Concept to Completion

The perception of building a new home can be so scary and overwhelming. There are so many options, planning, and endless possibilities. This often detours many people from wanting to build.

Building a new home doesn’t have to be complicated. If you have the proper pre- planning and team up with a knowledgeable builder it makes the process so much easier. Grendahl Design Co. can guide you through the process and create a home that tells your story.

Pre Plan

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As homeowners, you start the pre planning process by determining your budget. it’s helpful to meet with a banker to determine your budget in advance. Also, have a style of house and floor plan in mind. Deciding wether you want a two story, ranch or any other style of home is an important decision and plays a major role in your house cost.

Finding the right neighborhood is also an important step. Our realtor can help you find the perfect lot if you don’t already have one.

Choosing a Floor Plan to Fit Your Needs.

Grendahl Design offers several floor plans to choose from, and each one can be customized. If one of our plans don’t work for you, a custom plan can be designed to fit your needs. In office drafting services is a complimentary service when you choose to build with Grendahl Design Co. We use the best design software to give our clients views of their home before construction even begins. After a selecting a floor plan, a budget is made and custom house plans are drafted for the homeowners. At this time plans will be sent out for bids.

Design and Finishes

Rolling Hills Design Board/Coastal Farmhouse

Once your house plan and budget has been decided on, its time for interior and exterior finishes! Our clients will meet with Sarah at a design center to go over cabinetry, hardware, countertops, and doors and trim selections. There will be other design meetings along the way to decide exterior options, flooring and other interior selections.

Starting the Build

Custom Ranch Home

The first phase of construction will begin with digging, foundation, framing and roofing. Once framing and roofing has been completed homeowners will meet with our electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors to go over the layouts. After rough ins are complete, its time to insulate the walls.

Put Some Color on the Walls

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The next phase is sheet rocking, tape and texture, and painting. Sarah will gather paint samples to help homeowners decide on the perfect shades of color for their home. The best way to choose a paint color is to see it in the space itself. Sarah will narrow down the colors to make selections easy for clients.

Interior Details

Rolling Hills Project

Next is the fun part, the interior details! You’ll get to see all the finishes you choose come together. Cabinets, Doors and trim, flooring, tiling, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and railing will all go in. We coordinate all the scheduling and hire all the sub contractors to make the project run smoothly and in a timely fashion. You get to sit back and enjoy the results.

Final Walk Through

Rolling Hills Project

The Final walk through is the most exciting and rewarding time during this whole process. You’ll get to walk through to make sure everything is done to your liking. Once everything is completed to your satisfaction, all that is left to do is move in!!

The Building process can be overwhelming at times, but we try and make it as seamless as possible. The best part for us is to see homeowners walk into their new chapter.

For more information contact us.
grendahldesign@gmail.com
471-7910 / Roger Grendahl
471-6652 / Sarah Grendahl

How to Create a Gallery Wall

Gallery walls make a such big impact in your home! I love using our family photos, it makes it personal and it’s easy!
1. Use art/photos and frames that have a similar theme to them. This will keep your gallery cohesive.
2. When hanging, Keep in mind that they should be about 1- 3” apart.
3. Trace out your frames onto paper and tape onto the wall. This will save you some nail holes! (I am guilty of skipping this step! But it’s easy to do!) OR lay them out on the floor first, this helps visualize your gallery too.

Use your favorite photos or prints to personalize your space. We took these family photos on vacation in San Diego. I loved taking destinations pictures!

Coastal and Bold

When you enter our Rolling Hills house the first thing you will see is the fireplace wall. So of course it needs to stand out! This is the next phase of the project. The perspective doesn’t include the exact tile around the fireplace, but it’s going to be amazing. I can’t wait to show off the progress soon!

Using this computer program allows us to give clients the most realistic overviews of their house before construction even begins, and also during the construction process. We can input your interior selections to help make decisions easier. This all makes the building and designing process less stressful and sets your mind at ease in knowing the interior selections will look amazing.

