Kitchen Under $45K Category
Best kitchen project with a total project cost under $45,000.
Entry #1 | Ultra Modern Shine
Modern kitchens are the epitome of clean lines and open space. But with all of that open space, a lack of storage can be a big problem. By adding a few simple solutions, this kitchen transformed into a functional, modern space. The redesign features wall-to-wall pantry cabinets along the back of the room. Additional cabinets serve as a functional way to display serving dishes and China. The new design provides maximized storage, while still creating a beautiful, modern kitchen.
Entry #2 | Emerald Kitchen
With sprawling views of the Puget Sound and spectacular sunsets, happy hour at this home is an amazing experience. The last area to be remodeled in this home was the kitchen - lacking balance, function, and personality. The makeshift bar left the kitchen looking mismatched. The goal was to create a bartenders dream space while creating a seamless aesthetic from the existing to the new. With custom cabinets, creative features, innovative solutions, and cohesive finishes, the mission was accomplished. The homeowners can now serve and entertain with ease in this beautiful space.
Kitchen $45 - $75K Category
Best kitchen project with a total project cost $45,000-$75,000.
Entry #3 | Craftsman Roots
This 1920’s Craftsman home in downtown Puyallup has been well preserved over the years, providing a great foundation to start with. It had all the classic architectural features of an early 20th century home.
The main goal of this project was to bring modern amenities to a 100-year-old house while keeping the old charm intact. While modern conveniences make this design a success day to day, the details are what keeps it true to its craftsman roots. The trim package and Fir Floors were both carefully selected to match the originals, while exposing the original brick chimney sets off a natural accent to the space. Every aspect of the design was carefully considered to provide balance between function and aesthetic!
Kitchen $75 - $140K Category
Best kitchen project with a total project cost $75,000-$140,000.
Entry #4 | Clean Lines
The kitchen was completely remodeled. The nook was incorporated, making for a larger Kitchen with more storage and better utilization of space. The design is very modern with clean lines, simple use of materials and a streamlined effect. Functionality and ease of use was crucial for every cabinet. Custom inserts were added throughout the drawers to fit their unique needs and touch-latch doors were added throughout. Blending the modern design of the kitchen with the existing home was the primary goal.
Entry #5 | Open Kitchen
A busy young family lives in this charming view home. Everything about it is perfect except the function of the kitchen, dining, and family space. The kitchen needed to be larger and more function. By removing a wall, the kitchen is now open and captures the view and light. To create continuity, the hardwood was extended throughout, the cabinet color and quartz countertop were continued throughout as well. Natural wood accents helped ground and soften the overall design resulting in an exceptionally beautiful, balanced, functional, and serene hub to this family's home
Kitchen Over $140K Category
Best kitchen project with a total project over $140,000.
Entry #6 | Illuminate
The homeowners wanted a large open kitchen with a lot of room for entertaining, better access to their view of the lake and a more open and natural floor plan. This was accomplished by relocating the kitchen and dining room to allow it to flow more naturally into the family room on one side and living room on the other side. A large island with lots of seating was added and a wet bar peninsula complete with wine fridge and floating shelves give more surface area for working and entertaining.
Entry #7 | Bright Elegance
This north-end 1890’s kitchen needed added luxury, performance and flow that kept with the historic aesthetic. Efficiency and performance were the main objectives, as the homeowner is a seasoned cook and baker with the kitchen as the hub of her creativity. She needed a luxurious spot to entertain and updated fixtures to operate. A few obstacles arose mainly due to the age of the home and the choppy design of the space. The new design maximized flow and function and the exterior doors off the kitchen and dining rooms now connect to wrap-around porch.
Bath $35 - $60K Category
Best bath project with a total project cost $35,000-$60,000.
