Project Case Study:
Sustainable Exterior Facelift Enhances Puget Sound Views
Making the Switch From Rotted Wood to Sustainable, Durable & Low-Maintenance Materials
Better Builders was commissioned for a major interior remodel for this client. With striking improvements to the interior, our client decided to bring the exterior up to the same standard. They invested in a fresh 360° exterior facelift using sustainable, durable, low-maintenance materials: Hardi siding, Azek decking, and PVC flat roofing.
In addition, the objective was to open the interior to the exterior and improve the already spectacular view overlooking Puget Sound and the Islands.
Originally, the west-facing wall had only two windows looking out from the kitchen to the deck and limited access to the interior living space.
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Added Functionality to Unused Spaces
The majority of the deck framing was extensively decayed, and the deck enclosure was lackluster, making the area feel constricted.
We removed a small unused storage shed, allowing wider and more open access to the deck. There were also six weather-worn Plexiglas panels separated by wooden posts that obscured the view from the living room.
Opened Up the Space to Let Light In
Three of the six Plexiglas panels were removed to open the view, and the remaining three were replaced with new tempered glass. The stairs on both ends of the deck were rebuilt with the same AZEK decking.
To improve visibility and open the space, a portion of the deck surround was replaced with a Clearview railing system of stainless-steel posts and cable with wood top rails.
The Final Result
This renovation aimed to blur the boundary between the interior and exterior, allowing for an uninterrupted sightline of the magnificent view. The result is a beautiful, sustainable, and functional exterior that enhances the home's natural surroundings.