Outdoor Living

Irons Brothers Construction

1954 Hillwood Home Remodel

This 1954 home was redesigned for its 21st-century family. An open-concept floor plan with modern amenities guided this first-floor remodel. It includes an expanded kitchen featuring a cook top peninsula and bar seating. French doors open to a newly expanded outdoor living space and Trex deck. The main bathroom was transformed to include storage space and modernized amenities to appease each family member. We loved working with this local Shoreline family and are so glad that they’re happy with the results!

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Nip Tuck Remodeling

Woodinville Dream Come True

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Once a dated rambler has now become a client's dream home. The client wanted their living space to be more connected to the backyard and allow for more comfortable entertaining. By removing walls, vaulting the kitchen ceiling, and adding doors and windows this multi-function space was created. Stretching into all three bedrooms with new flooring, trim, doors, and paint this home has been transformed. The use of warm colors, and mixing of transitional styling with some traditional details makes this home a client dream come true.

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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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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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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

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.

Irons Brothers Construction: Ballard

A 1941 Ballard classic with tons of potential has been fully renovated for a loyal Seattleite. The whole home was remodeled from the inside out. 

The refresh begins on the main floor; an expanded kitchen and revised master bathroom and bedrooms exist with the original architectural details intact, creating visual balance. A widened stairway leads downstairs to a newly reconstructed basement. 

Comprehensive enhancements include earthquake retrofitting. The modernized exterior wows with new siding and windows, a revamped entry with a bay window, and covered stairway. A brand new deck serves as an observation and entertainment area overlooking the yard. The new driveway, garage door, and walkways complete the look. 

This remodel was inspired by and created for a wonderful homeowner who will enjoy this space and the neighborhood for years to come. 

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JOSEPH IRONS, CGR GMB CAPS CGP

Joseph is the president and general manager of Irons Brothers Construction, based in Shoreline, Washington. His hands-on experience and commitment to the homebuilding industry have helped him build his business into a multi-award-winning design/build remodeling company.

A three-time state and local Remodeler of the Year, Joseph currently serves as president of the Master Builders Association. He continues to be an instrumental part of Rampathon, a signature MBA event where members build, and gift, free wheelchair ramps to our neighbors in need.

The best part of going to work every day for Joseph? Making clients' remodeling dreams come true.

CRD Design Build

You’d never know what exists behind the humble original façade of this small 1906 craftsman house. The near-total remodel is a wonderful blend of vintage charm, comfort, and modern luxuries. Inside and out, the Midvale House captures well the trend to monetize one’s home within an updated modern floor plan, incorporating some of the best energy-saving technology, finishes, and design concepts, while maximizing the connections to the outdoor spaces.

The modern and colorful ADU daylight basement unit, which received the MBA's Best Basement Remodel and Best Green Remodel Awards at the 2016 REX Awards, was dug out to create an almost eight-foot ceiling height. A new foundation, earthquake retrofitting, and a state-of-the art sound attenuation system between the floors was added, along with many impressive energy-saving features. The more traditional upper unit is full of light and connection to the landscape with windows, windows, windows everywhere and no less than five doors connecting the unit to the upper-level deck, front porch, and private back garden. AND, there’s Rosie’s Roost, the chicken castle and focal point of the yard. 

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Denny Conner

Denny Conner has been helping greater Seattle homeowners transform their homes through remodeling since 1980. Realizing there was often a gap between the designs clients brought him and what they could afford, he began pioneering the design-build service in the early 1990s. He founded his company with the goal of establishing a home remodeling and construction business that treats its customers with dignity and respect. Conner Remodeling and Design, now CRD Design Build, improved the home remodeling process from start to finish. CRD bridges the gap that often exists between architects and builders by working closely with architectural designers. Through a personalized approach to design for home remodeling, CRD is able to produce outstanding results that fulfill clients' dreams and respects their budget.

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.

Irons Brothers Construction Inc.: Seattle

This 1951 midcentury contemporary kitchen was updated by opening up the walls, relocating a doorway, and reducing south-facing window heights to regain territorial mountain views. The new design created an unobstructed and stylish open concept kitchen for cooking, entertaining, and family gatherings. Features include: new cabinetry integrating two different lines, appliances, quartz countertops, tile backsplash, flooring, and updated lighting.