december 11, 2018

Lincoln Ave. Remodel Reveal

Today we are so excited to reveal our Lincoln Ave. remodel! After sharing another recent St. Paul renovation last month, we were thrilled to see how much you all love an amazing before/after as we do! For this project, we faced a similar task – transforming a rather outdated space while still keeping the historical integrity and character the home had.

By brightening up the living and dining room and giving the kitchen a much needed addition and facelift, this project quickly became one of our most favorite makeovers to date.



Since this home was built in 1901, it came with a lot of that old-world charm aka a lot of wood. While the wood was maintained beautifully and brought warmth to the house, it also tended to make the spaces feeler smaller and darker than they really were. With no plan to paint over it (we wouldn’t dare!), we decided to offset it by using a bright white on both the walls and living room fireplace brick. We love the light and airy feeling it brought to the rooms without going that all-white route. The perfect balance!

As we’re sure you can tell from the before images, the kitchen got a good upgrade in both the size and finishes! Before, the kitchen was cramped and dim, and now it’s lively, open, and inviting for our clients and their family. In addition to the white cabinetry, we added a few glass uppers that see through entirely to the outside to add even more natural light to the space. The homeowners style is pretty clean traditional so we chose to go with sleek and timeless pieces like these incredible lanterns and black honed countertops.

One of the most charming rooms in the home without a doubt is the mudroom. Right off the back entry, this space is packed with storage and style. Because of their large family, creating a mudroom that was functional and could easily store all of their belongings was key. We love the deep navy built-in that features an abundance of baskets paired with the amazing tile floor!


Thanks for taking a tour through our Lincoln Ave. project with us! We were so happy with how this remodel turned out and would love to know your favorite part of the reveal. Let us know in the comments below!


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  • Rebecca Neustel December 20, 2018, 11:44 am

    It’s all so pretty, but what I love most is that you didn’t paint that beautiful wood!

  • Paula Goode August 15, 2020, 3:15 pm

    I love how the bright white walls bring more light into the rooms. My 1903 bungalow also has lots of woodwork, and I'm realizing I need a similar wall treatment.

  • Catherine Ford March 24, 2024, 7:13 pm

    What a beautiful job! What color white did you use on these walls with the dark trim?

    • Bria Hammel Interiors March 25, 2024, 10:33 am

      Thank you! The walls are painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore, a favorite of ours.

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