Extraordinary Works Luxury by EW Kitchens
In the Michigan Design Center
1700 Stutz Drive, Suite 93
Troy, MI 48084
29750 Anthony Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
NEW Online Design Resource at www.ewkitchens.com
Everyone can have a luxury kitchen. “A luxury kitchen is one that you love to spend time in — a room that reflects your tastes, fits your lifestyle and your budget, and your everyday needs,” explains Robert Zebrowski, CKD, one of a team of creative-thinking kitchen designers on staff at Extraordinary Works.
Thinking about building or remodeling your kitchen? To be timeless, it should fit your lifestyle and reflect your personality. The first step is to define your style. Do you like traditional or contemporary, something in between, or something different? Do you prefer the rich look of cherry, classic French Provincial, or hand-rubbed maple? Choosing a cabinet door style will help define the look of your kitchen, but ultimately, it’s the extra details that will make your kitchen special.
That’s where the professionals at Extraordinary Works can help. They’ve just unveiled a new online design resource that includes inspirational photo galleries and numerous helpful planning guides. Next, meet with one of EW’s designers. Their knowledge of the latest material selections, including new “green” products, fresh color combinations, and innovative features can make the difference between an ordinary kitchen and one that’s extraordinary!
In addition to design services, Extraordinary Works represents a range of quality cabinetry manufacturers, so you’re sure to find something to suit your budget. You’ll also find a wide selection of appliances, lighting, hardware and more, all on display at the Troy and Novi showrooms. Extraordinary Works invites you to come in and get inspired – and explore how to live in what you love!
Bob Stern Building Company
554 North Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009
A family-owned, full-service remodeling company, Bob Stern Building Company has helped more than 1,000 families in Oakland County realize their dream home. Last October, the company opened its new remodeling and design studio in downtown Birmingham, featuring custom cabinetry from DeWils. With DeWils, Bob Stern Building Company is able to offer a truly custom cabinet for the same price — or lower —than many semi-custom cabinet dealers can deliver.
“We offer a full complement of design/build services,” says Bob Stern, president of the company he founded in 1965. “This means that we can take a client’s idea and design exactly what he or she wants. We have designers and interior decorators on staff to help with the numerous decisions faced during a remodeling project.”
Aside from cabinetry, Bob Stern Building Company specializes in additions, master suites, lower levels, custom home theaters (including the electronics and installation), and general interior and exterior renovations.
With 44 years of expertise, the company can assure you that you won’t be stuck with a project manager or superintendent who doesn’t have your best interests in mind. In fact, Bob and his son, Ron, supervise every job they sell, so there’s no miscommunication. “With these tough economic times, you want a contractor who will be there after the job is finished. Our longevity should be an assurance that we’ll be there after the dust settles,” Bob says. With the goal of maintaining the architectural integrity of homes, Bob Stern Building Company strives to make every kitchen, addition, or other remodeling project a showplace — at a price you can afford.
HED: Newmyer Distinctive Remodeling: Design with a Difference
Remodeling your kitchen can be a daunting task, unless you have a design team that understands your vision.
Enter Newmyer Distinctive Remodeling , a locally-based, well-established remodeling and design company. Founder and CEO John Newmyer and his daughter, designer Jennifer Mangin, specialize in good customer communication and a commitment to the environment as well as Michigan manufacturers.
“We take pride in making our clients comfortable and knowledgeable about the remodeling process,” Newmyer says. “We spend lots of time with them and ask questions about their needs. Because we’re a smaller company, our format is low-pressure and easygoing.”
Newmyer and Mangin’s commitment to the customer doesn’t stop with getting to know their clients.
“We’re always available to take calls,” Newmyer says. “You’ll never get voicemail. We truly are available 24-7, to meet the client’s needs.”
In the four decades that the family business has been creating spaces for homeowners in Oakland County, they’ve extended their scope of services to include environmentally conscious design techniques.
“We’re very conscious of the environment and in turn our local economy.” Newmyer says, “Any product that you want or have seen that is produced outside of the U.S. we can get from a Michigan or U.S. based manufacturer. That keeps our economy moving and jobs at home, plus it is much better for the environment and your pocket book.”
