2023 Spring Remodelers Showcase Home features multi-level remodel

Our homeowners wanted to make this walk-out rambler their own while staying faithful to the character of this architect-designed, mid-century modern, Brooklyn Center residence.

Lead Carpenter Shawn Ilstrup

Carpenter Mark Arntzen, Shawn Ilstrup, Ryan Whalen

Painter Dave Christenson

Remodelers showcase home R36 Spring 2023
This was also a Spring 2023 Remodelers showcase home tour entry!

Project Summary 

Our homeowners wanted to make this walk-out rambler their own while staying faithful to the character of this architect-designed, mid-century modern, Brooklyn Center residence.

We started with a full-scale kitchen remodel. Lots of quartz countertops, floating shelving, and cabinets in black walnut. The master and guest bathrooms were also reconfigured as was the lower-level bathroom.

On the lower level, we created a sauna, originally planned but never built. We also relocated the laundry out of the mechanical room and into an unused niche in the lower level and added a workout room. The ceilings were retextured, and the flooring was replaced. To honor the mid-century style, we refinished some of the lower cabinets from the kitchen and designed them into a new wet bar now overlooking the river. As the final design element of ultimate cool, we added an eye-popping custom terrazzo floor in the kitchen and the entryway.

Overall, a remodel worthy of an architect's creation.

In this detailed project video interview with the homeowners and the designer, we explore the reasons for the remodel and its impact.

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Before

BEFORE: We started with the kitchen because it was in the greatest need of help.
BEFORE: These cabinets were actually refinished and re-purposed in the new wet bar created for the lower level.
DESIGN: Concept drawing of kitchen showing the new position of appliances.


After

AFTER: Custom walnut cabinets.
DESIGN: Concept drawing of kitchen, showing bench seating and storage.
AFTER: Custom bench and storage with matching table.
AFTER: Back perimeter of cabinets, flat ceiling, terrazzo floor.
AFTER: kitchen side wall with refrigerator, microwave, steam oven, warming drawer and floating shelves. 
AFTER: Kitchen beverage center with pass-thru pull-down and pocket doors on left and right.
AFTER: Kitchen beverage center, entry from main living room, refrigerator.
AFTER: Terrazzo flooring. 
AFTER: Pulls are "double-dadoed" for a flush look top and back.
AFTER:  Kitchen walnut cabinets, sink, backsplash and table/bench with period chairs.
BEFORE: Hall bath for son.
AFTER: Hall bath gutted and remodeled.
BEFORE: Master bath vanity.
AFTER: Master bath with full walk-in closet, walnut cabinetry.
AFTER: Note flush concealed medicine cabinet door.
BEFORE: Lower level center wall is where we created a new wet bar.  The remainder of the lower level, which was once a dance studio is still under consideration for further development.
AFTER: Lower level wet bar and new flooring. Homeowner will be adding wallpaper on their own.
BEFORE: Laundry was hidden away in a mechanical room with a very low ceiling, The sauna was just the dream of the original owner and architect. The workout room was a bonus.
AFTER: New sauna, laundry and workout room.
AFTER: Entry with new Terrazzo floor.


Featured Materials

APPLIANCES

  • Refrigerator-Kitchen — Miele fully integrated 30" K1813 Vi
  • Refrigerator-LL wet bar — Bosch B36CT80SNB Black Stainless
  • Wall oven steam oven — Miele DGC6800-1 XL 24" combi-steam oven
  • Warming drawer — Miele 4060-14
  • Hood — Miele
  • Wine refrigerator QTY 2 — LIEBHERR WU 4500 GrandCru 24" wine cabinet
  • Coffee system — Miele CVA615
  • Washer/dryer laundry center — WKEl00H*A / WKG101H*A

CABINETRY

  • Kitchen & Baths— Full overlay, Plain sliced black walnut, white melamine interiors
  • Uppers: Vertical veneer in kitchen, horizontal veneer in bathrooms
  • Base: Vertical veneer in kitchen, horizontal veneer in bathrooms
  • Door style: Slab
  • Drawer style: Slab

COUNTERTOPS

  • Kitchen perimeter — Zeal Quartz: Avilia 3cm 1/8th round edge - seams to blend thru pass-thru opening
  • Dining pass-through — Zeal Quartz: Avilia 3cm 1/8th round edge - seams to blend thru pass-thru opening
  • Backsplash — Zeal Quartz: Avilia - full height backsplash milled to 1/2"
  • Master & Hall Bathroom — Viateria : Soprano 3cm 1/8th round edge
  • Vanity & Backsplash — Viateria : Soprano 3cm 1/8th round edge
  • Lower-Level Bathroom — Q Quartz: Sahara Beige
  • Vanity — Zeal Quartz: Sahara Beige precut 1/8th round edge
  • Lower-level wet bar — Zeal Quartz: Avilia 3cm 1/8th round edge, mitered laminated on waterfall side edge

FLOORING

  • Kitchen & front entry — Advanced Terrazzo: Custom mix and application
  • LL-wet bar/hall/laundry/exercise room — Delconca West 57th Nero percaline charcoal gray

 

POCKET DOORS

  • Kitchen & MB — Emtek Round Tubular 2 1/2" Passage Pocket door pull #2144US7, French Antique

PLUMBING FIXTURES

  • Kitchen sink — Ruvati RVH8301 Roma stainless undermount 3211
  • Bar sink — Ruvati RVH8307 Roma stainless undermount 21"
  • Kitchen faucet — Delta 9159-DST Black
  • Bar faucet — Delta 9959-DST Black
  • MB sink — ALFI Brand AB48TR 48" Fireclay trough undermount sink
  • MB Bath faucet — Vigo VG05001 black wall mounted 2 hole
  • MB Tub — Kohler K-1124-Wl-0
  • MB Tub/Shower Faucet — Delta DSS-Trinsic-1704BL Tub and shower system
  • MB Toilet — Duravit 2157010005 Dura style Dual flush one Piece elongated
  • HB sink — Kohler K-2214-0
  • HB Shower faucet — Delta DSS-Trinsic-1701BL includes hand shower
  • HB Toilet — Duravit 2157010005 Dura style Dual flush one Piece elongated
  • LL bath sink & faucet — HO supplied
  • LL shower — Delta DDS-Trinsic-1701BL
  • LL wet bar sink — Elkay ELG2522WHOFC Quartz classic 25"

TILE

  • Mb tub/shower surround — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas
  • Mb wall tile — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas
  • Mb niche back wall — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas
  • Mb floor tile — Delconca West 57th Nero percaline charcoal gray
  • HB tub/shower surround — 4x12 ceramic tile straight stack pattern
  • HB shower base tile — Delconca West 57th Nero percaline charcoal gray
  • HB wall tile — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas, straight stack pattern
  • HB niche back tile — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas, straight stack pattern
  • HB floor tile — Delconca West 57th Nero percaline charcoal gray
  • LL-bath tub/shower surround — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas, straight stack pattern, supplied by HO
  • LL-bath shower base tile — Delconca West 57th Nero percaline charcoal gray
  • LL-wall tile — 4x12 ceramic tile in canvas, straight stack pattern

PAINT

  • Kitchen — SW 7570 Egret White whole house
  • Bathrooms — SW 7570 Egret White
  • LL Wet bar — SW 7570 Egret White
  • LL hall and Laundry — SW 7570 Egret White