Cabin Kitchen + Mudroom Refresh | Walker, MN

After our clients decided to move to their cabin in northern Minnesota full time, they wanted it to be a space that worked well for their lifestyle and reflected their style. Since they are Morgan’s aunt and uncle, we’ve gotten to do some fun projects in the past for this home including planter boxes (which we have a tutorial for here) and building a trundle bed in one of their rooms since they are always welcoming family and friends to their home and also rent it to vacationers when they’re away.

The rooms that got a refresh this time around were the mudroom and the kitchen.

First, let’s talk about the mudroom!



The mudroom in this cabin home was a good size but didn’t have much storage. Our clients come up here a lot with their family or have vacation renters, so they wanted an organized laundry room with lots of storage.


Now, this space is full of storage! There are upper cabinets above the sink that go all the way to the ceiling. A new laundry sink and faucet updated this space as well. Adding a backsplash completes the area by the sink and gives it a fun addition.

Above the washer and dryer, there is now a built-in cubby storage cabinet that houses baskets and storage bins to keep laundry and other items neatly tucked away. For clothing items that need to hang dry, there is a spot above the washer and dryer just for that. Additional cabinets above the cubbies provide more storage.

New hardware provides an updated look and feel to the space. Our clients kept the lower cabinets by the sink, but updated the hardware on those as well, which brings them together and gives a cohesive feel.



Our clients wanted to keep their wood cabinets, since they were in good shape, but were looking to give the space a refresh with new countertops and backsplash and adding in some additional cabinetry for more storage. However, one of the things they didn’t like in regards to their original cabinetry was how the island had wasted space. They decided on a new fully custom island that would utilize every square inch. 


The microwave was moved from over the range to the island, we installed a custom hood over the stove. In addition, a coffee hutch next to the patio door allows for storage for the coffee maker and mugs. Another storage cabinet on the side of the fridge houses cleaning items. 

The new island includes the sink, dishwasher, microwave, and lots of storage with pull-outs.

Quartz countertops and a light tan backsplash brighten up the room and give it a fresh feel. Under-cabinet lighting provides illumination for working in the prep spaces.

Hardware that matches the mudroom cabinet ties the kitchen into the mudroom, giving the cabinets a consistent look and feel.

This coffee hutch is perfect for family and guests alike. Being able to keep all of the coffee supplies and mugs in one area keeps it organized and away from the rest of the kitchen.

Storage was a big priority for the island and these pull-outs allow for lots of it. Larger items like the blender are easy to access, but can also be hidden away in this cabinet.

By the fridge, this tall cabinet is perfect for storing the broom, Swiffer, and other cleaning supplies within arms reach of the kitchen and mudroom.

Into the Details

And that’s a wrap for this cabin kitchen and mudroom! A fun transformation and we are excited for our clients as they turn this cabin into their full time home!

A huge thank you to K Solberg Photography for capturing all the details in this home. 


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