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

Demo Day!

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.

The old kitchen and dining area have been demoed, and a wall separating the spaces was removed.

The brick chimney through the center of the home between the living room and old kitchen only functions for mechanical venting, so it will be removed to capture more space for the kitchen.

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.

Laying plywood across the yard limited the damage from heavy machinery.

In the backyard, excavation has started to make room for the new addition full-height basement foundation.

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