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The kitchen, as we all know, is where people congregate at any gathering. The importance of the kitchen, as well as the technologies available to make our lives more convenient, have evolved over the years. The kitchen has changed from a utilitarian space that was often delegated the "leftover" main floor space to a modern-day gathering place and the focal point of your home. Let our award-winning designers and craftsmen help you create the kitchen of your dreams!

Kitchen Makeover

A makeover is a simpler form of a kitchen remodel, and normally involves saving the cabinets and updating parts of the kitchen. Makeovers range from replacing countertops to major projects that change spaces and transform styles. Please visit our Kitchen Makeover Projects page for more information.

Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel starts by gutting the space to the studs to allow for a brand new kitchen. Kitchen additions are common in older homes where space was at a premium when the home was constructed, and kitchen and dining space was often undervalued. From small cantilevered additions to two-story additions, kitchens are often the reason we add on to our homes. Removing a wall is an easier project than an addition, but often creates the same effect by connecting two spaces where the sum is greater than the two individual units.


Featured Projects:


Featured Project 1

DESIGNER: Courtney Walker

The homeowners of this St. Paul home enjoyed their existing kitchen space but wanted to update it and add a few details to make it truly their own. First we added a new kitchen island with 30" deep work surface and 12" deep raised seating area. This new island not only creates more work and seating space but serves as a transitional piece from the kitchen to the dining room. The cabinets were chosen to match existing cabinets and keep the overall kitchen’s original appearance. The homeowners enjoy entertaining, and while the existing bar, that was originally an entertainment center, was great there were a few modifications they desired to maximize its potential. A new sink was installed as well as new Silestone countertop. Finally, the wall mounted shelves were modified to make bar more functional.

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Featured Project 2

DESIGNER: Amy Hinck

These Columbia Heights lake view homeowners were ready to bring their kitchen into the 21st century. The kitchen saw a major transformation while maintaining the same general layout. A new pass through was cut out. Creating views to both the dining room and living room was important for this busy family with 2 young children. The new budget conscious IKEA cabinetry has an inviting glow that sets off the Adura flooring and tile backsplash. The center island which is topped with Corian creates additional prep space. A walk-in pantry was added for storage. The buffet height Cambria countertop at the pass through has a unique rock-face edge profile, mimicking the existing limestone hearth at the fireplace. Cabinetry was also added to the dining room. The earth tones in this kitchen tie the space in beautifully with adjacent rooms.

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Featured Project 3,2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: Mark Benzell

This entire home needed a lot of attention, both inside and outside. In addition to plaster repairs, refinished flooring and painting in every room of the house, the kitchen was gutted and entirely remodeled. The old doorway between the kitchen and dining room was enlarged to become a spacious archway, visually connecting the kitchen to the main living areas of the main floor. Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, a glass tile backsplash and new appliances retain the charm of the home while bringing the overall look into the 21st Century.

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Featured Project 4, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: Elizabeth Bland

This South Minneapolis kitchen was the last project for these homeowners, who chose Castle to add a second story to their 1 ½ story many years ago.  The original kitchen was cramped with minimal cabinet & counter space.  By closing off the existing opening from the living room to the kitchen and creating an opening from the entry, the new kitchen has a more functional L-shaped cabinet run.  The former eating area was turned into a breakfast bar.  This kitchen, while small, maximizes space by utilizing every inch of space.  Luxury vinyl tile was chosen for the floor because it’s easy to clean, durable & warm to the touch.  The farmhouse sink, traditional cabinet style and modern concrete countertops, along with a glass mosaic backsplash fit the homeowners’ unique style. 

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Featured Project 5

DESIGNER: Emily Blonigen

This 1960’s ranch home in Blaine was ready for a new kitchen that both met the homeowners’ aesthetics and needs. With budget in mind, the decision was made to update existing cabinetry. The perimeter honey oak cabinets were refaced with new doors, drawers, hardware, and quartz countertops for a more contemporary style. A new sleek under-mount sink and industrial faucet were chosen to highlight the slate, glass, and stainless tile backsplash.  The existing peninsula was also refaced with new door/drawer faces and painted a cool gray to contrast the warmth in the space. New Cambria quartz countertops were installed at the peninsula with a custom thickness and sharp edge profile. The new lighting design highlights each aspect of the space and also serves as sculptural art. While the perimeter of the kitchen dawns warmer browns and hints of a cool-gray, the peninsula counters will cooler shades, thus, tying the whole space together. Finally, the fireplace in the living room became a new feature wall. A neutral warm gray textured tile was chosen to help tie the comfortable warmth of the living space and the sophisticated kitchen as one. The overall look is a well-balanced combination of contemporary and traditional design that will grow with the family for years to come.

