A kitchen remodel was the focus of this Edina project. However the scope of the project included so much more than just a kitchen remodel. This Edina project included a brand new kitchen, new flooring throughout the main level, all new interior painting, and new trim.
For the kitchen, the design focus was to open up the kitchen to the family room and dining room. To accomplish this, we removed two interior walls; one wall was load bearing and the second wall was not load bearing. Removing the two interior walls really opened up the main floor and gave this space a completely different feel.
To remove the load bearing wall, we had an engineer draw up plans and submitted them to the city of Edina for approval. We placed a steel beam to carry the load of the existing wall.
Once we completed the framing, we moved on to drywall, flooring, and painting. We worked on these items while waiting for the install of the custom cabinets.
We installed the kitchen cabinets raw, not painted. After cabinet installation, we completed the final preparations for the painting of the cabinets, including filling the nail holes and completing and final sanding. All of this detailed work is needed to produce a great finished product.
While finishing the final cabinet preparations, we measured for Cambria Countertops. Keep in mind that the lead time for most countertops is two to three weeks so it is important to appropriately time the measuring for the countertops. While waiting for the fabrication of the countertops, we completed the final work on the custom cabinets. We lacquered the cabinets on site. Completing the painting / lacquering of the cabinets on site gives a better finished, seamless product.
After we installed the kitchen countertops, we completed the final electrical, plumbing, and misc items on our punch-list. Upon completion of all of our remodeling work, we completed the final two coats of Bona finish on the Walnut Hardwood Floor. The end result is stunning!
In this kitchen we used a combination of full extension drawers with three to four drawers per cabinet and cabinet doors with pullout shelves.
In one of the cabinets we had dividers for for cookie sheets and flat pans. Below the sink became the ideal place for two pullout cabinets, one cabinet was for the trash and the second cabinet was for the recycling bin. With a ingenuity the cabinet for the recycling bin was made to work around the garbage disposal.
Items used for this kitchen remodel:
- Custom cabinets
- Cambria coutertops
- Kohler apron sink
- Delta faucet
- Walnut hardwood flooring
- Vent A Hood exhaust
- Blue Star gas stove