MID-CENTURY MODERN MASTERPIECE

Our clients vision was simple:  They wanted a home that looked like time stood still in the 1950’s.  Our design challenge was to find modern materials and methods that looked like they belonged in the ’50s.

To improve traffic flow, the load-bearing wall between the dining room and living room was opened up to create a custom arched passthrough.  In addition, an oddly placed dining room door was blocked off.

The bedrooms, hallway, and dining room had beautiful wood floors, which were refinished.  Our wood floor team did an amazing job in utilizing a durable modern finish that mimics the old shellac-and-wax floors of yesteryear.

The living room received cork flooring that is a very close match to some of the original flooring, which was discovered under some old carpet in a closet.  In addition, the wood fireplace was cleaned and restored.  A new mosaic tile hearth transitions to the cork.

Most of the work on this project took place in the kitchen.  Custom cabinets were built to perfect pair with some of the existing cabinetry.  Laminate countertops with metal edge banding look like they came straight from an old diner.  Our client found an old photo of a half-moon shaped flip up counter, which we were able to duplicate.  The kitchen floor is genuine linoleum and features several hand-inlaid patterns.  The design of the floor was from a photo that our clients took in an architecture museum in New York.

New Marvin windows and a complete paint job finished off this project.  Our clients did a great job in finding furnishings that complete the retro look.

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kitchen in Maplewood MN

Kitchen Remodel with Maple Cabinets and Hanstone Quartz Countertops

Our clients goals for her kitchen project were to modernize the look while adding storage.  In addition, she also required that all of the new fixtures and materials perform well but require very little maintenance.

To keep within a very tight budget in this Maplewood MN kitchen, our team decided to “pull and replace” the cabinets and countertops rather than perform a full gut and remodel.  Instead of fully custom cabinets, the maple cabinets for this project were ordered in standard sizes.  Our carpenters then modified the cabinets on-site to provide a more customized look.  This allowed our client to choose some handy accessories and storage options in order to maximize the small space without going over budget.  Some of these accessories included pull-out waste and recycling baskets, custom corner storage that is superior to a lazy susan, and pullout trays in the lower cabinets.

Hanstone quartz countertops were chosen due to their perfect balance of easy maintenance, durability, and cost.  A solid copper single-bowl sink really makes a statement.  The Moen faucet includes a pullout sprayer.  The backsplash is a vinyl tile that mimics the look of slate but with far less maintenance.

To keep within a tight budget, basic builders appliances were chosen.  Our client prefers handwashing her dishes, which eliminated the need for a dishwasher.  Luxury vinyl sheet flooring was chosen due to it’s good looks and easy maintenance.

In the end, we were able to accomplish all of our clients goals and then some.  While we would have preferred to update the electrical and plumbing, and add more lighting, these were not critical and were not important to our client.

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West St Paul kitchen remodelers

MODERN CONVENIENCE WITH CHARACTER

Cooking was difficult in this 100 year old St. Paul kitchen.  Our design team made the most of limited space by blocking off a little-used doorway and providing our client with creative storage solutions that maximized the small 10×12 room.

One of the challenges that our team faced during this project was a cluster of plumbing pipes coming from the floor above that would have been costly to relocate.  Our designer’s solution was to box around them and covert the space into a “drop zone” for purses and shoes when entering the back door.

The finished kitchen blends in perfectly with the 1915 home, yet still provides all of the modern conveniences that our client wished for, including Cambria quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and undercabinet lighting.  Since the room is so small, every inch is valuable, so the cabinets are equipped with numerous custom features to maximize the storage space.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Eric and his crew took an old, 1915 kitchen with too many doors, too little cabinetry, and a ton of issues and turned into a beautiful, modern kitchen.  They installed new cabinetry, plumbing, electrical, lighting and appliances.   They painted window trim and an old door, and matched old birch molding.  They also put up drywall over one of the doorways to create more space in the kitchen and then matched the wood trim on the other side of the doorway.  You can’t even tell the door was there, and the trim matches beautifully.  And of course the kitchen is gorgeous!

I can’t say enough good things about Allrounder.  Eric and his crew are professional, communicate well, stick to their timeline even when they’re thrown curve balls, work hard, and most important of all they do great work!   Eric met with me to review kitchen plans.  He then wrote up a detailed estimate.  Once we’d gone over the work to be done he created a timeline for when the work would likely be completed.  We then chose cabinetry, a sink, faucet, under cabinet lighting, etc and he was very patient as I changed my mind a number of times!   Once the work started, the crew was on time and worked hard through a challenging project.  On more than one occasion they stayed until 9:00 or 10:00 at night (after asking of course!) because cabinetry had arrived late or other things occurred that were out of their control, so they could stay on schedule.   And the kitchen is gorgeous!  I can’t point to anything I would have done differently, and I know if there was something I was dissatisfied with Eric would take care of it in a heartbeat. Eric and his crew really care about the work they do and they do it well, qualities that are hard to find these days.  I’ve already used Allrounder for a number of other jobs, and would hire them again anytime.”

