Creating Luxurious and Timeless Spaces

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Who We Are

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612 Design offers interior design services and construction resources for luxury home remodeling and building, including kitchen and bath remodels, whole house renovations and new home construction. From design concept to project completion, we work and collaborate with homeowners, builders, architects, general contractors and specialty contractors alike. Led by Eric Carter, our professional services are available on-site within 400 miles of greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, as well as virtually nationwide via video chat, phone and email. Whatever your project size or location, we take a value-minded approach in creating beautiful kitchens, bathrooms and homes that provide the "Wow!" factor our clients truly love. Our homes have been featured in prestigious publications, including Luxe, Fine Homebuilding, Thermador's Kitchen Design Challenge and more.

What We Do

We’re dedicated to creating luxurious and timeless living spaces at affordable prices — with stylish designs and gorgeous products and materials that offer the best bang for your buck. Our design ideas and expert advice are also carefully thought-out to maximize your home value and future resale. Just as if we were remodeling or building our own home, we'll recommend smart designs, quality materials and the latest installation methods that are both beautiful and cost-efficient. Of course, this means working with skilled contractors who strive to ensure every facet of construction is implemented with uncompromising craftsmanship.

How We Do It

We’ll listen to your project wish list, and we’ll create a customized design that's aesthetically stunning and everyday comfortable — a functional design that provides the best use of space for your family and entertainment needs. Our designers will collaborate with you and our established network of quality suppliers and contractors in order to create your dream home. From inspirational design ideas, expert advice and vivid 3D design drawings to selecting beautiful materials and working with reputable contractors who know how to get the job done right, you’ll receive thoughtful project guidance every step of the way.

The Process

It all starts with a free consultation and estimate. During your phone consultation, we’ll talk about your project wish list, design goals, budget and time frame. You’ll be asked to email us photos of your current space or drawings (if new construction) for a free estimate and design services proposal, which we’ll email. If our looks good to you, simply email it back to us with your e-signature. Then, we’ll schedule to meet with you at your home to review the project details and take measurements so we can create 3D design drawings of your new space. We’ll also schedule shopping times with you to select materials at the supplier showrooms. From your drawings and material selections, we’ll assist you with getting competitive bids for the construction work. Once there’s approved bids and your project is ready to get underway, we’ll be your liaison during your remodel or new build — from project start to completion.

Affordable, Flat Fee

When you hire 612 Design, our services are customized to meet your specific project needs — all for a simple, flat fee that’s affordable on almost any budget. No annoying hourly charges. No hidden markup or profit on your purchases. No complicated billing or surprise costs. Best of all, you’ll receive our discount pricing and bottom line bids from our network of quality suppliers and contractors on all labor and materials. And you’ll pay them direct with complete transparency. We also accept all major credit cards for easy and convenient payment.

Why 612 Design?

We can provide the vision, value and results you’re looking for. Whether your project is a major renovation, cosmetic makeover or a new custom home, our interior design services and construction resources can help transform your dream home into reality — with the personal service and attention to detail you desire and deserve. While we’re proud of our client testimonials, we’re also a recognized member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, 5-star rated on Houzz, Google, HomeAdvisor and A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau.

Remodeling 101

How much will my remodel cost? Unless you have detailed construction drawings and have selected your materials, it’s difficult to provide an exact remodel cost — all of which our services can assist you with. A complete kitchen or bathroom renovation can range in cost from $10,000 to $40,000 or more, depending on the project size, scope and quality of materials. For example, you could spend $2,000, $10,000 or $20,000 on a new kitchen appliance package, likewise you could select solid stone vs porcelain tile at a fraction of the cost for your bathroom. While there's always ways to cut costs and save (or spend) money, we recommend remodeling your kitchen or bathroom to match your home value and neighborhood. In other words, we wouldn't recommend spending $20,000 on a kitchen appliance package in a $300,000 home, nor would we recommend installing inexpensive tile in a luxury home.

Shop With Us

Do you live outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul area? If so, you can drive or fly into Minneapolis for your project design meetings and shop our supplier showrooms for materials in-person with Eric Carter and our designers. Our local and national suppliers like Ferguson, ProSource, The Tile Shop and others will deliver your selections and purchases to your home anywhere nationwide, including from Wayfair, Houzz and Target. When visiting the Twin Cities, we recommend flying with Delta airlines and staying at the Radisson Blu Mall of America hotel, which offers complimentary shuttle service and is conveniently located across from the MSP airport. It’s a lovely 4-star hotel that’s connected to the fabulous Mall of America with over 500 fine retail stores and restaurants.