Open Concept Kitchen Remodel in Egan

This Eagan couple liked what they saw at our recent Remodelers Showcase home and decided now was the time to make a big change.

Minneapolis St. Paul design & Remodeling 

Project Summary 

This Eagan couple liked what they saw at our recent Remodelers Showcase home and decided now was the time to make a big change. After all, as one of them put it, it's not getting any cheaper! Unfortunately, that is true. Waiting has never been a sound strategy for cost or enjoyment. In this particular remodel, we worked with them to remove a wall obstructing light and access to the kitchen. Replaced the flooring, and cabinets and added a larger island. Now they can entertain and conduct family holiday celebrations with style and ease!

Who knew removing a wall could have such an incredible impact on everything?  This couple explains that impact and how we helped them make key decisions along the way.

BEFORE: Removing this kitchen wall separating the "coat storage room" commonly called the unused living room, from the kitchen.
AFTER: With the wall removed light pours in from the former living room area, bathing the kitchen with light and warmth.
BEFORE: Views of kitchen cabinet layout and appliance location
AFTER: New larger kitchen island and view to windows over the sink. Note the new venting hood where once was a microwave.
AFTER: Note backslash tile accent and stain-matching hood.
BEFORE: Family room honey oak bookshelves and fireplace surround.
AFTER: Left, built-in microwave and beverage center, Right, re-finished bookshelves and new dry-stack fireplace surround.

Featured Materials


  • Refrigerator: Café™ ENERGY STAR® 27.8 Cu. Ft. Smart 4-Door French-Door Refrigerator
  • Range: Café Series - 30" Smart Slide-In, Front-Control, Gas Double Oven Range with Convection
  • Microwave: Sharp Built-in Micro Drawer Oven
  • Dishwasher: Café Series Dishwasher
  • Beverage Fridge: Zephyr Undercounter fridge


  • Doors: Standard overlay, soft close hinges, maple melamine interiors
  • Hardware: Grace Riverside in matte black
  • Finish: Oragami White SW7636


  • Anne Selke Artisanal White Ceramic wall tile, 3x12 subway - 1/3 Offset installed horizontal
  • Range Accent Tile: Daltile Peaceful Blend RV14 - 1x4 Picket Mosaic


  • Perimeter & Island: Hanstone Montauk


  • Sink: Ruvati Gravena 28" Undermount Double Basin
  • Faucet: Delta Essa w/Touch 2.0 and voice IQ


  • Kitchen / Dining Room: Tie in and refinish existing oak: Stain to blend with Valspar Blackened Ash
  • Stair/landing: Vrooman Elegant Touch II Statuary 167


  • Kitchen/main floor walls: Mega Greige SW7031
  • Accented shelving: Cherry Stained with Valspar Cappuccino
  • Stair Skirting: Grain fill and paint Skirts at the upper and lower stairs, and plinth block at top staircase

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