Lake Life Kitchen Remodel | Big Lake, MN

The design of this kitchen was inspired by the blue tones of the lake, along with white cabinetry to keep the space light and bright. Gold accents through lighting and black elements throughout the space were also part of the design.

Material Selections:

blue tile backsplash | kitchen sink | faucet | island light | dining table light | countertops | cabinetry | appliances | sconces over shelves | pendant over sink | hardware


the challenge

Our clients kitchen was dark and dated with multiple wood tones competing with each other and did not fit the lake feel they were wanting. With a vaulted ceiling and cool wood paneling, they wanted the cabinetry to be light and bright in order to make the wood ceiling shine. In addition, the layout was not the most functional with a peninsula in the walkway and not enough countertop space. The view of the lake was crowded with cabinetry and was blocking the window view.

our solution

To capitalize on the lake view and make the space fit the lake vibe our clients were wanting, we took all the cabinetry out and reworked the layout. Over by the patio doors to the lake, we opted for floating shelves rather than cabinetry to maximize the lake view. Now the sink windows are open and not covered by anything, which makes for a great view when doing dishes. Blue subway tile brings in the colors of the lake and compliments the white perimeter and gray island cabinetry well. Gold accents in the lighting and black hardware bring in warmer metal finishes. A new island with lots of countertop space allows for additional storage and prep space.

Check out the design process and before and after comparison.