While kitchen design is just one focus of the company — they also install bathrooms and can handle any other home alterations, including new construction — both Newmyer and Mangin take special pride in their kitchen designs and remodels.
“People who design kitchens need to know how they work,” Mangin says, “and my father is essentially a gourmet cook. We love what we do, and it shows in our work.”
Birmingham, MI 48009
Designs Unlimited was founded in 1986 with the belief that people are willing to make great commitments to improve their lifestyles and homes. These individuals expect quality, value, and service in all areas of their lives. Our mission is to fulfill these needs.
At Designs Unlimited we not only manufacture quality custom cabinetry for all areas of your home or office, we’re also representatives of Poggenpohl, Wood-Mode, and Brookhaven. Our vast selection allows us to provide our customers with the finest quality products, unsurpassed value, service, and satisfaction. Our expert team of in-house installers completes the project.
We are the exclusive Michigan representative of Poggenpohl. Since 1892, these European-made cabinets have been known for their state-of-the-art design and quality, and they’re available in a full range of materials — from laminates to lacquers and woods. Their innovative styling and use of materials make them a leader worldwide.
Wood-Mode and Brookhaven round out the mix, and utilize beautiful Old World tradition — combined with today’s features — to marry traditional styling with quality craftsmanship. From their custom cabinets to their stock line, there’s something
available for every home.
Designs Unlimited’s custom cabinetry allows total flexibility in the mix of products. Our team of experienced craftsmen can build anything that can be imagined. Whether you’re looking for the perfect bath, closet, bar, library, or home entertainment unit, it can be manufactured in our state-of-the-art factory in West Bloomfield.
Our philosophy is easy. We strive to make you the best-informed consumer in the industry. Timeless elegance, a quality product, and flawless installation all become part of the personal expression of stylish living.
Please feel free to stop in our showroom and let us introduce you to our mix of products.
50905 Hayes Rd.
Shelby Township, MI 48315
LaFata Kitchen and
6335 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
As today’s challenging economy requires many families to reassess their wants and needs, homeowners are rediscovering the importance of taking care of their existing homes by making wise upgrades and quality product decisions. They’re using local family-owned and operated businesses and local manufacturers, and getting more personalized service. For nearly 50 years, clients of LaFata Cabinets have valued the Shelby Township-based company’s quality, selection, and craftsmanship. Customers can buy with confidence, knowing that the product they invest in is going to last.
In a time when few companies are making a commitment to our region, LaFata Cabinets recently opened a new showroom in West Bloomfield. While the company is best known for its high-end kitchens and innovative design, it also understands the need for a variety of options — not just in product, but also in price. LaFata makes it a point to cater to the needs of customers in any price range, with any size kitchen.
Customers of LaFata Cabinets will find a vast selection of choices, including several wood species and more than 50 door styles and finishing options. And in addition to offering a wide range of wood/stain/door combinations, the company’s cabinets are built to last, using a flat line finish system that bakes on a durable finish so the cabinetry will maintain its fresh look for years.
Because LaFata is a custom cabinet manufacturer, every kitchen they create is made to the homeowner’s specifications. Both locations offer showrooms that provide many options and displays, showcasing the different styles and choices that are available. LaFata Cabinets also offers free financing, and will work with your budgetary needs. The LaFata family believes that it’s more important than ever to work with homeowners and help them through this rough patch in Michigan’s economy. Come and visit one of the LaFata locations to see what all the buzz is about!
1685 S. Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
It’s a real joy watching Kitchen Studio’s Franco Nonahal at work. He has the ability to take any kitchen, no matter the size and transform it into a state-of-the-art kitchen that perfectly suits your taste and needs. Give him a pencil, paper, and the current layout, and watch him redesign the kitchen in minutes. Franco instinctively marries ultramodern approaches to the Old World design secrets he learned during his architectural studies at the University of Florence, in Italy.
