Todd's Remodel

Breakfast nook viewed from kitchen

1909 Bungalow renovation with foundation replacement, kitchen remodel, and conversion of basement into a guest / work suite.

The critical project was to shore up the house, then remove and replace the disintegrating foundation. We added a new basement guest / work suite, and opened and re-designed the kitchen, enclosed porch, and stairs. We upgraded the wiring, plumbing, heating, and insulation.


Portland, Oregon


Paul Johnson General Contracting


Evan Benally Atwood

Melding Four Spaces into One

The kitchen, enclosed back porch, and stairs were opened up to each other, melding four discrete spaces into one.

New Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

Kitchen workspace overlooks the breakfast nook, with shared view of the garden.

New Guest and Work Suite

We maintained the original house-garden height relationship, and added a new basement guest / work suite that opens out to a sunken patio. 

Basement Interior View

The new guest / work space has daylight, garden views, warm lighting, and built-in cabinetry.

Sunken Patio Garden

New sunken patio with stairs up to the garden provides light to the new basement living space. 

New stairs relocated and brought up to modern code

The new stairs were relocated and brought up to modern building code. House wiring, plumbing, and insulation were upgraded, radon remediation was handled passively, and HVAC and water heating systems were updated and decarbonized.