Modern Home Receives Makeover Inside and Out

This Seattle split-level home received a whole-home renovation that included an edgy new look along with additional deck space, a great room and bedroom balconies. Sawhorse Design and Build created a seamless flow throughout the revamped contemporary interior while staying true to the home's character.

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Photo By: Sawhorse Design & Build

Photo By: Sawhorse Design & Build

Photo By: Sawhorse Design & Build

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Photo By: Sawhorse Design & Build

Photo By: Sawhorse Design & Build

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Modern Home Features Stainless Steel Accents

A stainless and glass garage door was added to give a more modern, edgy design flair to the home. Stainless exterior lighting highlights the home as well.

Contemporary Split-Level Entry

Walls were removed to create a spacious, inviting entry. Tile was laid to create movement up or down the stairs, while custom steel rails keep the space open and enhance the edgy design.

Contemporary Living Room Features Slate-Tile Fireplace

The designers of this contemporary living room creatively layered slate tile to cover the aged fireplace. Tile is flush with the wall and creates seamless appeal.

Contemporary Open-Plan Kitchen With Light Hardwood Flooring

A contemporary open-plan kitchen with a mostly neutral color palette features light hardwood floors contrasted by dark wood cabinets and a chocolate-brown kitchen island.

Contemporary Open Kitchen With Island Cooktop

Removing all walls between the kitchen, dining and living room opened up the space dramatically. Sliding-glass doors provide access to the large deck, while dark cherry cabinets pair with the light hardwood floors for a striking look.

Bright, Contemporary Kitchen Boasts Dark Cherry Wood Cabinets

Dark cherry wood cabinets and an island pair nicely with the light hardwood floors in this contemporary kitchen. The kitchen island doubles as a breakfast bar and a place to cook with a built-in island cooktop and sleek range hood above.

Contemporary Family Room Features Limestone Fireplace

An earth-toned limestone fireplace combines with brown furnishings to create this tranquil, contemporary family room. A large window allows plenty of natural light to fill the space.

Contemporary Family Room With Rich Brown Tones

This contemporary family room feels homey and inviting with cream walls and dark brown furnishings.

Cream Bedroom Is Calm, Inviting

With a mostly neutral color palette, this cream bedroom is calm and inviting. Brown accents in the bedding and curtains add a touch of contrast.

Small Bathroom Features Earth-Toned Tile

Variegated tile evokes a down-to-earth feel in this single-vanity bathroom. The tile flows from the floor into the walk-in shower, bringing a sense of cohesion to the contemporary space.

Calm, Contemporary Bathroom Features Earth-Toned Tile Shower

An earth-toned tile shower is the focal point of this contemporary bathroom. The tile seamlessly blends with the floor, creating beautiful flow, while the dark vanity includes a shiny stainless steel countertop, sink and faucet.

Contemporary Bathroom Features Earth-Toned Stone Tile Floor

Simple and clean, this contemporary bathroom features cream walls and earth-toned stone tile flooring. A stainless steel vessel sink sits atop the single vanity with a matching stainless steel countertop.

Modern Home Features New Wraparound Deck, Windows & Sliders

A large wraparound deck, bronze aluminum windows and three sliders were added to this modern home. Decks were also added off the bedrooms to open up space, invite light and showcase views.

Modern Deck With Cable Railing & Quaint Seating Area

A small wood table with four matching chairs forms a quaint seating area on this modern deck with a cable railing. Surrounding trees provide shade and privacy.

Before: Modern Exterior Needs Update

This modern home exterior desperately needs an update to create better flow.

Modern Home With Chic Gray Exterior

This split-level home was renovated to create more interior space. Outside, a wraparound deck with custom cable rails, sliding-glass doors and exterior lighting were added to create a more modern look. 

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