When two Seattle architects remodel a one-bedroom home to fit their two kids, a golden retriever, and their office, you know the space-saving ideas will be top-notch
To help define the kitchen and living areas, the Zerbeys varied the ceiling heights in the shared space. “We didn’t want the bowling alley effect,” says Kyle. In the kitchen the ceiling is vaulted, while it’s flat with exposed ceiling joists in the living room. They also added broader windows and skylights to make the kitchen feel grander.