Entries by Jo Koenig

How to Make a Small Kitchen Roomy and Efficient

Dysfunctional Kitchen Updated With Clever Design The original kitchen in this 1930’s era home had received minor updates over the years. But the floor plan was still awkward and inefficient. The homeowner did her best to create more storage by using baskets tucked in corners and bags hung on the walls. Unfortunately, no matter what […]

Bathroom Remodeling: To Tub or Not to Tub?

“Do We Really Have to Keep the Tub?” Homeowners puzzle over whether they need a tub or if they can have what they really want–a drop dead awesome tile shower. In the past, the advice was to make sure there was at least one tub somewhere in the house–for resale value. But times have changed […]

6 Fabulous Features for Your Dream Bathroom

When you are ready to remodel, be sure to explore upgrades that can make your bathroom something really special. Here are six features that many homeowners consider when planning their remodel. You might be tempted to incorporate all six, but it’s totally depends on your space, your budget, and your lifestyle. Even one or two […]

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. […]

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 to Revive a Master Bathroom

When It’s Time To Remodel It is easy to become accustomed to ‘things as they are’ without recognizing how much our homes might be aging. The sad truth is that all houses age–and some parts age less gracefully than others. If you happen to have a fiberglass shower or tub, you know exactly what we […]

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. […]

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 […]