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The nature of THE PLACE

  • Established SE Portland neighborhood.

  • Create a better connection between the backyard and the main living spaces.




  • Interior renovations to the entire main floor.

  • New kitchen layout and design that would create better connection to the backyard. Also opened it up to the dining room and living room.

  • New dining room and living room update.

  • Create a new office that can be closed off from living room.

  • Reconfigure main bedroom and closet areas and connect to the new office.


  • Masterplan that included new covered exterior space in the backyard (phase 2).

  • Simple modern esthetic with an open floor plan.

  • New windows throughout.

  • Large sliding glass doors from the kitchen directly to the back yard.

  • Maintained the galley type Kitchen but with a new layout and complete finishes.

  • Refinished wood floors and finishes throughout the main floor spaces.


Dan was a great partner through a renovation of our 1940’s ranch that included a gut kitchen remodel, all new windows, addition of a walk-in closet and removal and moving of structural walls. He also spent considerable time helping us prioritize our broader vision/goals into what was feasible within this remodeling phase with our budget in mind. We are very grateful to have worked with him and would gladly hire his services again. He wisely keeps a long-term mindset and his two goals are that, when the project is over, his clients are 1) entirely satisfied with the result and 2) don't think there are any "could have been" ideas. Which means the planning process can be exhaustive (we went through dozens of variations of plans), but he is so pleasant to work with that it was never exhausting. We collaborated well with the big ideas; and then he brought a lot of the little details that really helped improve the quality of life (widening an entryway here by a few inches, adding another door there, etc.). He doesn't estimate materials/work budget, so it's essential to work with the contractor to keep ideas scoped properly; but he's the first to tell you that. We're very satisfied with the end result and thankful for being able to work with Dan.

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