This imaginative and extensive main floor remodel was designed to enhance flexibility and versatility for a growing family while taking all finishes to the next level of sophistication. A-typical design solutions were employed to gain more space and utility in the kitchen, master bath, great room, laundry, pantry, and porch. The porch was converted and structurally reconfigured into a kids study off the main dining area.
Design/Build Consultant—Cherie Poissant
The porch area in particular presented some rather difficult geometric problems to solve with walls that presented unnatural angles at every turn.
Every inch matters, cabinets were recessed into the wall to allow for more space in the kitchen. This is Atypical. Saved expense of having to move a wall to add more space. Walk way distances and storage in the hallway and align appliances correctly.
Great room fireplace was redesigned for easy access to entertainment, component storage, larger TV and fireplace real ledge stone surround and mantel. Saved existing firebox to save money. New surround sound.
Piano room reframed entry for double French doors, transom w/grids added above for a more formal look and sound deadening purpose. Added a coordinating transom above the office doors for consistency.
Master bath—wanted privacy and steam, redesigned the two person shower for easier entry and added privacy (not so closed in) with his and hers standing vanity. Redesigned vanity space, taking over part of the commode area to accommodate one double sink vanity, created candle niches. Exchanged jaccuzzi with an airtub. Cambria bench in shower. Designed to retain steam. Architectural details tiles with Drystack stone tile to the arched soffit, mimicking it over the vanity. Multiple ceramic tiles on the towers flanking the tub along with the soffits. Vanity is knotty Alder, with distressed glaze stain for a more rustic look.
• Enamel-finished cabinets
• 3-season converted to 4 season
• Fireplace surround /stone work
• New appliances and range hood
• Artium doors & kitchen window
• Relocated kitchen sink & pantry window
• Relocated laundry to 2nd floor
• Improved lighting & artful fixtures
• New color scheme/repainted walls
• Walk-in butler’s pantry
• Engineered hand-scraped flooring
Typical of early 1900s St. Paul homes, this cramped, dark kitchen offered limited functionality and views—all solved by this 5x18-foot addition. The remodel includes a large kitchen island with seating, Cambria countertops, custom shaker cabinets, a wine/beverage center, ten new recessed lights, and stunning Marvin windows, which showcase the dramatic backyard landscaping. The design respects the original architecture while enhancing every aspect of the kitchen & dining area—from aesthetics to functionality.
Design/Build Consultant—Jonah Smith
In actual remodel hardwood flooring was toothed in where wall was removed for a seamless transition.
• Wall removal
• 18 x 5 ft. addition
• New countertops
• Custom cabinets uppers & lowers
• Custom island with seating
• New flooring to match exisiting
• Additional lighting & fixtures
• Repaint Walls
• Counter tops — Cambria Torquay 3cm
• Windows– Marvin Ultimate doublehung
• Custom Cabinets— BM OC-117 Simply White