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Featured Project 6, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: Katie Jaydan

The Kitchen of this 1947 South Minneapolis home saw a major transformation. What used to be an non-functional Kitchen is now an effective space with ample storage and counter space. Previously, the space felt outdated with little color to be found. Now the space is bright with a beautiful Cobalt tile backsplash, white cabinetry and charcoal laminate countertops in place. Unique features include open shelving, a sink tip-out, and an eat-in kitchenette area. The duo-toned grey

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Featured Project 7, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: Katie Jaydan

This 1950 South Minneapolis rambler was ready to be opened up to create a more spacious dining experience. The original wall separating a Bedroom next to a closed off Kitchen was removed, doubling the overall size and allowing for a shared Kitchen and Dining Room. A raised bar, cabinetry and range connect the new dining space to the Kitchen allowing for entertainment and cooking to happen in one central location. To remain on budget, selections were made with a budget conscious mind. The end result is an affordable fabulous new Kitchen to be enjoyed for years to come.

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Featured Project 8, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: Katie Jaydan

This 1946 kitchen was looking for some updates while maintaining its original charm. To create more space, a closet in the adjacent Den was removed and the wall was opened up creating a more open floor plan while still separating the two spaces. The kitchen was completely gutted and a new custom built breakfast nook was put installed. Hardwood floors were matched throughout to maintain the original look without completely redoing the floors. Overall, the homeowners were able to get a complete new kitchen that fits their lifestyle without changing the foot print of their home.

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Featured Project 9

DESIGNER: Amy Hinck

The homeowner wanted to update her kitchen without completely gutting it. We saved the existing cabinets, sink, faucet, flooring, and wainscot. She loves her new maple butcher block countertops, brick, and pendant lights. The new windows dramatically changed the aesthetics and the kitchen is no longer drafty! A peninsula was created with tapered legs and a unique drop down leaf for extra seating/prep. Other minor updates to the kitchen included removing the popcorn ceiling, painting the walls/soffit/ceiling, making a new valance at the sink, replacing a few drawer boxes and adding soft close glides. Our client was ecstatic with the transformation and can’t wait to work with us again on the next project.

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Featured Project 10, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: Emily Blonigen

NE Minneapolis residence contacted Castle for a whole main floor remodel. Their “to do list” included, remodeling the kitchen, refinishing all hardwood floors, and remodeling the existing main floor bath. The homeowner’s were hoping to gain more storage, open the space for a lighter and brighter feel, and adding function to the kitchen. By relocating the range, closing off an unused pocket door, and opening up the kitchen into the living space we created a more functional layout. Custom cherry cabinets were designed with angled ends to maximize countertop space yet still have a comfortable pathway to the side door. The cabinets were designed for functionality and growth with the family; pull out cabinets were installed in several cabinets including the pantry, tip-out storage at sink, trash/recycling pull out, and two lazy-Susan corners.  Neutral color tones were selected for the Cambria countertops and ceramic backsplash. New natural oak hardwood floors were installed to match the existing hardwood floors in the home. New lighting was selected with a new switching layout for an even more efficient space. The growing family is excited to enjoy the not only beautiful but functional open space. 

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Featured Project 11, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: AMY HINCK

The owners of this 1907 Uptown home came to Castle with a desire to turn their kitchen into a more conventional space that would fit their style while still maintaining the original integrity of the home. By removing walls and making structural changes the refrigerator, cooktop/oven, and sink could finally be in the same room!  Windows and radiators were also moved and updated in order to create this new layout. Meanwhile, a wet bar was installed near the existing sink location, which is now part of the breakfast nook/mudroom. The two original doors to the dining room were kept in place allowing for the circular flow and traditional symmetry. The custom backsplash tiles above the cooktop influenced the color scheme. Meanwhile, flat panel cabinets from Ikea and Granite countertops were installed throughout, creating a warm and up to date atmosphere. Finally, a powder room was added off the breakfast nook/mudroom, tucked away yet in close proximity to the backyard and accessible to guests.  

