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Evolving Homes for Evolving Lives

Primary bathroom renovation project photos from StoneHaven Builders, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Evolving Homes for Evolving Lives

Did you know the median length of homeownership has increased by 21% on average since 2012? Nowadays, the typical U.S. homeowner spends about 12.3 years in their home. As our lives evolve, so should our living spaces. This growing trend means that many of us are viewing home renovations as a necessary and exciting option to keep our homes functional and stylish.

Home updates, especially in rooms like the bathroom, tend to lose their luster within ten years. Interestingly, statistics show that bathroom renovations have now surpassed kitchen renovations in popularity. This is likely because bathrooms, being used daily, show signs of wear and tear more quickly and can benefit significantly from modern upgrades.

Take a look at our most recent local renovation project by Stonehaven Homes. We transformed an outdated bathroom by stripping it down to the studs. Removing the interior walls allowed us to gain valuable living space. With fresh, up-to-date plumbing and electrical systems in place, we installed new tile, paint, lighting, and fixtures to give the bathroom a completely new look.

Scope of the project:

  • New tile
  • Glasswork
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical updates

Although you might spot a current trend or two in our design, our goal was to create a timeless and functional space that meets the evolving needs of the homeowner. As you consider your next home renovation project, remember that your home should grow and change along with you. Let’s create a space that reflects your lifestyle today and for years to come!

Please consider us for these services

  • General contracting
  • Seismic retrofits
  • Structural repairs 
  • Additions and remodels 
  • New Construction
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Carpentry – Interior and Exterior
  • Custom built-ins
  • Siding
  • Rot repair
  • Decks and railing systems

Cheers!

~Matt

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Transforming a High-Bank Waterfront Home with a Stunning Entryway Upgrade

Stonehaven Builders Recent Renovation Project 98110

Nestled along the picturesque Pacific Northwest coastline, a classic waterfront home stood tall, its charm undeniable, yet lacking a crucial feature—a welcoming front entryway. Enter Stonehaven Builders, skilled carpenters, and masters of architectural transformation. The result? A breathtaking fusion of craftsmanship and design is the hallmark of this elegant entry upgrade, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics, adding allure to an already stunning property.
High-bank waterfront homes possess an inherent allure. However, even the most picturesque homes sometimes require thoughtful enhancements. Such was the case with this particular residence, where Stonehaven Builders embarked on a mission with the homeowners to turn up the personality of this lovely home. Stonehaven Builders graced this classic PacNW home with an elegant entryway upgrade complete with a solid vertical grain fir door, clear cedar corbels, and tongue and Groove cedar soffit, trimmed out and stained to match the existing.

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In the Pacific Northwest, where nature reigns supreme, building a home isn’t just about shelter—it’s about harmonizing with the stunning landscape that surrounds us. From rugged coastlines to towering evergreens, the beauty of the Northwest is unparalleled, and our architecture should reflect and celebrate that natural splendor. At Stonehaven Builders, we believe in letting nature be the ornament, using materials that blend seamlessly with the environment and embracing the weathering process as part of the beauty. Here are some guiding principles we follow when crafting homes in this breathtaking region.

Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island Remodelers
Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island Remodelers
Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island Remodelers

Create Sheltering Overhangs, ESSENTIAL in the Pacific Northwest

With perpetual rain in the Northwest, deep overhangs are essential. These overhangs keep the rain off windows, doors, and siding, prolonging the lifespan of the building. Moreover, when designed correctly, they provide a sense of shelter and warmth, enhancing the overall comfort of the home.
Opt for Subtle Colors

In a region known for its dark and drizzly weather, subtle colors can make a world of difference. Drawing inspiration from Scandinavian architecture, which uses soft yellows and oranges to complement the gray skies, we experiment with a more colorful palette to create a sense of warmth and coziness even on the gloomiest days.

Stonehaven Builders renovations companies near me
Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island Remodelers
Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island Remodelers

In essence, crafting a home in the Pacific Northwest is about more than just erecting a structure—it’s about honoring the beauty of the natural world and creating spaces that seamlessly integrate with it. By embracing the principles of nature-inspired architecture, we ensure that each home we build not only withstands the elements but also celebrates the unparalleled beauty of the Northwest landscape.

What are you dreaming of for your forever home?
Let’s chat!

~Matt Olliffe, Owner, Company Principle

Please consider us for these services.

