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Liz’s Minneapolis Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Project

Having been in business since 1979, we’ve had substantial experience helping homeowners in the Twin Cities remodel their kitchens and bathrooms.  Of these projects, some of the most rewarding have been completed in historic homes.  A highlight for our construction department was having a kitchen remodel our team completed on a 1930’s home, that was featured on the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour.

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Here’s how the kitchen looked when Liz first invited us into her home.

When Liz invited us to her Fulton neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis, we were eager to learn more about the renovations she had in mind.  Like many other homes built in the 1920’s, a common complaint is space constraints.  Her U-shaped kitchen also lacked a dishwasher, something she desperately wanted to add.  Other outdated aspects of the kitchen included the appliances, countertops, cabinets, windows, and flooring.  The kitchen windows went down below the countertops which made them hard to operate.

In the bathroom, the tile was in great shape and a feature worth holding onto.  In addition, however, several other features such as the bathtub, toilet, medicine cabinet, and window that warranted replacement.

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The bathroom flooring was in great shape and something we recommended keeping.

Here are the custom home renovations we suggested to transform both rooms into exactly what Liz wanted.

Kitchen: One reason Liz’s kitchen felt cramped was that the previous design neglected to take advantage of the room’s vertical space.  To address this concern, we added custom, soft-close white painted maple cabinets that stretched to the room’s nine foot ceiling.  The previous countertops were bland and run-down.  In  their place, we installed Silestone countertops in Sienna Ridge, which is an alluring combination of browns, grays, and blacks.  Quartz countertops are becoming an increasingly popular selection due to their stain resistance and ease of cleaning.  A beige Travertine backsplash was also installed.  This product wins favor with homeowners for being low-maintenance and long-lasting.  The appliances and sink were upgraded to stainless steel.  To modernize the flooring, we installed luxury vinyl tile, designed to imitate the look of slate.  New SeasonGuard windows were also installed in the kitchen to promote energy-efficiency and natural light.  For easier use, we corrected the initial design problem and raised them above the backsplash.

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While the kitchen itself did not grow in size, the new configuration allows for more storage space.

Bathroom: The flooring within the bathroom was in a great shape, historically accurate, and a beautiful neutral tone.  Rather than tear it out, Liz opted to keep it and choose finishes and fixtures that worked well with the versatile flooring.  Before the remodeling began, the bathroom sink was a pedestal design, which worked well because of the minimal space it took up.  We recommended keeping this configuration and updating the sink to something more modern.

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Major updates to the bathroom included a new tub, sink, shower surround, and SeasonGuard window.

A contemporary medicine cabinet with sconce lighting in a bronze finish was also installed.  The claw foot tub within the bathroom was great for soaking, but less desirable for showering because of the 360-degree curtain that was susceptible to leaks.  Wanting a solution that incorporated universal design and a more modern feel, we suggested a Kohler alcove bathtub with a tile shower surround.  As is the case with many historic bathrooms, Liz’s had a window in close proximity to the shower.  In order to prevent leaking and provide complete privacy, a new 24 x 24 SeasonGuard window with frosted glass was installed.  SeasonGuard windows are comprised of vinyl, making them a perfect choice in a bathroom, as there is no worry of moisture causing rot.

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Minneapolis Homeowner Reviews:

"Lindus is a fantastically superior customer service-oriented company. We have LeafGuard® Gutters, which we love. During a recent re-roof by another company, Lindus stepped in to resolve a conflict to ensure our gutters could still be used, was over the top responsive, communicative and all about problem solving (special call-out for Jeff). We will be using Lindus for any of our needs in the future. They even wiped down our gutters before re-install, a small but differentiating detail. We're sold!"

David B.
Minneapolis, MN
December 11, 2021

Ruth and I were very impressed with the way the project was handled. Daily clean-up on the site was done thoroughly. Extra time was spent on the customized front exchanges. Nice work!

Mark P.
Minneapolis, MN
December 7, 2021

"Installed LeafGuard® Gutters. On time, professional and the installers were working with me on the slope of the house to have the gutters look the best and work efficiently to drain the water."

Mike H.
Minneapolis, MN
October 21, 2021

"To date we have had Jason, Brock, Scott and Dylan working on our project.  Without exception, these guys have distinguished themselves as true professionals.  As you know our project is remodeling the back entry way of our 100 year old home.  Needless to say there have been challenges that would not have been encountered with more contemporary building practices.  Each time these challenges have been met with sound solutions and, as importantly, with excellent attitude.  Throughout the process they were friendly and kept us informed.  Without doubt these guys are strong ambassadors for Lindus. "

Ron S.
MInneapolis, MN
October 15, 2021

Lindus replaced our LeafGuard® Gutters that were 21 years old and had storm damage. The gutters have performed well for 21 years, and I expect the new ones will be even better as they are larger, and less likely to clog at the valleys. Installation was smooth and there was sufficient follow-ups when a couple of issues needed to be addressed."

Debbie E.
Minneapolis, MN
October 14, 2021

"Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting an estimate from Brandon. Lindus should be very proud to have him as a representative of their company. Brandon was knowledgeable, helpful.....and just a really nice guy!  I've had Lindus install LeafGuard® Gutters, GAF roofing and spray foam insulation in my attic. Always the workmen were professional and the jobs were done to the highest standards.  I highly recommend Lindus to all my friends as I can personally attest to the quality work that I receive."

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Minneapolis, MN
September 12, 2021
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