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Greg & Gerald’s Minneapolis Kitchen Remodel

In northeast Minneapolis, there’s a neighborhood known as Waite Park. The neighborhood’s namesake is Edward Foote Waite, who was a judge of the District Court of Hennepin County from 1911 to 1941. The residents that occupy the 2400+ households are both well-educated and community oriented. A feature that makes this neighborhood unique is the vast array of home styles it contains, including bungalows, ranch style homes, and Craftsman homes.

In 2000, Greg and Gerald, acquired their home in the Waite Park neighborhood. It was previously owned by Gerald’s mother, who had raised her children there as a single mom. Built in the 1930’s, it hadn’t been renovated in nearly 40 years. Before they could even move in, the old carpets needed to be removed, floors were refinished, and outdated light fixtures were replaced. Over the years, they continued to perform upgrades to major components of the home, including the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems.

After renovating the bathroom in 2012, the next room they eyed up was the kitchen. At only 80 square feet, its spaciousness left something to be desired. The walls were a vibrant yellow and the woodwork was outdated. The chimney would need to be removed in order to accommodate a modern-day refrigerator. With the desire to both expand and modernize their kitchen so that Gerald could more easily prepare the delicious meals he’s known for, they reached out to Lindus Construction to see if we could execute their vision.

kitchen As was the case with their previous projects, Greg and Gerald’s intent was to maintain the allure of the home’s historic elements, while incorporating their own personal tastes. They understood that keeping original elements such as heat registers and hardware are integral to the home’s character. With this particular project, they kept an antique light fixture that had previously hung in the room. Ironically, they were able to find a twin fixture on an excursion to a local flea market. An electrician made a cut into the wall and found a perfectly preserved comic that had been tucked away within the walls year before. It now sits framed in that space, along with a piece of linoleum that was unearthed during this project. When they learned that the profile for the existing trim was no longer, available, they had knives custom-made so that the new trim would be a match.white kitchen

The end result was a kitchen that was doubled in size. The bright yellow walls were repainted a cool greenish blue hue. An island was added to allow for additional seating and storage. In place of the run-down brown cabinets and wire shelving, white painted cabinets were installed. The current flooring was extended and new matching flooring was integrated in order to create a seamless look. The room’s doorway was widened in order to match the home’s existing archways. The black stove was upgraded to a modern stainless steel model, complete with a coordinating range hood. Absent in the previous version of the kitchen was a backsplash. As part of this project, a glass tile backsplash was installed that coordinated perfectly with the new cabinetry. It does a beautiful job of picking up the colors around it. The vibrant yellow countertops were replaced with gray Silestone. To incorporate more light within the room, pendant lights were hung above the island and recessed lighting was added. The inadequate lighting that resulted in harsh shadows was been replaced with several LED light fixtures.Gooch Kitchen

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Lindus Construction Reviews from Minneapolis Homeowners

"Experience was great!"

Brad V.
Minneapolis, MN
November 17, 2022

"Thank you for helping make this process as smooth as possible. We appreciate your customer service and we're happy with your exceptional work."

Nancy B.
Minneapolis, MN
November 14, 2022

"Deck looks nice.  Thank you!"

Hector G.
Minneapolis, MN
November 10, 2022

"The lead carpenter and two other carpenters were excellent. The work is absolutely beautiful. They were respectful, careful and really good carpenters. Despite how dusty and grimy removing lath and plaster and flooring is, the place is spotless clean. I am truly impressed. And, they are delightful as well. Thank you so much."

Audrey J.
Minneapolis, MN
August 26, 2022

"Eric is great. We used him on my mom’s house for several projects: new doors, windows, re-insulating the inside of the roof in upstairs bedrooms, tearing down & rebuilding the garage. My sister also used Eric to install LeafGuard® on her own house, build her a new deck, and install a metal roof. We recently had a meeting to discuss building a new deck for me, to replace the old one. We will be using no-maintenance materials, so no more sanding, staining, painting."

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Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 2022

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Minneapolis, MN
June 27, 2022
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