One of the larger projects to come out of the shop, this included cabinetry throughout the home as part of an extensive remodel. The house is set into a steep lot, and the remodel design by Nir Pearlson Architect took advantage of abundant natural light, and turned a challenging multilevel floor plan into a living space comfortable for day-to-day use that is also open and inviting for entertaining. Dining room buffet- Master bedroom wardrobe- A design of David Schmitz, the wardrobe features a mixture of drawers, open shelves, and clothes hangers concealed behind cherry sliding doors. It was a minor miracle to have found a single piece of cherry for the bottom row of drawer faces (thank you Tree Products), and the continuity of the grain unifies the base of the wardrobe. Master bath vanity- Appleply laundry cabinets-
A bathroom remodel, designed by engage:ARCHITECTURE, that features mirrored medicine cabinets backlit by LED's, and cherry vanity cabinet and tub panels. The lighting design is outstanding; and in addition to the visual element, the toe kick lights enhance nighttime accessibility by lighting the floor with a low-intensity source.
Who puts carpet in a water closet? Not the current owner, but it was like that when they moved in and it must have been original to the house. The master suite has a open floor plan and the bedroom and bath spaces share a room, but are separated by a bank of closets. The floor plan gives a spacious feeling to the room, but the lack of more obvious boundaries (such as doors) to delineate the various spaces within the suite made it difficult to decide where to draw the lines. The project budget ultimately decided how far to go with the tile; and I replaced the carpet with tile in the water closet and in front of the vanity for a nice update to the master bath, not to mention a more sanitary and practical floor covering for such a location. The layout of the new maple cabinets was basically the same, but tweaked to accommodate a second sink with drawers worked in below the plumbing for added storage. The client and I picked a manufactured stone remnant at a local yard and had the sinks under mounted.
A before and after image of a small bathroom remodel (pictures taken from different perspectives). The homeowner wanted to update the look of the small guest bathroom by adding tile to the floor, wainscot to the walls, and custom vanity cabinet and medicine cabinet trim. To the left of the vanity, a panel door on a push latch opens to reveal a bit of hidden storage. The homeowner liked the look and space saving of using a one-piece vanity sink/top, but we were both unimpressed with the quality of the off-the-shelf cabinets. The cabinets we found were made overseas using materials that would not hold up well in the moist conditions of a bathroom. The prefab cabinets look nice in the show room, but after a few years of being exposed to normal use in a humid environment, the mdf (or whatever the fiber press board material) begins to swell and flake the paint, and the hardware begins to loose its grip and pull out of the doors and face frame. As they say, the cheap becomes expensive. This vanity cabinet was made with poplar grown right here in Oregon, and finished with a high quality, low-VOC alkyd paint that will wear well in a bathroom. All three drawers are usable to maximize storage capacity, and the top two are U-shaped to accommodate the the plumbing drain assembly. In a small space like this, sneaky storage goes a long way to making things feel bigger than they really are.