This 1930’s South Minneapolis tudor was featured in our Fall 2020 Impressive Progressive virtual home tour. The homeowners had attended multiple past events hosted by Castle Building & Remodeling, including home tours and an educational remodeling class hosted by Designer Emily Blonigen. After planning, researching, and saving, they were ready to make their dream a reality. They came to Castle with a vision of a more open concept, and Blonigen helped make that vision come to life by relocating the existing kitchen space into the previous dining room space.
To achieve the new footprint, two walls were opened up resulting in new wall framing, structural loads and patching the flooring. We kept the charm of the tudor by recreating a previously existing archway; two large archways separating the living room from the new kitchen / dining space. Two arches were necessary to maintain appropriate structural load. This also allowed the natural light to flood through the newly open space.
The old kitchen linoleum flooring was replaced with hardwood to match the existing dining and living room and creates a consistent look throughout the home. The new kitchen space features a double wall oven and the range cook is featured on the island, which is great for entertaining. To maximize storage, there are deep drawers in the island, pull out storage cabinets, corner pull out shelving, and a trash pull. One of the more unique features is a pull out pantry tucked into a small pocket between the fridge and cabinet framing.
Bench seating and a small built in shelving unit were added to the new dining room space to create a pseudo mudroom space for the frequently used side entryway. The Cambria Quartz countertops elevates the space, making it traditional and equally timeless.
The final space is a beautiful, warm kitchen that will truly be enjoyed for years to come.
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