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Remodeler’s Blog

For Oregonians and folks nationwide, Central Oregon getaways have long been sought-after as second homes. With continued travel and tourism booms, many new multi-family housing units have popped up in our region, but perhaps some of the most iconic, existing places, of which are located in the high desert family fairytale landscape of Sunriver, are due for some attention and TLC. Much has changed in the way of home design and style since many of these condos were first built. Bend Craftsmen Company recently updated a complete condominium in Sunriver and the transformation from a dated getaway to a restorative second...

With the twenty-first century came the open floor plan concept, in which the kitchen, lounge room and dining space were all spaciously connected. Largely, this has become the new building standard. As such, feng shui between each space is critical. For this Bend kitchen and living room revamp, improvements to flow, energy efficiency and upgrading a dated look were top priorities. All while maintaining the same, open floor plan footprint.  Through the front door, guests enter a cozy living room, originally lacking in storage, a heating source and space for media. To accommodate these contemporary needs, a custom built-in entertainment center,...

In a family home, the kitchen is often the nucleus for gathering. When its look becomes dated, this can throw off the spirit of the entire household. To keep a vibrant mood in this Sisters dwelling, a contemporary kitchen remodel to modernize color scheme, texture and appliances was commissioned. Using the same footprint, a variety of materials for contrast and depth were chosen.  First, to fully embrace the open floor plan, spatially limiting wing walls were removed. Then, to add warm grounding, a hickory hardwood floor was laid. Next, modern cabinets, dark and light, were installed, complimented by a light quartz...

Refreshing a home’s entrance is a great way to modernize and update the exterior aesthetic of a house. Afterall, the front door is the gateway to a person's most personal, cherished and sacred space - one’s home. An entrance motif has the power to set the stage for a person’s experience while visiting, or, a residential experience while habitating.  Originally, this Tumalo ranch style home had an oversized slider for the entrance with little in the way of detail or depth. For an update, Bend Craftsmen Company used some tried and true rustic design features mixed with a stately flare to...

At Bend Craftsmen Company, we like to be able to offer flexible options when it comes to the design and pre-construction phase of your project. Depending on the scope of your project and what your budget allows, we can go about this very important process in a few different ways. PLAN DESIGN Do you already have permit drawings? A rough idea? No clue? Wherever you are at, we can offer a path to making your project a reality. While we do not have any “in-house” design staff, we do regularly work with several architects and designers to help come up with the design...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

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