Friday, October 10, 2008

Blue Ribbon Kitchen

This weekend we have a kitchen on the Twin Cities Remodeler's Showcase Tour. It was designed by Laurel Ulland of Laurel Ulland Architecture.  It was an exciting project for us because it was very custom and fulfilled a long list of needs presented to us by the customer. 

This list revolved around her long-time hobby, cake decorating.  Some of the specifications included custom-height work space for icing the elaborate cakes.  Custom drawer inserts for baking supplies.  And the highlight in the project for us was the ladder to reach upper cabinetry which hold all the various "cake-making" equipment.  The rail was fabricated by a local shop and the ladder itself was made from solid teak in our shop.  Along with all of the other features, this project turned out to look and function as nice as we had all hoped, and just as the customer had hoped.  

In fact, if you got the chance to visit the Minnesota State Fair this year you would have seen one of her cakes, made and decorated in this fabulous kitchen.  Of course it won a blue ribbon.

There are additional photos of the project on our website: