Hammers are being swung, concrete is being poured and measurements are happening for custom cabinetry. Yes – our project in Mendota Heights is in full swing and there is lots to update, so here is a smidge for you today…

 

Here are some snapshots of the progress so far…

In the top ‘before’ picture you can see that there was a screen porch on the right side of the house. Inside, we re-oriented where the kitchen is and now it will be to the left of screen porch. We decided to remove the porch for a couple of reasons… now there will be  more room for the herb garden, there is a better flow from inside to outside, and view from kitchen to pond is clear, where before the porch was blocking it.

In the bottom ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture, you can see that off of the new kitchen and dining room, we designed a covered patio space for grilling, eating and entertaining outside. The family loves to spend time outside and enjoy our beautiful MN weather.

The in-ground pool will see updates this spring.

 
 
 
 
 
 
While the pool is closed for the season, once spring comes around and renovations are made, this pool will be the go-to spot for the kids (and adults) to hang out at for the summer. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from the tennis courts, pond, and main house.

We were recently out at a site visit to one of our remodeling projects in Mendota Heights. They have made it past the demo phase and are framing out the new rooms and spaces. Check out the progress!

From top to bottom:

  • BEFORE: This picture shows the existing home, a farmhouse built in the early 1900s. In the living room, you can see the fireplace and the ceiling was in need a repair.
  • DEMO: This was taken from the same spot as the top picture. The fireplace mantle is gone, as is the ceiling and walls – we are saving the amazing wood floor. It has peg and bow tie details in it! You can see the walls have been opened up to the new dining room beyond the living room.
  • DEMO: This long shot is down the back hallway leading from back hall to the kitchen. The back door leads out to the back yard, pond, and pool.
  • DEMO: This view is from the kitchen looking into the dining room. The dining room will have windows and doors on 3 sides with beautiful views out to the patios, pond and pool.
  • DEMO: Here is a sneak peek through the existing foundation to where the new hallway to the lower level sport court will be. This is sure to be a room that gets lots of use during the long MN winters!

Stay tuned during the coming months as we finish completion!!! We’ll post pictures of our progress.