Bathroom Remodel | Elk River, MN by Erin Jackson

Finally, the LAST major project in our “Fixer Upper” is FINISHED! Our Bathroom Remodel | Elk River, MN is quite the transformation! Almost 7 years since we closed on the 1971 4-Level Split, we can proudly say EVERY part of this home has been remodeled, improved or replaced!

Plan: Update Master Bathroom

  • demo and gut the entire bathroom
  • improve the existing layout
  • expand showering space
  • add more lighting throughout the room
  • design 2 separate vanities: 1 for the girls 1 for the boys

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Every project in this home has always been about maximizing our space, making the room functional for our growing family and showcasing my Husband and his Family’s amazing craftsmanship and carpentry skills.

October 2010 we closed on our house and the remodeling process began! I still think we were crazy to tackle this beast…

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Demo day couldn’t come soon enough. We had several plumbing and lighting deficiencies as well as many aging and ventilation concerns.

 

I challenged my Husband to go above and beyond when designing our cabinetry and vanities. With each project, I wanted him to think of our house as a Franklin Builders Cabinetry Showroom. Most of our home has Oak Woodwork to stay true to the homes original build date. We didn’t want to go too far off track and wanted to stay within the oak family. Beautiful quarter sawn oak cabinetry was designed to perfection. Mikey created 2 vanity masterpieces.

We decided to downsize to one sink and create an upper cabinetry piece to enclose the lovely mosaic tile and hold can lighting in the soffit. Our painter finished the wood in a custom stain blend he described as “smoky and milky” which emulates both gray and warm tones from the mosaic tile

We accented the routed drawer edges with a metallic glaze to give dimension and make the edges pop. He finished by clear coating the wood for a soft matted look. We installed soft close drawers in a bumped out inset style.

  

Bright polished nickel pulls and knobs give a warm yet highly reflective finish. The Makeup vanity boasts 12 soft close drawers and sconce lighting sure to make the girl’s of the house feel glamorous and organized in our very own space! 

The sconces, chandelier, rustic vanity mirror and glass under mount sink were all purchased at https://www.houzz.com/  This amazing home design resource cut my shopping time in half when searching for arabesque style details to finish off this space.

All tile, knobs and pulls were purchased from our local Elk River Menards. The gorgeous glass and stone mosaic tile stopped me in my tracks and inspired me to build off of all of its glorious details. https://www.pinterest.com/franklinbuilder/bathroom-remodel-elk-river/ Our Marble countertops were chosen onsite at our local supplier Exquisite Stone  http://exquisitestone.com/ Plumbing fixtures are from Kohler’s Devonshire line in the Vibrant Polished Nickel finish. Maximizing tub and showering space was achieved by installing a curved tub and curved curtain rod.

The end results are better than I could have ever imagined. It’s pretty easy to design a space when your Husband says you can pick whatever you want as long as you love it-he will build it. The ONLY thing he said he wanted was shiplap on the ceiling. I admit, I fought him on this. I thought it would be too much in a small space. To be honest, it is my favorite part of the whole bathroom. Probably because it was an unexpected surprise from a very talented guy. Knotty pine shiplap was painted to match the white subway tile and Mikey finished it off by installing oak trim.  

Many labors of Love are shown in this space. We are incredibly grateful to work with so many talented people that made this project possible! 

We truly couldn’t do any of this without you all. Our dream of creating our Forever Home in Elk River, MN is definitely a dream that has come true. Every day I am so grateful we decided to tackle this beast of a house and turn it into our own. 

 

Downtown, Elk River

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR TALENTED AND SKILLED TRADESMEN! 

Al @ Ajn Tile and Stone

https://www.buildzoom.com/contractor/ajn-tile-stone-llc

Brian @ Multi-Tone Painting, Inc. 

https://www.bizapedia.com/mn/multi-tone-painting-inc.html

Larry @ Lundby Electrical

LLC https://www.bbb.org/minnesota/business-reviews/electricians-residential/lundby-electrical-llc-in-andover-mn-96562221/

Troy @ Brisbin Plumbing Inc

https://www.facebook.com/Brisbin-Plumbing-Inc-1382130822047609/

Kitchen Remodel | Nowthen, MN

When we were first contacted for this Kitchen Remodel, the homeowners had ideas they wanted to share with a creative team and they sure did have wonderful visions and ideas.

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Crisp cabinets, gorgeous subway tile and bold patterned granite is a stunning combination with a personal touch.

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The original kitchen was the typical-old lackluster design. Flat rows of golden oak cabinetry left the room feeling dark and enclosed. The peninsula and U-shaped kitchen layout made entering the dining room difficult as well.

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Now the upper cabinetry includes glass display doors at staggered depths throughout the space.

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We replaced the peninsula with a tall pantry style cabinet. The statuesque cabinet anchors the design and doesn’t look too large or out of place within the open layout of the main living area.

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Eliminating the peninsula and redesigning an angled island provides storage AND in-kitchen seating without blocking access to the dining area.

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The matte black plumbing and lighting fixtures match all of the curved cabinet hardware. All items pair well with the dark contrasting features of the polished granite counter tops.

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Our flat shaker style doors were installed in an overlay style with a half-inch of space in between.

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The kitchens island carries out the look of the cabinet doors by keeping the same flat panel design. The island was painted in ‘Sherwin-Williams Light French Gray-SW 0055’.

