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Remodel

PROBLEMS:

  • Underwhelming front entry was rarely used.

  • Entry through back door caused traffic jams in Kitchen.

  • Odd-sized obsolete range was broken.

  • Unattractive acoustical ceilings in Living and Dining rooms.

  • Dining walled off from Kitchen.

  • Finishes needed upgrading.

SOLUTIONS:

  • Roof pop-ups at Living and Dining rooms define the entry, add interior volume and light.

  • Cabinets modified to fit new standard-size range and hood.

  • Wall between Dining and Kitchen removed.

  • New drywall ceiling in Living and Dining rooms.

  • New finishes, furnishings, and lighting impart a fresh, updated feeling.

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AFTER - "pop-ups" at living and dining room,
new  canopy and walkway
establish entry sequence
BEFORE - unprotected door in corner
is uninviting
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  new entry enhanced by custom rug              designed by laura kraft - architect
undistinguished entry, entry before remodel,Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel
Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel, painted kitchen cabinets, refurbished cabinets, kitchen remodel
AFTER - cabinets painted to enliven the look,
and modified to fit new range
view of Kitchen before remodel
BEFORE - obsolete and broken range
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AFTER - dining room window extends into new pop-up,
wall between dining and kitchen is removed
BEFORE - - same view
Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel, light monitor, pop-up
Laura Kraft Architect Seattle residential architecture, Seattle woman architect, Seattle Residential Remodel, fireplace design, hearth
AFTER
AFTER - view of entrance and living room from dining room
BEFORE - same view
BEFORE