This remodel project in the Sunset Hill neighborhood of Seattle was completed in two phases, seven years apart. The small changes significantly impacted this charming home, which already had great bones and a desirable location. The goal was to create a more open and functional floor plan and an overall design that could be executed over time. The main living spaces were addressed in the first phase, while the primary and secondary bathrooms were updated in the second phase.
The living, kitchen, and dining spaces were relocated to create a warm and inviting layout. New cased openings and wainscoting were added to create an open, airy feeling and more space to entertain. Three different ceiling heights were unified to make the rooms feel more connected. Removing an old brick fireplace reoriented the connection between the spaces to create a more intuitive flow into and through the residence. Custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, new lighting, and hardwood floors add a more contemporary style to the home. Additional storage components turned a previously unutilized bar area into a fully functional and versatile bar and sitting area – a fantastic spot to offer guests a welcoming drink. All the modifications were accomplished within the home's existing footprint and with minimal revisions to the exterior for new windows.
In the second phase, the homeowners desired more space in the secondary bathroom as a place to get ready in the morning and relax after a long day. Additional floor space was freed up by adjusting the location of the toilet to the same wall as the vanity, and a deeper soaking tub was added to create a tranquil place to unwind. The tub was beautifully paired with a niche above with glass shelving. The green tones of the wall and vanity complement the shower wall's bright white tile. The sconces, plumbing fixtures, and brass pill-shaped mirror further enhance the effect.
The primary bathroom underwent a complete transformation, turning a cramped, dark, and storage-deficient space into a functional and inviting sanctuary. Additional square footage was achieved by repurposing unused pantry space. The design features ample counter and storage space with a fresh, warm aesthetic. The cabinetry is crafted from stained white oak and paired with quartz countertops, while brass and black fixtures provide a visually striking contrast. A frameless glass shower further opens up the space. The shower walls and floor are adorned with marble herringbone patterned tile with niches that feature a playful hexagonal patterned tile. The heated floors provide added comfort, especially on chilly Seattle mornings.