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Vintage Home Meets Modern Kitchen

July 23rd, 2016 Posted in Kitchen Design, Remodeling Projects | Comments Off on Vintage Home Meets Modern Kitchen

Here are some progress photos of a kitchen that we’re remodeling in Corvallis. Originally, this kitchen had a U-shaped design with outdated tile counters, laminate flooring, and 1950’s cabinets. This family was seeking a more functional kitchen that was inviting and open to the family room with plenty of light and windows to enhance their beautiful hillside views. This charming 1950’s home is full of character and the homeowner wanted the new design to reflect that.

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The homeowners longed for a modern kitchen with a reconfigured design to include a large island with cooktop. The original kitchen was of good size, which gave the designer plenty of room to play with and explore new options for the family. This design would increase the open feel of the home between the kitchen and the family room, which were currently being separated by the two tiered peninsula.

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New configuration with large island, new windows, enlarged opening into dining room, pantry where desk used to be.

Next up, the homeowners desired improved storage for the family. Originally, the family room adjacent to the kitchen had a large closet that was being used as storage, but the homeowner wanted a custom built-in for this unique space.

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Original cabinet that did not fit the space.

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New custom maple cabinetry that matches kitchen to add additional storage and tie both rooms together.

Open to Possibilities

April 28th, 2016 Posted in Design, General Design | Comments Off on Open to Possibilities

What comes to mind when you think of your dream remodel? Chances are, it includes a bright, open multipurpose space. A space that is advantageous for cooking, dining, entertaining, and living. For these purposes and many more, the open plan is becoming a standard in new construction. It has proven to be essential for adapting to our modern lifestyle and complex schedules with its fluidity of space. With this slowly becoming the norm, many people in Corvallis that are purchasing or are currently living in an older home are planning to update. This takes careful design and coordination to incorporate your needs and achieve a practical remodel that will stand the test of time. The Gazette Times wrote an article on one of our current projects that covers just that—updating an older home by creating an open plan. They followed it throughout the construction process. Their article features this project as well as market trends in Corvallis.

With this home, the owners desired a new open plan that can be flexible with their lifestyle. We worked together to first design a large, inviting, and open kitchen with a central island facing the living area to define the space and make entertaining a breeze. Following this, we assessed other important needs that could be met with the remainder of the space. This included accommodating a large dining table and adding a central chandelier overhead. The remainder of their living area became flex space. Lately, we see technology gradually becoming a focal point of projects. Many new and innovative products have become available that attract homeowners. Technology played a large part in this remodel. A charging dock near the entry was created to eliminate kitchen clutter, as well as USB charging outlets. These were peppered throughout the space to keep this home adaptable to many devices and up-to-date with the current technology. With all of these changes, the newly remodeled space is open to numerous new possibilities!

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Powell Construction Awarded 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year Award

April 9th, 2016 Posted in Powell News | Comments Off on Powell Construction Awarded 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year Award

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Designer’s Line Drawing

We are honored to announce that Powell Construction was named the 2016 Contractor of the Year in the Northwest Region for Residential Interiors over $150,000. The CotY award is a competitive, renowned remodeling award with highly detailed application requirements. Our award- winning project “Open Concept Living” encompassed significant changes to achieve a versatile and open concept space. This could only be accomplished by the careful coordination of our Designer, the homeowners, and our construction team.

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Kitchen Open to Greatroom

 

Before demolition of load bearing wall in lodge style home

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We first focused on the homeowner’s wants and needs, then addressed the challenges with solutions, and finally planned the design and function of the open concept plan. We removed walls between the dining and kitchen, and the kitchen and sunroom to transform this home into a bright, open, and inviting space.

Critical components to the design included an abundance of cabinetry for storage, generous counter space for food prep and entertaining, natural lighting, as well as layers of lighting for reading, cooking, and other activities. Finishes were selected that are neutral and warm to complement the natural wood on the vaulted ceiling, for a holistic design. Together, the ample interior lighting, day-lighting, warm tones, and natural wood throughout the home create a comfortable, lasting Northwest appeal.

To learn more about this project click here.

Andersen wood windows, skylights and wood paneled ceiling give home lodge style

Dining Area with Sunroom in Background

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Commercial Kitchen

March 21st, 2016 Posted in Kitchen Design, Remodeling Projects | Comments Off on Commercial Kitchen

This multi-use, commercial kitchen needed updating in more ways than one. Its narrow galley design, hard to reach cabinets and shelves, limited counter space, outdated appliances, and accessibility issues all needed an overhaul.  The kitchen endures frequent use by church staff and congregation members alike for events such as: after-service breakfasts, holiday gatherings, potlucks, and group events. A key design challenge was understanding where and how to expand the kitchen in order to house all the appliances and attain the most useful space. Before, the kitchen was in a small room with a service counter looking out into a large meeting space. Over time, the kitchen began to take over a storage room to gain extra space as overflow for appliances.

Kitchen Before Remodel

Kitchen Before

A storage room just behind the kitchen was an ideal area to expand into. We used this space to lengthen the kitchen, which allowed us to add a central island and pantry. With the newly designed space, the kitchen is efficient, and suitable to withstand heavy foot traffic, food preparation and storage needs. It features two refrigerators, a deep freezer inside the pantry, an ice maker, a dishwasher, a microwave, a washer/dryer combo, a large single bowl stainless steel apron front sink, a prep sink, and two ranges.

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A roll-up door creates privacy and noise control between the large fellowship room and the kitchen. Another feature that improved the functionality of the kitchen was two access doors, one through the hallway and the other through the fellowship room.

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Finishes include luxury vinyl wide-plank tile by Engage in “Wyndmere Pine” chosen for its aesthetic and durability, stainless steel appliances, slab-front custom stained maple cabinets, Cambria quartz in “Berwyn” on the island, Pental “Cendre” on the perimeter, and Cronin “Breather Grey” 12 x 24 backsplash tile.

Church members can now work efficiently in the space and serve the needs of the congregation and the community.

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Powell Construction Wins Houzz Design and Customer Service Awards

March 3rd, 2016 Posted in Powell News | Comments Off on Powell Construction Wins Houzz Design and Customer Service Awards

Powell Construction of Corvallis
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

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Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World.

Corvallis, Oregon January 31, 2016 – Powell Construction of Corvallis, Oregon has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” as well as “Influencer and Recommended” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 25-year old design and build remodeling firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

In addition to these yearly awarded categories, Powell Construction received the Influencer and Recommended badges. The Influencer badge is given to companies whose advice and knowledge communicated through posts and comments are most appreciated by the Houzz community, and the Recommended badge is awarded to only top-rated professionals.

We are honored to receive this award from Houzz and will continue to strive to design gorgeous kitchens and bathrooms for our clients. Our team loves designing and building spaces that make a difference in the lives of our clients. We appreciate the recognition the Houzz community gives us for not only our design but also our customer service and care of our clients throughout the process.

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Powell Construction voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
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About Powell Construction
Powell Construction is a full service “design and build” company specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Thoughtful design and attention to detail help to create spaces unique to their clients’ needs. They combine design and quality custom construction under one roof to provide you with peace of mind knowing that one company will guide you through the entire process. From the beginning steps of the design stage, through completion of construction, Powell Construction takes the stress and guesswork out of home remodeling. Since Powell Construction specializes in remodeling, their professional craftsmen are trained to work in your home. Skilled craftsmanship, courteous service, and attention to cleanliness and security are their hallmarks.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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