Kitchen Remodel

Burnsville, MN

Who lives here

Cara and Jeff.

Obstacles and Opportunities

After the kids moved out, these homeowners seized the opportunity to remake their kitchen to fit a more modern sensibility.

Luminous design with striking two-toned cabinets

In 1986, Cara and Jeff built their home on a quiet street in Burnsville, MN. With their children all grown-up and out of the house, these homeowners were ready to trade in honey-oak cabinets for a contemporary kitchen, in-line with their modern sensibilities.

While the homeowners were happy with the overall layout of their kitchen, it was time for new cabinets, new countertops, and new flooring. They approached the design process with patience, without a firm starting date in mind. This allowed them ample time to make well-planned and regret-free decisions balancing cost, function, and aesthetics.

Contemporary pull and replace renovation with new floors, cabinets and counters

In this contemporary pull and replace remodel simple, elegant surfaces without excess detailing unite the space. The striking two-toned cabinets are stained in warm Cherry Rye with contrasting light-toned doors and slender stainless-steel handles. In addition to updating all the surfaces– vertical and horizontal– the homeowners wanted more organized drawers and cabinets as well as a larger central island.

Pull-out cabinets stay organized and maximize space

Organizational features are seamlessly integrated into this design. From the wine shelf near the sink to the dedicated spice drawer located conveniently near the cooktop. The shallow spice drawer keeps containers organized in neat rows. Light hardwood floors, paired with a variety of lighting elements ranging from track lights to under cabinet lighting, windows and a skylight creates a luminous and energetic space.

New Spaces created efficient organization in the pantry and cabinets. Pull-out shelves with shallow drawers make the most of hard to reach cabinet space, eliminating dark corners in the way-back where crackers go to get stale and tupperware lids disappear.

Modern tile backsplash composed of narrow brick tiles with contemporary proportions, accenting mosaic tile ribbons, and contrasting grout lines.

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