What is the most appreciable way to add value, comfort, and style to your classic Portland home? If you answered with a fully remodeled kitchen and bath then you are correct!
Built in 1914, the original kitchen in this adorable bungalow home had never seen much improvement and while the bathroom had received some updates over the past 100+ years, it was in dire need of an overhaul as well. COOPER Design Build was thrilled to be entrusted with ensuring this home’s continual care and charm by completely re-envisioning its most used and loved rooms.
Starting from scratch in both rooms, our designers worked diligently to identify the best layouts possible for each space. In the shared hall bath, the dream of adding a deep soaking tub became a reality with warm, hand-glazed tiles surrounding the spacious tub which was also outfitted as a shower for versatility. A luxe, custom walnut vanity adds richness and excellent storage especially when coupled with the smart, oversized built-in medicine cabinet on the opposing wall.
Turning to the kitchen, the most glaring issue was the lack of natural light not to mention the isolation from the large dining room. Designing a lovely, large arched opening between the two rooms there is now a straight sightline from the gracious front porch to the new back deck plus the addition of a glass door and operable sidelight in the kitchen creates a wonderful gateway to the manicured garden.
The homeowners’ goal of having a bright, open, and versatile kitchen was also achieved by designing an efficient galley layout with a custom (and moveable) counter height table built by our Production Manager (and amazing woodworker), Josh Glover, to their specifications. The long wall of upper and lower cabinetry contains many smart storage solutions including an appliance garage, built-in broom closet and cutting boards, as well as a cute floating display shelf. Adding a large cabinet and period-appropriate beneath the newly built archway opening to delineate the dining and kitchen space provided an opportunity for additional counter space and storage that is especially helpful when entertaining.
To complement the new abundance of light, the homeowners wanted to keep their Portland bungalow quirky and colorful, selecting a high-performance and whimsical tangerine marmoleum floor for the kitchen and a fun patterned tile for the bath. Crisp tones of turquoise in the kitchen as well as a soothing pale pink in the bath bring this remodel to life with personality and style!