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Finish and Material Selection


Experienced, Sensible & Appropriate

Today's homes have a seemingly limitless choice in building materials and finishes. Where do you start? AKJ Architects provides the knowledge and experience you need to make well-informed finish and material decisions throughout your home. Our office has offered design guidance for many clients over the years capitalizing on Arlene's background in fine art and design. We will work with you to develop the exterior finish and material color palette as well as the interior finishes and color palette. We've completed numerous kitchens and bathroom projects with customized tile & stone slab layouts that required technical detailed drawings. Our knowledge of wood, stone, tile, metal and wall finishes enable us to design and document ideas that will look beautiful and endure thru time. Also, we can work with your interior designer/decorator so that your furniture, fabrics and decorative lighting are coordinated with the architectural finishes.

For clients interested in creating a paneled library, office or other hand-crafted room, we've designed a number of these spaces in collaboration with contractors & other Seattle and Bellevue design professionals where our combined knowledge and experience in materials, finishes design, proportion, custom detailing and construction sequences has resulted in spaces that speak of the old world craftsmanship seen in period homes from the 19th and early 20th century.

Areas where we can be of assistance to you include:

  • Stone and Tile Selection & Specification
  • Stone and Quartz Slab Selection & Specification
  • Wood Flooring Selection and Stains
  • Paint Colors
  • Bathroom Finish and Material Selections
  • Kitchen Finishes
  • Venetian Plaster Color and Finish Selection
  • Stained Wood Casework Finishes
  • Finish Mock-Ups
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