Entries by Jo Koenig

When Does Whole House Remodeling Make Sense?

Sometimes, a new kitchen and bathroom is all that’s needed to make a house feel completely transformed. However, not all houses fit into that category. Sometimes, a house has to be completely gutted and rebuilt to achieve the desired result. Situated in a beautiful beach front location, this home was the perfect example of the […]

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. […]

Accessibility Made Beautiful: Bathroom of the Future

Everyone agrees—there’s no place like home, which seems to hold true especially true as we get older. According to AARP, 85% of adults age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they age. Among younger people age 50 to 64, 71% are already thinking about how they might age in place. […]

How to Rock a Not-White Kitchen

An Organic Approach to Kitchen Cabinets Yes, white kitchens continue to be very popular, but not everyone is crazy about white. Fortunately, there are some really awesome on-trend alternatives that will also stand the test of time. Painted cabinets are an obvious option, but when it comes to making a personal statement, it is hard […]

And the Winner Is… C&R Remodeling!

Remodeler’s Big 50 Award At the recent National Remodeler’s Summit in New Orleans, C&R owners Beth Rhoades and Andrew Lethin were inducted into the REMODELING BIG50 for 2018.  This award honors 50 remodeling companies that have raised the bar for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their communities or the industry […]

How to Pack a Lot in a Small Kitchen

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

The Kitchen With Wood, Warmth, and the Wow Factor

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]