?

If it’s the two latter goals, our MCC experts are here to help. We’re offering virtual consultations to all our clients to begin the planning.

Contact 951-564-9118 to speak with a team member today, or click here to get more ideas on ways to take advantage of the “Stay at home” order.

Though this doesn’t mean you’re actually not allowed to leave your home. Minnesotans may leave their residences only to perform any of the following activities, and while doing so, they should practice social distancing:

· Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies

· Outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing

· Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out

· Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to a home from outside this state

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The current situation is difficult for many families, and social distancing has become the new normal due to COVID-19. However, When the day comes that we can gather again, imagine the pleasures of inviting friends over this upcoming summer. 


If you love hosting as much as we do, you might be using all this free time home planning changes and brainstorming home remodeling projects to make the summer parties and events extra special. 

Step into this wonderland outside deck in Wayzatta, Minnesota.


The outdoor area first comes to mind. A spectacular deck will go a long way when hosting during the summer, especially in Minnesota, where we do not take warm weather for granted! 


While the priority should be building an outdoor deck that fits your budget and extends outdoor life throughout the seasons and weather, it will only improve function if the design fits your hosting needs. While late spring to mid-fall is the most comfortable time to build or renovate, most deck builders work year-round. We recommend starting now, which will be perfect for the summer when reunions will be happening throughout the Twin Cities. Doing an outside project will also be beneficial since it will not disturb you working from home.


If you’re planning on inviting friends and family over often this summer, the kitchen cabinetry is another game-changer to consider. The kitchen is the most common space people will venture to, and the cabinetry dictates the style of the room. If you replace old cabinets and kitchen appliances, it will completely modernize the room and impress guests. It also doesn’t require changing plumbing or electrical, which simplifies the entire project. Replacing kitchen cabinetry can typically be finished within a week timeframe, so it will also not be a huge disturbance in your lifestyle. MCC offers a variety of semi-custom and custom styles to perfectly compliment any kitchen design.

Great home remodeling projects to do in your home to prepare for the summer in Minneapolis.
Our client in Bloomington, Minnesota loved the new popular trend of choosing a different cabinetry style for the kitchen island. Our Grey Ash Shaker creates an impressive contrast with our Deluxe White Shaker.


If you’re searching to tackle a project during this free time that doesn’t require outside intrusion, creating a new look from existing home decor is another great option. BY simply rearranging the furniture and items in your house, it can completely alter the look of your home. Just remember how exciting it used to be changing around the items in your room as a kid. This type of project will have the same effect, and can bring a fun and exciting activity for your family without any cost. 


Of course, you can purchase new furniture, home decor and art online if you really want to completely change the style of your home. Our favorite room to redecorate is the living room. The bathroom is great if you want to tackle a smaller space that can be completely revamped with a few changes. 
Another home lifestyle project that can breathe new life into your home is painting the exterior, either adding a fresh coat of paint or creating a new look. Doing the exterior will also keep the labor outside, so it will not intrude in your daily life with your family. 

We use Sherwin Williams paint and have a variety of colors and shades to fit exactly what you’re looking for.

Rearranging furniture and home decorations is a great way of changing the look of your home without any costs!

If you have questions regarding budget, you can read about the costs of popular home remodeling projects, here! Or contact one of our experts at 952-564-9118!

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Homeowners choose to spend a large amounts of time and money on remodeling for various reasons: increase property value, improve function, enhance appearance, ect.

When we asked our own clients, we were surprised to discover another reason: to impress friends and family. It’s not going to be someone’s first confession for redecorating or improving their home, but isn’t vanity a big part of life? What’s wrong with wanting our friends and family to enjoy our home as much as we do, especially for homeowners whom enjoy hosting dinners and birthday parties.

The best way to get others to appreciate your style is to tryst your own taste. Research the latest kitchen design trends but don’t let the web consume you – leaving room for creativity will ensure that no other kitchen out there will look exactly like yours.

