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Ventana Construction - West Seattle Contractor

West Seattle

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project archive

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 remodels & additions

Craftsman home addition seattle, luxury remodel Seattle

major remodel & addition

A 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.
seattle contractor second story addition, second story addition Seattle

second-story addition & bump-out

It 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.
Period home remodeling seattle, Luxury remodel Seattle.

major remodel

The 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.
50s rambler addition, a modern addition Seattle, remodel Seattle rambler

second-story 50s rambler addition & bumpout

This 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.
Seattle second story addition, Capitol Hill remodeler

second-story addition & bumpout

This 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.
This master suite remodel included a master bath remodel, remodeler Seward Park

master suite & bath

The 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.
Seattle whole house remodel, period home remodeling Seattle

major remodel & addition

This 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.
This 50's rambler received a whole second story to maximize their views in West Seattle. West Seattle major remodel, Seattle rambler addition, craftsman remodel

second-story addition

The 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.

kitchens & baths

No question this is a great shower.  But what makes it special is that it takes up about the same amount of space as the entire original master bathroom did. Borrowing attic storage allowed the space to open up, with a fabulous result

master suite & kids' bath

The challenges of a Tudor are many. In this West Seattle gem, the master suite was hemmed in with badly used space, a miniscule master bath and a bank of windows that actually blocked the view. We added walls here, and relocated the master sink to what had been storage. The result is a light and bright space with a fabulous shower and super cool tile. The kids' bath got a makeover too - with sweet blue hex tile in the shower niche. Completed 2009.
Seattle custom kitchen cabinet, kitchen remodel Seattle

kitchen remodel
2009 REX Award Winner

More than a dozen years in this home gave the owners plenty of time to think about how to update it while keeping the period details that they love. This kitchen expansion won the Master Builders Association Remodeling Excellence award for kitchens more than $75,000. A new media room, a remodeled bathroom and a new mantle are also part of this project. Completed 2008.
A bathroom remodel to fit a family of 5, remodeler Queen Anne

baths & windows

This 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.
remodeler Normandy Park, bathroom remodel seattle


Teeny tiny is the only way to describe this bathroom in Normandy Park. But the owner had a vision: To maximize the space and use beautiful materials and a new bay window to make it light, bright and functional. Porcelain tile, Grohe fixtures and lots of mirrors make it spectacular. Completed 2006.
It's a whole new era for this 50s rambler kitchen remodel. Seattle galley kitchen remodel

galley kitchen

Beauty 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.
a dated West Seattle kitchen, remodeler West Seattle

kitchen remodel

A dated West Seattle kitchen benefits tremendously from new cabinets, paint and lighting. The owners wanted a complete kitchen overhaul, and they got it!

basements & outdoors

daylight basement remodel Seattle, West Seattle Basement Remodel

basement remodel

We've built out our share of basements and this is one of our favorites. A West Seattle spec home had a completely unfinished basement/garage area. We walled off the space, installed new windows to match the configuration of ones upstairs, built in a desk and finished out the walls with bead board wainscoting. It was supposed to be a playroom for the kids, but we think Dad may get a little use out of it too. Completed 2009.
West Seattle Balcony remodel, outdoor space remodel

balcony remodel

A little peekaboo balcony is all the West Seattle owners of this new construction home got from the original builder to take in their fabulous city view.  They made plans for an expanded deck over lower-level living space, and the results are spectacular. Completed 2008.
mother in law basement remodel, garage builders Seattle

basement & garage

The goal: to upgrade heating for this beautiful U-District home, finish out the basement into a large mother-in-law unit, by adding a basement bathroom and kitchen. Also to build a new 2-car garage in the back yard, and create a laundry room upstairs. The project involved foundation and concrete work, along with new steel beams and framing in the basement area. Final finishes included Ikea cabinets with solid surface countertops and a floating wood floor. Completed 2008.
remodeler Central Seattle, main level addition, add onto home seattle

addition & basement

The 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.
remodeler Freemont, Custom Deck Builder Seattle

deck build & siding

The owner of this Fremont home wanted to replace the existing siding and create an inspired and beautiful deck area. The architect called for the use of cedar and Ipea to create the trellises and railing systems, using galvanized spacers between the Ipea rails. The result is a light and bright deck area with rich wood texture. Completed 2005.
Seattle craftsman remodel, Seattle major remodel

basement remodel & driveway

The 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.

want to learn more?

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