Small Addition, Big Impact
A 2-ft. bump-out brings a midcentury home into the next century.
Synopsis: Paul Buum’s clients loved their new midcentury home’s 1950s character, as well as its yard and neighborhood. They were less than satisfied with the kitchen, however, so Buum designed a remodel centered on transforming the kitchen. He added a 2-ft. bump-out, which created enough space for an island, and used an exposed steel beam to carry the roof load and to define the new space. The bump-out, which also provided some extra space for the family room, leads to a new bluestone terrace with a dining area and hot tub.
I first worked with Stacy and Eileen to remodel their Wisconsin vacation cabin, and we were in the process of drawing plans for the remodel of their existing house in Edina, Minn., when a good-looking house in a neighborhood they admired suddenly came on the market. Built in 1958 on a tree-lined street, the house is in…