Kitchen / Dining RemodelSt Louis Park, MN
This charming 1930's bungalow had always been maintained in wonderfully original condition - except for the kitchen. It had been updated in the 70's with a motif featuring false rough hewn cedar boards and plastic brick on the walls. There was enough room for only one person in the u-shaped space and the silverware drawer had to be opened to allow the oven door to pass. The owner did not want to add square footage to the house, and was interested in combining the kitchen and dining room into one space to open it up.
Typically the most expensive room in the house to remodel, our design begins with cost efficient and well designed IKEA cabinets. We transform them with elegant Silestone countertops and stainless steel bar stock edging and trim. The dining room buffet is suspended off the wall and supports a 2 ½" thick 11 foot long Montana walnut top. Storage is maximized by recessing cabinets into existing walls when extra inches are needed. Originally dark and cramped, the space becomes light and spacious. Both kitchen and dining are used more often and now the two connected spaces can comfortably accommodate the homeowners and their guests.