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Young family makes the most of their older home

This 1937 southwest Minneapolis house had “good bones” but a problematic floor plan. And when one of the owners is an architect, it’s not surprising that the family had plenty of designs in mind for how the home could better serve their needs. The kitchen, the hub of the house, needed a complete renovation. A new 3-season porch just off the new kitchen would add a good gathering spot, and a much-needed extra bathroom could be added to the basement. When it was time to put ideas into action, our team collaborated closely with the homeowners. We brought our expertise, additional input, and ideas and went to work. The new kitchen’s custom cabinetry combines white and natural wood, creating a warm, welcoming environment. The open floorplan flows seamlessly into a new dining area and a multipurpose reading and office space. The new adjacent porch has become a favorite family spot to gather for games or sit back and relax. And the new basement bathroom features a walk-in shower, a new toilet and sink, and radiant heat floors. This older home now has new life and functionality to serve this growing family for years ahead.

Project Type:

Additions, Kitchens, Baths

Project Highlights:

Kitchen
  • Remodeled kitchen and dining area space
  • Custom cabinetry and Ceasarstone countertops
  • Updated appliances included a Bosch stove, oven, and refrigerator.
Reading room
  • New space was created adjacent to the dining area
  • New windows
  • New wood floors to match the home’s existing flooring
Three-season porch
  • New space adjacent to the reading room
  • New windows throughout
  • Custom wood ceiling beams
  • Trex flooring
Bathrooms
  • Basement bathroom features a new walk-in shower, low-flow toilet, radiant heat flooring

Project Team:

Homeowner served as the architect
The Transformed Tree