This classic 1920’s house in South Minneapolis had a nonfunctional 1970’s kitchen featuring blue tile floors, wood grained cabinets and cramped low ceilings. The clients’ goals were for a major replacement of the kitchen, both aesthetically and functionally, but on a tight budget and without adding space. We gladly took on the challenge.
The solution involved relocating the kitchen entirely to the adjacent sun-room, while creating a walk-in pantry where the kitchen used to be. An awkward wood burning fireplace was removed, and the corner leading to the dining room was opened up giving the kitchen a stronger visual connection to the rest of the main floor. A window was added to the south bringing in more natural light. Off-white cabinets, Carrera marble counters and backsplash, and fresh updated light fixtures along with a new wood floor brought the kitchen into the 21st century, while respecting the language of the original house.
Project Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Project Type: RemodelingKitchenPets
Project Team: Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB, PartnerIan A. McLellan, Assoc. AIA
Photography: Wing Ta