John Kraemer & Sons
General Contractors
Closet eclectic closet


A recent home built by John Kraemer & Sons in Credit River Township, MN.

Photography: Todd Buchanan

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dmyoung15 wrote:
Love the island - We are in the process of seeking quotes for our master closet and I'm so happy to run across your beautiful design. Could you please tell me where the island was purchased? Thank you.
   Comment   October 22, 2012
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John Kraemer & Sons
It was custom made by Builder's Choice Cabinetry in Burnsville, MN.
October 23, 2012 at 1:08pm   
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jackiemann wrote:
do the solar tubes light the room with the lights off? - Do the solar tubes work well? Would a skylight heat the closet too much?
     Comment   September 5, 2012
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Eggleston Farkas Architects
Solar tubes do an excellent job providing lighting during the day, and shouldn't be a problem as far as overheating is concerned. Some models have an additional lightbulb inside so you can also use them as your light fixtures at night. The two manufacturers whose products we've used are Velux and Solatube.
September 5, 2012 at 9:17pm     
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John Kraemer & Sons
Eggleston Farkas said it perfectly. Thanks!
September 7, 2012 at 12:47pm     
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Laura Jens Sisino wrote:
Beautiful work.....may I inquire about the color/finish used in closet and doors? Thank you
   Comment   April 17, 2012
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John Kraemer & Sons
Absolutely! It is all enameled poplar, and the color is Benjamin Moore - White Dove. Thanks, and good luck!
April 17, 2012 at 6:22am   
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Laura Jens Sisino
Thank you so much. No wonder it looks fabulous, I love that color :)
April 17, 2012 at 7:14am   
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jlgodshall wrote:
I am designing a closet and wondered about the dimensions of this room and of the island. It feels very well proportioned and beautiful. Thanks!
   Comment   February 24, 2012
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Ronique Gibson
I'm not sure of the exact dimensions of this closet, but this ideabook may point you in the right direction for estimating dimensions in a space.

February 24, 2012 at 10:35am   
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John Kraemer & Sons
Hi There! The dimensions of this room are: 12'x15'... Thanks, and good luck!
February 24, 2012 at 11:42am   
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marinabdn wrote:
I have been looking for door knobs like the ones in this room. Could I know what brand are these?
   Comment   February 14, 2012
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John Kraemer & Sons
I am not sure what brand they are, but they are from Nob Hill Hardware in Minnesota. Call and ask for Linda. Reference the 2011 John Kraemer & Sons Luxury Home Tour house. Thanks!
February 17, 2012 at 9:14am   
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Thank you!!!!
February 17, 2012 at 2:27pm   
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