Design Build Process : Design Selection Studios

Northeast Minneapolis Location

Design Selection Studio and Headquarters
2600 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Tues: By Appointment
Wed: By Appointment
Sat: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

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St Paul Location

Design Selection Studio
362 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55105

Tues: By Appointment
Wed: By Appointment
Sat: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

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South Minneapolis Location

Design Selection Studio
5 W. Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Tues: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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Sister Company – The Natural Built Home Store
4020 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Wed: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Thurs: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Fri: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed

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About the Showrooms

Design StudioCastle’s three convenient design selection studios drastically simplify the design selection process for our clients by eliminating many trips to far-flung showrooms. By consolidating many selections into central locations, our clients can work one-on-one with our designers to create a unique and well-planned project. Castle’s design selection studios feature a limited selection of the most popular choices for older homes in categories like tile, plumbing fixtures, millwork, cabinets, countertops, hardware, windows, carpet, vinyl flooring, paint, knobs/pulls, closet organization, siding, drywall, hardwood floors, and more. Seeing most of the selections together in one place helps to ensure the final project is cohesive and has that special feel.

About The Natural Built Home Store

Natural Built HomesCastle Building & Remodeling announced the acquisition of our sister company, Natural Built Home in April 2014. NBH is the area’s leading retailer of environmentally friendly home finishes. The Natural Built Home Store’s mission is to make green building products readily accessible to homeowners, contractors, architects, and interior designers. NBH strives to keep these high quality products affordable so sustainable practices can easily be adopted. The NBH showroom is located at 4020 Minnehaha Ave S in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis and is staffed with interior designers and trade professionals ready to help with home improvement projects of all sizes.


Each product found at The Natural Built Home Store must pass through a strict quality and values criteria focusing on: Health, Sustainability, Resource/Energy Conservation, Durability, and Location of Production. We are proud to feature earth friendly cabinets, countertops, flooring, and hardware made right in the in the USA. Stop by The Natural Built Home Store showroom to see these beautiful products in person.


Besides making product selections, the NE Design Selection Studio showcases Castle Building & Remodeling’s fine craftsmanship by displaying a 1940’s-era kitchen that features cherry cabinets, a 1930’s Arts & Crafts era conference room, and a 1910’s style bathroom with a hex tile floor and subway tile on the walls. The showroom has a neighborhood feel and is located in the building that was originally Jack & Ila’s Grocery Store when built in 1917.


Design Studio

Castle’s St. Paul Design Selection Studio was also originally a corner grocery store and features an original tin ceiling and maple hardwood floors. The newly remodeled space includes a working kitchen that tastefully mixes traditional styles and modern accents. The newly added bathroom has a sophisticated feel that blends traditional finishes such as white subway tile and detailed casing and crown molding with a modern take on hex floor tile. Stop in to see the space and get some design ideas.

Showroom 2 Showroom 1

The South Minneapolis showroom was originally a Laundromat, and has served many functions over the years. The newly remodeled space features an Arts & Crafts conference room with rich oak woodwork and bookshelves. The working kitchen showcases the latest in modern cabinetry and several styles of countertops. The remodeled bathroom has a modern feel. Come by to see the space and get inspired.

Showroom Partners

Castle would like to generously thank the partners who helped make these showrooms possible.


