Credit: copyright Benjamin Benschneider
Credit: copyright Benjamin Benschneider

CUSTOM HOME, a sister publication, found much to like in this renovation of a mid-century modern house in Seattle’s Lakewood neighborhood. A larger, more open kitchen and dining area is one of those newly highlighted best parts. What was most intriguing was how the project balances expenditures on pricey materials such as solid-surface countertops and decorative concrete floors with cost-saving products such as Ikea cabinets, paint-grade Birch doors, and midrange appliances. Have you ever done that? Let us know. Read more