Jacobson Remodeling Finished Projects


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Total Basement Makeover for Lake Harriet Home

The owners loved their new home on Lake Harriet Parkway, but the basement needed major updating, including a wet bar, totally renovated entertainment room, 2 new bedrooms, and a big full bath. They planned on doing a lot of entertaining, so functional space was the most basic requirement.  Read story



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Kitchen Restoring in the Grand 1920s Tudor Style

This project was featured in MplsStPaul Magazine in October, 2011.  Rick Jacobson replicated the original detail of arches and millwork that would have been used in the late 1920s.

The new kitchen created a warm inviting environment for entertaining guests and family. Read story



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A Warm Family Room Just in Time for the Twins

The basement in this home sat unused for years. Cinder block windows did a poor job of brightening the space. Linoleum floors were outdated years ago. The bar was a brick and mortar monster. The remodeling began with a new centerpiece – a gas fireplace to warm up cold Minnesota evenings.  Read story



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Great Wine Closet Using Under-Staircase Space

Wine is one of the few things that can improve with age. But it can also rapidly deteriorate if kept in inadequate conditions. The unused space below a basement staircase was replaced with this state-of-the-art wine closet. A wine connoisseur’s dream. Featured at HGTV.com Read story


Kitchens


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A Kitchen Remodel that Sings the Blues

After a disastrous beginning with a previous contractor who took their money and vanished into thin air, the owners were left with a completely gutted kitchen that consisted only of four walls. They hired Rick Jacobson to rescue them and make their project a reality. Read story



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Kitchen Transformation Creates the Ideal Family Space

The original kitchen in this 1990s two-story traditional home had cabinet peninsulas that made moving in and out and around the kitchen awkward. With their first child on the way, the owners looked to Rick Jacobson for a transformation. They wanted a more open kitchen with comfortable spaces for food prep and cooking, entertaining, and raising a family. Read story



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Warming Up a Cozy Kitchen with Natural Materials

The before and after photos of this project tell the whole story. The location of fridge, sink, and stove didn’t change. What did change was the choice of natural cherry wood cabinets, solid oak flooring, and granite countertops. Read story



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Another Way to Open Up a Kitchen

The owners of this beautiful Eden Prairie Minnesota home were looking to enjoy their beautiful backyard garden and forest views from their kitchen. The problem was the wall between the kitchen and the dining/great room with its three huge windows and great backyard views. Read story



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A Galley Kitchen Remodel Adds Storage Space and Convenience

A galley kitchen places all counters, cabinetry and appliances along one or both long walls. This design makes the most out of long, narrow spaces to create an inviting kitchen for entertaining family and friends. Read story



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Best Use of Space with the Right Blend of Style and Functionality

This remodel features natural granite countertops over the white lower cabinets. Balancing ceiling and under cabinet lighting makes the kitchen more inviting. The remodeled kitchen is both functional and fresh, enhancing both a lifestyle, and property value. Read story


Baths


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Total Master Bath Remodel Features Vaulted Ceiling, Chrystal Chandelier

The remodeling plan began with in-floor heating below 6” X 24” Porcelain planks that look great. The walk-in shower walls are constructed with 12” x 18” Travertine Porcelain tiles. The shower floor, niche, and border were crafted using 2” x 2” slate Porcelain with Travertine pencils (the border treatment). Read story



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Beautiful Master Bath Update Helps Market Home

This remodeling project turned a dated 1980’s bath into a spacious, bright and warm room, and a showcase for real estate marketing. The interior design features updated grey tones with a white Jacuzzi tub and white flat panel cabinets. Read story


 

Family Spaces


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Family Room Addition Featuring Barrel Vaulted Ceilings

Barrel vaulted ceilings were custom-built for a new entry and living/family room. The project included an addition with a four-season porch and home office. Curved specialty windows accented the curved ceiling. A similar style was added to the home’s entryway, which enhanced the home’s curb appeal. Read story



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Carrera Marble Refreshes Living Room Fireplace

Their home came with the original wood-burning fireplace that was showing it’s age. The owners wanted to install gas inserts which are cleaner and much more efficient – just the right kind of warm on cold Minnesota nights. They wanted a new look for their living room, and they wanted to do it right. Read story



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Custom Basement Stairway Enhances Design and Safety

The stairway had been enclosed all the way from the first floor leaving a useless boxed-in space below, like a closet with no purpose. The cement steps at the bottom of the staircase were not evenly spaced. There wasn’t a comfortable landing at the bottom of the stairs that made getting to and from the basement awkward and maybe dangerous. Read story



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Unfinished Basement Becomes an Awesome Man Cave

Dark-stained Maple cabinets, custom tile work, and Granite countertops grace the newly installed wet bar. Multiple ceiling-hung speakers add surround sound for the ultimate movie viewing experience. Read story



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New Fireplace Transforms Cold Basement

A basement may be the most overlooked space for a remodeling project. The design began with a new centerpiece – a gas fireplace to warm cold Minnesota evenings. Adding two leather chairs near the fireplace creates a cozy place for serious book reading or casual entertaining. Read story



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A Wine Connoisseur’s Entertainment Room

Ensuring the quality and security of the owner’s wine collection was the first priority. The remodeled basement needed to become an inviting place for entertaining family and friends. Read story



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Fireplace Enclosure Delivers New Look and Great Value

The new owners had just relocated and loved their new home. But they didn’t love the fireplace. Originally a wood-burning fireplace, it had been converted to a more efficient gas-burning fireplace that clashed with the traditional design of the rest of the home. Read story



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Wrought Iron Railing Adds Flair to Second Floor Bedroom

The wrought iron stairway railing is the first thing you see on the way to the new bedroom, and the most talked about part in this project. It adds just the right dimension and flare to the entire bedroom-bathroom project. And it ties the second floor décor to that of the first. Read story



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A Better Way to Support a Beam

The new Lake Harriet entertainment room required the addition of one column to support an I-beam that supported much of the main floor. Rather than interfere with traffic flow, Rick Jacobson added a steel column that did the work in an interesting way – by adding a column right through the granite countertop. Read story


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It’s a Garage! It’s an Apartment! It’s Both!

Relatives spending the weekend? Daughter moving back in? Could you use a spare bedroom for surprise visitors? Studio apartments are often called mother-in-law apartments, perhaps because they add a degree of privacy. They have their own kitchen, living room and bath. Read story



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Total Home Exterior Makeover Adds Curb Appeal

The owners of this 1960’s split entry rambler loved their home, but now it was showing its age. Bottom line: Their home needed a total makeover. The result is amazing. The owners say that their neighbors have gone out of their way to complement them on the transformation. A realtor even stopped by to see if they were interested in selling. Read story