Home Location : Edina, MN
Home Built : 1953
Photographer : Bob French, Ruckus Interactive, LLC.

Summary :

This home is a vintage 1970’s rambler that had limited floor space on the main level. The former home lacked any sort of formal or informal dining area or Mudroom area, therefore the kitchen became the ‘dumping ground’ for everything.

Due to the original space confines and layouts, it was necessary to increase the traffic flow for the home. This was done by opening up the adjoining spaces. Now you can see all the way through the home creating an open airy feel and allowing the living room to function as the great room

Featured In :

Title: What’s In Store” by John Filippelli
Publication: Kitchen & Bath Design News May 2011

Title: Designing for Children
Publication: NKBA Profiles Magazine Summer 2008

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Client Testimonial :
Morningside Neighborhood
“The work started on time and was completed on time. The work was done beautifully and everyone I dealt with from the company was polite, helpful, responsive and careful. I was also impressed with the quality of their sub-contractors, who all did excellent work, and were also polite, prompt and helpful.” (Angie’s List)

Scope & Objectives :

This remodel was designed to be the ‘working’ part of the house, where the family could do its daily living. Space-saving ideas were designed into this kitchen such as a “hidden” built in desk to the left of the refrigerator. Pantry-style doors slide back revealing a computer and desk space – a perfect spot for after-school homework projects or sorting the daily mail. When guests arrive simply slide the doors closed and the messy desk area is completely hidden.

What makes this handmade granite covered cherry center island so different than other island’s is that it can “roll!” When the family is not using the island they can tuck it under the counter. It really open’s up the kitchen!

These handmade cherry flip- top storage window bench seats are a great addition not only for all of the storage space but it also can be used for extra seating when entertaining. And the custom made cherry china cabinet’s with glass doors give the space a more sophisticated look.

Orfield created a sheetrock pass-through with maple ledge from the existing living room to kitchen creating additional light & communication between these formerly separated areas.

When designing the new space, functionality was foremost in the minds of the homeowners. The new remodel accommodates for all daily activities and functions without appearing cluttered, and its many optional work areas maintain this space as the heart of their home.

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