Let’s Fix This Corner!

This 1920s home has a 1960s addition and the transition point between the two needs some work. I worked up a study of this corner of the home and I thought you all might enjoy a walk through the thought process. The goal here is to bring more harmony, coherence and flow so that this […]

Transformation: Cramped Entry Hall becomes Welcoming Foyer

One of my favorite projects from the recent past is this entry hall/living room remodel which was part of a larger whole-house master plan and renovation. This client has a lovely Lake Oswego home which she bought to be closer to family. It’s a generously sized home whose last owners had owned it for many […]

1940s Galley Kitchen Update

This cute, little gem of a 1940s cottage had a narrow, double-galley kitchen. Original cabinetry was modest and failing after nearly 80s years of use. The challenge was to re-make the kitchen…only better! Both homeowners like to cook and be in the kitchen together but it is a fairly small space. The refrigerator was placed […]

A post about posts….

I’ve been talking with clients quite a bit about posts lately. Anytime we are discussing a basement conversion (living space, ADU, bedroom, etc.), we get to look at and think about posts. Whether you want them or not, posts are a reality when you want to make the semi-subterranean space of your dreams! My typical […]

Portland Traction Co – Local History in the Backyard

We just got back from an Eastern Oregon-to-Montana-and-back road trip and I was lamenting that during our house addition work that we didn’t uncover any dinosaur bones or historic relics. We visited the Painted Hills and Fossil, Oregon, to look for fossils and we did find some! While in Bozeman, we visited the Museum of […]

Adding on to a 1920s Laurelhurst Bungalow with Big Dormer

This is a project that I completed around six years ago for a client and dear friend. The couple had just purchased a very cute bungalow type house in the Laurelhurst neighborhood that had a large, vaulted attic space which was livable as-is but was essentially just one very large room covered in knotty-pine panelling. […]

Multi-function Dividing Wall and Bedroom

This family came to me to see if there was a way to add a third bedroom to this little bungalow so that their kids could each get a room of their own. The home had previously been remodeled with an addition that gave them a large kitchen and master suite. But the existing living room […]

Woodstock Double Galley Kitchen

A galley kitchen can be a real challenge but with some careful moves and thoughtful design, you can create a real workhorse of a room! This darling, bungalow style home from the 1920s, had a small but efficient kitchen on the back side of the home. The kitchen appeared original but there had been some […]

2017 Holiday Promotion – $99 Home Remodel Consultation!

This promotion for 2017 has ended. However, you can contact us for a consultation anytime through the contact form! This holiday season, treat a loved one, a friend or yourself to the gift of a home remodel consultation. We spend so much time in our homes and we are often daydreaming about changes we would […]