Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Project Spotlight, Remodeling | 0 comments

tualatin kitchen remodelThis Tualatin home was built in 1976, and the dated kitchen was in desperate need of a remodel that would add functionality and style. The renovation process began when the homeowners purchased an Angie’s List Bid Deal cabinetry design with Pacific Northwest Cabinetry, and Spectrum Homes was PNWC’s recommended remodeling firm. Our homeowners did their due diligence and didn’t rush into working with a contractor. They took their time and interviewed us and three other contractors before choosing to work with us.

Tualatin kitchen cabinetryThey said, “We were most impressed with Spectrum Homes. While their bids were generally comparable, Steve [owner of Spectrum Homes] was the only contractor who had his subs come out to our house before submitting a bid.”

The existing rustic cabinetry and parquet flooring made the kitchen look dated, and the low ceilings made the space feel smaller than it really was. This project was part of a larger remodeling project that included the laundry room and a half-bath.

One of the homeowner’s concerns with this remodeling project was they did not want to open up the floor plan between rooms too much. Because the home is heated with a wood-burning furnace, they needed to be able to close off rooms to conserve energy, when needed. We addressed this by removing an existing wall between the kitchen and dining area and adding a pass through with two beautiful glass doors between the rooms. This gave the room a more open feeling while not actually opening up the floor plan.

Tualatin Kitchen pass through windowTrendy cabinetry contrasts were chosen for this project. Creamy white glazed cabinetry was installed for the perimeter, with a stained wood island installed in the middle of the workspace. Cabinetry was set at varying depths to give the kitchen a little more visual interest, and granite countertops and pendant lights complement the entire kitchen.

The appliances chosen make this kitchen a chef’s paradise. A flat-top cooking surface, double oven with warming drawer, modern refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave drawer all make large meal preparation easy and fun. You have to look closely to spot the refrigerator and dishwasher, though, as they are finished with cabinet fronts, providing a seamless flow.

Tualatin kitchen remodelOther improvements included a large pantry/countertop area, bookend storage and lots of natural light. The dining room received stunning new built-in cabinetry for additional china storage. The kitchen is rounded out with a beautiful built-in breakfast seating area nestled into a large bay window that overlooks the backyard.

All in all, the clients are more than pleased with their new kitchen, and had this to say on Angie’s List:

“Steve Amick is wonderful in setting a schedule ahead of time for the work to be done and then being sure it is completed as scheduled. We had several setbacks during the 6 weeks (due to things we discovered after demolition of walls), but Steve was amazing in the management of the project and still getting everything done on time.”

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