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Beverage Serving Cabinets

Whitefish Bay Transitional Kitchen, Back Entry, and New Garage

Project Overview

A previous remodel of this beautiful Tudor home had made a mess of several spaces. The kitchen and entry areas were cramped and aesthet­ically out of place with the home. This left spaces feeling out of place. Additionally, the original garage had been removed years earlier and instead, a long and narrow tandem garage had been installed in its place. Overall, this back corner of the home was cramped, cluttered, unattractive, and inefficient.

Our clients wanted a new design to incorporate a transi­tional style; one that brings charac­ter­istics from the original architecture and combine it with a modern and bright feel. The new design and layout eliminated the garage and utilized some square footage from that area to increase the kitchen and back entry space. A new 2 car brick garage was built, set back from the home. The allowed for a new back entry that features built in lockers, storage, and plenty of space for the family, which includes four children and two dogs.

The new kitchen has a large island and functional work areas, allowing for easy access to cook, clean, up, or simply enjoy time together. The family room was also improved, with walnut wrapped beams and new cabinetry to compliment the adjacent kitchen and mudroom spaces.

  • 2021 NARI Milwaukee Remodeler of the Year: Residential Interior - Gold Award

  • 2022 NARI Regional CotY Award: Residential Interior

  • Type of Home: 1930’s Whitefish Bay Tudor

  • Areas Remodeled: Kitchen, Family Room, Mudroom/Drop Zone

  • Project Size:

    Interior: approx. 500 sq. ft.

    Garage: approx. 675 sq. ft.

  • Design Partner: Davis Design Studio

  • Year Completed: 2020

  • Apron Sink

  • Herringbone Tile

  • Tray-Style Ceiling Beams To Hide Structural Headers

  • Thermador® Appliances With Cabinet Panel Fronts

  • Custom Cabinetry

  • Custom Drawer Inserts

  • Restored Brick On House And At Interior Wall

  • Beverage Center With Ice Maker And Separate Wine And Soft Drink Refrigerators

  • Mudroom Cubby Organization

  • New Brick Garage With Upper Storage

  • New Windows And Significant Exterior Repairs

  • New Closed Cell Insulation For Energy Efficiency

  • New And Refinished Oak Flooring

  • Meile® Built-In Coffee/Espresso Machine At Coffee Center


The kitchen now fits the architecture of the home, and it no longer feels cramped and crowded. The different areas/​zones in the home like the cubbies, work/​study station, coffee bar, and wet bar create designated and functional spaces where every item has a spot.