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

G.R. Burgess Co.

This English Hill kitchen was built in 1983 and had seen a lot of family dinners. It was pretty basic to begin with and working space was tight. An existing closet was converted into a large built-in pantry. A beam was installed with steel posts to fit between and be concealed by the new cabinetry in order to eliminate a framed wall and gain more working space in the kitchen. Removal of drywall soffits and enlarging the kitchen window also added to a feeling of spaciousness. Clear-grade hickory cabinetry and beams, a farmhouse sink, and quartzite countertops made the kitchen into a really pleasant place to be.

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Meet the Builder

Gentry Burgess

The Burgess family has been immersed in craftsmanship and building since Gentry's childhood. His grandfather was a millwright, a trim carpenter, and was in the Corps of Engineers in WWII. He would describe in detail and show his grandchildren how they made spiral chutes out of wood for flour mills in Kansas or how they hung and installed eight doors a day for new houses in Denver. The foreman would run a nickel around the door to check the gap. If it was wrong, you did it over. It was all done precisely, one at a time, with hand tools. He taught his grandkids to appreciate a job well done. Gentry started his career in carpentry and building at age 10 with 4-H classes, built his first house at age 17, and has been a builder and remodeler ever since, from 1983-1988 in Twin Falls, Idaho, and from 1988 to present in Kirkland, Washington.

City Builders Inc.

Completely redone, this home could be mistaken for brand new. The updated kitchen is now an architectural dream wrapped in beautiful custom cabinetry and Alaska White granite. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances allow for easy hosting, while the large statement island makes this the family center of the home. The powder room is contemporary and has a wonderfully simple color pallet. The sweeping hardwood stairs welcome you in and create one unified, gorgeous aesthetic.

City Builders Inc.

This 70s home needed updating. Starting with the kitchen, living room, dining room, and great room, we creatively removed some load-bearing walls and restructured framing. Then came very original solutions for two boring fireplaces. In the existing space we re-designed the functionality and established a more spacious layout. Custom Ribbon Sapeli contemporary cabinets, hardwood floors, fabulous countertops, and new appliances helped us reinvent this amazing kitchen. A must see!