Kansas City Project

Custom Kitchen Designed in conjunction with Bria Hammel Interiors in Overland Park, KS

This home was purchased as a forever home, but the home’s interior needed extensive work to fit the owner’s lifestyle. After careful planning, we ended up creating custom woodwork throughout the home, including:

  • Kitchen Cabinets, Island and Range Hood
  • Mud Room Cabinets and a Pair of Benches
  • Butler Pantry
  • Bar
  • Master Vanity
  • Powder Room Vanity

Designed & Made was involved early on in the creative process which allowed us to tailor the end product for the homeowner. We manufactured the cabinets at our shop in Minneapolis, and then delivered and installed the finished products in Kansas City.

The custom woodwork in this extensive home remodel was designed in collaboration with Bria Hammel Interiors, and was featured in the newly released design book On Style by Carl Dellatore.

On Style by Carl Dellatore

Work in Progress Photos

Kitchen Drawing

Here’s what the homeowner had to say…

“I was introduced to Brian Grabski, and Designed and Made, through Bria Hammel. My husband and I bought a house with privacy and outdoor space that we loved but an interior that I literally hated. I immediately called Bria to help knowing that she would be able to see something I wasn’t able to in making this new house our forever home. The combination of Brian alongside Bria, who I knew and trusted already, in transforming this home has been incredible. His vision has been equally impactful as hers which was not something I expected. Bria recommended Brian at the onset because I wanted a kitchen that was truly unique and I was less than impressed with the kitchen designers in our market. We spend the majority of our time in the kitchen/great room and so since we had a blank sheet of paper to make it exactly right for our lifestyle it had to be thoughtfully designed. She knew his creativity and quality was going to give us the wow factor that the home needed. After we started to work together I basically decided he and his team were the best fit to also take on our mudroom, which includes custom built-in dog kennels, our powder bath, laundry room, basement sports bar, and master bath vanity/storage…putting the entire house in his hands! We’re not quite to the finish line but every detail that Brian and his team have put into our home is already making our friends jealous. Working remotely with Brian hasn’t been an issue at all either – frankly given he’s located near Bria it’s been easier for her to be hands on throughout the design process taking that burden off of me. When we’ve needed to work through something Brian’s created videos to visually and verbally explain what questions he has and how he’s envisioning us using a particular space. He’s personally come onsite for every step of the project ensuring that communication hasn’t skipped a beat. He visited our current home to assess some of the features we have today that we don’t want to lose – like a sports bar in our basement – and took his designs in a direction that gave us the functionality and feel we wanted but were still able to align with the design and style that Bria envisioned for our room. I don’t know if I’ll be remodeling or building a home again but if I ever do Brian will be one of my first calls for sure.”

3M Built to Perform Campaign

3M Filming at Designed and Made

3M recently chose Designed & Made as a partner for its Built To Perform campaign. The film crew came to our shop and shot our team using their products which we use everyday.

Take a look behind the scenes and view the finished videos below.

3M Built to Perform

Products for Pros Videos

Cape Dutch Artisan Home

Cape Dutch Home by Hage Homes on the 2018 Artisan Home Tour

This new-build, custom home features simple forms, clean lines, and distinctive raised parapet gable walls. Inside, Designed & Made helped create woodwork throughout the entire home, including:

  • La Cournue-inspired Custom Kitchen, with center island and high gloss range hood with metal accents
  • Pantry
  • Master Closet
  • Custom Vanities
  • Bar
  • Laundry Room
  • Mud Room Bench

This home was featured on the 2018 Artisan Home Tour, and is a collaboration with Hage Homes, Ron Brenner Architects and Historic Design Studio.

This home was also featured in the Star Tribune and Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Home and Design

Rustic Glam

Riverfront Custom Home with Onyx Backlit Bar

We are proud to feature our latest work in collaboration with Hage Homes and Tom Rauscher on the Mississippi River.

This custom home features high end finishes, including an Onyx bar countertop with back lighting that highlights the intricacies of the material, as well as a high gloss custom bed frame and cabinetry in the master bedroom. The office features a Wenge wood desk. We also created custom kitchen cabinets and a center island for this extraordinary home, in addition to cabinetry throughout the mud room and laundry area.

Lake Minnetonka Remodel

Lake Minnetonka Remodel - Custom Kitchen

View photos of the this amazing Lake Minnetonka home remodel in collaboration with Frontier Structures and Home Design by Annie.

Initially, the homeowner wanted us to design and build new cabinets for the dining room, along with custom vanities and built-in cabinetry for the master bathroom. However, after a site visit, we proposed keeping the dining room cabinetry, expanding the existing molding in the dining room to create a more cohesive look for the existing built-in cabinetry and shifting the budget toward a full kitchen remodel which would create a higher return on investment.

Here is what the homeowner had to say…

“Today was move in day for us. While we are feeling a bit exhausted here late tonight, our overwhelming feeling is one of euphoria over how much we love love love our new house! The exquisite cabinet work you did for us is a major reason why. They are, simply put, just gorgeous. Every aspect, every detail. Many thanks to you and your team for the incredible design and craftsmanship you did on our behalf!”

“Teaming up with Brian and his team at Designed & Made is a pleasure.  The creativity, resourcefulness, and proficiency with cabinet design they deliver is an asset to the projects we do with them.”
~ Nate Jurmu
Frontier Custom Builders

Check out the pitch video we prepared for the homeowner and builder, along with before and after photos for this project below.

Final Photos

See how we expanded the kitchen and built a custom island and range hood, while integrating the refrigerator and appliances into the overall cabinet design.

Work in Progress

See preliminary sketches of the kitchen, as well as in-progress photos for the master bathroom built-ins and vanity.


See how the kitchen, dining room and master bathroom looked before the design and installation of new custom cabinetry.

Pitch Video

Check out the pitch video which talks through our creative vision for the completed space.