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Remodeling Excellence Awards: 2019 – 425 Magazine

Little question about it: The members of the Remodelers Council of the Grasp Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties do top-tier work. Yearly, they submit their favourite tasks to the Remodeling Excellence Awards. Listed here are 24 inspiring spaces that may have you taking a look at your house and dreaming of flattening a wall and adding some flair anew.

Shining Star

Tub Excellence – Lower than $35,000

Ron Palmer

Palmer Residential reworked a claustrophobic attic toilet right into a shiny, ethereal area that the owner now considers her favourite room in the home. To open up the area, an elevated rest room platform was eliminated, and clear shower glass was added to usher in mild. The vainness, half-wall, tile, quartz slab, and shower curb showcase work from multiple trades, all unified by way of design. The vainness options new sconce lighting and mirror, with tile and design decisions that match the basic vintage really feel of the house. Shiny, colourful finishes all through enhance the pure mild from the window and make a small rest room appear giant and open. PALMER RESIDENTIAL LLC

2nd Place — Seaview | Price range Tub Revamp

Jesse L. Young Images

This rest room has a new lease on life with a glossy mixture of basic white subway tiles and stylish wainscoting good for its 1911 house. Trendy touches embrace a heated towel rack, giant shower area of interest, and bathe diverter with a hand-held wand. J&M Rework rotated the tub, relocated the bathroom, and added a large vainness, opening ample flooring area and much-needed storage whereas enhancing the general movement of the room. Glass shelving within the bathe and above the bathroom in addition to semi-flush-set drugs cupboards hold out the muddle. Flawless encaustic tile installation reveals distinctive consideration to detail. J&M REMODEL

Attic Turned Master Toilet

Tub Excellence – $35,000 to $60,000

Ron Palmer

This cramped attic was reworked into a true main bedroom, full with a stunning new rest room. The once-narrow, angular room is now more space-efficient with the location of an arrogance throughout from the shower, made even more lovely with the addition of a bathtub, and accentuated with textured wallpaper that conceals a hidden door to the attic storage. Unique lighting and hexagon flooring tiles further improve the design. The impeccable taste of the fashion-forward shoppers made adorning the area straightforward, and the completed master toilet has lived as much as their goals. ARMADA DESIGN & BUILD INC.

A ’90s Rest room Refresh

Tub Excellence – $60,000 to $80,000

Irina Elston

This undertaking marries type and function to make an previous ’90s toilet new once more. Standout features embrace a bench discreetly tucked behind the horse wall and pivot mirrors on the vainness. All the things behind the glass is waterproof, creating a large bathe room for spa-style bathing. Retaining present home windows helped achieve the classic-yet-modern look the shoppers needed whereas retaining costs down. The free-standing bathtub was placed by a window with a lake view. An unusually angled window on the perpendicular wall creates visual circulate from the ceiling-mounted bathe head right right down to the bathtub and window and then around to the lower wall-mounted bathe ports. ARMADA DESIGN & BUILD INC.

A Brilliant and Shiny Kitchen

Kitchen Excellence – Less than $50,000

Photograph by Rendering Area

Remod Builders reworked an area the householders hated into this bright-white dream kitchen. The white tile is offset by blue island cabinets, refinished purple oak floors, and warmly colored brass cabinet hardware. The once-enclosed south-facing window brightens the area, while a Sub-Zero vent mounted flush above the fridge provides it a high-end look. The ceiling was raised to additional open the area, and exposed vent ducting that wanted concealing was boxed in. The adjoining wall was equally boxed in to visually help the ceiling like a beam; the area inside is now used for a drop-zone station. The island was built and painted to seem like custom cabinetry and features a hidden under-counter microwave on its bottom for discreet reheating. REMOD BUILDERS

A Serene Family Kitchen

Kitchen Excellence – $50,000 to $100,000

Jeff Beck Images

This once-neglected kitchen is now a trendy showpiece with several outstanding options. The ornamental hood and marble mosaic backsplash on the range create a way of drama next to the modern white subway tile, while the apron front sink with matte black plumbing fixtures exudes a basic really feel. The prevailing doors and honey oak hardwood flooring have been retained as a result of finances, and a complementary colour palette was selected for the rest of the kitchen, together with dusty blue cabinets. The presence of vary plumbing allowed the set up of the pot filler — a wish-list item — for simply the price of the fixture. POTTER CONSTRUCTION

