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Historical Charm

Location: Portland, OR

Functional kitchen full of character.

Our clients bought this charming 1936 English-style home last year in Northeast Portland, intending to remodel the small kitchen, dining, and living room. The kitchen layout was original and very small (less than 10×10). The remodel’s goal was to have a more open-concept kitchen to create a better flow and entertain guests in the living room. The challenge? The house was listed on the historic register, which required a review process.


Homeowner Wish List

  • Larger kitchen
  • Appliances and cabinets placed in accessible areas
  • More storage
  • Connected dining and living room


Project Outcome and Results


  • Vaulted the dining room ceiling, which was once an attic space
  • Combined painted cabinets on the perimeter with a white oak-stained island
  • Used honed Opus White Quartzite on the island, perimeter countertop, and as range wall backsplash
  • Mixed pendants, wall mount, chandelier, ceiling surface mount, and undercabinet lighting
  • Created a tile feature wall with open shelving on the sink wall

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.

"It was fun to work in this home, to honor its past and update it to create comfortable and livable spaces."

Sierra Lemieux, Designer