Recently vanderBeken Remodel had the opportunity to remodel a house from top to bottom – inside and out.
In fact, other than the roof, siding, and windows, absolutely everything was removed and replaced.
It was quite a project but the results are extremely satisfying.
Once upon a time there was an unused stairwell.
Many years later, along came a great idea to use the space as a much needed yet very small bathroom.
Decades went by and as the very small bathroom was utilized it came into disrepair.
Alas! Another idea appeared and transformed the very small and disgruntled bathroom into a beautiful, white tiled masterpiece – indeed a tiny bathroom worthy of huge praise.
What could be more classic than white subway tile? Well, the combination of sparkling chrome fixtures, a crisp wall paint, a custom white cabinet, a square sink, and small hexagon tile floor is a great start. It’s a room that is in fact a breath of fresh air, which says a lot considering it’s a hall bathroom.
This master bathroom project included switching places between the bathroom and the walk in closet. The homeowner could tell that there would be a much better use of space if the bathroom where to take the space of the closet and vice versa. The result is an amazing master bathroom with ample storage in the new cabinetry, double undermount sinks, granite countertop (even a granite covered bench), a set back nook for the toilet, and a gorgeous tile shower with a beefy glass door. Although we don’t have pictures of the walk in closet we can assure you that it is a space fulfilling the homeowner’s wishes, complete with a new closet system for the best options in storage.
This large kitchen is open, bright , and exuding the open plan living of this home. The careful planning of the hickory cabinetry monopolizes the best storage and use of space possible in this unique home.
Check out this industrial farmhouse kitchen! It started out as a gloomy galley kitchen with tired cabinetry and utterly outdated lighting and appliances. After removing everything (down to the subfloor) we were able to re-establish this kitchen to be the heart of the home and a wonderful gathering place for family and friends.
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This beautiful bathroom encapsulates the essence of sleek & modern. Mosaic tile with elements of stone, glass, and metal are an eye catching detail that really make a statement. That coupled with the neutral large tile on the floor and shower walls along with the quartz countertop are an amazing mix of texture and detail. The richly colored, frameless Huntwood cabinets bring warmth and elegance. While the substantial brushed nickel hardware and the single handle faucet, above the undermount square sink, add to the overall classy look.
These days there are several new and innovative elements to add in your living spaces.
Mr. & Mrs. S, of Everett, chose to reinvent their living room by asking vanderBeken Remodel & Repair to install a beautiful electric fireplace. This isn’t just any fireplace though, rather an Illuminations Electric Fireplace.
The Illuminations 4915 E is an electric “fireplace” that is equipped with 1.5 LED bulbs that softly flicker creating a focal point with unmatched ambiance. No need to worry about the danger of a fire or inconvience of wax and smoke as with real candles. The Illuminations Electric Fireplace by Fireplace Xtrodinair is perfect for your living room, master suite, office, or any place you desire a unique and striking piece that will definitely make a statement. The options are abundant from the candle sleeves to the glass media. The unit can even be converted and installed between two rooms.
Along with the Illuminations fireplace, 12 x 24 Bianco porcelain tile by San Lorenzo was installed to finish off the new look. Mr. & Mrs. S now enjoy their perfect and personalized living room with their family and friends. Call or message vanderBeken Remodel and Repair today for more information and ideas on personalizing YOUR living spaces.
Mr. & Mrs. N were looking to expand their family. Space was limited so they decided to add on to their existing manufactured home. Using first rate materials we were able to assimilate the brand new addition to the existing home. In the end, the addition looks as though it had always been there.
The M Family of Mill Creek, WA have a lovely residence. It is a 10 year old home surrounded by a beautiful neighborhood. Every square inch of the M Family home has been decorated to show off their impeccable taste. The master bathroom on the other hand was a white blur of blah. They partnered with us to set out to change that by doing an overhaul of the entire space. Removing the existing flooring, cabinets, fixures, and surfaces made all the difference. While working with Mr. & Mrs. M the cabinetry was replaced with alder, Shaker style cabinets, stained a rich dark cherry. The tile in the shower, on the tub surround, and carpeted floor were replaced with 12 x 12 tile including a row of decorative tile. The vanity counter top was replaced with a beautiful granite slab from Solid Rock Creations, at www.luxurygranite.com, the mirrors framed, and the fixtures, along with cabinetry hardware, replaced with brushed nickel.
The result was a master bath with a real WOW factor.
It’s amazing how changing out tile, fixtures, and refinishing existing cabinets can make such a difference. All of a sudden a typical hall bathroom has a whole new look.
A house is a roof over your head but a home is a gathering place for family and friends. If you take a moment to consider how to make your home a more enjoyable place for those special people you may come up with some great possibilities. Mr. & Mrs. S chose to begin by updating their living room mantel. Even before they moved into their home Mrs. S, an interior designer, was brimming with ideas. vanderBeken Remodel & Repair was privileged to work with them in giving the existing mantel and surroundings a face lift. As you can see it made quite a difference in the atmosphere of the room.
The R Family, in Seattle, wanted to redo their dated family room. The wood paneling on the walls was replaced with new drywall and paint. We refurbished the existing curved cabinets while a local granite company installed a beautiful new slab. All that was left to finish off the new look was to install sleek new plumbing and lighting fixtures. The changes were dramatic and gave their family room a fresh and modern look.
Mr.& Mrs. D, of Arlington, had a good sized existing laundry room yet hardly any work space or storage. We were able to provide and install new cabinets along with new flooring, paint, and laminate counter tops. The result was a very usable space!
Mr. B has a small, one-bath rental in Seattle. He found that the window in the shower had water damage around the sill. He asked vanderBeken Remodel & Repair to not only fix the existing damage but to come up with a way to keep water from seeping through and to prevent water damage in the future. The answer was to tile the shower and the window inside of the shower resulting in an updated look overall.
One way to take a unique approach and make your home yours is to replace the railing in your stairwell. Mr. & Mrs. S, of Mill Creek, did just that. We removed the existing wood railing and replaced it with wrought iron pickets. We also installed three newel posts to stabalize the railing. With age the existing railing had become wobbly. The new railing not only added eye catching flare to their beautiful entry but extra safety for their family & friends.
Western Washington is a beautiful place to live but if water damage isn’t addressed, well, it’s never pretty.
Mr. R’s deck & siding, in Edmonds, was in disrepair due to water, rot, and ants.
vanderBeken Remodel & Repair removed and rebuilt the damaged stairs and railing, replaced siding and repainted the home.
The end result is that Mr. R can be assured that his investment is in excellent shape and can endure many more years of Northwest elements without fear.
Mr. & Mrs. R of Shoreline, WA have made their house a home for over forty years. While their residence has always been a wonderful and inviting place for family and friends they trading in the existing kitchen for a new and improved version with all the bells and whistles.