St. Paul Addition Makes Room For Larger Kitchen

Let There Be Room! 2017 Remodelers Showcase Home Entry


Typical of early 1900s St. Paul homes, this cramped, dark kitchen offered limited functionality and views—all solved by this 5x18-foot addition. This 2017 Remodelers Showcase St. Paul entry 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

Photography—Alyssa Lee



New kitchen space viewed from living room




Note the existing kitchen was very dark and cramped. The little window over the sink allowed minimal natural light and a very narrow view of their flowered backyard. The tiny peninsula offered a choke point for traffic and very little storage. The dining area was also inadequate, especially if guests were being entertained. Below is old kitchen layout.

Existing Kitchen Layout



New Kitchen Layout—Red highlight denotes new addition footprint and expanded kitchen area.


Back exterior elevation showing addition & new roof line far right with new stucco to match.


3-D kitchen concept


Reverse view from back door in kitchen to living room and entry. Note microwave cabinet next to fridge.



• Wall removal

• 18 x 5 ft. addition

• New countertops (Cambria Torquay 3cm)

• Custom cabinets uppers & lowers (BM OC-117 Simply White)

• Custom island with seating

• New flooring to match exisiting

• New windows (Marvin Ultimate Doublehung)

• Additional lighting & fixtures

• Repaint Walls


Beverage center and custom cabinetry




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