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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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 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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As you can see from the before pictures in the gallery below, prior to the completion of the kitchen remodel project, the original kitchen was truly dated. Our client wanted an updated look that was not too modern while retaining warmth.
The glass tile that you’ll see in the after pictures of this kitchen remodel project is truly a show stopper. The kitchen features quartz countertops with blue specks that are brought out by the tile accent wall. The pendant lights continue the blue theme as well. The open wood shelving also features matching blue ground-up glass filler.
The built-in entertainment shelves feature a custom birch wood countertop and plenty of storage. The cabinets used in both the kitchen and entertainment area feature soft-close hinges and drawers with dovetail joints.
Our customer was pleased by the results. Here is a portion of the review on Houzz:
“I was pleasantly surprised at how well the remodel went over all. Brandon was a champ at the house every day. Cleaned up so we could live with the mess each night. He was helpful with design ideas and his carpentry skills are awesome (see shelves!) Justin and Mandy kept us on task with the needed supplies and directed me what to get next. It turned out great. I would use them again!”
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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.