Living Room

Nip Tuck Remodeling

Cottage Lake Expansion

This rambler needed a major update, so we added skylights and significantly enlarged the kitchen to be a true entertaining space. Relocated windows and a vaulted kitchen ceiling now match the rest of the living room. The loft stairs were relocated to the entry to complete the home’s open feel.

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Harjo Construction

1916 Craftsman Reconfiguration

This charming 1916 Craftsman was reconfigured to increase the footprint via a redesigned kitchen and new, open living room. To create an open concept the fireplace and chimney were removed from the living room and the stairs to the basement were rerouted around the kitchen. A partial pony wall between the staircase and dining further opened the space.

The kitchen was expanded from an L-shape to a U-shape giving the family twice the number of cabinets, with a pantry for extra storage, and built-in bench seating for eat-in kitchen dining. To gain additional interior space the original front porch and a side entry were enclosed to create a foyer with a closet, and a functional mud room with built-ins and cubbies. To tie the rooms together new hardware floors were installed throughout the main floor.

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Carlisle Classic Homes

Built Green Certified 4-Star Remodel

This elegant waterfront home is built to amaze. From the walls of windows and decks that make you feel like you’re practically on the beach to the custom finishes and modern technologies that every homeowner dreams about, this house has it all!


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Sockeye Homes

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 relocate the load-bearing walls and create a true “Open Concept Great Room Design.”

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.

Schulte Construction

Our clients purchased this West Seattle home with the intention to formalize a grand entertaining space on the entire first floor. We brought the space down to the studs and reconfigured the dining, living and kitchen to take advantage of the amazing island view. This included new windows and french doors that open up to a new deck that faces the view. New hardwood floors were installed, creating a cohesive look throughout. The kitchen is chef-worthy and has all new cabinets with ample storage, along with built-in benches. The master suite includes walk-in closets, updated bath and shower, along with a double vanity.

The results are beautiful and the clients are thrilled.

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Todd Schulte

We’ve been providing the highest quality construction services to the Seattle area for more than 14 years. Todd Schulte, founder and owner, brings more than 30 years’ experience to every job. Projects include residential remodels, new construction, and light commercial work. Todd and his crew of professional craftspeople take pride in creating spaces that turn our clients' vision into reality.

Chermak Construction Inc.

This project began with friendship. We had just completed another local remodel and were recommended by word-of-mouth. The home was a typical 1950s-era rambler with small rooms, narrow hallways, and a sunken living room. Our homeowner wanted an open and contemporary space that would accommodate aging in place. By removing an existing slate floor entry, railings, a living area planter, a wall between the kitchen/living room, and the fireplace, we were able to open up the main living area. The sunken living room was raised to be level with the rest of the home. In addition to this new living/kitchen/dining space, we repurposed existing rooms to create a home office, craft room, remodeled bath, and luxurious walk-in-closet. The home was updated with hardwood flooring, lever-style handles on all doors, new appliances, easy-to-maintain countertops, and new windows. Our homeowner loves that her “new home” is so open and bright!

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Howard Chermak, CGR, CAPS

Howard Chermak started Chermak Construction with one customer in June 1980. He soon learned that partnerships and collaboration were a lot more fun than working alone. He also discovered a strong commitment to customers and their families. His philosophy has been to provide a full-service construction company with exceptional employees that thrive in a personable atmosphere. The company directly reflects his commitment to quality and concern for the needs of customers. 36 years in the construction business in Greater Seattle, Bellevue, and Edmonds benefits clients at every phase of the home remodeling process.

I take pride in my company’s professional, yet personal approach to the construction business. This creates an environment for successful projects and happy clients.
— Howard Chermak

Sockeye Homes

This nationally award-winning, 5,000 square foot contemporary, open-concept home showcases incredible lake views, incorporates a variety of textures and illumination, and integrates the exterior living spaces into the predominantly white interior finishes.

The Japanese Nichiha exterior siding provides a contemporary feel with low maintenance. The existing 1950s home has been transformed into a modern showstopper!

Pathway Design & Construction

Like most kitchens built in 1968, this one was closed off, making it a prime candidate for remodeling. Focusing on a brighter, better ventilated kitchen, the dream of taking down the wall between the kitchen and adjacent rooms allowed the homeowners to add an island and cozy eating area, creating a more functional space. Dark wood flooring, new cabinets, countertops, a new range, and a modern sink with glass tile backsplash completed the transformation.

Gaspar's Construction

This 70s house with great bones missed the mark with a choppy layout and by obscuring a fantastic view. We opened the floor plan and the entire back wall to the water view. Between the 21-foot sliding door and a sleek combination of wood and painted cabinets, there’s no way to miss the intention. It is now a space that is both calm and vibrant, ready to accommodate a party for 40 or a quiet fireside dinner for two.

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.

Sockeye Homes: Site 1

This Tuscan waterfront villa transports you to the old world with its stone and stucco exterior, 17-foot cathedral ceilings, indoor brick pizza oven, exquisite terra cotta and hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, distressed and reclaimed wood accents, handmade painted custom tile, wine barrel sink vanity, outdoor shower, and Juliet balconies. The home features breathtaking water views from the 16-foot Nanawall glass door that opens to a trellised outdoor deck. The entire custom home is open for touring and includes two kitchens, four bathrooms, and numerous multi-purpose living spaces.