Kitchen Remodel

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Custom Cabinets: New Whatcom Interiors
Photographer: Damian Vines Photography
Location: Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA


Our client has owned and loved this home for decades. Originally built as a summer cabin, this home wasn’t built to withstand our cold wet winters and the kitchen was cramped and tired. Our client actually spent many winters in Mexico because of the cold and drafty nature of his home! Rumor has it he also loves Mexico.


Our client’s home was built in the 1920’s as a summer cabin. He loved the historic character of the kitchen but wanted to update the materials, increase the overall size of the space and make it more functional. We worked with New Whatcom Interiors for custom, painted cabinets. John Blethen, of New Whatcom Interiors, provided valuable insight and suggestions to improve the function of the small kitchen. Our client opted to use marmoleum flooring and a white subway tile for backsplash. Both of these materials respect the historic character of the kitchen without feeling dated.

Building Performance

To improve the building performance and indoor air quality we completed extensive air sealing, maximized available space for insulation, and repaired siding. We also rebuilt the foundation. These updates made the home more comfortable, durable, healthy and efficient.

“Thanks Chuckanut Builders for making our home so livable. Not only have we saved money as part of our energy upgrades, but are so much more comfortable. The nagging drafts are gone, even our nightmare crawl space in our bathroom is insulated…and that took some creativity and stubborn will for sure. We’ve set our thermostat at 68 and haven’t had to touch it once during this cold Winter. We found all your professionals just that with: clear, complete bidding processes, timely yet flexible work schedules, courteous communications, and excellent craftsmanship. We won’t hesitate to call Chuckanut Builders in the future and have recommended them to friends. Thanks all!” – Client

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