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Selected from over 70 published projects
NWSID    Remodeling and Home Design
    Board Member : President  



   
Designing for How You Imagine Your Home Will Feel 
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Interview:
2013 Seattle Home Show
                                                                      
 Transforming your home starts when you imagine how different your home would feel.
        RL- "We imagine how your home could resolve six critical pathways, summarized in this article
          I wrote for Northwest Living magazine, "If You Only Knew This..."
 You will discover and clarify what that means with the Designed by L.I.F.E.TM process.
        Solutions are more personal and authentic--more than than a designer's signature look. They
 
        surpass standard sizes (especially conventional 24"-deep base and 12"-deep wall cabinets).
        RL- "Client-based, pathway-driven designs offer more than fitting boxes into a space. By knowing
          effective storage solutions, I can provide 2-3x more usable storage in the same amount of space."

 Homes on this website have distinct personalities; they reflect the client.
        RL- "To that end, I shaped the spaces, 
specified the finishes,  detailed and  set up the CAD/CAM
          files for and provided the cabinets, plus, drew the lighting plans
."
 Stories varied widely, as did budgets. See this example where the materials budget was either 
        
$17,000 or $71,000... for the same plan! (Landon's career story began by helping a young widow.)
 Some clients remodeled their homes; others fine-tuned or "remodeled" a new home's blueprints.
        Some used contractors; others did much of the work themselves.
        For some, we designed a new home from the ground up (or transformed the original)!
        A sample, extracted from a larger set, is shown to the right. (Download times will vary.)
     
Starting and staying in the Designed by L.I.F.E.TM process of Richard Landon, CMKBD*,
        is your first step towards creating a project that will justify your investment,
          one that
 "looks great, works well and, most important, feels right"--to you!

       * Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer.  To reach Richard, please call (425) 957-0451.

FEATURED PROJECTs!
Tied for First Place awards! Savoring Suite SoaksLevels Above
CABINETS USING BAMBOO
COUNTERS USING SILESTONE
DESIGNED USING 11 APPLIANCES
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Headers Up!
 CABINETS USING SAPELE
CEILINGS: 8' FEELS LIKE 9'!



Blueprint Sample Set (2MB)
- After
- Before
- Site Plan
- Demolition Plan (omitted)
- Floor Plan (1 of 2)
- Roof Plan
- Elevation (1 of  2)
- Sections
- Wall Sections
- Engineering Markups (1 of 3)
- Engineering (1 of 5)

FEATURED PROJECTS

WINDOWS TO THE SKY
& LAKE TO THE SIDE

PLAIN-SLICE AFRICAN
RIBBON MAHOGANY + PAINTED


TOTAL HOME REMODEL
"RIDGE ROOM SHIFTS"

PLAIN-SLICE AFRICAN
RIBBON MAHOGANY CABINETS

STORAGE SOLUTIONS!

CONNECTED CONTEMPORARY
TSS "CARBONE" LAMINATE + ACRYLIC + LIVE EDGE RAISED BAR
The Photo Tour has Featured Projects are here at the top with Storage Solutions, then a selection of kitchens across the wood spectrum. Next comes "Kitchens to Inspire," bungalow kitchens and kitchens over 10-years old. Powder Rooms follow, then "Baths & Other Rooms." Many projects have "Before" photos or plans. Projects with silver backgrounds demonstrate how changing a staircase set the stage for a complete transformation of all the surrounding rooms. 
ACROSS THE WOOD SPECTRUM:
ALDER, BIRCH, CHERRY, CHESTNUT, FIR, IPE, MAHOGANY, MAKORE, OAK, WALNUT, ZEBRAWOOD...
1 ~ Four-Wood Kitchen
Even has a panini-maker garage!
Four Wood Kitchen
KNOTTY CHERRY CABINETS
WALNUT BAR & FIR TRIM
CARLISLE CHESTNUT FLOORS
2 ~ Scullery Kitchen
The Home's Living Center