Entry #8 | Sleek & Serene
This was a 1990’s original bathroom that needed an update. The use of space and scale of the tub-to-shower was just not functional for the homeowner, nor did it maintain any aging in place for the future. The vanity had wasted space the style no longer fit their preferences. By continuing the tub deck into the shower, it maintained a seamless transition as well as making a larger shower with a corner bench with aging in place in mind for ease of use, safety and obstacle-free use.
Bath Over $80K Category
Best bath project with a total project cost over $80,000.
Entry #9 | Polished Lakeview
The homeowners had just purchased a home on the lake with incredible views that were being underutilized. They wanted to create a light and bright spa-like bathroom that takes full advantage of the lake view. A custom steam shower with curbless design and floor to ceiling curved glass acts as a focal point in the room. Polished porcelain marble-like tile installed throughout with a heated floor system elevates the experience. A custom floating vanity with under cabinet lighting and a custom backlit mirror with a built-in TV modernizes the space. A freestanding tub takes advantage of the natural views.
Entry #10 | Japanese Influence
This primary bathroom was reconfigured with aging in place in mind. The design was based on Japanese influence with clean, simple lines. The walls were reconfigured in the closet and the shower was enlarged to create a curbless, barrier free space. Improved lighting was also a consideration to ensure a safe and well-lit environment with minimal glare. The optimized use of storage and space was crucial for maintaining a simple yet functional design. The cabinetry utilizes every square inch of space and even houses a small refrigerator for medications to keep things easy access and within reach.
Addition Over $250,000 Category
Best addition over $250,000. Includes, but is not limited to, additions, add-a-levels, or attic build-outs.
Entry # 11 | Classic Addition
This addition was initiated to create a more functional and spacious kitchen and separate primary suite. The rear of the home was bumped out to incorporate this. All of the windows were replaced and the electrical was redone throughout. The homeowners wanted the modern conveniences in the kitchen while keeping a classic look. High end appliances in the kitchen make it a functional space for cooking and entertaining. The new primary bathroom is fully equipped with a double vanity and curbless shower. The bathroom is barrier free and fully accessible, making it great for aging in place and accessibility.
Entire House $200 - $400K Category
Best entire house project with a cost $200,000-$400,000. A project that has remodeled or renovated a substantial
portion of the building, interior and/or exterior.
Entry # 12 | Modern Nantucket
This beautiful Gig Harbor multi-generational home is nothing shy of a transformation piece. The goal was to create a classic Nantucket design with hints of a modern twist. This was a whole-house remodel with an addition and roof elevation. The biggest change we made to the layout was to switch the living room and kitchen. This allowed for a much larger and open entry into the home as well as a larger kitchen for entertaining. Keeping some of the original elements in the home was important to our homeowner. This was accomplished by salvaging most of the interior doors, keeping the original brick on the exterior and minimally modifying the interior layout. As many windows as possible were added on the west side to enhance the view.
Entry #13 | Mid-Century Modern
This cross-hipped midcentury ranch with a walkout basement was built in 1956. While it had been well maintained over the years, the homeowners wanted to modernize the space and make it their own with an open concept floor plan on the main level of the home, while still maintaining a distinguishable separation between common living (kitchen and living room), and the family members' bedrooms. They also wanted to fully reconfigure the basement level by converting the existing "great room" and laundry area into their dream primary suite.
Entire House Over $600K Category
Best entire house project over $600,000. A project that has remodeled or renovated a substantial portion of the building, interior and/or exterior.
Entry # 14 | Neutral Slate
This home was destroyed in a fire resulting in everything from exterior to interior being touched up or replaced entirely. The homeowners wanted to create a modern yet classic feel in the home. This blend of styles brought a new freshness to the home. As the center of any home, the kitchen design was the central element of the remodel. The new kitchen design focused on creating an open floor plan with spacious work areas along with state-of-the-art appliances and material selections. We carried this openness and classic style throughout the home creating uniformity and consistency.
