Chatsworth Street Project

This was a typical well built Roseville home from 1950s’ whose time had come to step into the Millennium! In 3 months we filled 4 dumpsters with old debris, recreated new interior spaces, added hardwood floors, changed out 17 windows & doorways, updated baths, kitchen, bedrooms and moved into our new home.

The exterior challenge was actually the decision to paint the brick. Once that choice was made, the new front stucco entry, winding sidewalk and new landscaping completed the transformation. A lovely addition to the neighborhood!

Before During

Kitchen 1999 –This photo is the b4 of when we updated the kitchen within the existing space by painting the cabinets, new hardware & appliance & adding new counters. (oh-oh! not seen above, just imagine!)

Kitchen 2008 – The old updated kitchen is now totally removed. A 38 ft beam is placed in the roof to support the space as the walls are removed. The only thing remaining is the half wall of the old kitchen.


Kitchen 2008- 6 weeks later. (Yes that’s right! With proper planning and a great crew, kitchen remodels’ don’t have to take forever!) The finished great room transforms the entire main living space. What once were compartments for living is now one great room with a kitchen island anchoring the center of the room. We can now cook, enjoy the fireplace & look out the bay window to the back garden view. This Kitchen features inset cabinets, multi level counters of marble, recycled Corion and sipo wood. The sub zero hidden fridge, crown moldings, furniture base and light fixtures are a few more interesting details that bring function to this design. A Wonderful Updated Transformation!

Architect Avenue Project
Before After

Kitchen This was another home on a great street in a Northeast Neighborhood. The kitchen door was the back of this home.

Kitchen In this galley kitchen we painted the old cabinets, added new appliances, track lighting, hardwood floors and a sweeping countertop that take you into the New Garden room.

Before After

Garden Room The Antique Stained glass windows came from a home in England. This room was designed to fit the 4 different sized windows.

Garden Room This comfortable casual dining space with a vaulted ceiling took in all the outside beauty of the back English garden.

PGA West, La Quinta California

This job started from the ground up. Great loyal clients flew me to the Desert to help with their new vacation home. What fun when I got to select the purple swimming pool tile! On a hot desert sunny day, floating in a pool with color choices at hand, seeing the sun’s reflection on the colors… hmmn… Another perk that came with this out of town job!

Before After

Dinning Room Just waiting to be filled.

Dinning Room Custom Window covering accented the window without taking away any of the mountain view.

Before After

Great Room Just waiting to be filled.

Great Room The grand scale of this foyer sets the tone of the casual elegance that gets established in this home that overlooks the golf course and is surrounded by the mountains. A warm neutral background became the canvas to highlight the artwork, furniture, chandelier, and hand painted columns.

Shorewood Project

This Project is featured on My “Portfolio Page” under Shorewood Project. It is very common that after 10 yrs many clients want some of there spaces to be updated. Mostly because fashion colors have a 7-10 year cycle. That was the case for this Lake Minnetonka home. We changed some colors and room function to update the following two rooms.

1999 2009

Living Room The recliner and wall unit to hold the TV was an essential part of this original rooms use. As time went on other areas of the home took care of those needs.

Living Room The TV, recliner and wall unit were passed on to others and the great room area surrounding the fireplace became a space for more sitting and family gathering around the holidays. The Updated serene upholstery and a new color added in artwork and pillows, gives this room a fresh feeling of space & lightness.

1999 2009

Master Bed Room The elegance created in the Master bedroom came from the dark brown walls surrounding the light wood furniture. This original color pallet was a monochromatic scheme connecting the sitting room and bedroom in the master wing of this home.

Master Bed Room The elegance remains as the room gets changed by adding new silk window treatments, lamps, a bedspread and accent pillows. All of the changes still compliment the furniture and connect to the original colors in the sitting room.

Kitchen Projects
Before After

Brooklyn Park Home A typical small kitchen of the 70’s.

Brooklyn Park Home Same space, more punch with new white cabinets & built-ins.

Before After

Eagan Home Old cabinets/ dropped ceiling/lighting/soffits/ new granite tops

Eagan Home Same base cabinets (re-faced & new doors/hardware), removed soffits & add new upper cabinets with crown molding, orange peel ceilings, new lighting, appliance & a new color plan throughout the main floor. (With our own “Vanna White” model!)

Before During

Wayzata Townhome Typical floor plan with dark wood cabinets/Formica tops and soffits.

Wayzata Townhome

After After

Wayzata Townhome Floor plan expansion, widened doorways, new smooth ceiling with lighting, lighter cabinets to ceiling, appliance garages, mosaic backsplash, new appliances, granite multi level counters and a new paint color to connect with the existing first level colors are all features that bring this room into an updated 2010 style.