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Update : SE 52nd Bungalow

Its been a productive and fast paced spring at the bungalow on Mt. Tabor.

Siding is on, drywall is up and getting finished, wiring is temped in. Now, it is all gearing up for the finishing touches! Paint, fixtures, cabinetry, tile and more.

We took a quick stop-in to check out the job site yesterday. During the walk through, we kept marveling at the beauty and change that we saw throughout. Here are a couple of before and after snaps. Transformation abounds.

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Kitchen and 3 bath remodels SW Portland SBaird Design

SBaird Design just completed this kitchen and 3 baths for a home in SW Portland. New oak floors, wall colors, cabinets, counters, lighting and opened kitchen to dining room. New tile, plumbing fixtures and cabinets in baths.

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Sofa and lighting by SBaird Design

Lighting manufactured by Ingo Maurer in entry, Flos in living room, bedroom, kitchen and George Nelson over dining room table.

Sofa from Look Modern.


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Interior colors, furniture and fence for a home in NE Portland

Swiss Coffee OC 45 by Benjamin Moore – Walls

Cotton Balls OC 122 by Benjamin Moore – Trim


Furniture purchased at Look Modern, sofa, stereo credenza, love seat and desk

Rug purchased at Kush


New garage door and new fence ( design by SBaird Design )



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update on manzanita project

sign on property for precision home and hardscape – general contractor and my company


the roof has been taking off, rain has intruded, the hole in the floor is where the old chimney was, the blue tape is the size of the new windows that will be installed soon.


we started sanding the beams so that we could see what happened when the stain was removed

all of the siding is removed now


the original tile floor in the entry which we intend to keep



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Alameda Remodel is Complete!

After six months of schematic design, design development, demolition, framing, rough-ins, drywall, cabinetry, painting, and finish work, our Alameda kitchen remodel & master bath addition is complete.

Keeping the kitchen update in line with the architectural and historical integrity of this 1928 home was paramount. To reconcile the owners’ desire for an open kitchen – a relatively contemporary concept – an arched opening was added, the radius of which matched the arch between the dining and living rooms.

The custom cabinetry and peninsula turned out beautifully – I love the elegance of the inset doors and exposed hinges. The sophisticated Eureka Calacatta marble counters add to a refined touch and the warm brown tones in the marble coordinate well with the reclaimed oak floors. Lastly, the period flushmount light fixture and pendant lights unify the kitchen to the house.

The color palette for the main floor consists of warm and inviting historical colors. Repainting the foyer, entry, hall, living room, dining room, and sunroom/office helped to marry the remodeled kitchen to the rest of the house. Likewise, refinishing the existing oak hardwoods when the new kitchen floor was laid, allowed for a seamless flow between rooms.

In contrast to the warm palette on the main floor, the colors chosen for the upper level are calming and cool. Walking into the master bedroom, one instantly feels a wave of serenity.

In order to accommodate the master bath addition, some space was taken away from the master bedroom and the existing closet and built-in dresser at the knee wall were taken out. A window and an etched glass pocket door allow for more natural light in the master suite. The large shower with white subway tile and a marble accent band is lovely. The custom vanity, medicine cabinets, and cabinets in the WC look so elegant with the marble counters.

This home has such a sophisticated, warm, welcoming feel after the graceful transformations of the kitchen remodel and master bath addition. The homeowners are thrilled with the results. And I am so grateful to have worked with such genuinely kind clients.

kitchen detail with arch to match existing elsewhere in home, reconfigured doorways

marble counters, fisher paykel dishwasher on left, under mount sink, new hardwood floors in kitchen

new kitchen opened up to dining room, cabinet faced refrigerator, gas stove, custom cabinetry

new living room color

new office/sunroom wall color

vanity in master bath with marble counter, under mount sink and new window

water closet with storage

walk in shower with bench, two shower heads, subway tile with marble detail

master bedroom with entrance to new bath, new wall color

detail of pocket door to master bath with frosted glass

new master bedroom drapes

detail of foyer color

details of stairwell and entry color


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Alameda Progress – Week 9

I’m consistently amazed at the progress at our weekly on-site progress meetings.  Vermont Danby marble counter tops are being installed tomorrow in the kitchen, master bath, and hall bath.  The master bath window is in, the master bedroom walls are painted, tile work in the master bath is in progress, and new custom doors have been installed.

Next:  more painting, cabinet painting, hardware, tile, and hardwood floor refinishing




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