Gordon James

Gordon James
Your First Home Renovation

Do you have a long list of dreamy elements you want in your space? It might be time for some renovations. Whether you’re looking to increase the property value of your home ahead of a sale or closing on a house, there might be a renovation or remodeling project in your future. Here are some ideas to help you find inspiration for your first home renovation:

   Stylish kitchen island in Lake Minnetonka custom home by Gordon James

Maximize Your Existing Space

If you feel as though your home is crowded or you have young children, an open floor plan might be the perfect solution for your family. Are there walls dividing the rooms at the back of your house that be removed to create that coveted kitchen-great room? If you decide to extend your kitchen and great room, make sure the existing house flows into the extension so that your space, storage, and style needs are met.

   Master bedroom in custom home in Orono by Gordon James

Boost the Natural Light

If light is your main concern, a sunroom or screened in porch extension is an option for creating a space with ample light. However, an extension like this may reduce light in your existing spaces. Another option for boosting natural light is installing large windows, which transforms light levels in any room. If a sunroom or large windows aren’t in your design plan, consider installing ceiling lights that simulate outdoor lighting to create the ambience you want in your dream home.

   Custom bathroom in family home by Gordon James in Edina, MN

Transform Your Bathroom

Renovating your bathroom is one of the best important investments you can make. Transforming your bathroom is a fresh way to invite daily joys into your life, nothing will lift your spirit like starting and ending your days in a room you love. From large, show-stopping bathtubs, walk-in showers with seating, and sleek vanity units, your bathroom should be curated to your wants. A spacious bathroom is a relaxing place to start your day and a soothing and serene place to end it. If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, work with our partner, Ferguson. They offer a vast selection of plumbing, lighting, and appliances from today’s top manufacturers, beautifully showcased in their state-of-the-art showrooms. For more information about Ferguson, visit their website or read more about our partnership here. If you’re looking for more inspiration for your renovations, take a look at these beautiful bathrooms.


Remodel Your Kitchen

The kitchen is central to the home, whether you’re renovating your kitchen to help your home sell or to create the kitchen of your culinary dreams, your kitchen can showcase the latest in finishes, design ideas, and amenities featuring marble countertops, detailed custom cabinets, double islands, and spacious floor plans. Pro-grade appliances, thoughtful layouts, gorgeous lighting, architectural elements, and other luxurious elements all elevate your kitchen. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so it needs to be stylish and functional; a place you can host company and hold intimate, family dinners. Look at these beautiful before and after kitchen transformations to discover ideas for your dream kitchen.

   Cozy up your custom home in Orono, MN by Gordon James

Finish Your Basement

Once upon a time, basements were reserved for storage or laundry and other lackluster house functions. No longer, converting these overlooked areas into something more is an excellent way to increase living space without adding extra footage to your home. The basement is an untapped oasis of potential for a home gym, luxury spa, bar, wine cellar, second kitchen, home office, or library. So, as you finish your basement, don’t rule out any of your dream ideas and glance at these luxurious basements for more ideas.


Renovate with Gordon James

Renovating your home can feel overwhelming and it takes time and patience, but if you partner with Gordon James you can achieve the home of your dreams – without moving. For inspiration, ideas, and advice visit Gordon James’ website to see a full range of luxury home interiors and exteriors.

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start renovating your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.