Practical elegance best describes the extensive remodel of this Edmonds home overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. We originally remodeled this home in 1996 by renovating the kitchen and adding a second story.
This mid-century Edmonds home was a perfect candidate for a kitchen renovation featuring a bright, open floor plan and fresh take on traditional finishes.
A kitchen is the heart of the home, and this kitchen beats strong. The mix of finishes showcase the personality of the homeowners and encapsulates the vision they desired for their remodeled kitchen at their Edmonds home.
This 90-year-old classic craftsman in a Seattle neighborhood had endured three iterations of kitchens before RCH partnered with the current, long-time owners, for what is likely the fourth kitchen remodel.
A generous two-car driveway, expanded master bedroom and second bedroom for the boys, guest bathroom in the basement, and enlarged the kitchen and dining area maximized space, while a new gas fireplace and revamped front room opened up both the view and appeal of this—almost—brand new Tudor home.
This Seattle family is madly in love with their Green Lake neighborhood. But with two growing kids, they were rapidly outgrowing their home. Previous clients, they came back to CRD to design a second-story addition and a whole-house remodel.
This 1917 Woodland Park Classic received the royal treatment, enlarging the kitchen and attaching a new back deck with overhang. The upstairs also underwent a transformation of the master bathroom and bedroom.
This lovely 1912 Craftsman home with its shingle siding and original fir floors, needed a lot of love. With a disjointed floor plan and limited egress, the thought of tearing it down and starting over was appealing. However, the idea of remodeling and reviving the long-forgotten character of the home ultimately won out.
The homeowners collaborated with Schulte Design Build to design and transform their kitchen into a more functional standout space for their family’s growing needs. This large multi-space was designed to be a light, open, and vibrant space for cooking, eating, and studying, as well as an easy place for family and friends to gather.
A 1928 pre-war home nestled on a tree-lined street in Ballard gained three times the living space of the outdated addition it replaced. The size and functionality of the kitchen increased, a peninsula provides casual dining, and a flood of new light was gained from double-hung wood windows. A glass-paneled door leads out to a new deck.
A transformation of both the exterior and interior improves accessibility and space via the new open floor plan. With unique and cozy additions like a built-in study area, this remodel provides a beautiful space filled with natural light and an open interior that allows communication across the main living areas.
Often, remodeling an old home resembles a good mystery plot. This early 1900s home was no exception. Charged with readjusting the clunky layout for modern, multi-functional sensibilities, we reworked the guts of this Capitol Hill home with strange discoveries addling us at every turn.
This project included removing a wall that separated the kitchen and living spaces, reworking the kitchen layout to add an island and improved functionality, and updating finishes with sensible and sustainable solutions
This 1929 brick Tudor had great bones and a ton of potential. The goal was to create a more open floor plan for ease and better flow, and to make the home more comfortable. We opened a doorway into the living room, diverting traffic away from the kitchen, then opened up the wall between the kitchen and dining room
The remodel of this midcentury home included the removal of walls to create a living space between kitchen and dining areas, along with the placement of an extra-large kitchen island to create a central focal point.
Have you ever imagined what can be done with your "Not-Big-Enough" dining room and "Never-Gets-Used" living room? By adding 5 new beams and additional concrete in the crawl space, we were able to re-locate the load bearing walls and create a true “Open Concept Great Room Design.”
Dunn Lumber Co.® is a family-owned supplier of building materials that has been doing business in the Puget Sound region for over 100 years.
This whole house remodel with a second story addition in Edmonds is a must see! The basement was reconfigured to add a second kitchen and much-needed home office. Main floor walls were removed to create an open floor plan with a beautiful gourmet kitchen. The addition of a master bedroom suite with spa-like bathroom gives the homeowners a welcome retreat. A total of four complete bathroom remodels, new gas fireplace with unique stone fireplace, and a deck large enough for entertaining their big family with many friends are just a few of the lovely improvements made to this 1959 home.
Meet the Builder
Whether you are envisioning your dream home or remodeling an existing one to better suit your needs, City Builders has the experience and expertise to build it right and turn your vision into reality. City Builders Inc is a full service residential Design/Build custom home and remodeling contractor serving the Seattle metropolitan area of King and Snohomish County communities since 1988. City Builders was one of the first members when in 2002 the Master Builders Association launched Built Green in the Northwest and we started building Built Green homes and incorporating Built Green practices in home remodeling projects since then. We are committed to helping our clients make their project as green as they want it to be.
This remodel of a 1923 Home features a new kitchen and bathroom on the main floor, along with an all-new basement buildout including new bath and laundry rooms in addition to a bedroom. The kitchen has been reconfigured with a modernized layout that includes an expanded entrance between the kitchen and dining areas. The main floor bath contains a large walk in shower made more relaxing through thoughtful placement of the rain showerhead and controls. Outside the shower, a custom built vanity table awaits, made out of reclaimed wood from a dock. Entering the basement, you will find a media area and exercise space.
Meet the Builder
Kurt Harjo knows that the building and remodeling processes are full of challenges and can be stressful for clients. He also believes much of that stress can be minimized and possibly eliminated if more emphasis and value are placed on clear and consistent client communications. The smallest of projects has a lot of moving parts, so even with the best pre-construction planning in the universe, “stuff” happens. How that stuff gets handled is where Harjo Construction Services proves their integrity in craftsmanship and communication, with consistent, honest feedback and engagement on every client project.
Behind the Scenes
Take a tour through the Design/Build process that puts you in the director’s chair from the concept through the final decisions.
An 8-foot extension of the main floor allowed for a larger and lighter configuration of primary entertaining area. Accessible by a 12-foot wide folding French door system, the outdoor patio becomes an extension of the new space.
Integrated with the existing roof is a new deck surface designed to enjoy morning tea.
Lighter and brighter with improved storage and functionality.
Following completion of the kitchen addition, this sequel performance is scheduled to be complete in time for this event.
Meet the Builders
Michael Tenhulzen, CGR, CAPS
Traci Tenhulzen, HST, CGA, CAPS
We offer a unique approach to design/build remodeling that focuses on the process required to develop a script. In-house design staff are personable, adaptable and fiscally responsible. Our Design Center is a hub of creativity with current samples of finish materials that are tailored to your vision.
Michael is a Redmond native, raised in a family-owned remodeling company with a strong sense of integrity, professionalism and trust. Traci joined the company in 2010 after several years of owning her own safety consulting company. The Tenhulzens are active in the Eastside communities where they work and live.