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Min­netonka Makeover

Cottages & Bungalows - - Cottage Kitchens -

TYPE OF HOME: Ca­sual Cot­tage

BACK­GROUND: The old space was cramped with no room to ex­pand. Most of the ren­o­va­tion was based on max­i­miz­ing space and choos­ing rooms that needed im­proved func­tion­al­ity.

DE­SIGN EL­E­MENTS: The old fire­place was lo­cated where the stove cur­rently is. The sit­ting room and kitchen lo­ca­tions were swapped to achieve the goal of mak­ing a large, us­able kitchen. Stor­age and space were two of the main goals in re­design­ing this home.

IN­NO­VA­TIVE IDEA: The home­own­ers re­ally needed a mud­room but had no ex­tra room to add one. Shelly used a por­tion of the back porch to ex­pand the space and cre­ate a mud­room for the fam­ily of five. Us­ing out­door space to max­i­mize in­door space is of­ten a great way to add a lit­tle bit of ex­tra room.

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