–Liz & Ed, St Paul MN

 

A 3rd party reviewer had this to say about this St. Paul kitchen project that we completed in 2012:

“Thoughtful design & execution, including custom cabinetry with pull-out drawers, Cambria countertops, & high-end appliances. The kitchen seamlessly integrates the home’s original character with today’s desired amenities.”

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Twin Cities kitchen & bath contractors

FORM & FUNCTION IN APPLE VALLEY

This kitchen remodel in Apple Valley MN features custom cherry cabinetry and Cambria quartz countertops.  Removing the center island reduces congestion, and the staggered cabinet heights provide visual interest.  Instead of a kitchen table, our team designed & created a custom black eating island, which is also topped with Cambria quartz.  A stainless beverage center is always stocked for when unexpected guests arrive.  An Elkay e-granite sink looks really sharp with a Delta faucet.

Finishing touches for this project include new stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, and additional recessed and undercabinet lighting.

This project was designed by Amber Nalezny and built by Allrounder Remodeling.

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Design Build Remodel custom renovations

FULL HOME REMODEL IN COTTAGE GROVE

This 1950’s rambler hadn’t received much updating since it had been built.  The project includes a full kitchen, master bath remodel, and a completely finished basement.  In addition, the leaky old galvanized plumbing system was replaced with modern PVC and PEX piping.

 

MULTI-FINISH KITCHEN

Built in the 1950’s, this kitchen suffered from a lack of counter space, a lack of storage space, and some scary electrical and plumbing problems.  After fully gutting the room to the studs, the mechanicals were upgraded, the walls were re-insulated, drywalled and painted.  Custom cherry cabinets, Cambria quartz countertops, and stainless appliances provided the finishing touches.

Our design team did a great job of making the most of a very small galley kitchen space.   This kitchen incorporates numerous colors and textures to appeal to every sense:  Cherry, copper, stainless, bronze, dark gray backsplash tile, and dark brown LVT flooring.

 

MASTER BATHROOM

The bathroom also suffered from some electrical and plumbing deficiencies, including a rotten floor near the toilet.  After many “behind the wall” upgrades, the space was finished off with LVT floor tile, custom cherry cabinetry, Cambria quartz countertops, and fixtures from Delta and Kohler.

 

BASEMENT

Our clients goals for the basement were:  provide additional storage, upgrade the laundry service, add a ¾ bathroom, and provide a generous multi-purpose area, which could be used for family space or an office setup.  The space was dark and gloomy, so our plan included new egress windows and plenty of recessed lighting.  One side of the basement is “utility” with plenty of closets for storage.  The other side features the large multi-purpose space.  In addition, a combination laundry/bathroom consolidates these areas to free up space for other uses.

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Rosemount MN General Contractors

WHOLE-HOME REMODEL IN APPLE VALLEY

This complete home remodel includes a full kitchen & bathroom remodel.  In addition, the entire home received hardwood floors and a fresh coat of paint.

KITCHEN REMODEL

Our clients’ primary goal was to update the kitchen.  Several appliances didn’t even work anymore, and lack of good storage space meant that they had to keep pots and pans hanging from a rack on the ceiling.  In addition, our clients had set up numerous racks and carts for additional storage.

The new kitchen features plenty of storage in the custom maple cabinetry.  The durable Cambria quartz countertops are flanked by a natural butcher block peninsula for a variety of textures to keep things visually interesting.  After multiple plumbing and electrical updates, the space was drywalled and painted.  New stainless appliances and luxury vinyl flooring finish the space.  Fully custom overhead, under-cabinet, and task lighting ensures that all work areas are illuminated.

BATHROOM

In the bathroom, our clients wished for a luxurious and classic feel for the space.  A unique custom cabinet package is topped with Cambria quartz countertops.  Luxury vinyl flooring mimics the look of reclaimed barnwood.  The white subway tile and chrome fixtures offer a timeless and classic elegance.

OTHER CUSTOM TOUCHES

In addition, the carpeting was removed from the entire home, which revealed some beautiful original hardwood flooring.  The wood flooring was painstakingly refinished to its original beauty.  While we had the home emptied out, all walls and ceilings were patched and painted.  Our carpenters created a new mantle above the fireplace, and new pillars along the staircase.

 

TESTIMONIAL

“I started out just remodeling a little bit and ended up doing my whole upstairs. That includes my entire kitchen, new cabinets, new floor, tile, new refrigerator, stove, the whole ball of wax. Fully new floors, the entire thing painted. And then I had hardwood floors. I had carpeting and that got ripped out and there were hardwood floors underneath and they ended up just processing that, grinding it down and then staining it. Stain and poly. Replacing boards and they had to do everything to code. I got a new fan in my family room, a fan with a light. Plug-in and new lights all over the place because everything has to be to code now.

Everything was fantastic. Well, basically, what I want I got. It wasn’t like some of these other people that came because we were looking to remodel our house and they were giving their ideas not our ideas. These guys went hand in hand what I want I got, period. It wasn’t where, we had this other guy where he says no, you should do this and move that and blah, blah, blah. That’s not what we wanted to do.
I would use them again.”

— Joe & Christine, Apple Valley MN

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