Finding a Fixer
 We have a winner! Or should I say, "loser"?

We have a winner! Or should I say, "loser"?

People always ask me how I find my projects. My response is, “They seem to come to us in a million different ways. It is never the same!” Sometimes we get a call from an agent or a homeowner that knows what we do and is wanting to sell off-market. Often it might be a tip from someone who wants to collaborate, a reassignment, a friend, or even an acquaintance. However it happens, it is always fun to receive that call!

Once we get word of an opportunity, we are off to check it out. A typical day for us always includes previewing some options. These gems were all on the list:

And yes - sometimes these little finds need a lot of fixing!  It's not enough to be armed with the data we've gathered online, so we take a visit to the neighborhood for more critical info.

Sometimes the uglier the fixer the better. Haha, we actually love that! 

Our Latest Kitchen Remodel
 I love EVERY part of this process!

I love EVERY part of this process!

We have several great projects in the works right now and I am so excited to share them with you! Our project closest to completion is a sweet shingled Laurelhurst home we are totally updating top to bottom. This home is getting a total facelift and what a sweet space it will be. Let's start with the kitchen.

 Here's what we had to work with.

Here's what we had to work with.

 This kitchen really needed some light and space.

This kitchen really needed some light and space.

 A simple removal of the wall between the kitchen and the nook really brought in tons of light!

A simple removal of the wall between the kitchen and the nook really brought in tons of light!

 Voila! We have a water view.

Voila! We have a water view.

One of the most important updates on every one of our projects is the kitchen. Everyone wants a new kitchen and we are happy to oblige. We put careful thought into maximizing this space in each of our remodels as we know this is a big deal for the future homeowner. Here's what inspired us, how we cleared the space out to the studs and the new design for the kitchen. 

 Demo and clean up are all a part of the fun process of transformation.

Demo and clean up are all a part of the fun process of transformation.

Our current project is now being drywalled - so trim, paint and cabinets are next. But before you see the finished project, let's have some fun sharing the before pics! (After all, that is why they call it a fixer-upper.)  

 I always start by asking my favorite cabinet company to provide a great design.

I always start by asking my favorite cabinet company to provide a great design.

After designs are rendered, we are off to the races tweaking the plan - picking cabinet colors and finishes, finding the best countertops, backsplashes, appliances, etc. This being a smaller kitchen, every inch is important. Take a look at some of our inspiration:

I think we nailed it!  Cannot wait to share the final product.  This home is about seven weeks to completion! Yahoo!

Sharing the Details: Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
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Give me a kitchen I can cook in and still be a part of the action and I will happily prepare whatever you order! The kitchen we installed in our latest Seattle remodel project is one of my favorites. Outfitted with great cabinets and high end appliances, ample work spaces, beautiful countertops, a traditional backsplash, and a view of everything happening around you and it is definitely a cooks dream! Add in two beautiful pendants and some shiplap detailing on the oversized island and I am completely in love with the function and style!

 The best view is of family and friends! While prepping for meals, guests and loved ones can interact with this open concept kitchen.

The best view is of family and friends! While prepping for meals, guests and loved ones can interact with this open concept kitchen.

 

Here are the details that make up this  perfect Modern Farmhouse kitchen!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10. Island Slab

 
 
 
 
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See something you are curious about? Feel free to ask questions. And, stay tuned for our next post with even more details from this beautiful home!