This Oregon City home built in 1991 featured several large rooms but they did not flow particularly well. The homeowners wanted to open up the floor plan for a more inviting feel and functional space.
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This Oregon City home built in 1991 featured several large rooms but they did not flow particularly well. The homeowners wanted to open up the floor plan for a more inviting feel and functional space. They contracted with FBS for design-build services, enabling us to begin demolition and reveal the weight-bearing walls before consulting an engineer to help plan the remodel. This sequence paid off because we discovered that the home had not been built exactly in line with the original plans.
Once the engineer specified the structural components, we used design software to create a floor plan that reflected the customer's goals. With the building permit in hand, we began major renovations in the kitchen and master bathroom, updates to the hall bath and construction of a new laundry room. As the projects progressed, the owners decided to transform a wood-burning stove into an elegant stone-faced, double-sided gas fireplace, and to include a decorative handrail that opened up the stairway to the second floor. In the main floor living area, we installed half walls between load-bearing posts; not only did they help define spaces without compromising the open floor plan, but they enabled us to include adequate electrical plugs and switches. Custom columns turned the functional structural posts into an architectural feature, accented by custom wainscoting on the half walls. Upgraded and repositioned lighting improved the quality and quantity of light throughout the remodeled areas.
Most of the way through the demolition, we discovered damage from an old leak that required extensive framing repair. As in so many homes built at that time period, the plumbing supply was CPVC, which can become extremely brittle and fail. The owners opted to replace the plumbing with PEX supply lines throughout the entire house. We moved plumbing lines as necessary in alignment with the new floor plan and added new fixtures in all remodeled rooms.
Lake Oswego Kitchen and Bath helped design and supply all of the cabinetry with products that helped fulfil the customer's vision of light and elegant style. Quartz countertops capped all base cabinets. Varied tile work adds style, function and subtle beauty to flooring, shower pans, shower walls and backsplashes in the kitchen and baths. Stunning Acacia hardwood and neutral carpeting completed the flooring, tying together the gracious flow and pleasing details throughout the lovely and livable home.