Rustic Kitchen Remodel

Rustic Kitchen & Laundry Room Remodel

We're back with another exciting remodeling project! Our team recently helped these owners reimagine their home with a stunning kitchen and laundry room makeover — and we have to say, we love everything about this remodel! With a functional layout, plenty of storage, and an array of unique design details, we're confident the homeowners will enjoy their new kitchen and laundry for years to come! Some of our favorite features include:
  • - Rustic-stained custom cabinets and matching millwork
  • - Drink station with glass cabinet doors and interior lighting
  • - Undercabinet lighting
  • - Durable countertops that add visual interest to the space
  • - A spacious kitchen island that doubles as a food prep area and seating for guests
  • - Stainless steel appliances
  • - Built-in mudroom bench
  • - Chalkboard wall for meal planning, schedule reminders, and more
  • - Ample counter space and storage in the laundry room
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Whole Home Remodel in Hopkins, MN

Hopkins Whole Home Remodel We have another exciting project feature to share today! Our team recently completed this whole home renovation in Hopkins, Minnesota. The homeowners purchased the property and wanted to remodel it to make it their own — and our team was more than happy to help! We partnered with Martha O'Hara Interiors to bring the homeowners' vision to life. There's so much to love about this newly remodeled home; with plenty of elegant design details found throughout, it's the perfect blend of modern and timeless. Some of our favorite features include:
  • - Two-tone kitchen cabinetry
  • - An oversized kitchen island that doubles for food prep and hosting guests
  • - An eye-catching black brick fireplace flanked by custom built-ins
  • - Expansive windows that allow for an abundance of natural light
  • - Incredible millwork craftsmanship throughout
  • - A spacious primary bathroom with a walk-in tile shower and soaking tub
  • - Patterned tile floors in the guest bathroom and laundry room
  • - His and hers home offices
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Project Feature: Bloomington Kitchen Remodel

We're excited to finally share the details of a stunning kitchen transformation we recently completed in Bloomington, Minnesota! Prior to the remodel, the kitchen of this townhouse was outdated, small, and closed off from the rest of the main level. The homeowner's biggest goal was to create an open kitchen with a view of the deck from the sink instead of a wall. To accomplish that goal, we reimagined the kitchen layout, removing the wall separating the kitchen from the entry and living room and adding a peninsula for the sink. The new kitchen layout suits the home perfectly! One of our favorite features is the wood beams, which add a lot of character and detail to the space. The white quartz countertop and painted cabinetry contrast perfectly with the stained range hood and open shelving, which carries over to the built-ins surrounding the fireplace. The repositioned sink offers a clear view of the patio while allowing plenty of natural light into the kitchen. Want a closer look at the design details? Scroll below to see the before and after images of this beautifully remodeled kitchen! When you're ready to begin planning your own remodel, contact our team at any time! Cabinets: Dura Supreme; Countertops: Cambria Quartz; Photo Credit: Ehlen Creative 


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5 Tips for Timeless Kitchen Design

Remodeling your kitchen is exciting, but there's also a lot to consider. Not only is a kitchen remodel an expensive project, but it involves altering a central room in your home. The last thing you want is to be unhappy with the completed design. At Knight Remodeling, our goal is to help you create a timeless kitchen design that outlasts fads and continues to meet your needs for years to come. In other words, we design your space with the future in mind. Get our tips for creating a timeless kitchen design below!

Make It Functional

The kitchen is easily one of the hardest working rooms in your home, so it's essential that it's as functional as possible — and it all starts with the layout. When designing your kitchen, consider the kitchen triangle, which consists of the oven, fridge, and sink. These elements create the anchor from which the rest of your kitchen flows and help you establish a successful workflow that stands the test of time.

Trade Short-Lived Trends for Longevity

It's easy to get caught up in all the new and exciting kitchen design trends. However, designing a timeless kitchen means making smart design choices. But, that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it! You can easily add a new twist to timeless design elements, like installing a classic white subway tile in a herringbone pattern.

