Each year, NARI-MN presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. This is the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers. This year there were 60 entries that totaled more than $15 million worth of remodeling projects.
New Spaces is proud to announce that the firm has earned a Remodeler of Merit Award (ROMA) from Housing First Minnesota for its KITCHEN PROJECT completed last spring in Minnetonka. New Spaces earned one of the ROMAs presented during Housing First Minnesota’s Building Industry Gala (BIG) Night on Oct. 29 at Mystic Lake Center.
Congratulations to Ed who was recently promoted to Production Manager and Lead Carpenter Ross who we would like to honor in recognition for 30 years at New Spaces.
NEW TEAM MEMBERS
Ali - Lead Designer
Ashley - Lead Designer
Dakotah - Project Manager
Dave - Lead Carpenter
James - Carpenter
Jamie - Intern/Marketing Coordinator
Tate - Project Controller
NEW SPACES FAMILY ADDITIONS
Ashley (Designer) and Dakotah (Project Manager) welcomed Baby Russell on Dec. 28 at 7lbs, 9oz.
Congratulations to Carpenter Dave and his wife Esther on their 7lb, 10oz baby girl born on Jan. 20.
Today and everyday we are thankful for your trust, ambassadorship and for your business! As a small token of our gratitude we offered families a complimentary pumpkin pie from the New Spaces team during the Thanksgiving holiday.
"As I look back on this past fall, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being a part of an amazing team that is thriving in a challenging time for the home and remodeling industry overall. Overcoming adversity is never an easy endeavor, yet every New Spaces employee and all of our trade partners, suppliers and manufacturers have continued to uphold our accredited reputation.
Looking ahead to the new year, I am filled with anticipation for the successes and exciting ventures to come as we settle into our new Edina office, continue to grow as a team and change people’s lives by creating spaces they can truly live in and love.
A special thank you to our industry partners and to New Spaces Founders Doug & Carol Nelson. The Nelsons paved the way towards the legacy of greatness we continue to uphold in the Twin Cities area."
— New Spaces President Shawn Nelson
WHO WE ARE
Founded by Doug and Carol Nelson in 1980, New Spaces is a leading full-service design/build firm serving the metro area. Today, the family tradition continues with the second-generation – President Shawn Nelson. Shawn has served the Twin Cities remodeling and building industry spanning two decades, as the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) President in 2014, and as a Life Director for The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Shawn currently serves as a city council member for the City of Bloomington and as a board member for the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2006, New Spaces received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award and has continued to be honored with industry recognition for design and remodeling projects.
NEW SPACES DESIGN OFFICE: EDINA
On Oct. 28, 2021, New Spaces cut the ribbon to our new design office at Lifetime Work at Edina. With over 120 people in attendance, we celebrated this new chapter with City of Edina Manager Scott Neal, Mayor Jim Hovland, past and present clients, as well as our New Spaces friends and family.
— Edina Mayor Jim Hovland and Skip Thomas join Bjorn Freudenthal for the ribbon cutting.
In this 1978 townhome renovation, New Spaces reconstructed the condo’s kitchen, main level and stairway to better suit the needs of owners Kate and Vince. Located in Minneapolis, the condo underwent a thoughtfully designed and executed makeover, getting the home ready for the next phase of their lives. The owners initially contacted New Spaces with the objectives of increasing natural light, improving the flow of their home, adding countertop space and improving storage capacity.
The Roepke family, owners of this ’78 walk-out rambler, chose New Spaces because they appreciated our design first approach! A key feature of this remodel was a new open floor plan – walls were removed to create flow throughout the kitchen and family room areas. The 3- to 4 season porch conversion eliminate barriers leading to the porch, adding additional connectivity.
A large center island provides flexibility and space for multiple cooks in the kitchen. This project also features Moderno porcelain countertops, an up-and-coming product. Considering the next chapter of our clients’ lives, we added a laundry and mudroom on the main floor to provide true main level living.
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Amy Haugen waited 18 years to renovate her two-story home in Minnetonka. Originally built in 1987, the property’s floor plan was choppy and outdated, and unused spaces neglected to take advantage of the square footage.
Living in the home for nearly three decades, Haugen had ample time to figure out her pain points and the aesthetic she wanted to achieve. Born in Hong Kong, she appreciates the clean lines and smooth surfaces common in Asian interior design, and after meeting with New Spaces she felt they were the right team to bring her modern home dreams to life. “I have grown to develop a deep appreciation for contemporary style and wanted this aesthetic to be displayed even greater in my home,” says Haugen. “I wanted to bring this home into the 21st century with colors and an open floor plan.”