Abstrakt Grey - IKEA kitchen Portland


These home owners loved IKEA Abstrakt grey cabinets but they could not envision the cabinetry in their home.  Before we even picked the cabinetry or color scheme the kitchen was designed with function and openness in mind.  The kitchen before the remodel was small and closed in.  They only had a 24" sink and no space to the left or right of stove to function well.  The home owners were blown away by the open kitchen concept john laid out.  We removed two small walls that enclosed the kitchen from the rest of the home. 

The color palate was pulled together by the home owner and tweaked by john to blend together.  The Dal Tile subway tiles were specially made painted for this job.  The backsplash behind the stove is Caesarstone’s “Blue Star” quartz (discontinued color).  As you can see the quartz has mirror flecks it that reflects the light.  The GE Profile Slide in induction range PHS925STSS works beautifully as expected. 


We added lots of can lighting to make sure the room felt bright and inviting.  The home owner wanted an island but the space did not allow for a large island so we decided on using a custom made table that accents the floors and cabinetry.  


The windows were changed and added to let in as much light possible for Oregon wet and dark days.  The niche windows to the left and right of the stove are John's signature look.  They function as a great source of light and architectural detail.  The window above the new sink location is the same window as before, but we raised it to be above the counter top level. New trim detail was added to outside siding of the home to make it look as if it was has always been a part of the home.


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IKEA Abstrakt grey kitchen remodel portland

The table is used as an island and their daily dining room table.  The home had existing short Oak hardwood floor throughout, it was matched and installed in the kitchen to make seamless transition.  



IKEA Abstrakt Grey kitchen portland oregon

GE's induction range was very important to the homeowner, because they cook every night.  A new dedicated circuit was added to make sure the kitchen never lost power.  A new counter depth refrigerator and IKEA microwave were added.  We like installing microwaves at eye level or underneath the counter to so it is easy to use.  



modern subway tile with glass doors

John Webb loves stacking upper cabinets on top of each other to create a pantry like feature.  It is only 13 inches deep so no dishes or food gets lots in the back.  This creates a lot of storage without a lot of floor space being used.  The stacked cabinets are in a different door style which creates a new texture and element in the room. Quartz counter tops were installed with an under mount sink. 



modern grey high gloss cabinets and backsplash portland

The backsplash is made of Caesarstone’s quartz which is very durable and created a great accent in the room.  The new niche windows are wrapped with the subway backsplash tile. 




Before pictures 


(below left)   This wall and cabinets were removed to open the floor plan up to living room.  The doorway was sheet rocked and dry walled to make space for the refrigerator and microwave. 

(below right)  The soffits and hanging cabinets were removed to create a flow between the stove, sink and the rest of the home. 


Before and after kitchen remodel photos      Before kitchen remodel


 (below)  The cabinets as shown closed the kitchen space visually, let alone physically


Before and after kitchen remodel photos


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4110 se hawthorne blvd., #647
portland, or 97214

1256 willagillespie rd.,
eugene, or 97401

6715 NE 63rd St., #226
Vancouver, WA 98661

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