Addition

CRD Design Build

Movin' on Up: A Two-Story Addition

The original floor plan of this one-story U-District craftsman home was short on space and simply didn't fit our clients' lifestyle. The master bedroom was in the low-ceilinged basement, and the tiny dining room was disconnected from the kitchen.

A new two-story bump-out addition provided the space for an expansive kitchen and dining room combination. The new second-floor private master suite with wet-room shower and separate sitting area is a lofty retreat bathed in natural light. Best of all, the new addition maintains the home's cozy craftsman charm, incorporating original cedar siding and trim details.

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Chermak Construction Inc.

Get a sneak peek of current progress on this new outdoor living area

Our home owners love the rugged beauty of “timber framing” and wanted an outdoor living area that would reflect that architectural style. The completed two-story structure enhances their view of the forest behind their home and a spiral staircase connects the upstairs master bedroom to the deck.

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Chermak Construction Inc.

Practical elegance best describes the extensive remodel of this Edmonds home overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. 

Gaspar's Construction: Green Lake

Expanded bedrooms, an enlarged kitchen, and a revamped front room opened up both the view and appeal of this almost-brand-new Tudor home. 

CRD Design Build

With two growing kids, this Seattle family was rapidly outgrowing their home. Previous clients, they came back to CRD to design a second-story addition and a whole-house remodel.

Harjo Construction

A 1928 pre-war home in Ballard gained three times the living space of the outdated addition it replaced, plus a flood of new light from double-hung wood windows.

Potter Construction

A transformation of both the exterior and interior improved accessibility, space, and natural light via the new open (but still cozy) floor plan.

Tenhulzen Residential

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. 

Kitchen Addition

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.

Sitting Deck

 Integrated with the existing roof is a new deck surface designed for enjoying morning tea.

Laundry Room

Lighter and brighter with improved storage and functionality. 

Exercise Room

Following completion of the kitchen addition, this sequel performance is scheduled to be complete in time for this event.

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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.

Our mission is to turn apprehension into advocacy through performance.
— Michael Tenhulzen, Director
Our goal is to develop each remodeling project as if it were its own live stage production.
— Traci Tenhulzen, Executive Producer

Mighty House Construction

North Beach Artist Lofts

As a pair of teachers and painters, these homeowners decided they needed a studio on site after having their first child. They have a small home and wanted to keep it simple so they chose to build a DADU (detached auxiliary dwelling unit).

This project showcases many creative solutions; the two-story unit creates enough studio space for two artists within a minimal footprint. Kyle’s paintings are larger than Melissa’s, so they created a slot in the 2nd floor studio to pass his paintings through. The project also features repurposed barnwood siding and a salvaged circular staircase. The DADU is finished with a bathroom but not a full kitchenalthough a functional kitchenette would be an easy future upgrade.

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Laura and Doug Elfline

Mighty House Construction was founded by a second generation, 20-year home remodeling veteran and a green building junkie. Our combined skill and passion give us the ability to see beyond the “need” and create innovative solutions that allow individuals and families to live, work, and play better in their homes. Skilled, responsive, and dependable, we bring outstanding craftsmanship and value to every project – from basic renovations to whole-house remodels and additions.

36th Avenue Design Build

Located in Wallingford, this 1920s craftsman bungalow was last left with an uninspired 90s remodel. The project goal was to increase the overall square footage while modernizing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Additional goals were to improve the main floor layout and function to meet today's modern lifestyle, while still maintaining the original bungalow charm and quaintness of the home through specific and attentive architectural details. To accomplish the goals at hand and with extensive input from our clients, we collaborated to design a 500+ square-foot second-floor master suite addition, as well as a complete redesign of the main level floor plan.

From the street, the home feels unassuming and fits the tradition of the neighborhood. But once inside, the amount of space, light, and function quickly becomes tangible. The project required demolition to bare studs and partial second story removal. Through thoughtful and intentional design, we began crafting a space that works in concert with our clients' desires. The second floor includes three bedrooms and two baths, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and large windows to provide open space and ample daylight as requested through client input. Other finishes include hardwoods throughout, heated tile floors, and custom shower glass. On the main level, you find a spacious family room, dining room, informal TV area, and a chef-inspired gourmet kitchen. The hardwoods continue throughout, with an open-rail staircase, douglas fir double hung windows, wainscoting trim paneling, and crown molding. As part of the design, we were also respectful of original architectural elements in order to pay homage to the 1920s home. To complement these items, we repurposed the home's salvaged lumber to create a few custom pieces of furniture and built-ins. These include the floating shelves in the kitchen, custom open vanity and mirror in the powder room, as well the Stickley-inspired dining room table. This home provides the craftsman-inspired details that have been long celebrated throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Staging provided by Staged by Design.

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Joshua McCaffrey

Joshua McCaffrey

Jeff Pullar

Jeff Pullar

Founded in 2010, 36th avenue design|build is committed to total client satisfaction. Owners Joshua McCaffrey and Jeff Pullar believe that strong and lasting relationships built on integrity and trust, earned through the remodel, are as important as the renovation of your home. We consider every project an opportunity to participate with our clients in a unique and artful design and construction process. To each of our clients, our commitment remains consistent: concise communication, integrity, and pride in workmanship of incomparable quality. Grounded in quality, 36th avenue design|build thrives on variety and working with homeowners to create relaxing and inviting atmospheres from traditional to modern. For the discriminating homeowner who expects incomparable quality and unparalleled service, trust in 36th avenue design|build.

City Builders

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Gordon Gregg

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 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 projects as green as they want it to be.

Schulte Construction

We expanded the kitchen into a previously enclosed porch and relocated the exterior door. We replaced a door opening with a pass-through "window" between the dining room and kitchen to keep the two rooms connected and maximize wall space. Outside, we removed vinyl siding and restored the original wood siding and trim. We also replaced all of the windows, front porch (including stairs and railing), garage door, and roofing and added new paint.

City Builders Inc.

A partial second story with two bedrooms and a bathroom were added to this 1943 home. Structural modifications were made to the entry and living room layout.

It features beautiful custom-built black walnut cabinets, new stair railings, and a gas fireplace surrounded with grey bark tile, completely changing the look and function of the home. Cubbies for every member of the family are a new laundry room feature.

Wrapped front porch posts and exposed tongue-and-groove cedar soffits provide attractive finishing touches to the exterior.

Schulte Construction

The kitchen was renovated from the framing to provide a better use of space and to incorporate modern conveniences such as a dishwasher, gas range, new utilities, and better ventilation. The eating nook was redesigned with built-ins.

For the attic remodel, both sides of the center were dormered to add a sitting area and bathroom. Most of the original T&G paneling was reused in the new bathroom; built-ins were used to maximize space.

Irons Brothers Construction Inc.

A sophisticated master bathroom and organized home office were created with a dormer addition to this 1931 brick home. The home was opened up using the existing closet and attic space to create the new rooms.

The addition features custom cabinetry, granite countertops, creative tile designs and fir floors. The exterior Hardiplank shingles are painted in natural hues to compliment the brick color tones. Completely integrated, the new dormer looks as though it has always been there.

LZL Construction Inc.: Bellevue

This Newport Shores project included new windows, siding, roof, hardscapes, and landscape, along with new interior finishes, changing painted woodwork to cherry, and many new amenities. Newly added space included a two-car garage addition to the existing garage with a bonus room added over the now four-car garage. LZL Construction Inc.’s design/build team worked with the homeowner to design and negotiate a well-budgeted and -scheduled project. The owners appreciated the process and love their newly renovated home.