Design Build Process : Design Selection Studios

Northeast Minneapolis Location

Design Selection Studio
2600 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-789-8509

Mon: by appointment
Tues: by appointment
Wed: by appointment
Thurs: by appointment
Fri: by appointment
Sat: by appointment
Sun: by appointment

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St Paul Location

Design Selection Studio
362 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-699-4164

Mon: by appointment
Tues: by appointment
Wed: by appointment
Thurs: by appointment
Fri: by appointment
Sat: by appointment
Sun: by appointment

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South Minneapolis Location

Design Selection Studio
5 W. Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-789-8509

Mon: by appointment
Tues: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs: by appointment
Fri: by appointment
Sat: by appointment
Sun: by appointment

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Design Selection Studio
4020 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-789-8509

Mon: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tues: by appointment
Wed: by appointment
Thurs: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri: by appointment
Sat: by appointment
Sun: by appointment

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About the Showrooms

Castle’s four 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.

History

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.

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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. Samples from each vendor can be seen at one of our four showrooms, please schedule an appointment to see them for yourself.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Clay Squared LogoClay Squared to Infinity makes handmade, custom terra-cotta tile for kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and floor installations in thirty out of this world colors in a myriad of shapes. They offer multiple tile lines of stunning accent tile, including ceramic switch plates, soap dishes, house numbers, mosaics, and art tile. In addition, Clay Squared is the largest distributor of historic tile reproductions in the United States, and are recognized as specialists in matching tile to fit period homes from the 1890s to the 1950s.
Crystal Cabinets Logo Since 1947, Crystal Cabinets has been a family-own, custom cabinet manufacturer located in central Minnesota. They are recognized for the exceptional value they build into every cabinet. They sell our fine cabinetry through independent kitchen and bath dealers throughout the USA and Canada. Crystal Cabinets’s business is about crafting amazing cabinets with amazing people; working together to ensure everything fits together perfectly.
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.
Adura® 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.
The Woodshop of Avon Inc. is proud to be a provider of fine custom cabinetry for projects expertly managed and built by Castle Building & Remodeling. From classic styling to the most contemporary designs, select finely crafted cabinetry from the Woodshop of Avon to enhance the beauty of your home.

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bayerbuiltlogoBayer Built Woodworks is a two-step distributor of millwork, selling exclusively to building product retailers. Our products are available through more than 850 dealers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Montana.
shaw-floors-logoShaw Floors offer carpet, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl, tile and stone flooring and solutions for real life and real homes. Our legacy and expertise are founded in a culture of service, innovation and passion. Since 1967, our floors have been designed with you in mind. We believe your space should be comfortable. It should be meaningful to you and welcoming to others. It should always feel like home. Find the products you want and get back to the life you love. It’s as easy as that.
anderson-tuftex-logoAnderson Tuftex Flooring creates floors that are designed with intention and crafted with care. We know that your flooring is a decision you only want to make once. That’s why we work with trained artisans who love quality, durability and detail as much as you do. You can trust them, their work and your instincts. We’ll happily back all three. We want you to love your floor and life that happens on it every day.
maslogoMasland Carpeting and Rugs was founded in Pennsylvania in 1866 and still today boasts of its heritage as the leading carpet manufacturer in the United States. Since 1866, Masland has insisted that its carpets and rugs maintain the highest quality. The tradition of manufacturing quality products has been practiced for 150 years and continues to be practiced today.
richlin-logo@2xRichlin Window comes from a heritage of high-quality Hayfield Window & Door products, built with care in the USA. They operate as part of the Hayfield Window & Door team, located on 55 acres of land. Their products exceed industry standards, while offering countless design possibilities to match any home decor and lifestyle.
larsondoorslogoLarson Manufacturing was founded with a strong commitment to quality, integrity, and service. These principles are the foundation of our company and living these core values is as essential to our success today as it was in the beginning. Family owned Larson Manufacturing has grown from a one-man shop into the largest manufacturer of storm doors and storm windows in the United States. Overtheir 6​5 years in business, Larson has worked hard to become the leading innovator in the industry. With over 20 patents and more new innovations every year, you can expect LARSON to deliver.
LARSON is transforming outdoor living. As opposed to obstructive screens, Scenix™ Porch Windows offers panoramic views and makes it easy to capture natural air flow. Scenix™ is a whole new way to enjoy the outdoors while adding a unique living space the whole family will enjoy! As porch living gains in popularity, Scenix is an innovative yet practical option for an enclosed porch project.  From screen window replacement to new home construction, Scenix porch windows with retractable screens are the perfect way to stretch out the seasons and enjoy a comfortable space, free from bugs and other unpleasant elements.
BMM_US_Horizontal_ColorWhen it comes to premium paints and stains for your home, Benjamin Moore has set the standard for excellence. They manufacture their own resins and proprietary Gennex® colorants, which deliver superior performance and application properties in every product. Paired with their incomparable selection of authentic colors, their products are formulated to help you achieve beautiful, lasting results every time you paint. Benjamin Moore remains committed to the vision of their founder, Benjamin Moore, when he started his paint company in 1883: produce the highest-quality paints and finishes in the industry, and deliver them directly to our customers through our nationwide network of knowledgeable, customer-friendly, independent retail locations.
sherwin-williams-logo-final-hed-2015Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams established the Sherwin-Williams Company in 1866, in Cleveland, Ohio. The company grew quickly, especially after creating ready-mixed paint in 1880. Before the invention of this type of paint, consumers would have to buy the ingredients of paint separately and mix the paint themselves. Thanks to the Sherwin-Williams Company’s experimentation, consumers could buy the paint already mixed and ready to be used. In 1888, Sherwin-Williams purchased the Calumet Paint Company near Chicago, Illinois. This purchase opened the American West to the Sherwin-Williams Company, allowing the firm to grow even more quickly.

GatcoLogo_Web_lgGatco is a leader in designing and manufacturing the finest and most innovative fashion bath accessories. From towel bars, to mirrors, shower curtain rods and countertop accessories, it is Gatco’s commitment to Design, Quality and Passion that has made it the brand of choice for consumers and hospitality professionals for over 40 years.