Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes features several local stops
by: Travis Hendricks Ovation Design-Build of Lake Oswego remodeled this family room in a home located on the main canal of Oswego Lake to feature a warmer color palette; new furniture and carpeting; exterior doors for added natural sunlight; new ceiling fans and wall sconses. This project also included entryway, powder bathroom and kitchen overhauls.

The Professional Remodelers Organization of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland will host its Tour of Remodeled Homes March 10 and 11, providing attendees with a weekend of remodeling inspiration featuring the latest in trends, smart sustainability and hip designs.

Tour stops are scattered throughout the greater Portland area, including Alameda, King's Heights, downtown and Southwest Portland, Beaverton and Tualatin.

This year, several homes from Lake Oswego are featured on the tour. Stops include houses remodeled by:

n Cascade Restoration and Remodeling

This whole-house remodel on the West Bay of Oswego Lake transformed a lackluster 1935 waterfront cottage into a home that boasts stunning views. The remodel features an addition that spans 30 feet, providing more spacious and efficient living spaces on both floors. The crown jewel of the remodel is the new kitchen - formerly dark and uninviting - that is now a light-filled, functional work and gathering space.

The home was so compartmentalized that the homeowner considered tearing it down, but instead by working within the existing footprint, the home is a study in sustainability, featuring a tank-less water heater. It was entirely outfitted by local vendors and products.

--- Ovation Design-Build

Original architectural features are expertly highlighted in this Tudor, located on the main canal of Oswego Lake. The home's six-foot doors were replaced by eight-foot solid mahogany doors, adding height to accentuate the vaulted ten-foot ceiling in tits entryway and the arch details framing its dining room.

In the kitchen, white porcelain countertop tiles were replaced with quartz slabs. A copper apron sink and new faucet were also added. Accessories within the rich cherry-toned cabinetry were incorporated to look like furniture. The island now sports cabinetry painted white with artistic distressing and a professional gas cook top.

--- Stanley Home Renovation and Design

A 1980s-era kitchen and master bath were transformed into elegant modern spaces that provide efficiency and function in this Lake Oswego home. A huge picture window now highlights the backyard view from the kitchen featuring state of the art appliances, cherry cabinets, slab granite countertops, glass tile backsplashes and hardwood floors.

The new master bathroom features a contemporary pedestal soaking tub for relaxing and rejuvenating. New tile floor and wainscoting around the tub accents the cherry cabinetry and white marble countertop. The larger tiled shower allows for dual showerheads and a bench seat.

--- Metke Remodeling and Woodworking

A serious touch of 'bling' is highlighted within this Lake Oswego home's complete kitchen, great room and powder bath transformation. Timeless materials were used untraditionally - the addition of mirrors in the cabinets, unique marble and walnut countertops and glass faucets create a glamorous affect.

The kitchen is offset by a stunning, floating fireplace in the great room. The addition of an upstairs playroom offers the ultimate in efficiencies, featuring homework stations for the kids.

The 2012 Tour of Remodeled Homes will remain open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

This year's tour sponsors include Contract Furnishings Mart, Fixtures Gallery at Consolidated Supply Co., PARR Lumber, Fisher Roofing and Directors Mortgage.

Tickets cost $17.50 and are good for both days. They go on sale Feb. 22 and are available online at or

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