Mercer Island Inside Transform | Architect Journal

Challenge Description

Kitchen area
To accomplish the clients’ aim of transforming the conventional kitchen area into a sleek, modern day, and functional open up area, the style staff reinvented the overall kitchen, retaining only some significant appliances. The very first action was to fill the room with more mild – the primary kitchen had only a one window. A massive skylight was additional, flooding the island and cooking place with comfortable, natural mild. New present day pendant fixtures, relocated recessed lights, less than-cupboard LEDs, and programmable LED lights concealed in the skylight and below the island seating spot more enhance the kitchen’s new options and clean up strains.

This project was a entire transformation—nothing continues to be from the dated overall look of the first kitchen. In its area is a heat, livable modern-day kitchen area with clear traces and an pleasant area for the shoppers to cook, entertain, and loosen up.
Conventional wood cabinets had been replaced with putting modern ones that combine dark gray walnut finishes under and stark white laminate finishes over. The cupboards were being strategically positioned to create a variety of storage choices, permitting the purchasers to personalize the space while maintaining each the operate of the kitchen area and the openness of the space. The sink was relocated to the new, much greater central island that was not only a much more useful placement for it but also served to develop a additional open and inviting kitchen. The island, which is practically 15 feet long, has a gleaming white quartz countertop with waterfall edges. 1 stop of the island is fully open for relaxed seating and there is a lot more seating on the side opposite the cooking place. To substitute the awkward transition from slate tile to hardwood floor that existed involving the kitchen area and dining space, substantial flooring tiles were installed all through both equally spaces in buy to create a ongoing surface all over the residing and eating spot, unifying the two.

This venture was a complete transformation—nothing remains from the dated visual appearance of the unique kitchen area. In its place is a heat, livable modern-day kitchen area with thoroughly clean traces and an pleasant room for the consumers to cook dinner, entertain, and rest.

This dated 2003 grasp rest room was reworked into a deluxe and smooth spa-like knowledge – recapturing the sights of Lake Washington and featuring the hearth to make an inviting, light-filled oasis. A custom modern floating vainness with generous seating was installed. Out-dated sinks, taps, and counter tops ended up changed with extremely-fashionable basins and wall-mounted fixtures. An uncomfortable soaking tub and shower have been transformed into a trendy blended bathing spot, separated from the vanity by a single-glass partition. The new shower has a minimalist linear drain, stylish accent tile, and permits for privateness though savoring sights of Lake Washington. The existing, two-sided fireplace shared amongst the master bedroom and rest room was totally replaced and current.

The new style delivers soothing warmth and light-weight to each rooms and functions a refined textured tile that matches accent tiles in the bathing region.
Almost nothing stays of the dated look of the original bathroom immediately after this comprehensive transformation. In its place is an inspiring house with cleanse traces and a delicate color palette for the customers to rest and sense rejuvenated.

Modern day and purposeful inside transform
Personalizable kitchen area storage
Two-sided fireplace
Programmable LED lights hidden underneath cupboards and in
New purely natural lighting
Lavatory views of Lake Washington