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Design


The Design Phase Of Our Design-Build Process
Makes Twin Cities Remodeling Dreams Doable

We’re Known For Personalized, Professional
Design Service That Makes Your Priorities…The Priority.


Most Twin Cities homeowners agree the design phase of the design-build process is the most fun (other than the big reveal once your project is complete). Our head Design Consultant couldn’t agree more, and if you head on over to the Meet Our Team page, you can get to know a bit more about them.

Design is part of your project from A to Z..

  • It starts during our initial meetings when we dig into what you’re looking to do and provide a detailed design plan a few days later.
  • Then, after you sign a contract and get your allowances/selection sheets, your vision begins coming into focus.
  • During construction, day by day, you see it being built right before your eyes.

What matters is you work with a firm like ours that makes YOUR needs and priorities…the priority.

It matters because the VAST majority of homeowners aren’t interior designers or experts in Twin Cities residential construction. Our design team is there from Day One to help you discover what you truly want… and then recreate your dream in a stunning yet functional design.

You can learn about the basics of our design process below. Or, if you have more penetrating questions or would like to chat with us directly today, don’t hesitate to reach out and Contact Us. We’re happy to get acquainted.



How We Help You Make Selections

By Replacing “Options Overload” With Expert Guidance


At Executive Remodeling, we don’t try to force you to choose this or that product or material. When it comes time for you to make selections, it’s completely up to you. That said, we also aren’t going to let you get derailed by this freedom that often leads to options overload.

You’re going to get tons of seasoned professional insight, suggestions, recommendations, and guidance during the design phase when all the selections must be made. Let’s use Kitchen Remodeling as an example and this image from our Kitchen Remodeling Gallery for a visual.

Executive Remodeling Design Build Process Minneapolis
  • When all’s said and done, each selection is kept within budget via allowances.
  • We’ll suggest different sources for things like tile, flooring, countertops, etc.
  • Our designer can set aside time for extra help and guidance as needed.
  • We’ll schedule visits with the different trades involved, who’ll share their expertise.
  • You’ll meet with our custom kitchen cabinet maker to discuss layout, wood & door styles.
  • Everything is systematized, and we go step by step, selection by selection.

Once selections are done, and every detail is attended to – along with any changes made during the selection process –  the timeline leading up to the construction phase kicks off. From here, we keep you informed and up to date as things progress, as orders come in (for example, cabinets), and so forth. We WON’T leave you in the dark waiting for the big day to arrive.

While this is a short & sweet explanation of the design phase, it should give you an idea of how it’ll progress. What’s important is you understand we specialize in remodeling ideas, making them realistically doable, and then building them with impeccable craftsmanship.

Please visit the pages linked below to learn more about how we work in a general sense and in the other project phases.



How We Work


The Consultation Phase



The Design Phase


The Construction Phase



Real Reviews From Twin Cities Homeowners
Who’ve Worked With Us

Chris A.


The team of pros and trades were top-notch
We chose Executive after receiving proposals from others for remodeling the kitchen and great room of our townhome – including major plumbing, electrical, hardwood flooring, vent-a-hood, wall and popcorn removal, railing, painting, and setting the stage for a custom European kitchen. Very professional from the first visit, took detailed notes, measured precisely, and came back with a quality proposal, timeline, CAD drawings, and a firm (all-in bid) soon after that. The team of pros and trades were top-notch, knew building codes, and solved challenges modernizing an almost 40-year-old townhome. Our PM was meticulous in scheduling and keeping us informed.

Jayne M.


I’m happy about my Executive Remodeling experience!
I’m happy about my Executive Remodeling experience! I wanted a kitchen remodel and added smaller projects to my townhome. I met with other companies but chose them as their proposal was the most professional and direct. Their initial estimate felt appropriate and remained so. Two things I appreciated were their quick responses to emails/calls and their weekly worker schedule, which were professional, timely, and respectful. I’m delighted with my beautiful new kitchen, pantry, and front closet.

Catherine R.


After many contractors for projects over 30 years, these guys are the best.
Our job was a complete basement tear out to put in drain tile and rebuild. Along the way, we discovered significant complications. Executive was amazingly resourceful and found expertise to address everything with experienced craftspeople. We brought wiring up to code and strengthened our 100-year-old house. We sleep better knowing our basement’s dry, the wiring is safe, and the support structures are sound. They left behind a beautiful space. They’re not the cheapest, but we felt our money was well spent. After many contractors for projects over 30 years, these guys are the best.

Emily P.


We loved our experience with Executive Remodeling!
We loved our experience with Executive Remodeling! Our project was completed seamlessly, with little stress, great communication, and high-quality workmanship.

Bernie A.


The owners of Executive Remodeling were extremely helpful
The owners of Executive Remodeling were extremely helpful and honest in making decisions on our project. They stuck to what was in our budget. The workmanship was excellent. The workers were professional. The job was done very timely. We were extremely satisfied from start to finish. We highly recommend!

Ben K.


Highly recommended. Executive Remodeling renovated my kitchen
Highly recommended. Executive Remodeling renovated my kitchen. I interviewed a few contractors and was frustrated because they quoted prices higher than I wanted. Executive’s designer came to our house and talked to us. She provided a quote within a day or two. When I saw it was nearly 20% less expensive, I was skeptical, but it broke the price down for allowances and such. She walked us through paperwork and helped us pick materials. She was attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. The final price was almost identical to the original.

FAQs Concerning The Design Part Of Design-Build

Important Questions & Answers For Twin Cities Homeowners


Can You Help With Trending Styles & Design?

Absolutely. No one is more in tune with today’s styles and design trends than we are (especially our designers). If you aren’t sure about something or need professional recommendations, we’ll be there to give you options, options, and more options and ensure you understand them and how they’ll fit into your new space overall.

How Will You Make My Goals The Priority?

Your goals are priority from Day One. We don’t attempt to steer or influence the goals of the homeowners who work with us in any way. Instead, we work to make them a reality. From your first call or email to our office to our initial consultations and detailed plan/estimate, everything is centered on doing outstanding work and providing you with a pleasant, personalized experience.

What If I Don’t Like Your Initial Design Or Plan?

While this is extremely rare if it happens, we simply LISTEN carefully to your concerns and then do our best to incorporate and accommodate them – as long as it’s within coding restrictions. Folks don’t turn down our designs because they’re completely based around their preferences, styles, and choices. It’s usually more about accommodating city laws, especially when you’re talking about Home Additions or Whole-House Remodeling.

Will You Give Suggestions On Space Optimization?

Of course. Our team has extensive experience in residential construction. Just let us know what your goals are (ex: “I want to utilize my finished/unfinished basement…for more space!”), and we’ll go through all the options and considerations for each until we find a workable solution.

Will You Use Cost-Saving Measures Along The Way?

We don’t try to boost or shrink costs unless we’re asked about specific things. For example, let’s say you’re unsure what countertop materials to choose. We’ve given you the full range of options and an allowance to stay within budget, but if you want to know how to get the most value for less, that’s fine. We’ll share our insight into materials and benefits and then help you make the final choice. While we help manage costs, they’re ultimately your decision. If you want something more expensive, we can do that. Alternatively, if you want something less expensive that doesn’t risk the quality of our workmanship, we can accommodate that as well.

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Realize Your Dream

Since 2005, our team of proven, experienced home renovation experts has been creating home remodeling masterpieces throughout the Twin Cities area. If you’re ready to take your home to the next level, you can trust Executive Remodeling to get you there with grace and style. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you and your family.

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