Space planning is a very important part of what we do.  I like that it involves critical thinking and piecing everything together; like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle.

When we are designing any room in a house, it’s important for us to know how you use the spacewhat your needs are, and what can change and what has to stay. Here is an example of three ways we space planned a main level living space. The homeowner wanted to have space for the kitchen, a seating area, and a dining room. See how what we came up with…

When you’ve lived with your living room, kitchen, master bedroom or any other room set up the same way for 10 years+, it can be hard to imagine it a different way. All you need is a fresh set of eyes and a creative hauthaus designer!

Have you ever wondered what we could come up with for you? Give us a call – we’d love to show you!

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local product: Cambria

July 28, 2010

Plain and simple: Here at hauthaus, we love Cambria!

There are many reasons to love the local, green product…

  • It’s maintenance free! Unlike granite, you never have to seal or polish it. Just a wash with warm water will do the trick!
  • It’s all natural, baby! Cambria is made from an extremely hard material; pure and natural quartz.  Did you know that quartz is the hardest non-precious stone found on earth? Well, now you know!
  • It’s food safe. Cambria has been certified as an excellent surface for food prep. Since it’s nonporous, liquids and chemicals cannot penetrate it.  It is also resistant against bacterial growth.
  • It’s local! Cambria is made right here in Minnesota; Le Suer to be exact. The next time you’re travelling down 169, be sure to check out the large facility and it’s large water fountain!

Here are some examples of hauthaus projects in which Cambria was used…

In this kitchen remodel in Minneapolis, we reused the granite from the existing kitchen on the new perimeter cabinets.  For the island, we used Cambria in the color: Sussex. It is such a nice, neutral grey, and it coordinated perfectly with the existing granite.

Inspired by Cass Gilbert and the rathskellar in the MN State Capital Building, we designed this lower level entertainment space in St. Paul. The bar called for a durable material and Cambria came to mind. We used the color Oak Hampton in this application. That color is a very deep brown that is almost black; which worked perfect in our space.

In this front porch on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, we used the brand new Cambria color: Waverton. We were very excited to see this new Cambria, as it has veining and looks like marble. We used an antique table found at Spinario Design for the base of the cocktail table and Cambria as the top. It adds a fresh pop of white to the front porch.

Cambria comes in many colors and looks. For more information, you can check out their website at www.cambriausa.com, or stop in their showroom at IMS.

cheers, amber

Have you been to the ASID Showcase Homes yet? …Well? What are you waiting for?!

Holly and I designed the front porch at the Lake of the Isles home, and we are so excited for you to see it!

Here is a little sneak peek of what you’ll find.

This beautiful Weiman table was found at Spinario and outfitted with a brand new ‘Waverton’ Cambria top.  The red is a great pop of color in the room!

Fiddle Leaf Fig trees anchor the ends of the porch. They provide a sense of privacy from the house next door.

The fans are both beautiful and functional in the space.

 

 

 

 

Also to note: an unexpected flooring material that is used on the ceiling, original Douglas Fir flooring, various antiques from the homeowner’s collection as well as a number from Spinario, and new Grange outdoor furniture. 

Stop by and create some origami on the porch at the large Nazareno wood table!

cheers, amber