This 1926 one and a half story Southwest Minneapolis home had the same owner for the last fifty years. Although the owner took great care of the home, it was in dire need of some updating.
Our goal of this remodel was to maintain the charm of the home while giving it a fresh, modern look. Our work included remodeling the kitchen, main level bath and basement, along with adding an upper level dormer and bathroom.
We also installed all new windows and renovated the exterior. Lastly, we updated the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC in the home.
Upon starting the project, the first thing we did was remove the doors, trim, and anything else in the home that we planned to reuse. We then demoed the home down to the frame to gain access to the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
In this process we discovered that the main floor had sunk about and an inch and a half over the years, therefore we took the appropriate steps before going any further to level the floor out from below.
On the upper level we added a second dormer and a master bathroom. We turned the entire upper level into a new master suite. The new bathroom features a whirlpool bathtub, shower, heated flooring, double sinks and ample storage.
Next we moved onto the main and lower level of the home. In the kitchen we removed a wall between the kitchen and dining room to open it up. We then redesigned the layout to make it more functional. We installed all new cabinets, countertops, and appliances.
The main floor bathroom features a new bathtub, vanity, tile, and flooring. We also completely finished the basement by adding a bathroom, tiled shower, heated flooring, a laundry room and family room.
Lastly, we renovated the home’s exterior. We removed the vinyl siding and roof, and installed James Hardie cement board siding and a new roof.