Seattle is the largest city in Washington State, tucked between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is home to over 750,000 residents, who enjoy the city’s vibrant music scene, stunning natural surroundings, and unique culture. It is also the base of several major companies, including Amazon, Starbucks, and Nordstrom, making the city an essential hub for tech companies and businesses.
About 370,000 residences are scattered throughout the city, most of which are aging but have unique architectural styles. Aspiring homeowners who decide to relocate and buy a home can use this list of the best home remodelers in Seattle, Washington, to help integrate their needs and lifestyle into their new haven. Current homeowners can also use this list for their home enhancement needs. These firms have improved numerous spaces, rendering them more beautiful, functional, and durable. They have been chosen for their reputation, achievements, and expertise.
Pathway Design & Construction
PO Box 94731, Seattle, WA 98124
Pathway Design & Construction has served the Greater Seattle and Eastside areas since 2008. The firm specializes in general contracting, additions, remodeling, universal and sustainable design, and green building. It is also adept in creating flexible designs for better living and aging-in-place spaces that can accommodate the homeowner’s changing needs throughout all stages of their life. The firm focuses on creating eco-friendly and functional spaces. It only uses durable, low-impact materials, ensuring a long-lasting, environmentally conscious home.
The homeowners of the featured home decided had been experiencing water leaks from their upstairs neighbor, and decided this was the perfect opportunity to refurbish their kitchen. The Pathway team designed a multifunctional area where the homeowners can cook, work, rest, and entertain in a way that encapsulates their bright personalities. The kitchen now has custom waved backsplash tiles, a work island, a compost bin that doubles as a wine chiller, a separate wine bar, and color-changing LED tape lighting. The entryway was created with intricate mirror art and attractive lighting.
4800 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Better Builders operates on the belief that understanding the dreams and goals of each client is the recipe for success. This strategy translates into exceptional homes suited to each homeowner. It also uses three guiding principles—honesty, integrity, and respect—to create long-term relationships with clients and industry men. The firm promotes environmentally friendly home-building practices and actively encourages people to use sustainable approaches, which can be achieved at a low cost. The Master Builders Association (MBA) of King Snohomish Counties has consistently recognized the firm’s efforts. It has granted at least nine excellence awards since its inception.
The featured homeowners decided to remodel this traditional home’s kitchen and dining room to celebrate its 100th year. Better Builders partnered with the designers from Housewarming, LLC. to upgrade the home and give it a fresh new look. The firm retained the kitchen’s traditional style, but modernized it with crisp white cabinetry and new stainless steel appliances. It has a long island with a new ceramic sink spacious enough for meal prepping. The project team also added a booth-style breakfast nook beside it. It is tucked into a corner with rounded seating creating a cozy, intimate ambiance. The space flows towards a large, light-filled dining area perfect for family meals and entertaining guests.
14638 SE 229th Pl. Kent, WA 98042
Sockeye Homes has over 16 years of experience serving the residential construction needs of Western Washington Counties. It is known to provide outstanding services, especially in developing custom homes, additions, and remodeling. The firm also offers clients a fixed-price package construction that helps clients avoid unplanned price increases, especially those on a tight budget. Its talented team is adept in building various architectural styles, including modern, contemporary, traditional, transition, Cape Cod, farmhouse, and ranch. The team is headed by President Tod Sakai, a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)-certified graduate builder and remodeler and recipient of the Emerging Trader of the Year award from Governor Locke.
This kitchen was initially dark and outdated. To improve the space, the Sockeye team reconfigured the layout to open the room, refreshed its finishings, and created an eye-catching feature. The kitchen now has several custom lightings to illuminate the space, rich bourbon cabinets that contrast the countertops, and wood finishings to blend with the home’s interior. Its awkward hood was replaced with an under-cabinet hood for a more seamless flow. The onyx mosaic deco tiles run throughout the perimeter and unite behind the range-top, forming a striking tile focal point.
Jackson Design Build, LLC
7543 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Since 1999, Jackson Design Build, LLC has been transforming homes into comfortable havens. It primarily serves Northern Seattle neighborhoods and is exceptionally skilled in working with vintage homes built between the 1900s to 1940s. The firm’s mission is to maximize the value that clients receive in their remodeling ventures. Its team focuses on providing quality craftsmanship and creative solutions resulting in remarkably improved homes. Jackson Design Build also fosters clear communication between all parties to avoid confusion and costly mistakes.
This kitchen was still functional for the family but was aging and outdated. The team improved it by making several changes to the floor layout and installing new rustic alder wood cabinetry. The sink, faucet, floating shelves, cabinet glass, and fixtures were replaced with classier fixtures. Today, the kitchen serves as the heart of the home, reflecting a luxurious yet cozy ambiance.
Prestige Residential Construction
1200 S Angelo St. Ste. A, Seattle, WA 98108
Prestige has collaborated with homeowners and design experts to create the best possible residential homes since 1981. It promotes open collaboration with them to build remarkably designed structures. The firm’s skilled team uses modern technological advancements and design trends and actively pursues greater education and skill levels. Its exceptional knowledge and skills are evident in its portfolio, representing a mix of architect-designed homes, historic home renovations, and remodeling projects of both modest and expansive scales.
This Tudor Cottage’s kitchen and dining area were updated and designed with the family dynamic in mind. Along with the architects at MLB Design Group, the team improved the area’s look, feel, and flow, turning it into the house’s focal point. The young and active family enjoys their modernized home that meets their needs while preserving its rich history and original architecture.
Built Square, LLC
4601 Shilshole Ave. NW #5, Seattle, WA 98107
Built Square, LLC has been improving homes across the Greater Seattle Area since 2008. It specializes in full home renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home addition, dormers, and basement remodeling. As a Built Green-accredited firm, it uses environmentally responsible building products and techniques. Its team is adept at creating ecological and meticulously designed spaces reflecting the client’s requirements and lifestyles. It values open communication, honesty, and teamwork throughout the process to ensure nothing goes amiss and project goals are achieved. The firm’s efforts have proven fruitful, as it has been included in Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 Remodelers for five consecutive years. GuildQuality also recognized its dedication by granting the Big 50 Service Excellence Award.
The firm collaborated with Alloy Design Group to renovate this 100-year-old craftsman home in Fremont. The homeowners previously contracted the firm to work on their basement remodel. To accommodate a large kitchen, the construction team built a 10 by 20-foot addition to the house. Design elements from the sun porch on the front of the house were reflected to seamlessly blend with the other parts of the house. The team then constructed two sizable dormers upstairs to provide each child with a separate bedroom.
Axiom Design Build
5424 Ballard Ave. NW, Ste. 204, Seattle, WA 98107
Family-owned and operated Axiom Design Build has over two decades of experience serving residents of Seattle and the surrounding areas. It offers general contracting, new home construction, remodeling, and expansion services. The firm provides clients with turn-key services and manages the entire process, from consultation to project completion. It uses a design-build method that simplifies the process as there is only one point of contact for both design and construction needs. This approach creates a streamlined flow, as well as minimizes miscommunication and potential costly mistakes. The firm’s team guarantees clients innovative solutions that maximize their home’s function and beauty while staying within budget.
The owners wanted to clean up and enlarge their modest Cape Cod-style home. A larger, open kitchen with lots of storage and a workstation was created by combining the small, cramped kitchen and catch-all breakfast nook. Extra room during the renovation allowed the master suite to be expanded to include closet space. The homeowners were able to achieve the space they needed without paying some of the additional costs of a second-story addition. The house is now more functional and has a timeless, clean atmosphere.