Josh and Amy needed a little more pizzazz and a little more function out of their kitchen in their condo near the Chain of Lakes. They decided it was definitely time for some improvements while, during a dinner party, one of their cabinet doors fell completely off its hinges! They called on the help of hauthaus and cabinet-makers-extraordinaire Modern Design. We, along with Contractor Brad, transformed the dated and non-functioning space into a beautiful space that works well for the couple.

Changes we made:

  • The half wall divider between the dining room and kitchen was removed to open up the spaces and to allow for a breakfast bar.
  • The kitchen was completely gutted; we added in new bamboo flooring, dark stained Alder cabinets, granite counter tops, stacked stone back splash, new appliances, hardware and plumbing fixtures, and a new coat of paint to the walls and the ceiling.
  • Adding new recessed cans and under cabinet lighting really improved the space by adding layers of light.

Now the space functions great for the couple, who like to entertain. Along with their kitchen we worked on their entry, living room, guest bathroom and master bathroom. more pictures to come, so stay tuned!

Josh and Amy's kitchen: after.

Detail shot of the stacked stone back splash; tile from Fantasia Showrooms.

Josh and Amy's kitchen: before.

This summer we transformed our clients’ standard white kitchen to a va-va, deep espresso place to cook, bake and gather.  The clients wanted to update their kitchen cabinets while keeping their granite. We saved the pretty granite and paired it with espresso stained cabinets, Tuscan bronze hardware, crackled ceramic back splash tiles, and a new paint job.

Here is the kitchen before we re-vamped the space with new cabinets, paint, and window treatments.

After the walls were painted and the cabinets were installed, the kitchen was missing something – window treatments! We designed panels to frame the tall windows that overlook the beautiful backyard in this wooden Minnetonka neighborhood.
In order to install these panels on the angled walls, our window treatment gal, Dawn, created a unique way to hang the treatments so we would get our desired look; pleats with a rosette as an accent on each panel.

Dawn built little platforms with holes so the hooks of each panel can hang from them.

After each panel was hung, we had a rosette installed to add a little interest at the top of the treatments. The rosette's finish ties in with the finish on the hardware in the kitchen.

Our installer, Phil, is carefully hanging each panel.

A couple of blog entries ago, we shared a sketch for custom Kravet bench upholstery and  pillow fabrics… here is the follow-up “After” picture with a snap of what the space looked like before we started any work.

Sketch for custom bench and pillows

In this project on Clearwater Lake, we designed custom cabinetry with a dark espresso stain to contrast with the cedar plank walls that are in the rest of the cabin. Once we took the brick out (seen in the before image), we carried that planking through the kitchen to create a cohesive look. 

The tile was handmade for our project and sourced at Rubble Tile. We selected pretty tones of blues, greens, and dark blue/ almost black.

After: custom cabinetry, bench, and tile

 

In the ‘Before’ picture (below) you can see that we took out the two windows on the side and added one in the middle. (Where the fireplace was, the bench is now in the ‘after’.)  By taking out the corner window, we were able to get in a concierge station for the phone, phone books, TV, and kids craft supplies.

 

Before the hauthaus cabin kitchen remodel.

 
 
 
 

After: custom bench and tile detail.

 
 The project is coming to a close, we have a couple small details to take care of yet… as those finish up, stay tuned for pictures of the fully completed project!
 
cheers.