Category 'Finishes'

28
Aug

Northwest Christian Church Completion

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An uplifting finish renovation of Northwest Christian Church’s sanctuary was inspired by the already existing space. The design focused on highlighting the existing structure which featured soaring exposed wood beams and extensive stain-glass windows. The paint, carpet and finishes were selected for cohesive color in a reverent space.

31
Jul

Lake Sammamish Remodel Completion

This project was a remodel to the existing kitchen of a Lake Sammaish residence. The original home is classic mid-century kitchen renovated into a modern space with clean lines. This gave way to open the floor plan to connect the living room, dinging and kitchen. The Pental Quartz counter space organized the occupied area gracefully with […]

1
Oct

TDX Renovation – September Update

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The Theta Delta Chi renovation at the University of Washington continues as work on the roof, cladding, and window replacement progresses.  Additional structural members were required to take the load where the aging trusses have rotted and can no longer perform to their structural rating.  On top of the new roof structure, an almost completely […]

28
Sep

N-K House Remodel

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This remodel to a craftsman home in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood consisted of a small addition, a bathroom remodel, basement remodel and reconfiguration of the floor plan and stairway to open up the house to the backyard and make the basement access pathway more inviting. Larger basement windows with window wells were added to both provide […]

1
Sep

TDX Renovation – August Update

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The renovation of Theta Delta Chi at the University of Washington is well underway as work continues on the roof and portico of this historic building.  The rotten wood shown in the previous post has been removed and new framing and decking serve as a solid base for the waterproofing to soon be installed. Demolition […]

7
Aug

Laurelhurst Residence – Wine Room

Progress on the Laurelhurst Residence Wine Room progressed quickly once the framing was completed.  Carpenters fabricated several wine racks designed to fit into the various niches and nooks that resulted from tucking the wine room into a difficult corner of the home.  The raw wood of the racks compliment the natural slate floor, and when […]

27
Jun

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – June

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The Clyde Hill Residence finishes and interiors are starting to define the large open living, dining, and kitchen spaces as casework and custom cabinetry have been installed.  Additionally bamboo plank flooring has been installed throughout the main level of the house and has been covered to protect it during the remainder of construction. The fireplace […]

24
Jun

Laurelhurst Residence – Construction Update

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The Laurelhurst wine room has quickly progressed into the construction in the recent weeks since the client approved the design and engaged their contractor. An interesting challenge with this renovation, as in many others, is the owner will maintain occupancy in the house while the work it being done.  Special care is taken to reduce […]

2
Jun

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – May

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May was a great month at the Clyde Hill Residence job site.  The contractors have completed the installation of exterior wood siding, cement board panels, and trim giving the exterior of the home a completely new design aesthetic.  The clear finished wood siding emphasizes the horizontality of the home and provides a material connection to […]

9
May

Blower Door Testing

With the implementation of the 2012 Washington State Energy Code the requirements for air testing residential projects have changed to become more restrictive.  All new residences and additions in the state now require a blower door test to measure air leakage through the building envelope.  The test requires that air changes be less than 5 […]

1
May

Laurelhurst Residence – Wine Room Sketches

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Earlier in April, we were excited for the opportunity to work, once again, with great clients on a small wine room renovation to their home.  The previously completed new construction left some room for renovation as the clients grew into the home and developed some ideas of how to improve the home to suit their needs better. […]

1
May

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Late Apr. 2014

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Progress on the Clyde Hill Residence progressed into late April with a push on exterior elements including finishing the windows and doors, and completing the shingled roof.  The exterior of the home has also been wrapped with building felt in preparation for cement board and cedar strip siding. The redesigned entry now has windows and […]

18
Apr

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Mid Apr. 2014

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The Clyde Hill Residence progresses into April with more work being to the exterior.  The covered porch at the rear of the house has been fully framed and prepared for the future finishes.  New foundation pads have been cast to support the weight of the porch and roof above, and new membrane is being installed […]

31
Mar

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Mar. 2014

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This March has been a busy month for the Clyde Hill Residence as the entryway and entry roof have completed framing, the exterior is stripped of existing cladding, and the interior framing is pushing towards completion.  March also saw the installation of most the windows and exterior doors.  Once this installation is complete work will […]

28
Feb

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Feb. 2014

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As progress on the Clyde Hill Residence moves forward this post will document progress made during the month of February. As this project was taken over mid renovation our work has been to tweak the design our clients’ desires.  These tweaks are enlarging rooms & windows, removing windows & exterior cladding, adding a new roof […]

17
Jan

Clyde Hill Remodel – Week 1

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The Clyde Hill Remodel has begun in earnest. Per our Client’s desire to be moved into the home as soon as possible and given that the project was already under construction, we have been working within the existing building’s envelope as much as possible. Our initial concept sketch for the main floor focuses on preserving […]

10
Jan

Clyde Hill Remodel Begins

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Our newest custom residential project began today in Clyde Hill. Our clients had been looking for several months for a site for a new custom home in the Clyde Hill / Medina / Yarrow Point neighborhoods and finally found their spot. The site was actually a speculative build by local custom home builder Lochwood-Lozier. Project […]

30
Sep

YP House Remodel 2

Photos of the recently completed YP House Remodel. An infill two story addition and remodel to a Yarrow Point house, originally designed by architect Jeffrey Taylor. The project connects the garage to the house while adding dormers and clerestory windows to maintain the scale and character of the existing home. A modest addition to the […]

24
May

Elford Remodel

Photos of the recently completed Elford Remodel. A second story addition to a northwest Mid Century Modern home, originally designed by architect Theo Damm. The home is nestled in the Broadview neighborhood in northwest Seattle. The new scope of work includes an upper floor master suite addition and main floor remodel in order to expand […]

20
Jan

Home Remodeling: Never quite as planned

My wife and I recently purchased a new home together. Of course there are visions of grandeur, and being a designer I had sketches of the possibilities before we even closed. One of our first goals was to move the washer and dryer into the house. It is currently in the basement, and you have […]