A client who J & M worked with several times referred the owners of a North Beacon Hill home built in 1924 to J & M Remodel. The homeowners contacted us to discuss a significant addition and renovation to their home. As their family grew over the years, the homeowners realized that they needed more space in their Seattle home. Deciding to stay in the house and remodeling instead of moving was an easy choice. Their home location is near downtown Seattle and is close to excellent parks and schools.
After accepting the project, we learned that J & M would be working with Atelier Drome, a Seattle-based architectural firm. Teaming with Atelier Drome again was pleasant news. J & M partnered with Atelier Drome on several challenging projects.
The Beacon Hill project’s major work item was adding a bump-out of the home’s complete back end that increased the house’s square footage. The bump-out includes an extensive remodel of the kitchen, a downstairs kitchenette, another bathroom, and a hobby area. A new, large deck off the bump-out completed the requirements for that part of the project.
The J & M crew overcame several challenges during the project. The biggest challenge was that the project required below-grade—below ground level—excavation. The excavation was necessary before framing the addition could begin.
While the bump-out addition is the centerpiece of the project, the design included more updates. J & M also remodeled a full bath and a master bath as part of this project. The remodel also includes new flooring, an inset tile to hardwood transition, staircase, desk nook, and a butler’s pantry.
If you’re interested in seeing other projects based on Atelier Drome designs that J & M built, please click to read about an extensive home remodel on Mercer Island and to read about a tiny house remodel in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.
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Before J & M Remodel could begin converting this 1,000 square foot basement into a useable bonus and game room, the J & M Remodel team had to identify and correct water issues that the existing sump pump could not handle. The J & M Remodel team installed a second, larger sump pump along with a battery backup system to ensure that any water that entered the basement would be pumped out even during a power outage.
The J & M Remodel team took another approach to preventing and mitigating water issues in the basement: waterproof LVP flooring. The waterproof LVP floor installation fully covers the room, including the basement wall. The J & M Remodel team used a strip of molding to hide the transition. The extension of the waterproof LVP flooring in this way means that if a water issue arises, the problem can be remedied easily.
The basement layout remains essentially the same. Two of the walls were enhanced with the addition of storage cabinets. A small table was added to a freestanding support beam that had to remain in the room. The table adds extra seating and better aesthetics to that part of the basement. A new granite countertop and backsplash updated the kitchenette along the back wall of the room. The granite countertop features a unique matte leather finish. Additional can lighting and trim were installed throughout, and the soft greige paint finish that the J & M Remodel team applied to the walls was light enough to brighten and warm the feel of the basement. Finally, the placement of the furniture and games in the room completed this excellent retreat suitable for all ages.
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Ian Furness of KJR Sports Radio 950 AM contacted J & M Remodel about a kitchen remodel project for his family’s home. Not only is Ian widely known for his highly-rated radio show, but also as the popular correspondent for the Seattle Seahawks, including interviews with players for Q13 Fox News in Seattle.
Justin was excited to meet with Ian, and they hit it off right away as both Justin and Ian are proud Washington State University Alumni (Go Cougs!). Justin walked through the Furness kitchen, and after discussing their requirements, Justin provided Ian and his wife, Tammy, with J & M Remodel’s estimate. After reviewing and refining the J & M Remodel proposal for their project, Ian and Tammy decided to move ahead with J & M Remodel for their kitchen remodel project.
The Furness’s wanted a crisp and clean new look for their kitchen. They selected a distinctive glass subway tile, which the J & M Remodel team set in a stacked pattern using Schluter edging rather than bullnose. In addition, a new quartz countertop was installed, as well as under-cabinet lighting, and glass pendant lighting was installed over the island. It was essential for J & M to stay on-time with this project because as soon J & M Remodel completed our part of the project, Shearer Painting came in to paint all of the kitchen cabinets.
Thanks to the excellent coordination between the Furness family, J & M Remodel, and the painting contractor, we completed the kitchen remodel project without a hitch, and the final result turned out great!
