Kitchen+, Bathrooms & Built-ins, Seattle, Washington
Remodel Design Brief
Our clients wanted to open up the kitchen–making it larger and improving the layout–while taking take advantage of the western-facing views. We proposed a small addition, shifting the kitchen south, alongside the dining room. A second phase updated the master and kids’ bathrooms.
Phase 1 – Kitchen Remodel
- Calling this a kitchen remodel is a little misleading. We took advantage of opportunities to rearrange the entry sequence to the house, installing a mini-mudroom-type closet in the entry and forging a better connection between the dining room and living room. Enlarging the dining room made space for casual family gatherings near an existing fireplace. The kitchen addition enabled a new layout, allowing the kitchen and dining room to share fabulous western views without compromising dining room’s original view. Using the former kitchen space, we created a pantry, a media equipment closet, and a home office behind a sliding frosted glass door. And the client also has an amazing new kitchen.
Phase 2 – Guest Bedroom Suite & Deck Roof Replacement Remodels
- We converted a den, mudroom, and small bath to a guest bedroom suite. A rotting, nearly flat, glazed trellis-style deck roof with a more period-appropriate glazed sloped deck roof.
Phase 3 – Master & Children’s Bath Remodels
- We made both bathrooms brighter and more functional. Master bath additions include an alcove vanity, large soaking tub, and walk-in shower with bench and rainfall shower head. We added a built-in dresser and window seat with views of the Olympic Mountains to the west in the master bedroom. The kids’ bathroom now has clean, modern lines and fun lighting fixtures. We selected a new, narrower vanity and wall-mounted faucets to open up more floor space for the bathroom.
Featured in Fine Homebuilding: Kitchens & Baths, Issue 263, Winter 2016, “A Kitchen Connected,” by Howard Miller, pp. 38-41.
Photographs by Jim Houston