Home Fire turned Remodel

From Devastation to Dream Home

At Renewal Remodels & Additions, we not only make new that which has become outdated or unmanageable, but we also renew what has been broken or destroyed. A South Sound family recently lost their entire home in a devastating fire, which left their shelter and belongings in a pile of pieces on their land. It is always an honor to be invited into people’s lives and homes to transform a homeowner’s space into one they’ve dreamt of; this job, however, held special meaning as we entirely rebuilt a home that had been lost.


We are in the beginning stages of this build. This project will be completed early 2017, we will gladly post pictures of the completed home when it's done.

Since our team was starting from scratch, we designed a different floor plan for the home, while using the same footprint. With this unexpected clean slate, the family decided to seize the opportunity to include design elements that hadn’t been included in their previous home.

For this family, an open floor plan—enhancing their beautiful Pacific Northwest view—was at the top of their list. A garage, replacing what had been a carport in their previous home, was the homeowner’s next request. Finally, a large 12’ sliding glass door and three spacious bedrooms rounded out their wish list for their new home. We’re more than happy to include these elements in our design for this build.

Our conversations with this family got us thinking—what would you change about your home, if you had the chance? What elements would make up your 3-point wish list? Maybe it’s something practical and simple or something wild and luxurious!

The circumstances that brought this family to us were devastating, but it has been our pleasure to rebuild—out of the ashes—a dream home for this persevering family.



Design Challenge - Seahawks, Graffiti & a Lamborghini

At Renewal Remodels & Additions, we aren’t only in the business of building or remodeling your home. Recently, we stepped away from the residential neighborhoods and into a business park, where we completed a full commercial remodel for a local office.

Tacoma-based Bodine Enterprises is a trusted property management company, offering office, retail, warehouse, and storage space in the South Puget Sound area. The task for our team at Renewal was to design the company’s front end which houses offices, a conference room, lobby, and a home for the company’s rentable Lamborghini (proceeds from all rentals go to charity!).

Bodine hired our team to design these areas in a way that would effectively communicate the company’s mission while creating a sense of connection with those who visit the facility. They wanted a modern and urban look with an unforgettable setting surrounding the Lamborghini, highlighting this stunning car.

Our designers loved taking the beginning elements in the space—a modern, graffiti-style cityspace painted on the wall—and creating a dynamic, distinctive, and inviting area for Bodine’s employees and customers. To encourage instant connection with customers visiting this office, our team used bright green and blue Seahawk colors to highlight the regional football pride. These colors effectively add to the modernity of the space, while sleek lines of the furniture and impressive light fixtures enrich the clean and urban design.

We are proud of the brave, imaginative, and detail-oriented work of our design team in creating such a bold yet personable space for Bodine and their customers. The Lamborghini is not to be outshined, but the colors, furniture, and fixtures only compliment the car—the obvious star of the show.

This project is scheduled to be completed early 2017. We will post an update showing completed photos at that time.

Before & After | Whole Home Update in Puyallup, WA

Recently, the team at Renewal took on an entire home remodel. Refreshing outdated looks, relocating one bathroom, and significantly increasing convenience (and luxury!) throughout the home were among our greatest tasks for this project.

In updating the overall look of the home, we added a large Pental Supreme granite island in the kitchen, a dry bar with an icemaker, and LED spotlights overhead. The shower and tile in the master bathroom were replaced with a large tub, walk-in shower with shaving niche, and a heated tile floor. In the family room, we put in a large fireplace, as well as a TV with in-wall speakers throughout the room.

Before Photos:

The dated stair system was refreshed with white risers and rubbed balusters, and a Feiss Maarid chandelier with multicolored polished stones and rich bronze metal now hangs in the entry way. Now, one step in the door communicates the comfort, beauty, and classic design that is evident throughout the entire home.

With the powder bathroom previously located just off the kitchen, the homeowners decided to relocate that bathroom and transform the existing space into a temperature-controlled wine room. This room includes motion activated lighting and now holds over 300 bottles of wine, conveniently close to the kitchen and entertainment space.


After Photos:

We thoroughly enjoyed remodeling this home and are very proud of the outcome. Take a look at what we created, thanks to the vision of the homeowner and hard work of our team!

When a remodeling office needs a remodel...

We are thrilled to share with you the recent remodel of our South Sound office! Previously in a small, cramped space that we were very quickly outgrowing, we knew we needed to update the furniture, lighten up the look, and improve the functionality of our work environment.

To start, we took down a wall in the office in order to open up the space and provide room for additional workstations. As we took down one wall, we added another one, creating a conference room for meetings and customer presentations. With increased technology in the conference room, we have the ability to project photos and documents on a large screen to allow for discussion amongst team members and clients.


Some of our favorite aspects of the remodel are the glossy white laminate cabinets with polished chrome hardware, which modernize the space and add brightness to the overall look. We are all happy to be bringing in much more natural light, and splashes of color (and even some teal accessories!) throughout the office that add to the warm and inviting environment.


The bathroom was done in a more traditional design, with marble mosaic flooring, a grey painted vanity, and large base trim with crown molding. Not only is the restroom functional and beautiful, it serves as a showpiece for customers considering a bathroom remodel!


The office remodel has only improved our workflow and communication. We are now able to function even more as a team, with discussions taking place frequently throughout the day, as a result of our new floor plan.


Check out the photos of our South Sound office renovation, or come by and visit us sometime!

Before & After: Dining no more

One of the largest trends in remodeling is the disappearance of the formal dining room. People are opting for a larger kitchen and dining space and eliminating a separate dining room. This is exactly what this couple wanted when we met with them regarding their remodel. With their kids grown and out of the house this couple wanted a space to enjoy down time at home. Their former dining room was absorbed into a the space to create an open and inviting kitchen. What a great transformation!

Remodel features:

  • Eliminating the Dining Room
  • TV Cabinetry
  • Wine Bar
  • Refinished Floors


The weather outside is frightful!

It's the time of year in the Pacific Northwest where we are all enduring the winter chill. It's foggy, frosty and cold. Anne Beadstreet said, "If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant." This couldn't be more true! This time of year makes us appreciate the coming of spring and enjoy it all the more. With that thought in mind we wanted to share a remodel project where the homeowners transformed their outdoor living space to enjoy the beautiful Northwest summers.


Home Remodel  - Tacoma, Washington

This residence had one thing the homeowners loved, a clear view of the Puget Sound and the Narrows Bridge. However, there were features of this home the owners knew they were going to change in order to get the wow factor they wanted. The home was small, the style was outdated, and was in need of natural light.

A guest suite addition was added to the front of existing “L” shaped home to create an inviting front courtyard. Though the courtyard is enclosed with a new stone wall, the details of the gate, the water fountain in the courtyard and lighting make this space welcoming even from the street.

The once unassuming and rarely used back of the house now has become an extension of the home with a new covered patio. The large double sliding door opens the home up to the new stamped concrete covered patio allowing the homeowners to take full advantage of the views of the Puget Sound.

The transformation of this once small and outdated home became a functional yet stunning place for entertaining.