ESPRESSO-GLAZED ALDER CABINETS
 & IPE FLOORS


3 ~ Zebrawood & Lavastone
Tour home & published
Lavastone & zebrawood
Kitchen TRENDS
, Vol. 24, No. 3
WHITE-PAINTED & ZEBRAWOOD CABINETS
4 ~ Ramble No More
Tour home & published
Hand-cast glass and flamed copper on the eating bar.
RED BIRCH CABINETS
& RED OAK FLOORS
5 ~ Curves and Angles Meet
 Published

NKBA President's Award!
AFRICAN RIBBON MAHOGANY
6 ~ Makore & Lacanche!
Award-winning
Blocked, mottled makore
BLOCKED, QUARTERED,
MOTTLED MAKORE

7~ Full-Spectrum Kitchen
Savoring Suite Soaks
CABINETS USING 5 LAMINATES + BAMBOO
COUNTERS USING ORBITAL-FINISH SS,
SILESTONE, BAMBOO BB & COPPER
8 ~ Potting Bench Kitchen
Published
Potting Bench Kitchen
Kitchen TRENDS, Vol. 25, No. 5
CLEAR VERTICAL-GRAIN FIR



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"Designed by L.I.F.E." Process
9 ~ Evergreen Point Tudor
Tour home
Tudor Inspired
Sub-Zero as Armoire
WALNUT, CHERRY & PAINTED
KITCHENS TO INSPIRE
AWARD-WINNING, PUBLISHED, & TOUR HOME KITCHENS
10 ~ Floating On Air!
 Tour home & award-winning 
Floating On Air
National  Best Overall Kitchen
AFRICAN RIBBON MAHOGANY
& CARAMELIZED BAMBOO
11 ~ Spinning Plate Kitchen
Award-winning

Spinning Plate Kitchen
Master Builder's REX Award
HAND-PICKED SAPELE VENEERS
12 ~ Tall & Bright
Tour home & award-winning

Kitchen TRENDS, Vol. 29, No. 9
ESPRESSO-GLAZED ALDER 
13 ~ Island on an Island!
Tour home & award-winning
NKBA President's Award
HONDURAS MAHOGANY 
14 ~ Condo Aglow & Askew
Award-winning

Alder cabinets; custom glasswork
Illuminated art-glass café table!
ESPRESSO-GLAZED ALDER
15 ~ An Art Gallery Kitchen
Tour home & published
  Kitchen TRENDS, Vol. 26, No. 7
AFRICAN RIBBON MAHOGANY
& CARAMELIZED BAMBOO
 16 ~ French Elegance
Award-winning & published

Honored as an NKBA best kitchen!
HAND-PAINTED WITH HIGHLIGHTS
17 ~ Mid-Century Asian
Tour home & published

Kitchen TRENDS, Vol. 26, No. 5
CHERRY WITH PERFORATED STEEL & HAND-CAST GLASS IN DOORS
18 ~ Up On Legs
Published

 Function with Feeling
WHITE-PAINTED CABINETS
19 ~ Shifting Pathways
SxS ovens + unique pantry
Shifting Pathways
 Concealed pull-out hood
CHERRY CABINETS
20 ~ Windows Above!
New home

Holmes Point
Holmes Point Contemporary
ALDER WITH BAMBOO FLOORS
21 ~ Evergreen Point Tudor
Tour home

Sub-Zero as Armoire
WALNUT, CHERRY & PAINTED
22 ~ Raised Oceans Apart
Hawaii vs. Rhode Island

CHERRY & PAINTED CABINETS
WITH WALNUT ISLAND COUNTER
23 ~ A Tunnel Kitchen
"You Can't Help Me"
A Tunnel Kitchen
WHITE-PAINTED
24 ~ Bring in the Light!
Tour Kitchen

Bring in the Light!
ESPRESSO-GLAZED ALDER
+ WALNET & MAPLE COUNTERS
25 ~ Moving All Stairs!
Published

Moving All Stairs!
ALDER & WHITE-PAINTED
26 ~ Revealing the Stairs!

KHAYA & CARAMELIZED BAMBOO

Link to the "Reading Tour" index  & articles, such as: "Is the Work Triangle Dead?"

