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Over the years, Ventana Construction has worked with hundreds of residential remodeling clients. Our main website shows some of our newest and most unique remodeling work, but there are many more bath remodels, home additions and kitchen remodels that may provide you with inspiration. Here are some of the older projects that we proudly worked with homeowners on over the years.
major remodel & additionA total transformation of a Lake Washington waterfront home. The original home was pieced together, awkward and dated. We rebuilt part of the foundation, completely remodeled the lower and main levels, put in an elevator and added a new master suite above the left side of the home. The finishes are lovely, the view stellar and the lifestyle relaxing. Completed 2009.
custom craftsman homeThis Greenwood-area home on a double lot is built new on its original foundation, maintaining the look of the original house and the character of the neighborhood. Lovely custom cherry cabinets, box beam dining room ceiling and craftsman-style columns keep traditional values, while bamboo floors and Paperstone countertops lend a Green aesthetic. Completed 2008.
second-story addition & bump-outIt was a classic Craftsman with classic problems: a previous addition at the rear of the home left it lopsided and diminished its grace. The brilliance of this addition and remodel is that it restores symmetry by adding a second dormer and bringing out the gable end by several feet. At the same time, it creates much-needed functional space at the main level in the form of a powder bath and laundry, and a spacious new master suite at the second floor. Completed 2008.
major remodelThe house: 100 years old, a former boarding house in Greenwood. The owners: determined to mark its centennial by updating the look without losing sight of the past. Classic white custom cabinetry contrasts with eye-popping glass art tile and hand-blown light fixtures. An inviting furniture-style island cabinet draws in guests and an Ipea deck beckons outside. Doors, windows and walls moved - the result is colorful, true to form, and seamless. Completed 2007.
second-story 50s rambler addition & bumpoutThis Seward Park '50s rambler was itching to break out and up into a Northwest contemporary. A 2-story atrium bumpout encompassing the dining room and upper hall provides Lake Washington views. Steel railings, travertine tile and natural fir trim and doors bring this home into the new century and into the light. Completed 2007.
second-story addition & bumpoutThis Capitol Hill home on a postage stamp lot was literally rebuilt from the inside out. We underpinned the foundation and dug down 3 feet to create a full-height basement, then rebuilt the main floor system and added a full second story master suite. The result is a charming home with Cascade views, all ready for a talented owner who is completing the finishes himself. Completed 2007.
master suite & bathThe unusual shape of this Seward Park master suite area posed a design challenge in creating a more functional space. The architect reconfigured closets, stairs and walls to make the hard ceiling angles flow. The master bath, with custom cabinets and high-quality tile, features a soaking tub with a tiled shelf for towels. Lovely cherry built-ins were rubbed with oil to show off their natural beauty.
major remodel & additionThis West Seattle house was a fixer when it was bought in the '40s. Replacing the trim and siding, and installing new wood clad windows maintained the look of the original while improving and insulating the house. A dry-rotted sun porch in the back was demolished and replaced with a larger sunroom and deck, creating some useful outdoor space. Finally, a full kitchen and bath remodel brought the home to functional grace.
second-story additionThe project started with a very ordinary brick '50s rambler on an incredible view lot in West Seattle. We started by building a new 2-car garage. After removing the brick, we built out and then up, creating a 2-story atrium and a full second level, then finished the exterior with craftsman-style trim. The cedar soffits under the front door were reclaimed from the original soffits in the rambler, creating a new look with vintage material.
baths & windowsThis Queen Anne home needed a few finishing touches to make it perfect for a family of 5. A complete overhaul of the baths stayed true to the look of the home, and added glass block for light. We also upgraded many of the windows and added wainscoting to the main stairwell in this lovely home. Completed 2007.
galley kitchenBeauty on a budget. Ikea cabinets saved enough to allow a Squak Mountain countertop, recycled glass tile and lovely slate floors. The kitchen's still a galley, but what a facelift! Steel accents and appliances make it modern. Completed 2006.
kitchen remodelA dated West Seattle kitchen benefits tremendously from new cabinets, paint and lighting. The owners wanted a complete kitchen overhaul, and they got it!
addition & basementThe owners of this 100-year-old Central Seattle home wanted to add some significant square footage to the house. By removing a small addition on the back, and using a 450sf footprint, we dug down 8 feet to create a full-height basement, then built a full first and second story, and a full height attic. The result is a whole house remodel with a potential 1800sf of space, a new kitchen and bedroom, a full master suite and lots of dry basement storage.
basement remodelNo simple media room here: The owners of this West Seattle bungalow made their basement into their main sleeping area, main bath, laundry and family room. The new configuration allows them to sleep on the same level of the house as their kids, and makes for a cozy place to gather. New custom fir stairs match the existing ones to the home's second story. Completed 2007.
basement remodel & drivewayThe owners of this craftsman-style house wanted to create a full-height basement. To do so, we dug out the existing floor by hand, formed up new concrete foundation walls per engineering plans to reinforce the foundation, and poured a new slab. We also graded and poured a new driveway for the house.