2nd Place Let There Be Colour

Virginia Roberts Images

Nip Tuck Remodeling merged a white-on-white kitchen and dining room to create this colorful, inviting area, letting natural mild from the eating room window into the kitchen. The stream created by the enlarged eating room is complemented by daring blue paint in the kitchen that pulls the attention. Playful cabinet finishes and a splash of statement tile around the window with opposing area tile help the enjoyable, eclectic fashion. Area for breakfast and show areas was created via diversified cabinetry heights on the oven and pantry wall. The island presents ample cooking, storage, and seating alternatives, while recessed lighting at the sink, island, and dining space supplies activity lighting. NIP TUCK REMODELING

A Cozy Excessive-Type Kitchen

Kitchen Excellence – $100,000 to $150,000

John Wilbanks Images

Like a variety in Architectural Digest, this kitchen is a dream come true. Creamy inset cabinetry, beautiful quartz counter tops, and high-end appliances rework a once-forgettable room into a memorable and beautiful area. A custom Rohl clay sink and bridge faucet complement the timeless design. A small peek-a-boo window added near the range is now a favourite function of the home-owner. This kitchen is full of storage, and every new cabinet has a rollout tray that’s practical and straightforward to make use of. Wrapping cabinetry across the corner enlarged the kitchen and created a wine and beverage station. Custom column wraps have been put in to match the cabinetry, creating area and visible attraction, while custom cabinets made specialty corners seem seamless. NIP TUCK REMODELING

2nd Place Small Kitchen Format Swap

Cindy Apple Images

With only 200 sq. ft to work with, Mannequin Rework created this spacious, light-filled kitchen with a U-shaped format that makes the a lot of the area. Tremendous Susan cupboards have been installed in each corner, and a pantry was placed behind the refrigerator. Reflective ceramic tiles and a quartz countertop improve the pure mild, whereas darkish gray marmoleum flooring contrasts elegantly. Oil-rubbed bronze door hardware, cabinet pulls, and lighting fixtures create a cohesive look, while matching tile trim, vertically aligned retailers, and pendants spaced to match the three-panel window present excessive attention to detail. LED undercabinet lighting provides the crowning glory. MODEL REMODEL

Eradicating  Partitions to a Dream Kitchen

Kitchen Excellence – Greater than $150,000

Nathan Supakul

Higher Builders brought together a kitchen, media room, and underused formal dining room in this kitchen rework, making a single open and trendy area appropriate for social actions. The eating room has been moved next to the kitchen, where it is now often used, and the media area occupies the open area. The kitchen island was expanded with a single slab countertop with workspace and bar seating. Previously unused areas at the moment are well-trafficked, and daylight floods the area. Recessed lighting supplies utility and ambience. A muted palette and clean strains complement the home-owner’s eclectic furniture and paintings. BETTER BUILDERS

Double the Enjoyable

Residential Rework Excellence – Addition – Lower than $200,000

Sockeye Houses

Sockeye Houses created a brand new room for his or her shoppers’ youngsters to hang out in, adding ample curb attraction with out breaking the financial institution. A septic system in the entrance and steeply graded yard meant going over the prevailing garage. Working intently with the architect and structural engineer, Sockeye placed the doorway in an present hallway and prevented transforming the aspect of the home. New structural elements have been engineered to retain part of the prevailing decrease roof with out new load-bearing posts in the garage. A gable was added for visible attraction, melding the unique home and addition into one seamless construction. SOCKEYE HOMES

Inside Out

Residential Rework Excellence – Addition – $200,000 to $500,000

Ross Anania

This sunroom addition by Crescent Builds offers the householders year-round area to hook up with their garden. Changing a ramshackle construction that would only be enjoyed in summer time, this is an inviting, warm area to chill out, entertain, and benefit from the outside setting. Both the ceiling cladding and the heated coloured concrete slab stream effortlessly from interior to exterior. A free-standing gas-burning hearth brings heat on chilly days. Throughout a website walkthrough, it turned clear that a number of structural modifications would forge a stronger connection between the prevailing dining room and sunroom, creating an unobstructed view of the garden and Olympic Mountains. CRESCENT BUILDS

