Room for a Poet

Location: Lake Tapps, WA
Category: Kitchens

This kitchen is completely customized for the family that uses it. It includes a homework desk located in an otherwise unused area, a snack center with a microwave and a bread drawer plus a deep snack drawer all near the refrigerator, a pull out for all of the drink bottles that can be so difficult to store, open shelves for cookbooks and display, a large pantry with pull outs, roll out shelves with utensil dividers and wide drawers for a variety of storage. There is also a cabinet with pull forward and swing out shelves for better use of a difficult corner, and even a convenient way to access paper towels.

This room for a Poet is moody and soothing in grays and blues. The keys to successfully using the darker blues and grays is in the lighting and surfaces. The backsplash has an undulated surface which reflects light beautifully, the counter is a lighter gray with a bit of reflection as well. The under cabinet lights and can lights provide the lighting needed for this hard-working​​ kitchen. Can lights, undercabinet lights, and pendant lights are all switched separately in order to access as much light as needed at night, on a cloudy day, or a bright day, or to create a mood with just the undercabinet lights and the pedants.

This kitchen is truly a well thought out design and well as beautiful.

Timeless Kitchen

Location: Spanaway, WA
Category: Kitchens

Timeless Kitchen

Our client wanted to open up their kitchen from a closed-in peninsula. We opened up the kitchen by changing the previous layout to include an island. We removed the soffits and pantry closet. We took advantage of the existing tall ceilings, with beautiful tall cabinets and a very large crown molding. The soft tones of gray make this kitchen very soothing and comfortable, and the white, beveled subway tile gives a unique texture to the back-splash. The large island provides plenty of room for prepping and serving while still being a part of the group. The pendant lights and glass doors feature a stunning seedy glass.

The gallery shows before and afters of this Timeless Kitchen.

Organic Modern Kitchen and Stacked Stone Fireplace.

Location: Puyallup, WA
Category: Kitchens

Organic Modern Kitchen with Stone Fireplace & Reclaimed Beam.

This kitchen with its modern gray cabinets and quartz countertop creates a sleek design which is balanced by the organic feel of the natural basalt stone backsplash and carbonized bamboo flooring.  The materials we used in this kitchen work in harmony with the unique contemporary angles of the kitchen. The undercabinet system in this kitchen does it’s job by providing lighting, outlets, and usb ports all out of sight.   The convenient tablet cradle in the preparation area makes it the perfect place to look up a recipe on line.  The device cradles are a perfect place to charge devices out of harm’s way.

The stone fireplace is a bold focal point with the rustic touch of a reclaimed beam mantle.  There is more than meets the eye with this design, however.  The TV is installed on an arm and  functions as door which creates concealed storage behind the TV.


Gourmet Kitchen

Category: Kitchens

This stunning gourmet kitchen evolved out of client frustration with the lack of function in their existing kitchen in the home they had just purchased. We had worked with these clients before on a master bathroom remodel in their previous home, which they were very pleased with so when they bought this home and it just wasn’t functioning well for them, They called us for help. They needed our expertise to turn their outdated, inefficient, kitchen into their vision of a much larger, more modern, highly efficient, kitchen they would actually enjoy cooking in on a daily basis as well as creating a kitchen that would lend itself to entertaining. We were able to give them that with reconfiguring the kitchen, extending the kitchen into the old dinette area to create a beverage bar area, and opening up the walls and adding a magnificent island perfect for entertaining. The Stone we selected with the client for the island just created such a beautiful focal point as you enter the home it just draws you in. They are thoroughly enjoying every bit of the kitchen now. It has truly become the heart of the home.

Rustic Chic Kitchen

Category: Kitchens

This kitchen is full of interest with its dark knotty alder cabinets, black walnut island top, and brick backsplash. The cabinets go to the ceiling with a large crown, glass cabinet doors and cup pull hardware on the drawers. Free folding shelves on each side the range filled with treasures collected and enjoyed. The backsplash is brick tile, which I added mortar to the face of tile before install to give it a vintage old world look. We went with a neutral perimeter color quartz countertop to show off the black walnut top and fun brick tile backsplash.  The pendant lights bring the dark color of the cabinets into the design. This kitchen will always be a favorite!

Rustic Hickory Kitchen


Category: House Remodel Rustic Hickory Kitchen

Hickory cabinets and clean lines truly emphasize the natural beauty and craftsman style of this home. Light cabinets and flooring draw a beautiful contrast with the dark beams and stained ceiling. The stove top is smartly positioned into a quartz slab; with a perfect view through full lite french doors leading out to a covered deck. This is an ideal setting for entertainment, with plenty of space for multiple cooks, double ovens, and of course, a wine cooler set into the spacious center island. With a nod to the inspirational scenery outside, we carried this design through to the Master Bath. Incorporating the hickory cabinets and adding mosaic style natural stone tiling for the shower floor and accents. The perfect end to an awesome soirée? Easy clean up with a new dishwasher, deep apron farm style sink, self cleaning ovens and a simple to care for counter top.

