St. Paul Kitchen & Powder Room Remodel

A remodel is underway. Take a look inside.

Take a look at the design and construction of a kitchen and powder room remodel inside this St. Paul Colonial.


It’s Demo Day(s)! We’re stripping this Kitchen down to the bones, so we can start building our clients’ new re-imagined space.


Starting The Demo

The demo for this St. Paul Kitchen remodel took four days, with an additional day for professional asbestos abatement. The existing cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and appliances were all removed.

This 2nd doorway into the space will be sealed in order to create the new Kitchen configuration.


All the trim and casings were removed from the walls and doorways. Our team then took down all the plaster, lathe, sheetrock, and wainscot from the walls and ceiling. While demoing the walls, we found an exciting piece of history…the home’s original plaster inspection notice from 1926! You never know what treasures you are going to find in the walls of an old home.

Demoing all the existing plaster, drywall, and lathe.

Treasure! During the demo, we found the home’s original plaster inspection notice from 1926.

This radiator will be removed and relocated to an adjacent wall to make room for the new patio door.

Opening The Windows

The windows facing the backyard were removed. An existing radiator under this window was uninstalled and saved for later to be repositioned to an adjacent wall. Then the window opening was enlarged to prepare for the new patio door that will eventually open to the new deck.

Site protection for the finished Lower Level just off the Kitchen.

Keep It Clean

Site protection is important to us during every job. In this remodel site protection has been set up in the stair and doorway to the finished Lower Level just off the Kitchen, and also at the doorway to the adjacent Dining Room.

Asbestos Abatement

The linoleum flooring in the Kitchen from the 80s had two more layers of linoleum underneath it. These two lower layers tested positive for asbestos, so all of the linoleum had to be removed by asbestos abatement professionals. To make sure no trace of asbestos remained, hardwood underneath all layers of linoleum covered in contaminated adhesive was removed.

Under this layer of linoleum from the 80s are two more layers of flooring containing asbestos that will need to be professionally abated.

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