Wilshire Kitchen, Portland (Photo: Matt Niebuhr) transitional kitchen
 

Wilshire Kitchen, Portland (Photo: Matt Niebuhr)

Designed for a 1930s Portland, OR home, this kitchen remodel aims for a clean, timeless sensibility without sacrificing the space to generic modernism. Cherry cabinets, Ice Stone countertops and Heath tile add texture and variation in an otherwise sleek, pared down design. A custom built-in bench works well for eat-in breakfasts. Period reproduction lighting, Deco pulls, and a custom formica table root the kitchen to the origins of the home.
All photos by Matt Niebuhr. www.mattniebuhr.com
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Jay Langford wrote:
Microwave location - where is the microwave?
   Comment   last Wednesday
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The owner chose not to have one. If she changes her mind there's an outlet in the pantry cabinet.
last Wednesday at 9:17pm   
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msorkinl wrote:
What was the approximate cost of the project?
   Comment   March 7, 2014
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$70K to $80K
March 12, 2014 at 4:30pm   
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shooks10 wrote:
Floor - What is the stain color on the floor?
   Comment   December 22, 2013
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It's a custom stain so I'm afraid I don't have the answer to that.
December 22, 2013 at 8:33pm   
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sewfinw wrote:
Thanks for including the "before" pictures. Great perspective . - It's inspiring.
   Comment   October 28, 2013
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Thanks very much.
October 28, 2013 at 8:09pm     
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albart wrote:
Can lighting - What size and bulb type did you use? My space is 10x19 and I am struggling with assuring I have enough light
   Comment   October 6, 2013
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The lights are 4" recessed downlights with incandescent bulbs. Hope that helps.
October 8, 2013 at 5:59pm   
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Where are they from?
October 27, 2013 at 6:29am   
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Carole wrote:
Love the backsplash tile. Who makes this?
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Heath Ceramics, in Sausalito CA.
May 29, 2013 at 11:58am   
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pcfromdc wrote:
Who made the doors? Are they custom?
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Yes, they are custom. But made by Marvin.
March 4, 2013 at 7:50pm   
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Lisa Velie wrote:
Love the cabinet's - What color are they? Who makes them? Where can I get them? Thanks
   Comment   February 3, 2013
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And what kind of material is it?
June 1, 2013 at 1:31pm   
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Cherry wood.
June 1, 2013 at 3:48pm   
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dldethmers wrote:
Dimensions - Hello, love this. I was wondering how wide the room was. Thank you
   Comment   January 13, 2013
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The room is 10 x 22.
January 23, 2013 at 11:48am   
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jmccall310 wrote:
Table? - Where is this table from?
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Bars & Booths (www.barsandbooths.com)
November 18, 2012 at 9:38am   
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eyebrow wrote:
What is wall color?
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Philadelphia Cream by Benjamin Moore.
December 20, 2012 at 9:05pm   
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Gaurav Singhmar wrote:
Who makes the ceiling fixture?
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Gaurav, it's from Rejuvenation. www.rejuvenation.com. It's the Thurman Classic.
June 22, 2012 at 5:13pm   
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The layout of the renovated kitchen is essentially a refinement of the previous kitchen's floor plan. The space is still galley style, set off from the dining room, and runs through to the back of the house. Including the breakfast area, the entire kitchen is about 225 square feet. Gray-blue Heath Ceramics tile and recycled glass countertops add visual texture to the otherwise streamlined space. Durable oak flooring was chosen to match the existing flooring in the rest of the house. Cabinetry: custom cherry, designed by the architect, fabricated by Wolf & Son; backsplash: Blue Fog, Heath Ceramics; countertop: IceStone
12. Connected, Open Oregon RemodelThe family needed a kitchen with space to accommodate their three home-schooled children, and that would still feel connected to the rest of their house. With an added retro breakfast nook and classic and durable materials that embrace the home's midcentury roots, the kitchen is now a family-friendly space that'll last for many years to come.

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