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Continued: Everyday solutions: Kitchen gets a modern makeover

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 11, 2013 - 7:33 AM

Rule of thumb: “It’s important to look at the cards we are dealt and how we can rearrange those cards to solve a problem,” said Nelson. “Today there’s plenty of period products available and contractors who understand a historic house.”


The result: The new kitchen is fresh, functional and modern, said Nelson. “Yet it feels like it was always part of this traditional Minneapolis bungalow.”


Lynn Underwood • 612-673-7619


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  • AFTER: The bungalow’s kitchen was modernized by David Heide Design Studio. The new kitchen maintains the original footprint and complements the bungalow’s Craftsman style.

  • AFTER: The radiator was built inside a cabinet under the apron sink. The cutout design evokes the Arts & Crafts era, when the house was built.

  • BEFORE: The kitchen had minimal storage, only 4 feet of counter space and a single bank of cabinets.

  • Mark Nelson, of David Heide Design Studio

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