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Featured Project 12

DESIGNER: ELIZABETH BLAND

Having dreamed of remodeling their kitchen for years, the homeowners of this Columbia Heights home were ready to see their dream finally come true. The kitchen was previously closed off to the living/dining room with only one arched entrance. By taking out two existing walls the space was opened up to create a more functional space. The 1970’s yellow patterned floor tile was updated with Mannington Adura luxury vinyl tile, establishing the warmth in the room. The cherry Chelsea cabinets add to the warmth and help create much additional storage and counter space. The most unique feature in this kitchen is the floating island; which can be left against the wall when not in use, or moved around the kitchen as needed when prepping. The wall separating the kitchen from a spare room was taken out, creating a breakfast nook for the homeowners to enjoy for years to come.

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Featured Project 13

DESIGNER: ELIZABETH BLAND

Looking to update their kitchen in design and functionality, but still maintain the character and era of the existing home, homeowners of this 1887 St. Paul home came to Castle to turn their dysfunctional kitchen into a space they could truly enjoy. To create a more efficient work triangle, the layout was changed and appliances were relocated. The range was moved from the island to the exterior wall, creating a full prepping island and maximizing countertop space. The Soapstone countertops enhance the characteristics of the home, while still making it feel renewed. Existing cabinets were replaced with a simpler designed door and painted a buttercream yellow; meanwhile open shelving was put in next to the fridge to showcase some of the homeowner’s dishes and glassware. The change is drastic and better suits the homeowner’s needs, all while still maintaining the original integrity of the home itself.

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Featured Project 14, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: AMY HINCK

With a love for cooking and a desire to entertain family and friends and no true space for two people to comfortably work in their kitchen, the homeowners of this 1925 South Minneapolis home knew remodeling was their only solution. Moving and enlarging the opening between the kitchen and the dining room allowed for a major layout change which increased countertop and storage space in the kitchen and eliminated the awkward corners of dead/wasted space. The sink, range, and refrigerator were all relocated to aid in forming a more functional layout. Utilizing a more compact refrigerator and dishwasher were also key decisions in making this design a reality. The bench seat under the window is dual purpose: seating for guests as well as nice storage. Other features in this kitchen include the butcher block top prep space, wine rack, cookbook storage, and mudroom cabinetry. The mudroom cabinetry includes space for shoes below as well as a key drop area and pull out recycling compartment. The overall color scheme is comprised of white cabinetry, light smoke and steel gray. With the varying shades of grey in the tile backsplash and Zodiaq Calm Springs countertop a very comforting effect is created and its neutrality can be accessorized easily. What was previously an un-functional kitchen is now a perfect space for this young couple and the kitchen ties in much better with the rest of the home.

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Featured Project 15

DESIGNER: EMILY BLONIGEN

The owners of this Shoreview home needed to update their kitchen to better fit their family’s sustainable lifestyle. By removing two walls and adding a South facing bay window, the new space feels bright and inviting. The spacious kitchen allows for multiple people to be in the kitchen comfortably without stepping on anyone’s toes. Adding functionality and seating space, the new island also provides additional counter space for food prep. The island features an open bookshelf for cookbooks and two pull out drawers that hide both trash and recycling receptacles. Keeping with the earth-conscious theme, the homeowners chose recycled glass countertops in two contrasting color selections. The kitchen and dining were highlighted with energy star rated blue accent pendants and a sleek ceiling fan. New oak hardwood floors were installed on the main level and the stairs that bring warmth into the space. The entry way was refreshed with new natural Marmoleum flooring that accents the colors of the kitchen. The homeowners now have a home they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

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Featured Project 16, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: AMY HINCK

