Mendota Heights, MN
Who lives here
A Cookie-baking Grandma
Obstacles and Opportunities
Even on a modest budget, New Spaces was able to make a huge impact on this smaller kitchen – adding lost of storage and space to bake cookies.
Economy of space and materials leads to award-winning design
This design was selected for a BATC ROMA (Builders Association of the Twin Citites Remodeler of Merit Award) for kitchens under $50,000. A modest budget with a big impact, this project proves that a true transformation in a small space with a small budget IS possible – when you work with New Spaces!
A beautiful space for baking cookies!
When this homeowner purchased her home twenty years ago, it was under the condition that she would get to remodel the kitchen. As the years went by, other projects continually took precedence over the kitchen. Sadly, her husband unexpectedly passed away and never saw the brand new kitchen she had so desperately wanted. The homeowner’s budget was tight but her goals were simple: “Make it beautiful, give me storage, and give me a place to bake cookies with my granddaughters.”
Budget-friendly cabinets, countertops and flooring
The budget was too small to remove the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room, so we added a passthrough above the kitchen sink. This simple feature opens up the space and allows the Eastern sun to spill into the space from the large dining room window. Now the kitchen is flooded with natural light.
Adding cabinetry and countertops to the main appliance wall gives a cohesive lookto the space while providing additional workspace. The floor looks like high-end stone tiles, but is really easy to maintain sheet vinyl. A neutral laminate countertop combinedwith a ceramic tile backsplash give a sophisticated, on-trend look without the cost. Well-built maple cabinets with a few modifications give the kitchen functionality and visual impact without breaking the budget.
A tall, double pantry provides ample storage for food, small appliances, and the Christmas dishes. The center island gives ample work and storage space, seating for visiting with the cook, and a gathering place for the family roll out the cookie dough.