Midwest Home's annual guide to design, décor, and shops in the Twin Cities.
Architecture & Design
Our mission is to craft spaces that are a re-energizing resource to your well-being and individual spirit.read more
We are a creative studio of architects and designers with a passion to improve the built environment.read more
Founded in 1977, SKD Architects has been designing residential and commercial buildings for more than 40 years.read more
Christian Dean Architecture is a full service creative practice based in Minneapolis that focuses on modern residences and commercial projects.read more
We provide a full range of design services from conception through the final punch list, partnering with our clients throughout the process.read more
We understand that architecture is space and light, form and function, but it’s also a way of living.read more
What Makes Great Architecture?
Good architecture is all about function, structure, and beauty. If a home isn’t functional, it’s a sculpture, not architecture. It should be well-built and structurally sound. And if it doesn’t appeal to the senses and evoke a reaction, it’s merely just another building.
How, though, do you find the right architect or designer? One good resource is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) aia-mn.org, as well as the architects and designers listed here and personal referrals from trusted friends or family.
The Home of Your Dreams
Whether you're building your dream home, investing in a major renovation, or hiring someone for a smaller project, selecting a qualified builder or remodeler is critical in determining a successful outcome. The good news is that Minnesota builders and remodelers are among some of the best in the country when it comes to attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, and ethical business practices. To help narrow your search, check the portfolios of the builders and remodelers listed here, then take the time to meet with the ones you like (and ask for referrals!). An in-person meeting will help you determine the best fit for your project and your personality.
It’s All in the Details
There is a small community of designers right here in Minnesota—talented designers who are innovative, creative, and well-connected—who are making names for themselves on a local and national scale. We feature a select few of these talented designers on the following pages. For a full list of Minnesota designers, visit the website of the local chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at asidmn.org.
Character & Charm
When building new or remodeling, your cabinetry, tile, windows, surface choices, and lighting—when carefully researched and thought-through—can add years of enjoyment and value to your home. They are the foundation of style and quality in a space, with the potential to bring any project to life.
Kitchen and bath professionals are not only experienced space planners who pay meticulous attention to detail, they also have valuable relationships with quality suppliers and a vast understanding of codes—simplifying the process from start to finish. Find highly respected kitchen and bath professionals in the HomeBook and through the local chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association at nkbamn.org.
Elevate Your Outdoor Experience
Your landscaping is not only the first thing people see when they walk up to your door or look out your back window, it can also provide the most bang for your buck when it’s time to sell. A good landscape designer will ask questions about your budget, lifestyle and goals, then help plan, design, and oversee the implementation of your outdoor oasis. For a full list of qualified landscape professionals, visit the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association’s website at mnla.biz.
Building & Remodeling
Founded in 2002 by Susan Denk, White Crane Design:Build is a full service design-build firm with a main focus on mid-size ($50,000 – $350,000) residential remodels.read more
The Boyer Building Corporation tradition began in the 1930s in Wadena County, Minnesota, with local handyman Joe L. Boyer.read more
When you walk through a home built by City Homes, you can see the attention we pay to every single element, from the solid construction to the beautiful materials, finishes, and features.read more
Divine Custom Homes pays impeccable attention to detail and go above and beyond with extras. When people see one of our homes, they can sense that it’s different and remember it for all the right reasons.read more
Elevation Homes is a division of Streeter & Associates. We share a passion for design and a commitment to craftsmanship, building timeless custom homes that perfectly complement urban or rural developments, Minneapolis lakes communities, and long-established Twin Cities neighborhoods.read more
Celebrating 25 years built on integrity, reliability, and creativity, Erotas Custom Building creates architecturally driven residences that are unparalleled in quality.read more
The Royal Club is a 292-home and villa development in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. It is being built around the new Royal Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course designed to appeal to golf enthusiasts of all ages.read more
