Description: Our home was built in 1976 and we purchased it in 1991. Since that time, we have done extensive remodeling, both interior and exterior, except for the kitchen, which is pretty much in its 1976 state of being. We live on a lake and have a beautiful view of Mount Rainier from almost every room.
Existing Condition: Our home is in good condition.
Problem: Our kitchen hasn’t been updated since it was built in 1976. The width of the kitchen can’t be changed because there is a septic tank outside the exterior wall and a large fireplace on the other side of the interior wall. There is some flexibility for the length of the kitchen by adding to or subtracting from the dining/family room. There also is a pantry around the corner from the kitchen in a hallway.
The primary goal is updating our kitchen but secondarily we’d like to update the entire level of our home the kitchen is located on. We've attached a list of requests that explains our expectations.
The kitchen is long and narrow with a dining room at one of end of it. We’re satisfied with the layout of our kitchen with the exception of a peninsula cabinet that juts out near the stove and creates a bottleneck.
We use the dining room as a family room which works well for us but we don’t have an eating space. We eat meals at a coffee table that rises up to dining table height and when we have get togethers, they’re buffet style and everyone holds their plates in their laps or we set up a temporary table in the living room. We’re satisfied with this setup but are open to an idea that would give us an actual eating area.
We currently have an L shaped couch in the family/dining room. We’ve thought about banquette seating both for storage drawers underneath and the ability to seat more people. The banquette must be COMFORTABLE as this is our primary spot to watch TV. We would also like the TV and it's components to look more built in.
We have a full bathroom on this floor but only need a half bath.
We’d like accommodations in the office for two computer stations. The office is unusual because the walls are not at 90 degree angles.
Plans that can be submitted for permits.