This cozy country kitchen in a White Bear Lake home is one of our more recent remodels. Both homeowners say "they love it" and one family member says “it's like pulling a sharp stick out of your eye.” It's a good fit and a surprising vignette within this suburban 1970's split-level home.
A Garage Amongst Cherry Blossoms
We designed this kitchen and family room addition as a high, energy-efficient exterior wall system, eliminating the infiltration of air and moisture. This construction keeps the dew point outside of the house, allowing the interior wall to remain dry and warm.
Also incorporated is hot water in-floor heat on each level, a refreshed kitchen, no/low VOC finishes, fsc certified lumber, and a heat recovery ventilator.
Como Park Craftsman
This American Foursquare home had a kitchen that was tired and outdated in this otherwise beautifully wood-trimmed and detailed home. It was not only falling apart, but it was dysfunctional and clashed with the homes era.
We fully gutted the kitchen, re-insulated the walls with foam, installed light-filled passageways to an existing deck and created beautiful mission style cabinets topped with soapstone counters.
The new space works superbly for a family of four, with a pass through from the dining room using reclaimed wood to match the rift and quartered oak trim from the dining room.
Sunny Attic Love
Plymouth Main Level
This remodel consisted of two projects, separated by ten years, the first being the den and dining room renovation, and the most recent-a kitchen, family room, front entry, mudroom and laundry addition (within the garage).
The design motif is a combination of maple and cherry woods, in trying to aesthetically improve upon the typical home builder look that the homeowners were wanting to move away from. A design centered more around the needs of their growing family has been achieved.
Children's Bathroom Suite
This was a double bathroom remodel for our client’s daughter and son which took two not-so-functional bathrooms and remodeled them into two separate, personalized and much more useful rooms. Their son’s bathroom now has a walk-in shower and personal vanity, while the girl's room is flooded with a happy pink and elegant marble.
Summit Ave Whole House
This award winning victorian home was in need of much love. The exterior was eroding, the windows were all original and the home's envelope leaked like no other.
Along with some obvious physical needs, the home also lacked the beauty and elegance it once had for the Summit Ave neighborhood in St. Paul. The rooms were small, dark and dysfunctional along with other historic elements that were eroding due to improper care.
We took on this whole house remodel head first, salvaging the entire footprint and original old flooring. We also installed a geothermal heating/cooling system, recycled the old millwork, installed Marvin low EII windows, installed water efficient appliances along with other energy-saving lighting techniques, while harnessing Southern lighting.
Bella can argue that her favorite spot is the new sunny and restored front porch and newly finished sunroom above. Here she can watch year round the cars go by while collect daily pets from passerbys.