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Modern Rustic Kitchen Portland

Portland Kitchen Remodel

Wood floors served as the inspiration in this modern rustic kitchen project, which also includes a gorgeous dining room.

This Portland homeowner wanted to update the look and layout of the kitchen. They wanted to accommodate more of their entertaining needs, bring the never-used diving room into use, update the colors and feel, and have a kitchen that can accommodate more than 1-2 cooks and their large family. They also needed to find places for items like pet food, cutting boards, mixers, etc. to get them out of the way and off counters.

Design Challenges:
The wood floor was fairly new and they did not want to change it, so we had to create a layout that would accommodate a pre-finished wood floor, and work with the colors in existing finishes.

“We had to create a layout that would accommodate a pre-finished wood floor, and work with the colors in existing finishes.” – Therese DuBravac

Design Solutions:
We found a quartzite slab that complimented the wood floor and we built the color palette around that. We opened the wall between the dining room and the kitchen, and updated the lighting and paint colors to make it a more special room to be in. We moved all the appliances around and improved the layout, flow and clearances. We also gave designated seating at the island and the peninsula so guests did not interrupt the cooks flow during meal preparation.

Special Features:
The custom painted hood and the Blue Roma quartzite at the island and backsplash are a show stopper in the kitchen. However the dining room is stunning also! It really pops now and it’s one of the first things you see when you come in the house and your eye is drawn to the space. The warm and inviting color palette feels comfortable and inviting, which is reflective of these wonderful clients.

Thinking about renovating your space or want kitchen ideas for your next project? Get in touch with the remodeling experts at Neil Kelly today.

therese dubravac, Portland Design Consultant

A native of Portland, Therese Dubravac was well aware of Neil Kelly when she joined the design/remodel team in 2002. Therese is a graduate of University of Oregon Interior Architecture program, and has been recognized both regionally and nationally for her design work with various awards. She loves to put her 15+ years of experience to work doing whole house planning, remodeling and additions. That said, she has a special passion for highly detailed kitchen and bath design. When not at work, Therese enjoys spending time with her dogs, gardening or cooking and competes in triathlons (that’s what fuels the energy she pours into design).

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