Posts tagged with: Kitchen Remodeling

There’s no question that the color of your kitchen cabinetry will have the most impact on the style of your kitchen.

One of our favorite suburbs in Minneapolis is Bloomington, from the diversity of dining to the beautiful new constructions, it is a very stylish place to live. With our new recent showroom opening in Lyndale, we also have had the opportunity to meet many new kitchen cabinetry clients in the area.

We’ve noticed some trends in popular cabinetry color remain the same, while new ones taking place. This is truly one of the toughest decisions to make when choosing the cabinetry for your kitchen or bathroom vanity.

In order to give you some inspiration, we’ve highlighted three popular colors Bloomington homeowners are choosing for kitchen cabinetry.

Deluxe White Shaker Style

Truly a classic, white kitchen cabinetry has been in style since the inception of kitchen cabinetry. From its versatility to its timelessness, there’s a reason why its managed to top the list every year. Our Deluxe White Shaker style has a glossy finish and is sure to brighten up any room.

Gray Ash Shaker Style

For those seeking to to be a little different than common trends, our Gray Ash Shaker is a stylish option. It is a brighter gray and will still work wells in rooms that don’t have a lot of light. An original choice was combining it with our Deluxe White Shaker. Choosing a different color for the kitchen island is a rising trend in the kitchen design world, and we’re loving our clients’ creativity.

American Mocha Cherry Style

100% American and 100% solid wood wood (like all our cabinetry styles, the American Mocha Cherry style is perfect for Bloomington homeowners seeking to embrace tradition. Use our Deluxe White Shaker on the island for a modern twist. If you want to show off the aesthetic of the wood and finishing, the MCC mocha is a picture-perfect choice.

Regardless of the style you choose, one of our experts at Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice will work with you to ensure it is the right choice for you. We will go over design ideas and alternatives to make sure the final project feels like home. Check out some tips on how to care for the cabinetry after, here!

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There are a lot of important questions to ask during home remodeling. Doing the proper research and setting expectations can help you avoid obstacles in the long run, especially if it you’re home that you’re remodeling.

This occurred to me at a recent construction site in Lakeville, Minnesota when a new client mentioned being stiffed by his previous cabinetry supplier when the wrong sizes were delivered.

Our biggest advice is to always ask for an itemized list of the cabinetry being delivered, and verified by your contractor.

Cabinetry is basically the clothes for your kitchen. It will enhance (if done correctly) the style and function of the room.

Minneapolis is home to beautiful neighborhood suburbs, such as Lakeville, Bloomington, Edina and more. When our clients move from buildings to start their lives in beautiful homes for a family, the kitchen is usually the top of the list for renovations.

Our first recommendation is wood. Make sure that whatever cabinetry supplier you use offers 100% solid wood. Affordable doesn’t always mean quality, and one should not cancel out the other.

Additionally, style is essential. There are so many different variations and colors, such as frameless and shaker, to maple, alder or oak, what is it you’re looking for? Always make sure to ask for options, and don’t be shy to ask for advice. Most home contractors will be happy to help, as ideally it won’t be their first time in the rodeo. If you’re looking to bounce ideas, just request a free consultation by calling one of our experts at 952-564-9118.

Don’t forget to ask for timing, and if it’s this is the final cost? Probably two of the most costly questions to consider. Make sure the price you’re paying includes the entire project, and that there’s a time frame that the contractor can commit to. Often, you’re cabinetry supplier and contractor come from the same source, which Minneapolis Contractor’s Choice offers, as well.

Just read some of our happy clients reviews, here.

Ultimately, remember remodeling your home should be an exciting and fun time in your life. But it’s important to do your due diligence, and remember that it should be taken seriously. Don’t rely on outside expertise, and avoid being taken advantage of by knowing average costs, what the market offers and typical timeframes, that way your expectations will match the best in the industry.

Customer Satisfaction is what MCC is all about!

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Cabinetry is often thought of for the kitchen, but it can easily enhance and upgrade different rooms throughout the household.

From creating more storage space to style, there are plenty of benefits that come from finding the perfect set of cabinetry for each room. We’ve put together a list of tips to keep in mind when designing what cabinetry will work best for each room.

1. The Kitchen

The most obvious and popular place for cabinets, it would be difficult to imagine a kitchen without cabinetry. Choose the right quality and style can also increase the property of a home. Remember storage is a big component of any kitchen, so function should be considered before style. Though with our famous line of MCC Semi-Custom cabinetry, you can have it all.

2. The Bathroom

Known as the vanity, this is specialized “cabinets” made perfectly for the bathroom sink. Unlike the kitchen, you typically just have one, so you have to say more with less. We suggest choosing granite or marble tops, which are more durable and will class up the look of any bathroom.

3. The Living Room

Not typically considered when shopping for cabinetry, another word could be the entertainment space. If you plan on having a TV, you can customize open shelves and a base for it, giving you more style and space. You can also consider cabinetry to be shelves or where you keep the dining room china. Enhance this with glass windows to show off your silverware and decorations. While you’re at it, check out some of the beautiful dining products we carry from Lenox.

