November 5, 2018 Colleen Bursaw
October 2018

1. Grand Prize: $5,000 remodel provided by Castle Building & Remodeling. Winner: Felicia Anderson

2. Custom Vanity Replacement: Vanity from The Woodshop of AvonCambria countertop with Kohler sink and faucet. Includes design, demo and install by Castle Winner: David Salzer

3. $1,000 Gift Certificate to Field Outdoor SpacesWinner: Kerby Pettinelli

4. $1,000 Gift Card to Warners’ Stellian.  Winner: Anne Obst

5. $1,000 Gift Card to All Inc.  Winner: Christine Homsey

6. Custom Closet System from The Woodshop of Avon ($1,000 retail value).  Winner: Brian Samuels

7. $500 off any solar project by All Energy Solar.  Winner: TBD (Go check your email!)

8. $500 Gift Card to Castle’s Salvage Room.  Winner: Rochelle Gresafe

9. Medallion AKA Accent Backsplash above Stove. Tile from American Olean. Installation by Castle.  Winner: Frank Douma

10. Sonos One Speaker from JZ Electric & Homelink EntertainmentWinner: Jocelyn Bell

11.  $100 Gift Card from Clay SquaredWinner: Colleen Brown

12. $100 Gift Card to Cabela’s, provided by Lampert Lumber.  Winner: Greg Kaelyn

13. $100 Gift Card to Menards, provided by Minneapolis GarageWinner: Ross Hyde

14.  Cambria Wine and Cheese Basket.  Winner: Lynda Lundstrom

15. iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi connectivity, provided by Castle.  Winner: Susan Haataja

16. Cutting board and 4 pint glasses from The Woodshop of Avon.  Winner: Catherine Chun

You Voted on Tour… and the Winner of Best in Show is….

1st Place: H6 1559 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Most visitors to this whole-house remodel were impressed with the open floorplan as well as Castle’s craftsmanship replicating the coffered ceiling from elsewhere in the home. Congratulations, Ashley Hansen, designer of this project!

2nd Place: H3 3123 Hayes Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
Numerous people commented on the overall transformation of the space and how dramatic it was. Congratulations, Amanda Reinert, designer of this project!





PROJECT FEATURE:  Split Level Upper Floor Remodel

New owners brought a new vision for this 1986 Golden Valley home. Part of the vision was to reconfigure the main level to better accommodate their lifestyle. This was accomplished by making the kitchenette, kitchen, dining room and living room one large open space. Two large kitchen islands now become the focal point which welcome people in.


Another substantial change has been the combination of two bedrooms to make one large master suite. The master suite now includes a bedroom, large master closet, multipurpose room and the master bathroom has almost doubled in size. The idea behind the master’s multipurpose room is that it can function as an office or sitting room or baby’s room.

In addition to the layout changes is an overhaul of the main level finishes. New materials have been selected to create a simplistic and neutral backdrop which transformed the space into a modern design aesthetic.


This remodel has created a space that is to set the tone for revamping the home’s exterior and basement. The main level and entryway is now the space these new homeowners envisioned spending the next twenty plus years.

Designed by: Ashley Hansen


Separating this home’s master suite from the rest of the home is a beautiful sliding barn door. Here’s how we did it:

We reused one of their existing swing doors and modified it by filling in the hinge grooves and filling in the knob hole. We also primed and painted all sides of the door. Then, the door was hung using a track from Signature Hardware: Model # 939903, 6′ length, Stainless steel.

Get this look by doing it yourself or giving Castle a call!




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