Restaurant owners Bryan Steelman and Claire Olberding turn three inefficient, 100-year-old rooms into an eclectic kitchen with high-end appliances.
Bryan Steelman and Claire Olberding moved into a 100-year-old Portland house when their daughter, Rona Lowe, was just four days old. The home hadn't been significantly changed since it was built in 1908, so they anticipated a lot of updates.
Their old kitchen felt dark and cave-like, and it was inefficiently broken up into tiny rooms. "You had to walk through two doors just to enter the kitchen," says Bryan. Their goal for the remodel was to make the kitchen the main hub of the house, because cooking and eating together with family and friends is a regular part of their lives.