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Common Challenges of An Older Kitchen (And How to Fix Them)

In current day, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home.  It’s where families and friends gather, meals are shared, homework is done, and memories are made.  Life 100 years ago was just a bit different, creating a disconnect between how our older kitchens were built and how we would like them to function in our busy lives today.

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5 Key Steps to a Thoughtful Addition

As the days get colder and indoor spaces become a priority, clients often contact us with a similar problem.  They need more room inside their house for their family! Living in an older home has its charms, from the historic woodwork to light fixtures. But what happens when form doesn’t meet function? Let’s face it, often in older homes we

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Built to Last: Remodeling While Salvaging Items From the Past

As a company that specializes in remodeling older homes, we’ve seen a lot over the years. Unfortunately, many of these homes were stripped of their original detailing from previous remodels. What were those people in the 80s thinking?! Fundamentally, we believe in integrity. In any house, vintage or contemporary, the spaces should integrate seamlessly into their surroundings. We do this

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Falling for Faucets: 5 Tips to Help You Find the “One”

As with all relationships, first impressions don’t always mean long term fit. What initially attracts you may turn into a lifetime of happiness or a series of frustrations. And as something you use every single day, you want to ensure your kitchen faucet is the best fit for you and your family. Here are Five Tips to help you navigate

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Contractor of the Year Award

National Association of the Remodeling Industry is gearing up for its’ annual award show.  Craftsman Design and Renovation has been a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry or NARI for 17 years. It is the only national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry and has chapters throughout the country. Every year NARI members compete for the

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Eat-In Breakfast Nook

If the heart of the home is the kitchen, then the heart of the kitchen is an eat-in nook. It is more than just some stools pulled up to an island, but rather a dedicated place to sit, conversate and enjoy a meal or work on a project. It conveys a sense of home, a place to gather and spend

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2018 Irvington Home Tour

Craftsman Design and Renovation is proud to be a part of the 36th annual Irvington Home Tour with this beautiful Craftsman home. Originally designed and built in 1910 by Robert Beat, this home had been neglected and was in need of some TLC! With careful design and planning, we were able to renovate and restore this home to its former

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2016 – Looking Forward

Besides marking our one-year move to a storefront office space on SE Belmont, we celebrate our 20 years of service, growth and teamwork.

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2012 – Creating a Brand

When one recognizable brand invites you to their table, you start to think, maybe you’ve achieved your own, if somewhat more modest, brand.

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2011 – Entering the Atomic Age

Featured on the 2011 Architectural Heritage Tour, our preservation work on this 1950s kitchen was significant for us on several levels.  It was our first client who had such a personal connection to the building’s construction.  The mother of one of the owner’s had designed the entire home, including Japanese-influenced kitchen cabinets, which were hand built.  We were tasked with restoring them, as well

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About Us

Craftsman Design and Renovation is a nationally recognized design-build remodeling company with contractors who have a passion for Portland’s older homes. We love our work and the association it offers us with like-minded people, who value the history, craftsmanship, and beauty of vintage homes.