nuHaus Opens Their State-of-the-Art Showroom


Recently, nuHaus brought its 25-year history of standout custom kitchen design to Chicago’s River North Design District with the opening of its new showroom and design studio at 120 W. Hubbard. Doug and John Durbin, the brother duo behind nuHaus – whose name derives from the Bauhaus design manifesto of marrying function and design – are renowned for their work in custom kitchen design, cabinetry, millwork and unprecedented kitchen architecture. nuHaus is dedicated to design integrity from concept to construction, allowing them to create custom kitchens that exceed every expectation.

2Since its June opening, nuHaus has become the go-to kitchen and cabinetry showroom for industry professionals and homeowners alike. Upon entering the 3,200-square-foot space, you’ll find five distinct vignettes that touch on a range of styles to ensure there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

At nuHaus, you’ll find an expert mix of classic and contemporary design and each kitchen offers a feast of aesthetic styles, cabinetry ideas and intricately crafted millwork.  A live-edge walnut slab serves both as a display’s main island and a focal point of the space. The rustic element is countered, yet complemented, by the sleek stainless steel and glass hood.


The central meeting area of the showroom features the nuHaus Centrale cabinetry collection, which consists of white oak cabinets stained soft grey. The customization possibilities, ranging from moldings to columns, are endless and are a cornerstone to what sets nuHaus apart. The area’s warm palette hosts touches of metallic, like the quartzite countertops and basket weave details in the several drawers.


Following these two vignettes into the bar area, you’ll find the space transitions into a more masculine vibe, driven by rich tones and high-tech functions.


The opening of the nuHaus showroom also marked the North American showroom debut of the Scanomat TopBrewer. It’s usually the first awe-inspiring moment for coffee fanatics as they walk around the showroom. The coffee system brings the convenience of a barista straight to your kitchen counter. From a macchiato to an espresso, the built-in coffee system delivers your order 15 seconds after you tap it into the app on your iPhone or tablet. Here’s how it works:

Finally, the back vignette features white Downsview cabinets, blue Calcutta marble and a custom Sub-Zero refrigerator could easily be mistaken for the antique furniture.


The strength of nuHaus rests in their ability to tune into the details. The new showroom exemplifies the company’s seamless merging of aesthetics, innovation, and limitless customization possibilities. Incorporating design-focused functionality and attention-to-detail – from cabinets and moldings to drawer systems and shelving – the sky is the limit at nuHaus. See how far they can take your ideas by visiting the showroom at 120 W. Hubbard St. or


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