The homeowners of this 1945 Minneapolis home love to cook and entertain and were looking to expand their modestly sized kitchen. First, an 18.5’ x 6’ addition over a crawlspace was added to the rear of the home in order to enlarge the kitchen and dining room.  We matched the existing vinyl siding, aluminum soffit and fascia, and 30 year architectural shingles. To help create a more open layout, the wall between the existing dining room and kitchen was removed. In the kitchen, Chelsea custom Poplar cabinets with a Red Wine stain finish were installed. Cambria countertops were put in with a Kohler under mount double-bowl Silgranit® sink. Detail features include patching and matching the existing plaster cove, a paneled dishwasher, a pantry with pull outs, floating shelves, and numerous other areas with open display shelves. A mosaic tile backsplash with colors that accent the countertop was placed above the range and as a border throughout the rest of the kitchen. The remaining room was painted a warm yellow and the clients couldn’t be happier!

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Featured Project 17

DESIGNER: ELIZABETH BLAND

This Northeast Minneapolis family desired a more open kitchen that allowed them to keep an eye on the kids while cooking.  A wall was removed and opened up the dining room to the kitchen.  To keep on budget, the existing cabinetry remained and the new peninsula cabinetry was designed to match.  The peninsula creates additional seating and storage while keeping the new open feel.  All the cabinets were painted, new laminate countertops and a backsplash was installed.  The floor was also replaced with Marmoleum sheet flooring, a green product.  The new kitchen better fits this growing family and will be a space to enjoy for years to come.

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Featured Project 18

DESIGNER: KELLIE HILL

By gutting the kitchen to studs Castle was able to install new cabinets, countertops, and flooring was installed to this Shoreview home. The electric was brought up to code, new under cabinet lighting installed and new fixtures over the sink and central lighting were put in place to add overall lighting. The new cabinets have a natural finish bringing in warmth to the space while the new recycled glass countertops reflect light throughout. New luxury vinyl flooring compliments the colors in the kitchen and pulls the space together as a whole. To create a focal point, a unique turquoise tiled backsplash was put in above the range. The new kitchen provides ample storage and is largely more functional than the original space.

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Featured Project 19, 2013 Home Tour Participant

DESIGNER: AMY HINCK

Owners of this Golden Valley home desired a more functional kitchen, reminiscent of the arts and crafts style. An existing peninsula was removed to make room for an island that is backed with a custom flip up bench seat. We also created a table to match the rest of the kitchen, thereby creating an informal eating area. Window sizes were changed at the bay area and a 42” high built-in buffet that stores china was constructed for this space. Outdated wallpaper was removed and the room was painted a warm yellow. The sink remained in the same location, the dishwasher was moved, and the range was moved slightly to gain more countertop space and a functional lazy-susan in the corner. The refrigerator was relocated to abate the bottle neck/lack of work space. A large pantry was also added next to the refrigerator. The pantry is a great storage asset with roll-outs and adjustable shelves and even space for a vacuum. Other valuable features include an appliance garage, garbage/recycling pull-out, large pots and pan drawers, spice rack pull out, and multiple tray dividers. The cabinets are quarter sawn red oak, inset style, with corner pegs in the doors. The flooring is a durable tile that mimics hardwood. There are two tones of granite in the kitchen, and local handmade tiles are utilized in the backsplash design thus bringing the whole room together. Great skill was used behind the scenes in dealing with an out of level floor, pipes and HVAC that were discovered in the soffits and needed to be moved, and such intricate cabinetry. We also replaced flooring, doors, and trim throughout most of the first floor. These clients are very happy with the overall design and look!

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Featured Project 20

Designer: Katie Jaydan

The homeowners wanted to incorporate their modern style into this 1911 St. Paul home but still maintain character detail of the existing house by opening up the entry main level to be one large fluid space. The exposed brick mixed with the bold white Corian counter tops provide an urban feel to this home while still maintaining its character. The center island has a unique staircase design to work within its existing space and provide ample storage for this busy family. The modern trend is reinforced with a new stair rail with acrylic spindles and a black and white geometric wall covering accent in the entry way. Walls were removed and the hot water radiant heat was replaced with a central heating system, which created architectural detail on the back side of the chimney and soffits at the ceiling. The final major change included removing a window to allow for room to utilize the range wall. Meanwhile natural light was brought back in on the South exposure where a window was enlarged.

