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The Renovation is Done!

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Finished Kitchen
The renovation is pretty much done, or as done as such things get.   We are extremely pleased with the results of the project.   It is exactly what we envisioned. And the quality of the work is excellent, thanks to the patience and craftsmanship of our general contractor (and artist), John Mueller.

Starting today, we're going to show pictures of the completed project.   We'll alternate displaying the overall house with posts about our experiences with appliances, hardware, plumbing features, and design challenges.

We're going to start by taking a look at our new kitchen.

As you can see, the top picture features the built in refrigerator, can lighting, and built in stove and microwave.

The bottom picture features the laminate counter top, sink, and cabinetry.

The colors in the picture, as is often the case in photographs, are deceptive.    The clay wall color is much more subtle than the glowing orange it appears in the picture.  The black of the appliances and counter top are not the severe contrast that they appear in the picture.

The colors all work together extremely well.

The clay is a continuation of the living room wall color.   The black picks up the black of the VCT tile in the living room.   The green introduces another fun color into our palette.

We owe it all to our wonderful color consultant, Deb Allstott of Home Matters in La Grande.

The sink and appliances are nice, but we are not entirely satisfied with any of them. We'll have more on that later.

We are very pleased with our new layout.   It is so nice to have space between the refrigerator and the range.

What we love perhaps the most are the cabinets which were custom made by Tom Woodruff of Woodruff Custom Furniture and Cabinetry.   He did a wonderful job.   The cabinets matched the style of other cabinetry in the house so everything blends together seamlessly.

We'll have more details about the renovation and more examples of John, Deb, and Tom's work in the weeks ahead.

Stay tuned.

Deb Allstott helps us select colors and shades.

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Deb Allstott Picture

Deb Allstott is our color consultant and window treatment expert.

Deb, who owns Home Matters in La Grande, Oregon, has been a life saver when it has come to picking colors for our renovation.

Though we were comfortable selecting the colors for our living room area, the rest of the house was too much of a challenge. This was especially true with the hard surfaces where it's not "just a can of paint".

Deb has an excellent eye for color and has been invaluable in helping us find colors that are dramatic while working well with the colors we've already selected.

If you happen to live in the La Grande area and need help figuring out colors, give Deb a call.

You can find her at:

Home Matters - Deb Allstott
1115 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
541-624-2333

Progress Report: The master bedroom and bath get painted.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Sheetrock Progress Report


We spent the past week painting.

The walls and ceiling of the new master bedroom and bath have three coats of fresh paint.  What a lot of work!

We are deeply grateful to Deb Allstott, from Home Matters in La Grande, for helping us select our colors.   She was a sanity saver.

Our final choices were Benjamin Moore "Palace White" for the ceiling in both the master bedroom and bath, Benjamin Moore "Somerville Red" for the master bedroom walls, and Miller Paint "Caper Tree" for the master bathroom as well as the original bath.

We love the results, and would highly recommend Deb for help with color selection.

Home Matters – Deb Allstott
1115 Adams Ave
La Grande, OR 97850
541-624-2333