Choose High-Quality Materials

When selecting cabinetry, countertops, and the like, it's important to invest in products that last. For example, custom cabinets are typically constructed with higher-quality materials and better craftsmanship than prefabricated options. On that same note, quartz is an excellent choice for countertops because it looks good and can withstand daily abuse from spills, food prep, hot pots and pans, and more. Investing in high-quality materials sometimes comes with a higher cost upfront but will save you from having to replace items just a few years down the road.

Give it Character

Creating a timeless kitchen design doesn't have to be boring. There are many ways to infuse personality and character into your kitchen design, including your hardware and finishes. This part of kitchen design often gets overlooked, but the hardware and finishes you select play a significant role in tying everything together. Antique brass hardware and finishes add visual interest and warmth to dark cabinetry, while matte black finishes lend a modern touch to lighter-hued kitchens.

Build a Solid Foundation

With the correct foundational elements in place, keeping your kitchen up-to-date requires making style adjustments versus a full-scale renovation. Giving a timeless kitchen design a facelift is as simple as swapping out artwork, accessories, textiles, and other decorative pieces. If you want to upgrade your home with a timeless kitchen design, we'd love to help. Get in touch with our award-winning team anytime to get started! Read More

Project Feature: Modern Main Level Transformation

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.  

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Project Feature: Minnetonka Main Level Transformation

We're excited to finally share the details of this stunning main level transformation our team recently completed! The homeowner of this Minnetonka, Minnesota rambler, felt like her main level had become dated and a little cramped. The original floor plan featured a large fireplace that extended from the basement up through the roof, which separated the kitchen and family room. To create a more functional, open floor plan, we removed the entire fireplace structure. Once we started demolition on the main level, our team found some structural issues with the roof. The repair required removing and rebuilding the roof structure in the middle of winter. Despite the setback, the final design turned out beautifully! We love the mix of white cabinets with stained cherry, which adds warmth and depth to the space. The kitchen is so much more functional now, thanks to the ample counter space and a generous island topped with a gorgeous quartz countertop. Creative storage solutions in the drawers and cabinets keep the kitchen organized and clutter-free.  The great room's wood beams and fireplace mantle perfectly complement the built-ins and give the space character. Rounding out this main level transformation is the newly remodeled sunroom, which features shiplap and wood beam ceiling accents. Our team had so much fun working on this project, and the homeowner was a joy to work alongside! She knew her vision was from the beginning, which made it easy for us to bring it to life. Keep scrolling for a closer look at this newly renovated Minnetonka rambler—and be sure to get in touch with our team to discuss your next remodeling project. We'd love to help you complete your home transformation! Design Details Cabinets: Modern Design Cabinetry Fireplace: Sherman Masonry Countertops: Cambria Appliances: Warners' Stellian


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Year in Review: Looking Back at 2019


The holidays are around the corner and with them, a brand-new year. As we enter this season of giving and gratitude, we've begun reflecting on our favorite moments from 2019.

There are so many unique things that made it a fantastic year, and we'd like to say thank you to our dedicated team, trade partners, and wonderful clients. We are truly grateful for your support and look forward to all the great memories to come in 2020.

Until then, we hope you enjoy a peek at the moments we've highlighted below!


1. Heart of the Home: Kitchens


We've said it before, and we'll say it again; the kitchen is the heart of the home. So, it's no surprise some of our favorite projects from 2019 revolved around the kitchen. We loved helping our clients design spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful!

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2. Best of Houzz and NARI Regional CotY Winner

  Best of Houzz and NARI Regional CotY Winner

We couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate some big wins in 2019! Knight Construction Design Inc was selected from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals to be awarded "Best of Design" by Houzz. In addition, we won 2 CotY awards in 2019: CotY Regional Winner for Region 3 North Central for Residential Interior $75,000 to $150,000 and Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000.