2nd Place Historic Residence Update

Azzura Images

This update to a historic 19th-century house was a welcome problem for Gaspar’s Development, which reworked its dated rooms into a up to date, practical area whereas nonetheless honoring its history. The kitchen now accommodates the complete family, as well as an heirloom dining desk. A big, unused hearth not unique to the house was removed, and the toilet was relocated, liberating up area and enhancing general stream. Hickory floors create period-appropriate farmhouse allure. The original stained-glass window was removed from the toilet and installed in the new window, along with Solatube lighting. All exterior modifications have been authorised by the historic evaluation board, and archived photographs have been used to re-create the home’s window frames. GASPAR’S CONSTRUCTION

Creating a Water World

Residential Rework Excellence – Major Rework – Less than $200,000

Sockeye Houses

This 1970s rental turned an open concept with 180-degree water views. Sockeye Houses removed 10 ft of load-bearing walls and two partitions separating the kitchen, dwelling, and eating areas to do it. Cabinet panels conceal kitchen home equipment, while the hood vent could be recessed to go away views unobstructed. A curved island bar presents an off-the-cuff and space-conscious consuming and entertaining area. A Cambria countertop brings the sensation of water and waves inside. The guest rest room features an open linen space with space for storing, a tear-drop-shaped shower deco wall, and a low-profile vessel-style sink. The rain glass-style bathe tile accents, tubular faucet, and sea-salt-colored sink within the master toilet full the water-themed design. SOCKEYE HOMES

Dated to Dreamy

Residential Rework Excellence – Major Rework – $200,000 to $500,000

Cindy Apple Images

Pathway Design & Development turned the dated primary flooring of this West Seattle split-level into an ethereal and spacious abode, all whereas maintaining its footprint small and inexperienced. A number of home windows have been enlarged for extra pure mild, and a cramped entryway was opened up by removing most of a wall and replacing the front door. Eradicating a closet off the kitchen daylighted a dark hallway. An enormous, unmovable hearth between rooms was made a focus with new tile that built-in into the kitchen design. To extend pure mild and transition the low kitchen ceiling to different ceilings, elements of the kitchen and dining room have been utterly reframed. PATHWAY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

2nd Place Seward Park Home Rework

Andrew Giammarco

Armada Design & Construct used the unfinished attic in this 1949 house to create a real main bedroom in addition to excessive vaulted ceilings that radically altered the character of the kitchen and family room. This concerned a number of engineering issues, finally requiring custom-made metallic collar ties for structural help and aesthetic cachet. A ravishing and useful master toilet was constructed in the attic with a sharply angled wall above the bath. Wallpaper behind the bathtub creates a shocking visual aspect whereas concealing a secret door to hidden additional space for storing. The choice of supplies and colours is a result of the shoppers’ exceptional style and vision for the area. ARMADA DESIGN & BUILD INC.

A House for the Generations

Residential Rework Excellence – Major Rework – $500,000 to $750,000

Irina Elston

This three-story house inbuilt 1993 was renovated for the multigenerational household now dwelling there. 4 walls between the entry, kitchen, formal eating, and dwelling rooms have been removed to create a more open floorplan. The house’s tall entryway was replaced with a new bed room for youngsters, an outsized grasp tub cut up right into a hall tub, a big laundry room, walk-in closet, and a new master tub with lake views. For the family chef, a brand new 60-inch fuel vary and 66-inch hood have been installed. Cohesive finishes unify and brighten the spaces in this spacious household house. ARMADA DESIGN & BUILD INC.

