Another beautiful bungalow kitchen remodel in the Northrop neighborhood of South Minneapolis. These homeowners contacted Castle planning for a whole kitchen renovation, which included opening the existing kitchen into the dining room so the family could enjoy a more multi-purpose space.
The original (1927) built-in buffet cabinet between the kitchen and dining was re-homed to a vintage salvage room in Minneapolis for a new future life.
The homeowners did not want a boring kitchen so we focused on matching the original style/feel of the home but rejuvenated the space. A fresh traditional kitchen design was planned to provide better function for the family’s needs and also a beautiful style to the heart of their home.
New hardwood floors carry into the kitchen to match the existing hardwoods. New custom-built flush-inset cabinetry was designed with a wonderful two-tone color scheme. The new cabinetry includes custom storage, glass uppers and accessories; silverware tray divides, trash pull-out, outlet docking drawer for phones to charge, custom shelf roll-outs and lazy susan corners.
Castle selected historic paint colors by Benjamin Moore to keep within the period of the home. The base cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore, Tarrytown green and the uppers in a soft white (BM, Ballet white). By doing two cabinetry colors, Castle was able to create some unique interest and anchor the base cabinet to the floor while still having light walls with the white cabinetry.
New marble patterned Cambria Quartz countertops were selected in the luxurious and classic Torquay design. To complete the walls, traditional white subway tile was installed.
Along with the beautiful finishes, we also improved light quality in the space. New windows were installed increasing from two windows to three windows with an additional window to the backyard. We also installed two Solatubes for additional natural lighting. The Solatubes also include a solar-powered night light and additional light kit for night time use.
Overall, the new traditional kitchen is much like a spring day – light, airy and inviting!
This project was featured on Castle’s Educational Home Tour, Fall 2018!