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November 12, 2018 9:29 am

Madison Heights Bungalow Addition & Remodel Nears Completion

Completion is in sight for this addition and remodel on the eastern side of Capitol Hill. The owners will be moving boxes and furniture in anticipation of being granted occupancy in the next couple weeks. All the heavy floor protection shown in the pictures below has since been removed. This will likely be the last installment of progress photos until the clients are fully moved in and the house is furnished and occupied.

The sunroom always seems to have great light; and once the yard gets established it will have a lovely garden right outside the window.

The sunroom always has great light. Once the yard is established there will be a lovely garden right outside the window.

The bathroom wainscot has been installed and the curb-less shower will have its glass door soon.

The bathroom wainscot has been installed, and a glass door will soon be added to the curbless shower.

The back porch and stair are an extension of the line of the sunroom cantilever.

The back porch and stair are an extension of the line of the sunroom cantilever.

The original single brackets at the front door have been doubled to add emphasis to the entry.

The original single brackets at the front door have been doubled to add emphasis to the entry.

October 26, 2018 2:33 pm

The Cedar Park Remodel is Progressing

Today we’re checking in on the Cedar Park project, a remodel that includes creating an open-plan great room on the main floor and taking advantage of the Lake Washington view. With the framing completed, the final form of the space is finally starting to be visible. Installation of the plumbing, electrical, and heating systems is wrapping up, with insulation and wall board coming in the near future.

The transom windows above the folding doors add substantial natural light to the living room.

The transom windows above the folding doors add substantial natural light to the living room.

The steel column has been connected to all the floor structure needing support, so the last temporary support can be removed.

The steel column has been connected to all the floor structure needing support, so the last temporary support can be removed.

The seating area has tall windows and is open to the living room and kitchen.

The seating area has tall windows and is open to the living room and kitchen.

October 8, 2018 12:31 pm

The Union City Addition works seamlessly with the original house

We’re closing in on the final finishes in this small, sensitive addition to a home originally designed by William Bain, located near Montlake Playfield south of Portage Bay.

The shower has been tiled and is ready for trim and glass.

The shower has been tiled and is ready for trim and glass.

The sitting room/ library/ guests bedroom has full height windows to the private rear yard.

The sitting room/ library/ guest bedroom has full-height windows looking out on the private rear yard.

The addition has a brick base and siding to match the existing residence.

The addition has a brick base and siding that matches the existing residence.

September 28, 2018 3:06 pm

Introducing the Cedar Park Kitchen & Great Room Remodel

We’ve recently begun construction on a new remodeling project in the Cedar Park neighborhood of Lake City. The house originally had walls separating the kitchen, dining room, and a sunken living room. We’ll be creating an open plan for the main floor and a more functional kitchen, and opening up the space to the views of Lake Washington. The new great room will comprise the dining, family, and living rooms, with the kitchen adjacent.

Demolition has already been completed and framing is underway.

Old windows removed and ready for the new windows.

Out with the old windows; ready for the new.

The old sunken living room has now been brought up tot he height of the rest of the floor.

The old sunken living room has now been brought up level with the rest of the floor.

The floor joists have been cut back to allow for the new steel beam which will allow for the large open space.

The floor joists have been cut back to allow for the new steel beam, which will allow for the large open space of the great room.

September 7, 2018 11:19 am

Filling the Madison Heights Bungalow Addition with Light

With drywall complete and painting underway, this remodel and addition are ready for trim and cabinets. The whole space is coming together rapidly.

the original cove ceiling has been repaired and all new lighting and speakers installed.

The original cove ceiling has been repaired, and all-new lighting and speakers installed.

The skylight and cathedral ceiling in the bathroom create a dramatic space.

The skylight and cathedral ceiling in the bathroom create a dramatic space.

The pyramidal skylight well in the kitchen will help define the space while reducing the need for artificial light.

The pyramidal skylight well in the kitchen will help define the space while reducing the need for artificial light.

August 22, 2018 9:25 am

The completed Normandy Park Kitchen remodel

This project wrapped up several months ago, but we just now had the opportunity to visit and take a few scouting photographs. The clients are very pleased with the transformation of their kitchen.

You can see images of this as a work in progress here and here.

looking from the entry towards the kitchen.

Looking from the entry towards the kitchen. The island has a heated countertop to take the chill out of cold winter mornings.

Looking from the kitchen towards the dining room and fireplace.

Looking from the kitchen towards the dining room and fireplace.

The island cabinet is stained dark to coordinate with the furniture and the perimeter cabinets are white to keep the bright open look of the original architecture.