Entry # 15 | Unique Traditional
The clients wanted to modernize the 1960s home by updating everything from the floor plan to the trim and paint texture, so it was a full gut and remodel. The goal was to reflect the traditional family lifestyle of the homeowners by creating an open floor plan with the kitchen as the heart of the home. This floor plan allowed the flow of the home to be centered around gathering the family together and connecting them even while they are in separate rooms. Everything was completely redesigned and replaced to create consistency and continuity throughout the home. The homeowner wanted a traditional feel yet modernized home. We accomplished this by using traditional style cabinetry, rich colors and detailed trim throughout the home.
Entry # 16 | Lakeside Tudor
This project started with a 90-year-old house that had additions. With the remodel, it transformed into a functional modern Tudor home with a ton of upgrades. The electrical, furnace, boiler, and plumbing were replaced making it a home that will last another lifetime. The new layout allows for more privacy and more guests to enjoy the lake on this truly one-of-a-kind property. The finishes stayed in line with the original style, yet now offer all the modern conveniences one expects from a 7,000 square-foot lakefront home.
Entry # 17 | Artistic Contemporary
This quiet neglected home, in a prime location on the lake, sat in decay. The homeowner hoped that this house had the potential to be renovated into their dream oasis. During demolition, the current structure was declared structurally unsound, so the house had to be brought down to foundation. Using the part of the existing foundation, the entire new structure was framed on a 9.6-degree angle and the roof has a faceted design which is functional as well as visually interesting. With artful architecture and a creative approach, the design started to take shape into a unique northwest contemporary home in a natural lake setting. With all of the angles giving so much character to the home, the concept was to keep the finishes luxurious but simple.
Aging in Place/Accessibility Category
Projects that may include universal access/design features such as: no-step entry; one-story living; wide doorways; wide hallways; bathrooms with non-slip surfaces/grab bars; etc
Entry #18 | Functional Luxury
The goal was to create a functional, stylish yet budget-friendly space for the homeowner. The owner cannot walk and had not been fully submerged in water in over five years. The space was designed to be fully functional for limited mobility and ease of access. It was also reconfigured to join two bathrooms, creating one large functional space with a walk-in tub. The resulting space feels luxurious with the soothing color palette, spa-like features, and spacious areas with accessibility in mind.
Projects that were created expressly for the basement area.
Entry # 19 | Basement Escape
This was a transformation of a home built in the early 1900's. By reconfiguring the space, a primary suite was created in the basement. The existing bathroom in the basement was tiny and inefficient. The overall basement floor plan wasted a lot of prime square footage that when optimized, allows the family to grow. With remodeling the basement, it gave them a much-needed sanctuary and escape while allowing their daughters to have the only two bedrooms upstairs and shared bathroom. The finishes in the basement were matched to the upstairs remodel to maintain the era of the home so that the original 1920s aesthetic was not compromised.
Get Away Room Category
Projects that do not fit in any other category—an exclusive place to hang out or a refuge area to enjoy what you love. For example: a specially equipped garage, media room, billiard room, smoking room, wine cellar, etc.
Entry #20 | Cottage with Character
The primary goal of this cottage/ADU remodel was to create a more functional bathroom and update the entire cottage while maintaining the original character. The homeowners wanted the front exterior of the home to have a little more curb appeal so we added some vertical siding and a belly band to give the first impression a little more contrast. The interior spaces were optimized for better flow and function.
Historic Renovation/Restoration Category
Restoration of historical features and/or added structures that respect the essential historical character/architectural style of the original building design.
Entry # 21 | Charming Craftsman
This 1918 beautiful Craftsman home needed both restoration and resuscitation. The kitchen needed to be brought back in time to the original period of the home. With new cabinets, surfaces and tile, the charm was revived. Convenience hardware was strategically placed to maximize functionality. The uncoated brass finishes lent to the other original details in the adjacent areas. Moving the appliances and eating area created better flow. This kitchen now fits the period style and design but yet it fits today’s needs for function. The best of both worlds.
