With three kids approaching their teenage years, and a Southwest Minneapolis home that only had three bedrooms (the largest of which was 10×10), our family made the decision to move 6 blocks east for more elbow room. Our 1927 center hall colonial was last remodeled in 1974 and while the fact that they removed all heat in the kitchen was humorous it wasn’t long term livable (we actually stored produce inside of a kitchen cabinet during the winter, it was cold). Our project included a full kitchen remodel, tearing down the wall between the dining room and kitchen, adding a main floor half bath, and tearing off and expanding a new garage with an attached mudroom. As hoped, our home along the creek has turned into a destination for our kids and their friends, and a place of relaxation for all of us!
We could cook for days in this kitchen. The new space features a ton of work space and a beautiful backsplash.
Now this is what we call a mud room. This space was added along with a new two car attached garage in order to maximize this home’s function and keep the coats contained.
The home did not have a bathroom on the main level so a powder room was creatively tucked in off the dining room. One of the original doors was used as the pocket door for this cozy half bath.