From Attic-Like Space to Family Bedrooms
Under The Eaves
Transforming a dark, attic-like space into 3 beds, 2 baths.
This second story remodel presented a challenging layout reconfiguration, ultimately achieved by utilizing the space under this West Seattle home’s hip-roofed eaves and dormers.
By creating custom built-ins and optimizing wall placement, we were able to completely transform what was a dark, under-used attic-like floor of the home. By adding a bathroom complete with a custom vanity, simple white subway tile, and full-sized shower, we were able to turn a bedroom into a primary suite.
On the front side of the house, divided by a hallway with exposed brick and barn doors, two kids’ bedrooms share a Jack & Jill style hall bath. The kids’ rooms also utilize custom built-ins to maximize storage, and provide space for desks, bookshelves, and twin beds without feeling cramped.
All of this within 800 square feet of usable floor space! While the primary suite enjoys dual closets as well as built-in drawers and a window seat, each child’s room provides a cozy, unique space for sleep, study, and play.
“We hired Board & Vellum to transform and reintegrate what was an apartment on our second story, into 3 BR/2BA so that our family could reclaim the whole house — a 1909 craftsman. With angled rooflines in four corners the space had challenges. Jeff and Sara presented several options and helped us through the decisions that got us to our final design and with the selection of a general contractor. They were helpful and professional collaborators throughout the project, and quick with follow up as questions arose. We LOVE the new space, it’s smart, efficient and beautiful. We would definitely rehire them if we had another project.”
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