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Kitchen Stories: A 1940s Home Expands for a Growing Family
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 Mingle 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.
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.
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.
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.
The great room features a built-in entertainment center and fireplace mantle both designed to coordinate beautifully with the kitchen 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 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.
This family now has plenty of space to grow and feel comfortable in their home for years to come!
Builder/ Construction: Chris Easterday of CRE Construction
Photography: LandMark Photography
Cabinetry: The kitchen perimeter, living room built-in entertainment center, and master bathroom are shown in Dura Supreme's Chapel Hill Panel door style with a "Classic White" painted finish. The kitchen island is shown in Dura Supreme Cabinetry's Chapel Hill Panel door style with a Personal Paint Match finish to "Opaline" SW 6189 by Sherwin-Williams. The basement wet bar is shown in Dura Supreme's Hudson Panel door style in the "Cappuccino" stain on the Cherry wood species.
Authored by Mandi Juskiewicz on August 20, 2019 - 7:38am