Situated in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, this home showcases what contemporary living can really look like! The clients came to us shortly after purchasing this home with ideas to renovate a couple of different locations within the space.
For this home, the focus of the construction was on the kitchen due to a couple of different obstacles in place- one was that the floorplan is long and narrow, and the kitchen is on the second floor. The kitchen used to be where the office is located, and the space was quite small and felt out of place. The homeowner’s vision for this kitchen was to free up space, create cook friendly zones, and have a place for hosting and entertainment. The decision was made to move the kitchen where the previous dining room was located, however there was a wall that could not be taken out of the space due to the structure. Working with the structure we needed to keep the wall in place, so we moved the location of the kitchen to a larger space with added windows, which brought life back into this room!
After the remodel, the kitchen now has a full island that invites people in for cooking and conversation. New cabinets and pental misterio quartz countertops were added to the space, along with the statement piece lighting that hangs right above the island. Overall, the space feels incredibly bright and airy by keeping a minimal palette with white cabinets and walls, the beautiful soft oak features, and then a bit of playfulness with a wall painted muted green. Along with that, new brushed oak floors were added all throughout the second floor- this creates a warm look and helps the space feel even more cohesive.
The next area that had the opportunity for a fresh new look was the bar area. Previously, this space was merely a small nook that was unutilized. The remodel for this space included a countertop with cabinets, a sink, and a fridge for beverages. Overall, this area will help with connecting multiple social spaces together such as the kitchen and living room.
Right next to the bar there is the powder room that was also upgraded to feel refined, yet whimsical. Previously, the powder room sink was wedged in a corner right next to the door, which made it impossible to hang a mirror and made the flow into the room awkward. With that, the powder room was entirely rearranged with a new oval mirror, beautiful gold fixtures, and even a fanciful backsplash next to the sink. The intention behind this space was to create contrast with the rest of the house. The whole home is filled with warm neutrals, but by bringing in darker bold colors this creates the perfect moment to fill the space with a bit more drama. There are other features in the powder room that also call for attention- the hexagonal tile on the floor with custom gold grout, along with many elements that have a more organic shape, such as the round light, the mirror, along with the backsplash as well.
Previously, the new office space was the kitchen and now it will be the perfect abode for working from home. The sliding doors were added to bring in more of the beautiful dark tones into the space by adding intriguing contrast. The doors are translucent, enabling light to filter through much of the hallway.