Why Powell Construction?

  • Established in 1990
  • Design-Build Experts
  • Clear Communication
  • Detailed Estimates
  • Fixed Price Contracts
  • Printed Schedules
  • Many Repeat Customers
  • Award Winning Designs

“What a wonderful job you did. It’s a real transformation!”

— Adelaide Elm & Richard Kimball

CotY 2010 Regional Winner

Wants & NeedsCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

This 1911 farmhouse kitchen overlooks breathtaking acres of mint fields and pastures. Several ill-conceived additions over the years created a disjointed layout that separated the kitchen from other family areas.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnCooking and entertaining in this kitchen was difficult. Ready to make it more cohesive and functional, the homeowners hoped for a new kitchen that would:

  • be open and connected to their family room
  • easily accommodate several cooks and guests
  • offer ample storage and prep/work areas
  • maximize natural lighting and views
  • have an informal entry

Our team not only considered the clients’ needs but their dreams as well. Strong design elements, principles, and craftsmanship have provided them with a kitchen/dining great room that is sophisticated, luxurious, welcoming and functional.


COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

Challenges & Solutions

To open and reconfigure the space we demolished the kitchen and several small rooms (breakfast, laundry, and powder rooms) behind it.

To expand the footprint a patio was jackhammered out, footings laid, concrete poured, and walls built for a small addition.


COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

We designed the new kitchen/dining great room so it would be open and connected to the adjacent family room for a more spacious appearance, better light, views, and entertaining.

Innovative Solutions

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnThis project required creative solutions to engineering challenges. It was necessary to remove two load bearing supports.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnThe first was a load bearing beam between the old kitchen and breakfast room. It was replaced with a new one that was hoisted and hidden in the upstairs floor joists.

By hiding the beam above, a custom range hood could be installed to improve lighting and ventillation.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnA load bearing wall between the existing laundry and family room was also removed and replaced with a large Parallam beam, requiring 5 men to hoist it into place.

Design & Function

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnA single window above the sink limited the views and natural lighting.

Windows were added along the entire length of the great room to improve natural lighting and to take advantage of the views.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnThe function of this new farmhouse kitchen has greatly improved with two concealed dishwashers (one next to each sink,) plenty of countertop space, ample cabinetry, and two sinks that make prep work and cleanup a cinch.

The new wall of windows allows natural light to flood the kitchen making it feel bright and airy.

Beneath the windows ceramic subway and glass mosaic tiles serves as a beautiful backsplash.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnA granite covered Sapele island became the centerpiece and hub of the new kitchen. Beneath the windows ceramic subway and glass mosaic tiles serves as a beautiful backsplash.

A roomy walk-in pantry with etched glass door provides generous storage solutions.

The informal kitchen entry keeps clutter from taking over the kitchen by providing places for mail, phones, coats, and shoes. Drawers, baskets, hooks, and shelves provide a place for everything.COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

A custom buffet with a lighted display case was designed in the dining area for serving food and drinks and provides both convenient and beautiful storage. The bead board inlay adds to the vintage feel of the farmhouse.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

Symmetry & Balance

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn

Blending classic and modern design elements offers the advantage of cutting edge conveniences and the warmth of a vintage farmhouse.

White painted Maple cabinets with traditional bin-pulls remain true to the home’s origins and are accented by the more modern Sapele wood island and range hood.

Uba Tuba granite countertops unify the kitchen’s contrasting elements.

Continuity & Repetition

Visiual Elements

Contrasting pure white with warm earth tones, light, and reflective elements adds interest.

  • 5” select white oak floors with a Swedish finishCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn
  • granite countertops
  • stainless steel appliances
  • two stainless undermount sinks
  • chrome faucets
  • modern and traditional hardware
  • furniture-like cabinets
  • natural and ambient lighting
  • ceramic subway tile backsplash with glass mosaic

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnCOTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis OregnThe glass tile earth tones and cream grout repeat the colors seen in the granite, wood floors, columns, island, and paint color to create a sense of harmony.

Results

The new kitchen:

  • is open and bright, maximizing natural light and views
  • has an eat-in dining area
  • connects to the family room
  • has plenty of storage and prep areas
  • can easily accommodate several cooks and guests
  • includes a multifunctional informal entry

Though this design meets all of the homeowners’ needs, they were surprised by its WOW! factor.

COTY 2010 Regional Winner Kitchen Design and Remodeling Corvallis Oregn