4. The Closet

The most personal room in the house, your beloved clothing and personal items deserve their own quality housing. Use a mix of drawers and open shelves, plus customize it with bars for all your jackets and longer pieces. We can customize the perfect closet for you.

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There are three keys to hosting the dinner party everyone dreams of attending. You know, that party that makes you feel special, just because you were invited! The party that gives you something to talk
about well into the New Year and leaves you musing about what you can do to assure you’ll be invited again next holiday season!

That party could be YOURS!

Impress guests at your next dinner party by remodeling your kitchen! Contact one of our experts today at (952) 564-9118 and receive 40% off cabinetry!

Dinner parties are best when they tell a story. . . It doesn’t have to be a complex story, but it should introduce your guests to something you’ve experienced or grown to appreciate. Here are just a few ideas:

  • An enchanted island party, reminiscent of your vacation in Hawaii.
  • The foods of Provence, introducing friends to your memories of the Mediterranean.
  • Southern Specialties, that bring the tastes of New Orleans to your dining table. What’s the story you want to tell? Maybe it is about a trip you’ve taken, or maybe just dreamed of taking. Maybe it is about the time you met the love of your life and shared street tacos. It is the personal story that enriches the party itself. It can set the tone for the food, the invitations, the decorations and even the music you choose to entertain your guests.
  • Dinner party guests are happiest when they feel you’re excited to see them. . .so be sure to send out invitations with a personal note to those you know well. Any small, even sentimental statement you can make about why you’re looking forward to seeing them, will make the anticipation of your party heightened with excitement! If it is a party you host every year, and you can share a flattering photo of the guest, tucking one into the invitation could make them choose YOUR party over all their other invitations! Let them know that what makes the day special is not the event, but their presence at your table!
  • Dinner party food is at its best when it can be made ahead of time allowing the host and hostess to enjoy their own event and the guests they’ve invited! You deserve to enjoy your own event!

That’s easiest done when you’re not rushing around with last-minute chores to complete. Make a list and consider what can be done a day or two ahead of the party – planning out the buffet table, trimming the candles so they’re easy to light, penning the place-cards – none of these need to be done on the day of your big event, get them done well ahead of time! Give yourself time to dress, relax and simply drink in your own anticipation of the party, without being rushed or hurried in the moments leading up to that first door-bell ring.

The very best parties leave us feeling so glad we were there – appreciative of the friends we saw, or maybe made in the moment, grateful for the wonderful tastes, the pleasant and intriguing conversations and the memorable bit of exotic spice hidden in the cookies served with the after-dinner coffee. You don’t need to WOW your guests with over-the-top spending. Amaze them with an abundance of welcome, a house full of joy and a meal overflowing with gratitude!

What better way to prepare for all future dinner parties and gatherings than by renovating the heart of the home? Contact one of our kitchen remodeling experts today at (952) 564-9118 to start planning your dream space!

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Thinking of renovating your kitchen in Minneapolis? There are plenty of reasons to upgrade your home, kitchen cabinetry is one of the most beneficial. From making your day-to-day life easier, the kitchen is the heart of the house.

We’ve listed our top 5 reasons to invest in kitchen cabinetry when remodeling your kitchen in Minneapolis.

1. Interior Design

Aside from work, you will spend a majority of your time at home. Home renovations are a magical way to transform it from just where you live to a space that reflects who you are.

2. Increase Storage Space

Do you find yourself struggling for space? Kitchen cabinetry doesn’t just add to the overall appeal of a kitchen, but it can save you a headache when it comes to organization. If your countertops are constantly cluttered because not everything fits in your kitchen cabinets, it may be time to call our kitchen remodeling experts!

3. Increase Property Value

Not only will kitchen renovations improve your quality of life and allow you to enjoy your kitchen in a whole new way, but it will actually increase its overall value! If there ever times a come to sell, it will attract more potential buyers and enable you to recoup your original investment.

4. Improve Functionality

Do you find that your kitchen doesn’t have the most efficient layout? Is there not enough counter space? Are you constantly pacing back and forth? One of our kitchen design experts can work with you to not only create a kitchen that looks good but works for you! It all starts with the cabinetry.

5. Impress Your Guests

Planning your next dinner party in Minneapolis? Upgrading your kitchen with beautifully cabinetry is bound to be the talk of the night. Whether you choose one of our gorgeous maple, decide on a more old fashioned look with oak, renovating the kitchen will add to the atmosphere for any party or dinner. After all, the kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in the house. Let us help you choose the color and style that will best reflect your personal taste. Quality is always guaranteed.

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Let’s talk about countertops, shall we? Regardless of your kitchen or bathroom and no matter how big or small, you likely need a countertop. So why not make sure it’s beautiful? Here at Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC, we have a plethora of options, we carry; solid surfaces, quartz, quartzite, granite, natural stone, and specialty surfaces for every budget and every taste. So, let us tell you what we have and let’s get your countertop in place.

