Liz Schupanitz, CKD, Associate ASID

Kitchen & Bath Design
As an award-winning kitchen and bath designer, I love creating beautiful spaces that incorporate your individual style and ideas.
My goal is to create solutions that will surprise, delight and exceed your expectations.

Partnering with trusted General contractors and custom cabinetmakers, I work meticulously to see your design through from start to finish. I can also work with your trusted builder as well. Either way my clients appreciate the care I give to even the smallest details.
Background and Education
During the process of remodeling my own home, I discovered that the skills I had used as a graphic designer and art director were similar to those used in space planning and design. This combined with a love of cooking inspired me to go back to school to learn the technical aspects of kitchen, bath and cabinetry design. I have since worked for several kitchen and bath studios in the Twin Cities, but really enjoy the one-on-one relationships with my clients that working as an independent designer allows. It gives me the freedom to dedicate my time to finding the best possible solutions for each client.

Iowa State University B.A. Design
Century College Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design
Accreditations​​​​​​​
Awards
• 2019 MN NKBA Editors Choice: Most Dramatic Makeover/Bathroom
• 2019 MN NKBA 1st Place Large Bathroom
• 2017 MN NKBA Awards: 3rd Place Medium Kitchen
• 2016 MN NKBA Awards: 2nd Place Other Rooms
• 2016 MN NKBA Awards: 1st Place Medium Kitchen
• 2014 MN ASID Design Awards: 1st place Kitchen, under 250SF
• 2014 MN NKBA Awards: Third Place MediumKitchen
• 2013 MN NKBA Awards: First Place Medium Kitchen
• 2011 MN NKBA Awards: First Place Medium Kitchen
• 2011 MN NKBA Awards: Voted Best Kitchen Overall by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Editors
• 2011 MN NKBA Awards: NKBA Student's Choice Award
Testimonials​​​​​​​
Mary L.
Our front door opens to the living room, dining room and kitchen. Liz understood how important it would be to create a comfortable visual harmony in our very open space. During our preliminary meetings, she recognized that deleting an angle wall could be a needed step in pulling together the three rooms visually. Moving one wall improved the configuration, thus the flow of movement overall. We gained kitchen counter top and storage space in the adjacent laundry room. We knew that we wanted and informal space that carried some of the aesthetic of a restaurant kitchen. Liz's energy was endless in her effort to find the right design, materials and products for us. We are very happy with our dark, dramatic base cabinets, open shelves in place of upper cabinetry, and marble counter tops. Liz designed a white oak buffet that is a subtle division between the kitchen and living room. Her recommendations tempered what could have been visual chaos. She paired beauty with functionality. Throughout the project, she payed great attention to detail, showing her recognition of what an important financial, emotional investment a remodel is. We also have her to thank for bringing us a meticulous contractor with an incredible work ethic. We highly recommend Liz Schupanitz.
Stacy Carlson
I had the pleasure to work with Liz on the design of all the cabinetry for the major renovation of our 1950's Cape Cod house on Lake Minnetonka. From the get go she was keenly aware of the timeless st...Read More
Lee & Polly H.
Liz was great to work with. She listened to our ideas and concerns and incorporated those ideas into her design.. We collaborated until we were all satisfied. She was persistent at times to make sure we made the best choices. She kept looking until she found the perfect fit for us. She is thoughtful in what she does. We established some tight deadlines and she worked hard to meet every one. She always gave us options that included various pricing. She has personally checked virtually everything to make sure it was right. She is very prompt and her communication skills have been great. We are thrilled with both the design and the quality of the various elements. Liz has now done three projects for us - our master bath, a fireplace, and a complete overhaul of our kitchen. We can say without doubt that we are thrilled to work with Liz and highly recommend her!
Alekhya F.
We hired Liz for two projects - one was for a built in buffet in the dining room of our home and the 2nd one was for a design of 2nd floor build-up for a master suite. She is extremely detail oriented, very friendly, focuses on your needs and then overlays her expertise in designing functional beautiful masterpiece. She treats the project as if the house is her own and worries about every little detail until it fits right. She coordinated with the cabinetry firm seamlessly; her involvement in projects are the only times when I don't need to be in the middle of it as she thinks for us (the clients) constantly. She ensures that the dollars are well spent. Our house is a 1921 center hall Colonial - the best compliments that we received are -- when several of our close friends, who visit regularly, saw the buffet and said "was this always there?" and "no one would know that this was built in 2014-2015".....that's the kind of expert Liz is! We are glad to know her and will involve her in all our future projects.
Beth Hayward
After living in our 1960s house for almost 8 years, we finally decided it was time to update our kitchen. We found Liz after seeing her work on some other projects and on Houzz.com. We were very excited to work with her. Liz was diligent, extememly knowledgeable and paid great attention to detail. She met with us, got to know our family and thought about our needs as a family with three kids. She gave me many designs to choose from and we worked together to come up with the perfect plan. She designed an elegant, beautiful yet extremely functional kitchen that makes cooking and entertaining enjoyable! And even better, she helped me with a mudroom addition. After seeing how the entry came right into the kitchen from a snowy MN yard, she redesigned the entry which comes straight into a beautiful, light and airy mudroom! We are in love! I highly recommend Liz!
Judy Brink
Kitchen and small bath design. We did a lot of research to find a great designer to create a remodel plan for our kitchen and 1/2 bath. We found many recommendations around the Twin Cities area about Liz and her company. She was the first call we made...and the last. Right from the start, she clearly had worked on all levels of complex projects, from small to large. She did a remarkable design. She then sourced the counters, light fixtures, sinks, toilets, faucets, paint colors for cabinet, walls, hardware and fabric selection. She solved our counter top search problem with her knowledge of unique, affordable vendor sources. Lastly she is smart, efficient, talented and takes no guff from the contractors! I recently had a group of my girlfriends at our house and the compliments about the tile, paint, wallpaper and fixtures were endless! Will work with her again!
Steve Kotvis
Working with Liz was one of the best decisions among the thousands of decisions made on these two projects, remodeling of a master bathroom and a guest bathroom. Our vision was quickly shared. Her creativity exposed me to so many options that I could never have imagined. Her collaborative work style created a synergy that was open to possibilities throughout the project. Her sense of space, color, balance, materials and products pulled everything together, creating two wonderful rooms, each unique on their own, yet connected to one another and wonderfully integrated in the overall design of the whole house. From fixtures for plumbing to lighting, from tile textures on walls and floors to wall paint selections, from wood cabinet design to selection of countertops, from use of natural light to task lighting, these two rooms were wonderfully transformed. The rooms serve the functional utility of bathrooms, within the context of places that offer a sense of comfort, calm and peacefulness. I would recommend Liz to anyone open to the possibilities of transforming their rooms into places where they want to enjoy life's moments.
Ann Johnston
I selected Liz based on photos that I found of her previous work. She pushed me to think outside of my ideal ‘white kitchen’ box. Liz demonstrated her creativity through varied mockups that blended my taste with her design expertise. Liz’s knowledge and experience made it easy for me to trust her opinion in design suggestions that brought touches of color and character to the final design. She is conscientious of costs associated with design changes and made sure to consult before finalizing the adjustments. Her demeanor makes her a joy to work with. Liz is patient and encouraged me to get involved in the design process— to the point of testing a variety of appliances to find the perfect fit for me. I still cannot believe that I get to use my beautiful custom kitchen every day! All thanks to my wonderful kitchen re-design experience with Liz Schupanitz.