PaperStone LogoPaperStone® is a sustainable composite material made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, our own PetroFree™ phenolic resins and natural pigments. As PaperStone® ages it will assume a pleasing, lustrous, seasoned appearance that is an inherent characteristic of the material. This is a natural progression of a natural product, resulting in a beautifully soft, rich patina. The aging process takes time and, much like fine hardwood, a deep luster will develop in areas of heavier use.
Marmoleum LogoMarmoleum is a linoleum floor covering that is made from renewable, natural ingredients. It is naturally anti-static and antimicrobial and is ideal for allergies and respiratory disorders. The surface is easy to keep clean and comes in 120+ colors of sheet / 30 colors of tile.
Forbo LogoMarmoleum is manufactured by Forbo Flooring Systems which is the global market leader in linoleum floor coverings, owning a market share of over 60%. In addition to linoleum products, Forbo develops, manufactures and markets a diversity of high quality project vinyl and textile floor coverings and entrance system solutions. All Forbo products combine high levels of functionality and durability. Forbo Flooring Systems is committed to environmentally responsible production and to far-reaching customer service.
Alumax LogoAlumax has been a leading US bath and shower enclosure manufacturer since 1949. With a national sales team and thousands of distributing shower door dealers nationwide, we are committed to total customer satisfaction as well as the production and on-time delivery of the highest quality shower doors in the industry. Whether you are looking for a sliding shower door, pivot, hinged, or heavy glass system Alumax has the product to match any specifications. Available finishes include brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze (ORB), chrome, satin, polished and more. Our proprietary Stik Stall product line provides maximum flexibility to fit any shower space. Standard and custom shower door and shower stall enclosure designs are available and customers can choose from many glass patterns including privacy, (obscure), reed, rain and flutex to create a custom shower solution. Alumax shower doors offer excellent value with the very highest quality for today’s bath designer and homeowner.
Dakota SurfacesDakota Surfaces produces and installs environmentally friendly custom countertops made from crushed, recycled glass in a zero-VOC epoxy resin. Dakota Surfaces also produces award winning concrete countertops using an advanced UV-cured sealing system. Design your own countertops with 100% customizable glass, aggregate, and background colors to choose from.
American Olean LogoFounded in 1923, American Olean is an established manufacturer of an extensive array of quality tile products. Through an appealing selection and a trusted network of industry professionals, American Olean empowers the creative visions of residential and commercial design and construction.
Kohler LogoKohler Company is a worldwide leader in plumbing products. Unparalleled product design and innovation have led the way to a diverse portfolio of respected brands with operations on six continents. Through our nearly 132-year history, Kohler Company has remained true to our founding vision of defining the frontiers of idea, craftsmanship and technology. Throughout the years we’ve led the way in product design with a commitment to quality over a broad range of price points. Every day we strive to fulfill our mission of improving the level of gracious living for each person who is touched by our products and services. Driving this pursuit is a skilled group of more than 31,000 associates worldwide.
Youngblood Lumber LogoYoungblood Lumber Company is a wholesale and retail supplier of fine hardwood and softwood lumber, plywood and decorative surface products. Employee-owned and operated, we have been serving the upper Midwest for over 100 years.
imperial-logoImperial Counters LLLP is a family-owned company that has proudly served the Twin Cities Metro Area since 1973. Customer satisfaction and quality craftsmanship are our top priorities. We pay close attention to detail to ensure that each job that leaves our shop is correct and on time. We offer free estimates from your faxed or e-mailed drawing, on-side field measurement, custom fabrication, professional installation and warranties on both fabrication and installation. We have a wide variety of colors and edge treatments from which to choose.
J A Geiger Studio LogoJosephine Geiger is a stained glass artist located in St. Paul. Architectural training and technical knowledge, as well as expertise in pottery, drawing and fine art gives her a unique artistic perspective on the world of stained glass. She creates “paintings” of light inspired by the landscapes painted, photographed and admired for centuries.
Amish Showroom LogoThe goal of the Amish Showroom is to gather the finest Amish craftsmen in the country and retail their products to you. We have the ability to help you modify the furniture to meet your needs. The owner is an accomplished home builder and woodworker. He can re-draw the furniture to meet your needs and have the Amish Craftsmen build it for you. We also have some of the best prices in the country. Please shop and compare prices – you will see the savings.
Amerock LogoAmerock® is defining cabinet hardware fashion in homes everywhere. We continue to introduce new designs, colors and finishes, based on constant surveys of decorating trends and consumer preferences. We bring you fresh, lasting looks which appeal to a variety of tastes.
Butcher Block Furniture LogoButcher Block Furniture is furniture made to last a lifetime. We specialize in utility tables for kitchen workspaces and are especially known for our custom work – building tables that are just the right size and have just the right functional details for your home.
Warners' Stellian LogoWarners’ Stellian offers a complete selection of the best home appliances. Our thoughtfully designed store features working kitchen vignettes where you can “try before you buy.” Our Associates are appliance specialists. All are highly trained by the manufacturers to know each brand from the inside out. If problems arise, our knowledgeable in-house Customer Service Representatives respond with solutions. “Working Harder to Earn Your Business” is more than our tag line; it’s the culture of the company.
Shelvi LogoA simple idea in theory, yet elusive in execution. Our products take the theory, refine it with quality craftsmanship and combine your personal taste with a designer’s flair to create functional, attractive organization solutions for your home. Shelvi Storage Systems create usable space in any area you want, keeping your home neater, your stuff accessible and your life organized. Shelvi Storage Systems are custom designed and built to your exacting specifications, and are within reach of any budget – from a functional system in your child’s bedroom to a luxurious walk-in closet in your master suite to a storage unit in your garage, and everything in between.
Clay Squared LogoClay Squared is a handmade tile and polymer clay art showroom located in Northeast Minneapolis. They make their own decorative tiles at their studio and have a wide variety of unique tile offerings.
Mohawk Laminate LogoMohawk Industries is one of the world’s largest floor covering manufacturers and distributors and is a leading producer of yarn, ceramic tile, area rugs and bath mats. Headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia, Mohawk designs, manufactures and markets woven and tufted broadloom carpet, area and accent rugs and mats and a variety of hard surface flooring products. The Company provides goods for all significant market segments, distribution channels and price points. Included in Mohawk’s family of brands are some of the most popular and prestigious names in the industry: Aladdin, Alexander Smith, American Olean, American Rug Craftsmen, American Weavers, Bigelow, Dal-Tile, Galaxy, Harbinger, Helios, Horizon, Image, Karastan, Lees Carpet, World, WundaWeve, Custom Weave, and Mohawk and Mohawk Home.
Bayer Interior WoodsBayer Interior Woods is a Minnesota company that provides one-stop shopping for all the wood interior products necessary to complete your remodeling or new home project. We offer custom cabinetry, organizing systems, passageway doors, millwork, office systems, bathroom furniture and hardware. In addition, we have finishing capabilities utilizing a large selection of standard colors or custom colors that will provide a perfect match to your existing home. Our product offering will allow you to design an entire home with complimenting style and color throughout. Quality, selection and service will save you time and money and eliminate your worries.
Mannington LogoDesigned to reflect the latest trends in American home furnishings and cabinetry, Mannington hardwood floors offer beauty, durability, and performance. And our floors are crafted with care to ensure that you get a floor you’ll love for many years to come.
ManningtonResidentialAdura® offers the look of wood, tile or stone with the exceptional durability and performance that only a luxury vinyl floor can provide. Get the natural look and feel of wood – minus the maintenance — with Adura Plank. And the Distinctive Collection features today’s most popular 5-inch wide planks, and texturing that looks just like the real thing. Go for a tile look with Adura Tile, and customize it using grout for an even more realistic tile appearance. Custom-designed looks are at your fingertips with Elements, the first and only luxury vinyl flooring to give you size, shape and design options only ever seen before in real tile.