The Furness’s are enjoying their new kitchen now, and you can hear Ian’s testimonial on his KJR radio show. Here is a portion of Tammy Furness’ Google review of J & M Remodel’s work on their kitchen remodel project:“We recently remodeled our kitchen, and J & M Remodel installed the counter tops. It looks amazing! We are loving our new kitchen! If you have been thinking of doing any home updating, be sure to reach out to Justin and Mandy, as they will take great care of all your home remodel needs! We highly recommend J & M Remodel!
Ian and Tammy Furness.”
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J & M Remodel Earned This Customer’s Repeat Business Based on Trust and Experience
J & M Remodel worked with the owners of their Newcastle home on two home remodel projects previously. Recently, our customers contacted J & M Remodel when they were ready to tackle their kitchen remodel. An additional requirement: work carefully to provide kitchen access during the project for our clients and their six month old baby.
The clients’ kitchen already had great quality cabinets, but the finish on the cabinets was dated. J & M Remodel contracted with our preferred painting subcontractor to bring the existing cabinets up to date and completed the look by installing new cabinet hardware throughout. Our clients selected two quartz countertops, deciding on a lighter Carrera look for the island and a dark quartz for the surround. J & M Remodel installed under cabinet lighting as well as all new appliances and fixtures. A bright white subway tile backsplash was installed that covers the area up to the ceiling around the sink. New paint and the installation of five-panel doors completed the renovation.
Our Customers Say it Best
We’ve reposted our clients’ review about their experience with their kitchen remodel and satisfaction with the results from our Reviews page below:
“Our kitchen remodel was our third project with J&M. With a 6-month old in the house, it was important to have access to parts of the kitchen throughout the project and for the project to finish on time. Having worked with Justin and Russ in the past, we knew they would deliver. We’ve definitely found a partner with J&M, and we will continue using them for future projects.”
J & M Remodel worked with our clients’ Seattle-based architectural firm Atelier Drome to bring our clients’ vision for their Mercer Island home to life. The large, mid-century home, built in 1957, was a former investment property that had not been updated since then, and needed a great deal of work. J & M Remodel met with the architects and clients to fine tune the design and budget for a several months before settling on the final design implementation.
The home’s original compartmentalized layout was typical of 1950s-era construction. J & M Remodel assigned Matt Gallwey as project manager for this extensive home remodel. Matt and his team began by opening the home’s layout. In fact, the J & M Remodel team almost gutted the three-thousand square foot home. Extensive work on the exterior began as well. All the home’s mechanical systems were updated or replaced, including installation of a Ductless Mini Split system throughout.
A few design elements that were updated include painting the paneling on the ceiling of the great room and adding a beam with conduit to accommodate a large fan and can lighting.
The remodeled kitchen is aesthetically clean, with minimalistic finishes, after existing walls were removed to incorporate the entire living area into one great room.
The new master suite layout includes a large closet, and the en suite bath features a walk-in shower and a separate water closet.
Reconfiguring the basement of the home created a more open flow and includes an interior area for a quaint in-home office.
Along with remodeling the kitchen, three bathrooms, and reconfiguring the basement, the J & M Remodel team updated the interior of the home, including new flooring, paint, and millwork throughout. The J & M Remodel team replaced all interior doors, stairs, and banisters as well.
The extensive exterior work on the home includes new siding and paint, new windows, new roof and gutters, concrete work, and a new garage and front doors.
This mid-century home was completely transformed into a beautiful, functional home for our clients. The customizations and value-add that resulted from this complete home remodel confirms that our clients’ decision to renovate the home was the best choice to fit their lifestyle.
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J & M Remodel created a spa-like bathroom and a pet friendly pool deck for a couple whose project was featured on the Animal Cribs show on cable TV’s Animal Planet channel during the 2017 season. The couple's Chocolate Lab Turf goes to work with his owner Sergio at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton. Read more about the project and view the TV episode.