We’re not sure who had more fun during the transformation of this family’s under-utilized basement into a whimsical, action-packed playroom – Model Remodel or the home’s pint-sized inhabitants. When Seattle’s weather turns gray, cold and wet, this is the best spot in the house, and the neighborhood kids know it, too. Climbing structures, basketball hoop, puffy mats, and a slide keep the little ones moving and entertained for hours. The colorful paint accents add to the fun.
The kids weren’t the only ones to benefit from this remodel. We also created a warm and inviting master suite from the home’s former second floor bed and bath. This portion of the update included lifting the ceiling, moving a bedroom wall and incorporating the tiny, old bath area into the bedroom suite – all adding to the room’s grandeur. We optimized the room’s layout to improve functionality, daylighting and capture views of Portage Bay and the University of Washington to the north through the oversized peaked bedroom windows. The sleek bathroom sanctuary includes two new windows, a slipper soaking tub, pebble shower mat and heated tile floor. The space wouldn’t be complete without the addition of an efficient, custom-designed master closet.
Some of the project’s eco-features include extensive use of durable materials, low VOC finishes, low-flow plumbing fixtures, recycled glass content countertop, air sealing, and new insulation.
This family’s Seattle remodel demonstrates that there’s time for play at Portage Bay.
All images by Cindy Apple Photography