Exceptional Design and Remodel Results
Who We Are
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612 Design offers expert design and project management services for high-end kitchen, bathroom and home remodeling, as well as new home construction. As the owner and lead designer, Eric Carter takes a value-minded approach to creating dream kitchens and bathrooms that provide the "Wow!" factor his clients truly desire and love. Our professional services are available in-person in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul and remotely in select cities nationwide.
What We Do
From concept to completion, 612 Design is dedicated to creating luxurious and timeless living spaces at affordable prices—with stylish, cost-efficient designs and beautiful materials that offer the best bang for your buck. Whether your project involves opening up walls and soffits to reconfigure the layout of your old kitchen or bathroom, building a new custom home, or if your current kitchen or bath needs an extreme makeover, our ultimate goal is to provide you with exceptional results. Just as if we were remodeling or building our own home, we'll recommend the best design plans, quality products, latest installation methods and skilled contractors that can get the job done right—with uncompromising craftsmanship and eco-friendly products. Our network of courteous contractors and installers are experienced in working in owner-occupied homes with families, kids and pets around, which is a respectful and delicate process that requires a high level of planning and care—as you want to trust and know who's in your home.
How We Do It
Whether your style is traditional, modern or transitional, we'll listen carefully to your project wish list and we'll create a customized design for your new kitchen or bathroom that's aesthetically stunning and everyday comfortable—a functional design that provides the best use of space for your family and entertainment needs. Our design team will shop online and in-person to help you select all of your products, materials, colors and textures for your project. And we'll recommend reputable contractors in your city who will strive to ensure every facet of demolition, construction and installation is implemented according to your design plan. We'll also provide you with expert advice on how to maximize your home value and increase your resale potential with smart design ideas and construction choices that discerning home buyers want and expect in a high-end home. Finally, we'll make sure your remodel or new build stays on track and is completed to your highest expectations and ours with attentive, project management and thoughtful, personal service from start to finish.
With 612 Design, you'll receive our discount prices on products and materials for your remodel or new build project. And you'll buy and pay direct with complete transparency—so there's never any question or mystery about what things cost. You'll receive our best pricing on cabinetry, appliances, countertops, tile, flooring, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, decorative hardware and more. Our nationwide network of quality suppliers like Ferguson®, ProSource®, The Tile Shop and others can help stretch your project dollars by passing on our discounts directly to you. Depending on the supplier and manufacturer, your savings could range from 10-50% off MSRP on all available products and materials. And we'll coordinate and negotiate the lowest prices on all your construction labor and material bids from local contractors and installers that we recommend. We'll also review each bid and help you understand the details of what's included and what's not included—so you can make an informed decision on options, upgrades and costs, including where and how to save the most money.
Whatever your project budget or location, our professional services are available for a simple and affordable flat fee. Our Kitchen and Bath Design fee is only $499 for any size kitchen or bathroom, and it's available both remotely in select cities nationwide and in-person in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our Project Management fee is based on a very competitive percentage of your estimated project budget. Best of all, you'll receive our discount prices on all your products and materials from our network of quality suppliers—which could save you thousands of dollars on your remodel or new build project.
Why 612 Design?
At 612 Design, we'll provide you with the vision, value and results you're looking for—with the attention to detail and personal service you deserve. Throughout the design and project process, you'll receive creative inspiration and expert guidance every step of the way; from budget-friendly design ideas and smart space planning to specifying beautiful materials that are customized to your new space, style and budget. We're confident that we can not only provide you with exceptional design and project results, but we believe you'll save much more money (and time) than what our fee is for our remote services because of our discount pricing you'll receive on products and materials.
Our Product and Material Suppliers
- Woodland -- Cabinetry Manufacturer
- Countryside -- Cabinetry Manufacturer
- Scherer Bros. -- Cabinets, Closet Systems, Millwork, Windows and Doors
- Lowe's -- Home Improvement Products and Materials
- Ferguson -- Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures and Appliances
- Warners' Stellian -- Appliances and Water Softeners
- Minnesota Tile & Stone -- Countertops, Remnants, Tile, Stone and Fabricator
- Amsum & Ash -- Natural Stone Countertops
- Pacific Granite -- Countertops, Remnants and Fabricator
- Coldspring -- Natural Stone Countertops
- The Tile Shop -- Tile and Stone
- ProSource -- Carpet, Flooring, Counterops and Tile
- Musolf's Wood Flooring -- Natural and PreFinished Wood Flooring
- Nob Hill Decorative Hardware -- Cabinet Hardware and Door Hardware
- Minneapolis Glass Company -- Glass and Shower Doors
- Twin City Fireplace & Stone Co. -- Fireplaces and Stone
Did you know? Eric worked in the fashion and entertainment industry for a short time, where he was a character actor in the industrial film "Shoot, Don't Shoot". Eric was also a guest judge with Elite Model Management during their annual Model Search where they scout to discover the next new supermodel.