Modern Connections

2014SS MacBoThe owners of a 1950s Colonial-style ranch in Southwest Portland knew their kitchen needed to jump forward a few decades—or seven.

Conscious design

2014SS CraftsmanDesign 01When you find what could potentially be the perfect home, a small dark kitchen could be a deal breaker. Robert Stacey and Celia Dervan were undaunted by the 1960s remodeled kitchen that blighted the home they bought in Portland’s West Hills. 

Kitchen revival

2014SS SquareDeal3Even though Sandy and Joel Shilling made the most of the kitchen in their 1972 Montclair Portland home—successfully hosting Thanksgiving dinners and squeezing cookware into existing cabinets—the room needed an update.

Home trends

2014SS HomeTrends8 CDTerrariumHow does your garden grow? Perhaps with sustainability in mind? Some local businesses offer these eco-friendly products to help spruce up your space this spring.