Well-planned and beautifully adorned lower-level spaces are more than just extensions of usable space in our homes. For many homeowners, the basement is a space that represents comfort and enjoyment—an environment for relaxing, unwinding, indulging, socializing, and entertaining. At Sawhill, our approach to every basement finishing and remodeling project centers around the concept of creating a retreat that reflects our homeowners in the best possible way.

From transforming unfinished blank canvases with impeccable design to modernizing previously finished spaces to meet the needs of growing families, Sawhill offers basement remodeling services in St. Paul that take great pride in cleverly addressing the unique needs of basement design including lighting, space planning, and access.

Reimagining Your Basement

Some of the most popular basement remodeling ideas include adding a guest room, storage space, home office, or a playroom for kids. Additionally, in the contemporary era of purpose-driven design, many homeowners are choosing to finish or convert their lower levels into multi-functional spaces accommodating several aspects of work, life, and play—such as guest retreats, wet bar and entertaining areas, game rooms, home theaters, spa-like bathrooms, home gyms and even golf simulators.

Increasing Your Living Space and Property Value

If you’re thinking of remodeling your basement, you’re likely to have many questions pertaining to everything from budget to design. You may also be wondering whether a basement remodel is a worthwhile investment. A mindful interior design team can offer guidance here, too.

From a practical perspective, finishing your basement not only amplifies the amount of usable living space in your home, but also allows you to dictate exactly how that space will be used based on your unique preferences, lifestyle, and other individual aspects. As such, it has the extraordinary potential to improve how you live in your home….and you simply can’t put a price on quality of life.

From a financial perspective, a basement remodel is also advantageous. Depending on the specifics of your remodel, an enhanced basement has the potential to increase your property’s value. In addition to generating higher returns, it can also help you sell your property faster. An experienced interior designer can help you identify the remodeling choices that will make the most sense in terms of dollars and cents while also fulfilling your goals for the space, and even provide financing resources for your project.

Choosing a Basement Remodeling Service

You may also be wondering how to choose the best basement remodeling services in Minneapolis and nearby areas. Basements have unique considerations, such as moisture, electrical work, plumbing, heating and cooling, and lighting. This is why selecting a firm with specialized experience with basement remodeling services is critical. The right design team will guide the entire process, including handling all logistics, communicating with basement remodel contractors, offering basement remodeling tips, managing the budget, and more.

However, less tangible elements also go into the process of choosing the best design team for your basement remodel in St. Paul and its surrounding areas. That’s why it’s also essential to seek out an interior designer or design team with the ability, empathy, and resources to assess your needs, understand your goals, and articulate your vision into an executable design that will exceed your expectations in every way.

Let Sawhill Transform Your Basement

Whatever your desire, our Minneapolis design team has the extensive basement remodel design experience necessary to craft and bring to life a truly remarkable basement space that will enhance how you use your home for years to come. We’re also eager to connect with our clients to create spaces that truly reflect who they are, how they live, and what they love.

If you’re undertaking a basement remodel in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities, or in the vicinity, contact the Sawhill design team to learn more about how we can help you transform your lower level into a space that harmoniously aligns with your family, lifestyle, and your home.




I cannot say enough nice things about Sawhill Kitchens. We hired them in January 2020 to completely remodel our 30 year old kitchen. Sue Palmquist listened to us and designed a fabulous new kitchen that is both beautiful and more functional. She was willing to make changes that we asked for but also was willing to politely stand her ground when she felt we were asking for something that would not be ideal. And this happened because earlier in my career I worked in the kitchen industry, so I had “opinions.” We greatly respected how Sue addressed my opinions and it led to a substantially better result. Sawhill also has a fabulous team of subcontractors that are focused on delivering high quality workmanship while simultaneously treating our home with respect. Everyone should contact them if they are looking for the best people, design and workmanship.

-Greg Pomerantz

Top notch team turned our dream into reality! Great listeners, high quality, professionalism and talent! Such nice people to work with. Even when things didn’t go as expected, they handled everything with grace and it all turned out beautiful! I think our dog misses seeing them, lol!”

-Jill Scholtz

We did a kitchen remodel with Sawhill and are thrilled with the results! Susan was a pleasure to work with in the design process. She gave attention to the little details that make the room super functional as well as attractive. She incorporated our input along with her professional expertise and was willing to give advice on other areas of the home as well to make everything work together. She is the best! The contractors used were also professional and did a great job. Thank you, Sawhill, for a great new kitchen!

-Kathryn Reed

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Give us a call or fill out the contact form for a free consultation to discuss how we can bring your remodeling dreams to life. Our team of experts will be happy to discuss your project and our process, answer your questions and give you the best advice. We look forward to hearing from you.

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