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Magazine Cover- Better Homes & Gardens

One of Millennium’s kitchens was featured on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication: Beautiful Kitchens and Baths. It is always an honor to have our work featured in the media. Image

West Bloomfield Residence 003

This spring, Millennium completed a highly stylized renovation of a home in West Bloomfield. Millennium’s in-house designer collaborated with the client to define a clear motif, palette and what the ideal materials for the space would be. The result is an entire first floor that flows seamless from room-to-room with a remarkable style and grace. Below, Millennium’s in house designer answers a few questions about the style, materials and process.
 


STYLE
 


What palette did you use? 
 A variety of shades of sage green and cream with hints of purple.

How would you describe the motifs used?  The arches, the hood molding, the dining chairs, the dining light fixture, the foyer doors and front door all have the same circular and arched pattern. We started with the hood molding and then everything else followed along.

In what style is this space?  The style is a mix of traditional with some of the clean lines of transitional.

What feel were you going for?  
 The customer wanted a beautiful open space with lots of details.

MATERIALS


What kind of wood is the cabinetry? 
 The dark kitchen areas are a walnut stained espresso and the light cabinets are a frosty white paint with a pewter glaze to highlight the cabinet details. The hutch is a custom paint color with some distressing and glazing.

What is type of material is the counter? 
 The counter is a granite called “African Rain” that has hints of the sage green running through very slightly with creams and some brown.

What type of lighting fixtures did you choose and why?
 The lighting fixtures are contemporary in style and were chosen to offset the details of the carved moldings and pick up on the curved theme.

PROCESS
 


What did you base the majority of the design around? 
 The design was based on the customer wanting a “wow” kitchen with all the bells and whistles we had to offer. There were many items on their wish list and we pretty much included them all.

What was the biggest challenge? 
 The biggest challenge was to have all the  details, decisions and selections finalized to meet the clients budget and time frame.

Below, find pictures of the renovated first floor including the foyer, powder room, kitchen and living room.


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The Liliya Project Continues

Tune in to Seven Action News at 5:00 this Friday to watch Lilliya, a 21 year year old cerebral palsy patient as she is surprised with a beautiful home away from home, featuring custom-made furniture donated by Millennium (specifically a built-in bedroom wall unit with a murphy bed and a desk).

 

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/money/consumer/call_for_action/the-call-for-action-team-goes-to-work-to-build-a-home-away-from-home-for-lilliya

Kitchen Trends: Hide Your Refrigerator

What if your refrigerator didn’t have to look like a refrigerator? What if you were hoping to have a seamlessly traditional kitchen, but then realized your fridge may disrupt the aesthetic?  The good news is that it doesn’t have to!

Enter the armoire style fridge. As official Subzero dealer, we know that several of their refrigerators accept integrated custom panels that come together to create a the very kind of discrete fridge solution that your traditional kitchen is begging for.

Browse around at 
thttp://www.subzero-wolf.com/integrated-fridges

Scrapbook & Media Room

Recently Millennium created a space to help a client make her own creations: scrapbook pages. After an installation that took only a couple of weeks, this Grosse Pointe Park client had an entire room customized to meet her design and storage needs–while her husband got his own media room to watch sports in. Special features of this scrapbooking room include frosted glass cabinet panels that spell out the word “CREATE”, an extensive paper shelving unit, spotlight lighting and an island workspace.

Below is a testimonial from the client:

“When I first had the idea of a scrapbook room I contacted Millennium. I met with Chris [Varady] and told him what I was looking for and hen he came back with a set of blueprints, I was AMAZED! Millennium did not skip a detail with my room. From start to finish it was constant communication. I met with the project manager every day and he would tell me what the plans were for that days and always completed it. I received phone calls in the evening asking if I had any questions or needed anything. I have never in my life had such a wonderful experience with a company. The quality of my cabinets and all the work down will last a lifetime. Thank you for creating the room of my dreams.”

–Grosse Pointe Park Client

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Before and After Photos

Everyone loves a good, dramatic before-and-after photo album. So we have compiled a variety of before-and-after and before-and-progress pictures to give you an idea of the drastic changes Millennium can bring about, in any kind of space. For larger images, you can view our Flickr album at: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyZnac3

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