McDonald Remodeling, Inc.

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

2017 Region 3 North Central CotY Award Winner, Residential Kitchen $30,000 to $60,000

The existing kitchen didn’t work. The clients desired a brighter and more open space that incorporated an efficient layout and minimal wall space. They also wanted to straighten the lower level stairway for easier access to the lower level. To reconfigure the space, the front entry doorway was closed off and both the dining room wall and booth seating were removed. New, smaller integrated appliances, shallow custom cabinetry and floating shelves create a strong functional working kitchen while maintaining a minimalist approach. Patterned concrete tile flooring and cohesive, but contrasting finishes help bring the simple touches of Scandinavia to this hipster couple’s new kitchen.