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Unveiling…Our Edina Cottage

By: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Nestled within blocks of newly renovated Pamela Park in East Edina, our latest home construction has all the features of gorgeous, yet functional, family home. With a focus on energy efficiency, sophisticated design, and healthy elements, this home was designed with the conscious customer in mind. Step inside this rustic Edina… Read more »

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5 Design Features of our Stand-Out Optima Homes

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO There is a fine line between homes that are over-designed and ones that are lacking any kind of design. Interior designers often want to put their signature style on a home and, in the process, end up adding embellishments and over-the-top features that are not likely to stand the… Read more »

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Small Kitchen Islands, BIG Function (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Small kitchen? Try a compact kitchen island! This collection of images from Houzz demonstrates how a small kitchen island can make a huge difference in a tight space. Small, Slim and Super: Compact Kitchen Islands That Offer Big Function Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CODon’t forget to… Read more »

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Fall in Love with a One-Wall Kitchen (from Houzz)

Take a look at these gorgeous one-wall kitchens and start looking at your kitchen with fresh eyes. Article and photos courtesy of Houzz.com. Please feel free to visit Samantha’s Houzz profile. Ways to Fall in Love With a One-Wall Kitchen Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Thank you for subscribing to the Perfect Place… Read more »

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4 Ways to Punch Up a White Kitchen (from Houzz)

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO At JP&CO, we love white kitchens. They fit with our minimalist, clean-lined approach. But sometimes, white kitchens can be just a bit…boring. So, how to spice them up? Here are some ideas from Houzz. New This Week: 4 Ways to Punch Up a White Kitchen For more tips and… Read more »

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It’s All In the Details

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Today’s blog post is all about the details. From tile work to cabinet hardware to the type of finish on your kitchen faucet, details go a long way in making your home feel exactly how you’d like it to feel. Whether you’re aiming for a sophisticated look, a modern… Read more »

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Our Top 5 Kitchen Blog Posts

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO The kitchen is oftentimes the heart of the home. That’s why we spend a lot of time posting great ideas for kitchen updates, improvements, and ways to re-organize or re-think your kitchen. Here is a selection of our top 5 kitchen blog posts from the past 5 years. Please… Read more »

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10 Small Dining Rooms with Style to Spare (via Houzz)

10 Small Dining Rooms With Style to Spare Contact us for information on redoing your own dining room or kitchen. We’re here to help! Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Get social!

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LOVE Your Kitchen (Part Two)

By Samantha Grose, designer for JP&CO and Optima Homes Continuing last week’s topic, here are three more tips that will help you fall head over heels in love with your kitchen… 1. Be comfortable If your kitchen is stiff and uncomfortable, liven it up! Choose bar stools for your island that you’ll actually want to sit in. Place… Read more »

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LOVE Your Kitchen (Part One)

By Samantha Grose, designer for JP&CO and Optima Homes It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Instead of fighting the crowds and waiting in long lines to get into a restaurant this year, why not try cooking a special V-Day dinner at home? If the thought of that is daunting, it could be that your kitchen (not your cooking skills!)… Read more »