Is your kitchen outdated? Don’t worry, ours was too! If you’ve never visited our Minneapolis kitchen showroom at International Market Square, we have a beautiful kitchen showroom with multiple displays that homeowners can peruse for inspiration and ideas. And, just like the kitchen in your home, one of our kitchens needed an update. While the function of a kitchen generally stays the same, how people use their kitchens and style trends are always evolving. Our company has been in this industry for over 30 years, and we’ve always made a commitment to staying up to date on the latest in kitchen design. We wouldn’t still be here if we didn’t! So, we set out to updating one of our more classic displays. Our new showroom display, which you’ll learn more about shortly, reflects what is new and fresh in kitchen design but also sticks to our belief that a kitchen must function as beautifully as it looks. After all, great functionality never goes out of style!
Our New Kitchen Showroom – Classic with a Twist
Our new display is reminiscent of the classic black and white kitchen, but with an updated, modern farmhouse feel. Texture and contrast play significant roles in the design, as there are only 2 main colors – black and white – with accents of antique brass. The lace-colored inset perimeter cabinetry provides a smooth, clean base for the Via Lattea granite’s satin textured finish. The exact opposite is featured on the island; black rustic patina oak cabinetry topped with honed Copenhagen granite.
Both the perimeter and island cabinetry are grounded by the warm, lime-washed oak appearance of the vinyl wood plank flooring, which provides a neutral backdrop for the contrasting materials. A custom-designed hood brings the rustic element of the island cabinetry into the perimeter, and is set against a field of glossy, brick-look tile. The space is tied together with touches of antique brass, a metal which has seen a resurgence in popularity and has emerged as one of the hottest trends in kitchen design today.
Functionality is hidden everywhere within the design. From two-tiered drawer inserts and a unique pantry base cabinet, to a pull out with built-in universal knife blocks and utensil storage, we’ve made sure every inch of space is well-planned, well-executed and easy to use – just as with every project we design.
Come See Us at International Market Square
Come in and see for yourself how this modern farmhouse kitchen combines classic style with rustic elements to deliver an overall timeless design. Our team of kitchen experts, including our talented space planner Lacey Ahlbrecht who designed the new display, would love to walk you through all of our showroom displays, discuss the various features of each and learn more about your kitchen and your ideas.
And the Credit Goes To….
A special thank you to the following vendors and suppliers responsible for the various components in our new kitchen display. We pride ourselves on our longstanding relationships with vendors and businesses whose standards for quality, craftmanship and tradition mirror our own.
Cabinetry: Woodland Cabinetry
General Contractor: Paquette Construction Co.
Flooring: Contract Flooring, Inc.
Countertops (Suppliers): Via Lattea Satin Granite from Terazzo & Marble Supply; Copenhagen Granite from Amsum & Ash
Countertops (Fabrication/Installation): Princess Marble & Granite
Tile: Ceramic Tileworks
Range: BlueStar; MJ’s Contract Appliance, Inc.
Hood Liner: Wolf; ROTH Distributing
Sink: Blanco; The Stock Market
Faucet: Newport Brass
Decorative Lighting: Arteries + Hudson Valley Lighting; Muska Lighting
Cabinet Lighting: Task Lighting