Posts by Trisha Mead...


An Atlanta Arciform Project

Posted on: 09 Jun 2016

What do you do when you’ve just started to enjoy your dream whole house renovation only to land a job that has you moving across the country?

For one Arciform client the answer was simple. Have Arciform Principal Designer Anne … Read more

Your Whole House Plan Part Three: The Basement and Beyond

Posted on: 23 Mar 2016

Now that you have completed your upper floor renovations you are ready to tackle the basement and some exterior finishing touches. You should have already addressed any water management, seismic or hvac updates, allowing you to focus your energy on … Read more

Your Whole House Plan Part Two: A Plan for Every Floor

Posted on: 22 Feb 2016

In the second part of our series on the whole house plan, we’ll share some step by step ideas and best practices for your internal renovation plan.

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This adventurous Victorian in Sellwood added clever features to each floor that were Read more

Your Whole House Plan Part One: A Solid Foundation

Posted on: 08 Feb 2016

You may only be thinking about a quick update to your master bath or basement right now. But have you considered how the choices you are making on this remodel will affect the future plans you may have for your … Read more

Which Counter Top Material is Right for You?

Posted on: 15 May 2015

Yoo_1914_Kitchen_A_P_Pro_ (7)A richly veined granite counter top adds great texture to this classic kitchen… but it requires a regular maintenance schedule to stay looking beautiful. Project designed by Kristyn Bester.

Are you easygoing but stylish? Glamorous but fussy? Rough and tumble … Read more

Postcards from the Field: April

Posted on: 13 Apr 2015

This morning we thought we’d take you on a quick virtual tour of some of the projects we are currently working on here at Arciform…

Here are a few of the projects underway…

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This mudroom in Lake Oswego is getting … Read more

Client’s Eye View: Finding the Perfect Range for Your Kitchen

Posted on: 18 Mar 2015

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If you love to cook, selecting the perfect oven & stovetop for your kitchen can be the most important decision you make. Recently Arciform client Linda Schmidt’s quest for the perfect range took her all the way to Woodinville, Wa. … Read more

Making it Personal: 8 Ways to Add Personal Style Your Kitchen

Posted on: 21 Oct 2014

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At Arciform, we believe in designing kitchens that will fit the era and style of your home. But we also feel that your kitchen should really feel like YOU. How can you add special personal touches to your kitchen design … Read more

Period Kitchens: The ’50s and ’60s

Posted on: 10 Oct 2014

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The ’50s and 60’s kitchen was all about “modern conveniences” and new manufactured finishes that made the latest looks more affordable for a growing post-war family.  The look was sleek, with minimal ornamentation and increasing use of wood veneers, laminates … Read more

Period Perfect Kitchen: the 1940s

Posted on: 10 Oct 2014

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If you have a 1940s house, it most likely falls into one of two categories: Pre-War or Post-War.

The 1940s pre-War kitchen borrowed from the ’30s with its cheerful prints and focus on white, sanitary spaces.

The post-War kitchen benefited … Read more