After 16 years in Birmingham, Franco moved Kitchen Studio to Bloomfield Hills Township, and quadrupled the size of his showroom. The added space allows him to exhibit his masterpieces — 20 kitchens in all — that include such details as cabinetry with a carved family crest, top-of-the-line Downsview Kitchens cabinetry, refrigerators disguised as traditional armoires, and surfaces ranging from distressed to high-gloss.
“Along with kitchen architecture, we also create libraries, fireplaces, bars, and state-of-the-art closets,” says Franco, who just finished a job in Hilton Head, S.C., and has traveled to Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, and Washington to complete kitchens and other rooms of distinction.
Franco always recommends that his customers spend time in his studio, so he can better understand their personal style and design interests. For those interested in remodeling, Kitchen Studio design professionals help determine the best changes for a home’s architecture and a homeowner’s personal taste. Franco’s attention to detail and refusal to offer his clients anything less than the best has earned Kitchen Studio statewide and national recognition for excellence. And, more importantly, Kitchen Studio has earned loyal customers who know that, in Franco’s hands, everything will be perfect.
4068 W. Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Though Millennium Cabinetry has been designing and manufacturing elegant cabinetry for the entire home for almost 25 years, the Bloomfield Hills–based company is also known for providing full-service renovations. From design concept to final installation, Millennium manages and oversees projects through to completion. Its team of skilled craftsmen combined with meticulous project management guarantees the success and timeliness of your project.
Millennium has always catered to customers who desire the best-quality products and services available in the marketplace. Millennium creates dynamic kitchens, baths, libraries, closets and other room projects that meet the needs and lifestyles of its clientele. In fact, metro Detroit’s top architects and most prestigious builders look to Millennium for unsurpassed service and the finest-quality custom cabinetry.
Produced in its local manufacturing facility, Millennium products are made to order. This not only guarantees quality, it also ensures your kitchen will look like no other. While Millennium can work directly with builders, architects and designers, customers can also choose to have Millennium provide a full-service approach to coordinating and organizing all aspects involved in the project. Millennium takes pride in offering a vast variety of services, and its award-winning design team brings your vision to life with the most detailed computer-aided cabinet and room drawings. From space planning to selecting and ordering appliances, tile, granite, flooring, lighting and plumbing fixtures, Millennium offers everything needed to make your house a home.
Virginia Tile Company
The Michigan Design Center
1700 Stutz Drive, Suite 100
Troy, MI 48084
24404 Indoplex Circle
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
7689 Nineteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
There are few places in the metro Detroit area that are more synonymous with tile than Virginia Tile Company. For 80 years, the company has set the standard for style, design and customer service.
Bill Stephenson, president of Virginia Tile, says the company works closely with subcontractors, builders, interior designers and architects to serve the needs of their clients. “We provide a high level of service and have a great assortment of products,” says Stephenson. “We are service-minded people who understand the power of word of mouth, so we want our customers to be happy and excited with their product selections.”
Virginia Tile carries a wide variety of products, including ceramic and porcelain tile, marble, granite, limestone, slate, glass, metal and terra-cotta tiles. Stephenson says one of the hottest trends right now is glass tiles, and Virginia Tile offers a wide assortment of glass, including tiles from Oceanside Glass Tile, the leading manufacturer in this category. A vast number of homes in the Detroit area have Virginia Tile to thank for their look, and so do commercial projects such as the Pantheon Club at Greektown Casino, Oak Point Country Club, General Dynamics in Sterling Heights, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Towers in Ann Arbor.
Stephenson encourages customers to visit one of the area’s three showrooms to talk with consultants who are trained in product selection and proper application. “My advice is to do some homework before you visit the showroom. Organize your ideas by going through magazines to understand what you like. Bring in pictures; know your color direction and the style you are interested in,” he says. “Know your budget and when you will need the product, because some products require a lead time to produce.”
As a premier provider of ceramic tile and natural stone, Virginia Tile represents the finest manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. And, while its longevity can be attributed to superior style and design, it’s the attention to detail Virginia Tile gives to each project that keeps customers coming back for more.