  • General contracting
  • Seismic retrofits
  • Structural repairs 
  • Additions and remodels 
  • New Construction
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Carpentry – Interior and Exterior
  • Custom built-ins
  • Siding
  • Rot repair
  • Decks and railing systems
Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island Sponsors UW

Stonehaven Sponsors UW Construction Management: Team Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Building is the future we seek and we support.

Construction has been a passion and field of choice for me these past 20 years. I love the team I have built and the opportunity to share the trade with the next generation. My son will be making it his future as well. Stonehaven Homes was asked and quickly accepted the opportunity to contribute to the future by sponsoring this recent event. Here is what we just received as an update on our sponsorship.

My son Ben (- second on left) co-captained the group with Alex.
Stonehaven Homes,
 
“On behalf of the UW Sustainability team, I would like to thank you for your contribution to our competition success at The Associated Schools of Construction, Reno Competition. The University of Washington took home first place in the Sustainable Buildings competition, which focuses on green building techniques and consulting. The Reno competition has been recurring throughout our coursework over this current and past school year, ever since we were admitted into the Construction Management Program. Reno was a great setting for our team to showcase our knowledge and skills outside of our regular classwork and exams. Pre-COVID, the University of Washington has been a notably uncompetitive school at Reno, only taking a placing position in 2020 when the sustainability team received 2nd. This year, we had five undergraduate teams and one master student team compete in a variety of categories: Heavy Civil, Commercial, Mixed Use, Design Build, Integrated Design Build (Masters Students), and Sustainable Buildings. Unfortunately, none of the other teams placed, but then again, none of them were sponsored by Stonehaven Homes! 
 
We used the sponsorship money to procure shirts, a mobile hotspot, food and supplies during the competition, all of which helped us create a winning proposal! Thank you again for your generous support; we hope we did you proud. “
 
Alex Hasenstab (UW Sustainability Co-Captain)

Green building is a term widely used but only sometimes understood. I am sharing this definition from Wikipedia: Green building refers to both a structure and the application of environmentally responsible processes and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Wikipedia

Stonehaven Homes’ steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices is evident through its enthusiastic support of educational initiatives like this competition. By sponsoring events that promote green building techniques and consulting, Stonehaven Homes is not just a leader in the construction industry but also a champion for a greener tomorrow. It is my joy to support these educational opportunities to ensure the next generation has the tools to build a better tomorrow. Awfully proud of the UW team of young people and their devotion to a greener tomorrow. ~Matt

Resilience Redefined: Stonehaven Homes’ Celebrates the Restoration of this Yeomalt Home

On December 27th, this stunning waterfront home was flooded by king tides. The entire ground floor of this recently completed renovation by Stonehaven Homes was damaged by salt water.


Today, we look back on a remarkable journey of resilience, restoration, and patience. This beautiful home has been reinstated to its former glory. A huge thank you to Stonehaven Homes crew and subs. This was an endeavor that was nothing short of extraordinary.


There is a collective exhale of satisfaction and accomplishment as we turn back the keys to the homeowners. We are grateful for a precise and detailed renovation that is now complete and allows the homeowners to return to life and business as usual.


This a challenge we do not wish to face again, but we reflect on the completed project with a sense of pride – The Yeomalt Project stands not only as a testament to the unforeseen challenges life may present but as a shining example of the strength inherent in the collaboration between homeowners, subs and Stonehaven Homes.


Feeling grateful today.
Cheers,
Matt

Customizable Sheds from Stonehaven Homes on Bainbridge Island Builders

Design Your Studio Shed Stonehaven Builders will complete the build to your needs!

Creating Your Perfect Backyard Retreat with Stonehaven Homes of Bainbridge Island

Customizable Sheds from Stonehaven Homes on Bainbridge Island Builders
Customizable Sheds from Stonehaven Homes on Bainbridge Island Builders

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, finding a quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of daily life has become an essential need for many. Whether for a home office, a storage space, a creative studio, or simply a tranquil retreat, the concept of a personalized backyard shed has gained significant traction.

We are in the process of fulfilling another Studio Shed project – this will be our 5th in three years in Kitsap County. It is such a remarkable product I wanted to share a few images and some details about the process. 

Your high-quality, nimble building kit is shipped to your location, where Stonehaven Homes arrive to install and finish out with additional touches   – insulation, drywall and trim, electrical, plumbing, decking/ductless A/C systems. 

So far, we have completed two offices, a gaming center, a sports bar, and a larger unit with a shower and kitchenette. 

