Seattle View Ridge Dream Transformation Kitchen and Bathrooms Remodel
When we say a house has good bones, we mean that it has the potential to be something great. Fortunately, this Seattle View Ridge home had plenty to spare of one ingredient that always allows for potential: lots and lots of misused space! Awkward room shapes and closed off areas make navigating the home dizzying, which is what motivated our clients to remodel their kitchen and two main-level bathrooms. It was time to bring out the home's character with a Modern Scandanavian take on a classic dream transformation.
The original kitchen layout failed functionally, so several walls were knocked down to create an open concept kitchen, dining, and living experience. New built-in storage in the dining room provides seating and storage space, while bookshelves built on either side of the fireplace unify the once alienated spaces. The addition of a large island and smart cabinetry provides the hidden storage our clients were seeking.
A custom hood vent that follows the shape of the vaulted ceilings also makes a stunning centerpiece. Off-white diamond mosaic tiles speak to the playful geometric side of the client’s style, which complements the more subdued Pental Quartz countertops. New windows above the sink open views to the backyard and flood the previously dim space with natural light. If that weren’t enough, modern glass shade pendants dot the ceiling to provide visual interest and ambient lighting.
Any child would be lucky to call this their childhood bathroom! The clients wanted a space their children could grow in that would fit their changing needs, so the shower was outfitted with a chrome hand shower slide-bar to make bathing and cleaning easier. Light wood floating vanity with a gray Pental Quartz counter is timeless and provides exactly enough storage space for the two preteens. To bring some fun and expression to the space, a black diamond mosaic tile was used that offers a calm visual contrast to the glossy white subway tiles in the shower. One unique design feature is the spacious elongated shower shelf that is supported by the same quartz used in the countertop.
It’s hard to believe why anyone called this the “Master” bathroom before. Aside from requiring a wholly new expanded floor plan, this outdated room needed updated fixtures and a more suitable shower to suit the most adorned bathroom in the home. We borrowed space from behind the existing walls to push the entire layout east and create enough room for a gorgeous floating double vanity and walk-in shower!
The modern design motivated us to apply the Cascade White quartz countertops to the shower walls, which seamlessly outline the minimalistic shower niche and shaving ledge. The differently sized floor tiles play with the color and size of hexagon mosaics, perfectly hiding the heated floor system below. Adding windows along the north wall allows sunlight to pool into the space, whilst a toe-kick vanity light illuminates the way during darker hours.