July 16, 2018 Colleen Bursaw

July 2018


PROJECT FEATURE:   Waite Park 1st Floor Remodel + Kitchen Addition

This whole-level remodel started with the existing kitchen/dining area being cramped and the rear, sunken entrance to the home not fitting the homeowners’ everyday needs. They wanted an open floor plan with plenty of counter space, base cabinetry, natural light, and generous walking spaces for traffic flow to accommodate a busy family of 5. A mudroom was also key to allow for a daily drop spot for coats, shoes, and sports equipment.

The sunken area in the kitchen was framed in to be level with the rest of the floor, and three walls were removed to create a flexible space for their current and future needs. Natural light drove the cabinet design and resulted in primarily base cabinets instead of a standard upper cabinet/base cabinet layout. Deep drawers, accessories, and tall storage replaced what would be wall cabinets to allow for the empty wall space to capture as much natural light as we could. The double sliding door and large window were important factors in maximizing light. The island and peninsula create a multi-functioning space for two prep areas, guests to sit, a homework/work spot, etc.

An exterior deck is currently in the process of being built, and will complete this family’s functional remodel.

Come check out this project on our Castle Educational Home Tour, September 29 – 30th, 2018!

   Designed by: Amanda Reinert



PRODUCT FEATURE:  Cambria Matte Finish Countertops

Cambria Matte provides an appealing low-sheen alternative to Cambria’s standard finish, Cambria High Gloss. Cambria Matte is a distinctive finish that offers uncompromising quality and unbeatable performance.

Cambria High Gloss (left) compared to new Cambria MatteTM (right) Surface finish.
Upcoming Event – Open Streets: Lake + Minnehaha – July 22

Please join Castle on Sunday, July 22nd (11AM – 5PM) at our Longfellow showroom for the 2018 Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets event!

We’ll be having a sidewalk sale of items from our salvage room (such as doors, faucets, lights, windows, sinks, cabinets, tile, and more!) at deeply discounted prices.

Bring the kiddos along for some fun in the Castle Inflatable Bouncy House!

Get the scoop on the rest of the Open Streets events and route here.


We’re desperate… there just aren’t enough skilled workers out there and we can’t keep up with demand! So we’ve come to you for help.

Refer someone to us (whom we employ for at least 6 months) and we’ll give you $1,000 in free remodeling. Expires: NEVER!

Our hiring standards are high, but if you know anyone qualified for a Carpenter ApprenticeLead Carpenter, Handyman or Drywall Installer position, have them apply at http://www.castlebri.com/workcastle/ and mention you referred them!

Did you know we do commercial remodeling too?

This one is recently listed in NE Minneapolis. Check it out!

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