Improving Traffic Flow to Create a Modern Kitchen

Improving Traffic Flow to Create a Modern Kitchen

From old and cramped to a spacious and modern kitchen The primary reason my wife Kristin and I started our kitchen remodel was because of the poor traffic flow and limited square footage in our old kitchen. By removing the wall in between our kitchen and dining room,...
Kudos to City of Portland Development Services

Kudos to City of Portland Development Services

Brace yourself – I’m about to pay a compliment to a government agency – the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services. This is the agency that is responsible for, among other things, making sure that remodeling projects are performed according to code, thus...
The Kitchen Design Drawing Board

The Kitchen Design Drawing Board

We have collected a lot of ideas for our Kitchen Remodel. (We’ve posted my favorite pictures on her pinterest.com board.) But the fact is that most kitchens featured in the photo spreads are expansive spaces; we need to take the best ideas and make them fit in...
Kitchen Remodel: Coping with Surprises

Kitchen Remodel: Coping with Surprises

Every remodel is going to have its fair share of surprises… Our kitchen remodel in our Oregon home was no exception. In my first major kitchen remodel, the biggest surprise was a serious car accident the day we started the demolition that put my wife in the...
To Redo (Your Kitchen) or Not To Redo

To Redo (Your Kitchen) or Not To Redo

As soon as we moved into our house, we discovered the pain of our poorly designed kitchen. In our former home, we had spent about $25,000 on a kitchen remodel. That kitchen was our favorite room in the house, and was a focal point for family gatherings and social...

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