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Addition Makes Room for Gourmet Kitchen Remodel

Jo Koenig

 The owners of this south Salem home were hoping to remodel their cramped and dated kitchen. They weren’t sure what their options were, and wondered if they could get the amenities they wanted while staying within their budget. Their wish list included state of the art appliances, a walk-in pantry, and beautiful finishes.

"Before" remodeling began

  C&R Remodeling designed an addition that would provide plenty of extra room for their new kitchen. C&R also did careful budget management in tandem with the design so the homeowners could get what they wanted for a comfortable investment. (Without this important aspect of budgeting along with design, sometimes the design can outstrip a client’s investment target.)

Computerized 3-D Renderings

Part of the design process included 3-D animation of the proposed new spaces. This allowed the homeowners to virtually “walk around” the new kitchen to see how it would feel and function.

When designing an addition, the goal is to make sure the new construction blends seamlessly with the existing house. When this addition was completed, it looked like it was a part of the original house.  The kitchen and main living spaces are upstairs, so the area on the ground floor provided an extra bonus space for a man cave.

Exterior view of the addition in progress


During the deconstruction phase, even the homeowner’s son enjoyed getting in on the action.

Remodeling in progress: making order out of chaos.

The completed kitchen features Cherry stained cabinets on the perimeter of the kitchen and a dark stained  cherry island.  The contrast is striking, especially  when combined with the contrasting countertops.  The original kitchen had  one skylight; the new kitchen now has three and the area is filled with natural light.

The microwave opens like a drawer and is  conveniently located in the central island.

A commercial grade gas cooking range is complemented by a custom tile mosaic backsplash and convenient potfiller.

Homeowners Kent & Julie Meier love their new kitchen and enjoy telling others about their C&R Remodeling experience.

If you would like to discover how easy and affordable a new kitchen addition can be, our free remodeling seminar is a great place to start. Plan to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning learning what it takes to make a great remodel. We’d love to share our secrets with you!

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Since 1961, C&R Remodeling has been providing the look and livability homeowners want at a price they can afford. Our specialties include kitchens, bathrooms, additions, decks, patio covers, and whole house makeovers.

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From the initial meeting with Beth to the closeout visit, working with C&R was a pleasure. Beth listened, offered advice, and was willing to work within our budget. Every worker who came to our home was punctual, courteous, and cleaned up each day. We truly could not have asked for a better experience!
Nancy B
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Staff were so skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. The design team was so easy to work with and immediately saw our vision. The result is so beautiful! We highly recommend this company, you will never be disappointed.
Dick and Joi Hayden
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Excellent service and workmanship. We could not be happier with our kitchen remodel. Beth helped design the perfect kitchen and our Lead Carpenter completed the work in a timely and professional manner. Everyone we came in contact with at C&R was great—we are already working with them on a second project!
Roslyn Owen
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C & R did a kitchen remodel for us November-December 2021.  From start to finish, they provided EXCELLENT service.  Beth guided us expertly through making decisions on products and design.  Mark led their team of professionals to expertly …
Christy Austin
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We just completed a remodel of a 1980 sunroom to utility room, as well as expanding the downstairs bedroom, bath, half bath and closet and are thrilled with the result. It was a pleasure to work with C & R. We were so impressed with the …
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