New Prague, MN
Who lives here
Tom and Connie – a couple that’s lived in this home for over 20 years.
Obstacles and Opportunities
Tom and Connie have lived in their 1985 built home since 1995.The home had been remodeled multiple times but it was time for the kitchen and surrounding areas to get some attention.
BEFORE: MORE LIGHTING AND BETTER FUNCTIONALITY A MUST
The vast vaulting ceiling was an eye-catcher but deprived the space of light, making it difficult to enjoy, cook or entertain in the space. Additionally, while the kitchen centrally located it was only partially open to the adjacent areas and an awkward laundry room and office space were tucked in the middle.
AFTER: Functional, Efficient and Striking
Incorporating four reclaimed barn beams down the length of the space allowed for more lighting into the kitchen, as well as being a remarkable design feature. A pair of 9-light chandeliers are suspended from the reclaimed barn beams, along with LED disc lights on the beams brightens up the space.
Redesigning the adjacent spaces to create a walk-in pantry made the kitchen space very efficient. The built-in appliances and buffet space, accented by custom floating shelves add to the functionality of this kitchen.
With a pantry like this who needs more kitchen cabinets
Redesigning the existing laundry and office space to create this fantastic pantry completely changed the functionality of the kitchen.