Blythe + Peter
Kitchen + Bath Renovation
Thankfully no one was home when an electrical fire destroyed much of the interior of this SE Portland home. After the damage was done, Blythe + Peter took the opportunity to upgrade their kitchen + master bath. The result is a streamlined but historically sensitive renovation of a classic Craftsman home.
For the kitchen, the plan was to lighten and open up the room, and provide better flow from kitchen to dining and back yard—important for a family with 3 kids. The layout stayed close to the original, but slight tweaks made a big difference. A larger opening between kitchen and dining improves flow. A wall of gray-green tile at the sink adds both visual interest and high function, with room for open shelving. A built-in ceiling-to-counter hutch flanks the tiled wall, and is a good space for storing dishware. Custom cabinetry with multi-function inserts obviates the need for heavy overhead cabinets at the peninsula, so the kitchen stays open without sacrificing storage. At the bath, lemony-green custom tile and skylights make for a serene spa-like space. A double vanity is a bonus, as is an extra-large shower.