MCC semi-custom cabinetry is made to match any style or theme, from an eclectic barn-style kitchen to a fancy penthouse on Fifth Avenue. There is a carefully curated selection of styles and colors to embrace diversity but not erase the perks of exclusivity.

“I absolutely have no shame admitting that in my dream home, the most important room is my closet. I loved using the MCC Deluxe White Shaker in a more personal room, as opposed to the kitchen. It provides the amazing function and look I wanted. Don’t limit cabinetry to just the kitchen!” -Elga M. in Wayzatta, Minnesota

Our client Elga embraced the chicness of uniformity, choosing an all-white aesthetic. This modern styles seems to sustain timelessness without becoming repetitive, especially if you manipulate the design of the room to still have originality.

Complimenting the cabinetry with the countertop will bring this effect to maximum level.

This Daltile Chipped Ice style will still empower the minimalism without following the rules of complete uniformity. This is for the rebel in you. Quartz is MCC’s top recommendation for countertop, but Granite is still another great choice, especially if you’re on a tighter budget. The Chipped Ice is Quartz comes in a darker shade. The low maintenance and durability of all our Geo Flecks countertops make them perfect for residential and commercial use.

“I like the immediate contrast that the countertop and cabinetry has when guests first view my kitchen. It’s powerful and bold and completely rock and roll.” -Roseanne B. in Edina, Minnesota

Roseanne in Edina chose an island cabinetry style that would serve as the Devil’s Advocate of the room.

Another creative way of making a bold contrast is with a kitchen backsplash that is a different style from the cabinetry and countertop.

Of course, Daltile offers a selection of backsplashes but one of our favorite design ideas is making a double backsplash effect as seen below with the urban metal on a textured wall.

There are many affordable options, plus more lucrative and distinguished designs for those seeking something less traditional.

‘The function of the room is the most and the kitchen cabinetry is important to me. I put my trust in my designer to make it look nice. I just asked for a lot of storage!” -Rob L. in Lyndale, Minnesota.

Working with a designer is nothing to be ashamed about. The job of a designer is more about putting a room together than assigning your own personal style. Our MCC team will work with you to make sure that the room reflects all your needs and likings. Our client Rob wanted his home in Lyndale to offer a lot of storage and counter space, so we created a design that offered plenty without it becoming overwhelming. Symmetry is an important focus to creating balance.

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It’s never been more important to properly clean and sanitize your household regularly. In the unprecedented times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many homeowners are cleaning surfaces daily.

Though we understand this is essential to protect your family, it must be done properly to avoid damaging the cabinetry or countertop surfaces.

Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice put together a list of tips when sanitizing different kitchen surfaces.

Let’s start with your kitchen countertops or bathroom vanities.

Clorox, whether it is Clorox wipes or the multi-purpose cleaning fluid, is not safe to use for cleaning and disinfecting your granite. The multi-purpose cleaner contains bleach, which is extremely harmful for granite and many other natural stones.

Quartz will tolerate casual exposure to milder alkaline solutions, such as diluted bleach, but high-pH substances, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, will damage the surface.

Your cabinetry will be safe if you clean with mild soap. Do not use strong detergents. Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of soap and water, after all, if it’s good enough for your body, it is good enough for your cabinetry. It may be tempting to use items like bleach for peace of mind, but it will damage your cabinetry and be a very costly mistake.

These are five tips when it comes to cleaning cabinetry:

  • Use a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Don’t forget to wipe the cleaner on drawer pulls and door handles.
  • A toothbrush can be used as a cleaner scrub the hardware, small or hard to reach surfaces, and the crevices of ornate trim.
  • Use a second sponge dipped in pure water to remove any soap or cleaning product from surfaces.
  • Make sure to dry all surfaces, especially wood.

The Coronavirus lives longer on metal and stainless steel surfaces. Kitchen appliances should be cleaned regularly, and it is safe to use Clorox.

Also, don’t forget to sanitize doorknobs and handles, as these are the most frequently touched surfaces.