Traditional Craftsman

Location: Fox Island
Category: Kitchens

This client already had a beautiful kitchen in pristine condition but it simply didn’t work for her cooking and baking needs. She wanted to incorporate a nice deep apron front sink with a slightly more modern feel in stainless steel, multiple appliances including a warming drawer and double ovens, a baking center, an eating bar, a coffee bar for her husband and an eating space for two, and was told by others it couldn’t be done in her space. We knew right away we would be able to configure a better functioning kitchen for her. We carefully removed her existing cabinetry and facilitated a donation of those to Habitat for Humanity for her. We were able to create a beautiful new kitchen for her, incorporating all the appliances she requested, with a separate coffee station and the eating bar to accommodate two people she wanted. The client was thrilled with the new kitchen layout and informed us she expected to live beyond 90 years of age and would enjoy cooking in her new kitchen every day for many years to come.

Full Kitchen Remodel

Location: Kent, WA
Category: Kitchens

Cherry cabinets with a rich reddish stain and back of island a soft dark color. Countertops are a light colored quartz with grays and a sprinkle of reddish spots to bring all the colors together. The full height backsplash is a combination of metal and glass. The sink is a large single bowl stainless steel apron front for that sleek clean look. This kitchen was designed with some great features,  Pull out pot and pan rack, garbage can pull out, roll out trays and a custom made baking cabinet. The floor is a laminate floating floor in a reclaimed wood look with the light colors from the countertop and the soft dark color in the island cabinets.
The island gives an inviting area for friends and family to gather and not be in the way of the cook. This kitchen is a very functional beautiful show piece.

Contemporary Organic Kitchen

Location: Federal Way, WA
Category: Kitchens

This contemporary kitchen design will never go out of style. The drop ceiling was removed to expose the beautiful wood. Then we painted the beams black to give the ceiling more interest. The cabinets are full overlay slab doors with finger pull hardware to give a sleek look. We took a small space and added a peninsula for prep and seating for more working room. The countertop waterfalls over the peninsula with a beautiful but simple quartz. The countertop exposes a wine rack with access from the dining room which is great for entertaining. The abstract tile backsplash stays with the neutral white color on the walls. The new hardwood adds the richness and texture to complete the design. 

The Kitchen That Everyone Wants

Location: University Place, WA
Category: Kitchens

This classic white kitchen will be in style forever with the traditional white subway and white marbled quartz countertops. The oak honey hardwood floors make the white cabinets pop.
The island is a darker wood which brings in some texture. Undermount sink on the island gives ease of cleaning up after those gourmet dinners or just a peanut butter sandwich. Great storage in this kitchen with the pull out pantry, garbage pull out and cookbook cabinet on the end of the island. The hood is wood to match the cabinets to give that elegant touch. The oversized pendant lights add a striking finish to this kitchen.

Seaside View Kitchen

Location: Federal Way

Category: Kitchens

One of my favorites! This clean inviting kitchen with soft grey cabinets and a contrast of color. We opened up the space by removing the walls and adding beams and posts which makes this kitchen great for entertaining.

We carried a pop of color through the kitchen from the island, window seat, glass deco in the backsplash and pendant lights. The wall paint color has a whisper of the accent color mixed in the paint, white ceiling to reflect all the light that pours in from outside. The island is a great prep space and has tons of storage including wine storage. Reeded glass door cabinet with finished interior cabinets displays her special dishes. This kitchen is very versatile and can be decorated with country, modern, beachy, your choice! The floor is actually Luxury Vinyl planks which give a warm richness to the kitchen with the ease of cleaning and durability.

French Country

Location: Maple Valley, WA
Category: Kitchens

A sunny, two cook sized, French Country kitchen reminiscent of the cozy kitchen the client grew up cooking in on the farm with her loving mother. That’s what the client wanted to achieve, and that’s what we gave her. We recreated the cozy feel she was so fond of with the glazed creamy off white cabinets, and hand painted tin backsplash that was made to look like it was well worn with peeling paint as if reclaimed from an old world kitchen. We brought in the farm feel with custom handmade chicken wire glass in her display cabinets, and aged barn style reclaimed wood look tile on her floor. We added even more country feel with sliding barn doors installed on her entry closet. In keeping with the country look, we incorporated a white cast iron apron front farm sink and brushed nickel faucet to be compatible with her choice of modern stainless steel appliances. The clients wanted a unique coffee station out of the way of the primary cook but convenient to everyone else, and so we created a coffee cubby by itself with a rustic brick backsplash, which sets it apart while still continuing the farm theme. The client added her own personal touches with family heirlooms and country flair and is enjoying many large family gatherings in the kitchen she has always wanted.

Attached Kitchen


Category: Kitchens

In this whole house remodel, we used the patterned chair and artwork that the client has collected through her travels as inspiration for a warm, colorful, and dynamic space. We carried the deep purpose, brown and orange into the kitchen. The cabinetry is maple with a thatch stain, and a soft white quartz countertop. Finally, a natural limestone backsplash with a glass deco brings in orange, deep brown and gold, to carry the color throughout the whole space.

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