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B R E A K AT THE LAKE
The kitchen in a Minnesota
waterfront home blends modern
conveniences with a rustic feel
By Hilar y Daninhirsch

WHEN YOU LIVE IN A STATE WITHTHE NICKNAME

"Land of 10,000 Lakes,"there's a good chance you
will opt for a lakefront vacation home. A family in
Windom, Minn., custom built their 1,900-sq.-ft.
home in 2015. They spend most summers at the
lake and wanted a spacious enough kitchen to
accommodate their family of eight.
Designer Chelsey Preuss, who at the time
worked for Minnesota Cabinets, helped create
a kitchen that blends rustic and contemporary
elements.The homeowner also played a large role
in accessorizing and creating special touches that
converted the house into a home. Eventually, the
family may make this their permanent home, so
it was especially important that the kitchen be a
place that had modern amenities while retaining
its pastoral qualities.
Merging Modern and Rustic Elements

When building their home, the family put most
of the budget into the kitchen, as their priority
was to have updated appliances and convenience
all around. The 14-ft. by 17-ft. kitchen, which is
open to the living room and dining area, is truly
the heart of the home.
"She gravitates toward design with an industrial
influence but also likes refined rustic; she wanted it
to be more warm and inviting as well as timeless,"
explained Preuss. "Especially in Minnesota, she
wanted very earthy colors to flow with being on
the lake and with nature surrounding you."
To achieve that combo of an industrial look and
a warm and cozy feeling, a white-washed pine
runs throughout the home, which provides the
perfect canvas to layer virtually any color scheme.
Because of the home's proximity to the lake and
the tendency to track in sand, it was important
to the homeowners to have a concrete kitchen
floor, for both durability and ease of keeping clean.
The result was a simple custom-stained floor.The
Shaker-style cabinetry with inset styling - also
custom made - is painted a dark charcoal gray,

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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Better Business
Solutions
KBIS Countdown
Before & After
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Product Innovator Awards
Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - What’s Cool
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