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.
This 1917 Woodland Park Classic received the royal treatment, enlarging the kitchen, adding a new back deck, and transforming the master bathroom and bedroom.
This lovely 1912 Craftsman home, with shingle siding and original fir floors, needed a lot of love. Tearing it down and starting over was appealing, but reviving the home's long-forgotten character ultimately won out.
The homeowners collaborated with Schulte Design Build to design and transform their kitchen into a light, open, functional, standout space for their family’s growing needs.
A 1928 pre-war home in Ballard gained three times the living space of the outdated addition it replaced, plus a flood of new light from double-hung wood windows.
A transformation of both the exterior and interior improved accessibility, space, and natural light via the new open (but still cozy) floor plan.
Remodeling an old home often resembles a good mystery plot and this early 1900s home was no exception. We reworked the guts of this Capitol Hill home for modern, multi-functional sensibilities, 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, better flow, and to make the home more comfortable.
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 relocate the load-bearing walls and create a true “Open Concept Great Room Design.”
This whole-house remodel with a second story addition in Edmonds is a must see!
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 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 for enjoying 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.
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.
Meet the Builder
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.
In this kitchen remodel, our focus is in opening up and updating the current space. We’ll begin by removing the existing chimney, which sits in the middle of the home. This will significantly contribute to the spaciousness the homeowners hope to feel in their new kitchen. A combination of stained and painted cabinets with a marble backsplash will enhance the dynamic, yet inviting design in the room. The installation of Astoria Granite with a waterfall edge modernizes the room’s look and floating shelves with puck lights add warmth in eye-catching fashion. Finally, the portable island allows for larger groups to gather, as it can be transported with ease.
After the remodel, this kitchen becomes rich in spaciousness, design, and convenience for the homeowners and their guests.
Meet the Builder
Here at Renewal Remodels & Additions, your satisfaction is our guarantee! Based out of Puyallup, WA, we are here to assist you in creating the home of your dreams, all while giving you a positive experience in the process. From our very first remodel job, we have taken pride in delivering superior customer service and quality workmanship. Building trustworthy relationships with our customers is extremely important at Renewal. We will provide you with an honest and accurate price quote and a clear, detailed contract outlining the work to be done. We are excited to work with you and prove that we are the best in the business!
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.
Meet the Builder
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.
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.
Meet the Builder
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.
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!
Meet the Builder
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.
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