The owners of this historic Linden Hills home, built in 1928, came to Studio M Kitchen & Bath looking for an updated kitchen design better suited to their 21st century lifestyle. The clients enlisted the help of Touchdown Tile and SMKB's Bre Perrigo to revitalize the kitchen with a modern layout and appliances while honoring its 1920's charm and sophistication.

The removal of a wall, connecting the kitchen and an adjoining room, granted space for a breakfast nook and a larger pantry next to the refrigerator. Extra deep base cabinets along the sink wall, plus floating shelves instead of wall cabinets, create a clean line of sight and provide ample prep space. Also compensating for fewer wall cabinets are the expanded pantry to the left of the refrigerator and three larder cabinets to the right of the sink.

The interior finishes of the new space embody contrast. Shaker-style cabinets painted Sherwin-Williams' Tricorn Black create contrast against the white subway tile backsplash and polished Chantilly countertops by Hanstone. The built-in breakfast nook bench painted Shoji White cleverly covers the baseboard radiators while the metal wire mesh inserts still allow for airflow. The brass mesh inserts and satin brass hardware from Emtek create a mixed metal moment with the stainless steel Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances

Another feature we love is the small mudroom just outside the kitchen. Custom pocket doors hide the open shelving, peg wall, drop zone/bench, and boot drawer while keeping it accessible. New windows also complement the refreshed look and increase energy savings. Refinished original Oak floors add warmth to the black & white space.

The space was revived with a new open layout, stunning cabinetry, and top of the line stainless steel appliances while a classic, glamorous color scheme, striking hardware, and refinished original Oak floors acknowledge the past. Overall, this black and white kitchen with glamorous accents beautifully combines functionality and style, making it a stunning focal point of this 1928 Minneapolis home.

The removal of a wall, connecting the kitchen and an adjoining room, granted space for a breakfast nook and larger pantry next to the refrigerator.