Hendel Homes is a new construction and residential remodeling leader in the Midwest design community. By fostering meaningful partnerships between clients, architects, designers, and tradespeople, we create homes of uncompromising excellence, always.read more
Gary Kraemer and his late father John founded John Kraemer & Sons in 1978. We are proud of the fact that our builder’s license number is BC001408, one of the lowest in the industry today. We have never gone out of business, reorganized, or changed ownership.read more
Established in 1993, Knight Construction Design Inc. is a small family-owned business with the sophistication of a large firm. Each client receives first-class service and attention by talented professionals who guide them every step of the way.read more
With 29 years of industry experience, we’ve shaped our business philosophy around four core principles: Integrity, honesty, transparency, and empowerment.read more
In 1975, Jon Monson, AIA, studied architecture in Landschute, a small medieval town in Germany. There, he developed an appreciation for the master builder practice of architect as builder.read more
Founded in 1985, Streeter & Associates is an award-winning premier builder specializing in custom homes, renovations, lofts, and condominium projects.read more
Since 1979, MA Peterson has been an award-winning, industry-leading resource in the Twin Cities for residential design, high-quality custom remodeling, home additions, insurance reparations, small to large renovations, and new home design-build.read more
Celebrating 40 years, we have been delivering custom homes of precision craftsmanship and incomparable quality. Located in Wayzata, our employees understand and appreciate the time, talent, and architectural vision that goes into a custom home.read more
Novare Renovation & Design was founded in April of 2009. Co-owners Tim Zilles, our Project Coordinator, and Suzanne Pottinger, our Spatial Designer, have more than 40 years of experience in the industry combined.read more
At GreenWood Design Build, we build homes inspired by our clients and brought to life by our team.read more
At Hartman Homes, we believe the building process is as important as the finished product. When we set out to build a custom home, we work with customers throughout every phase of the building process.read more
AMEK Custom Builders seal each project with our Schmidt Family Pledge: We do what we say we are going to do. We are a local, family-owned company that brings forth integrity and responsibility to our clients.read more
Talla Skogmo Interior Design is a full service interior design firm. Our team can furnish a room, or design an entire house.read more
All of our products are made in-house by Minnesotans from start to finish.read more
The Sale Room at IMS is proud to be celebrating their eighth year providing designer-quality furnishings at up to 70 percent off retail.read more
We are a full service interior design firm.read more
At Martha O'Hara Interiors, we believe good design can transform any space regardless of size, and that’s what ultimately has the power to change someone’s day-to-day life.read more
Maureen Grace Haggerty, Allied ASID, has worked in the interior design industry for more than 27 years—the past 10 as the owner of mint.read more
Studio M Interiors is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential interior design. We offer design concepts, space planning, and assistance in selecting colors, furnishings, window treatments, flooring, and accessories.read more
We offer a full spectrum of design services, with a keen focus on remodels, redesigns, new construction, and commercial environments.read more
Fabulous results begin with a fabulous team! Whether you’re updating a charming cottage on the lake, remodeling an urban loft, renovating a historic home, or building a new house, Lucy Interior Design has the experience, expertise, and energy to help you achieve dazzling results.read more
DiGiacomo Homes is a husband-wife design-build firm owned by Rocky and Gigi DiGiacomo.read more
We’ve been locally owned and operated since 1989, and take great pride in delivering the “California Closets Experience” to clients.read more
Kitchen & Bath
Mingle is an award-winning home design showroom featuring inspiring and exciting solutions for every room in the home.read more
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premier association for kitchen and bath professionals.read more
Crystal Kitchen + Bath is a full service Design and Build firm, offering both full and partial remodeling services, including custom cabinetry and countertop options.read more
The Kohler Signature Store in Edina offers a unique and comprehensive shopping experience distinguished by a modern, innovative store, a wide variety of merchandise, and an indulgent customer experience.read more
Sawhill, established in 1971, is a premier provider of kitchen and bath design, custom cabinetry and design/build services for clients in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.read more
Windows, Cabinets Surfaces & Lighting
The roots of Muska Lighting can be traced back to 1919, when it was part of Muska Electric. The first Muska Lighting showroom opened in 1959, and has operated continuously for 60 years.read more
We believe that home is one of the most important places on Earth. With this value at the heart of what we do, you can trust us to match quality materials with the best installers to make sure the end result is something you are proud of.read more