Cornelius, Oregon

2019 Oregon Home Structure + Style Award Winner for
Remodel: Kitchen Remodel Over  $150,000

The home, built in 2000, sits on acreage in the beautiful hills of rural Hillsboro and featured a plethora of similar wood tones. The goal was to create a more functional layout with a larger island for entertaining, add more light, and warm the space with a mix of wood tones. The larger island features a showstopping, reclaimed slab on the raised bar that seats three. The cooktop was moved off the island, and the sink shifted to take advantage of the view out the back window. This space is now perfect for the couple or a crowd to enjoy a glass of wine. The dated staircase was transformed into a modern masterpiece that leads to the second-floor loft.


  • The whole house used a lot of the same color wood that the homeowner did not like. The flooring, ceiling, beams, doors, trim, and cabinets had yellowed with age
  • Due to the existing wood ceiling, we needed to be be creative with the lighting selections. The cable lighting system allows flexibility to illuminate the different work zones without penetrating into the vaulted wood ceiling


  • Relocated appliances and positioned commercial-style range and hood against the wall and off the island
  • Installed reclaimed wood top on raised bar of island
  • Added windows to backsplash area to take advantage of the views
  • Created a dedicated wine area with full-size wine refrigerator and cabinets stocked with glasses and barware
  • Added more storage with upper cabinets and open shelving
  • Selected a similar cabinet tone as the beams to balance the kitchen and great room with the contrasting warm wood tones
  • Darkened beams to accentuate the beautiful wood ceiling
  • Removed the dated, traditional wood staircase balusters and incorporated the industrial look with steel and wood
  • Featured stunning, Oregon Juniper wood stair treads





  • “Mountainwood Homes exceeded my expectations. The quality of the work is excellent and others who have seen it have been very impressed. Remodels are tough and the folks at Mountainwood made it as painless as possible; they were a delight to work with.”

    Anne C. / Portland, Oregon remodel

  • “We cannot say enough good things about Mountainwood Homes. We highly recommend them for any project!”

    Tony & Danielle T. / Portland, Oregon master bathroom remodel

  • “Everyone from Mountainwood was very professional and did their best to make sure we were pleased every step of the way. They worked really hard to be respectful of our space and keep things running on schedule even though we kept adding new projects. Heather was incredible in guiding our vision with her design expertise. Steve Hunt – the nicest man in the world – was incredibly patient with us and went out of his way to make sure things were just right. We really appreciated Adam’s perfectionism with our fireplace – it turned out great! Every single person from Mountainwood was extremely friendly and we enjoyed having them in our home. Thank you!”

    Brad & Kim P. / Lake Oswego, Oregon kitchen remodel

  • “We have very busy work schedules and our Mountainwood team took care of everything. All we had to do was make decisions. They are an excellent partner. We'll work with them again for future needs.”

    Ryan W. / Tualatin, Oregon remodel

  • “We so emphatically recommend Mountainwood Homes to anyone who is looking to update, remodel or upgrade their home in any way. Every step of the process is outlined and questions are answered often before they are even asked. Budget and design preferences are addressed every step of the way and the value for services rendered is outstanding. Communication is impeccable! If they will have us, Mountainwood Homes is stuck with us for life!”

    Tim V. / Tualatin, Oregon kitchen remodel

  • “I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed working with Greg. He was very knowledgeable and professional, He was able to handle the changes in the schedule, calm me down when things didn't always go the way it was planned, and made the remodel an easier process than I expected. Also, Greg is a great person: kind, respectful, an all-around good guy. I consider him to be a friend of mine.”

    Linda F. / Beaverton, Oregon remodel

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