NE Portland Kitchen

This remodel won the ASID Oregon Chapter’s 2017 Design Excellence Award.
The 1923 house’s 12’ x 20’ kitchen had been remodeled in the 1970s. The kitchen’s vinyl floor sloped where the table was, an unused chimney took up valuable space, traffic patterns were inefficient, and it lacked sufficient 21st-century storage space. It was not a successful space for a family with 3 teenage boys – for cooking, eating, homework, hanging out with friends and lacrosse equipment.
The homeowners wanted to retain the open kitchen with new cabinetry, glass doors, a butcher block island, and a compact, yet good looking, “mudroom” – coat hooks over a butcher block bench with storage below. With the island as the gathering center and the opening between the kitchen and the dining room expanded, the dining room could revert to its original use as a place for meals.
The homeowners and their teenagers all enjoy using their remodeled kitchen space.