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An Interior & Exterior Home Transformation

Snoqualmie Valley View Home

Division gives way to cohesive and livable spaces indoors and outdoors in this family home refresh.

A remodel is often about more than a design. Sometimes, it’s also an exploration of how strategic updates to a space can reshape daily life. For this homeowner, reimagining their dark and dated home wasn’t only about finding a fresh style — it represented a new chapter in life and an opportunity to create a home that could adapt and respond to change as they raised their family.

Throughout the home, there was a feeling of division. Each space felt disconnected: compartmentalized without a cohesive style, color palette, or concept to relate them to each other. Outside, space and views were underutilized.

New life was breathed into the home with a fresh perspective centering on practicality, efficiency, and style consistency. The common goal was “out with the old, in with the new” to create a sense of calm where the space had felt chaotic.

An image of a residential backyard surrounded by mature trees. Focuses on an in-ground swimming pool with waterfall and rock-like surrounding patio. Includes wicker outdoor lounge seating and white umbrellas.
Private Resort Living

An in-ground swimming pool with plentiful space to lounge elevates this residential backyard to private resort. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Private Resort Living

An in-ground swimming pool with plentiful space to lounge elevates this residential backyard to private resort. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

An image of a residential exterior, with an in-ground pool in the foreground. Focuses on accessory structures to a private home, including an open-air cabana with gray outdoor sofas and a wooden dining table.
Amenities Abound

Adjacent to the swimming pool, a spacious cabana and a compact pool house provide places to rest and refresh during long summer days. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Amenities Abound

Adjacent to the swimming pool, a spacious cabana and a compact pool house provide places to rest and refresh during long summer days. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

An image of a residential covered outdoor living area. Focuses on a dining area with a warm woodgrain dining table and six wicker dining chairs with pillows. Includes large gray overstuffed sofas and a cement and glass fire table. Also includes an outdoor kitchen with built-in gas grill.
All-Season Sanctuary

Featuring overhead fans and infrared heaters, recessed lighting, and automatic roll-down screens to enclose the space, this custom cabana is comfortable at any time of the day or year. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

All-Season Sanctuary

Featuring overhead fans and infrared heaters, recessed lighting, and automatic roll-down screens to enclose the space, this custom cabana is comfortable at any time of the day or year. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

An image of a residential landscape featuring an in-ground pool. Features a sweeping view of forest and mountains in the background. Includes wicker lounge seating, outdoor path lighting, and stone-look
Natural Design

Centering breathtaking views of Snoqualmie Valley and mountains beyond, the landscape was designed to exist as part of the natural environment. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Natural Design

Centering breathtaking views of Snoqualmie Valley and mountains beyond, the landscape was designed to exist as part of the natural environment. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

The backyard is the highlight of the home, with sweeping views of the Snoqualmie Valley. Here, the homeowner wanted comfortable spaces ideal for gathering and recreation.

The fully covered patio space serves as a self-contained outdoor room designed for year-round comfort. Automatic roll-up screens effortlessly keep sun and rain off gatherings, while a cozy fire table adds a touch of warmth on cooler evenings.

Areas for lounging, dining, grilling, and cooking offer flexible solutions for gatherings of all sizes. Just behind the outdoor lounge, a new sport court provides opportunities to recreate for three growing teenagers and their friends.

Lush plantings help to shield the outdoor lounge from the pool area, and frame the views to the Snoqualmie Valley, which feels like an extension of the backyard.

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Bright Light & Rich Color

Expansive picture windows and glass doors pour light into this kitchen, creating balance for deep navy cabinets and dark-toned wood floors. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Bright Light & Rich Color

Expansive picture windows and glass doors pour light into this kitchen, creating balance for deep navy cabinets and dark-toned wood floors. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

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A Home for Hosting

The generous storage in this kitchen includes a built-in, full sized wine fridge alongside a double-door refrigerator behind custom panels, making it simple to stock up for large gatherings. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

A Home for Hosting

The generous storage in this kitchen includes a built-in, full sized wine fridge alongside a double-door refrigerator behind custom panels, making it simple to stock up for large gatherings. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

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Creating Cohesion

This open kitchen benefits from a visual dialogue with the adjoining spaces, created by intentional use of similar materials and colors. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Creating Cohesion

This open kitchen benefits from a visual dialogue with the adjoining spaces, created by intentional use of similar materials and colors. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Inside, the kitchen concept centers on a classic palette of rich blues, fresh whites, and brass accents in a contemporary arrangement. The spacious central island provides plenty of surface area for kitchen prep while being attractive enough for casual dining. Storage space is abundant, and chef-ready appliances — including a full-height wine fridge — allow for easy hosting, no matter the occasion. Large windows add bright, natural light and connect the space to the updated backyard beyond. Streamlined globe pendants replaced outdated fixtures that kept the space feeling dark.

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Materials Set the Mood

Despite its small size, this powder room has a distinct, moody identity thanks to its wealth of texture. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

Just off the foyer, the updated powder room maintains a cohesive feel with nearby kitchen with its deep blue vanity, but the small space also adds a moody identity, thanks to its wealth of texture.

Upstairs, an all-new primary suite features a spa-like bathroom perfect for the self-care-centered experience the homeowner hoped to achieve. Cool gray flooring and gray marble countertops contrast warm wood and fixtures.

Plenty of storage in the double vanity and linen cabinet ensure the space can remain calm and uncluttered. A white soaking tub sits tucked into the bay window where it shines in the natural light, contrasting the moody, dark stone of the enclosed glass shower.

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A Focal Bath

The prominent location of this soaking tub sets it at the center of its own little world, a place where time moves slowly and relaxation is paramount. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

A Focal Bath

The prominent location of this soaking tub sets it at the center of its own little world, a place where time moves slowly and relaxation is paramount. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

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A Spacious Primary Bath

With its large footprint, this primary bath has room for a wide and deep double vanity, a separate water closet, and additional casework for linens and extra storage. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

A Spacious Primary Bath

With its large footprint, this primary bath has room for a wide and deep double vanity, a separate water closet, and additional casework for linens and extra storage. Snoqualmie Valley View Home | Photo by Cindy Apple

For this remodel, updating the kitchen alone would have added functionality and fresh style. But by approaching the project holistically, a dated, disjointed house was transformed into a harmonious living space that celebrates its natural surroundings and encourages connecting with others. With custom touches these updated spaces offer a place where this family can build lasting memories together.

Notes & Credits
Architecture and Landscape Architecture by Board & Vellum.
This project was built by Phoenix Construction.
Landscape construction by Bear Creek Landscaping.
Photography by Cindy Apple Photography.

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