Entry # 22 | Grande Skylight
Can anyone say remodeling FAIL? This 1938 Colonial Estate left you walking away with that exact feeling. This grand home gives you everything you would expect in a historic home until you get to the kitchen. That is where you are taken back into the 80’s. With a new layout, custom bespoke tile mural, heated floor, 7x13’ custom skylight, the kitchen space blends in perfectly of the era of the home looking as it has always been there. Now this has transformed into a Remodeling Win!
Residential Interior Design Category
Projects with an emphasis on design creativity and/or a challenging design/layout, etc.
Entry # 23 | Casual Contemporary
The home was originally built in the 1970’s and had not been renovated since. The original owners owned a lumber yard and had installed beautiful hardwoods throughout. One challenge the new homeowners faced was updating the home to fit their design style while maintaining some of the characteristics of the original design. Their focus was on the two largest rooms, the kitchen and living room. The key elements were incorporating additional seating in the kitchen by adding a second large quartz peninsula and creating a modern focal point in both rooms with the fireplaces that fit their contemporary casual style.
Entry # 24 | Mid-Century Bathroom
This client wanted to update their primary bathroom with their favorite style, mid-century modern. This project was designed for a condo and the client did not want to move any interior walls. However, they wanted the space to feel larger. A sleek and organized design led them to this light and airy primary bath. This client also wanted to age in place, so large walkways and accessible fixtures were important in this design.
Entry # 25 | Cool Contrast
The objective of this guest bathroom was to make the space feel larger and brighter to coordinate with the attached guest bedroom. Adding a window allowed for more sunlight and by extending the shower there is now better usable space. The vanity ended up being the focal point with a completely new custom designed door style and layered enclosed cabinets with open shelving. The rich stain packed the perfect punch to this neutral color palette and gave it a nice contrast. Ultimately, this little bathroom is welcoming to all guests and the perfect size for two people to get ready with enough space.
Entry # 26 | Stone Fireplace
The clients wanted to update their fireplace area to blend with the rest of the home. Something current and cozy. The space surrounding the fireplace was used for built-ins to house their entertainment items. A beautiful stone was added to push the mixed material aesthetic. The built-in was custom painted with a soft white quartz counter paired with the contrast of a rich stained wood mantel above the fireplace. The biggest design challenge was combining these materials to complement each other and produce a light and bright look.
Entry # 27 | Light + Stylish
Moving the pantry out of the footprint of the kitchen allowed the design to accommodate 42-inch walkways, perfect for a couple aging in place. By incorporating a clever use of appliances, they could be easily reached from standing or a seated position. LVT flooring was installed for better lifetime maintenance and durability for any walking assistant. The outcome of thoughtful planning and creative minds lead to a unique and one-of-a-kind kitchen that fit these client’s personality and living style.
Entry # 28 | Abstract Brilliance
This home is nestled in the trees with a water view. This space was uniquely designed to entertain and function brilliantly for these homeowners. A new layout, more windows and an open sloped ceiling gave it new life. These avid cooks had a large list of appliances that had to be integrated into the space for their ideal culinary scenario. The finishes are mixed, exciting and functional. Cabinets are faced with FENIX from Italy, tempered glass and faux leather. The tile is marble with brass inlays laid in an abstract pattern. Lighting is an enticing display of entangled light forms.
Outdoor Living/Landscaping Category
Projects may include swimming pools/sauna/hot tub areas; outdoor kitchens; fireplaces/fire pits; lighting; etc.
Entry #29 | Naturally Northwest
A very Northwest mix of natural and modern materials was the goal for this build. Clear finished tongue and groove cedar ceilings set the tone for natural element, while the gorgeous faux stone fireplace surround with a 65-inch TV stop all newcomers in their tracks. A waterproof vinyl flooring was used, which is as comfortable underfoot as it is to the eye. The stainless cable railings along with the sleek fully functioning outdoor kitchen continue the modern feel, while natural concrete elements and reclaimed wood mantle drive home the northwest glamour of this unbelievable gathering space.