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National Award
2008 Best Kitchen Remodel
Over $100,000

MichaelReel Builders & Remodelers
Remodelers of
Minneapolis, MN
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Industry Associations: NARI, BATC, NAHB, NKBA
Professional Designation: CR

Michael Reel
429 Penn Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-374-8150
Fax: 612-374-8952

2008 Best Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000


Due to the age of this home, built in 1910, several critical challenges were addressed during the initial planning and preconstruction phases. The floor and walls were constructed of brittle 12 thick fired clay tile masonry, requiring constant stabilization and repair to maintain their integrity. Existing brick was carefully salvaged, cleaned and reused to create the new brick wall housing the appliances. All architectural moldings were custom milled and painted to match the existing home. Original doors and trim were saved and reinstalled where possible. The sink island cabinetry was pushed into the family room to accommodate a larger main island and wider traffic lanes for improved movement. Stainless steel shelves spanning between the sink island end walls, maintain the open design and establish a visual link and interaction between the kitchen and family room. The work areas were maximized with the large islands and full height/full depth cabinets. Oversized refrigeration, multi-function ovens, warming drawer and downdraft cook top meet the demands of the family for any occasion. Uniquely fabricated horizontal white oak, stainless steel and painted cabinetry combined with marble counter tops and ebonized oak flooring, complement the contemporary design elements used throughout the home.