Blythe + Peter's Kitchen + Bath Remodel


Blythe + Peter's Kitchen + Bath Remodel

Kitchen + Bath Renovation in Portland, OR

Thankfully no one was home when an electrical fire destroyed much of the interior of this SE Portland home. After the damage was done, Blythe + Peter took the opportunity to upgrade their kitchen + master bath. The result is a streamlined but historically sensitive renovation of a classic Craftsman home.

For the kitchen, the plan was to lighten and open up the room, and provide better flow from kitchen to dining and back yard—important for a family with 3 kids. The layout stayed close to the original, but slight tweaks made a big difference. A larger opening between kitchen and dining improves flow. A wall of gray-green tile at the sink adds both visual interest and high function, with room for open shelving. A built-in ceiling-to-counter hutch flanks the tiled wall. Custom cabinetry with multi-function inserts means no heavy overhead cabinets at the peninsula, so the kitchen stays open without sacrificing storage. At the bath, lemony-green ceramic tile and skylights make for a serene, light-filled space. A double vanity is a bonus, as is an extra-large shower.

This project was published by Better Homes & Gardens.

We had a terrible house fire which destroyed our kitchen and caused extensive smoke damage on the upper level. The acid from the smoke was eating the walls. It was daunting to envision something beautiful after this devastation but Michael demonstrated vision. He thought out of the box of the old kitchen and bath and gave us something lighter, brighter, more functional and modern while still paying homage to the Craftsman origins of our home. We love our new kitchen and the bathroom is nothing short of magical. It's like our own private spa.
This is a kitchen with fire damage. This is a pale blue kitchen remodel after a house fire.

Before + after

The fire damage was extensive, necessitating a gut remodel. The owners took this as an opportunity to improve on the previous iteration of their kitchen + master bath.

A flexible space

A flexible space

A breakfast nook flanks the peninsula, making a good spot for homework and snacks. A handy built-in stores school and crafting supplies.

Fresh + clean

The main bathroom was gutted after the fire damage. Skylights, clean finishes, and a soft yellow-green tile make for a tranquil new space.