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Remodeling and Home Design

The Nature Inspired Portland Kitchen

Mar 26, 2012 | Kitchen Renovation

This NE Portland kitchen was showing its years with dinged cabinets and counters. It lacked storage space and ample counter top work surfaces.

The home owners called in architect & friend, Kristin Pickett, to help with the new layout. She designed a kitchen that maximized storage by taking the cabinets to the ceiling. She also created a new counter area where the owners could have a built-in garbage and recycling station.

The kitchen was inspired by nature the Marmoleum floors represent the forest, the Cement Elegance counters called in the stone, the YOLO Colorhouse paint stands for water, and the custom wood cabinets by Kitchens and More signaled the wood. I loved having these peaceful grounding images to guide the remodel.

The back splash tile came from Surface, and is a wonderful nod to the past with the subway tile format, but its translates to a more modern look with the 4? x 12? tile size. We added the 1? glass tile as the jewelry and the color matches with the detail color of the light fixtures.

Back splash tile detail
We wish this wonderful family many years of good food, laughter and family time in their new kitchen!