Read more tips specific on how to clean your kitchen cabinetry from our friends at Home and Garden.

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It goes without saying, these are unusual and unprecedented times happening around the country and world-wide.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing our daily lives dramatically, and it is important to be prepared and informed. While the elderly and health-compromised are the most at risk, it’s vital for every individual to take it seriously and take all necessary precautions. MCC has highlighted the three most recommended actions to take by the CDC.

MCC is remaining operation and offering virtual consultations. Contact 952-564-9118 to speak with one of our remodeling experts.

WASH YOUR HANDS and AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH UNWASHED HANDS.

When in public, avoid touching your face. Wash your hand consistently and for, at least, twenty seconds. Some recommended the amount of time it takes to sing someone happy birthday, but most song choruses will work, as well. Here is more tips for hand-washing, here.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

It’s simple, stay home! Avoid going in public unless for essential errands, like groceries or walking the dog. Maybe, you just need a wall, as well . It’s totally ok to get exercise outside, just do it on your own. FaceTime or call your friends, but avoid contact with anyone you don’t live with. You will be saving lives and stopping the spread. 80% of those who get the virus don’t know that they are sick or show very mild symptoms. Just because you feel healthy, doesn’t mean that you are immune.

DON’T PANIC. REMAIN INFORMED AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH.

Remember that you are not alone. The world is united through this pandemic, and we will get through it by following protocol, avoiding panic and taking care of each other.

Here’s more advise from the World Health Organization.

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Public spaces are closing, work is being suggested to be done remotely if possible, restaurants are limiting their hours / only offering delivery, Minnesotans are about to experience a lot of time staying at home.

Of course, this is for the benefit of the public and those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Individuals quarantining themselves and avoiding crowded spaces is the ultimate way to reduce the spread of the virus.

This new temporary change in life doesn’t mean productivity has to be thrown out the window. In fact, all the time that you can no longer use in social and entertainment activities can be invested back in yourself.

Here’s how to stay productive while staying at home:

Find a new hobby or make time for one that you never had time to develop.

Work for that promotion… go the extra mile. Employers will be impressed to see you working twice as hard remotely, and during a crisis. Don’t let the pandemic discourage you from working for a better future.

Have you had secret desired plans that you never had time to execute? A dream vacation? A new business idea? Reading a book? Maybe, even writing one? Invest your time in pursuing a goal. It’s never too late for that New Years resolution…

The gyms closing is not an excuse to get out of shape. Do a little research and get creative with workouts that you can do at home. Get your partner and family involved to make sure that all the new time spent in-doors doesn’t negatively impact your health. The outdoors will be your friend, and you’re least likely to catch the virus working out outside as opposed to a crowded gym.

Get creative with cooking. Less time spent in restaurant means that you have more time for home cooked meals with the family. Learn recipes or invent your own! If you start viewing it less like a chore and more like an activity, cooking can be very therapeutic… not to mention delicious.

Stay informed. Don’t let panic outweigh facts. Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. We will get through this together!

Find out more info on how to protect yourself and your family from the coronavirus, here. Staying proactive is also about focus and attitude, you can learn more about upgrading your productivity, here.

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The satisfaction of our clients has always come first at Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice. With the current Coronavirus pandemic already affecting Minnesota, the protection and safety of our clients comes before all else.

We already have taken all the government precautions to fight against the spread of the virus, but this is to outline five measures all our employees and contractors are following to best protect you and your family, and vise versa.

Complete Sanitation Before and After Installation

With any kitchen or household remodeling project, MCC will make sure to sanitize the space before and after the project is completed. This will reduce the spread of germs and protect the homeowner and the contractor.

Taking Precautions with Our Employees and Clients

Any employee or contractor exhibiting the mildest of symptoms will be asked to stay home for an incubation period. Though we understand the coronavirus can show no symptoms in many of those afflicted, this will reduce the spread of germs, which are more easily spread when someone is visibly sick. Monitoring body temperature is also important.