Quartz. Not only is quartz the second most abundant mineral on earth, but it’s gorgeous, scratch resistant, non-porous, and virtually stain resistant as well. What’s not to love?! Of course, quartz countertops aren’t quartz in its pure form, it’s generally combined with some type of resin that’s man made and engineered in order to create the smooth, non-porous texture we love. In case you need clarification, non-porous also means less germs: a dream for the kitchen and bathroom, where germs and bacteria are everywhere .

Here at Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC, we carry  many different brands of quartz countertops; Cambria, Silestone, Cesar Stone and Dupon’s Zodiaq in many different colors and patterns; some of our color options are also available in a concrete finish,which has a matte appearance versus the sheen in the others.

Granite. It still seems to be the most popular choice in countertops. Why? It’s affordable, it comes in many different options, and it’s easy to maintain. Through Minneapolis Contractors – MCC, you can obtain any finish in granite that you can imagine. While granite can stand the test of time, it is porous, meaning that liquids can seep into it over time.  However, it can stand the test of time when it comes to heat, scratching, or any household cleaning solution. Less expensive than quartz in most cases, it’s understandable why granite remains #1 in countertop choice.

Marble. Ahhhh, marble. It’s beautiful and we often equate it with luxury. However, it’s softer and less durable than granite, and also more porous. Household acids and cleaners will clean up easily if noticed quickly. However, if you have a mustard spill that you don’t catch until hours later, expect staining to be visible – and that will be the case with any product that contains acid. Ketchup, vinegar, anything tomato based. The list goes on. We love marble as much as anyone, but these are realistic factors to consider when choosing a countertop that will adorn your kitchen or bathroom for years to come. As you can imagine, marble does require some frequent treatment to hold up to everyday wear and tear. In my humble opinion, for a kitchen that’s used – and I mean used – day in and day out, marble may not be the wisest choice for you and your family.

Laminate. Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC offers Wilsonart laminate countertops. They’re beautiful, luxurious, and easier on the pocket book than the aforementioned products. Laminate is environmentally friendly and made mostly of paper. It’s engineered and compacted into countertop surfaces that are durable, Again, it’s affordability makes it attractive, but don’t forget it comes in many different finishes and designs. Contact us to help you choose the right laminate for your space! `

Consider the options available, your budget, and what Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC  has to offer before choosing the countertop that’s right for your lifestyle. Sure, there are other options out there, but we’ve highlighted some popular options to get your wheels turning. We offer free design consultations and free estimates. Not to mention we have a great assortment and the best prices around the Twin Cities. Stop in or schedule a time to meet with us. We’ll be waiting to help you with all of your design needs!

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Fieldstone Cabinetry spends time researching trends and developing new doors, colors and accessories to set the pace for today’s home interiors. Inset Cabinetry is a time honored design. Craftsmen generations ago created fine inset cabinetry for their homes and select clients. Today, you can have the clean, distinctive lines of inset cabinetry, built with quality Fieldstone Cabinetry Construction.

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Should you buy Quartz or Granite Countertops?

You are likely wondering about the pros and cons of quartz (engineered quartz countertops) vs granite countertops.

I will share with you some of the reasons given by homeowners who chose natural granite over quartz.

Nothing Beats The Natural Material: This is the approach of homeowners who choose solid wood flooring instead of engineered wood or laminate. This is the reason to select granite, slate, limestone and other natural stones over quartz countertops.

Some providers of quartz say that quartz is up to 93% natural because of the content of crushed quartz. Indeed, it is true, however the fact that quartz is heavily process and contains 7% resin and pigment takes away the natural feel and it’s a no, no for some homeowners. Quartz countertops are easy to keep clean with milder cleaners.

Quartz Countertops are scratch resistant, heat proof, stain resistant and it has a more consistent pattern from one slab to the other. Quartz countertops are also more durable than granite.

It is important to consider that the look of a natural stone (granite and other natural surfaces) will always be unique, with slight change in color and grains. There never will be two identical pieces.

Granite is heat proof and it’s low maintenance product, some granite only requires sealing every 3 to 5 years. Granite is also bacteria resistant, granite resist most substances that can stain, such tea, wine or coffee. Granite can withstand most of house cleaners, and its durability makes it a lifetime investment. However, Granite can crack and chip more readily that engineered stone.

If you prefer a natural stone make the commitment to seal it yourself or have it sealed by a processional on a regular basis, clean stains immediately. Don’t leave wet or dirty dishes on countertop for long periods of time.

As per Quartz Countertops( Engineered Stone) there as some benefits that make it more appealing to some home owners, quartz countertops are easy to keep Germ – Free:

The fact that quartz is an engineered product it makes it non porous. Granite slate and other natural stones do have pores and tiny capillaries within the minerals, those natural structures wick up liquid, which could cause staining if not cleaned promptly.

If cleanliness is your main concern, quartz countertops are a better choice. You can have the same germ free result from natural stones if you sealed well, but if sealant breaks down, your countertop could let bacteria grow.

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