If you live in a charming little Craftsman home, count yourself among the lucky. For fans of these darling little bungalows, there’s no style of architecture that comes close in comparison. A response to the Industrial Revolution, the arts and craft movement came into vogue about one hundred years ago. The movement embraced the warmth of handcrafted, do-it-yourself architectures, which is perhaps why the homes created in that period are known for being incredibly cozy and cheery.
At The Construction Group in Minnesota, our Maplewood home remodeling services team loves making improvements that maintain the charm of Craftsman bungalows. Here are a few of our favorite remodeling ideas for your Craftsman home:
1. Built-in Eating Nooks
Craftsman homes are full of charm and style, but they’re not always laid out for modern living, and nowhere is this truer than their kitchens. Built in eating nooks, also called breakfast nooks, are one of the best ways to solve the space problem in many smaller Craftsman homes. We can create a cozy little nook in your kitchen space, dining room, or den to give your family a place to make memories, from playing board games to sharing cereal.
2. Kitchen Islands
Another great kitchen remodeling solution for Craftsman homes is to create an island. In fact, islands are one of the most popular solutions for Craftsman kitchens, which can sometimes have an awkward layout with a lot of open space in the center. With a kitchen island, you’ll have a space to chop onions, roll sushi, and perfect your secret cupcake recipe.
3. Kitchen Cabinet Space
Unless you’re seven feet tall, the kitchen storage in a Craftsman bungalow can be a little tough to work around. Most of these homes also lack pantries unless they were added later. We can work with you to create more usable kitchen space so you’ll have plenty of room for all your favorite culinary ingredients.
4. Living Room Cabinets
Could you use a built-in for your television and home entertainment system? When your Craftsman home was built, no one could have imagined the entertainment centers we’d one day have in every home. That’s why it can be tricky to make your TV fit in your living room space.
We can create a built-in cabinet that matches the look and style of your home. We can also add extra cabinets and shelves for books and decor.
Maplewood Home Remodeling Services
If you love your Craftsman home but could use a little more space, you might be worried about remodeling projects taking away from its beloved style. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional remodeling contractor to handle your Craftsman bungalow remodeling project.
We’ll preserve your home’s charm but give you the modern touches you need to live your best life. Whether you’re in need of bathroom remodeling services or you’re looking to add more space to your closets, we can help. Call us at 651-731-5857 or contact us to learn more.