Main Level Renovation


Sometimes there is one room in your house, such as a kitchen or bathroom, that begins causing frustration and inconvenience because of how it’s laid out, the features that are (or aren’t) included or simply because of an outdated design. Luckily, it only takes remodeling that one space to make life easier and more comfortable for you and your family. In other situations, you may find the issue is far more extensive. It could be your whole home, or at least the entire first level, that needs a major overhaul to improve its function and appearance, as well as your quality of life.

While a main level renovation may sound a bit daunting, it’s actually a highly effective way to modernize and increase the value of an aging home. Rather than remodeling your house in a piecemeal fashion, you can tackle all the rooms and spaces on the main level at the same time to ensure creation of an optimized floor plan and cohesive design style. Our team at Black Dog Homes is ready to help you do just that.

What is Included in a Main Level Renovation?

The beauty of home additions is that they come in all shapes and sizes. With a customized remodeling plan, you can add space to your home that is tailored to serve whatever function you desire. Here are some of the most popular types of home additions in the West Suburbs:

1. Kitchen Renovation

One of the best places to start when you need to refresh your main level is with the heart of your home: the kitchen. You may consider giving it a new look and updating worn-down appliances with newer, energy efficient models. We can also help you create an open concept that flows from your kitchen and dining area to other indoor or outdoor living spaces..

2. Bathroom Renovation

Most main levels contain at least one bathroom. You may also have a bathroom attached to your master bedroom. Your renovation can include any or all of these spaces. Whether you want to give your half-bathroom or powder a new layout, turn your master bath into an upscale environment or expand a family bathroom to accommodate a growing household, we can tailor your remodel to accomplish these goals.

3. Living Rooms and Entryways

As part of redoing your main level, it’s common to take a look at your living room, entryway and hallway(s), and evaluate if they need to be updated to seamlessly integrate into your new floorplan. On the other hand, you may simply wish to install new flooring, trims and light fixtures and freshen up the paint for a clean, updated look that blends with the rest of your home’s design style.

4. Custom Built-ins

Now is also an opportune time to add custom built-ins to your kitchen, bathroom, living room, home office or any other areas you’re remodeling. Built-in bookcases, desks, media centers, cabinets and shelving can help you maximize the available space in your home and even grant you additional surface area for storage and decor. They also streamline the aesthetic in a given room and provide a beautiful focal point.

5. Bedrooms and Home Additions

During your main level renovation, you may also consider updating your bedrooms or other multi-functional living spaces. If your family and lifestyle needs have changed, you want these spaces to evolve as well, enabling them to continue offering the value and comfort you desire. That may require adding on to your home or converting a room to serve a new purpose, such as a home office or media room.

Cost to Renovate Your Home in the Western Suburbs

The cost to remodel the main level of your home in the West Suburbs of the Twin Cities can vary dramatically based on several factors, including the size and current condition of your house and the amount and type of space involved in your project. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling tends to be more expensive than updating a bedroom or living room simply because of the large appliances and types of materials involved. You’re also likely to need more electrical, plumbing and HVAC work in a bathroom or kitchen.

Additionally, your project price depends on what quality and grade of features, fixtures and finishes you select. For example, using custom hardwood cabinetry for your kitchen, bathroom or built-ins is a bigger investment than selecting basic, economy grade cabinets. The same principle applies to your flooring, countertops, hardware, light fixtures, wall treatments and other architectural and design elements. Ultimately, you can’t develop an exact budget for your main level until you’ve finished working with our professional team to design the plans, make your selections, and order the materials.

Working with Our Design-Build Process

emodeling the whole main level of your home is a major project. That’s a lot of space to cover, and the plans must be designed and executed with utmost precision to accomplish the sense of cohesion and increased comfort and convenience you need. It’s especially helpful to be working with the same team from start to finish.

That’s the sort of streamlined process we can provide at Black Dog Homes. We have a range of services and the right expertise to help with each aspect of your main level renovation. We’ll begin the design-build process by consulting with you about your vision and goals for the project. If you have a preliminary budget in mind, we’ll use that as a starting point for developing a new layout and helping you choose the features, materials and finishes that will fit your price range and design style. From there, we will handle construction, keeping you updated about the progress of your renovation. At the end, you get to walk through your recently transformed home and make sure everything meets your expectations before signing off on the completed project.

Remodeling Services for Your West Suburbs Home
If you feel like your home in the West Suburbs could use a major reconfiguration and dramatic facelift, our team at Black Dog Homes is ready to help. Regardless of your particular vision for the project, we have the design-build services to bring it to life. We can transform the main level of your Twin Cities home, creating a more functional and beautiful space for the next phase of your life.