Integrated Built-in Cabinetry

Using Built-ins to Create the Hub of the Home

This central room formally titled the "KISS Room" due to the original builder's love for all things related to the band KISS, was transformed to create an elegant, novel, and integrated experience for the new homeowner and their family. This room has now become the center/hub of the house. The clients came to the G. Christianson team seeking a room that serves multiple purposes with a cohesive style. The Library allows a relaxing place to cozy up with soft piano music and peace for a home office during the day. In the evenings and during family get-togethers, the former KISS Room offers the perfect gathering space with new technology and a modern speaker system.

“We asked Christianson to design and build an entertainment center, a built in bookshelf and a built in desk and credenza. Designer Elizabeth captured our concept and turned it into a beautiful design plan. Ron at the cabinet shop came up with ideas for materials we would have never thought of. All the guys in the cabinet shop got excited about our project and we could tell we were in the hands of skilled craftsman. Jon kept us informed of the timing of construction throughout the project. They truly customized the space and the overall product exceeded our expectations.”

Eric & Laura Hennum, Philomath, OR

Project Details

Horizontal Grain-Matching

The entire room features a rift-sawn White Oak wood species, that is installed with a horizontal grain that continues along the same grain lines all the way around the room for a seamless and modern look. We recommend this look be used on a slab cabinet door and drawer style.

Hidden Filing

Behind the seamless door design, hides functional filing cabinets for increased storage within a house of minimal storage options. The filing drawers are built with G. Christianson's standard drawer construction including dovetail boxes and Blum slow-close slide hardware.

Alternating Depths

The design of this built-in entertainment center features an increase of depth in the center set of cabinets. The use of alternating depths in this long run of cabinets creates visual interest and provides a clear focal point.

Roll-Out Shelves

The central cabinet of this built-in entertainment center provides a sturdy shelf for the speakers to sit on, which can be rolled out for ease of access.

What our Clients are Saying

“Carl was very accessible and easy to work with. Most impressive was his patient attention to details. The subcontractors he hired were all pleasant and good craftsmen. In the end the result exceeded our expectations. We have a beautiful updated kitchen.”

Carroll & Gerry DeKock, Corvallis

“G. Christianson recently completed a major kitchen and bath remodel for us. We really enjoyed working with this excellent firm from the day we walked in the door until the final sign off. Anna, Jon and Elizabeth created a design that incorporated our ideas with theirs that is wonderful. It opened up our 1980's kitchen and made it much more functional and beautiful. The cabinets that Ron, Eric and Bill built and installed are perfect for our space and the quality, fit and finish are absolutely top drawer. The construction team, Tony, Maria, Gavin, Eric, Dennis, Bill, and Cesar were outstanding. Always, courteous, professional and clean. There was never a mess left at the end of the day. Their attention to detail and quality of work from the framing to the finish work was fantastic. Similarly, the sub-contractors were excellent. Jon, did an amazing job juggling the order of work to address illnesses and other unexpected interruptions to keep the schedule on track. This was a 5 month project and it finished within a couple of weeks of the original completion date. I've done some project management myself, and know how difficult this can be. We are delighted with the results and love showing off our beautiful new kitchen and bath. G. Christianson Construction is as advertised, a high quality, professional team that delivers what the promise. We highly recommend them. ”

Susan & Marc Baldwin, Corvallis

“Greg Christianson's team took the plan and the ideas we had about an open floor plan and made it happen. Transforming an aging rambler into a bright welcoming home. They did a fantastic job and we would hire them again in a flash.”

Dominique Bachelet and Steve Wondzell, Corvallis

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