The construction schedule on any given day, at a jobsite can create a congested and veritable beehive of activity. And, our current project in the Innis Arden neighborhood of Shoreline, WA is humming! Recently, an unusual group of visitors, a video production team from the Hydro-Blok company joined in with folks from Greater Seattle Floors, to capture the install of a fantastic shower pan that eliminates the need for a traditional circular shower drain, in favor of a trench drain option that can be curbless/lipless. The linear drain threshold ensures that water remains within the shower stall. This is project's master bathroom shower is both aesthetically pleasing and allows for ADA accessibility!
Your home is the center of your world. It's where you play, where you work, where you connect with those you love. You can change jobs, cars, and your favorite restaurant without too much disruption. But your home becomes a part of you. It's an aspect of your identity. You want your home to reflect you and you want to enjoy every aspect of your experience there. So, if something doesn't reflect you, if there are things about your home you wish were better, change it!
Many homeowners agonize and anticipate for years before beginning a remodel and breaking down that first wall. Know that Rainier Custom Homes is here to help! It's one of our greatest privileges, to join alongside you and provide fantastic design solutions and seamless project management to make improvements to your home a reality! And we know, that living through a remodel can literally be an unseemly experience—an indecorous and unseasonable expression of home-sweet-home. Rest assured that we will lead you through to a beautiful interpretation of home!
Check back on our blog, for updates about the 1 ½ story and whole kitchen remodel project in Seattle.
We are honored to announce that RCH is the winner of the 2016 Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties Remodeling Excellence Awards (REX/T-REX) in the category of Major Remodel Excellence Residential – Whole House/Rebuild with our Innis Arden Contemporary Project! Jason Jarman, CEO shared his gratitude “As a member of the MBA it is an honor to receive the recognition from those that truly know what it takes to create a remarkable project and relationships. “
Many thanks go to the project team which included Adin Houck, Project Manager; Darrin Peterson, Architect; and Beverly Bradshaw, Interior Designer. The team created a residence that capitalizes on a spectacular Puget Sound vista and sleekly anchors to a steep urban hillside. Transitions between indoor and outdoor living is harmonious with a generous use of glass, water & fire features, against the backdrop of an open floor plan. The top floor flows out onto a private terrace and the downstairs opens to an oversized patio giving the homeowner expansive use of the outside space. Oversized skylights above centralized stairs provide volumes of natural light between both levels of this 3,400 SF dwelling. Concrete, solid surfaces and natural stonework communicate stability and strength without sacrificing a welcoming, warm feel. The homeowner is treated to serene Olympic mountain range views throughout the home and fine finishes enhance its impressive art collection. Simple lines create a modern and fresh environment within the home while still connecting the homeowner to the natural environment without. The unexpected and unusual challenges on this project included careful and creative treatment in securing new supports within the original 1946 aged concrete structure; along with navigating neighborhood restrictions within an established homeowner’s association. Energy efficiencies include radiant heat within concrete flooring and top of the line insulated windows with bronze frames/flashings. Functional design improvements continue with concealed and integrated entertainment systems, low voltage, and automated window coverings. Special design solutions include a blackened steel fireplace which ventilates seamlessly between steel panels. A custom Corten Steel garage door further enhances the exterior and is operated with a hydraulic airplane hangar door lift. Vehicles roll along two pairs of steel ramps to enter the garage, from the grassy driveway. A shallow mote is located immediately in front of the garage door, and features both lighting and fountain features. Custom designed for the detail-oriented, this house delivers.
“Being remarkable is really a collaborative effort and when everything comes together you really do feel that you are leaving a mark on the world. The seriousness of that weight is only surpassed by the depth of the friendships that are created through the process.” - Jason Jarman
Congratulations to RCH Project Manager Adin Houck and his lovely wife Lynda, as they welcomed the birth of twin boys Skyler and Azul, this month. Mom and boys are doing well! Warmest blessings to each of you!
We are astounded, humbled and encouraged by the numbers of clients who return for additional projects with us at Rainier Custom Homes! In custom construction, the solutions are as unique as each client. We pick-up on existing client relationships and continue to help clients navigate the complexity and myriad of options with their custom projects—options that would marvel Henry Ford, who only first offered the Model-T Ford in any color, as long as it was black. With the advances in construction technology, we continue to help clients meet their particulars, needs and dreams.
And to us, our lifetime clients are so much more than a repeat customer. These folks actively decide to return to do business with us and go out of their way to do so. This dedication to RCH confirms that the qualities of trustworthiness, positive communication, willingness to learn, authenticity and engagement exist within the company’s DNA. Throughout the company’s 22 years in business, our goal to be remarkable is confirmed, as folks continue to partner with us—looking to us to deliver high quality projects with clear communication and integrity.
If you’ve got a project that you’d like to build, reach out to us today, we’d love to catch up with you and discuss your dreams!
Some of us can see what could be, as if as a transparency overlaid upon that which is. From our latest lakefront project, a dated brick fireplace was utterly transformed into a modern beauty. For those among us who struggle with design ideas, let this image illustrate what is possible.
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." -T. E. Lawrence
Rainier Custom Homes can help build your dreams, give us a call today!
Buildings should be good neighbours.
- Paul Thiry
Not only should a project be pleasing to the eye, but as minimally invasive to your community as possible. We aim to be good neighbors while we plan, work and long after the project is complete.
There is a great deal of planning that goes into every project. From the design to the timetable, everything is mapped out according to our clients needs. What most construction companies do not factor in to their plans is the impact on the local community, especially neighbors.
While it can be great to see your neighbor improving the aesthetic of your street, few enjoy the early morning starts and noise associated with a remodel or custom build.
We always aim to be sensitive to our surroundings, considerate as to when and how we work and as minimally disruptive as possible. We want the neighborhood to be satisfied with the new project as well as the client, pleased with the result and the process involved. We believe that neighbors should be excited to see the client's finished project, not just glad that it's over!
"At Rainier Custom Homes we know that finding the right Contractor for your project is very important. We pride ourselves on our high referral rating and know that this is a result of our philosophy and approach to each project. We are ever aware of our surroundings and will strive to create a good experience for all involved. Neighbors and spectators included."
- Jason Jarman CEO