Giving Thanks this Holiday Season

Cozy spaces, crafty kitchens, and so much to be thankful for!

The snow has arrived, Christmas lights are lining the streets, and holiday jingles play softly everywhere we go. The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and that means a few things. First, with nightfall beginning around 4 PM, us Minnesotans are spending more and more of our time indoors. This in turn leads us to put more thought and effort into how our home looks, and make it comfortable and festive for the holidays. Second, the holidays bring an uptick in planning…planning for holiday events, dinner parties, or hosting family for the weekend. Third, it’s the season of giving thanks and we are especially thankful this year. We are thankful for our clients, for our employees, and for the architects, interior designers, subcontractors, and vendors who help us create the beautiful homes our clients make lifelong holiday memories in.

In our opinion, one of the best parts of the holiday season is preparing your home for the holidays. Some of our clients “cozy up” their homes with an assortment of textures and materials, while others add design elements like fireplaces, timber and stone to create a warm ambiance.

Turning your home into a holiday oasis is exciting, but keeping your home organized is vital this time of year. Holiday events run much smoother when you are able to have extra counter space or hiding messy meal prep in a Butler’s Pantry. Extra ovens or dual refrigerators make holiday hosting manageable. How many of you have had to use the frigid outdoors as a last resort for a refrigerator?

Along with preparing the meal, gathering around the dining table is a big part of the holidays. Decorating the table, unpacking the holiday settings, fitting enough seats for everyone, and all the details in between is a large task! If you’re looking for dining room inspiration, check out this blog, Dining Rooms to Love. Below are a few examples of kitchens and dining tables that are great for hosting and are sure to get you thinking about your holiday party plan!

Festivities and holiday cheer make this time wonderful, but it’s also a time to give thanks to those who have impacted and inspired you over the past year. For us at Nor-Son Custom Builders, we are extremely thankful for our clients. Each year we are inspired by our genuine and creative clients who trust us to build their dream homes. In addition to that, we are proud to create relationships with our clients that extend well beyond the completion of their project. Below you can read testimonials from some of our wonderful clients.

Our experience building with Nor-Son was excellent. Having done numerous other construction projects in the past, we knew that their attention to detail was exceptional, and they cared as much about the finished product as we did. They not only completed the project on-time, but they continue to be incredibly responsive post-completion which is invaluable.”

“We couldn’t have dreamed of a better design-build team, from conception to reality, our home is truly exactly what we wanted and so much more. Our home is so well built, and everything was centered around our wants and needs. We knew Nor-Son Custom Builders was our builder of choice from day one but could not have imagined the additional benefits they brought. The knowledge from such a seasoned team made our build completely flawless and such an easy process.”

We have an enormous amount of gratitude for our employees who work hard every day providing excellent service for our clients. We are thankful that our employees believe in the due diligence needed to thrive and be the best in the state of Minnesota. From all corners of our company, our employees bring their A-game each day and we couldn’t be more grateful for their work and accomplishments. Our employees work hard to provide the best experience possible for our clients, while they foster and maintain relationships with incredible partners.

Whether you’re in need of an architect, interior designer, or custom home builder, we guide you in the right direction. We work with many talented partners who do amazing work for us and our clients. These strong connections ensure a smooth home building process and an authentic custom experience.

“Nor-Son Custom Builders is a genuine pleasure to work with. They put together a collaborative team, in which the architect, interior designer, project manager, foreman and contractors work together to provide problem-solving solutions to build their clients the home of their dreams.  Their organized approach, attention to detail, superior customer service and quality craftsmanship make the process run smoothly and efficiently.  The building process can be stressful, but Nor-Son works diligently to make the process an easy and enjoyable experience for their clients.” 

-Lori Handberg, Senior Interior Designer, Studio M Interiors

Finally, we have had a milestone year. From breaking ground on our new office in Eden Prairie, to our newest acquisition of Gopher State Concrete, to receiving Best in Show at the NARI CotY 2022 Awards, we are beyond thankful for everyone who has helped make this year memorable. As we go into the holiday season, we hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Read about our Best in Show award at the NARI CotY 2022 Awards here.