For this first phase of this remodel, the owners wanted us to open up the kitchen--making it larger and better laid out--and to take advantage of the views to the west. We proposed a small addition that would shift the kitchen south alongside the dining room. This allowed the kitchen to share the view without compromising the view from the dining room. We enlarged the dining room, allowing space for casual family gatherings near an existing fireplace. The space of the previous kitchen is now a pantry and a closet containing media equipment and a home office behind a sliding frosted glass door. We also rearranged the entry sequence to the house, forging a better connection between the dining room and the living room and incorporating a mini-mudroom-type closet.
In the second phase the master and children's bathrooms were updated, making both rooms brighter and more functional. Additions to the master bath include an alcove vanity, large soaking tub, and walk-in shower with bench and rainfall shower head. The kids' bathroom now has clean, modern lines and fun lighting fixtures. With a new, narrower vanity and wall-mounted faucets, this room has more floor space than before. The remodel also included additions to the master bedroom: a built-in dresser, and a window seat with views of the Olympic Mountains to the west.
Featured in:Fine Homebuilding: Kitchens & Baths
, Issue 263, Winter 2016, "A Kitchen Connected
," by Howard Miller, pp. 38-41.