A Small, Outdated Kitchen Gets a Classic, Modern Makeover


This post is presented by: ASID KitchenTour

This post is a part of a series that gives an inside look behind the creative process of homes featured on the upcoming ASID MN Kitchen Tour  on April 16-17, 2016. You’ll get to see each designer’s challenges and joys behind creating the perfect kitchen for their client.

Today, we’re featuring the work of Herrick Design Group

What was your design dilemma?

This project posed a design problem like many small city houses do – a small, outdated kitchen. Our solution was to rework the functionality of the back half of the house. We removed a wall between the dining room and a bedroom in order to create a larger kitchen with eat-in dining area. That then allowed us to convert the previous kitchen into a highly functional mud room with laundry and additional storage.

Tell us about your source(s) of inspiration for this project.

The client and their goals are always the inspiration. This client wanted a more open floorplan than the original home offered, they wanted modern amenities but in a classic style that honored the age of the house.


What were your top three go-to tools to get the job done?

Every project is a puzzle to be solved, in this case the space planning was the critical first step to ensuring we maximize function and storage, especially considering the client was downsizing considerably.

What part of this project are you most proud of?

That the client is thrilled with their home, they said it functions so well for them and their extended family.

See this kitchen and others on the ASID MN Kitchen Tour on April 16-17. 

Presented by ASID MN
Photos by Troy Thies Photography

  • This kitchen’s number on the tour: #6
  • Home’s location: 5352 James Ave S, Minneapolis, 55419
  • Designer on project: Kimberly Herrick, ASID
  • Company Name: Herrick Design Group
  • Website: HerrickDesignGroup.com

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