Coastal Inspired Master Shower

This master bathroom shower is finishing up at our Rolling Hills spec house! The whole bathroom was inspired by the accent tile in the shower. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I also went bold with the painted cabinets. I was little bit nervous after I ordered them. But once they got installed I was so happy I went outside the box. 2020 is all about the color and I couldn’t be more excited!

Stay tuned for the final bathroom reveal!

Rolling Hills Master Bathroom

I love starting a project designing on my computer program. It’s the easiest way to experiment with ideas! I want our Rolling Hills Master bathroom design to be exceptional, and offer something that you don’t see in other homes.

The safe way would to do white cabinets. I love white cabinets in a bathroom. They are classic and clean. But if I want exceptional, I need a pop of color. Since I’m going with a coastal farmhouse theme, a shade of blue/green will be the fit perfect in the design. Going with black fixtures is timeless and brings in the farmhouse design aspect.

I’m also going to be using some shiplap in the house design. So bringing this feature into the master bathroom will tie the rooms together. This of course, is a conceptual view of how the bathroom will look, and the colors may vary a bit. But I think we are off to a good start! Stay tuned for the custom tiled shower design!! It’s going to be amazing!

Rolling Hills Progress

Our Rolling Hills house has made a lot of exciting progress the last couple weeks! We have a framed and sheeted house with windows, doors, and all the rough in for plumbing, HVAC and electrical is happening. Soon the fun interior choices begin!

Interior finish board

I’m staying very close to my original design board of this house. I’m very attached to it! I can’t wait to see it come to life.

I’ve put a lot of thought into the exterior of this house. I love and appreciate a classic look of a home. So I’ve kept that in mind while choosing the exterior materials and colors.

If this house speaks to you, please contact us! We’d love to show you around. We’ve had so many compliments regarding the floor plan and layout of this house. It’s perfect for a small family or a growing family!

My goal of this whole Design is to bring a family home. ❤️

Rolling Hills Inspiration Board

While most people were off relaxing on Labor Day weekend, I spent the weekend obsessing over the design details of our new spec house. Once I start getting inspired, I can’t quit, and let’s face it, Labor Day sales are hard to pass up!

This board is a sneak peak of what I have in mind. I am so inspired by the coastal Farmhouse style.

I am very excited to bring this house to life! Framing starts in just two weeks!

Rolling Hills

Our next custom spec is currently under construction! I am so excited about the design concept of this house. It will have a coastal farmhouse feel that mixes elements of old and new, using metal, wood, and bright white paint colors to bring this home a clean traditional look.

This home is located on a corner lot in the Country Hills Subdivision. It has established trees with plenty of shade and sunshine. I have to admit, I am a bit envious of this lot. We have been eyeing it for a couple years actually and when it returned back on the market we jumped on it.

This time we are putting the house on the market before it is finished. This will give potential home buyers a chance to add their own personal touches.

I am excited to share the design process of this house with you! Stay tuned to be part of the building process.

My Favorite Room in the House

My husband I built our current house about 3 years ago. When we were deciding on a floor plan, I paid close attention to the kitchen space. Kitchens are my favorite place in any house. Its where I spend most of my time at home. I love to cook, and I cook almost every night. Except Fridays, I like Fridays off.

A large island was my number one priority, and plenty of cabinet space. Our house prior to this one had very little cabinet space. I clearly remember unpacking and sitting there on the floor and wondering what am I going to do with all of my stuff? This kitchen is packed with storage. I no longer have to store my kitchen items in an entry room closet.

Kitchens are not just my favorite place to hang out, they are my favorite room to design. Choosing our cabinet style was easy, but my husband and I couldn’t agree on a wood choice. So we compromised and did two. The island is a statement with the grey stain, chosen by my husband, and I got my warm stained maple cabinets.

I have to say, every morning I come down to the kitchen and I truly appreciate it. Especially when the aroma of coffee fills the room!

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