September 7, 2021
Our team recently shared a glimpse of this stunning Mound, Minnesota, kitchen remodel on Facebook and Instagram – we’re excited to share the final transformation today!
Unlike many modern home remodels, this kitchen (and living room fireplace) was fully updated without moving a single wall. This project goes to show how much a space can be reimagined without altering the original footprint!
While the floor plan didn’t change, everything else in this kitchen was renovated. Our favorite features include the cozy fireplace, clean and classic kitchen style, and the expanded kitchen island, which is now more functional and versatile.
Scroll below to explore more images of this warm and welcoming home! Ready to begin planning your own remodel? Contact our team any time!
July 26, 2021
Have you ever heard the phrase, “the devil is in the details”? While that phrase definitely applies to many situations, it couldn’t be more true for home remodeling projects!
When you think about remodeling, it’s easy to get caught up in the big picture — aka what your newly remodeled home will look like when completed. The end goal is to create a gorgeous space; however, it takes a lot of little choices to get there. Achieving that objective means paying attention to design details, no matter how insignificant they may seem.
Even the smallest of finishes, such as your cabinet hardware, impact the overall design. We’re not just talking about the design elements you can see, though! Hidden details like pull-out cabinet drawers or a built-in spice rack also contribute to the final design, helping to create a more functional space.
Now that you know why the details matter, scroll below to see some of our favorite design details from past projects! When you’re ready to get the ball rolling on your own remodeling project, get in touch with our award-winning team. We can’t wait to help you bring your vision to life!
May 20, 2021
Are you hoping to update your home this year? It’s pretty common knowledge that remodeling is more popular than ever right now. In the wake of the pandemic, homeowners are ready to update their spaces and make them work for them like never before.
If you’re in the beginning stages of planning a remodel and feeling overwhelmed, we would love to offer some expert advice. The wild current building and remodeling markets aren’t for the faint of heart, but they’re not impossible to navigate!
Our greatest piece of advice for anyone considering a remodel in the coming year is to plan ahead. All good things take time. Quality, professional, experienced companies are worth the investment, which may result in a slightly longer wait.
Good Design Takes Time
Any major remodel or addition requires careful planning, and a reputable designer or contractor isn’t going to rush the process. From drawing up designs to making selections, creating something beautiful takes time – that will always be true, pandemic or not.
Set Yourself Up for Success
The impact of COVID-19 has increased lead times for some materials, and suppliers are doing their best to catch up. Rest assured, everyone else embarking on a remodel in the coming year will be facing the same challenges!
However, you can set yourself up for success by doing your research, making plans as soon as possible, setting realistic expectations, and working with a trustworthy company that will be upfront with you about the process.
March 18, 2021
When it comes to remodeling, there’s no shortage of home design trends to choose from. Those trends are constantly evolving, but knowing what’s popular can help you develop your own design style and preferences. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to share 5 design trends our team is loving in 2021. Check them out below!
Travel may be on hold for the foreseeable future, but that hasn’t stopped many of us from dreaming of faraway places. Luckily, the internet makes it possible to explore new and interesting locations all over the world. With easy access to diverse cultures and international styles, it’s no surprise homeowners are embracing global influences in their own homes. From the vibrant and rich colors of the Mediterranean to the soft textures and natural wood finishes of Italy and everything in between.
If there’s anything the last year has taught us, it’s that rooms with only one function are incredibly impractical. The solution? Dual-purpose rooms! From home offices that double as guest rooms to indoor-outdoor living areas, multi-functional spaces add value to your home and life.
Woven accents are gaining traction in interior design, and it’s easy to see why! Rattan and wicker pieces like light fixtures and furniture are a great way to bring texture to your home. Best of all, this home design trend can be used both indoors and out for a cohesive design.
Light and bright countertops are a timeless option for any kitchen. That said, dark counterparts offer a bold alternative. Dark, glossy options and deep-toned wood counters are the perfect contrast to light-stained, painted, or white cabinets.
Minimalism has been a popular home design trend for a while now. These days, it’s expanding beyond living spaces and into the kitchen with clean-lined cabinets. Minimalist kitchen cabinets feature a nearly seamless design and touch-release doors and drawers for a hardware-free finish.
Looking to incorporate your favorite home design trends into your home? We’d love to help! Get in touch with our award-winning team to get the ball rolling on your next home remodel.
January 22, 2021
We recently shared some great news; Knight Construction Design, Inc. won a Roma Award and three CotY awards in 2020! Now that the big news is out, we wanted to share a closer look at the project that won a CotY award in the Residential Detached Structure category. Let’s dive in!
When the homeowner approached our team, their exterior lacked curb appeal. The home’s front originally featured an entry structure composed of bulky stucco columns topped with painted wood beams. Because the structure matched the home’s exterior, there was no visual appeal to draw the eye. The oversized columns also blocked natural light, which made the walkway feel dark and boxed in.
Determined to give the home’s exterior new life, our team got to work designing a brand-new structure. We created a natural timber pergola and paired it with a lighter brushed concrete walk. The Douglas Fir structure contrasts beautifully with the exterior of the home to create a welcoming focal point. Slender columns allow plenty of natural light to warm up the front entry. An architectural detail inside the home inspired the custom hand-crafted banding and bolts around the posts. This fun detail gives guests a peek of what’s to come while creating a cohesive design inside and out.
