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Seattle Home Ground Floor Makeover: Office By Day, Family Space By Night

The ground floor of a Seattle home that serves as a home office during weekdays and family/guest space on nights and weekends needed an upgrade

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renovation-week Renovations don't have to be all-house affairs. Sometimes there's a specific space, room or level that needs all your attention. That was the case for the ground floor of a Seattle home that served as a home office during weekdays and family/guest space on nights and weekends.

In stepped SHED Architecture & Design, who had to work within the constraints of a very aluminum exterior and also took a stab at redefining the tiny pool right outside.

The project spills out of the big new aluminum sliders into the back yard that was reworked around the existing pool. A new second floor deck of steel grating is supported by the cantilevered steel beam that replaced a ground floor wall. Sliding panels and curtains allow the typically free flowing interior to be compartmentalized to suit various circumstances. Walls clad in rotary cut fir plywood with "t-nuts" on a 6" grid support custom steel desks and shelves and a peg board ceiling floated over foam dampens the sound.

Now the space has an airy, modern feeling that balances the need for serious business with some seriously relaxing surroundings.

The before and after differences are clear...

Check out more After photos here...

· Before and After: A Radical Reconfiguration of a Home’s Ground Floor [Porch]
· Flex Model [SHED]