The island cabinet is stained dark to coordinate with the furniture, and the perimeter cabinets are white to keep the bright, open look of the original architecture.

August 9, 2018 10:52 am

Madison Heights Bungalow: Pre-Drywall & Post-Drywall

Today we’re catching up on all the recent progress at the Madison Heights Bungalow project on the eastern side of Capitol Hill. After the house systems (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC) were roughed in, we photographed every wall and ceiling. This makes any future modifications or troubleshooting easier down the line: like taking pre-emptive X-rays!

A wall in the kitchen prior to drywall.

A wall in the kitchen prior to drywall.

a portion of the basement ceiling showing the amount of systems that are within a ceiling.

This portion of the basement ceiling reveals just how many systems are contained within.

The back porch ready for siding and handrails.

The back porch is ready for siding and handrails.

Just a few brackets under the cantilevered portion of the addition.

Just a few (!) bracketsĀ supporting the cantilevered portion of the sunroom. These provide a nice visual reference to the brackets on the front of the house.

 

 

Once the documentation was complete, we proceeded with installing the drywall. Meanwhile, the carpenters move to the exterior to work on the porches and siding.

The sunroom is already exhibiting great daylighting, as planned.

The sunroom is already exhibiting great daylighting, as planned. The skylights have integral blinds that will keep out the heat when needed.

With the drywall in the upper floor the recycled walnut beams are nicely highlighted.

The upper floor showcases the recycled walnut beams and exposed brick chimney.

The basement is dedicated to climate controlled storage.

The basement is dedicated to climate-controlled storage.

July 2, 2018 10:07 am

Laurelhurst Bathroom Remodel is Complete!

Here are a few scouting pictures taken as we identified any last items to be addressed prior to completion (note the pieces of blue tape in the photographs). We will have professional photographs taken this summer.

The new window and half-timbering at the master bath.

The new window and half-timbering at the master bath.

The kids bathroom with a contemporary update has clean modern lines.

The kids’ bathroom was given a contemporary update with clean, modern lines and fun lighting fixtures.

The master bedroom received a built-in dresser and window seat.

The master bedroom now has a built-in dresser and window seat, which enjoys views of the Olympic Mountains to the west.

The master bath a an alcove vanity with two sinks and lots of drawer space.

The master bath includes an alcove vanity with two sinks and lots of drawer space.

The master shower has a rain head wall head and hand shower.

The master shower has a wall-mounted rainfall shower head and handheld shower head.

We re-built the deck roof in an earlier phase.

We rebuilt the deck roof in an earlier phase of this remodel. With a couple of outdoor heaters this expands the living space year-round.

The skylight roof provides lovely light and atmosphere.

The skylight roof provides lovely light and atmosphere for the whole deck area.

June 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Union City addition will compliment this architect-designed home

We are well underway on a new project: an addition to a split-level home near the Montlake Playfield, designed in 1938 by renowned Seattle architect William Bain of NBBJ. We’re adding a new fully-accessible master suite to the main floor of the house and using principles of universal design to ensure that the client will be able to remain in the house for years to come. The bathroom will include a curbless shower, shower seat, and grab bars. For now the bedroom will double as a study or guest room.

The addition is heading for completion as the systems are installed and final finishes are determined. Interior finishes will be designed by Jennifer Randall Associates, with whom we have previously worked on other projects.

Meeting at the end of the work day gives a chance to consider the options.

Meeting at the end of the work day gives a chance to consider the options.

As the systems are installed the site is kept organized and clean.

As the systems are installed, the site is kept organized and clean.

The floor to ceiling window provides convenient access for the contractors.

The floor-to-ceiling window provides convenient access for the contractors.

June 15, 2018 2:38 pm

Madison Heights bungalow addition is ready for insulation

Today we’re checking in at the addition and remodel project in the Madison Heights area of Capitol Hill. The existing bungalow from 1925 is getting a new sunroom, cathedral ceilings, a full basement, detached garage, and renovations that make the main floor fully accessible.

The last time we saw this project, the framing and new roof had just been completed. The next step now is installing insulation and then the wallboard. As that work proceeds, the exterior hardscape will be installed.

Plumbing and electrical rough-in are nearing completion.

Plumbing and electrical rough-in are nearing completion.

The front porch will include stairs, space for a bench, and a wheel lift for accessibility.

The front porch will include stairs, space for a bench, and a wheelchair lift for accessibility.

The shower and tub room ceiling is sloped to minimize drips from steam condensation.

The shower and tub room ceiling is sloped to minimize drips from steam condensation.