Karen Smuland is a registered architect and LEED AP in Bend, Oregon, who specializes in the design of custom homes, remodels and additions. Karen is committed to creating each home to be an authentic, distinctive place that unites your needs, lifestyle and values with the unique characteristics of the site, and to ultimately improve your daily living experience as well as your property’s value.

Services Provided
Architectural design for custom residences: additions, remodels and new construction

Areas Served
Oregon, Washington, Alaska
Contact: Karen Smuland
Location: 1532 NW Harmon Blvd
Bend, OR 97701
License Number: 6767
Commented: Family room too dark One thing that would help is better lighting. More indirect lighting like the wall wash fixture over the fireplace. Lamps will also help. They are hard to use with sectionals, so your new furniture plan...
November 10, 2014 in Design Dilemma  
Commented: Should we use interior pine or vinyl windows with alder trim? You can match the pine window to the alder with the right stain-it is done all the time. Have an experienced painter help you or do several samples on a piece of pine before you stain the windows. The...
November 10, 2014 in Design Dilemma  
Commented: Help with kitchen planning and design I would definitely remove the bearing wall to open the kitchen. You can support the load by placing a beam with posts down to the basement/foundation. Can't tell without a floor plan, but you might be...
March 6, 2014 in Design Dilemma  
Karen Smuland Architect, LLC started a discussion in Photo Questions: Love the cabinet edge pulls.
January 21, 2015
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