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recent projects - basements & outdoor spaces
Basement remodels are a great way to create more space in your home, whether it's lifting the house or digging down for more head height or just finishing the space that’s already there Building a new garage can create not only a place to park your car, but also the possibility of storage, a shop, or a studio. Balconies, decks and patios provide access to gorgeous views and make for outdoor entertaining and cooking space.
basement remodelThis could be any Seattle basement: Concrete walls, plumbing and wiring hanging down below the ceiling, intermittent water problems, and original wood windows that have seen better days. But this Ballard basement was slated for finishing following a dormer addition several years earlier. A new interior perimeter drain handles the water and there's a new bedroom, bathroom and laundry. A wet bar makes the new family/media room perfect for entertaining. Completed 2017.
basement remodelA classic Arts & Crafts home in West Seattle's Admiral District was well-preserved, with an updated kitchen. Only one problem: just two bedrooms on the main floor. The basement had been partially finished with several rooms as well, but none met fire code for egress. The new design features three bedrooms, a sleek master bath and a revised media room. Now the whole family can sleep on one level of the home. Completed 2012.
green exterior makeoverFaced with a '50s rambler home whose exterior was in desperate need of replacement and an underwhelming level of energy efficiency, the owners of this West Seattle home set apart planning a project with two goals: substantially change the feel of the exterior, and meticulously increase safety and energy efficiency, all while keeping green building practices as a guiding principle. Completed 2013.
basement dig-down & remodelA growing household needed separate and private space for an older family member. The best solution was to dig down in an existing undeveloped basement to create a suite of rooms with a separate entrance and easy access to the rest of the house, while keeping finishes utilitarian. All that digging came with some unique challenges. Completed 2013.
entryA sweet 1913 Craftsman home was slowly sinking at its front porch. Brick columns had come loose and the solid concrete steps were separating from the house, dragging railings down with them. Shoring and a facelift was in order. Completed 2011.
garage & shopTwo goals were met with this garage replacement project on West Seattle's Gatewood Hill: the eyesore of an old garage was removed, and a new, functional garage and shop space went in, providing ample parking and a secure gate to the backyard. Completed 2010.
garage & shopThe owners of this Capitol Hill home had their priorities in order: create a potting room to fuel their expansive garden, build a shop for projects, and a small carport to shelter their vehicle. The result is a Japanese-inspired cedar building that compliments their garden instead of detracting from it. A rain chain and barrel helps with irrigation, light-transmitting panels in the roof illuminate it, and Shoji doors conceal the potting area. Completed 2008.
spiral stair & deckThis Shoreline home has million-dollar views. The problem was, the owners had a hard time actually seeing them. The solution, custom spiral stairs up to a new deck that not only provides views, but also compliments the home's entry. Completed 2009.
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.