Ever feel absolutely paralyzed by a big project at work or home? Maybe you’re putting off something that would bring you joy just because you don’t know where and how to start. That’s how a Lake Elmo, Minnesota, homeowner felt about her kitchen and bathroom. She knew she wanted to transform her space, but she wasn’t sure how. She needed a facilitator to guide her through the process and put her dream kitchen together. That’s where Novare Renovation & Design stepped in.

Lake Elmo Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Challenges

The homeowner’s existing kitchen needed more than a facelift. The traffic flow from the garage into the kitchen was horrible. The cabinetry was falling apart and dated. Laminate floors and countertops had seen better days, and lighting was dim. The same challenges affected the nearby bathroom.


The Novare Renovation Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Solution

The first step in updating and improving the Lake Elmo kitchen and bathroom project was to improve the traffic flow. Once we had a new footprint in place, we could move on to finishes. To improve the flow of foot traffic from the garage through the kitchen, we enlarged the opening between the garage entry and kitchen. We removed one wall and relocated a closet and another wall to make this space airy and welcoming.

Once the homeowner had approved the new footprint, we helped her pick out finishes that would improve both the function and beauty of her kitchen. Custom walnut cabinetry anchored the space. A ceramic tile backsplash in a herringbone pattern complemented the durable quartz countertops. In the bathroom, we continued the walnut cabinetry, but added interest with a granite countertop and porcelain tile.

To bring the spaces together, the homeowner chose a beautiful character-grade hickory hardwood with lots of variation and interest in the woodgrain. Finally, recessed lighting in the ceiling and multiple levels of LED lighting brightened the room and task areas.


The Lake Elmo Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Result

The homeowner couldn’t be happier with the outcome of her kitchen and bath remodel. After years of putting the project off, she completely embraced our process. With our help and expertise, she designed her dream kitchen and bath. She and her family look forward to enjoying the space for years to come.

We encounter many homeowners who put off remodeling projects because they’re not sure where to even begin. Novare can help homeowners paralyzed by the remodeling process identify how to improve their spaces and choose finishes that will increase function and beauty. If you’re not sure where to start your remodeling project, Novare can help. Your first step is to contact us!