Torn between moving or staying, many homeowners face the ultimate decision. This semi-retired couple was convinced they needed to relocate to attain the upgraded amenities they had always yearned for in a home. However, after endless attempts, their patience wore thin, and a realization struck—they could achieve everything they desired right within their current residence, with a little assistance from us.
Having recently completed a remarkable kitchen remodel for their daughter in Minneapolis, our expertise and reliability left them assured in choosing us to tackle their new kitchen and office/craft room redesign.
At the top of their wish list was a sleek Euro-inspired kitchen with ample storage for all their appliances, skillfully concealed behind elegant Euro-style cabinetry. A magnificent 5 1/2 Ft. island took center stage, offering a clean and spacious cooking environment.
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BEFORE: From left: Kitchen showing island and refrigerator that was moved to the wall on the left; Right: dining area to be turned into office and "loom room".
To add the new beam, we skillfully removed and reconstructed the wall separating the kitchen from the formal dining room. We transformed the former dining room into a functional office and weaving room. Sacrificing a few feet from the dinette area, we optimized kitchen storage. We also added a space-saving Oak French pocket door with Rain style glass for easy access to the office.
The kitchen underwent a complete metamorphosis, boasting Calico Hickory cabinets with a full overlay design, vertical grain-matched doors, drawers, and Hardrock melamine interiors. Faux beams were added to the vaulted ceiling for an extra touch of visual interest.
This remarkable transformation also involved relocating the Wolf cooktop to the island, complemented by a retractable venting unit. Also, the island’s new beverage center with custom niches for cookbooks and memorabilia added a personal touch. Cambria countertops adorned both the island and perimeter.
To further enhance their home's allure, LVP flooring replaced worn-out carpets throughout the main level, while the stairs received a much-needed makeover.
The newly designed office space served two essential purposes: providing a private and secluded area for personal and business needs and creating a haven for pursuing the couple's passion for weaving tapestries. A specially designed cabinet was crafted to house their loom, completing their dream space.
So, did this investment and decision to stay improve their lives? Yes, without question. The functionality of the kitchen was greatly improved, making daily tasks easier, but beyond that, the beauty that this remodel has brought into their lives is far more important and lasting.
- Sub-Zero Refrigeration, 36" Designer Over-and-Under, Panel Ready
- Wolf Cooktop, 30" Contemporary Induction
- Bosch Dishwasher, 24" Custom Panel Dishwasher
- Kitchen: Full Overlay Design, vertical grain, select Calico Hickory
- Glass panel inserts in upper cabinets
- Cambria Brittanicca Warm
- Blanco Undermount Double Bowl Kitchen Sink, Concrete Gra
- COREtec Red River Hickory — Kitchen, Office, Entry, Powder Room and Great Room