Kitchen Remodel

St. Paul, MN

Obstacles and Opportunities

The biggest design challenge for this renovation? A limited foot print of only 105 square feet. Bricking in one of the two windows was the best option – allowing for additional cabinet space and a more balanced layout.

Classic, stylish, full of function – a hundred square feet never looked so good!

This design was selected as a BATC ROMA (Builders Association of the Twin Cities Remodeler of Merit Award) for kitchens $50,000-$100,000. New Spaces transformed this 105 square foot space into a functional, stylish kitchen.

Vintage, farmhouse-inspired kitchen renovation in St. Paul, MN

A charming 1940’s bungalow tucked into a St. Paul neighborhood had been the victim of a makeshift remodel in the 1960’s. Having lived with the off-kilter, closed-off kitchen for fifteen years, the homeowner finally took the plunge to remodel the kitchen to fit her own needs and wishes. More storage and counter space, and a more efficient layout were the top priorities.

The biggest design challenge? A limited foot print of only 105 square feet. After many designs and conversations, the homeowner and designers agreed that bricking in one of the two windows was the best option– allowing for additional cabinet space and a more balanced layout. Opening the wall to the dining room lets plenty of natural light into the kitchen.

European-designed appliances save space without sacrificing function. An 18” dishwasher and 24” tall and slender refrigerator/freezer made all the difference in getting a proper layout at the sink wall.

Cabinetry maximizes every inch of storage and has many convenient features—roll out trash, pullout spice rack, and a magic corner.

Detailed feet at the base of the under-sink cabinet enhance the classic look of this kitchen.

Design loaded with convenient features

The black soapstone countertop adds striking contrast to the white cabinetry, deep grooves add additional functionality as a built-in drain board. The farmhouse style sink and faucet add old-fashioned character.

A special feature in the backsplash is a metal tile liner that has LED lighting embedded in it. The lights can be kept on for ambiance, night light, or a design accent. The mini brick ceramic tile has a pillowed design to it adding visual texture to the whole space.


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