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  • Solar panels and rain garden on a full home remodel in Bellingham Washington
  • Solar panels and rain garden on a full home remodel in Bellingham Washington
  • Solar panels and rain garden on a full home remodel in Bellingham Washington

the goal

Our clients bought this home with plans to complete a full home remodel that included building performance upgrades, updating the layout, refinishing all of the surfaces, adding a rain garden and adding a small mud room. It was a dream job!

project details

We used an integrated design process for this remodeling project that included Bundle Design Studio, Bourne Engineering, SVC Interiors and Molly Maguire Landscape Architecture. Every room in this home changed in some way. We added an entry and mudroom, vaulted the ceilings, moved and removed walls to bring more light into the updated kitchen and added fir paneling to the ceiling. All of the cabinets were built by Jeffery Elkins of Renew Wood with reclaimed Douglas Fir lumber from the old Towner Press building in downtown Bellingham.

Building performance measures included insulating and air sealing the home; installing a mini-split heat pump and heat recovery ventilator; adding solar panels and selecting locally manufactured high performance Euroline windows. We prioritized water conservation and installed a rain garden to dramatically reduce stormwater runoff.

Photos by Chris DiNottia.

what the client said

We are very happy with our remodeled home. Chuckanut helped us imagine and solidify the new version of this house, and find further design assistance. Our vision meshed well with the Chuckanut philosophy in energy efficiency, using local vendors and materials, as well as in reuse and resourcing of materials. We appreciate the high level of craftsmanship in the vendors and subcontractors, with some amazingly able workers who seem to enjoy what they do. Chuckanut handled costs and changes transparently, with great communication throughout the process. We are happy to recommend Chuckanut Builders.