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Neutral & Fabulous

The Brooks project, located south of Portland metro in Lake Oswego, was a complete kitchen remodel. The existing space was cramped and they wanted to expand the space to allow for a bar height seating area instead of a separate dining table while updating the style and finishes.

Keyser Construction gutted the kitchen and dining space, removing everything down to the wall framing. Minor changes were made in the shape of the space, straightening one wall and moving a pocket door, to allow for a large curved central island. The existing flooring was matched and new planks woven in for one flooring type through the space. Once the new shape was created and the plumbing moved to the new location for the island sink, custom cabinetry was installed including a discreet office space, multiple pot drawers and open shelving. The small reveal above the upper cabinets creates a strong shadow line that sets off the white of the cabinets.

The homeowners chose two types of countertop; a neutral perimeter with an eye-catching island sporting quartz veining. The island has a deep over hang to allow for true seating space and is supported by a custom metal frame built to support the wide arch of the curve without individual corbels. A dark travertine backsplash ties together the muted, natural tones of the kitchen and compliments the salvaged flooring.

Appliances include a 36” vent hood with stainless backsplash, an induction range with broiler, french door refrigerator and under counter drawer microwave. While special appliances require a little more advanced planning they make the space as hard-working as possible.

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