Schrader & Companies
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Main Level Remodel

This property was purchased by a lovely empty nester couple that was looking for a home that offered primarily one level living. This late 1950’s rambler was outdated with sight line issues and included a claustrophobic kitchen that was separated from the main dining room. One of the challenges we encountered was figuring out a way to create an open floor plan with good sight lines while removing the structural obstacles including a supporting wall and a stand alone island that was too large for the size of the kitchen. In addition, we needed to add cabinets which would allow the kitchen to remain functional, open. We had a fairly small kitchen footprint and 8 ft. ceilings, which meant we had to be very strategic with our takeaways and additions to room.

To remove the load bearing wall and open up the kitchen to the dining room, we cut the roof trusses and installed a beam flush with the ceiling. The two structural posts were designed into the cabinet façade to appear as a design element as opposed to a structural element. We designed short upper cabinets with glass against the 8 ft. ceiling to achieve the sight lines and open feeling the homeowners desired. New custom built cabinets were installed and finished with a custom oil rubbed glaze. A glass tiled backsplash, granite countertops, and Brazilian Cherry flooring upgraded this dated space into the modern upscale look the designer envisioned. We also removed the center island and added a smaller “floating” island on wheels that made the kitchen space more open and functional.

Once the partition walls came down, the owners saw the designer's vision as a spacious, flowing floor plan centered on an elegant kitchen with a quaint lounging area flanked by a functional family room, living room, and dining room. By creating a functional design within the original exterior walls this allowed our client the ability to add detailed finishes and upgrade materials and still within their original budget.
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eliza_d wrote:
What paint treatment did you use on these 8' ceilings? Beautiful!! - Great use of paint to give illusion of ceilings higher than 8'!! Fantastic remodel!
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We used wood mouldings with metalic faux paint between. Thanks!
October 17, 2013 at 1:02pm     
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ruschm wrote:
Who makes the furniture?
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Not sure. This project was done a while ago and it was the homeowners furniture
September 11, 2012 at 10:58am   
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Swati Shah wrote:
Do you do any work outside of Minnesota? - We are considering a similar project for our home in Fremont California. HOwever the thought of knocking out a load bearing wall has me worried. Can you recommend someone perhaps? I love what you have done to this space!
   Comment   May 19, 2013
soniasmc wrote:
what kind of wood floors are those? Thank you
   Comment   February 12, 2013
soniasmc wrote:
Who is the manufacture or company for the floors?
   Comment   February 3, 2013
elanic wrote:
LR wall color ! - Walls are a great contrast to the floors. What is the wall color?
   Comment   January 6, 2013
mlieb wrote:
What is the paint color
   Comment   November 27, 2012
housedesignideas wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the sconces?
   Comment   October 22, 2012

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