Whole House Open Concept

Expanding & Modernizing a 1950's Era Home

Our clients wanted an open floor plan, which meant removing interior walls and obstructions. During this process, we discovered that the previous owners had performed dangerous and structurally unsound work. We helped guide our clients through the process of temporary shoring, emergency engineering, repairing the dangerous conditions and dealing with the building department.

“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

PROJECT DETAILS

Quartz and Wood Countertops

Steve shaped a solid wood eating bar to complement and contrast the quartz countertops. We fabricated custom metal supports and concealed them in the cabinetry in order to create a unique countertop support without any exposed metal.

Re-supporting the Roof

To create the open floor plan, we installed new concealed beams over the kitchen and spent three days jackhammering out the massive brick chimney, pizza oven and interior walls. Once the layout was opened, we needed to tie all of the finishes together. We installed new Oak flooring, Quartz countertops, and refinished the existing tongue and groove ceiling with exposed beams. We also took the opportunity to add insulation to the walls and ceiling, replace old plumbing and seismically reinforce their home.

What our Clients are Saying

“Larry's cedar deck had reached the end of it's life, the handrails were literally falling off. We rejuvenated it with new Trex and were able to reuse the tall telephone poles that support it. ”

Carl Christianson, Superintendent and Owner

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“Christianson's men and women know how to do EVERYTHING better than I do. When they finish a project, IT'S DONE.”

Don Hall, Corvallis

“WE LOVE the versatility of our new addition, use it daily and now can’t imagine life without it! Thanks Greg and crew for collaborating with Westview Products [now Sierra Pacific] to provide us with a year-round temperature and humidity controlled gorgeous, practical and useful addition to our home! ”

Rick and Cynthia Stevenson, Corvallis

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