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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April 16, 2014
Jay Langford wrote:
Microwave location - where is the microwave?
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The owner chose not to have one. If she changes her mind there's an outlet in the pantry cabinet.
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March 7, 2014
msorkinl wrote:
What was the approximate cost of the project?
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$70K to $80K
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December 22, 2013
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It's a custom stain so I'm afraid I don't have the answer to that.
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October 28, 2013
sewfinw wrote:
Thanks for including the "before" pictures. Great perspective . - It's inspiring.
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Thanks very much.
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October 6, 2013
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Kitchen light info?
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It's the Classic Schoolhouse shade from Rejuvenation. www.rejuvenation.com
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May 29, 2013
Carole wrote:
Love the backsplash tile. Who makes this?
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Heath Ceramics, in Sausalito CA.
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February 14, 2013
pcfromdc wrote:
Who made the doors? Are they custom?
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Yes, they are custom. But made by Marvin.
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February 3, 2013
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And what kind of material is it?
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Cherry wood.
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January 13, 2013
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The room is 10 x 22.
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November 18, 2012
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Bars & Booths (www.barsandbooths.com)
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June 25, 2012
eyebrow wrote:
What is wall color?
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Philadelphia Cream by Benjamin Moore.
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June 22, 2012
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.
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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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Cream walls, blue tile. Cherry cabinets look warm and welcoming with blue tile, cream walls and wood floors. An apron-front farmhouse sink and a schoolhouse light fixture are charming vintage touches.

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