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Move or Remodel?

To move or not to move—that is the question. The answer?

Of all the decisions in a remodel project perhaps the toughest one of all is whether to invest in your current property or look for greener pastures somewhere else.


Designer's fresh perspective unlocks home's true potentional

We know our homes so well, we might imagine we understand exactly how to make them better. But this familiarity can just as easily limit our vision.  It's hard to think outside the box when it's packed with so many memories and habits. Unimagined Possibi


Roseville woman moves up without moving out

Lynn Geadelmann wanted a brighter, more open home that would be better suited to entertaining and integrated with the outdoors. Rather than move from her long-time Roseville neighborhood near her  tennis club, she recruited Murphy Bros. to transform the p


Award-Winning Designer Cherie Poissant on Entertaining Kitchens

With the shift to more indoor activities and planning holiday gatherings, we asked Murphy Bros. designer Cherie Poissant what she considers when designing kitchens for clients who love to entertain. Here's what she said: Cherie Poissant FLOOR PLAN It is


Competitive Bidding - Less Than You Bargain For?

Consumer advice columns will tell you that seeking competitive bids is the standard approach to get the best price for a remodeling project. But it also has some unfortunate consequences that go well beyond the pitfalls of choosing the cheapest proposal.


Accessible design boosts comfort, safety, and resale appeal

You don't have to be disabled to appreciate the benefits of universal design and aging in place features in your next remodeling project. Whether you want to adapt your home for retirement or just make it more welcoming for visiting parents, Murphy Bros.


The Brilliance of Design/Build

Design/Build VS Design-Bid-Build The Design/Build process has gained great acceptance in residential construction over the last few decades. This method emerged in the 1970's as an alternative to Design-bid-build and now is used in a significant par


2012 Market Leader Award

Professional Remodeler magazine has named Murphy Bros. Designers & Remodelers as a 2012 Market Leader in the Twin Cities area. The 2012 Market Leaders program recognizes the top remodelers in 20 of the largest remodeling markets in the U.S.  "It is an hon


Year End Opportunity

Have you put off shingling the roof trying to stretch another year out of it? Are you finally tired of that bath with a couple of loose tiles in the shower?   2011 is almost over and that means that our promo with GE Capital is about to end.  There is sti


Mbros. Fall Newsletter

Just published, Murphy Bros. Fall Newsletter. Check out our featured kitchen, a Minneapolis condo remodel, and a less than conventional chili recipe.



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