Keep some, renovate some. In our newest kitchen renovation in Portland, we set out to create the feeling of a total remodel, while staying on a modest budget of $30,000. While maintaining the original floor plan and some original elements to the space, we ushered in a new feeling to the space, and we left the home with a kitchen that feels miles away from it’s previous incarnation.
Step through, and look at what we did...
The kitchen we started with, shown here, had elements we cherished- the slate flooring, the grayscapes of the colors, the antique rug. We wanted to hold the vibe of the original galley, while still creating something fresh. We explored similar aesthetics, but expressed the style in new ways. For room renovations to stay within the scope of the rest of the home, attention is paid to retaining bits of the original space.
With the floor in tact, we utilized ceiling height subway tile as backsplash, and incorporated all new cabinets, shelving, fixtures and appliances:
We chose deep gray for our cabinetry, set against the shine of the stainless steel. Dishwasher and range by Bosch. The 30" gas range features 5 burners for maximum usage, even in a small space.
To incorporate different counter materials from one side of the galley to the other, we utilized the same butcher block surface materials to create embedded floating shelves above the Carrara marble counters. This usage creates visual interest, ties the room together, and adds a warm depth to the coolness of the other surfaces.
The same gray cabinets, here used with glass inset fronts, set above the butcher block from across room. Keeping the glass semi-translucent allows for the space to remain open, while still hiding the contents of your cupboards.
To further the expansion of space with chosen elements, we selected a mirror backsplash. Uninterupted, as we hid electrical outlets within a stainless steel moulding tucked under and away from the line of sight.
As part of slimming down, and making this space more light-filled we acquired a unique refrigerator built by Fagor, with a narrow 24" width, and a staggering 80" height.
Also of note is the white tongue and groove ceiling treatment, adding a little more stretch from wall to wall- resulting in a space that feels much wider than it is.
The Fagor refrigerator with digital, customizeable temperature controls externally means not having to open the door to adjust the internal climate.
The mudroom landing was dressed to match the kitchen, and pull you in when you come through the door from the outdoors. Cabinet-matching paint up the stairs leads you right into the cool, new kitchen.
If you are feeling as inspired as we are by this under-budget, perfectly styled renovation, reach out to us, here. There are so many possibilities within design to make your space new- even with financial restrictions. Let's talk!