Vaulted Open Concept Kitchen

Creating an Open floor plan

After this Corvallis couple felt "ignored" by another builder in town, we stepped in to rescue the project. We refined the design to create an open floor plan that ties the kitchen, dining and living spaces together. We removed most of wall containing the kitchen, but kept just the right amount to provide privacy from the Entry. To overcome our gray weather, the open floor plan brings in a cascade of light into the kitchen from the south windows and skylights.

“We were very happy with the results. ”

Clay & Helen Higgins, Corvallis

Project Details

Add under cabinet lighting

Nothing makes a kitchen look more complete than well-placed under-cabinet kitchen lighting. It illuminates the room, creates ambiance and makes cooking, preparation and recipe reading a breeze. We recommend adding under cabinet lighting in every kitchen to provide great task lighting. Because you are not standing between the light and the counter, there are fewer shadows you have to deal with. Shadows can impede your ability to cook, so having adequate lighting can be very helpful.

Open Concept, Cork Flooring

One of the biggest benefits of Cork flooring is that it helps reduce noise, this pairs well with an open concept floor plan where noise from cooking can drift into the living room. We are proponents of Cork flooring, because it is made from recycled cork bark, thermally insulating (warm underfoot), comfortable and sustainably harvested.

What our Clients are Saying

“They took our period bathroom and built a gorgeous and accessible shower with great sensitivity to the historic details. They left no mess, and finished every detail perfectly. They adapted to small changes we suggested and made errors right. Tony, especially, was just terrific to work with and the cabinetmaker was a master!”

Ed & Karen Miller, Corvallis

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“Carl and his crew were a pleasure to work with. They were very clean, respectful. Carl was quick to respond via email or phone. I strongly recommend G. Christianson Construction. I would use their services again.”

Mark and Betty Trevisol, Albany

“Overall, we appreciated the high quality of work performed by the Big G team, from the boss right across all hands. * Scheduling and work: was prompt and as agreed upon. * Cooperation and attitude was top notch and a pleasure to experience. * As promised, staff left the worksite neat and clean. A shining example compared with other experiences we've had. * No unexpected surprises. * On a scale of 0-5, a solid "5." In the event, glad to provide references.”

Alan & Nickie Deutsch, Corvallis