Scope of Work

In a 1925, 800-square-foot home, every inch counts. With a small, closed off space, a few funky angles and an inefficient layout, this kitchen needed to be reworked and integrated into the rest of the home. The original layout dedicated a large chunk of real estate to a separate dining area, but the goal of the remodel was to gain space in the galley kitchen, so we got creative. Our clients really wanted a turret to add curb appeal and to serve as a dining bump out with a bench, window seat. This design feature allowed the kitchen to gain a few additional feet and relocate the range. What’s the best feature? A dishwasher. After all these years as a couple, this is the first time the two have a dishwasher. A round arch connects the kitchen to the living area while the tiled range hood, tile wall and floating shelves are now the focal point.

Location

— Portland, Oregon

Challenges

— The homeowners needed to access the basement laundry room during the remodel, so we had to keep construction zone accessible daily since the stairway was on the other side of the galley kitchen. Dry rot was discovered beneath the stucco near back staircase and had to re-frame. The tile hood design was tricky. The Project Manager ended up building it himself to clear the floating shelves. We reused one window on turret and separated it into three separate windows. We were unable to reuse the old trim, so we came up with an inexpensive solution to avoid having to get custom trim made.

Solutions

  • Removed wall separating kitchen from living room
  • Added a raised counter
  • Laced in new oak hardwoods in kitchen and nook
  • Added a turret dining area
  • Created a tile wall and hood for interest

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