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Kitchen Remodeling in Apple Valley MN | Before and After

Designed for Entertaining

remodeled kitchen in apple valley mn

Open kitchen with traditional style, perfect for entertaining

Tim and Kimm raised their family in a 1960s-built rambler on a quiet street in Apple Valley. With their kids grown-up and out of the house, these homeowners were ready to update their kitchen for the next stage of their lives. They came to New Spaces seeking a new, functional design and a welcoming space for entertaining.

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kitchen in 1960s rambler before remodeling

BEFORE: AN AWKWARDLY SEGMENTED SPACE

The semi-open kitchen was separated from a small dining area by an awkward peninsula. A single door located adjacent to the refrigerator was the only access point to the kitchen, dining area, and fireplace room from the main floor. This created a “pinch point” where all the first-floor traffic slowed down. This was especially problematic during parties.

new open floorplan for 1960s rambler in apple valley mn

AFTER: SPACIOUS GREAT ROOM DESIGN

Removing the wall dividing the kitchen from the living room opened up more pathways through the kitchen and into the fireplace room. The second kitchen window was relocated to create a space for the refrigerator and more cabinets. As a bonus, the window is now aligned with the dining table. A central island integrates storage, seating, and work space and serves as a natural transition between cooking, eating, and living spaces.

Countryside wood cabinets and crown moulding in apple valley

Goodbye soffits. Hello new cabinets.

The new maple wood Countryside cabinets go all the way to the ceiling and are finished with crown moulding. The central island has seating for two, perfect for these homeowners to share a casual meal together. Antique-style pendant lights create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy breakfast or a brewski. Because Tim and Kimm are passionate about trying new craft beers and wines and there is a dedicated beverage refrigerator built right into the island.

glass tile detail in new remodeled kitchen

The color coordinated perimeter countertops and backsplash provide a light contrast to the two courses of wood cabinets. The exceptionally detailed backsplash features a glass matchstick tile band and classic herringbone layout. Using just a little bit of decorative glass tile goes a long way.

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open floorplan with aging in place design

No walls, no problems

Natural light reaches every corner and guests can easily circulate throughout the entire space. New wood floors in the kitchen and fireplace room match the living room. In any open floor plan, using the same flooring throughout unifies a space and creates a sense of cohesion.

elevated oven with swinging doors is universal design element

Planning to age in place

Kimm and Tim plan to live in their home put as long as possible, and their kitchen design show it. An elevated oven with swinging doors is a piece of universal design perfect for a couple planning to age in place.

semi-custom cabinetry with pull-out shelves in remodeled kitchen

Semi-custom Countryside cabinets have functional features that will be useful today, tomorrow, and forever. Instead of shelves, pull-out drawers inside the pantry make it easy to see what’s in the back of the cabinet. No more stale and ancient crackers lurking in the dark!

corner cabinet storage solution

Functional corner storage

A hardworking Lazy Susan is the only way to make corner cabinets useful. Narrow pull-out drawers are perfect for kitchen gadgets and slender tools like an immersion blender, tongs, or meat thermometer.

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We take a unique educational approach to helping our clients through the complex remodeling process. Our salaried designers share real budget information to help you make informed decisions about your renovation project. There is never any pressure, only professional advice.

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Jennifer McClellan, Homeowner Advisor, has been helping families through New Spaces’ educational process for over five years. She loves being able to show people how our team can help them achieve their remodeling dream.


Meg Jaeger recently joined the New Spaces team, bringing her experience and passion for housing that has helped nearly a thousand families in the area build and remodel. She was owner of Mega Homes and is the President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities


We look forward to working with you to create the house of your dreams!

Our Trusted Expert Consultation

Personalized Advice Just For You

We take a unique educational approach to helping our clients through the complex remodeling process. Our salaried designers share real budget information to help you make informed decisions about your renovation project. There is never any pressure, only professional advice.

To get started, either fill out this form, call us at 952-898-5300, or email us at info@newspaces.com.

Jennifer McClellan, Homeowner Advisor, has been helping families through New Spaces’ educational process for over five years. She loves being able to show people how our team can help them achieve their remodeling dream.


Meg Jaeger recently joined the New Spaces team, bringing her experience and passion for housing that has helped nearly a thousand families in the area build and remodel. She was owner of Mega Homes and is the President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities


We look forward to working with you to create the house of your dreams!

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