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Casual Modern

Location: Portland, OR

Live large.

When our clients moved to Portland last year, they purchased a dated home in the Skyline Heights neighborhood and saw the potential to modernize the home. The 1967 daylight ranch home had a very chopped-up floor plan with many strange-sized rooms adjacent to each other. The space was not functional, so the idea of creating one open-concept kitchen integrated into the dining and family room was desirable.


Homeowner Wish List

  • Create an open-concept floorplan
  • See the backyard from the kitchen
  • Add a big island
  • Incorporate a retro fireplace that doesn’t block the view
  • Use Knotty Alder cabinets
  • Design a timeless look


Project Outcome and Results


  • Removed walls between kitchen, dining, anteroom, and living room
  • Girded trusses allowed us to open all walls
  • Removed two large side-by-side fireplaces that divided the space
  • Changed to a smooth wall finish to add to the clean and open look
  • Paired Knotty Alder lower cabinets with a dead flat finish with painted upper cabinets to give a fresh look

Ready for a new kitchen?

You’ve waited long enough. Let’s transform your kitchen into a space you love. Work with our team to design a beautiful and functional kitchen completely customized to you.

As first-time remodelers, we really wanted a lot of support throughout the process because we didn't even know where to begin! Mountainwood met and surpassed all of our expectations.