Bunga-Lo Kitchen

Designed by Bryan Anderson

This kitchen renovation was driven by a desire to create a space for semi-formal dining in a small eat-in kitchen. By removing an imposing central island with range, and expanding a perimeter dropped soffit, we created a well-proportioned space in which to center a table for gathering. The expanded soffit cleaned up awkward angles at the ceiling and implies a thickness to the wall from which the kitchen is carved out. Small, flexible appliances enable full cooking potential, and modular cabinets provide highly functional features in minimal space. Ebony stained base cabinets recede, white-washed upper cabinets and panels reflect light, large-format ceramic counters and backsplash withstand culinary abuse, European oak flooring and accents provide warmth, and all combine under a ceiling of metallic paper to envelop users and guests in functional comfort.

Construction by Showcase Renovations, Inc. and cabinetry by Puustelli USA
Photographs by Troy Thies

An unusual Minneapolis update removes the kitchen island, Star Tribune, January 2018
At the Architect’s Table, Southwest Journal Home Guide, September 2017