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Complimentary Home Show Tickets

Murphy Bros. Designers & Remodelers will be the the Minneapolis Home Building and Remodeling Expo. If you are thinking about updating your home, or interested in seeing the latest home improvment trends, prodcuts, and services, this is a can't mis event.


Trends in Remodeling

I recently received a request from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) on behalf of a Twin Cities publication asking for my input on trends in remodeling .  This is what I sent them: I have been a Designer / Remodel Consultant with Mur


Linwood Lake Remodel updates...

The Linwood Lake project has progressed into siding and cornice on the exterior and the interior walls are primed and ready for the doors and millwork to be installed. There were some tracks from a large deer pressed deeply into the newly graded soil o


New Murphy Bros. Newsletter

Interested in what is happening at Murphy Bros.?  The fall newsletter was mailed to our client base last week and now is available online.  Feel free to take a look:  Fall '09 Newsletter


John Murphy on the Radio

John Murphy, Murphy Bros. President and CEO, recently  appeared on the Roof-to-Deck Home Show on Business AM1570, with host Mike Hilborn.  


Bruce Springsteen and Cambria

I had the pleasure of attending the Bruce Springsteen concert last Monday night at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. I was invited to view the concert from the Cambria USA suite. My host, Cambria rep Lisa Weck, told us that because their view from the suite is


Energy Efficiency and Lighting

With each remodeling project I do, whether small, medium or large, I evaluate each client's goals and balance that with their budget to present options and make recommendations. Lighting design and selections are very important elements of that design pro


Tax Savings

31 Mar 2009 | Tags :Economy, remodeling, Taxes, up and coming

April is here!  Spring is here!  This is the season for flowers, birds returning, splashing in puddles (or stomping perhaps, like my 5-yr old boy!) and sunshine.  I say this on March 31st½and it snowed today!   April also brings with it the thought of tax


Radiant Heating 102: Types of Installation

"Wet" floor installation Methods Cables or tubing are embedded within a solid floor, either in a thick concrete foundation slab (commonly used in "slab" ranch houses that don't have basements) or a thin layer of concrete, gypsum, or other material install


Radiant Heating 101

Many of our clients are looking for inexpensive ways to add value to their remodel with an extra, finishing touch.  The focus of this 2 part entry is on radiant floor heating - an add-on that can make a great room even greater! Radiant Heating 101 In gen



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