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Reinvented Homes and Spaces

Remodels & Additions

One-room-redo, second-story addition, whole-house overhaul… we love designing remodels of all shapes and sizes.

Our dynamic team handles projects across the spectrum, from large to small, straightforward to complex. Balancing your budget with your dreams to bring a project to life that you really love — that’s our superpower.

There’s a lot to consider, and we’ll help you define not only what you wish for, but what makes good sense for you to invest in, allocating resources where you’ll most appreciate the reward. We understand that the decision to stay put and tolerate the months of disruption a remodel brings means you’re especially committed to your home, your neighborhood, and your community.

We’ve developed our approach to design to honor those instincts and your choice to invest in the future of your home. We look forward to helping you shape it into its next best version.

Blue Ridge View Home – Home Remodel by Board & Vellum
A Fresh New Face

A new exterior color scheme breathes new life into what had been a dated street presence: custom wood garage doors, bright white siding and trim (including painting the brick), and new windows in a contrasting dark frame. Blue Ridge View Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A Fresh New Face

A new exterior color scheme breathes new life into what had been a dated street presence: custom wood garage doors, bright white siding and trim (including painting the brick), and new windows in a contrasting dark frame. Blue Ridge View Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home – Board & Vellum
Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Craftsman Bungalow Restoration – Board & Vellum
Best of Both Worlds

Vintage accents throughout the kitchen and home preserve character without compromising modern efficiencies. Craftsman Bungalow Restoration | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Best of Both Worlds

Vintage accents throughout the kitchen and home preserve character without compromising modern efficiencies. Craftsman Bungalow Restoration | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Queen Anne Gambrel – Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living – Board & Vellum
Dining Out

Built-in bench seating creates a cozy nook for outdoor meals. The heavy duty umbrella offers shelter, rain or shine. Queen Anne Gambrel | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

Dining Out

Built-in bench seating creates a cozy nook for outdoor meals. The heavy duty umbrella offers shelter, rain or shine. Queen Anne Gambrel | Photo by Andrew Giammarco.

A remodeled kitchen with blue base cabinets and natural wood upper cabinets. – Board & Vellum, Custom Residential Design Services
Minecraft House

Minecraft House | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Minecraft House

Minecraft House | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Uncovering the unknown.

We’re well-versed in navigating the nuances of how to build up, down, or out on a lot with all sorts of tricky regulations. We’ll lend a strategic eye in the pre-design and feasibility phase of your project to determine the optimal path ahead to meet your needs within the parameters set both by you and the zoning code.

It’s not always what a first glance might suggest, but we’ll offer tried-and-true solutions to ensure we move into design with a game plan that excites you. Rest assured, you’ll have the expertise and support of pros who can (and seriously love to) handle anything.

Tackling any kind of remodel means dealing with surprises throughout the process, so working with an experienced team is essential. We may not be able to anticipate every surprise when we’re opening up walls, but we’re pretty sure we’ve seen it all.

We know and love old houses, whether we’re talking about a decade or two of wear and tear, or a hundred years of character. We’ll work with your home’s quirks to preserve what we should, put everything right, and really let it shine for its next chapter.

Schematic Aerial Views of the Proposed Kitchen – Remodels & Additions at Board & Vellum
Schematic Aerial Views of the Proposed Kitchen

Point White Home | Rendering by Board & Vellum team.

Schematic Aerial Views of the Proposed Kitchen

Point White Home | Rendering by Board & Vellum team.

Get it together.

A little interior design or landscaping can really ramp up a remodel.

What’s one of the great benefits about working with Board & Vellum? An integrated team under one roof means we’ve got you covered. We’re a lively team that enjoys working together, sharing our space, and engaging in cross-disciplinary design crits.

Even if you haven’t fully engaged all our disciplines, you have easy access to everyone’s expertise, and every project benefits from the unique cohesion of our interdisciplinary teams. Project teams stay together throughout the life of a project, so you’ll have a team you love at your side every step of the way.

And, since everyone works on multiple projects, we learn fast, are exposed to new ideas constantly, and we pull from that in-house knowledge base so we know what can work (or not) in pretty much any space or structure.

No matter how your project team is composed, we have all the resources at the ready to make the most of your project, even if you decide you’d like to add in some new services along the way.

Residential Interiors

From a light touch to comprehensive services, our interiors team loves to collaborate with you to add the details that create beautiful, meaningful spaces you’ll love to call your own.

Residential Landscapes

The experience of your home doesn’t end at the walls of your house. Our site design team cohesively blends indoor and outdoor living with beautiful, functional spaces lush with life.

Ready to design your home remodel with us?

We’re here to help you create something special, from design to move-in.

Making major changes to your home isn’t for the faint of heart, so if that’s the plan, we know you’re truly committed — and so are we. Every project will inevitably face a few challenges, so we’ve fostered a dynamic environment to facilitate quick answers and creative solutions to any problem that pops up.

Board & Vellum was built around the belief that we’re here to advocate for our clients and we jump in with enthusiasm, humility, and a genuinely collaborative spirit. We’re not your typical design firm and we’d sincerely love the chance to show you why.

Here are some highlights from our portfolio of remodels & additions.

No matter what size or style of project, we put our hearts into our work. It is our goal to collaborate with you to create a space you’ll love.

Blue Ridge View Home – Board & Vellum
Reinventing a House and Yard to Enjoy the View

Blue Ridge View Home

With multidisciplinary services — architecture, interiors, and site design — this remodel feels truly customized just for this family, inside and out.

Queen Anne Gambrel – Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living – Board & Vellum
Integrated Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living

Queen Anne Gambrel

A full yard remodel paired with a new kitchen and targeted architectural updates, this home features spaces perfect for this family’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home – Board & Vellum
New Photos
Kitchen Remodel & Addition

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

The minimalist details of this kitchen remodel and addition complement the detailing of this traditional home — a modern box inserted into a Craftsman home.

West Seattle Mid-Century – Board & Vellum
Refreshing a Ranch-Style Home

West Seattle Mid-Century

Without expanding the footprint, this popular, classic, ranch floor plan is remodeled to ”live larger” while celebrating its mid-century style.

Roof Deck Penthouse – Classical Rooftop Conservatory – Board & Vellum
Private Rooftop Deck on a Condo

Classical Rooftop Conservatory

This rooftop conservatory is a hidden jewel box on the roof of an older condominium building in Seattle, featuring a penthouse and deck with a spectacular view.

Full Interior Remodel & Penthouse Addition

Minecraft House

Once a home that screamed “Late ‘80s” — this interior remodel with a penthouse addition transformed dated spaces into an open and airy interior designed for modern living.

Or, perhaps you would enjoy a couple of helpful blog posts.

Our blog isn’t written for other architects and designers. It’s designed to be a helpful, approachable resource for you.

Sliding mirrors in the master bath. – Remodel in a Tudor-style home: Morning Light Master – Board & Vellum

What Really Adds Cost To Your Home Remodel?

There’s no doubt that home improvements cost money, but what’s really going to impact your project budget? It might not be what you expect.

Building an addition up, building out, or digging out your basement?

Should You Build Up, Down, or Out When Adding Space to Your Home?

Knowing where to build an addition to your home can be an agonizing decision. Here are some pros and cons of different types of home additions.

Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?

Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.

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