Burien Whole House Remodel
These clients came to Better Builders with the goal of taking their 1960’s home and transforming it into what felt like a completely new house. The vision was to take the existing room-by-room layout and create an open floor plan, for an aging in place, forever home.
One challenge was creating a kitchen in a former bonus room. The new location required all new plumbing, which was complicated due to the difficulty in getting proper slope and navigating the distance from the kitchen space all the way out to the exterior for sewer access. This new kitchen was designed with entertaining in mind. Top of the line appliances, maximum storage, and gorgeous copper accents completed the client’s vision.
The new kitchen and dining rooms flow seamlessly into the living room, allowing for a ten-top dining table for lavish entertaining. Between the dining and living areas, we installed two sliding doors leading out to a future patio entertaining area. Lacing in new oak flooring to the existing and adding fresh paint and baseboards throughout, the space was complete.
In the master suite, the biggest transformation came from absorbing a linen closet into the bathroom square footage, allowing for a large curbless shower. With a new quartz surround, barn door slider and new fixtures, this was a major step toward the client’s aging-in-place goal.
Lastly, we transformed the old kitchen into a new laundry room and added a new powder room, all within the original square footage. Embracing the Use and Reuse philosophy, all the original cabinets and countertops remained in place and found new purpose for craft work and storage. By reusing these materials, we were able to create a high impact space with low impact on the client’s budget.
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