What I love about this company:

RESPONSIBLE MATERIAL SOURCING

 (About the STUDIOSHED ™ product)

“Our devotion to a greener future begins with our materials. Every Studio Shed model is constructed with a variety of eco-friendly building materials and complies with even the most stringent of energy codes. The dimensional lumber we source is FSC-certified, meaning it comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. Our Energy-efficient Marvin windows and doors help reduce your power consumption while making your Studio Shed more comfortable, allowing you to rely less on your heating and air conditioning units in all climate areas. At Studio Shed, intention and innovation are at the heart of every design, focusing on features and materials that will extend the life of our product and support a more sustainable future for our environment.

 Clients can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a professional team handling the entire process, from the initial installation to the final touches. Stonehaven’s commitment to quality craftsmanship ensures that every detail, from insulation and drywall to intricate trim work, is executed with precision and care.”

Moreover, Stonehaven Homes recognizes the importance of integrating essential amenities into these backyard sanctuaries. With their expertise in electrical and plumbing work, they can seamlessly incorporate these features into the structure, making it a fully functional extension of one’s living space. Additionally, the option to include decking and ductless AC systems allows for a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, perfect for both work and relaxation.

The concept of a personalized backyard retreat goes beyond just a physical structure; it represents a commitment to enhancing one’s lifestyle and overall well-being. Stonehaven Homes of Bainbridge Island understands this sentiment and strives to deliver not just a shed, but a sanctuary tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each client.

In the market for a custom solution to your #CreativeSpaces #PersonalizedOffice #DreamWorkshop #PersonalizedSpaces

Let’s chat about your goals!

~Cheers, Matt

StoneHaven Home Builders Bainbridge Island

The Advantages of Revitalizing Your Home Preserving the unique features and qualities that drew you to the home in the first place.

Stonehaven Homes Bainbridge Island

In today’s homeownership landscape, something extraordinary is happening. With housing shortages and rising interest rates, many homeowners are choosing to update and renovate their current homes, making them more functional for the long term. Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing at Houzz, a home remodeling resource, notes, “We’re also seeing an uptick in additions, with the vast majority of homeowners hiring professionals to achieve their goals.”

Staying Put: A New Homeownership Trend

Schools, communities, and neighbors you love are hard to find, making the decision to stay in your cherished home all the more appealing. According to the 2023 U.S. Houzz & Home Study, more than 3 in 5 homeowners (61%) plan to stay in their homes for 11 years or more following their 2022 renovations. Notably, the share of homeowners renovating with the intention to sell soon has decreased by half since 2018, from 12% to 6%.

Creating Harmony Between Old and New

The true art of home revitalization lies in the ability to blend the old with the new seamlessly. Contractors like Matt Olliffe excel at this craft. They take the time to understand your vision, working closely with you to ensure that the renovation enhances your home’s aesthetics and functionality. The result is a harmonious balance where original features and charm meet modern convenience. Your revitalized home becomes a reflection of your tastes, combining the best of both worlds.

Stonehaven Bainbridge Island Builders New work 2023

Navigating Regulations and Honoring Character

Navigating local regulations can be challenging during home renovations. However, seasoned contractors like Matt,  based on Bainbridge Island, are intimately familiar with these rules. They know how to integrate modern upgrades while adhering to the guidelines set by local authorities. 

Expanding Living Spaces

Another exciting trend in home renovations is the expansion of living spaces. More homeowners are adding square footage to their homes, with the most popular areas for expansions being kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms.

StoneHaven Home Builders Bainbridge Island

Inspiration Awaits

If you’re entertaining the idea of rekindling your love for your current home, we invite you to explore a few project images for inspiration. Consider reaching out to Matt at Stonehaven Homes for a consultation. Finding the right contractor is a crucial step when embarking on a home renovation or addition. After all, living through a renovation means sharing your most intimate space; your trust and comfort level should be a top priority.

The allure of staying in your home, neighborhood, and community is stronger than ever. Homeowners are increasingly choosing to renovate and enhance their existing spaces, making them more functional and reflective of their unique tastes. With contractors like Matt Ollife and Stonehaven Homes, you can create a harmonious blend of old and new, navigate regulations, and expand your living spaces to fall in love all over again with the home you cherish. Don’t just renovate; make your home a timeless masterpiece.

Hand rail systems by Rory Custom Fabrication. All framing and finish carpentry, windows, doors and flooring, siding by Stonehaven Homes. Bringing to life dead space. Note the church bell reclaimed from the top story of the steeple by the front door. This is some really unique living space.

The Sanders Church Steeple Remodel. Fort Ward.

