Portland in the wintertime can be a dreary, waterlogged place. We pay a price for the lush green landscapes we love so much, and every winter mother nature again takes her toll. However, we have discovered the perfect remedy for the Portland winter blues. The secret is to create such a bright, warm and welcoming space in your home that you forget completely about the deluge outside. We recently applied this philosophy to a classic North Portland home, working with the owners to create a dream kitchen rich in color and vibrant accents, with top notch appliances and fixtures…the perfect space for a Pacific Northwest family on long, dark evenings. This Portland kitchen remodel was one to remember.
This refuge from the cold, a cozy 1944 Cape Cod near University of Portland, boasts Cherry wood throughout, with shaker-style cabinets and trim, and a unique, amazing butcher block counter laid one direction showing “water fall” style on side. The tile work and lighting serve to accent the warm tones of wood, and the stainless steel fixtures and appliances add a lightness to the space. These dynamics work together to create the perfect space for creativity and community, a centerpiece for the home and a gathering place for the family. The raised bar allows for informal seating and also a showcase for an active cook, and we worked in plenty of storage to maintain the already spacious counters. The large windows provide a great deal of natural light to increase the airy feeling of the kitchen. You should see this place with the morning sunshine streaming in!
We’ve found that when taking on a Portland kitchen remodel project, the details are important: from the dreams and vision of the homeowner to the particulars of the home itself. In the case of this wonderful old home, our restoration breathed new life into a tired kitchen and we got to know some wonderful homeowners as well. We get to know the dreams of every client and the needs of every home, and this is what makes us stand out among our competitors. This Portland kitchen remodel was a pleasure from start to finish.