Flying Cloud Kitchen Remodel | Eden Prairie, MN

This project was out of the ordinary that we typically do because well, it was for our family. So they managed a lot of it on their own, and we gave them the resources that they needed to get the job done and came in to do the work when they needed us. Which also meant we started this project in June and are wrapping up next week, fingers crossed. However, we probably would have been done by now… but if any of you have done a remodel, you know one project always leads to another. So now Jamie is moving his way upstairs and hanging new doors and re-trimming the upstairs of their home, haha!

Material Selections:

Sink: Elkay’s Charcoal double bowl undercount

Faucet: Avado Semi-Professional kitchen faucet

Soap Dispenser: Elkay Soap Dispenser in brushed nickel

Countertop:  Brittanica by Cambria

Cabinet Color:  Simply White by Benjamin Moore

the challenge

There’s always some surprises when demo’ing a new space. And in this space under the linoleum just in the kitchen area, we found a layer of tile that hat been covered up. Jamie and Topher said it was incredibly hard to get up. They used a jack-hammer and scraped it for days. It was so hard because the former homeowners had tiled it onto a plywood underlayment and then nailed it down. So the guys ended up scraping the tile into a million pieces.

Once the space was demo’d and cleaned up, it was time to get the new layout reconfigured.

As you can see, we moved the patio door on the right down to the far left and brought in a small window for above the sink and put it where the patio door once was. We also added in a big pantry, as this was another must haves for these guys.

our solution

The first thing these guys wanted to do was take down the two walls that separated the kitchen from the dining room area and living room. To take these walls down and be able to reconfigure the kitchen we needed to have a couple of walls for cabinetry.

So we closed off the wall where the railing was looking down onto another living room area.

And then being the entire east side wall of this home had windows and sliding glass doors, we flip-flopped the window and sliding glass door and created a smaller window for above the sink.

After that, it was a complete gut and remodel. New cabinetry, countertop, sink, flooring, lighting, windows, doors, trim, appliances, backsplash, you name it.

Additional before, after and material photos here.