Ready for a closer look at this award-winning custom exterior project? Scroll below to see all the gorgeous details!
When you’re ready to start planning your next home project, get in touch with our team. We’d love to help you get the ball rolling!
November 18, 2020
We are excited to announce that our team won a Housing First MN ROMA Award and three CotY Awards this year!
ROMA Award – Kitchen: $115,000 & Over
CotY Gold Award – Residential Interior: $250,001 to $500,000
CotY Silver Award – Residential Detached Structure
CotY Gold Award – Residential Bath: $75,001 to $100,000
Our team is so honored to be recognized, especially among such talented peers in our local remodeling community. Thanks to our dedicated team and design partners for their incredible work, and thank you to our fantastic clients; this business would be nothing without your continued support.
We count ourselves fortunate to do work that we love, year after year – awards like these are extra icing on the cake!
September 21, 2020
Today, we’re excited to give you a peek inside this sophisticated and modern main level transformation! These homeowners decided their dated kitchen was due for an update, and they reached out to our team to make it happen. While much of the kitchen’s layout didn’t change, the reimagined space is far more functional, open, and accessible.
Working together, we helped the homeowners create a gorgeous kitchen featuring new paint, dark gray cabinetry, Cambria Quartz countertops, eye-catching floating shelves, and elongated matte white subway tile to create a lean modern look. Every inch of the cabinetry interior (pictured below) was considered and designed to maximize this busy family’s storage space. New windows allow more natural light to flow throughout the kitchen, giving it a much-needed “light and bright” feel. Brand-new appliances, including a new range hood, complete the look of this newly remodeled kitchen.
We also updated the living room to create a more cohesive design throughout the main floor. In addition to painting the existing brick fireplace white, we added built-in cabinets and floating wall shelves, which help bring the living room and kitchen together and make the two spaces feel more like one. Our team loved collaborating with these homeowners and helping breathe new life into their space. Scroll below to get a look at the details of this amazing transformation!
Are you ready to start discussing your next home project? Please, reach out to our team.
July 17, 2020
At Knight Construction Design Inc., we know the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you gather with loved ones to enjoy delicious food, discuss your day, and make lasting memories. As experienced professionals in our industry, we also know that even the smallest of details matter and impact how your kitchen performs.
Whether you’re looking to add a little extra elbow room or are ready for a complete redesign, we can help. Our team is knowledgable about all things kitchen, from creating impressive center islands to creative storage solutions to creating cabinet space galore! Armed with our expertise, you’re guaranteed a kitchen that’s as functional as it is beautiful.
If you’re dreaming of a kitchen that finally checks all your boxes, get in touch today! On the hunt for some design inspiration? Scroll below to see some of our favorite client kitchen transformations!
May 13, 2020
Summer is upon us, and there’s no better time to start checking home exterior projects off your list! After all, most of us spend a lot of the summer enjoying our yards. You have to make the most of the beautiful weather while it’s here in the Midwest, right?
Visitors and passersby often form an impression of your home with just a quick glance at the outside. Make sure it’s a good impression by putting effort into the appearance of your home!
Whether it’s a simple update or complete renovation, Knight Construction and Design has been recognized for its home exterior services, including:
– Garage design
– Decks, porches, and sunrooms
– Architectural design and renovation
When you’re ready to tackle the exterior projects on your to-do list (and boost your home’s curb appeal in the process) we’re here to help.
Get in touch with our award-winning team today to learn more about our home exterior services and discuss your project needs. We promise to work closely together to make sure your home is the talk of the neighborhood! In the meantime, keep scrolling for a peek at some of our past projects.
See more of our exterior projects here.
March 9, 2020
Have you heard the news? Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design, has awarded us “Best of Design” for 2020! Our team was chosen by the more than 40 million unique monthly users that make up the Houzz community and selected among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals.
Each year, the Best of Houzz badge is awarded in three different categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Winners of the Design category are chosen based on whose work is the most popular among the Houzz community. As winners of the Design category, our Houzz profile will feature a “Best of Houzz 2020” badge. This badge will act as a symbol of our commitment to excellence and help homeowners identify us as a popular and top-rated design-build company in the Twin Cities region.
“This year’s Best Of Houzz awards go to an incredibly talented and service-oriented group of home remodeling and design professionals, and we’re proud to highlight the winners on the Houzz website and app,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “This award is particularly meaningful as it reflects the sentiment of the millions of homeowners in the Houzz community who are hiring home professionals for their projects across the U.S. and around the world.”
In previous years, Knight Construction Design Inc has received an additional 15 “Best of Houzz” badges.
Best of Design: 2012-2019
Best of Customer Service: 2012-2018
Our team is thrilled to receive this award. Thank you to all of our clients, friends, and fans who supported us!
Find Knight Construction Design Inc on Houzz here, and be sure to get in touch with our team to discuss your next remodeling project. We’d love to help you tackle your home transformation!