Virtual Consultations

Not only are we offering free home consultations for those that want to avoid public places, we are offering virtual consultations to give you the leisure of feeling safe, especially for those with family members more vulnerable to the virus.

Flexible Installation Dates

If you want to take advantage of our sales but want to postpone installation date for the foreseeable future, You may place the order without specifying exact date. We ask for at least a one week installation notice when you decide to move forward with the project. MCC will be offer FREE expedited delivery to make this possible without adding another financial burden on our clients.

Staying Informed

The most important part is to be prepared but not to panic. Our staff is being updated daily and will keep our clients properly informed as the situation changes. It’s important to continue following Government protocol and take precaution without igniting unnecessary panic.

Read more information and find out what else you can do to protect yourself and reduce the spread, here!

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There’s no question that the color of your kitchen cabinetry will have the most impact on the style of your kitchen.

One of our favorite suburbs in Minneapolis is Bloomington, from the diversity of dining to the beautiful new constructions, it is a very stylish place to live. With our new recent showroom opening in Lyndale, we also have had the opportunity to meet many new kitchen cabinetry clients in the area.

We’ve noticed some trends in popular cabinetry color remain the same, while new ones taking place. This is truly one of the toughest decisions to make when choosing the cabinetry for your kitchen or bathroom vanity.

In order to give you some inspiration, we’ve highlighted three popular colors Bloomington homeowners are choosing for kitchen cabinetry.

Deluxe White Shaker Style

Truly a classic, white kitchen cabinetry has been in style since the inception of kitchen cabinetry. From its versatility to its timelessness, there’s a reason why its managed to top the list every year. Our Deluxe White Shaker style has a glossy finish and is sure to brighten up any room.

Gray Ash Shaker Style

For those seeking to to be a little different than common trends, our Gray Ash Shaker is a stylish option. It is a brighter gray and will still work wells in rooms that don’t have a lot of light. An original choice was combining it with our Deluxe White Shaker. Choosing a different color for the kitchen island is a rising trend in the kitchen design world, and we’re loving our clients’ creativity.

American Mocha Cherry Style

100% American and 100% solid wood wood (like all our cabinetry styles, the American Mocha Cherry style is perfect for Bloomington homeowners seeking to embrace tradition. Use our Deluxe White Shaker on the island for a modern twist. If you want to show off the aesthetic of the wood and finishing, the MCC mocha is a picture-perfect choice.

Regardless of the style you choose, one of our experts at Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice will work with you to ensure it is the right choice for you. We will go over design ideas and alternatives to make sure the final project feels like home. Check out some tips on how to care for the cabinetry after, here!

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So you finished remodeling the cabinetry in your kitchen?

The fun doesn’t stop there! If you really want an upgrade, replacing old and worn out kitchen appliances will complete enhance the room.

As a one-stop shop, clients need to look no further for everything that they need than MCC.

A quality kitchen needs quality appliances, and it will also increase property value and make your investment worthwhile when/if ever you decide to sell.

Contact 952-564-9118 to go over all your kitchen remodeling questions with one of our experts, and what appliance will work best for you.

We’ve put together some of our most recommended appliances from our partners.

ATOSA Gas Range

This Atosa gas range comes with four, six or 10 burners. It works perfectly with residential or commercial kitchens. We recommend this product for someone on a strict budget looking for a quality appliance at a lower price. Read more about it, here.

Vulcan Gas Range

The best of the best, Vulcan is one of our most luxurious brands and will last for a lifetime. This is a much higher end price tag, but if the budget allows for it, it will be worth it. From its fully welded frame for more durable, longer lasting range platform, and its Optional Flame Safety feature to offer precision performance and peace of mind. Check it out, here.

Imperial Gas Range

Our middle tier brand, Imperial is in between a luxury price tag and completely affordable. Sizing starts at 24″ and goes as big as 72″. Check out all the different options, here!

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