Historic Cape Cod Residence Saved

Residential Rework Excellence – Main Rework – More than $750,000

Cindy Apple Images

This 1926 Cape Cod — initially listed as a teardown — was rumored to be haunted and in a state of decay. It was restored spectacularly by Model Rework. The previous charcoal exterior was replaced with kiln-dried shingles sourced from Maine. Native and recycled materials, plus high-efficiency appliances and fixtures, have been used to realize a Constructed Green® Three-Star certification. Azul granite kitchen countertops and master tub slabs anchor the ocean-inspired aesthetic, while cherry wood adds warmth within the kitchen and dwelling rooms. Marine blue is current within the reclaimed hearth tiles, with a custom grout colour to match. Almost each element in the residence was custom-made, together with a curved wood railing for the stairs and hearth mantels. The bay window’s exterior copper base was specifically fabricated and patinaed. MODEL REMODEL

A Ballard Basement that Features

Residential Rework Excellence – ADU & Basement Rework

Dr. Dale Lang

This glossy basement rework created a welcoming area for local Seattle Play Streets individuals and the householders’ own burgeoning family. The laundry area was moved to make means for the new toilet, which was inbuilt the same nook with a lot of the prevailing plumbing. A south-facing window brings ample sunlight into the toilet, which includes a zero-threshold shower. The preteen son’s bed room has a built-in platform bed. A Murphy mattress a for steadily visiting grandma was installed in what would otherwise be lifeless area. The beautiful new stairwell options custom stained wooden treads that blend seamlessly with floating cabinets. JACKSON DESIGN BUILD LLC

A Beautiful Office and Showroom

Business Rework Excellence

Azzura Images

This lovely and useful office and residential design showroom was as soon as a dark, drab business area. Now it evokes both employees and clients. Gaspar’s Development flooded the building with mild with a new heat roof and Eight-by-Eight skylights. When the drop ceiling was eliminated, an open, ethereal area was created while a number of the constructing’s industrial appeal was left exposed. The ceiling within the middle core was lowered to divide meeting areas and conceal HVAC, creating three distinct shopper presentation areas with better acoustics and increased privateness. A big custom kitchen anchors the area — a hub for gathering staff in addition to a dwelling showroom for shoppers. Three beautiful loos serve friends whereas displaying off totally different design ideas. GASPAR’S CONSTRUCTION

Waterfront Apartment Redo for Empty Nesters

Getting old in Place & Common Design

Jeff Beck Images Copyright 2019

This luxury Common Design grasp toilet fulfills the dream of an empty-nest couple wishing to age in place. Potter Development removed the dividing partitions, present water closet, shower, and an unused built-in soaking tub to create a spacious, ADA-compliant toilet accessible for wheelchairs. The toilet now includes a curbless bathe with slip-resistant tile that is vast sufficient for a caregiver to assist and an ADA-compliant wall-mounted fold-down teak bench. Plywood blocking was installed behind the dramatic slab shower walls for future grab bars. The home-owner labored with the remodelers to construct a fantastic custom teak vainness and open cupboard shelving, creating a clear, timeless look whereas retaining the finances down. POTTER CONSTRUCTION

The Secret Garden Area

Landscape & Outside Dwelling Excellence – Less than $50,000

Ross Anania

This challenge reworked a dilapidated outside constructing into a magical personal retreat for enjoyable and entertaining, an inviting area that connects the interior with exterior garden area. To deal with a leaking roof and rotting walls, Crescent Builds removed the inside walls to restore underlying structural integrity. New interior partitions have been completed with shiplap cedar element. Custom cedar-clad closets have been created for additional space for storing. A custom hideaway nook hidden above closet storage doorways offers a touch of magic for the shopper’s daughter. Raw concrete floors and ceiling showcase the history, complementing the warm tones of wooden inside cladding. The whole challenge is summed up with the NanaWall door system that seamlessly connects indoor and outside spaces. CRESCENT BUILDS

A Dreamy Outside Retreat

Landscape & Outside Dwelling Excellence – More than $50,000

Nathan Supakul

This inspired design brings a pool, decks, and a studio together in extraordinary natural environment, fulfilling a dream of integrating an artwork studio into a stupendous backyard. The previous pool had tilted more than 4 inches and was repaired with new concrete coping and vibrant tile accent at its edges. The prevailing decks have been in dangerous form, so a singular answer was employed that joined the elevated outside dwelling spaces with the pool and art studio. Framing was repaired, and decking was replaced with ipe because of the materials’s longevity and natural beauty. Ipe also caps the concrete wall, joining the pool with the art studio and coping detail in the pool. BETTER BUILDERS

