Entries by Jo Koenig

Master Bathroom Becomes Spa Retreat

It is always a pleasure to remodel well-built homes, as was the case with this McNary Estates project. Homeowners Walt and Doris asked C&R to renovate their master bathroom. Initial planning focused on replacing the existing fiberglass shower. They felt the shower size felt a bit out of scale with the rest of the spacious […]

Bathroom Remodel With Dazzling Details in Salem, Oregon

It Began With a Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Seminar Before remodeling their hall bathroom, Gary and Joyce attended C&R’s Kitchen & Bath Seminar. They learned a great deal about design, material options, budgeting, planning, and construction considerations. They also viewed inspiring “before & after” photos and left feeling empowered and confident. Collaboration is the Key […]

Kitchen Remodel With Traditional Flair

Wayne and Mary Ann have always loved their home. It was the place where they formed wonderful memories as a young family. It is now the place where they celebrate life with their children, grandchildren, and countless friends. But much like the proverbial Velveteen Rabbit, memory-making exacted a toll on the kitchen. After all, it […]

8 Stellar Storage Solutions

The secret to meeting your varied storage needs is to efficiently use every inch of available space. Your home may feel small and inadequate now, but there are intriguing ways to add storage capacity and functionality. Check out some ideas we’ve gleaned from recent projects. 1. Repurpose existing space. You may actually have ample floor […]

C&R Designer Wins National Award

Cabana Design Brings Katya Grisaffi National Recognition Every year, the Interior Design Society (IDS) holds the esteemed National Designer of the Year awards to recognize exceptional design and innovation. In January, C&R Remodeling Designer, Katya Grisaffi, was awarded first place in the 2014 Specialty Areas–Outdoor Rooms category. The competition was stiff, with the largest number of entrants […]

C&R Remodeling Renovates Historic Gaeity Hollow in Salem

Recently, the Lord & Schryver Conservancy asked C&R Remodeling to submit a bid for renovation work at the Gaiety Hollow site. The Conservancy wanted to be able to open the home and gardens to the public. We were intrigued by the project and very excited about restoring this historic Salem landmark. As we became more involved, we […]

6 Exciting Home Rejuvenation Ideas

Life presents inevitable transitions. Your needs change, responsibilities alter, and a new way of life blossoms. However, as you find yourself moving forward, does your house remain firmly trapped in the past? Your formerly adequate kitchen may no longer be an efficient, attractive place to cook and entertain. Perhaps your children are grown and you […]

C&R Remodeling Awarded “2014 Best of Houzz”

C&R Remodeling of Salem, Oregon has been awarded “Best of Remodeling” 2014 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The family-owned design and remodeling firm was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. According to Beth Rhoades, co-owner of C&R Remodeling, “Our entire team […]

2014 Mid-Valley Home Show in Salem, Oregon

The 37th annual Mid-Valley Home Show is a great way to kick off the year. The Homebuilders Association of Marion & Polk Counties have put together another great show and it’s happening this weekend, January 17th through 19th at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. With FREE admission and parking, this is a superior bargain for entertainment, education, and information gathering. C&R […]

2014 Awesome Remodeling List

Instead of torturing myself with New Year’s resolutions, I decided to create a “Now THAT Would Be Awesome!” list. It’s sort of like sitting around with friends and imagining what you’d do with your lottery winnings, only more in the realm of reality. For instance: If I had all of my Christmas shopping done by […]