This lovely 1904 Victorian-style home is located in Portland’s Irvington Neighborhood. The home was originally a guesthouse to a main house, and later subdivided and converted into a single family home. The kitchen previously underwent a 1980s period remodel with light oak cabinets and royal blue walls. Since our client was a designer for a leading high-end tile company and dreamed of a grander kitchen, we put our heads together – along with our kitchen designer – to restore the kitchen to a 1904 theme with crisp white platinum Medallion cabinets, honed Carrera marble countertops, top-nailed ebony-stained white oak hardwood floors, Jenn-Air Pro-Style appliances, and period schoolhouse-style light fixtures.
The original kitchen of this 1948 ranch-style home located in Portland’s Mill Park Neighborhood was in dire need of replacement. The cabinets were replaced with new knotty alder Silverline Medallion cabinets manufactured in Oregon, granite patterned laminate countertops, high quality vinyl flooring, and a fresh coat of paint and trim. The new appliances included a new range, dishwasher, disposal, micro-hood, and refrigerator. One of the specialty features was constructing a pantry cabinet with pullout shelves to fit within the original pantry constructed in the home.
This 1961 ranch home is located in North Portland’s St. Johns Neighborhood. The 1960s kitchen was due for a replacement to prepare the home for sale. The entire kitchen was removed and a new kitchen was reconstructed with updated electrical, new eco-friendly cabinetry, solid granite countertops, new appliances, and flooring. The home was soon put on the market and sold in a short period of time.
Located on a beautiful three-acre ranch in Damascus, the kitchen of this 1935 traditional rural farmhouse was in need of an update. While taking care to keep with the character of the existing home, we installed beautiful beadboard wainscoting, chair rail, and baseboard, a new range hood, trim around the cabinets, and two hand-blown glass pendant lamps over the kitchen sink that were specially made for our client by a friend as a wedding gift.
This 1947 traditional-style home is located in NE Portland’s Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood. Our client’s goal was to maintain the original character of the house while providing new plumbing throughout, a new master bathroom, and an update for the main floor bathroom and kitchen floor with eco-friendly materials. We started by replacing all of the existing galvanized water supply lines in the home with new pipes. The master bathroom was completely demolished and a new shower, window, toilet, pedestal sink, mirrored cabinet, light fixtures, wall heater, and tile flooring were installed. The main floor bathroom had beautiful woodwork details and glasswork that remained while taking the tub enclosure down to the studs. Beautiful tile was installed on the walls around the bathtub and new plumbing fixtures finished off the space. The kitchen floor was removed (all four layers) and replaced with eco-friendly cork flooring and a new Energy-Star dishwasher to update the space.
This vintage 1959 ranch-style home is located in SE Portland’s South Tabor Neighborhood. The kitchen needed a makeover and we were up to the task! We left the relatively new appliances in place and refinished the original 1950s cabinets that were in excellent condition. To help blend the original charm of the home with the fresh, new countertops and backsplash, flooring, plumbing, light fixtures, and paint, we installed new cabinet hardware.
The countertops were placed using 18” x 26” Verde Butterfly granite slabs to add a high-quality, yet affordable finish to the kitchen. The backsplash was completed using white subway tiles and a black liner tile as an accent. The old linoleum floor was replaced with new porcelain tiles that bring an upscale earthiness to the space. Finally, a high-quality deep bowl stainless steel sink and European gooseneck faucet were added for our gourmet client to assist in cleaning up after hosting spectacular dinner parties. The beautiful apple green walls complimented the slight “verde” hues in the granite and maintained the 1950’s character of the kitchen with a more modern twist!