Fall Showcase 2022 kitchen/addition in Golden Valley

This young family of four needed more natural light, more rooms, and a reconfiguration of space inside and out to fully live the life they envisioned.

Carpenter Ryan Whalen, Mark Artzen, Shawn Istrup

Painter Dave Christenson

Fall Remodelers Showcase Home 2022
Fall Remodelers Showcase Home 2022

Project Summary 

This young family of four needed more natural light, more rooms, and a reconfiguration of space inside and out to fully live the life they envisioned. So we opened up the kitchen by removing two walls and created a 16'x20' (2-level) addition off the back with eight new Marvin windows.

We expanded the kitchen footprint, adding custom cabinets and an island with quartz countertops, all bathed in natural light. The addition also created dedicated space for artistic endeavors above, new bedrooms for the girls below, a workout space, and access to new outdoor living. Counting the foyer Chandelier, we added 30 new lights to the home, most being dimmable LEDs. Let there be light!

This remodel dramatically changed and improved the lives of these homeowners. That's not a happy accident. That is our mission.

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

This 1966 split view of main floor with kitchen walled off in the middle.


After

View from living room back towards addition. Yes, a dining room table will go underneath the three Marvin transom windows, if it ever comes!
AFTER: View from living room back towards addition. Yes, a dining room table will go underneath the three Marvin transom windows, if they ever come! 
AFTER: New kitchen/addition configuration with storage and room enough for everyone at the table!
AFTER: Addition/bar, Du Chateau engineered hardwood flooring,
AFTER: Addition featuring Marvin Elevate windows replaces a small deck off the back of the dining room.
AFTER: View of wall separating new kitchen from addition.
AFTER: New kitchen island has enough room for daily meals and after school projects.
AFTER: View of access to back door deck off new addition, flat ceiling treatment and additional lighting.
AFTER: Storage was a key need in this remodel.
AFTER: Kitchen pull-outs for everything from knives to spices.
AFTER: view from island back towards split entry and living area featuring additional storage cabinets for games and the like. Wood top is white oak with Almond Stain


Featured Materials

LIGHTING

  • Foyer: Kichler Armstrong 10 Light 47" Wide Sputnik Chandelier in black & gold #43119BK
  • Kitchen island pendants: Bellevue Single light 1811 wide pendant in matte white #CA9D328A-MW

ADDITION

  • Fan: Hunter Aerodyne 52" Smart LED Ceiling Fan with Remote Control in matte blad # 51314

KITCHEN

  • Cabinetry: Framed Full Overlay (Maple Melamine Interior Uppers & Lowers)
  • Backsplash tile/stone: Tribeca Oatmeal 2.5x8 subway tile, herringbone pattern
  • Perimeter & island countertops: Hanstone Calcutta Gold
  • Microwave/Speed Oven: Kitchen Aid 24" Undercabinet Micro Drawer in SS
  • Refrigerator: Kitchen Aid 42" Panel Ready French Door
  • Range: Kitchen Aid 36" Gas Range in Stainless Steel
  • Dishwasher: Bosch 24" DW in Stainless Steel IIBSHPM78ZSSN
  • Island paint: SW 6215 - Rocky River
  • Perimeter paint: Painted SW 7004 - Snowbound

BAR/ADDITION

  • Cabinetry: Framed Full Overlay (Maple Melamine Interior Uppers & Lowers)
  • Backsplash tile/stone: Scale Collection in White: Hex & Chevron lefts, basketweave around hexagon
  • Countertops: Wilsonart Quartz Calcutta Aquilea

    Sink & hardware: Ruvati Roma 21" Undermount Single Basin 16 Gauge Stainless Steel
  • Bar Sink with Basin Rack and Basket Strainer
  • Delta Emmeline 1.8 GPM Single Hole Pull Down Bar/Prep Faucet with Magnetic
  • Docking Spray Head in Champagne Bronze
  • Beverage Fridge: Zephyr 24" Presrv Beverage Cooler in stainless
  • Paint: SW6223 - Still Water

FLOORING

  • Main floor: Du Chateau engineered hardwood flooring "Bravone"