Lakeside Modernization

Award-winning daylight rambler reconfiguration on constraining site. Reconfiguration of the exising kitchen/living room area yielded a more gracious entertaining space with unobstructed views and natural lighting. Intentional design programing yielded conforming the appliances and cabinetry to the occupants, rather than just for aesthetics. A combination of drawers and doors were configured to accommodate specific storage and task needs. Abiance and entertainment are viewable from the kitchen to maintain an inclusive feel. A 12-place rustic table…

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Bubble Bath

The primary goal of this project was to brighten the bathroom with a more contemporary feel.  Budget constraints maintained the locations of all the fixtures, however clever ideas were introduced to make the space feel completely different. A larger shower with soap and shampoo ledge set up the accent bubble tile that aligined with a new window.  The lower stripe carried from the vanity baksplash, past the tub and around the shower. Contrasting colors and…

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Elevated Service

In early October of 2013, Michael and Traci performed their annual “work party” duties for Summit Central Ski Patrol. While Traci was cleaning and repairing the base building, Michael and a fellow patroller scaled the ski hill in our Chevy Avalanche to the top of the Tripple-60 lift to do some work on the bump shack. Affectionately called “Heaven”, this building allows patrollers and equipment to quickly respond to injuries on the hill. It is…

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Sean becomes “Mr. Mom”

  With another child on the way, Sean Gallagher has had to make a difficult decision to put his career on hold for sake of his growing family. Over the past year, Sean has been responsible for producing 24 projects for nearly $1 million in volume. His customers have enjoyed his dedicated attention and high degree of integrity. Although the announcement was a surprise, we celebrate his family and wish him all the best. Messages…

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Obliteride Team TR

    On Saturday, August 10th, Team Tenhulzen Residential powered through a 25-mile street ride on mountain bikes to raise money to fight cancer.  The goal was to raise $2,000 by October 1st. Our efforts resulted in $3,339 directly to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Although we are proud of our efforts, we’ll be doubling our goal next year. And yes, we’ll be on nobby tires again. Watch for the orange hard hats and…

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Tenhulzen Accepts Nomination to KPC Board

The Kirkland Performance Center is a non-profit performing arts facility, focusing on providing a high quality live venue through a network of community fellowship.   September 2, 2013 Michael Tenhulzen was recruited by incoming Board President Kathe Fowler to fill a recent vacancy.  Following interviews by the current President and Executive Director, a unanimous vote for his inclusion was made.  Michael will be responsible for assisting to guide the direction of the organiation through philanthopic…

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Cooking During a Kitchen Remodel

During a kitchen remodel, there are few alternatives for meals. A temporary kitchen in an adjacent room or in the garage makes the process a little more bearable.  In most cases, the temporary kitchen reduces the inconvenience of the construction process. Away space is very important during any renovation. Honoring and respecting the privacy of a home is difficult to do when construction takes over. By setting and maintaining expectations of controlled chaos, most customers experience far less…

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Roofed Deck

Homes built with decks attached are often undersized and short-lived in this climate.  Once the siding is installed, the deck is attached to the house and then the enire exterior is painted, including the deck suface.  This process locks in moisture and eventually rots out the cedar boards that make up the deck surface. Deck renovations often include expansion to acommodate furniture, a grille and lighting for outdoor living enjoyment and entertaining. Occasionally, a roof…

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