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3.  Designer Highlight by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

  Designer Highlight by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Our talented designer, Kristen Peck, was featured by Dura Supreme Cabinetry in their Designer Highlight series on Facebook. Our team had a blast bringing this client's stunning two-tone kitchen design to life!

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4. Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase


Our team participated in the 2019 Fall Remodelers Showcase with this gorgeous home remodel. We took a dark, inefficient kitchen and made it brighter and more functional for a busy family of five.  Some of our favorite features are the white custom cabinetry, Ceaserstone countertops, and brand-new hardwood floors.

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5. Project Photos and Cute Puppy Visit


Project Photos and Cute Puppy Visit

We loved how this warm Afton home remodel turned out, so we were more than happy to visit and snap some project photos. The only thing that made it better was the chance to see the homeowner's pup, Howard, again!

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6. 2019 CotY Gold Award Winner

  The year is coming to a memorable end with a 2019 NARI CotY Gold Award win for a residential interior from #250,000-$500,000! Thank you to NARI MN for the recognition, and congratulations to our incredible team on their hard work being celebrated!

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2019 Parade of Homes Fall Remodelers Showcase: Sept 27 – 29

With the hazy days of summer drawing to a close, we're officially heading into fall. While we're not ready to let go of days spent at the lake, there are many reasons to be excited about fall. Our favorite? The 2019 Fall Remodelers Showcase is right around the corner and we can't wait to share our latest home remodeling project with you!

2019 Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase Entry #22 2398 Cherrywood Road, Hopkins, MN 55305 September 27-29, 2019 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM

This remodeling project started with a dark, inefficient kitchen. The homeowners wanted to breathe new life into their space with a timeless and classic design. To make the kitchen brighter and more functional for this busy family of five, we add brand-new white custom cabinetry topped with Ceaserstone countertops, as well as paneled appliances and a 48" BlueStar range. We also removed the soffits and extended the cabinets to the ceiling. In addition to creating more storage space, this also draws the eye upward while making the kitchen appear larger.  New hardwood floors were installed throughout the main level of the home. Topping it all off is a newly remodeled three-season porch featuring new tile floors and in-floor heat perfect for Minnesota winters. The Fall Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase only last three days, so don't miss your chance to see this beautiful kitchen transformation in person. The Knight Construction team will be on-site to answer questions about the home or chat about ant upcoming projects you may have. See you there!



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Remodeling for the Test of Time

Remodeling your home requires a pretty big investment and it's safe to say you want your new space to look great for years to come. While it can be a pricey process, it's important to consider the long-term benefits of remodeling your home. Aside from breathing new life into an outdated design, remodeling can help you fall in love with your home all over again. Other benefits include:
  • Making your home more comfortable to live in
  • Redesigning your space to be more functional
  • Increasing the value of your home
  • Potentially making it easier to sell down the road
  • Creating more living space or storage as needed
  • Saving money by improving your home's energy efficiency
  • Improving your home's curb appeal with a few exterior updates
Using the following tips will help guarantee your remodeled home stands the test of time.

Hire an Experienced Remodeling Contractor

Not every remodeling contractor is created equal. Whether they lack the skills or don't understand your overall vision, picking the wrong contractor can lead to disaster. While interviewing potential contractors, ask to see examples of past projects. This will help you get a feel for their work and if their style is a good fit for your project. You can also ask for references from past clients or check out the Better Business Bureau website for any negative feedback. Another thing to keep in mind is you get what you pay for. While it's important to find a contractor that fits your budget, be cautious of those who are cheap and available right away.

Don't Get Too Trendy

While we're big fans of incorporating trends into home design, we recommend proceeding with caution. Trying to do too much at once can make your space look busy and unfocused. A good rule of thumb is to select one or two trends you love rather than a vast array. Another downside to trends is accidentally picking one that doesn't have staying power. If that happens, your space will quickly look outdated and you're forced to either live with it or invest more money to update it. With that in mind, it's a good idea to stick with timeless classics for more permanent materials like floor coverings and tile. Doing so not only ensures your remodeled space will stand the test of time, but can also help trendier selections pop.

