Josh Carlson
Josh Carlson

At Treasured Spaces, we bring serious value, quality and attention to detail to every home remodeling or new construction project we take on. With a sense of pride and integrity, years of experience and first-class professionalism, we’re the local contractor you can trust to get the job done on time and on budget.

 
Treasured Spaces very own Minnesota Home Remodeler, Josh Carlson, shares why he’s so passionate about home remodeling, his favorite type of houses to build and more! 
 

How’d You Get Started in Home Construction & Remodeling

When I was really young I always liked to tinker with all kinds of stuff in my dad’s garage. He had all his tools in their and I wrecked a lot of stuff basically. But I was out their trying to solve a problem – I needed to build something and I was going to figure out how. Then, I kind of forget about that for a while while a grew up, and then fell back into it later on. I love to look at a problem and see how to fix it, and with remodeling, you get challenges that are right up my alley. So it started at a young age and now my experience from then up till now has helped me. 

What Makes You Excited to Help People Make Their Existing Home int Their Ideal Home?

When we figure out how to do or show them a 3D rendering of what a space can look like, just the joy you see in them and the happiness I can give somebody showing them what’s possible with their home. 

What Are the Current Types of Projects You’ve Been Working on That Are Particularly Interesting? 

Taking something that was built a long time ago, maybe it doesn’t function to today’s standards, and trying to rework it within the space that you have. For example, stairways that look more like ladders, there’s a lot of creative ways to make those more user friendly – you can put what they call “winders” which are stairs that go around the corner, and different things with landings and just getting more creative in general. It doesn’t have to be a straight run of stairs.

When Folks Who Want to Remodel Aren’t Sure Exactly What They Want – How Do You Help Them Find New Ideas and Share Their Taste? 

Pictures are always great – Everybody knows there is a million picture out there of everything you can think of . I ask what they’re looking for and then do they have any pictures that get them excited. Anything that can help draw me in to their way of thinking or how they’re thinking. Pictures help you get a feel for what they are looking for and how to incorporate some of  that stuff into their existing home. Everybody jokes about Pinterest and how everything is on their and there is all this cool stuff, but Houzz has a lot of pictures that are more specifically geared towards home and construction. 

What’s Your Favorite Home to Style

My personal favorite is a storybook cottage with steep roofs and curves. Rounded front doors, little nooks, and cozy spaces. They are probably the hardest to work on however, as curves often equal frustration and these projects can get a little spendy when you’re trying to bend wood around corners and make custom things like cabinets that have curves in them. I think its the intrigue of whats behind that door and whats in that little window up there. 

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Josh Carlson
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At Treasured Spaces, we bring serious value, quality and attention to detail to every home remodeling or new construction project we take on. With a sense of pride and integrity, years of experience and first-class professionalism, we’re the local contractor you can trust to get the job done on time and on budget.

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