Family Time. It is something many families struggle with finding and too often our own homes are the very hindrance. This graceful solution replaced the wall of the former 1970's Kitchen that divided the Kitchen from the Dining Room with beautiful and functional cabinetry. Family time is now obtainable for this family of four because each room visually and physically flows into one another other while maintaining the character of the classic American Bungalow.
Construction by: Urban Rebuilders
Photography: Home Owner
After several past remodeling projects to create spaces for their four children, it was finally time for these Edina parents to have their own private suite.
We re-defined the previous three main level bedrooms and one bathroom into the well deserved Owner's Suite, a Minnesotan Entry and Powder Room.
The home owners selected the materials and managed the construction.
Photos by Architect.
This 1970's Minnetonka home had great bones but had the typical issue of 1970's home...the kitchen, dining, and living were divided into separate spaces. It was not designed for engaging friends and family in cooking, gathering, and managing bills and homework. By removing and relocating walls we were able to create various gathering spaces that gracefully flow back and forth while still feeling grounded.
The sketches below show how we were able to invesitage the spaces and the details simultaneously in the Building Information Model (or BIM) program.