Bluestem Construction


We continue our West Metro Home Remodeling Fair Sponsor Spotlight feature with Bluestem Construction, an organization of award-winning personalized remodeling specialists serving the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area since 1999.

“For Twin Cities Homeowners looking for personalized solutions, Bluestem provides custom design and craftsmanship from a uniquely collaborative and attentive team of specialists. Bluestem guides clients on a more satisfying journey from design through remodeling completion — one that focuses on close communication, a shared vision and delivering inviting spaces for inspired living.”

The 15-employee team operates out of their office in St. Louis Park

Why do your customers select you over competitors? What makes you unique?

Our collaborative design through remodeling completion process is unique. Our customers tell us so. We listen and guide homeowners to the best remodeling solutions for them. Clients tell us that they really felt they had a trusted partner on the remodeling journey.

Have you completed a project for a client you met at the West Metro Home Remodeling Fair?

Yes, several, including award winning whole-house remodels.

What is the average timeline of a project in your field?

Three to four months.

What is the average cost of a project in your field?

$225,000.

What is your biggest/greatest piece of advice for a homeowner embarking on a new project?

Know why you want to remodel. What do you want to gain? You will have to be flexible in either scope or budget — most likely both. Be ready to prioritize to get the most of what you want.

Describe a favorite recent project and explain why it was a favorite.

We had a west metro family that loved their neighborhood and colonial home. It had an expansive living room and generous dining room, but the kitchen was too small for their young, active family. They wanted to create a space for their children to play and where the family could gather together for activities.

Through careful connections to the redesigned spaces, the formal aspects of the home were retained. The remodeled kitchen with added family room provides a generous area for cooking, socializing and informal get-togethers. A hardworking, beautiful butler’s pantry connects the new kitchen and traditional dining room.

Stunning, deep-blue Greenfield cabinetry with delicate brass “jewelry” keeps serving ware organized and the eyes delighted.

In the new back entrance, elegant meets rustic in a herringbone brick floor.

What are some home trends you are seeing/predicting for 2019?

  1. A rise in multi-generation households – remodels to accommodate this.
  2. Practical, well designed, but discreet projects that improve livability and enjoyment.
  3. Focus on durability and sustainability over bling.