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Bold Impact

Location: Portland, OR

A black-and-white palette gives a contemporary edge.

While the existing 1969 Northwest Portland home was nice, it needed some updates to fit the homeowner’s current phase of life. The couple created a true primary suite by converting their son’s bedroom into a walk-in closet. The whole house renovation touched every room, and the black-and-white contrast created a cohesive look. The space feels bright and contemporary with a lighter palette, modern materials, and additional lighting.


Homeowner Wish List

  • Keep existing kitchen and laundry cabinets
  • Raise the sunken living room floor
  • Convert a bedroom into the primary walk-in closet
  • Create a primary suite with a luxury shower
  • Upgrade the lower level to a more usable space
  • Incorporate additional lighting to brighten the home


Project Outcome and Results


  • Updated the kitchen countertops and tile
  • Replaced all flooring except in the laundry room
  • Painted walls Sherwin-Williams Extra White to brighten the space
  • Painted a geometric pattern on the powder bathroom wall for impact by One Horse Studio
  • Converted their son’s bedroom into their primary closet
  • Installed new White Oak horizontal grain match bathroom cabinets
  • Installed a Kohler DTV+ digital shower for an advanced showering experience
  • Installed pocket doors to create separation on the lower level
  • Attached an existing closet to the lower-level bedroom
  • Incorporated painted millwork to create a feature bed wall
  • Added an exterior door and small deck to the lower-level office

Create the home you’ve always wanted.

Need help turning your outdated home into a fully functional and refreshed space? Work with our team to discover what’s possible, how to bring it all together, and create a cohesive look from room to room.

We were demanding, but patient clients, and Mountainwood met all our high standards cheerfully in every phase of the project. Well done! Thank you!