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As we all get older, we inevitably have decisions to make regarding our living situation. It’s rare that you hear about people looking forward to leaving their homes; rather, you hear how they simply can’t navigate their home, and must move.

If you desire to “age in place,” there are plenty of redecorating and redesign options that could allow you to stay in your home. Obviously, there are some situations that can’t be overcome, whether it be a medical situation or perhaps that a home would simply be too expensive to adapt. In general, however, a good share of current homes can be modified to allow people with changing physical requirements to stay put.

If you choose to stay where you are, and need to adapt your home to ensure comfort and safety, here are some considerations:

-Smart-home technology is available, and can go a long way to easing your anxiety and accessibility. Things available include:

-Sensors to keep track of your movements throughout your home, the security of your home, and of course energy efficiency;

-Everyone knows voice-activation technology these days. There are devices available that will allow you to turn on/off lights, electronics, change climate controls, secure your home, and even water your lawn!

-Safety is obviously a huge consideration. As much as we hate to think about it, falls around the home do happen. In fact, 60% of falls occur at home. As you redesign, think about:

-Installing handrails on both sides of the stairway;

-Conform surfaces: make the levels consistent going from inside to outside. If you have steps, install handrails, again on both sides. But, a gradual incline would be better than steps.

-Be aware of slipping and tripping potential inside the home as well as outside. Talk to us about floor coverings that will allow you to eliminate rugs and floor mats which can be dangerous. We’ll make your floor surfaces slip-resistant and durable as well as fashionable!

-Accessibility is increasingly important as we age. The standard door width is 30″; we might suggest changing them to 36″. Create enough clearance for a wheelchair to fit through a doorway. As you change the doorway, also consider changing door hardware. There are options that are safer than doorknobs, for example.

Bathroom accessibility is key. Tubs and showers tend to be difficult spots. Let us design something with bath safety AND fashionable considerations.

Along with the bathroom, the kitchen is of major importance. We have shelving that will make your life a lot easier, countertops that will be easier to deal with, and updating appliances to minimize risk is important as well.
We’ve got everything you need to update BOTH form AND function!

Aging is not a topic most people like to discuss. Our objective is to give you and your family options to stay in your home for as long as you desire. At Minneapolis Contractors Choice- MCC our design team can help you address your concerns. Let us work with you! And remember: no one beats our pricing, our quality, our design, or our installation!

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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.

We can help!

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!

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When you build or redecorate, don’t assume any tile you use has to look like your grandma’s kitchen floor. Tile can now be both functional and fashionable, and new technology has made it very affordable! Processes like Inkjet Tile Printers can dramatically reduce costs and expand options in shapes, colors, and textures. Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice – MCC, can be as creative and imaginative as you care to be, and we’ll always keep your budget in mind.

Here are some trends we’ve noted:

  • ●  Black tiles continue to gain popularity due to the ability to portray sophistication and create contrast. And, various shapes of black are also being utilized;
  • ●  Don’t feel like you have to stick to basic colors. Talk to one of our talented professionals about using patterns as well! Consider your walls, backsplashes, entryways, laundry rooms and mudrooms as areas to express yourself and create works of art!
  • ●  Mixing and matching has become very popular. You can mix colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and finishes. It’s time to have fun with tiling! Ask us how manufacturers are getting creative too: shapes and cuts are growing rapidly!As you determine which tiles you’ll be using, remember that doing your own installation can be difficult, especially if you’re mixing and matching shapes, colors, and patterns. Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice- MCC offers free installation on many of their products, and utilizes on the the best labor in the building and remodeling markets. You will not be disappointed with your products, your installation, or the new image that our professionals can help you create.Come and see us soon at 2100 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431.   Call (952) 564-9118


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Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice – MCC selects high quality porcelain and ceramic tile from the best manufactures to offer minimalist and contemporary designs at the lowest prices.

Sophisticated styles of travertine, marble and wood look.

Visit our showroom at 2100 W 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431 to see the different designs we carry and our unbeatable prices!

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The way you feel about your location and surrounding areas play a big roll when deciding if you move or stay at your current home. Studies shows that about 70-75% of homeowners with the remodel – or move dilemma ultimately decide to stay in their home and make upgrades, addressing their lifestyle’s needs.A home equity line could help you pay for the improvements. The results of remodeling your home could be the best of both worlds- a home that fits your needs and lifestyle located in the neighborhood you like with the memories you love.

Before you move forward with your remodeling, make sure your dreams are realistic with your budget. Put in writing all your renovation goals and attach a price tag to each goal. This will help you keep your budget under control.

If your decision to move to a new home has to do with the need for more space, think in reconfiguring your home by making a more efficient layout. Consider adding a deck. It has been determined that at the time of the sale of your home, you will recoup more than 80 percent of the money you spend adding a deck. Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice offers all the products from ABC Supply to help you save money on your decking materials. We also have a network of contractors to help you stay on budget.

Considering that we can help you save time and money on your remodel, take advantage and finish your basement and add a bathroom to it. A basement space can be easily turned into a bar, man cave, media room or guest room. Attic conversions are also a good option to increase the living space, add an office or playroom. Make sure to add Energy Efficient Fixtures to your home.

Kitchen Remodel will always give you the best return on investment. Make your kitchen really cook. A kitchen and bathroom update equal added value. You will not only have the feeling of a new home, but you will get more than 90% return on investment due to the increase in the price of your home when the remodeling is done.

Go with stainless steel appliances, quartz or granite countertops. If you care to make your kitchen germ free go with quartz countertops for the kitchen and you can add granite countertops in any other part of your home.

Another easy way to renew your home is by replacing your degraded carpets and rugs. We carry different types of carpet for your budget and needs, including waterproof carpet, and luxury residential Fabrica carpet.

Take a pen and paper and walk around your home and make a list of all the things in need of repair; believe it or not small repairs can make a difference in the way your home looks. If walls or doors are covered with scratch marks, you have to fix it. We offer you 40% to 60% Discounts on Sherwin Williams products.

Another important factor are your doors, cabinets and bath hardware. We offer a complete selection of the latest designs of coordinating knobs, pulls, multi-point lock trim and many other hardware products that will make your home look great. We carry Emtek Hardware at wholesale prices.

One important factor to consider when adding the cost of remodeling vs buying a new home is the cost associated with the realtor and the home selling cost. Furthermore, the cost to finance your new home, the cash you need to put down, the cost to move and the cost to add the things you like/want to your new home.

Once you have clear what you need to give your home a makeover, it is time to go price shopping to the home improvement stores. While you are doing so, make sure you get a quote from MCC. We offer solid wood cabinets, countertops in Granite and Quartz, laminate flooring, luxury vinyl with lifetime warranty, solid wood flooring, ceramic tile, appliances and many more products made available by the best manufactures, including but not limited to Fieldstone Cabinetry, Ultracraft Cabinets, Shaw Floors, MCC Cabinets, Emtek Hardware, MSI Natural Surfaces, Sherwin Williams Paint.

We offer Low Prices without sacrificing the quality of our products.

Make an appointment with one of our professionals, Call (952) 564.9118
Or Visit our showroom at 2100 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431.

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Emtek was founded in 1981 having decades of experience creating door hardware. Each order is custom assembled in their Southern California facility. You can mix and match knobs, levers, rosettes and finishes.  We ship within 2-3 business days.

Please visit our showroom for a complete selection of products or visit Emtek’s  website and give us the reference number of the products you would like to purchase and we will place the orders for you.


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