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.
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 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.
Photographers: Anna M Campbell + Laurie Black