Inside Out

Remodeled Homes Tour 2020 introduction (Youtube link) Inspired by unobstructed green space, this outdoor living area was designed to integrate and accentuate the primary living area. What was once 2 individual small decks is now a contiguous entertaining space complete with built-in seating, fireplace and TV. A future outdoor kitchenette is pre-plumbed for sink, BBQ and under-counter fridge.

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Undercover Lifestyle

This L-shaped house on a small urban lot near downtown Kirkland needed a home office and covered deck. The solution was to create a U-shaped house with an outdoor living space nested under a pyramid roof. The addition allowed for an office complete with kitchenette and 3/4 bath, convertible to a guest suite. The small rooms were enlarged to accommodate a great-room effect for entertaining guests. The original outdoor BBQ was re-purposed in an integrated…

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Shaded Tranquility

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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In Case It Rains

Following the reconfiguration of this home’s Kitchen/Living Room/Family Room areas, this exterior living space was created with the goal of year-round enjoyment. The doorway was relocated to a new flush Trex deck surface with perimeter wedding cake stairs to a sand finish concrete patio. Complete with skylights and ceiling fan, the underside of the roof was chosen to accommodate recessed can lighting. Roofing material was chosen for future re-roof of the entire house. The backside…

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Mediterranean Patio

A monumental re-build of a failing elevated patio. The patio and wall systems appeared to be in good shape until they were removed, exposing a substantial amount of rotted framing material. Existing structural elements were maintained while water saturated sub deck materials were replaced and waterproofed. Cast concrete ballustrade set on foundation wall over waterproofed membrane and pedestal pavers. Built-in swim spa with LED lighting was protected,maintained and serviced during the reconstruction process.

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Log Home Covered Entry

This secluded 1980’s wooded lodge lacked the grand lodge experience that these new owners desired. The resulting structure is a double-gable roof design neatly nestled within the confines of existing roof lines, windows and contoured driveway. At night each of the four the columns are dramatically accentuated by commercial grade in-ground up-lights and stair lighting nestled in the stone work. Eighty 1½ inch bolts fasten custom L-shaped structural plates and column bases, painted in-place with…

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