Oh, the joy! You’re finally going to demo your dated kitchen cabinets and invest in a roomful of custom wenge—or cherry or lyptus—doors and drawers. Oregon Home asked kitchen remodelers, custom cabinetmakers, a cabinet installer and a cabinet hardware maven to open up about how to ensure that your kitchen cabinets cook up the look—and function—you want.
Maybe it’s time to spin the color wheel again and energize your too-neutral interiors. Before you start adding more swatches to your paint chip collection, note this expert advice. Oregon Home asked interior designers, color consultants and professional painters to draw on their work with clients to give you a formula for successfully picking colors that work.
You’re really going to rent scaffolding to paint the vaulted ceiling in your Great Room? Before you start painting through the blades of your ceiling fan, educate yourself about what makes for a top-notch paint job. Oregon Home asked two interior designers and three professional painters for inside info about homeowners’ typical brushes with paint. Man, they let it roll!
Marble. Granite. Travertine. If these materials are the stuff of your dreams, you must be on the tile circuit with high hopes of finding an amazing natural material to turn into a countertop or floor. Oregon Home talked with a couple of stone sellers, stone fabricators and interior designers to set you up for tilework that will thrill you long after its grout dries.
Yeah, you got a deal on that huge round window, but are you sure you want to muck up your turn-of-the-century house with it? We talked with an architectural salvager, two restoration contractors, an architect and the executive director of the Architectural Heritage Center about how to balance remodeling with respect for your old house.