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Mosaik Design Named Remodeler of the Year!

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mosaik design remodeler of the yearAt Mosaik Design & Remodeling, we take every project seriously and love delivering great results for homeowners in the Portland area.

That’s why I am very honored to be named the 2015 Remodeler of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA).

About The Home Builders Association

The HBA is a great organization. Every year, they present this award to someone in the remodeling industry who exemplifies professionalism and leadership, and who consistently delivers beautiful, high-quality work in the Portland area.

Interview with Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine

I was also excited to be interviewed by Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine after winning the award! We talked about remodeling trends for 2016, which remodeling projects are the most common, and what it truly means to have a “home.”

Oregon Lifestyle & Home Magazine wrote a great story about the interview on their website.

You can read the full interview here:

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Luxurious Bathroom Remodeling

A complete and well thought out space with beautiful architectural details and scale, lovely texture just outside the window and simple but elegant decoration. Everything from the choice  of fabric on the windows to the chandelier and tub, speak to elegance, refinement and sophistication.


As we retreat indoors this winter, more and more people are looking to their indoor spaces for comfort, warmth and a place to simply “be”.  The question of “What is a luxury bath?” is described perfectly in this Waterworks blog “The Perfect Bath”.

“Luxury is never about how much money is spent. It is about the wise and comfortable use of proportion and scale, meticulous installation, well-articulated architectural details, functionality and the accessories used to personalize the bath. And, it doesn’t matter if the space is large or small. The important factors are: clean and classic lines, quality materials, artisanal craftsmanship, elegant and nuanced surfaces, and outstanding functionality”.

Some of us think of our bathrooms as a place to shower and get ready for the day, others as on oasis:  a place to relax, unwind by soaking in a jetted tub or taking a steam shower.  With a variety of luxury bathroom products on the market, it can be difficult to pick just one for your bathroom remodel.  Here are my top 3:

  1. Shower System:  Whether it is a steam shower, large rain shower head, dual shower heads, hand held showers or body sprays, these are a must with the increasing popularity of large showers.
  2. Tub:  Not all of us want them, but for those of you that do, there are amazing tubs available with chromatherapy, aromatherapy, thermotherapy and hydro-thermal massage. Also popular are architectural freestanding tubs that add a design element like no other.
  3. Heated Floors:  Bring a bit of the spa home with you.  There is nothing like a heated floor especially in the damp Pacific Northwest.  We recommend Nu-Heat and Warm Wire to our clients.  These can just be installed in front of a vanity or shower so you can still experience heated floors without breaking the bank.

When designing and remodeling your bathroom it is important that you keep you personal style and needs in mind, since it is the most private space in your home.  You want it to be a space that is not only comfortable, but functional.  As a bathroom designer, I can help with all of your design needs to create your dream bathroom that will be classic and durable.  Contact Mosaik Design & Remodeling for a bathroom remodeling  appointment today.



Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

When remodeling period homes, we always take a holistic approach with the new design by incorporating elements that evoke the period’s feel, but that are updated for today’s living.

This particular kitchen was originally designed by architect Saul Zaik, one of Portland’s original modern home designers.   Built in 1962, the home was designed to sit back in the trees and take in the native landscape.  True to his design style,this home is organized into (3) separate “pavillions”:  the living and kitchen workspace, the children’s area and the adult area.

The kitchen had white painted cabinetry, dark, heavy track lighting  and the island was nearly 5′ high, which blocked the incredible view of the courtyard.  Now, the sapele mahogany cabinetry, updated lighting, countertops and plumbing fixtures all lend a simple modern touch while still preserving the original charm.

Mid Century Modern design is characterized by Post and Beam construction, allowing for open floor plans with large expanses of glass.  This style also is known for integrating the indoor spaces with outdoor surroundings.   This kitchen with it’s walls of windows and courtyard that can be viewed from most of the central living areas,  puts the newly remodeled kitchen center stage.

This home has been selected to be on of the five featured homes on the Architectural Heritage Society’s “Heritage Home Tour”, Saturday, July 28th  2012.