A Sweet Stitching Middle

Getaway Room & Specialty Area – Lower than $50,000

Azzura Images

This venture reworked a dark, unfinished basement right into a cheery area for internet hosting a growing crew of grandchildren and to indulge a love of crafting. Gaspar’s furred out the walls deeper than required to scale back a steep slope within the flooring with out dropping too much floorspace. Stairs have been reframed and coated in nonslip stair treads for safety and a enjoyable pop of colour. Gaspar’s highlighted the economic touch of the original door with chartreuse paint and painted the ceiling a comforting blue. An uncovered duct was painted to mix in and provided vital financial savings. A low table was installed for a sewing machine, and a much-loved vintage cupboard was repurposed as a pottery station. GASPAR’S CONSTRUCTION

A Room with a View

Getaway Room & Specialty Area – Greater than $50,000

Dr. Dale Lang

This beautiful area presents fabulous views whereas prioritizing power conservation and well being. Bridging perform with type, Kolbe Vistalux collection home windows have been installed, ameliorating solar heat whereas additionally mixing seamlessly into the home’s mid-century aesthetic. A corner cabinet elegantly displays family heirlooms behind glass to keep out mud, and the woodwork was completed with a zero-VOC product for improved air quality. After many design revisions, the window bench cabinetry was built by a woodworker the home-owner knows, with wooden selected to enrich a Mission-style couch. Cherry trim and cabinetry work properly with the walnut-clad windows. The gorgeous brass hardware nods to the marine features of the Puget Sound. JACKSON DESIGN BUILD LLC

Loaded AV Cabinetry

Specialty Details & Finishes – more than $25,000

Jill Burwell

The householders appreciated the color and style of their present cabinetry, however the format simply didn’t fit their delicate audio-visual gear storage wants. On this beautiful design coup, Imaginative and prescient Woodworks created custom cabinetry that replicated each difficult detail the householders needed. Advanced custom cupboard expertise have been required for custom window valances that matched the cabinetry element, and special AV requirements have been accommodated. The maple wooden and lightweight stain of the earlier cabinetry have been matched, and the exact particulars of the previous storage and TV middle have been replicated with engineered interiors to accommodate the difficult AV gear format. VISION WOODWORKS

Master ‘Sweet’


Vaagsland Foto @2019

Fitch & Company combined two second-story rooms into an expansive main bedroom by extending the prevailing dormer in each instructions. On one end is a full-height main bedroom that includes copious natural mild, wood flooring, and a shiplap function wall behind the bed. Smooth wood tones combine with recent white linens to create a comforting rustic area. On the other end is the master toilet, which includes a double vainness, two-function shower, drop-in tub, and walk-in closet. To make the most of each sq. inch, a romantic two-person bathtub was tucked in the present dormer inside the bathe for a soothing bathing expertise. Wall-to-wall frameless glass and a curbless bathe create a seamless divide, whereas continuous encaustic tiles between the spaces make it feel spacious. FITCH & COMPANY

Nest Refresh

Interior Design – more than $125,000

Vaagsland Foto @2019

This dramatic venture provides a cushty dwelling area for family bonding and entertaining. After 20 years of raising youngsters of their residence, the householders have reworked for the subsequent 20. The kitchen was relocated to the north aspect of the home to create a single flowing area that joins the kitchen, casual nook, eating and buffet areas, and a gaming desk. A buffet close to the eating desk includes a built-in mini fridge and a full assortment of small appliances for quick snacks. The prevailing hearth was updated to an Ortal fuel hearth, and framing was added for mounting a television. Customized-fit rift white oak panels have been installed over an uncovered I-beam to disguise it with a clean trendy look. FITCH & COMPANY

European Flair

Inside Design – less than $125,000

Vaagsland Foto @2019

With a mix of midcentury and brilliant trendy supplies, this small kitchen now feels grand. European-style cupboards featuring two-tone high-gloss laminate in darkish gray and shiny white changed previous, sagging cupboards. Giant format white glass tiles create a seamless backsplash between the white quartz counter and white cabinets. The half-wall that separated the kitchen from the lounge was removed, opening area between the laundry room and kitchen. The uncovered ceiling was painted white, and new monitor lighting was added to provide brighter mild. The dramatic Sputnik chandelier over the island is the spectacular focus as quickly as you enter the home’s front door. A two-person eating area was created on the finish of the island. FITCH & COMPANY