Minnesota Home Addition Projects: Open Your Kitchen to the Outdoors
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Minnesota Home Addition Projects: Open Your Kitchen to the Outdoors

States like Minnesota are beautiful throughout all seasons, and with so much beauty at our fingertips, it seems a shame to close off our home to nature. Luckily, there are ways to incorporate Minnesota’s natural beauty through a new home addition. With the right design, you can seamlessly blend your kitchen with the outdoors. Apple Construction has the details on home addition projects that can incorporate the beauty of nature and changing seasons into your home’s design. 

Doors and Windows

If your kitchen is dark or windowless, consider opening it up with more windows and doors to let the natural light in. Folding glass walls or sliding glass doors are great ways to let in more natural light, see the view outside your home, and make the space feel larger. Other door options include glass-paned barn doors, French doors, or even a roll-up door. 

There are also several kinds of windows that are perfect for kitchens as well. A bi-fold passthrough window opens like a horizontal accordion and can keep a traditional style kitchen, while still allowing light in and a connection with the outdoors. Adding bay windows to your kitchen can make the space feel larger and blend it with your yard and surrounding area. They also, of course, allow an abundance of natural light in. 

Decks and Outdoor Amenities

Expanding your kitchen to the outdoors is a very popular design feature in Minnesota. If you have a deck that needs remodeling or want to install a new one, you can incorporate seating, a bar, or a grilling area right into the deck design. You can also add a retractable awning or other coverage so you can use the deck regardless of the weather. Some other outdoor amenities include a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, and ample seating for all your friends and family. 

Open Up Small Kitchens

If you have a galley kitchen or an otherwise small kitchen, consider using your home addition to open the space up to be larger and more inclusive. You can either bump out the kitchen or remove an existing wall to create a more open floor plan. As these changes are completed, incorporate some of the previously mentioned additions, like large windows and doors to make the space feel even larger.

Bring Nature Inside

By using paint colors, you can create the feel of nature indoors. Pairing natural-toned colors with natural woods or granite countertops, you can create a lush-looking kitchen. Some great paint colors include forest greens, browns, blacks, and off-whites. 

While you’re sprucing up the paint, add some houseplants to your kitchen. Depending on the style you’re going for, you can include big leafy plants, succulents, or air plants. Not only will the greenery make your kitchen look more lush and comfortable, but they will also help improve your indoor air quality! 

Contact Apple Construction Today for a Kitchen Remodel Quote

Apple Construction can take your old, boring kitchen and turn it into a beautiful indoor/outdoor space. We are a five-star Minnesota contractor that has received praise for our excellent work and customer service. Our team provides all the tools and talent needed to complete your home addition, including design-build services, on-site project management, and the contractors doing the work. We take our commitment to sustainability and quality seriously, so you know you’re getting the best when you choose Apple Construction. 

Call us today at 651-36-APPLE for more information about our home and kitchen remodels or request a free quote online

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