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Fresh Start Builders

Fresh Start Companies, Inc.

901 Sixth Avenue South

Stillwater, MN 55082

phone: 651.430.2412

fax: 651.304.1242

MN BC454532


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The Gilsdorf’s loved their 1920s two-story and their neighborhood, but not their kitchen.  A previous homeowner had cobbled together a remodel that simply did not work.  The flow of the kitchen was all wrong, forcing through traffic directly into the cooking and food prep areas.  The space was cramped, lacked sufficient storage and the appliances were all on their way out.  The Gilsdorfs turned to architect Lee Meyer to redesign the space.  His vision and our remodeling team transformed the kitchen and dining rooms into a space that perfectly balances the vintage of the home with the contemporary tastes of the homeowners.  We gutted both the kitchen and dining room and added a new double french door from the dining room to the new deck as well as a new kitchen window above the sink.  Once the mechanicals were roughed in, we applied a soy based spray foam to all the exterior walls before closing them in.  A new white oak floor now matches the flooring in the rest of the house, which was refinished while finishing the new floor. Custom maple flat panel cabinets were installed with a wide crown and base to mirror the rest of the home.  The new kitchen layout moved the side entry door out of the work centers of the kitchen and allowed space for a much needed coat closet on the main floor.  The handmade tile backsplash from North Prairie Tileworks chosen by the Gilsdorfs is no doubt the focal point of the kitchen and compliments the bold wall color choices as well as the Zodiaq counter.  The new design provides significantly more countertop space and storage as well as a separate desk area in the dining room complete with a built in bulletin board.  The timeless look of the wine and book storage cabinet and the unique pendant light over the dining table round out the look of the remodel.


Gilsdorf Kitchen Remodel

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