It's not unusual for us to have a little concrete work to contend with, but this takes the cake! The home owners needed an egress in a basement bedroom, and this was the best spot for it, so we made it happen. Looks pretty nice, too!
The final installment of our Mac-Groveland basement remodel project. Enjoy your tour of the finished product! Finishes include reclaimed wood on the custom-made barn doors and fireplace, luxurious smart strand carpet in the living areas, custom tile in the bathroom, and high-efficiency LED lighting throughout.

Read Mac-Groveland Basement Remodel Part 1: "Before"
Read Mac-Groveland Basement Remodel Part 2: "Rough-In"
Read Mac-Groveland Basement Remodel Part 3: "Covering"
One of the most gratifying things about working in the construction industry is being able to start with an unfinished space and transform it into something awesome. In this case, it was a little corner of a basement that was used primarily as storage. The owners wanted to add another bathroom and we were hired to make it so! The 3/4 bathroom features a custom tile shower and heated floor, a new toilet and handsome vanity, lighting, and a bath fan. Simple, comfortable, and tasteful. We know they'll be happy with their new bathroom for years to come!
We started with this basement storage area...
...and transformed it into this beautiful 3/4 bath!
Thanks to our happy customers, Greene Construction has won all of Home Advisor's top awards.  We are humbled and so very thankful to all of our loyal customers who took the time to leave us reviews and ratings! We would be nowhere without you.

Thank you!
-Damian Greene, CEO
Part 3 of our Mac-Groveland basement remodel project finds us at the "covering" stage. This is a milestone because it means that we're past the tipping point of the project. Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and building inspections have all been passed, and we're starting to close up all of the walls. First, of course, comes spray foam insulation, which is the absolute best type of insulation for a basement. Not only does spray foam have superior R value, but it acts as a vapor barrier and keeps moisture at bay. Any water that penetrates the foundation will be directed down into the drain tile and pumped out of the home. 

Other steps in this stage (not pictured)
  • After the drywall was hung, a specialist spent about a week mudding and taping the entire basement. That process effectively covered all of the seams and fasteners, and masked any imperfections in the sheetrock itself.
  • After drywall was completed, the tiling in the bathroom began. The in-floor heat was laid and covered with a thin layer of self-leveling concrete to smooth out the floor in preparation for tile. Moisture-resistant Durock was hung in the shower (instead of drywall). The shower was tiled using white subway tile, and the floor was done using a white hexagonal mosaic.

Stay tuned for the "after" project photos coming in part 4!
Read Mac-Groveland Basement Remodel Part 1: "Before"
Read Mac-Groveland Basement Remodel Part 2: "Rough-In"
This is part 2 of our Mac-Groveland basement remodel project, featuring the rough-in stage of building. This includes framing all of the walls and installing electrical, plumbing, and heating lines. The biggest piece of this stage was tearing up the floor in the bathroom to run all of the plumbing, and then re-pouring it to achieve the desired slope and level for the roll-in shower. 

Read Mac-Groveland Basement Remodel Part 1.
Greene Construction has been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award twice for 2014 in the categories of Windows and Egress Windows! We are honored to receive this award for the third straight year! 

Did you know? Less than 5% of companies on Angie's List receive the Super Service Award, which is awarded to companies that maintain an "A" average on both the reviews for the award year as well as on their overall reviews. Greene Construction has won the award in multiple service categories, including: Roofing, Windows, and Egress Windows.

One of our big projects is a full basement remodel on an older 2-story home in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul. This is the first of four updates, and features the "before" photos. We are adding a family room with two new windows and wells, a gas fireplace, and reclaimed wood mantle and lapboard feature wall. Custom barn doors lead to the laundry area and bedroom. The bedroom features a full egress window, closet, and direct access to the bathroom, which is a spacious 3/4 featuring a roll-in shower with custom tile, and beautiful finishes. We are excited to share the story of this project with you over the next month. Check back soon for the next update!
We've got our egress windows in full display at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show! Come visit us in booth 1012 to check out the different kinds of egress windows we can install in your home. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss all of your home improvement ideas, and schedule a free estimate on the spot.

Bring the kids in to play the "fire drill" game to win a Greene Construction firefighter's helmet!

Greene Construction will be at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center Feb. 25th through March 1st. We're located in booth 1012 which is near the western entrance, second row in (see the map below). This year we will be hosting an interactive game for kids, called "Beat the Fire with Greene Construction!" in which children can win a firefighter's hat if they safely escape through the egress window!

We'll have experts on hand to discuss all of your home improvement projects. We'll also be raffling away gift cards, giving away discount cards, and, of course, free candy! 

We hope you'll stop by for a visit!