Our Personal Kitchen Remodel | Elk River, MN

Like any remodeling project we do, it always seems that we start with initial design selections and then it evolves as we get underway.  But we always have an overall source of inspiration. I’m not sure we’ve ever done a project where our selections have stayed the same from the beginning through to the end.  Once walls come down, and one selection goes in at a time, we find ourselves coming home with additional options and then it always slightly changes, but for the good. 

Final Material Selections:

Sink:  Elkay Crosstown Single Bowl Undermount Sink

Faucet: Elkay Avado semi-professional spout and lever handle

Pot Filler: Elkay Avado Wall Mount

Hardware: Amerock Bar Pull

Pendant:  Odette Oversized Drum Pendant

Swing Arm Lamp:  Birch Lane Aarav


the challenge

Our inspiration behind this project came from black and white kitchens with open shelving, gold hardware, commercial appliances, a large statement backsplash and quartz countertops. We love challenging our clients to be bold and go big. When we say big, we mean just that, so much so that we put a 5’wide double door fridge into the kitchen, along with the commercial look of the fridge we used a handmade custom wood range hood that was backed by tile backsplash made up of over 8 different colors.  We made it our mission to find quality and creative products and as many brands as we could based right here in Minnesota, so you bet we brought in the best.

our solution

We wanted to do something different than the typical open concept, so instead of taking walls down, we put walls up. We closed off the old doorway to the dining room and also closed off a half wall that opened to the ceiling. The reason behind this was to create an intimate space in the kitchen for cooking and eating, as well as opening up the area outside the kitchen to be more inviting.

You can read about the full reveal of this kitchen with budget breakdown and all finishing selections HERE.