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Waite Park

3054 Garfield St. NE

1928 Bungalow
Jan Fridgen
Through the 26 years I’ve lived here, I’ve loved my neighbors but hated my kitchen. We worked out a slim three-foot addition to one side to accommodate fridge and counter space, and two dormers for walk-in closet and upper bath. As re-stuccoing the house won’t happen until it’s warmer weather, visitors will be seeing what eventually will look like it’s always been there. I grew up in the building trades, so was not surprised that even these modest remodels can affect every room in the house; a good opportunity to tune up and enjoy the fruits of the labor throughout. I’ll make back my investment if I ever sell, but more important, we’ve accomplished comfort for the long term.

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