There’s nothing like being stuck inside for weeks on end to make you realize what your home is lacking. For these homeowners in Inver Grove Heights, it was an updated, functional kitchen. Originally built in 1957, the room had been updated once before, and had the 90s look to prove it! (Think soffits above the cabinets, laminate countertops, and a mundane 12×12 floor tiles.) These clients wanted to work with a design-build firm that could fulfill their need for more storage and functionality without sacrificing style.
The existing kitchen layout was rather small, so we had to get creative when it came to design. To increase the square footage, we borrowed space from the master bedroom closet that backed up to the kitchen, which we converted into a pantry. This minor change had a huge impact and gave the homeowners some much-needed storage! The pantry can be easily accessed by an eye-catching sliding barn door purchased from Artisan Hardware.
Once the project was underway, the homeowners also decided to remove a knee-high wall, replacing it with an open decorative railing on the lower level staircase. The open railing helped make the space feel larger while adding another decorative element.
The new layout features custom Dura Supreme cabinetry topped with natural Quartzite countertops. In addition to under cabinet lighting, we added dimmable lights throughout the room. When it came to plumbing fixtures, no expense was spared! From the fire clay farmhouse sink to the pot filler over the stove, each piece perfectly complements the other. Tying the entire home together is new flooring throughout the main level, which matches the engineered hickory hardwood in the kitchen.
We had so much fun helping these homeowners reimagine their kitchen, and the result is stunning! Want to see more of this gorgeous transformation? You’re in luck! Scroll below for a look inside, and be sure to get in touch with our team to discuss your own remodeling project!