Understanding the Remodeling Process

Spring is an excellent time to launch into home improvement projects. The season has changed, allowing those of us in the northland to let our imaginations run wild with projects on both the inside AND outside of our homes. Now is the time to consider ‘what could be.’

In honor of May being National Home Improvement Month, we pulled together home remodeling ‘how-tos’ and inspiring ‘before and after’ images of projects in our portfolio. Prepare to be informed and inspired as our Twin Cities interior design and remodeling team pulls out all the home improvement stops!

Where to Start?

Understanding the Remodel Process

Oh where to begin with a home improvement project! Taking the first step is often the toughest one – deciding to pull the trigger. From there, we guarantee it will get easier once you know the steps involved in the process. When discussing what to expect when you’re considering a home remodel, Che Bella Interiors Founder and CEO, Tracy Hains, comments, “understanding the steps in Che Bella’s process is crucial. We do everything we can to educate our clients about the remodel process, discussing the timeline involved and the critical steps along the way. Clearly setting expectations around schedules and timelines is a major determining factor in client satisfaction.” Our process flows as follows:

  • Initial consultation meetings are the time where you share your vision for the space. Project scope, budget and timelines are discussed, and we provide detail on the Che Bella remodeling or interior design process and associated payment structure.
  • During the design concept phase, dreaming and details converge as your space is measured and photographed. We seek your input on flow, finishes, materials, furnishings, fabrics, lighting and more. The preliminary vision is discussed so that we’re all on the same page before we move forward.
  • Design development with materials and product selections comes next, and the scope of work is created. Planning is in high gear as we gather final estimates from suppliers and our trade partners.

Implementation begins as all the details and planning come to life!  We create an overall schedule/timeline for the implementation of your project.  We coordinate and work closely with each trade partner and are available to answer any and all questions as the remodeling phase unfolds.  

What to know about the remodeling process

Using a Licensed Home Remodeler

We’re often asked why we feel so strongly that homeowners should partner with a licensed professional for their home remodeling needs. While we acknowledge that there are many many things around the home that homeowners can tackle themselves, when it comes to an involved remodel, it’s best to turn to a skilled and trained professional. Not only does working with a professional give you access to the latest materials and trends, but it also gives you peace of mind that the work done in your home will hold up for decades.

In the case of Che Bella, we set ourselves apart by leaning into The Che Bella Difference, providing a high level of personalized service and unmatched quality. The tradespeople with whom we work also share our affinity for high standards and excellent craftsmanship.

Che Bella Interiors Licensed Home Remodeler Burnsville MN

Before and After Inspiration

When you get to the point where you want a change in your home, how do you define your style and determine the required functionality of the space? For starters, Tracy encourages her clients to ‘do their homework,’ researching and identifying examples of styles they are drawn to and understand if these elements are workable with their budget. As a next step, we’ve included images of several ‘before and after’ spaces below to help you refine your direction. See our complete project portfolio for further inspiration.

Everyday Ease Owner’s Suite Bathroom Remodel

This Inver Grove Heights, MN owner’s suite bathroom remodel was designed to ease the everyday routines of a homeowner who often uses a wheelchair. With an eye toward accessibility, our team used Universal Design strategies and ADA-compatible elements throughout the space to dramatically alter how the space is used.



bathroom remodel ada compliant inver grove heights

Lakeside Kitchen and Main Floor Remodel

A coastal design aesthetic greets you as you enter this Lakeside kitchen and main floor remodel on the shores of Crystal Lake in Burnsville, MN. The warmth of French white oak flooring artfully contrasts crisp whites and warm neutrals throughout. A punch of navy makes an appearance if you look closely.



Full Whole Home Remodel Burnsville Lake Home Minnesota

Tailored Boho Lower Level

The homeowners of this Eden Prairie, MN finished lower level project wanted an entertainment area where they could host friends and family. The result? A setting that oozes hospitality with a contemporary boho-inspired vibe that meshes beautifully with the rest of the home. We completed the project with a three-quarter bath adding warmth with a stained vanity, shelving, and niche accents.



The Big Relax Home Addition

The dramatic vaulted ceiling of this delicious Prior Lake, MN home addition was designed to maximize natural light and maintain the flow into the existing living area. The extra height allowed for nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, blurring the line between the indoors and out to create a cozy nature-inspired oasis. Screens were added to bring in the fresh air and custom Hunter Douglas blinds were installed to provide both shade and privacy.



It’s Your Turn!

When the time is right for a home improvement of your own, reach out to the Che Bella Interiors remodeling team. As showcased above, our home remodeling services cover a myriad of household spaces, from bathrooms, to kitchens, basement finishing, home additions and more! 

Our talented team of designers and project managers will take your project from concept to competition, managing each step of the process. Our signature level of service allows us to seamlessly manage the full scope of your project, acting with the utmost integrity and to deliver the highest level of personalized service, ensuring that every detail is covered. Here’s to making your home beautifully yours together!

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