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Camas Soul

Location: Camas, WA

Home sweet hometown.

This young couple decided to trade their spacious, new construction home in Southwest Portland for a mid-century modern charmer near downtown Camas, Washington. Returning to her hometown to raise their daughter was an easy sell – great schools and close to family. With the recent home purchase, they were eager to infuse their style onto its original 1959 kitchen, an untouched, nostalgic time capsule that was well-maintained. The Camas whole house remodel retains the original character but functions for today.


Homeowner Wish List

  • Functional kitchen with storage
  • Work with the existing footprint of the home
  • Eliminate doors between rooms to expand openings between spaces
  • Remove the wall at the fireplace between the living room and lounge
  • Create a better flow between spaces


Project Outcome and Results


  • Added a countertop under the kitchen window
  • Removed kitchen soffits
  • Wood framed the windows in the kitchen to blend in
  • Stole space from the entry coat closet and added a slip-in pantry
  • Painted the existing brick fireplace
  • Added large-format, black porcelain tiles for fireplace hearth to resemble a slab
  • Slipped a walnut floating mantle over the existing mantle
  • Refreshed the whole house
  • Extended the main floor hardwoods into the bedrooms
  • Painted entire main floor
  • Added new windows and trim
  • Updated the baseboards and added new doors

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Need help turning your outdated home into a fully functional and refreshed space?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 had an original 1959 home that had never been remodeled. It's so wonderful. We always loved the home, and now it's functional, cozy, and modern!