West Suburban Kitchen Expansion

With eight grandchildren and more on the way, homeowners Pat and her husband Ed finally concluded their cramped kitchen was no match for her expanding family of 22—especially during the many holidays.

Kitchen remodel in corcoran

Project Summary 

Getting rid of the dated honey oak woodwork was only half the goal in this multi-faceted Vadnais Heights remodel. The homeowners surely wanted to freshen everything, but also wanted to improve the overall use of their small 3-season porch, expanding the footprint by several feet, and transforming it into a 4-season porch with heated floors.

We also added more light and tied everything together with new hickory flooring. The kitchen cabinets were refinished to a custom-shaded light espresso, keeping much of the oak grain visible. New Marvin® windows provide expanded views of their backyard woods. Hand-scraped flat ceilings added an elegant touch to this upgraded main-floor living space.

Aged Harmony engineered flooring, Shenandoah collection. The addition of two new windows brought much-needed light to the space. 


Images above depict the cramped kitchen and adjoining formal living room and the two walls that were knocked out to open up the kitchen.

Pre-existing floor plan.
Proposed floor plan with walls removed and open kitchen design.

3-D rendering helps our clients clearly visualize the design options.




Featured Materials


  • Custom banquette seating
  • Improved doorways
  • A new garage mudroom
  • Painted custom-angled island
  • Efficient multi-height cabinets
  • Aged Harmony engineered flooring, Shenandoah collection, color: Tennessee Whiskey
  • Cambria Torquay Island countertop
  • Permeter Cambria countertops with mosaic tile backsplash
  • Hands-free faucet and undermount sink
  • New appliances and range hood
  • New doors
  • 2 new Richlin windows

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