Invest in High-Quality Products

Ensuring your investment doesn't go to waste is vital. One way to protect it is to opt for high-quality products. This doesn't always mean purchasing the most expensive products, though. When selecting products and materials, do your homework. Find out what you can about the brand, read reviews, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Picking products with warranties is also a beneficial way to protect your investment. The peace of mind a good warranty offers will make it easier to justify the price of more costly products and materials. Thinking about remodeling your home? We'd love to help! Get in touch with our award-winning team to learn more about our remodeling process. Read More

Should You Remodel or Move?

Your home isn't just a big investment; it's where you spend your time making memories. With that in mind, loving your home is important. If you've been experiencing bouts of house envy lately, it might be time to make some changes. The question is, do you remodel or move? There are a lot of factors to consider but weighing the pros and cons can help you decide which choice is right for your family.  

The Pros of Moving

  Moving Offers the Chance for a Fresh Start Have you been craving a new adventure in a different city? Are you tired of the same old? If so, moving may just be the fresh start you've been looking for. A New Home in a New Location From unwelcome changes in the neighborhood to long commutes, there are many reasons you may be unhappy with your current location. Regardless, cosmetic changes won't make you love your neighborhood. If that's the case, moving is more than likely the best option. Building Your Dream Home Unfortunately, there are times when no amount of remodeling will make you want to stay in your current home. Purchasing a home built to spec lets you customize it to suit your unique style and needs.  

The Cons of Moving

  Selling Your Home Can Be Costly Realtor fees and moving costs are generally expected when selling your home, but there are many other costs to consider. For example, you may need to purchase appliances, furniture or decor to fit your new home's design. Moving is Stressful and Time-Consuming Moving means unpredictable showings, endless packing, and a lot of cleaning. In addition, moving can require you to take time off of work, especially if there are tight closing deadlines. You May Not Sell Your Home for Asking Price If you live in an older home, be prepared to make some updates in order to sell your home for the desired price. At the very least, you may need to make concessions on things like flooring or appliances to the seller so they can make their own updates. You May Have to Make Sacrifices Finding a home in your price range that checks every box on your list may be easier said than done. Knowing what you want is great, but be prepared to make some sacrifices.  

The Pros of Remodeling Your Home

  Staying in Your Neighborhood Perhaps on the biggest benefits of remodeling is getting to stay in the neighborhood you adore. If you love your home's location and have come to rely on your neighbors, remodeling might make more sense than moving. Replicating the comfort that comes from knowing your neighborhood and the people in it can be difficult. Redesigning Your Space to Fit Your Needs After living in your home for a while, chances are you know exactly what you need to change in order to make you happy. Whether that's a few tweaks here and there or a complete overhaul, redesigning your space could be exactly what you need to fall back in love with your existing home. No Moving Expenses or Tight Timelines Moving can be a very expensive ordeal. From securing a moving truck to realtor fees, even the smallest of costs start to add up. When you add in the stress of trying to find a new home while selling your current one, you might just begin to wonder if it was worth the hassle. Though remodeling can be expensive too, there's often a lot less to juggle.  

The Cons of Remodeling Your Home

  Living in a Construction Zone Remodeling your home often means living in the middle of a construction zone. While the project is underway, you can expect to deal with dust, noise, and a little chaos until it's complete. Unexpected Expenses Remodeling your home can stir up some costly surprises, especially if you plan to tear down walls or relocate existing plumbing. However, leaving a cushion in your remodeling budget to cover hidden expenses is an easy way to prepare for any issues that may arise.   While there are pros and cons to both sides, deciding whether to remodel or move is a choice only you and your family can make. If you think remodeling is the right choice for you, get in touch with our team. We'd love to chat!  Read More