Whole House under $200,000

Case Remodeling & Handyman, Anoka, Minn.
Project location: Edina, Minn.
Sq. ft. before: 4,500
Sq. ft. after: 4,600
Project cost: $192,270

The scope of work for Case Remodeling & Handyman of Anoka, Minn., was to keep within the existing footprint of a 4,500 sq. ft. rambler style home while delivering a new kitchen, powder room, laundry room, walk-in pantry and a locker / mud room. A key objective from the client was to eliminate a deadend at the end of the family room.

Removing the wall between the kitchen and dining rooms initiated a creative framing solution that would tie in the ceiling header between the family room and kitchen. Additionally, the main furnace flue was rerouted into the walls between the bath and kitchen areas. Slat walls around the once closed-in staircase are built out of solid white oak to keep with the overall design. The outdated brick and lentil was removed from the fireplace to update the space with a solid-pour concrete hearth and mantel. The fireplace also includes a stone tile face and matching cabinet panels constructed of riff-cut white oak. All of this engendered a newly-created contemporary feeling style of the home.

The reconfiguration of the floor plan consisted of several main changes. The entry was enlarged. A new powder room, a new mud room and a laundry room were added. The slatted walls surrounding the staircase help separate the spaces without losing the sought-after open feeling. Windows were replaced throughout the home. Lastly, ceiling beams were removed to create a flat surface to install recessed lighting.

“The design for this remodel opens up the floor plan for a more stylish and welcoming place,” said the Case Remodeling & Handyman entry. And the judges agreed, “This house has some very pretty spaces.”

Products specified:

Bath cabinets: custom by remodeler
Bath fixtures: Kohler (toilet, faucets)
Windows: Marvin
Kitchen cabinets: built by remodeler, made with riff-cut wood.
Exterior doors: Marvin
Wood flooring: White oak
Countertops: DuPont Corian
Kitchen appliances: Miele (oven), Dacor (range), Sub-Zero (refrigerator, drawer refrigerator), Miele (range hood), GE Profile (microwave oven)
Paints/Stains: Benjamin Moore
Laundry room: Whirlpool (washer and dryer)

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