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Featured Project 21

Designer: Courtney Walker

Homeowners of this 1924 Brookstone flat were looking to open up their main living space to help make their place feel bigger. By removing the existing wall that divided the kitchen and dining room, a large open floor plan was created. To help maintain structural integrity a new arch way was crafted in the walls place, it was designed to match the existing living room archway exactly and helps define three separate spaces in the open floor plan. The open shelving in the kitchen provides ample storage and really shows off the homeowners dishes. Mimicking that same feeling, an existing closet was turned into an office with open shelving above a new desk. The existing pantry was torn out and the walls opened up to create space for the refrigerator and a more functional pantry cabinet. Shelving was also added to the hall closet to add more storage and is closed off by a curtain.

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Featured Project 22

Designer: Amy Hinck

The owners of this 1956 Brooklyn Park home called us in to create a more functional and updated kitchen. They entertain and cook a lot, so requested that we add more countertop space, utilize the wasted area in front of the sliding glass door, and maximize storage. They also had a great inspiration photo that helped us to create the warm yet sleek look. The kitchen received a major transformation with the dark hickory chocolate frameless cabinetry and contrasting high gloss white doors and quartz countertops. By moving the refrigerator the owners gained workspace on either side of the new gas range.  We placed an angled peninsula near the sliding glass door. The peninsula provides seating for two, great working space, and cabinetry with roll-outs.  An existing closet was transformed into a functional pantry, adding drawers to the base and roll-outs behind the upper doors. Under cab lighting, pendants, and puck lights supplement the recess lights without overwhelming the room. Other unique features in this kitchen are the essentially hidden Broan Elite range hood, the Mirabelle spring-style single handle faucet, under counter water purification system and the beautiful linear marble backsplash. 

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Featured Project 23

Designer: Katie Jaydan

The owners of this 1920's St. Paul home were in need of a new, more functional kitchen. Although the basic elements and style of their original kitchen remained, the transformation was amazing. The clients chose natural maple cabinets and Cambria Durham countertops as a base and added color to the walls and tile backsplash from there. Wanting to keep the unique peg board wall mounts, we updated them to be stainless steel to match the other appliances in the room. A peg board was also added as a pull out side cabinet next to the range. To maximize the use of space, a smaller side cabinet was added above to the left of the range to house glasses and other smaller cabinetry items. The functionality truly maximizes the use of the kitchen, while the design make over is sure to last through the ages.

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Featured Project 24

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This St. Paul home was in need of an updated Kitchen and Dining Room. The family was seeking a space that was rich in both detail and character that the old Kitchen and Dining Room lacked. The family also wanted to make their informal Dining Room a little more formal. A window was added and a built-in was incorporated in the Dining Room. To achieve this; a cabinet was also created to conceal the AC unit and frame in the radiator recess. New Red Oak floors and a Maple v-grooved ceiling bring the two spaces together. In the Kitchen, a combination of enameled cabinetry with Maple cabinetry were used. Cambria countertops were used to accent the wood and warm up the entire space.

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Featured Project 25

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This young family was looking to incorporate their contemporary taste into their older home. New cabinets, floors, and cabinets were a must. The kitchen needed to be low maintenance for the busy family, and tons of storage was necessary. The family was given a new kitchen that is modern, simple, and clean. The Cambria countertops provide a rich contrast to the natural Maple cabinets and Oak flooring. Updated lighting features brightens the entire space. The homeowners also wanted to open up the kitchen to the dining room. A gorgeous archway between the dining room and kitchen successfully accomplished this while maintain the other archways in the house.

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Featured Project 26

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This 1914 home was in need of a kitchen and bath remodel. The homeowner wanted to refinish the floors on the entire main level, remove the outdated wallpaper, add a new island, and add more storage. The existing wall of cabinets was seamlessly integrated into the new kitchen design while using a combination of light and dark Maple stains to bring the rest of the homes detail into the kitchen. Adjustable shelves and rollouts were installed in added to the existing cabinets to enhance their function, and new granite countertops bring out the cabinets warmth and charm. The kitchen was done in high detail customized to the homeowner’s tastes and needs, oil rubbed bronze on the fixtures, hardware, lighting, accent tiles, and sink base panels; with the light and dark wood and golden countertops, a formal elegance is created. The kitchen is now warm and inviting for entertaining.

