Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen & Basement

Designer: Morgan Bishop, Model Remodel

Location: Mt. Baker, Seattle, WA

Scope: Kitchen, Basement

Sustainability: Low-VOC paint, 80-90% recycle rate, reuse of existing items where possible, low-flow water fixtures, Windsor One millwork, Energy Star-rated ventilation fan, LED lighting, dimmer light switches

Smitten with their neighborhood and Craftsman home, this family knew a few updates would go a long way toward loving their home long-term. To better suit their needs they enlisted our help to create an open concept kitchen-dining space and remodel their basement. All the updates focused on modernizing the space, while integrating traditional Craftsman style.

A light refresh of the kitchen included surface updates throughout (countertops, tile, backsplash, kitchen sink and faucet) as well as the addition of a kitchen island. Removing a built-in and some posts made way for a large island that could serve as a functional transition between the kitchen and dining rooms. The island features a beverage refrigerator, seating for three and outlets. One dining room was was adorned with wainscoting and a picture ledge.

In the Craftsman basement, structural upgrades allowed us to remove the support posts that were diving the space. This created a large living space with adjacent play area. We also reconfigured the basement to create a guest suite in place of a powder room. An egress window brought the basement bedroom up to code. With a full bedroom and luxurious bathroom in the basement, guests are sure to have a great stay.

The basement laundry room was also remodeled to include a dog wash station for the family pet. The previous cabinets were able to be reused in this space. Beautiful concrete tile adds pattern and modernity, white the bathroom selections incorporated some more traditional marble.

The new spaces in this Craftsman remodel blend into the home so seamlessly it’s hard to remember the original layout. We’re certain the extra space is going to get some great use!

Photos: Cindy Apple Photography



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