Kitchen Remodel

Apple Valley, MN

Rick and Melanie discuss their New Spaces remodeling project. They opened up their main level and remodeled the kitchen and family room. She says, “I would recommend working with New Spaces just for the overall experience.” He says, “Once I saw the designs, I jumped in with both feet!” Way to go New Spaces!

Before and After

BEFORE: A large gap between the top of the honey-oak cabinets and the angled ceiling was used as a catch-all for an eclectic collection of stuff.

AFTER: Thoughtful use of vertical space created additional storage and eliminated clutter.

This architecturally-interesting home had plenty of space, but Rick and Melanie didn’t think they were using it to its maximum potential. By removing a wall, the kitchen is now connected to the dining room and large living room.

The built-in desk is great for homework, checking email, or household paperwork. Outlets make it easy to plug-in phones and laptops.

BEFORE: The family room felt dark and dated.

AFTER: Birch flooring was used to create a seamless connection between the kitchen and the family room. The stone veneer on the fireplace was repeated in the kitchen to unify the space. A reclaimed beam mantel and a unique nature-inspired railing add to the design.

Angles in the ceiling were softened by the neutral palette. The stonework, tile, butcher block, cherry cabinets and granite countertops work together to create the cozy, lodge-like atmosphere.

A neutral palette was used throughout the design to achieve a sense of calmness and order.

Two Families Remodel at the Same Time

Rick and Melanie and their neighbors Lisa and Parker worked with two different designers to develop their plans, and two different lead carpenters to execute and build those plans. Both families were thrilled with the detailed design and planning process and professional management and building experience.

This is Lisa and Parker’s Kitchen Before:

Want to see what it looks like now? Check out their Red White and Wood Kitchen and Family Room!


The Warmth of Birch and Stone

Who lives here

Rick and Melanie with their energetic children!

Obstacles and Opportunities

An architecturally-interesting home was in need of updating and a more modern open floor plan. New Spaces created a unique nature-inspired design ideal for family and entertaining.

“I would reccomend new spaces to to other people because of our expierience working with our designer, Amber, and carpenter. Ross. They transformed this place like I couldn’t believe.”

60 Seconds with Rick and Melanie

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