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.
We’re revealing the finished Addition! See the exciting changes in our before and after photos.
With a young family in mind, our clients had several important updates they wanted in the renovation. Considering how much they loved their 1920’s home and the neighborhood, we knew the right changes to the house could better suit our client’s evolving needs for the long term.
The family’s requirements:
- A new larger Kitchen, more open to the adjacent Dining Room
- Adding a main level Powder Room
- Creating a Mudroom/Drop-zone area for coats, boot, and bags
- Enlarging the Owner’s Bedroom to fit a king-size bed
- Dedicated Office space
By incorporating an addition, we could open up the floor plan for better maneuverability between existing rooms and include the much-needed additional spaces that would honor the family and their needs. In just a couple of months, we turned a cramped kitchen and new addition into a modern open-concept home that echoed the timeless, vintage details of the original 1923 construction.
Main Level Design Considerations
We needed to find a way to open up the main level while also providing a mudroom with room for a family’s worth of shoes, including snowy, winter boots. To do this, we created a spacious addition that would not only accommodate a much more spacious entryway beyond the existing stair but also an easily accessible powder room.
The existing kitchen also needed an overhaul. Here’s what we did:
- Created a more open-concept home: New openings from the addition to the generously sized dining room with a secondary access point from the kitchen to the living room
- Increased storage: Full-height pantry cabinets, floating shelves, two segments of lower and upper cabinets, and a generous peninsula
- Modernized the finishes: Cubed mosaic tile behind both the range and sink, modern pendants over the peninsula seating, white quartz countertops with feint veining, sleek, black cabinet pulls and kitchen faucet
- Provided Focal Points: the bold, blue peninsula and kitchen wall, painted in Sherwin Williams, After the Storm
Second Level Treasures: New Primary Bedroom and Bath
Creating a new primary suite was critical to our clients. Plans for the addition prioritized a larger bedroom suite on the upper level, with room for a king bed, large closet, and full bathroom. New living quarters for our clients upstairs meant that they could adapt their original bedroom into a dedicated office space, which they desperately needed. The new second-floor bedroom optimized daylighting, brightening the entire room with 4 Marvin windows installed on two of the bedroom walls.
The vintage-modern bathroom within the suite continues the aesthetic language of the main level with similar hints of timeless yet modern selections. Shiny, white subway tile in the shower and hexagonal floor tiles are a nod to the modernized layout and overall refreshed home environment. However, the naturally finished, walnut vanity with gold hardware alongside a black-trimmed mirror and black faucet transitions the space from starkly modern to warm and inviting.