This Shoreview Mid-Century kitchen is still being finished (please excuse the in-process photos). The home had a kitchen-with-breakfast area layout typical of the period. Our clients wanted to combine these two spaces into one big open and airy space that would provide more storage and counter space and a mudroom.
The first order of business was to remove the hanging cabinets and peninsula that cut the room in half. We then introduced walnut screen walls at each end to further open up the space and allow a visual connection to the adjacent entry and dining spaces. A wall of bottle green glass tile helps reflect light throughout the space and provide the room with a greater sense of spaciousness. Next we extended the depth of an existing coat closet 6.5' into an unused portion of the garage to create a small mudroom. Additional storage was provided by a bank of tall pantry cabinets (providing our client "more storage than we know what to do with"). An 8'x2' island and 20' of continuous countertop provided an additional 25% of work surface to the space provided. All cabinets are by IKEA. Built by Friberg Industries