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Broadway Heights Whole-House Remodel

Custom Home Renovation in Southwest Portland

Neil Kelly’s in-house design consultant Tonya Bellusci helped our clients transform their entire house into a transitional-modern dwelling with contemporary touches and improved functionality.

Keep scrolling for project details and before-and-after photos of this custom home remodel in Southwest Portland, Oregon.

Project Objectives and Client Wishlist

The entire house is over 4,000 square feet, and the project included two kitchens, four bathrooms, a primary bedroom, an office-bar hybrid area, stairs, and a basement-level living space.

Our client’s wishlist for this whole-house remodel included:

  • Better functionality
  • More modern look and feel
  • Updated finishes and fixtures
  • Basement living space

“The overall function and existing aesthetics of the space did not work for them,” says Bellusci. The renovation aimed to make the house look and feel more modern, with clean lines and easy transitions. Our client also needed to plan for her parents to move into the basement-level living space.

For more inspiration, check out this Glenmorrie Lane Whole-House Remodel in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Project Planning and Design Challenges

Like most renovation projects, this one had a few hurdles. Some of the main challenges included scheduling issues, getting custom cabinetry built to our specifications in a timely manner, and having to rechoose and reorder tiles.

Figuring out the layout and installation of the quartz hood and backsplash in the main kitchen was an obstacle, too, as it was crucial to have the texture and “movement” in the stone flow seamlessly from piece to piece.

Design Solutions

Solutions to our project challenges mostly involved constant communication with the client about scheduling and making a few necessary changes to some of the finishes. For the hood and backsplash, we worked directly with the vendor and installation team to ensure a successful outcome.

Special Features, Customizations, and Finished Results

Bellusci worked closely with our clients every step of the way to help transform their home into something truly spectacular.

Special features and customizations for this custom home renovation include:

  • PentalQuartz kitchen counters, backsplash, and matching range hood that extends to the ceiling
  • Custom Hayes Cabinets in the kitchen painted in the Benjamin Moore shade Wrought Iron with modern metal fixtures
  • Complete transformation of the primary suite, including bedroom and bath
  • Bathroom tile from Architectural Surfaces, Island Stone, and United Tile
  • Patterned Cole & Son wallpaper in the powder room
  • Concrete fireplace and wall-to-ceiling mantle from Cement Elegance in the living room
  • Geometric-patterned Stark Carpet on the stairs
  • New cabinetry and finishes in bar-office hybrid space to match kitchen cabinets
  • Full renovation of the kitchen in the basement living space

If you like this remodel, take a look at this Whole-House Renovation in Renton, Washington.

Before-and-After Whole-House Renovation in Portland, OR

If you’re thinking about renovating your home, the design/build remodeling experts at Neil Kelly would love to hear from you. Our team of experienced designers, project managers, and builders works on houses of all sizes throughout the Pacific Northwest, with design centers in Seattle, Portland, Eugene, and Bend.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

tonya bellusci, portland Design Consultant

While earning her degree from Florida State University, Tonya studied design and architecture in Florence, Italy. Before joining Neil Kelly, she established a boutique design firm in San Francisco after six years with some of the nation’s top design firms and most prominent clientele. Her portfolio, built over the last 26 years, includes residential and hospitality properties, as well as restaurants ranging from new construction to high-end remodeling projects. She also co-hosted a design episode on HGTV featuring an outdoor living space.

Tonya is dedicated to bringing each client’s vision to life, beautifully. She has received many accolades for her work and takes pride in every project, but feels her greatest reward has been the lasting relationships she has developed with her clients and an ever-growing network of industry experts and friends.

When away from her office, Tonya enjoys doing philanthropy work with the National Charity League in Portland and is active in professional organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.