Adventures in Remodeling, Part 3: The Kitchen
If you imagine your ideal kitchen, do you dream of a spacious room connected to the outdoors through a sunny breezeway that provides lots of storage?
In this 3rd chapter about our 1920 bungalow project, Arciform’s lead carpenters Jamie Whittaker & Eric Delph share stories about the kitchen addition, with all of its special touches.
Jamie tell us that this kitchen is the hub & heart of the home, a space for living & creating. It’s full of ideas from the whole team that became reality, but not without challenges.
Some of his favorite features: the two beautiful dutch doors, one leading to the new covered back porch & the other to the the side yard.
The custom kitchen table, which provides space for eating or lounging while watching a TV that can be concealed behind a drop-down panel in the wall.
Another favorite piece is the fridge. It started as a big, modern appliance & we “dressed it up” like a vintage cooler you might see in an old general store.
The spacious salvaged island provides plenty of room for family time, & the built-in storage has a pressed tin door panel to resemble a pie safe.
Eric lists the 1929 Magic Chef range as a gem. Our client bought it online from some distant state & had the seller store it while we remodeled. When our client called for delivery, he learned that the seller had passed away & the range could not be found! Our client had to fly someone down to find it & bring it home.
He also lists the large vintage sink as a favorite element, with its built-in double drainboards and legs.
Arciform & Versatile Wood Products Teams on this project included:
- Brad Horne, senior drafter, responsible for documentation & working with the city of Lake Oswego. We could not have done this without him.
- Marty Hegg did all the fixture & finish specifications.
- Principal Designer Anne De Wolf worked closely with the creative clients.
- PM Adam Schoeffel led the construction team, helped with detail development & found treasures like the kitchen island.
- Devin Morrow assisted with project logistics.
- Dave Thomas managed deconstruction, salvaged material organization & labeling, which was crucial.
- Eric Delph was our primary site lead! Among many contributions he personally co-designed (with the client) & constructed the garage storage & its icebox doors, & kept the crew on track.
- Jamie Whittaker was our co-site lead, chief of special projects & master of craftsmanship.
- David Gamble built the cabinetry, walnut kitchen table & worked on the salvaged table & fridge panels.
- Dan Brindusesc & Eric Voss built the exterior doors & did sash work on the stained glass windows.
- Rene Flannigan & Brent Dickey did all specialty finishes on the salvaged table, wine cellar door & panels in the garage.
Thanks to our wonderful, creative & inspiring clients, we were all able to do what we love to do!
If you missed part 1 or 2 of this series, check them out here.
Professional photos by Photo Art Portraits & Blankeye.