Dutch-Colonial Kitchen Remodel
A small kitchen is redesigned for open family living.
Synopsis: The owners of a 1920s Dutch colonial in Minneapolis wanted a kitchen that would be more functional, less cramped, and brighter than their existing kitchen, which had undergone a poorly done renovation in the 1980s. Architects David O’Brien Wagner and Chris Meyer of SALA Architects came up with a new design that used the same footprint but that reconfigured the space in a way that improves the entire main floor of the house. They created three distinct zones–one each for meal prep, dining and entertaining, and cleanup and storage. In addition to creating an improved circulation path, they added two windows, which bring added daylight into the space.
With three growing kids and a family dog, the owners of this 1920s Dutch colonial in the heart of Minneapolis were looking to create a more modern and functional kitchen that would integrate well with the house’s traditional bones…