Kitchen Design Inspiration

Remodeling your kitchen will provide an enormous boost to your attitude, and it will add value to your home. You have unique requirements, a distinctive lifestyle, and a specific budget. Diane Plesset will help you every step of the way with kitchen design inspiration, whether your kitchen is large or compact, traditional, transitional, or contemporary.   She will communicate what you want in detailed plans, until your dream kitchen becomes a reality. To get more information about Diane’s holistic services, call 503-632-8801

Here are some favorite kitchen projects. Each picture leads to a page describing the project and a slide show. See recently-finished and other kitchen projects on the “Before and …” page.

JAPANESE STYLE KITCHEN

“Shibui” is a Japanese adjective that refers to simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. Horizontal lines and natural colors enhance cooking and entertaining in the Gladstone home.

1970 SCANDINAVIAN-STYLE KITCHEN

Major transformation from dark and dysfunctional kitchen in Oregon City to bright, beautiful and functional! Park-like setting for master gardeners.

NEW KITCHEN-GREAT ROOM

A massive 1,400-square-foot great room addition was built Sweet Home. The kitchen and nook area is 594 square feet, designed for maximum enjoyment by the family and their guests.

GREAT KITCHEN FOR ENTERTAINING

The West Linn kitchen was built with converging angles for visual interest but challenged cooking and entertaining. The remodeled kitchen has defined stations for caterers.  Daily use a pleasure.

Elegant traditional appearance and superior function are the goals achieved in this 1970s ranch home in Hillsboro. Engineered stone countertops look like marble with low maintenance.

1950 KITCHEN FOR A GROWING FAMILY

The 1950s kitchen needed a major overhaul to improve function, safety, and appearance for a growing family. Angular lines of the Juparana granite is the perfect artistic complement.

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMAN KITCHEN

This Portland kitchen was remodeled for the family’s unique lifestyle and personal taste with a one-of-a-kind island and wood soffit, a focal point for the room. National award winner.

1970 RANCH KITCHEN+ADDITION

A 1970s ranch-style home in Portland showed its age, especially in the kitchen. It was too cramped. An addition and large dormer solved many problems, providing a truly custom feeling.

FAMILY KITCHEN FOR MULTIPLE COOKS

A family of five loves to cook together, preparing meals or getting ready for a party. Multiple stations for each task provide maximum work flow and flexibility in the Tualatin traditional home.

CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE KITCHEN

An exclusive townhouse built in the 1970s won awards when it was built, but needed to be updated. A unique contemporary European feeling flows throughout home.

NEW RETRO-MODERN KITCHEN

See-through cabinets allow northern light for the room andt makes the crystal sparkle. The Ziggurat step is repeated throughout, adding an Art Deco accent to the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home.

1990 TRADITIONAL TRANSFORMATION

A 1980s custom home in Vancouver had major problems. The layout was changed dramatically, complemented by two-tone cabinets that the husband and wife love.