Entries by Jo Koenig

Knockout Kitchen with Warm Wood Cabinets

These homeowners wanted more light, more room, and more style in their kitchen. No problem! We created a design that called for knocking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room and replacing the old window with a larger one. New tuxedo cabinets (different colors on perimeter and island) and Soapstone countertops turned this […]

How Open Concept Transformed This Hilltop Home

The backstory: When the owners of this Salem, Oregon hillside home approached C&R about renovating their kitchen and living areas, their main goal was to open everything up, both within and without. They wanted to take better advantage of the expansive city view as well as make the interior space a much more pleasant environment. […]

Making a House Feel Like Home

What are the chances that the new house you buy will suit you perfectly? In truth, the odds are pretty low. This couple bought a home that fulfilled nearly every one of their wishes—except for the kitchen and great room. The finishes were not their style, and the floor plan needed some re-working. But they […]

How to Upscale a Builder-Grade Home

Builder-grade finishes are designed to be adequate, but rarely do they provide a ‘Wow’ factor. These homeowners were tired of living with the builder’s choice of Oak cabinets, black appliances, and less than optimal use of space in both the kitchen and master bathroom. C&R Design + Remodel to the Rescue C&R helped them with […]

6 Fabulous Features for Your Dream Bathroom

Get ready to incorporate some, or all these fabulous features in your bathroom remodel. You’ll soon be enjoying a blissful spa-like experience!   1) Barrier Free Tile Shower How is a barrier free shower different from a regular shower? The entry point is constructed with recessed floor framing. This eliminates the typical 4-6” threshold. No […]

How C&R Design/Remodel Rocked This Kitchen!

Retro appeal with contemporary amenities These homeowners purchased a World War II era home as newlyweds. At that time, the vintage cabinets and sequestered kitchen/nook felt charming and homey. But after their first child was born, they began to view things in a different light. With the imminent arrival of child number two, they contacted […]

Is It Better to Remodel or Move to a New House?

One Couple’s Story This North Salem couple felt very dissatisfied with how their ranch-style house looked and functioned. They assumed their only choice was to relocate to a newer house with better amenities. After spending months looking at houses, they realized that their current property location simply could not be replicated. Also, they discovered that […]

How to Revive a Master Bathroom

When It’s Time To Remodel It is easy to become accustomed to ‘things as they are’ without recognizing how much our homes might be aging. The sad truth is that all houses age–and some parts age less gracefully than others. If you happen to have a fiberglass shower or tub, you know exactly what we […]

How to Safely Remove a Bearing Wall

It looks so easy on TV, right? The designer points at a wall and tells the construction crew to demolish it. But this could be one of those scenarios that should come with the disclaimer: “Don’t Try This At Home!” Especially if the wall in question is a load-bearing wall. If you are longing for […]

Remodeling Concludes with the Perfect Porch

After having C&R remodel their kitchen, remodel their bathrooms, and build a new deck, these homeowners asked us to tackle one final project. Build a porch. They had always wished their house provided shelter from the elements for their front door and the guests who entered there. But they worried that a poorly designed addition […]