Queensland Kitchen Remodel | Maple Grove, MN

the challenge

When our clients bought this home a couple of years ago, they loved the open concept and the overall layout of the kitchen. They love to entertain though and the dining room not being connected to the kitchen was something they wanted to change. In the corner of the kitchen was an angled pantry that was great for storage, but took up a lot of space and didn’t help with the flow. Removing the pantry and creating a walkway from the kitchen to the dining room, complete with a coffee/buffet bar made the space much more functional. Additionally, our clients were wanting to make the kitchen more their style, since the dark cherry cabinets and dark countertops weren’t working for them.

our solution

The solution to this kitchen was creating an arched doorway into the dining room, where the pantry used to be. The coffee bar with gold geometric tile makes a big statement, plus provides more cabinet storage for this family of six. In the kitchen, the black quartz composite Elkay sink overlooks the living room and is paired with a black and gold Brizo faucet. Quartz countertops compliment the dark stained birch cabinets. Opposite the island is the range wall where all of the upper cabinets went away and were replaced with a custom wood hood and floating shelves. White herringbone subway tile and gold sconces make the range wall a feature in the space. For the appliances, an induction range, built-in microwave and oven, and new fridge in stainless steel make this kitchen functional and beautiful. Finally, touches of gold on the hardware, pendant lighting, potfiller, and faucet tie the whole space together.