1950's

Colorized Update

modern gas fireplace surround, display shelves, dramatic color accent, living room accent, Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel

PROBLEMS:

  • Finishes dated, bland, and uninspiring throughout.

  • Drafty wood-burning fireplace not used.

  • Large glass block wall underused in closed stairway.

  • Kitchen not optimized for two cooks and two children.

SOLUTIONS:

  • Entry modified with open stairway gets daylighting benefit of large glass block wall.

  • Gas fireplace with flanking shelves for books/display is a focal point.

  • Built-in bench and window seat encourage loitering.

  • Rebuilt kitchen with island serves family's functional and social needs.

  • Area rug, furnishings, lighting, and art reinforce the coordinated feeling of the spaces.

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Display case, Glass Baby display case, built-in display case, Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel
ends of kitchen cabinets used for lighted "Glass Baby" displays
bold new fireplace wall replaces
dated, off-center white stone hearth
BEFORE
AFTER
BEFORE
Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel, floating shelves, fireplace design, accent color, custom entry rug
AFTER
glass block wall, built-in bench, open stairway, Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel
window seat, built-in wndow seat, Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel
Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel, built in window seat, window seat storage
Custom entry mat, custom rug, Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel
       entry enhanced by custom rug                                  with stair-enclosing wall removed, social space            designed by laura kraft - architect                                           expands, includes reading bench,
                                                                                                                   benefits from day light
Kitchen remodel, lighted display in kitchen, small island in kitchen, Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel
new kitchen layout, cabinets, appliances, flooring, and lighting