Sunday, 17 January 2021

Before & After: A dark kitchen gets a fresh and airy look in Minneapolis

The challenge: When David Ritsema and Linda Vander Maten bought their 1915 Minneapolis Tudor, they knew the kitchen had to go. The 1980s kitchen addition was a basic builder rendition with laminate countertops and sheet vinyl covering the floor. The dropped ceiling made the space feel dark and confining, and the overall design was a poor fit with the home’s period character.

The couple’s goal was to gain counter and storage space with a center island, create better flow and draw in more light, while complementing the Tudor’s architecture. “We like the look of an old European farm kitchen,” said Ritsema.

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