November 14, 2012
Laurelhurst Vintage Classic Remodel
This young family wanted their first home to reflect their values and family-focused lifestyle. The new design celebrated the character of the home’s original 1920’s era, yet improved functionality and livability with efficient space planning and sustainable finishes.
We worked closely with the project’s outstanding architect, Carol Sundstrom, AIA, Rom Architecture Studio, and enthusiastic clients to create an efficient kitchen and welcoming indoor-outdoor dining space. The new French doors invite light into the kitchen on grey winter days and beckon guests outside on warm summer evenings.
The kitchen design encourages planning, preparing and enjoying lively family meals. The Shaker-style custom millwork, with elegant bronze pulls below and period-appropriate crystal knobs above, provides the personality and vibe this family was looking for in their classic craftsman-style home. The warm and inviting cabinets are complemented by a herringbone-patterned, marble-tile backsplash. To preserve the beauty of the tile, we hid electrical outlets under the cabinets. Pullout pantries keep the kitchen tidy and the chef organized. A vintage light fixture adds to the authentic character of the space.
Green features included a waste management plan during the remodel that diverted construction waste from landfills. We upgraded insulation in the kitchen, master and guest bedrooms, installed low-flow plumbing fixtures, and used only low-VOC paints and finishes.
The vision and work was six months in the making; our company’s craftsmanship will serve the family for years to come.
Give us a call if your home is nearing its century mark and needing some updating to better support your modern-day lifestyle.
Among the many benefits that Model Remodel brought to our project, we really appreciated the recognition that a home is SO much more than the materials it takes to make it. We bought an old home that had never been updated because we love the character and details it offers. This was our first remodel project and Model Remodel really understood how huge the investment was for us in terms of time, money and emotions. We felt that they took responsibility not only throughout the project but even after completion. They have been able to take care of issues that have come up some of which are outside of the original scope. Jason’s, no problem, we’ll take care of it, philosophy made us feel that we are being guided by professionals and quality craftsmen that we can really trust. – Homeowner’s Testimonial, November 2012
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