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SOLUTIONS

From Country to Classic
A COUPLE IN EDINA, MINN., who love their neighborhood and their home
were planning to stay there for as long as possible.They wanted a design-build
firm to provide everything from the design to the product selection to the
installation, so they chose Crystal Kitchen + Bath for their kitchen renovation
since they were familiar with the firm's cabinet line, Crystal Cabinet Works.
The former white kitchen was what designer Mary Maney called " cutesy
country " with beadboard detail and an elaborate pot hanger over the island.
The space was closed off to an adjoining sunroom that was added in the 80s,
and a bulky header divided it and the eat-in area. At the top of the client's
wish list was to open up the kitchen to the sunroom and incorporate two
islands. She also wanted to relocate the fireplace, which was in an awkward
location at an odd angle.

A designer overcomes several challenges to
create a bright, white, timeless kitchen

ABOVE To incorporate a look

that stayed true to the 1935
Cape Cod-style home, Maney
chose inset cabinets, crown
molding and medium oak
flooring finished on site that
ties in with the existing floors in
the adjacent rooms.

CHALLENGE 2: RELOCATING THE FIREPLACE

CHALLENGE 1: INSTALLING SUPPORT COLUMNS & CREATING ONE
COHESIVE SPACE

With the removal of the load-bearing wall between the kitchen and sunroom
to open up the space, the new header needed to be supported by two columns.
Maney and her team placed those under the header and on top of a second,
smaller island that still allows the two rooms a bit of separation.

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" The structural columns are wrapped in cabinetry, so there is a symmetrical look as you gaze into
the kitchen from the sunroom, " said the designer.
The first solution to making the space more
cohesive was to remove the header between the
kitchen and the former eat-in area and level out
the ceiling. Maney and her team then added
crown molding.

By CHELSIE BUTLER

The clients really loved having a fireplace in this
area, but the original one was at an odd angle, and
they wanted to update the wood-burning unit to
gas. Maney, who uses hand-drawn designs, moved
the new fireplace to a small bump out in the sunroom that previously had a window seat. This
helped warm up the sunroom and allowed the
designer to install a built-in hutch in the kitchen
where the old fireplace was located.

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Editor’s Note
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KBIS 2021
Favorites
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Color Find
Solutions
Small Spaces
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