Why Powell Construction?

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

“We want to say a very large and well-deserved “Thank you” for all the great work you have done for us as we converted a 1950’s home into a 2010’s home.

From leading us through the various stages of design and decision-making, to the deconstruction of the old and the emergence of the new, you all were there for us. You helped us stay on track and explained the process every step of the way.

We really appreciate the documentation you did along the way. We knew the cost of every step, when it was scheduled, and when the schedule had to be altered — never any surprises.

We can’t really thank you enough for all you have done for us through all our projects!”

— Will & Cathy Summers

Historic Home Renovation – Corvallis, Oregon

This home was built in 1906 and has had a multitude of renovations over the years. Consequently, the original kitchen was long gone. While many would want to recreate a turn-of-the-century look, our clients wanted a completely contemporary Kitchen. Integrating this into the rest of the home was our design challenge.

We copied the vintage architectural columns in the Living Room as supports for the new island, re-used existing vintage doors and refinished them to look new, and used Marmoleum flooring throughout the new space to give a nod to the past.

contemporary kitchen, 1900s home, Corvallis, Oregon

In addition to a modern look, the clients wanted a Kitchen that was efficient and easy to care for. To this end, we designed a custom glass panel backsplash using architectural glass (no grout!), Caesarstone countertops, and flat-slab cabinet doors and drawers made of maple, one of the hardest and most evenly patterned woods.

Marmoleum, Caesarstone, architectural glass, Corvallis, Oregon

The fireplace in the Dining Room also received a make-over in this remodel project. The styles and finishes of the vintage overmantel and the fireplace surround did not match. Also, the clients really did not care for the tile hearth.

They loved the overmantel cabinet, however, so we designed a new mantel surround of white oak to match this piece. A new gas insert was added for a cleaner and safer fireplace. The new hearth was created from Caesarstone slab “Oyster,” the same material used for the Kitchen countertops, to help tie these rooms together. With all the final pieces together, it’s really quite lovely!

Craftsman fireplace mantelpiece, Corvallis, Oregon


BEFORE View of Kitchen

BEFORE View of Dining Room Fireplace