Pacific Northwest Custom Kitchen Renovation
Neil Kelly’s in-house design consultant Stefanie Rotella helped our clients reimagine their kitchen and bar area, which hadn’t been updated since the house was built over two decades ago. The results encompass stunning transitional design with both trendy and timeless features.
See the before-and-after photos and details about this custom kitchen remodel below.
Project Objectives and Client Wishlist
The objective of this renovation was to update most surfaces, fixtures, and major appliances. Our clients specifically didn’t like the existing red-toned cherry wood cabinetry.
We also planned to replace the angled peninsula with a more modern island. This change would have a substantial impact on the layout, flow of traffic, and overall look of the 270-square-foot space.
Our clients’ wishlist for this kitchen renovation included:
- Replace existing cabinetry, countertops, and backsplash
- Update fixtures and lighting
- Replace major appliances
- Swap peninsula for kitchen island
- Improve layout and flow of traffic
- Embrace transitional design with traditional and contemporary features
For more ideas, take a look at this Transitional Kitchen Remodel in Northeast Portland.
Design Challenges and Solutions
The main design challenge we ran into with this project was the layout—particularly getting the island to fit. “We needed to arrange the island/peninsula around an existing 36-inch wall section that was unable to be moved for structural reasons,” explains Rotella.
The solution? We designed a notably wide island that connected to the immovable wall and allowed for a nice-sized walkway between the range and sink. “In addition, this extra-deep island gave way for substantially more storage than they previously had.”
Special Features, Customizations, and Finished Results
The Neil Kelly team worked closely with our clients every step of the way to ensure the finished results satisfied their unique needs and aesthetic vision.
Special features and customizations for this kitchen remodel included:
- Matte-finish walnut cabinetry, wall towers, and bar storage from Decor Cabinets
- Island paneling and decorative legs
- Soapstone look-alike quartz counters
- Contrasting white island counter with thick veining
- Matte black light fixtures and hardware
- White subway tile backsplash from Daltile
- Thermador oven, range, and refrigerator
- Custom plaster range hood to match white backsplash and island counter
- Updated over-island lighting and sconces flanking range hood
- Stay-lift small appliance garage
Have a small space? This Condo Kitchen in Northwest Portland is a great example of what can be done with limited square footage.
Before-and-After Kitchen Remodel in Eugene, Oregon
Neil Kelly’s design/build remodeling experts include experienced design consultants, structural specialists, project managers, and skilled carpenters. If you’re considering a custom kitchen renovation, conversion, or multi-room remodel of your own, we’d love to hear from you.
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Stefanie Rotella’s passion is working with clients to bring their vision and dreams to life. A graduate of Oregon State University’s Interior Design program, Stefanie believes that a space should not only be designed with aesthetics in mind, the form of the space needs to follow the functionality of the home. Joining Neil Kelly in 2013 Stefanie is proud to be a part of a highly skilled, thoughtful and dedicated team of individuals. When she’s not working with her team, Stefanie enjoys exploring Oregon’s best hiking and camping spots with her husband and dog.