Are you dreaming of a new kitchen and wondering how much you’ll need to invest? We breakdown the costs for two kitchen remodels and what factors drive those costs.
St. Louis Park Kitchen & Primary Suite Addition
A remodel is underway. Take a look inside.
Follow along as we build a shed dormer addition along the upper level of this St. Paul Cape Cod.
Demo & Excavation
It’s time to demo the original kitchen & open the wall between the old kitchen and dining area. The kitchen/dining area is gutted to the studs, removing wall material, flooring, ceilings, cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and appliances.
We’ll also demo a mechanical venting center chimney from the living room to create a larger kitchen where the whole family can cook together. Outside, paver patio and concrete steps are removed before excavation.
Excavating For The New Foundation
The next step is digging a hole for the new addition full-height basement foundation. Because the house was once moved from Robbinsdale to a new foundation in St. Louis Park, the eight-foot ceilings in the basement are taller than the neighborhood average. Heavy machinery removes the dirt behind the house, creating a hole large enough for the foundation. Once the digging for the foundation is complete, a form is built for pouring the concrete frost footings. The footings guard against settling and slippage that can damage the new structure.