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Featured Project 27

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This 1925, Minneapolis home was in need of a modern day update in both the kitchen and bathroom. The family needed a more functional kitchen which required this 10’ x 17’ kitchen’s new layout. The homeowners were seeking a space that felt clean and minimal, yet still worked with the classical style of the home. The main kitchen entry was relocated to open up to the dining room with a gorgeous new archway. The entire space was freshened up with new windows and doors. The kitchen was furnished with cherry cabinets in a chocolate stain, Cambria countertops, Moen faucet and sink, tile backsplash by Minnesota Tile, and new lighting throughout. The new layout also required a new powder room, which was placed on the main floor where the existing unused breakfast nook once sat. The bath was furnished with a vanity to match the kitchen, Moen faucet and Kohler sink. The new space is very functional as well as a new showpiece for the homeowners. The home owners carefully selected Castle because they kept coming back to us in their search. They really enjoyed working with us because of our process and thoroughness throughout the entire project.

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Featured Project 28

Designer: Katie Jaydan

Be inspired by this new kitchen, updated floor plan, and re-located stairway which transformed this mid-century Highland Park rambler for the next generation. Castle's design team worked closely with the new homeowners to create the kitchen of their dreams featuring glass & stone blend tile, a floating island with recycled glass countertop, tons of light and plenty of workspace and great storage. The project also includes a floor plan change that involved removing walls to improve sight lines and traffic flow throughout the main floor. The stairway was brought to the center of the home to make room for the larger kitchen and to welcome guests to both levels of the home.

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Featured Project 29

Designer: Katie Jaydan

With an expanding family, this 1930's colonial home in Southwest Minneapolis needed some updating. The family needed more room for an informal eating area and a more spacious back entry area with storage options. Because they love to entertain, they also wanted an overall space that was more open. This was accomplished by adding a doorway in the living room that opens into the back of the kitchen and removing a closet in the dining room to open up into the front kitchen area. The remodel played off of the home's wonderful original character. The space was furnished with cherry wood cabinets, Silestone countertops, porcelain tile floor, and a fantastic backsplash. This kitchen is far more functional with more storage, a thought out place for everything, and every usable inch is maximized.

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Featured Project 30

Kitchen space plan and layout by:
Pam Erler, NKBA-Certified Designer
Final Cabinetry Design and selections by: Katie Jaydan, ASID

This 1921 bungalow in the Como neighborhood of St. Paul, was in need of a kitchen update. The home had previous design work done by Castle and the family decided to finish their kitchen as well. The family wanted the kitchen to feel like one with the rest of the home. They were in need of better working space, more lighting, and wanted an over all open feel. The new configuration opened the kitchen into the dining room and was designed to match the rest of the home. The space was furnished with new dark Alder cabinets, Laminate countertops, stainless steel appliances, Marmoleum floors, and accented with an American Olean glass and stone blended backsplash. The updated space creates a very bright and contemporary atmosphere for the family to enjoy.

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Featured Project 31

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This 1939 2-story home in Highland Park was in need of a kitchen remodel, and the space needed to be redesigned to function with this modern family. They were seeking a kitchen with better flow into the home, more countertop space, and an extra desk/organization area to work. The family also had environmental concerns which assisted in their material and construction selections. This beautiful St Paul kitchen was equipped with new windows and spray foam insulation for better energy efficiency. The kitchen was furnished with cherry cabinets, recycled countertops by ECO, Expanko Traditional cork flooring, Adura luxury tile, and finished with a bright green paint color and tile accents.

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Featured Project 32

Designer: Mark Benzell

This late 70's Bloomington suburban home had a confining U shaped kitchen with outdated cabinetry and countertops. An adjoining informal dining area and family room also needed modernizing. The new configuration expanded the size of the kitchen, providing for a more open kitchen plan with vastly improved functionality. The family room was slightly downsized but better integrated into the kitchen and dining areas, allowing for a separate built-in buffet and countertop. Beautiful cherry cabinetry and Cambria countertops provide a rich contrast to oak hardwood floors. Updated lighting features brighten the entire space and a new, larger patio door and window above the sink bring in ample southern sunlight.

