At most parties, it always seems like the kitchen area is the hot spot where everyone wants to be – even if it’s not big enough to be the life of the party. After hosting several years of parties in their beloved Minneapolis bungalow with its original divided layout, this couple decided it was time to get serious about having an open space that allowed guests room to move about and mingle.
Excited to Host Friends & Family
By removing the walls that closed off the kitchen from the dining and living rooms, the floor plan opened up to allow for a desired island with seating for guests to share good food and stories. To maintain the classic exterior look of the 1920s bungalow home, the front window was preserved by creating a bench between countertops to offer a welcoming place to sit to gaze at frequent walkers going by or to converse during a party. White custom cabinets and backsplash offer a crisp and clean modern look. The refinished wood floor blends the front and back areas of the main level. A bonus to the project was carving out a little space from a bedroom office to make a much appreciated main level laundry room.