The homeowners of this much-loved 1940s Minnesota home knew that their growing family would soon outgrow their existing floor plan. With the help of designer Tricia Davis of Studio M Kitchen & Bath and Chris Easterday of C.R.E. Construction, the homeowners embarked on a remodel and addition that maintained the character of their older home while infusing exciting, modern elements.

1940s home remodeled with a new addition and anew kitchen and family room.

The largest part of this remodel project involved the kitchen and master bathroom, which were part of a 3-level, 2,400 square foot addition.

1940s home remodeled with a new addition and anew kitchen and family room.

Although the kitchen was a completely new space, the homeowners wanted it to blend seamlessly with the rest of their 1940s home. To create room for the new addition, the entire back half of the home was gutted. By starting with a clean slate, they were able to ensure the integrity and charm of the original house design.

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The cook of this kitchen is able to see the playroom, the dining room, and great room while at all times with this open concept design.

The new kitchen was placed adjacent to a new dining room and great room to provide a luxurious and open floorplan. A full wall of expansive windows and large patio doors and windows help take advantage of the beautiful backyard views.

A view from the kitchen into the adjacent dining room and neighboring playroom.

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A view of the great room with the large windows and patio doors leading to the backyard.

The great room features a built-in entertainment center and fireplace mantle both designed to coordinate beautifully with the kitchen cabinetry.  

The new great room.

The new great room.

The built-in entertainment center coordinated perfectly with the kitchen cabinetry.

The built-in entertainment center coordinated perfectly with the kitchen cabinetry.

Matching fireplace mantel by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Matching fireplace mantel by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The new addition also includes a multitude of new spaces to accommodate their growing family. A spacious playroom for their children to play and do homework sits just off the great room area and has handi access to the backyard. The second-floor addition includes a new resort-like master suite along with an additional bedroom.

The new playroom addition. Home Remodel Stories Adding on to a 1940s home and giving it a fresh new makeover.

The new playroom addition.

The new master bedroom suite.

The new master bedroom suite.

The new master bathroom featuring a bathroom vanity by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The new master bathroom featuring a bathroom vanity by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The additional new bedroom.

The additional new bedroom.

The lower level was transformed into a new recreational space outfitted with a wet bar and a large lounging space for the family to gather for board games, movie night, or play a few tunes on the guitar. This new space provides a fresh, new communal space for the family to gather and enjoy time with one another. 

The remodeled finished basement featuring a Dura Supreme Cabinetry wet bar.

The remodeled finished basement featuring a Dura Supreme Cabinetry wet bar.

This family now has plenty of space to grow and feel comfortable in their home for years to come!

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, and social media technology.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019 in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by CV Magazine and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award. Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting edge products and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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