Entries by Jo Koenig

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 […]

Beautifully Remodeled Kitchen Expands Small Space

Ready to Remodel A successfully orchestrated kitchen remodel can completely upgrade the livability of a home and this project is a great example. A compact house with a tiny kitchen, this was the perfect setting for a complete redesign. C&R Designers worked with the homeowner to determine her needs, hopes, and budget parameters. The result […]

Create the Dream Staycation Location

Your Private Get Away Summer weather has finally arrived in Oregon and along with the warmer temperatures come thoughts of vacation planning and “getting away from it all”.  But what if you could substitute the time and effort spent traveling with more days of total relaxation via a dream “Staycation”? The secret is to create a […]

Seven Stellar Ways to Jazz Up Your Home

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

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel Hits Perfection

So Ready to Remodel For a long time, Holly and Damon Tindall had wanted to remodel their cramped, outdated kitchen. They knew that their existing kitchen functioned poorly and did not reflect their contemporary style. They dreamed of a bright, functional space that would enhance their enjoyment of home. When they finally felt confident in their […]

From Boring Bathroom to Bathing Bliss!

  Like many homes in the Willamette Valley, this bathroom included a compact fiberglass shower with a tight glass enclosure. Perfectly serviceable but hardly ideal. Homeowner Diane Elliott asked C&R to design and remodel her bathroom, including this shower. Art Mirrors Life in Custom Shower Design Diane is a textile artist and accomplished seamstress. She […]

Kitchen Remodel Goes Red, White and Beautiful!

Our Interior Designers consistently tell clients, “Always be true to yourself, and you will love the results.” This kitchen remodel reflects that motto. The owners of this Salem area ranch home had a long-standing appreciation of the classic white, black, and red color combination. So when C&R Designer Linda Stewart selected the new color palette, […]

May Home Decor Pop-Up Shop

C&R Remodeling together with Driftwood & Moss Interiors Invites You to Our Pop Up Shop Join us for this exciting two-day shopping event! Friday and Saturday, May 12th & 13th   11:00am to 3:00pm both days   C&R Design Studio 1160 Vista Ave SE, Salem   Discover home decor treasures and furnishings you won’t find […]

How to Maximize Your Kitchen Storage

What makes a great kitchen? Some might say miles and miles of counter and prep space. Others would insist it’s all about the best appliances money can buy. But everyone agrees that ample storage is absolutely crucial. If you don’t have enough storage, those miles and miles of countertops will end up being overcrowded by […]