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Home Project Recommendations from FM Experts

Great Places to Shop Locally According to the Design Experts

Home and design trends are constantly evolving, and if you’re like me and look online for what’s in and what’s out, the results are not only overwhelming but can also leave you wondering which “expert” you can trust. That’s why in the latest issue of our sister magazine, Trendsetters, we sought answers from real local home and design experts. Not only did they provide home and design hacks, DIY tips, and product recommendations for the home, but they also provided recommendations for local shops, vendors, and suppliers that they personally have worked with on home and design projects.

We took each local recommendation from the design experts and ranked them in order of how frequently they were recommended, while also providing commentary from them on why they love shopping for home products and materials at these places. We at Fargo Monthly love shopping local—so if you’re beginning a new home project, we encourage you to consider checking out these local businesses!

Top Recommended

1. Clearwater Custom Cabinets

Recommended the most with four times by our local design experts recommended Clearwater Custom Cabinets—which says a lot. Some of the notable reasons they were recommended included having great customer service, having a large selection, and great attention to detail.

Check out these kitchen cabinets from Clearwater Custom Cabinetry inside Kristen Carlon’s featured project in the Trendsetters Home & Design Issue!

“The best part of working with [Clearwater Custom Cabinetry] is how they approach every project, big or small, with the utmost respect and quality, and they pay very close attention to all the details. They are willing to find a solution that works for any unique project.”

– Kristen Carlson, Studio Rogue Interior Design

2. Northern Stone

Check out the back bar from Northern Stone inside Grant and Rebekah’s award-winning Pines Black project, featured as the cover story in the Trendsetters Home & Design Issue!

“The team at Northern Stone never disappoints. From simple countertops to the fully custom back bar in Pines Black, everything came out accurately and on time.”

– Grant Koenig, Grain Designs

3. Showcase Floors

Fun Fact: Showcase floors provided the flooring and tile for the Pines Black venue.

Other local home & design businesses our design experts recommend

4. Weyer Companies

5. Rigels Appliances

6. Love Always Floral

7. Dakota Blinds

D A K O T A   B L I N D S

8. Carpet World

9. Innovation Air

10. JDP Electric

Written by Josiah Kopp

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