By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2009
Angie Smith, kitchen designer, can help you turn your plans into reality at Kitchens by Mill Creek.
Mill Creek is not just about lumber any more. The Tulsa icon that began as a simple little lumberyard is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a new Kitchens by Mill Creek showroom at 7741 E. 41st St. The showroom’s model kitchens and baths offer hundreds of ideas for updating and decorating these important areas of your home.
Kitchen designer Angie Smith says that it’s amazing how many people come in with the notion that new cabinets are too expensive. They just want ideas to dress up what they have. “We show them how they can buy new cabinets for basically the same cost of refacing and replacing hardware on the old cabinets.”
That’s because Mill Creek features three lines of kitchen cabinets to cover different needs and budgets. They offer in-stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets and fully custom cabinets. Whether your taste is contemporary, modern, rustic, cottage or traditional, they have cabinets with the right look and the right price. Kitchens by Mill Creek supplies cabinets for homeowners, builders, rental properties, hotels and casinos. They can arrange installation in about two and a half to four weeks.
Angie or one of the other two designers can come up with a plan that includes everything in your new kitchen. The Mill Creek goal is “to turn your building plans into reality.” They visit your home and carefully measure. Then they work with the latest programs and software so you can visualize and modify the transformation before it even starts. If you are working with a builder, architect or interior designer, they will work with them as well to get you exactly what you want within your budget. Innovative kitchen ideas have earned Kitchens by Mill Creek awards in the PMC Parade of Homes.
Another major design element is countertops. They offer a large selection of granite, quartz, acrylic, laminate and other unique countertop surfaces. Granite is the most popular choice. All kinds of granite slabs, from subtle patterns to lots of color and motion, are available on site. They have their own fabricating shop and can provide installation from the slab of your choice in just two to three weeks.
Backsplashes also make a huge difference in appearance, yet they are relatively simple and inexpensive projects. The Kitchens by Mill Creek showroom has everything from designer murals to tumbled marble backsplashes on display. They also carry decorative as well as functional options, including hardware and lighting, that range from modest to lavish prices.
For the bath, you’ll find vanities, sinks, tubs, toilets, showers, shower pans, tiles, backsplashes and decorative mirrors. Their vanities from Soci, Jeffrey Alexander and L&K Designs come in all styles and sizes. Take home an in-stock vanity for a quick fix, or have one of the designers come up with a whole new spa-like bathroom. They will guide you every step of the way, and they’ll also include your storage needs and closet organization.
There’s a reason Mill Creek has survived and thrived for 75 years. From the original small lumberyard on Yale, the third generation of this family-owned business has expanded to 21 locations in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas, with a product line that includes carpet, tile, doors, windows and lots more. But Tulsa is still the heart of the business. Their third generation of customers is getting the same fine quality building materials and service they grew up with.
Visit the new Kitchens by Mill Creek showroom at 7727 E. 41st St. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.