On to read about Landon's 
"Designed by L.I.F.E." Process.
27 ~ Two-Cook Traditional
INSET FLUSH PAINTED CABINETS
 PLUS MARBLE, WALNUT, ONYX, AND MAPLE COUNTERS
5 SEATTLE BUNGALOW KITCHEN REMODELS
ACROSS MANY DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS
28 ~ Greenwood
Published

Walking Up Stairs
Walking Up Drawers
MAPLE


29 ~ Near the Montlake Cut
 
Published

Montlake Bungalow
A Bungalow Opens Up
WHITE-PAINTED CABINETS
& CHERRY
30 ~ Top of Queen Anne
Still a beauty years later 
Queen_Anne_Bungalow Another Bungalow Opens Up
ALDER WITH ANIGRE
31 ~ West Seattle
Glossy zebrawood

Glossy zebrawood
Glossy Zebrawood
ZEBRAWOOD & GLASS


32 ~ The Bryant neighorhood
Featurning a Lacanche range

A Lacanche range loves its new home! 
A Touch of Tuscan
MAHOGANY CABINETS
& NINE-PIECE DOORS
MORE THAN A DECADE LATER...STILL LOOKING GOOD!
33 ~ Artist's Boomerang!
Sammamish Plateau
HIGH-GLOSS
RIBBED LAMINATE
34 ~ Kitchen with Ripples
Remodeling a Ralph Anderson home

ANILINE-DYED, VERTICAL-GRAIN FIR
35 ~ Split-Level Solution
Published
Split-Level Solution
CHERRY
36 ~ Clyde Hill Craftsman
Published

CHERRY
37 ~ Ravenna
Painted Lady


How to Keep 1940's Cabinets & Also Update

Whole Home Remodels

New Home Fine-Tuning

Link to the "Reading Tour" & articles, such as: "Is the Work Triangle Dead?"

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"Designed by L.I.F.E." Process
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To the "Back Porch" 
for eight more kitchens
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POWDER ROOMS
1 ~ Walnut with Brass "Sunlight"
Award-winning
Walnut & Brass
WALNUT
~ 10"-Deep Powder Vanity
Tour home
MAHOGANY & BAMBOO
~  Very Small Powder
Award-winning
Very small powder, featuring bamboo flooring on walls
BAMBOO
4 ~ "Snow"-Dappled Powder
Award-winning

ESPRESSO-GLAZED ALDER
5 ~ My Bags Are Packed
Tour home
 
ANTIQUE CHEST
MASTER, GUEST, HALL BATHS & OTHER ROOMS
6 ~ Hers vs. His in Harmony Published

VERTICAL-GRAIN 5/4 FIR
 WITH SOLID DOOR PANELS
7 ~ Savoring Suite Soaks
Award-winning
Savoring Suite Soaks
ITALIAN PIXELATED LAMINATE
& TRADITIONAL PAINTED MILLWORK
8 ~ Bathing in the Round
REX Award

CHERRY
9 ~ Elegant Master Bath
Tour home & award-winning 
Marbled wall master bath
WHITE-PAINTED CABINETS
& MARBLE WALLS
10 ~ Too Big/Too Small
Published

WHITE-PAINTED &
CHERRY
CABINETS
11 ~ Cylindrical Vanities
Published

CLEAR VERTICAL-GRAIN FIR
12 ~ Splish-Splash Boys' Bath
REX award
Splish-Splash Twin Boys' Bath
WHITE-PAINTED
& CHERRY CABINETS
13 ~Marble and Travertine
Tour home & published
RIFT-CUT WHITE OAK
14 ~ Dressed Up Hall Bath
Contest  winner

PAINTED
15 ~ Basement Hangout
Published

CHERRY
16 ~ Craft Room & Office
Published

WHITE-PAINTED CABINETS
17 ~ Bath in the Clouds
Award-winning

WHITE PAINTED
18 ~ Walnut 7
In "Best of Best" home

WALNUT
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Contact Richard @

(425) 957-0451

Link to the "Reading Tour" & articles, such as: "Is the Work Triangle Dead?"
"What Not To Do" Pictures   
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On to read about Landon's 
"Designed by L.I.F.E." Process
 
Contact Richard @

(425) 957-0451