Restoring Tradition in Edina

Edina, MN

Design Winner 2019 Local NKBA Awards
2019 Remodelers Showcase

3rd Place – Mary Maney, ASID, CKD, CLIPP

This Sunroom was charming, but it was very chilly in the wintertime. There were mechanical issues that need to be addressed to improve the comfort of the space. The adjacent kitchen had a wood burning fireplace, but the homeowner’s were ready to move on from having to deal with lugging in wood for a fire.

The solution was to relocate the fireplace to the Sunroom. Insulation was added to the floor, blocked air ducts were repaired and a new gas fireplace replaced a window seat giving this room an additional heat source, plus a beautiful focal point. The fireplace is faced with thin-cut white veneer brick and the raised hearth is capped with Cambria. Hidden inside the mantel is an electrical outlet to plug lights in during the holidays. The bead board above the mantel was salvaged from another wall in the room that was opened up to the adjacent kitchen. With the wall opened up, the homeowner’s can see the fireplace from the Kitchen too, so they didn’t lose that architectural element. This Sunroom is now comfortable to be in all months of the year and the fireplace looks as if it has always been there.

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