Terri and Jim loved many things about their home, but the outdated, poorly designed kitchen, laundry room that was shoved into the corner of the kitchen, and loft that was annexed from other living spaces needed a complete makeover. The house is nestled on a large lot filled with mature trees that offer filtered morning and afternoon light. Establishing a strong visual link from the front yard through the house and into the back yard was a high design priority, as well as connecting the living spaces with an open floor plan, all without increasing the overall footprint of the home. Agate Architecture's completed remodel includes a full kitchen and dining room renovation, a new mud/laundry room, renovation of the second-floor loft, a new staircase, and exterior improvements. The use of Douglas Fir as a main unifying material and simple clean lines lends a bright Pacific Northwest style, with natural light in abundance. Terri and Jim’s home is now a truly exceptional space for everyday use and family entertaining.