New Work in 2023.
Bring to life dead unused space. Unique living

At Stonehaven Builders, we have been very fortunate to be offered many exciting and challenging projects this summer. Today I am sharing one of those exciting projects. The Sanders Church Steeple Remodel. Fort Ward.

I recently read an article about purchasing a non-traditional building to renovate into a unique home. Have you ever considered converting a church into your family home? This converted church home certainly fits that bill to the tee.


Items of interest I think worth pointing out from our project gallery are:

Handrail systems by Rory Custom Fabrication.
Stonehaven Homes completed all framing and finish carpentry, windows, doors, doors, flooring, and siding. We are bringing to life dead space.

Note the church bell reclaimed from the top story of the steeple by the front door. This is a really unique living space. What do you think? If you end up buying a church for yourself we would love to chat about your goals!
Haha!
~Cheers
Matt

Stonehaven Home Builders Bainbridge Island

What percentage of Americans use food banks?

In 2020, 6.7 percent of all U.S. households reported using a food pantry, an increase from 4.4 percent in 2019.Nov 8, 2021

Half the Stonehaven Crew flexed their pecs for a good cause this morning and loaded some seriously impressive food donations for the food bank. I love this community……because this community cares….
 
 
 
Stonehaven Home Builders Bainbridge Island
Stonehaven Home Builders Bainbridge Island
Stonehaven Home Builders Bainbridge Island

Additional programs for free food in Kitsap County

Many other free food pantries operate near you and there are also government assistance programs, such as school lunches or USDA commodities. These are available in Kitsap County along with resources such as Meals on Wheels or soup kitchens. Various charities and non-profits help feed the hungry, poor, and less fortunate. Call 206.545.6600 for referrals.

Bainbridge Island Helpline House
Address is 282 Knechtel Way NE
Bainbridge Island, Washington, 98110
Phone number – (206) 842-7621

Bremerton Foodline
Address of food pantry is 1600 12th St.
Bremerton, WA, 98337
Phone (360) 479-6188

Central Kitsap Food Bank
Address is 3790 Anderson Hill Rd NW
Silverdale, Washington, 98383
Call (360) 692-9818
This center provides food, groceries, and surplus commodities to local pantries, churches, and charities. Those organizations then accept applications and distribute food to the needy in Kitsap County.

Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services
Main address: 19705 NW Viking Avenue
Poulsbo WA 98370
Phone 360-779-4191
Fishline serves the North Kitsap Community by providing free food, a number of emergency services and resources to transform lives. The non-profits vision is a community where a safety net exists for all people regardless of age, race, or background. Assistance includes adequate food, shelter, healthcare and employment.

North Kitsap Fishline
19705 Viking Ave NW
Poulsbo, Washington 98370
For information on the pantry, dial 360-779-5190
This non-profit provides referrals. Learn about everything from free hygiene or household supplies (like detergent, soap, or cleaning items) to food like fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, milk, dairy, and canned groceries too.

Kitsap County and regional Catholic Charities
Regardless of race, religion, language, or immigration status, emergency assistance is offered. This can include free food from the pantry or hot meals from the soup kitchen. Churches and charities in Bremerton and the county feed the hungry, homeless, Latinos, and immigrants among others. There is also information on free lunches, snacks and support for children, including financial help. More on Kitsap County Catholic Charities assistance programs.

Life Care Community Services at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church
Address is A3901 SE Mullenix Rd Port
Orchard Washington, 98367
Phone Number: 360-876-5094

 

Sharenet
Provides a food bank which serves Kingston, Indianola, Suquamish, Port Gamble, Eglon and Hansville area residents.
Food bank address – 26021 United Rd NE Suite A
Kingston, Washington, 98346
Phone number (360) 297-2266

Silverdale United Methodist Church
Address of church – 9982 Silverdale Way
Silverdale, WA, 98383
Telephone – (360) 692-9813
Food pantry at church is open limited hours.

South Kitsap Helpline
Address 1012 Mitchell Ave
Port Orchard, Washington, 98366
Call the helpline at (360) 876-4089
Meals, groceries, surplus government commodities, breads, and other services are made available in the form of referrals to Kitsap County soup kitchens or food pantries.

Spirit of Life Lutheran Church
8730 Phillips Rd. SE, Port
Orchard, WA 98367
Telephone number is (360) 876-5094
The Food bank is open Saturdays 9 am-1 pm. The church can offer hot meals, breads, fruits/vegetables and other types of non-monetary aid.