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All cabinetry was finished by our painter on-site.

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Seeing the finished project is one of the most rewarding parts of our job. We use our skills and knowledge of the carpentry trade to guide Homeowners through their ideas, turning their visions into a reality.

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We are thankful we were considered to be a good fit and chosen to take part in this creative process.

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 This home now has a dream kitchen the family can call their own.

Kitchen Remodel | Ramsey, MN

In Ramsey, MN a fantastic kitchen remodel features our custom cabinetry in stained quarter sawn oak giving this beautiful family home a great face lift!

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We designed custom quarter sawn oak cabinets keeping the general layout of the kitchen the same.

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Flat Panel Cabinetry was designed to ceiling height after the demolition and can lighting was installed.

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Staggered cabinets above the refrigerator and microwave offer more storage space and dimension.

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Cabinets to the right of the refrigerator were redesigned with large pantry style cabinets above drawers.

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The new angled upper cabinets fill the length of the wall creating storage that could almost be mistaken for a great piece of furniture!

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This beautiful design is balanced by matching angled glass doors, mimicking the center cabinets gorgeous display.

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Behind the glass doors, the open shelving takes the place of the often difficult to access display above the old cabinetry style.

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New tile back splash, flooring and fixtures finish off the great look chosen by the homeowners.

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Created and installed by the homeowner, the wine cork back splash is a great personal touch!

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Large cookware is now tucked away and organized with ease in wide, deep drawers.

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Cheers to the great kitchen remodel and hard work carried out by great friends!

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We were honored to be part of your project!

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Kitchen Remodel | Minneapolis, MN

We’re excited to showcase this quaint kitchen remodel in a beloved Minneapolis, MN neighborhood near and dear to our hearts. Walking through the one of a kind entry, the gorgeous chandelier and trendy decor of the living room leads you to the bright and lovely kitchen.

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Charcoal, grey and fuchsia pink are welcoming pops of color complimenting the original hardwood floors and other vintage features found decorating the home.

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The basic layout of galley style kitchen remained the same. The photo below shows the existing space before the kitchen remodel took place.

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We built and installed flat panel cabinetry finished in white. The doors were designed to overlay the cabinets adding more dimension in a small kitchen without being overdone.

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Cup style drawer pulls on the left side of the sink are key elements staying true to the homes age, all while tying in with the appliances fixtures in the lower half of the kitchen.

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White subway tile in an offset pattern completes the back splash which extends to the ceiling behind display shelving.

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The polished granite counter tops are speckled with dark fuchsia tones within the fluid grey and white grain.

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The farmhouse sink and vintage series new appliances were also great choices for a Minneapolis, MN kitchen remodel.

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We installed can lighting in the ceiling and finished off the space by adding crown molding trim.

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The homeowner chose accents and decor that enhances the space with on trend rustic furniture and prints.

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In the living room we installed the chandelier, finished the ceiling and the homeowner styled the rest.

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Seeing the space after our clients personality and style breathe life into the room is one of the many rewards of our job.

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This client saw the potential of reinventing this kitchen, and did so by respecting the true integrity and history of the home. Thank you for bringing us back to our old stomping grounds!

Kitchen Remodel and Addition | Ramsey, MN

“Before” and “After” is an understatement when describing and showcasing our recent Kitchen Remodel and 4 Season Porch Addition in Ramsey, MN.

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Incredible, bright, warm and inviting, this transformed space looks like pages found right out of a home inspiration catalog

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Before the Remodel, the wood features in the 4 level split were typically found in early 90’s craftsmanship- golden oak, narrow trim and carved spindle accents.

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The entire area was updated and transformed featuring Rustic Alder in a natural finish.

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The entryway now includes a beautiful Pantry with a Custom Barn Door opening.

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The Amazing Kitchen and Addition are right around the corner and sure to put a smile on the face of all who enter.

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The unique character of the Alder wood Cabinetry shows beautifully within the classic Flat Panel doors.

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Dark and closed off, we redesigned the layout of the kitchen allowing flow movement throughout the space.

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We removed the wall that connected the kitchen and dining room.

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Adding a Wood Beam accent makes the kitchen feel more intimate after exposing the towering vaulted ceiling.

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Pendant Lighting was made possible by running electric lines through the beam, creating more light and decorative detail.

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Before and After Peninsula Layout

Peninsula Seating was relocated to the opposite end of the kitchen when the design was reconfigured.

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Adding a Built-in Bench allows both table dining and countertop seating in the same area.

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Entertaining is no longer closed off and confined to separate rooms.

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This stunning Family Room Addition is truly remarkable.

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Before and After 4 Season Porch Addition

 

From Vision to Reality, this project was completed a few short months after plans were finalized.

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The new Family Room also features Flat Panel Rustic Alder Built-in Cabinets with Cedar tongue and groove ceiling.

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The impressive 13ft Gas Fireplace was crafted from cultured stone.

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The Fireplace Mantel was built from the same Rustic Alder and stained to match the accent features found within the kitchen.

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Plenty of windows surround the room allowing natural light and scenic views of the spacious backyard.

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The Homeowners attention to detail and decorative design adds so much to wonderfully unique features that make this space so amazing.

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Taking the homeowners from “Before” to “WOW”- Our Team was honored to have been involved in this amazing transformation.