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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 Its narrow galley design, hard to reach cabinets and shelves, limited counter space, outdated appliances, and accessibility issues all needed an overhaul.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.

Kitchen Island

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.


Kitchen After

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

best of 2016houzz-badges

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


Custom closet

30's bathroom


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Visit Powell Construction at the Albany Home & Remodel Show

September 24th, 2015 Posted in Powell News | Comments Off on Visit Powell Construction at the Albany Home & Remodel Show

Powell Construction invites you to visit with us at the 21st Annual Albany Home & Remodel Show on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Drop by after work on Friday, or bring the whole family on Saturday and Sunday to the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. Learn more about the event, or take a look at the floorplan on Willamette Valley Production’s website—you can find us at booth number 321. We have included our eTicket to print that grants you free admission to this year’s Home Show. We can’t wait to see you there!


Kitchen Remodel by Powell Construction

Kitchen Remodel by Powell Construction

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Kitchen Expansion

August 28th, 2015 Posted in Kitchen Expansion, Remodeling Projects | Comments Off on Kitchen Expansion

This beautiful North Corvallis home gained an open feel without adding any square footage. Many clients have homes with similar layouts, and desire a more open and modern living/entertaining experience. This transformation is a great example of how joining existing rooms can have a big impact on the function of a home’s core living spaces.

kitchen after expansion

Kitchen after expansion

Before photo of remodel


The home previously had a small galley kitchen, a carpeted dining room, and a family room with a fireplace. The homeowners found all these separate rooms to be inconvenient. Plus, they found that they never used their dining room. The existing finishes appeared disconnected and dark with wood paneling, older brick, and carpet in hard to clean areas. The family desired a larger kitchen for entertaining and storage, an open flow between rooms, and hardwood throughout.

Geriba Beach Granite Island

Geriba Beach Granite countertops

To open up the home, we removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and also expanded the opening in the wall between the kitchen and family room. Custom maple cabinets, Geriba Beach Granite, and red oak floors were installed to add warmth to the design. The play of natural colors in the kitchen is inviting, and starkly contrasts what was there prior. Adding windows into the backyard gives the kitchen more natural light, while improving the view of the unique tiered back yard, thus providing a great opportunity for the homeowners to showcase their award-winning dahlia collection.

Two rooms combined into one

New island sits in location of previous wall, between kitchen and dining room

Small kitchen expanded into dining room

Before (Wall/cabinetry on left were replaced by island)

Dining room before expansion

Before (Kitchen was expanded into this dining room space)

The generous island seats six and serves as the dining room table. The pendant lights over the island by Quoizel in their Uptown Living Collection add whimsy and modernity to the kitchen, as does the Sonneman Candela Tulip pendant over the sink. The stainless steel Broan hood complements the pendent fixtures and the Schuab cabinet pulls.

Large Kitchen island with Granite Countertops

A large island is perfect for entertaining

Before photo of kitchen


After all this was complete, there was still one aspect of the home that needed a facelift. We then updated the fireplace to match the cabinets in the kitchen. This provided a unifying flow between the spaces. The end result is an open and bright kitchen that is connected to the rest of the home, with warm finishes and modern amenities throughout!

Gas fireplace with maple mantle to match kitchen

New Gas Fireplace with Maple Mantle to Match Kitchen Cabinets

fireplace before remodel


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Lodge Inspired Open Concept Floorplan in Corvallis

August 25th, 2015 Posted in Lodge Inspired Open Concept, Remodeling Projects | Comments Off on Lodge Inspired Open Concept Floorplan in Corvallis

When we first walked into this house we were struck by the contrasting perspective of a relatively large house that felt small because it had many small and dark rooms. The homeowners told us that their top priorities were to open up these spaces and let in more light to reveal a lodge inspired look. They hoped to make their home’s layout more functional for how they live and entertain.

open concept floorplan of lodge inspired home

Lodge Inspired Greatroom

Before wall removed to create open floorplan


The kitchen, dining, and living area were closed off from each other with a central load-bearing wall. We took out this tall wall and opened up the space, thereby adding architectural interest and creating a great room. The removal of the bearing wall required reframing of the exposed structural members of the existing skylights to accommodate the vaulted and wood-paneled ceiling. Posts were incorporated into the cabinetry to minimize their visual disruption of the space. One post was partially concealed with wine storage and additional cabinetry, while the other was integrated into a breakfast bar.

Eating bar replaced load bearing wall to visually open space

Eating Bar Replaced Load Bearing Wall

Wall demolished to create open floor plan

Before (Pictured Wall is Location of New Breakfast Bar)

Many Andersen wooden windows were added, including some higher windows in the gable, to let in more natural light and to capture the view of the tree- studded upward sloping backyard. A small sunroom had been on this end of the house, however, ironically it was rather dark. The new wall of windows illuminates the entire interior of the great room with natural light and transformed the sunroom into the homeowner’s favorite room in the house.


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

Dining Area with Sunroom in Background

Creating an open floorplan by removing walls

Before (Wall Between Dining Room and Sunroom)

Existing tile that had been installed zealously by the previous owners was roto-hammered out to make way for new Monocibec- Domus Aurea Porcelain 20×20 tile in both the sunroom and kitchen, and Kentwood Originals, Natural Maple Country Hardwood flooring elsewhere. Salmon colored Corian was replaced with Quantra “Truffle” quartz countertops. An eating bar is great for entertaining and for quick family meals on the go. New maple custom cabinetry was stained to match the existing cabinetry in the home to achieve a cohesive whole. A Kraus sink, Bosch range, Thermador hood, and GE dishwasher are the work horses of the kitchen.

Kitchen open to greatroom

Kitchen Open to Greatroom

Before demolition of load bearing wall in lodge style home


A woodstove was replaced with a Heat N Glo Fireplace in  Graphite w/ a clear face front and Cronin Rust Multicolor stone surround. The homeowners and their children all love to read and they find their new cozy seating area around the fireplace the perfect place to sit with a good book.

Andersen wood windows, skylights, and wood-paneled ceilings inspire a lodge style

Andersen Wood Windows, Skylights, and Wood-Paneled Ceilings Inspire a Lodge Style

Sometimes we come across a home with great “bones” and potential to become so much more than it is. This house revealed itself to be architecturally beautiful, whereby opening up the space and adding windows allows the play of light to dance on the newly finished surfaces. This design, that included an abundance of cabinetry for storage, generous counter space for food prep and entertaining, and natural lighting for reading and other activities, transformed previously disjointed spaces into a lodge inspired home for the whole family to enjoy!

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