Allison Deep and Ben Perry promptly fell in appreciate with their 1922 Mac-Groveland colonial when they bought it in 2017—but it was in serious require of a kitchen area enhance. The couple’s only trouble? They experienced no concept in which to commence.

“Everybody states this, but we invest most of our time in the kitchen,” Allison claims of her spouse and children, which now involves 3- and 7-calendar year-aged boys. “We realized from the begin that we required to redo the kitchen, but we have been trapped on what we needed to do.”

Immediately after observing Jkath Layout Develop and Reinvent’s truck driving about their community, Ben and Allison tracked down designers Katie Kath and Katie Wick for a initial-ground remodel that would make the area functional still timelessly lovely.

“These sorts of tasks are our really like language,” Kath suggests. “The character, the charm—this is wherever we prosper.”

The Jkath crew eradicated a wall between the formal dining room and kitchen area, opening up a beforehand compartmentalized space, and included crimson oak floors to match the relaxation of the dwelling and a walnut island with turned legs that echo the stairwell’s authentic banister. Light-blue cabinets pair with gentle fixtures from Architectural Antiques to nod to the home’s history, devoid of sensation dated. “So many distinctive, unique aspects came alongside one another in this area,” Kath claims. “Eclectic was the identify of the activity.”  

“One hundred yrs back, there were levels of style and design components all over the place. We attempted to incorporate all those layers here, much too.”


— Katie Kath, designer


Layout: Katie Wick (major designer) and Katie Kath, Jkath Style and design Make and Reinvent, 1408 Northland Dr., Ste. 303, Mendota Heights,