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.

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.

2018 Artisan Home Tour

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 is 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

European-Inspired Kitchen

Designed & Made was recently featured on the cover of the Home & Design issue of MSP Magazine.

Home and Design Issue MSP Magazine

This turn-of-the century home features a European-inspired kitchen with a butler pantry that houses appliances. The highlights of this kitchen include a contrasting center island, rift-sawn oak cabinets, and upper cabinets with paned glass doors.

This project was done in collaboration with Prospect Refuge Studio and Linne Renovations.

ASID Awards

ASID Minnesota Award Winning-Kitchen

Designed & Made Custom Woodworking was excited to be a part of an award-winning team that won 1st Place in the 2015 American Society of Interior Designers Awards in Minnesota. We worked with designer Annie Tropple, Peterson/Keller Architecture, and Hage Homes to create a transitional kitchen within a Lake of The Isles custom home.

View Award, 1st Place Kitchen under 300 Sq. Feet

View All Winners

Designer: Annie Tropple, Blend Interior Design
Architect: Carl Olson, Peterson/Keller Architecture
Builder: Kerry Hage, Hage Homes
Woodworking: Designed & Made