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 recently completed a kitchen renovation in the Belvidere neighborhood of West Seattle. Our customer decided that it was time to update the kitchen into a beautiful place their family would enjoy spending time in, complimented by a stunning Puget Sound view from the kitchen window.
The footprint of the kitchen remained the same. Justin suggested that J & M Remodel could extend the peninsula that separated the kitchen work area and the kitchen table. The extended peninsula provides additional cabinetry and counterspace. We also installed a dry bar using custom cabinetry that matches those J & M Remodel installed in the kitchen that ties the whole room together.
As you view the photos of the kitchen remodel project, you’ll take note of the soft gray custom cabinets with brass hardware that are a key feature of the project. The cabinets are top quality, and include built-in organizers, a wine cabinet, and a glass display cabinet in the dry bar area. The under cabinet lighting that J & M Remodel installed beautifully illuminates the white quartz countertop. The use of white subway tiles throughout the entire kitchen tastefully blends with the striking light fixtures and hardware. Power outlets were installed vertically to flow with the tile layout.
The large dark gray floor tiles, with contrasting white grout, flow seamlessly into the adjacent hall which features another brass accented light fixture. The new kitchen appliances include matching wine and beverage refrigeration.
The completed kitchen remodel project is both functional and classically stylish, resulting in a cohesive update that will stand the test of time (and trends) that our delighted clients will enjoy for years to come.
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This project is a showcase of design, project management, and workmanship brought together by J & M Remodel to meet the client’s goals and schedule, despite problems with the availability of the materials for the project. This Newcastle master bathroom incorporates materials and features that are both top of the line and state of the art, including
- Schluter Ditra-Heat floor warming system
- Wedi Shower system
- Carrera Tile
- Free standing soaking tub with wand
- Frameless glass shower surround
- Sconce Lighting
- Bullnose tile window encasement
- Flush inset medicine cabinet
- Kohler showroom design
Our client described their experience with the J & M Remodel team in their review on the reviews page of our site thusly:
“We redid our master bathroom – tore it down to the studs, knocked down a wall, full tile, glass shower – the works.
Top three things we looked for in a contractor (1) finish on time, (2) communicate regularly and (3) be neat. Having done home renovations (while living in the house) before, these were must haves. J&M nailed all three. They finished their work a week early. They explained the plan for the week at the start of the week and communicated next week’s plan at the end of every week. Finally, they cleaned up after themselves every day.
The only challenge we had was our fault. We used a designer and acquired the materials through their suppliers. We ended up short on tile and had to reorder which took a week. J&M just worked around it. Our major issue was a miscommunication between me and my wife which lead to the counter tops coming in a week late. Totally our issue, no issue with J&M. This leads me to the pointer. If you haven’t ordered your materials yet, and J&M can get what you want, order through them and they will sync timeline.
Overall, very happy with J & M. We have already slotted our next project with them in December. And will be using them for a kitchen update sometime next year.”
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Our client contacted J & M Remodel to update both bathrooms in their Ballard home along with other projects including flooring and a minor kitchen update. Once we established a plan for the layout and functionality of the bathrooms, our client brought in a professional design firm, Heidi Callier of heidicaillierdesign.com to assist with the aesthetics of the project.
The upstairs bathroom had water damage, so a full tear down and rot repair was necessary. While the extensive demolition due to the water damage was unfortunate, the J & M Remodel team was able to start the project with a clean slate. The double vanity in the upstairs bathroom was custom made with large pull out drawers that wrap around the sink to maximize the available storage. All the fixtures that the client selected were high-end and will remain beautiful and functional over time. The design of the walk-in shower in the upstairs bathroom makes use of the available space and includes recessed niches for storage. The use of the natural marble throughout the upstairs bathroom along with designer finishes makes this space a real showstopper.
From a Small Space to a Dream Master Bathroom
The downstairs bathroom started as a small powder room. The J & M Remodel team expanded the downstairs bathroom by making use of a large adjacent closet. This increased the downstairs bathroom square footage substantially, which provided space for both a soaking tub as well as a walk-in shower. Extensive tile work went into the downstairs bathroom including a custom border around the tub and toilet area, and a large custom shower bench. The downstairs bathroom features handcrafted corbels above the tub, and the shower includes a linear drain and a large recessed niche.
Transformation From Shed to Tiny House
Our client had an existing outbuilding—essentially a shed with a living area—on his property, in the Upper Queen Anne area of Seattle. Rents in this area can fetch a premium, and our client wanted to transform this space in order to offer the carriage house as a short-term rental. A property like this one is sometimes referred to as an Accessory Dwelling Unit—#ADU—or a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit—#DADU. J & M Remodel worked with the Seattle based architectural design firm Atelier Drome for the project design and best use of the space. The addition of a kitchenette was a critical need. Despite the limited amount of available space, we were able to incorporate the necessary utilities necessary for a well appointed short-term rental property. The bathroom space was maximized by way of an enclosed glass shower. Existing wood paneling was salvaged from the interior demolition of the original structure, and was reused to incorporate a warm, rustic feel. We added a sleeping loft accessed via a modular ladder along with skylights and additional custom windows to match the existing home.
Basement Bathroom Addition
Our client’s second project was a finished basement that was to incorporate a kitchen, bath, and laundry area. However, due to budget restraints, we agreed to complete the bathroom addition in the first phase of the project. However, the J & M Remodel team was able to rough-in the electrical and plumbing for the kitchen and laundry rooms, so when the client’s budget permits, the remainder of the project will go smoothly, without any rework. As you can see from the photos below, the bathroom addition turned out beautifully. The use of a light gray and white color scheme really helped to brighten the basement area. The walk-in shower features a custom-built bench and recessed niches that offer a luxurious feel while adding to the practicality of the smaller space for the bathroom. The classic look of Carrara marble will stand the test of time and is period-correct with the home. The herringbone layout of the flooring offers a nice modern pop to the overall look of the space.
As the J & M Remodel team worked steadily around our client’s home to complete the Carriage House and basement bathroom projects, our client asked if we could tackle one more room. The main house guest bathroom included only a powder bath with a small vanity and toilet. The bathroom has direct access from the guest bedroom, and needed a shower as well. The J & M Remodel team found that there was quite a bit of wasted space that could be reused. The enabled the J & M Remodel team to add a stand up glass-enclosed shower without having to change the overall footprint of the bathroom. Classic white subway tiles were used for the bathroom wall, and complementary hexagon tiles were used for the shower pan. The J & M Remodel team replaced the existing vanity with a small white vanity with a quartz countertop that ties in well with the white shower.
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.