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  • FULL TOWNHOME REMODEL

    This project touched every room of this 2-level townhome in Inver Grove Heights.  A full kitchen remodel highlights the changes.  In addition, the bathrooms were remodeled along with other custom touches.

    KITCHEN

    Our kitchen designer did a great job with very limited space in this tiny kitchen.  Full-height upper cabinets provide extra storage and eliminate dust collection space above the upper cabinets.  The refrigerator was moved from next to the range to an adjacent corner, which eliminated an unused desk and added much-needed countertop space.  The awful florescent lighting was replaced with dimmable LED recessed lights.   White cabinets, granite countertops, and a glass tile backsplash work perfectly with stainless appliances.  Kitchen Design by Chris Albrecht.

    MASTER BATH

    A full remodel of the master bath wasn’t in the budget, but we were able to make some nice changes.  The builder grade cabinets were replaced with beautiful maple cabinets with a marble countertop.  A custom matching mirror was built, and a new shower door makes the original shower feel bigger than it really is.

    POWDER ROOM

    Our client has declared the powder room to be her favorite room in the house.  The beachy feel is accomplished by a gray furniture style cabinet, sea green walls, and vinyl plank flooring that mimics the look of reclaimed wood.  A quartz countertop with integrated sink is a breeze to clean.

    LAUNDRY ROOM

    This room was clearly an afterthought by the original builder.   In addition to housing the furnace, water heater, and softener, this is also where the washer and dryer are located.  All of this in a space the size of a small walk-in closet!  To make the most of this little space, our team re-purposed an old kitchen cabinet and some wire shelving from another closet.  New appliances, paint, and vinyl plank flooring make this room more functional and less dreary than before.

    OTHER TOUCHES

    All of the interior doors were replaced with 3-panel solid oak doors.  In addition, a closet in the loft area received a dramatic rolling barn door of reclaimed wood.  The antiquated gas fireplace was replaced with a safe modern model.  The kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, and entryway received luxury vinyl plank flooring.  Other rooms received new carpet and the entire home was painted.  The entry door and storm door were replaced with new, energy efficient models that meet the townhome association requirements.

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    DRAMATIC GRANITE

    Our client liked her kitchen layout and function and was just looking for a minor update.  The existing cabinets and flooring were left in place.

    Granite Countertops are the biggest upgrade in this project.  Our client chose a dramatic pattern that really makes a statement.  There were only 2 slabs available of this dramatic pattern.  As a result, our design team layed out exactly which pieces would be cut from the slabs and showed the layout to our client for approval.  Since there were no other slabs available, we had to get every detail perfect the first time.  Our plumber also installed a new sink and faucet.

    Stainless Appliances are another key feature of this kitchen facelift.  The original appliances were beginning to fail, so it was time for an upgrade.  Our plumber ran a water line to the fridge, which provides our client with ice and filtered drinking water.

    Adjacent to the kitchen, our client felt that her living room needed a little “something” to jazz it up.  She was looking for something to remind her of her cabin up north.  A Knotty Pine Accent Wall fit the bill perfectly.  Our carpenters did a great job of blending this accent into the home and working with unlevel surfaces and funky angles adjacent to the stairs.  We weren’t satisfied with any of the “stock” mouldings, so we machined our own moulding in our shop.

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    Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets & Green Accents

    This kitchen includes beautiful cherry cabinets.  Cambria countertops sit on the perimeter cabinets, while a Corian top sits on the island.  The backsplash tile has some interesting movement, and the grout was selected to pull color out of the countertops.  Lighting updates included overhead recessed lights, pendants over the island, and undercabinet lighting in all of the work areas.  Stainless appliances, fresh paint, and freshening of the wood floors completed the project.

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    Oak Raised Panel Kitchen

    This kitchen facelift includes new semi-custom oak cabinets, Zodiaq brand quartz countertops, and luxury vinyl tile flooring.

    To keep costs down, we kept the layout the same to avoid having to do a full gut job and all of the plumbing, electrical, and drywall work that comes along with it.  The existing appliances were also re-used.

    While most of our projects are re-designed and fully updated from the walls out, this project is an example of finding creative solutions and beautiful results regardless of our clients budget.

    Kitchen design by Natasha Legg

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    Shaker-Style Oak Kitchen

    This kitchen remodel in Inver Grove Heights is finished in a shaker-style design.  The room received a full gut job, including the removal of some old soffits.

    Our design team worked closely with our clients to achieve the look that they were striving for.  The beautiful finishes include custom oak cabinets, Cambria quartz countertops, luxury vinyl flooring, floating shelves, and custom tile backsplash.  In addition, new recessed lighting and undercabinet lighting were installed, along with dimmer switches for controlling them.

    Custom cabinet touches include a built-in dishwasher.  The island is on casters for portability and includes a pullout hideaway for trash and recycling bins.

    Behind the finishes, the room received brand new plumbing, electrical wiring, insulation, drywall and paint.  For safety, a new circuit breaker panel was also installed to replace the ancient fuse box.

    Kitchen design by Natasha Legg

     

    TESTIMONIAL

    We recently worked with Allrounder to remodel our kitchen, and could not be happier with the results.
    Allrounder is honest, conscientious, and professional. They did the job the right way. I was especially impressed with the attention to cleanliness. They made sure that while the kitchen was under construction the rest of the house was shielded from any dust or mess.
    I highly recommend Allrounder for remodeling projects.
    David, Inver Grove Heights MN
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    Woodbury Home Remodel

    This home remodeling project in Woodbury MN includes the full remodel of the master bathroom, a second bathroom, and some facelift work in the kitchen.

    Most of this project takes place in the master bathroom.  A large, unused corner bathtub and tiny shower were removed to make space for a spacious master shower.  The new shower features “his and her” ends with features for each of our clients.  “Her” end includes a handshower and a bench seat.  “His” end is simpler with a nice shower head and room for storing shampoo bottles.  The shower also features an accent stripe of the floor tile and a custom glass enclosure.

    The master bath also includes a new wood-plank look tiled floor, furniture style vanity, marble countertop.  New mirrors, lighting, paint and accessories finish the space.

    The second bathroom is primarily used by the children.  It includes a new tile floor and vanity, as well as paint, lighting, and accessories.

    In the kitchen, the existing cabinets were painstakingly painted with a custom distressed finish.  Silestone quartz countertops and a new sink and faucet complete the kitchen remodel.

     

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    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 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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    FULL HOME REMODEL IN WOODBURY

    This complete home remodeling project in Woodbury MN includes a full kitchen remodel with a separate wet bar and butlers pantry.  The cabinetry is all custom.  Most of the cabinets are an off-white enameled finish, with the massive island in maple with an espresso stain finish.  Granite countertops and a subway tile backsplash provide the working surfaces.  The stainless appliance package includes a drawer microwave in the island, as well as a wall oven with doors that open to the side, allowing our client easy access.  Custom LED undercabinet lighting and in-cabinet lighting provide plenty of illumination on the work surfaces and help to show off treasures.

    In the family room, we refurbished the existing gas fireplace, and added custom cabinets, a stone surround, and a solid hearthstone.

    Carpet was removed in a living room and dining room, and these rooms received new hardwood flooring, which was seamlessly integrated into the existing adjacent hardwood flooring.  The new and existing floors were completely refinished throughout the entire home.

    In addition to new and upgraded lighting, the entire home received freshly painted ceilings, walls, and trim.

    Upstairs, three smaller closets were torn down and converted into one large master closet, with a built-in washer and dryer for convenience.  A custom closet system makes great use of the storage space.

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    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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