Kitchens & Wood Floors

Dark, Medium, or Light Wood Floors - What's Your Design Style?

The combination of white, enamaled kitchen cabinets and wood floors has been home buyers favorite combinations, but some like light wood floors, some prefer dark, rich wood, and others like a color more in the middle - not too dark and not too light. 

What Color Kitchen Cabinets Look Best with Wood Floors?

Well, that depends on your personal style and the look you're trying to create in your home. We've done all shades of wood floors and wood types. Click through our kitchen images below to see the different combinations of wood floors, cabinets, and contrasting island colors. The wood grain also makes a statement - some wood grains are more visible than others. Our designers work with you to determine your style and help you choose a wood floor what you will love to live with for a very long time. 

Wood Floors Are a Durable and Beautiful Design Element

Many people are surprised that our Minnesota homes have hardwood floors throughout the greatroom, dining, and kitchen. Not only is it durable, it also offers visual warmth and texture and lends itself to a natural design element that works with any architectural style. Hardwood is a premium flooring material that increases a homes value and is a sustainable design element.


  • Attractive surface
  • Can be refinished
  • Increases home value
  • Softer and warmer than tile

Let Us Bring Your Vision to Life - Custom Design Build or Buy an Existing Model

We build on your lot or you choose one of our lots or models in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities including Plymouth, Maple Grove, Excelsior,  Minnetonka, and other Minneapolis suburbs.  

Gray & White Home Interior Paint Trends

From Casual and Cozy to Contemporary and Sophisticated

Grays and whites are a neutral color palette we love to use in Creek Hill Custom Homes' models. The colors create beautiful spaces for great rooms, kitchens, and master suites whether we layer varying shades of white or create a contrasting color palette of white punctuated with a bold gray. 

You can keep it subtle or add bold accent colors on a focus wall, in art, light fixture, or decor and furnishings. Grays and whites are versatile and work with so many styles.

A Neutral Color Palette is Versatile and Timeless

Sherwin Williams has over twelve white paint wall colors in their Finest Whites Color Collection to create a tone-on-tone palette. Their Living Well Collection categorizes grays and whites to inspire spaces to Center, Focus, Renew, and Reflect. Grays and whites bring a sense of comfort, style, and well-being into a home. 

Cool whites, warm whites, timeless whites and varying shades and hues of gray never go out of style.

Perfect Colors to Complement Architectural Details

A home's design and character is complemented by the color of paint and finishes. Coffered, vaulted, beamed, and stepped ceilings are enhanced visually with whites and grays. This palette also works well with all types of floors from dark, medium, and light wood to carpet and tile. 

Click through the home photos below for some of the ways we used grays and whites in one of our luxury ramblers near hisotoric Excelsior, MN and on the shore of Lake Minnetonka.


Glass Barn Doors for the Shower!

Barn doors have been making a design statement in the home for a few years and now they've been made in glass for shower enclosures! We put Agalite's Transcend Collection doors in the bathroom suite of one our custom model homes and they make quite the statement!

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Greenfield Custom Home Features Exquisite Ceilings & Unique Architectural Details

The best part of choosing to build a custom home is having the opportunity to incorporate your own unique details and features. And this custom rambler is the perfect example! The homeowner of a Greenfield, MN private lot chose Creek Hill Custom Homes to help design and build a 5,000 sq ft home of his dreams. Loaded with modern amenities and distinctive design details, we were thrilled to get permission to share it with all of you!

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Rambler Homes Make Their Way into Luxury Living

6412 Luxury Rambler CreekHill Custom HomesChanges in Custom Home Trends

Home styles, designs and decor are constantly changing – as in fashion; some styles come and go, and come back again. Ramblers, also known as ranch-style houses, were popular in the 1940s and 1970s. Known for their single level living space and minimal exterior and interior design elements, ramblers were often the choice for first-time home buyers and new families.

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