This 1953 home in Saint Paul had a remote kitchen that was isolated from the house's living spaces. The remodeling - which included a complete reconfiguration of the cabinetry and all new finishes - fully opened up the kitchen to the dining room. The result is a spacious, light-filled environment that integrates with the rest of the house. General contractor: Nor-Son Cabinetry by Great Woods Cabinetry Photographer: Scott Amundson Photography
The ovens, cooktop and hood are by Wolf. The sink is by Kohler and the faucet is by Delta. Countertops are by Cambria. Photographer: Scott Amundson Photography
The end of the island features a bookshelf and a nook for the dog's water and food dishes. Food can be kept in the cabinet around the corner. Cooperative canine: Harley Photographer: Scott Amundson Photography
Custom cabinetry articulates the kitchen and dining room spaces while allowing a direct visual connection between them. Two-sided base storage cabinets serve each room and a glazed upper section allows displays to be seen from all angles. Photographer: Scott Amundson Photography
Laundry room transformation
One of the four upper level bedrooms was converted into a laundry room, complete with a center island for sorting and folding, and two walls of storage cabinets. Photographer: Scott Amundson Photography
A small basement bar, contorted and dark, was completely opened up and redone so that it now serves as a welcome kitchenette off the family room. Not shown here, opposite the refrigerator, is a convection microwave and additional storage.