Windows, Doors, Cabinets & Surfaces
Windows, doors, cabinets, and surfaces play key roles in how your home is perceived. The right elements can make a statement, or they can quietly blend into the background. When choosing these architectural focal points, look for products that are not only stylish, but also well made with quality materials. Read on for some of the best window, door, cabinet and surface companies in the Twin Cities metro.
"Homeowners are remodeling their homes in order to improve not only the livability of their homes, but to add value and save money" — Marvin® Windows and Doors
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Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.
Where do our readers begin when they’re ready to update their kitchens?
List the things you like and don’t like about your kitchen, collect photos and clippings that catch your eye in magazines, and then contact an independent dealer of Crystal Cabinet Works, a professional who will help you plan and design the kitchen you want.
Can you offer our readers any good tips on ways to renovate that won’t break the bank?
Knowing what you want helps control your costs. Choose things you know you’re going to like for a long time, styling of doors, moldings, and colors that match the style of your home and add value. Choices based on classic design elements—rather than flashy trends—seem to help with cost control. Hot new trends initially cost more and retain less value in the resale of a home.
Scenario: It seems like we never have enough storage space. How can we maximize it, even in a smaller kitchen?
The combination of true custom cabinetry and a professional designer are invaluable when space is limited. The designer can help you plan maximum use of the space and design cabinetry built specifically for the things you will be storing; a space for everything and everything in a space.
Today’s kitchens are …
planned with the user in mind. Kitchen designers and their customers consider ergonomics—height, reach, age, and often the motivation of the user—when designing the space. Some kitchens are designed for one person; others are designed as a family work space.
What trends are gaining momentum in the residential market?
Consumers are knowledgeable, they understand there is a difference between “green washed” products and products that are built with health aware components. They make choices that include low and non-emitting materials, locally sourced, grown and manufactured, and built with quality to last. They renovate and restore rather than remodel, and make choices that suit the space and add value; replacing what’s trendy with what’s classic and timeless.
Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors
Built around you…
Marvin® builds each window and door the way it should be built: made to order, one at a time, with no shortcuts. This allows us to offer every customer an unparalleled level of individual service and attention. With our endless customization options, exclusive features, energy efficiency solutions, and the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, you’ll find our windows and doors are truly “Built around you.®”
Marvin is owned and operated by the third and fourth generation of the Marvin family. Marvin’s earliest employees were farmers, lumbermen, and fishermen from northern Minnesota. They knew how to solve problems and get a job done better and more efficiently. Although we now have engineers and scientists on our staff, we’ve never lost that frontier ingenuity. We’re always looking for ways to make our products perform better, last longer, and make our customers’ lives easier.
The Marvin experience
At Marvin, the options for our made-to-order windows and doors are virtually limitless. Since we don’t make a one-size-fits-all product, we can’t sell through a one-size-fits-all store. Instead, Marvin relies on the most highly qualified, independent dealers that will help you find an elegant, high-performance solution, no matter the project. Locate a Marvin dealer by visiting www.marvin.com or calling 1-800-397-6647.
Coon Rapids, MN
We are a second generation garage door company with a national reputation for exceptionally engineered garage doors. We feature the widest range of garage doors in the industry, from traditional to exotic, at all price points. We specialize in garage doors that add to a home’s curb appeal and architectural style.
As a family-owned business, we are totally committed to making sure that our customers feel that our services are worthy of referring us to their family and friends. It starts with an innovative work culture that is passionate about garage doors, from the way they look to the way they perform.
What is your definition of a beautiful home?
For current occupants and future homeowners, a beautiful home starts with curb appeal that invites you inside. A garage door is a significant portion of a home’s exterior and—like a beautiful entry door—should enhance the home’s façade and style.