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

“Bill and Tammy were very happy with our work on their home in Corvallis, so when they bought their home in Philomath, they asked us to create a special Guest Suite for them.”

Carl Christianson, Owner

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“We found that G. Christianson has a focus on quality in every detail. This made them very easy to work with and has resulted in a beautiful remodel of the master suite in our home. Tony, the carpenter, in particular made sure every detail he worked with was perfect and made sure the site was cleaned up every day, even when the mess was left by a third party contractor. Thanks to all the team at G. Christianson for the excellent work.”

Kathleen Brindley, Corvallis

“They were flexible, on time, on budget, and very responsive to all the changes. Strongly recommend them! They don't tell stories, are honest, do what they say, just plain good folks to work with!”

Andrejs Auskaps, Monroe

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