Bluestem Construction

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota

2017 Region 3 North Central CotY Award Winner, Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000

This homeowner requested a modern dream kitchen in a tiny space, only 11 feet by 9.5 feet in size! This 1924 nostalgic kitchen had its wall-hung cast iron sink and a free-standing stove, but didn't have counterspace or a dishwasher and the refrigerator was located in the back landing. To stay within the existing footprint, the doorway was shifted and reshaped, echoing the others in the home, adding depth for modern cabinetry and maximizing storage and counter space. Expanded windows added light, while custom-depth cabinets replaced the old. The unique appliances put it all together perfectly.