Moved to Bend with the dream of creating a contemporary “forever home,” a delightful, retired couple bought a 2002 ranch-style home that was dark and dated but showed abundant potential.

Transforming this home into a bright, flowing contemporary oasis with ADA functionality was the ultimate goal for this 1,500 sq. ft. home. The remodel began with removing all non-essential walls, an abrupt wall at the entryway and several angled walls throughout the home. The addition of sprinkled skylights, new contemporary windows and five-inch White Oak floors throughout the open floor plan helped boast an abundance of natural light from the entryway into the kitchen and living area, streaming through the double French glass doors leading into the large backyard.

Both chefs-at-heart, the kitchen was designed as the centerpiece of the home with the perimeter and island featuring exquisite, Bianco Romanix Granite, juxtaposed a drop-down Shadow Gray Quartz eating bar with Gray-washed Oak island lowers, rift cut Oak cabinets, and stainless steel cooktop and dual sinks. Harmonizing the streamlined contemporary flare throughout the adjoined living space with the addition of a modern fireplace, oversized dark Alder storage cabinets with accent lighting and oversized glass lighting fixtures throughout.

Following the open and bright theme of this remodel, the multi-functional bonus room was transformed with specialty shelving, and built-in cabinets and media area with LED recessed and accent lighting. Guests will have unique privacy with Japanese Shoji doors to create a bedroom oasis and a modern private bathroom featuring a partially recessed vessel sink with suspended under cabinet accent lighting and a stunning contemporary tiled shower.

Completing the remodel with the master bedroom, the bathroom was expanded by “borrowing” space from the adjacent guest bathroom, which allowed for a grand master bath finale. The new cabinets were topped with Gorgeous Quartzite Portoro countertops (material shared with the unique, asymmetrical living room mantle), and accent lighting and glass fixtures for added ambiance.

This complete interior facelift resulted in a truly magical experience for the couple when entering the home after the remodel completion. The home redesign captured their overall goals and more…they were in tears!

We had an extensive home renovation completed in 2020. The remodel included skylights, French doors, new interior and exterior doors, Flooring, Lighting, and more. We even moved some walls and completely removed others. Plumbing was completely redone and electrical systems were upgraded.

We were referred to Diana Cutler by our real estate agent.  Diana found a general contractor to do the work and went to bat for us, negotiating with the general contractor.  She made sure that subcontractors did quality work, and brought them back when there was an issue. She found fantastic materials and shopped around for deals.  Diana is knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to work with. She has a professional demeanor and was a valuable team member in this renovation.  Plus, she shopped for furniture for us, which I hate and gives me a headache.  It was very cost effective to have her on the job.

She listened and understood our needs and paid attention to special requests.  She was also able to put things together in a way that we could not have, with solid professional advice on choices we should, and sometimes should not, make. The end result was a home that is functional and super stylish that left us dazzled and speechless.