Wallingford Kitchen, Basement, and Primary Suite Remodel

Wallingford Kitchen, Basement, Primary Suite Remodel

This home in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood was already a decent size at 2,320 square feet, but our clients knew they could get more from their space. They had a few goals for re-designing their home when they came to us: a new primary suite, a finished basement with one bedroom/office and a kitchen open to the rest of the home.

The original footprint did not have a primary suite, but the primary bedroom was already nice-sized, yet it felt “tight” because of the low ceilings. Additionally, there also wasn’t an attached bath.

After investigating the attic space, we saw room to raise the bedroom ceiling a foot. The higher ceilings make the room more voluminous, especially now that the window trims no longer infringe on the ceiling.

A primary suite needs a bath, and we transformed a small bedroom at the end of the hall into primary suite bath. The frameless shower doors invite you into the spa-like shower with both a traditional and an adjustable/hand-held shower head. The handcrafted tile in the bathroom shower is exquisite, and the shower niche is perfectly centered with the tiles. The double-vanity countertop is quartz, and lovely sconces flank the medicine cabinet mirrors.

The original kitchen, while functional, was dated. To make due, the owners installed a portable kitchen island in the room, and while this provided more countertop space to work, it greatly hindered flow and made the kitchen feel even more cramped than it already was.We

We designed this kitchen renovation to be open. We removed the wall between the kitchen and the family room, which opened the space to the family room and created a nice flow between spaces. Where the wall once stood, a long kitchen island was built with a gourmet-style gas stove and hood.

The cabinetry is Durasupreme’s Carson model in a lovely Cappuccino on Cherry finish, and the countertops are Topline’s Stratus Quartz (Unique Calacatta).

The mudroom off the kitchen was transformed into a butler-style pantry with plenty of storage. In addition, the kitchen is full of touches to give the space a fresh, modern feel, such as open shelving, a gorgeous tile backsplash by Tabaeka Studio (Paris Metro 14 in Charcoal and Paprika On Off White), stainless steel appliances and flat black plumbing and cabinetry fixtures.

Light is abundant throughout the space – from natural sourcesand ceiling elements. The pendant lights are Folk Abigail 10” Soft Cone by Rejuvenation. The one over the sink is Unglazed Toast, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and the island pendants are Unglazed Vanilla, Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

The kitchen remodel was the space where we found our biggest challenges. We encountered unexpected obstacles that meant reworking the plumbing behind the refrigerator, and we also had to modify the cabinet so it would fit. The mudroom ceiling had a slope, making fitting the door trim an absorbing carpentry task.

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