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Featured Project 33

Designer: Karie Place

The homeowners of this Maple Grove split level home were in dire need of creating more space for their growing family. The couple wanted to open up the space to their living room area, create multi-functional seating, and match some existing finishes. A wall separating the kitchen and living room was removed to open the space up to the rest of the main floor. For additional multi-function seating and storage, a bench was added off the kitchen and the island. The hardwood floor in the rest of the home was carried into the kitchen to create a cohesive space. Throughout the main floor, new millwork and doors were added to match the flooring. Cherry custom cabinets and the natural quartz countertops by Cambria, accent the floors. The space was finished with travertine backsplash, scattered glass accent tiles, and onyx pendants above the island. The new open space is great for large family gatherings or just tea for two!

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Featured Project 34

Designer: Katie Jaydan

A shed dormer was added to the upper level of this classic 1945 Highland Park 1 1/2 story home. Two bedrooms and a 3/4 bath were created in the added space. A recycled content mother of pearl vanity top with a vessel sink was the design inspiration for the upper level spa-like retreat. The addition also allowed for one of the two existing bed rooms on the main level to be incorporated into the living room, dining room and sitting area to create a bigger more functional space. In the kitchen a porcelain tile floor, Cambria countertops, enameled cabinetry and a handmade tile backsplash with Carrera marble accents were added. The main level bath also got an updated look with new flooring, tub and tub surround.

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Featured Project 35

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This quaint bungalow in Falcon Heights was in need of a kitchen remodel due to the lack of countertops and functioning cabinets. The homeowners loved the idea of adding a peninsula with the sink facing the view of the back yard. The wall between the kitchen and back entry was opened up to gain more kitchen space. New alder arts and crafts cabinets, high definition laminate countertops with an undermount sink with durable luxury vinyl tile floor and stainless steel appliances and were installed. A new custom bench area with a landing zone was added for coat and shoe storage in the back entry. A new updated kitchen with modern amenities while maintaining the original character of the home.

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Featured Project 36

Designer: Katie Jaydan

This amazing kitchen transformation was part of a whole house remodel that converted a tiny 1-story starter home to a 1 1/2 -story dream home. This home, in Highland Village, received a 15' x 30' one-story addition off the back to create a larger Kitchen and Family Room. The Kitchen features natural maple custom cabinetry and quartz countertops as well as an island that opens up to the Family Room. A unique tile floor and backsplash and fun lighting fixtures complete this wonderful entertaining space. Wow what a transformation.

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Featured Project 37

Designer: Karie Place

This Northeast Minneapolis home boasts a main floor remodel, with a plan to make a more spacious kitchen and open up the space into dining room creating a wonderful new cohesive space. This remodel features Custom alder cabinets to tie in the existing paneling in the dining area, Cambria countertops in Windsor, tile back splash, new stove and dishwasher in the kitchen; awesome lighting in the kitchen and dining room; as well as new hardwood flooring throughout both the kitchen and dining room. Existing hardwoods were also refinished throughout the main level to make a nice and harmonious main level.

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Featured Project 38

Designer: Katie Jaydan

On this 1950 1.5 Story Cape Cod Castle helped the homeowners to design the kitchen of their dreams. Most of the work was completed by the handy husband with Castle providing & installing the cabinets and countertops. This remodel helped to better utilize the already existing kitchen space by reconfiguring the layout, opening it up to the Dining Room and adding more storage and counter space. Cambria counter tops and cherry cabinets with an Autumn stain on a flat panel Shaker doors were used.

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Featured Project 39

Designer: Katie Jaydan

The homeowner of this charming 1.5 story home desired a larger kitchen for cooking and entertaining. The kitchen and dining room were originally separated by a wall with a small doorway. The wall was taken down to create a large eat-in kitchen with a bar peninsula. Additional corner windows were placed to bring in the natural light of the southern exposure. The cabinets are a natural maple shaker door with American cherry frames. The new red oak flooring has been feathered in with the original flooring of the dining room. The recycled glass peninsula counter top, glass tile backsplash, art glass pendants and dining light fixtures create a modern edge in this classic 1.5 story St. Paul home.

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