I was reading an article recently about redecorating a staircase. My first thought was, “what a great idea!” It also made me want to remind people that there can be really fun projects where they aren’t routinely considered. I thought about how smaller projects can really dress up a home; they don’t need to be mega-expensive and perhaps don’t even require as much planning as larger projects, but they can really invigorate your entire layout.

The staircase article was a really good example of how important the details of remodeling and redecorating can be. Railings, spindles, and risers are things that many of us don’t even think about, but they can really have a dramatic visual effect. Adding a runner to the stairs, changing carpet, painting the various elements are a little more obvious upgrades that should be considered as well.

The point we’re trying to make is that we should all think outside the box. Sure, remodeling a bathroom or basement is wonderful and can upgrade your home’s value, quality of life, and lifestyle. But, what about simply redoing the flooring of a room or two? Or, how about just changing the facings of your cabinets? Or just your countertops? Think about accessories and allow yourself to change the attitude that your home conveys without a large investment.

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Our designers deal with projects that range from new construction to bathroom tile. There is no project too big or too small for Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice.

If you choose to do a larger project such as your bathroom, you still need to consider the small details as well as the larger picture. Don’t minimize the effects of drawer hardware, mirror lighting, even the look (as well as the function) of shower heads and faucets.

While we’re discussing bathrooms, a few more things to keep in mind:
-Vanities are a focal point and are often the first impression when entering your bathroom;
-Standards have changed: the old “comfort height” of 32″ is now 36″;
-Consider function in addition to fashion, particularly in your bathroom. As the population ages, things like walk-in tubs are becoming more popular, and it’s always less expensive to add something like that when part of a larger project;
-Don’t forget the walls!
We hope we’ve stirred up your imagination and reminded you that even small changes can make a huge difference!