These homeowners gutted the kitchen of their Edina rambler to create a sleek, new space that boasts the latest in appliances, materials, and finishes—as well as plenty of attitude. This versatile, functional redesign includes options that top many must-have lists: eco-friendly materials, storage-maximizing drawers, pops of bright color, and such kid-friendly features as an induction cooktop that stays cool to the touch.
- Here to stay. Despite the alternatives (black, white, and custom colors) regularly floated, stainless remains the finish of choice for appliances, all by KitchenAid, kitchenaid.com
- Eco-friendly. The neutral countertops are made from 75-percent recycled materials and the white oak flooring from responsibly harvested Wisconsin forests. Crystal Ash countertops, ECO by Cosentino, pricing upon request, ecobycosentino.com; white oak flooring, WD Flooring, wdflooring.com
- The new white. When it comes to cabinetry color, endless variations of gray are gaining on classic white. Here, the custom, clear-conversion varnish cabinets are highlighted by the smoky greige of the island and perimeter cabinetry. Pricing upon request, Regency Custom Cabinets, email@example.com, 612-508-5142
- Versatility. The one-level island means that the countertop is a versatile area for prepping meals, eating, reading, and just hanging out.
- Bold shots of color. Sinks and appliances can be ordered in cobalt blue or apple green, but if you prefer something less permanent for such statement-making treatment, try colorful elements that are easier to switch out. This room gets its pop from the green backsplash and bright yellow stools. Arborite Olive Twill laminate backsplash, $4.75 per square foot, Arborite, arborite.com; Bernhard stools, $170 each, Ikea, ikea.com
- Fun Fixtures. There’s nothing like eye-catching pendants to add personality to a kitchen. Handcrafted Parallel pendant lights, $530 each, Hennepin Made, hennepinmade.com
Interior Design by studiobstyle
Photos by Tim Nehotte