We’ve written previously about how to decide how much you should invest in remodeling and redecorating, how trendy you can afford to be, etc. Well, let’s say there’s a benchmark: 5 years.

If you’re planning to stay in your home for less than 5 years, then your budget should be based on the return on your investment. And, you don’t want to be loud with colors or implement a trend that may have a shorter shelf life. Try keeping the “big things” such as flooring, cabinets and countertops neutral. What about walls, you ask? I say paint whatever colors you please! It’s an inexpensive way to express yourself with color and it can be changed at virtually any time. Backsplashes and hardware can also be to your liking, simply because they’re easier to replace and also inexpensive. Being aware of the choices you make now, will make it easier for you to stage and sell your home later. Let Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC, help you make the best design decisions for your current situation.

If you’re planning to stay in your home for more than 5 years, then all bets are off! Do what you love! Use colors, use trends, do things to make your living experience enjoyable.
In both cases, remember that kitchen and bathrooms are still the rooms that get the best return on the sale of your home. A conservative approach would suggest choosing classic finishes. Subway tile, stainless appliances, and granite countertops are all examples of timeless choices for your kitchen.


If you’d like to update your bathroom inexpensively—knowing that it’s one of the two rooms with the greatest ROI—you can do things that will create a fresh new look, easily and quickly, and give the impression of a far more expensive update. Ask MCC to help create the look you’re striving for; and we’ll also beat the competition!

-Fixtures being changed can give a new look very affordably. Vanity hardware, light fixtures, even towel bars and toilet paper holder replacements are simple and can brighten the room. -Showerheads too are getting to be a big deal. You can spend a lot or a little to get a solid upgrade.

-One of the first things you see when you enter a bathroom is the medicine cabinet. A change can not only brighten (literally and figuratively, if you add lights!) your bathroom, but can also provide new space utilization options.
– And…who would have thought how many toilet options there are these days? Even the seats can be somewhat fashionable and more comfortable, some providing heat.

Whether a complete gutting or a more cosmetic update, Minneapolis Contractors Choice- MCC can be just what you and your budget are looking for!