One of the good things about having operated Tomco Company since 1979 is that I have overcome all sorts of remodeling challenges. That’s practical, experience-based knowledge that we can apply to your project. But it’s not everything. I also have earned a number of certifications and participated in continuing education over the years to keep…

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Jan and Gary’s Minnetonka house was built in 1960 and they had called it home for the past 21 years. Tomco Company remodeled the kitchen and dining room, banished the pink main bath and created a proper basement suite for their returning grad student daughter. They love it so much they expect to retire in…

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One of the biggest questions when remodeling or creating a master bedroom suite often is where to draw the line. Expanding into adjacent spaces literally comes at a price. It’s important to ask yourselves. What is the resale impact from eliminating a small, unused bedroom? Will we achieve the right storage space where we need…

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Coordinated hand shower, seat and grab bars complete curb-free shower design Phil and his wife are inspirations for aging on one’s own terms. Although in their 80s, both still work outside the home. They mostly heat their house with dead wood harvested from their bucolic 10-acre property. And they are determined to enjoy their peaceful country…

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Choosing the right flooring is important because it covers so much area, gets the most abuse of any surface and literally functions as the foundation of your entire decorating scheme, especially in open floor plans. And unlike the paint on walls and ceilings, you probably will look at the same flooring for 20 years. Besides,…

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Certified Remodeler Tom Schiebout of Tomco Company was honored as the 2014 Minnesota Contractor of the Year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at the organization’s annual Awards Gala on Nov. 20. The Andover contractor earned the coveted CotY recognition in Universal Design for an attractive wheelchair-accessible kitchen remodeling he completed in North St. Paul this…

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You don’t have to be old or disabled to appreciate universal design. Done right, it makes life easier for everyone and without losing points for looks. Some even see universal design as the opposite of early accessible design, which catered to those with physical limitations at the expense of everyone else. The old days were…

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