Category: Case Studies

Here we collect stories and case studies about our process through imagery of the design, build and implementation process. This will allow you to experience what it is like to work with Smith & Vallee, and what you can expect from your final product.

Smith and Vallee Guest House

    Our waterfront Smith & Vallee Guest House offers the unique experience of staying overnight in the bustling village of Edison, in scenic Skagit Valley. Enjoy a private entrance and deck with sweeping views of the San Juan Islands, a beautifully landscaped yard with fire pit, and direct slough-side access for your canoe or […]

Lake Whatcom Home, Contemporary Cabinets

Contemporary Cabinets in Lake Whatcom Home We collaborated with Bellingham Bay Builders and Haven Design Workshop on a custom built contemporary home in Bellingham. From the open concept and clean, simple finishes to the tight building envelope and efficient mechanical systems, this home is high-performance with an exquisite modern design.  The cabinets for this project […]

Strandberg Construction Featured Kitchen in Anacortes

One of our custom home building partners, Strandberg Construction, is an Anacortes based company building beautiful homes that echo the natural environment that only the Pacific Northwest can claim. Here are a few photos of a recent custom Smith & Vallee kitchen and cabinetry project designed into a state-of-the-art Anacortes home. This kitchen integrates our custom euro style […]

Method Homes Project

Smith & Vallee Cabinet Makers has been working with Method Homes, a Seattle based modern prefab builder for over ten years. Our projects have landed all throughout Bellingham, the San Juan Islands, Seattle, Portland, Lake Tahoe and beyond. In addition to Method’s pre-designed home models, they are the leading solution for high-end custom prefab construction. […]

Camber Coffee: Bellingham

We are mostly known in the Pacific Northwest for our residential cabinetry, so it is fun for us to showcase a recent project in Bellingham’s latest hip coffee stop, Camber Coffee. Photo credit: Chris DiNottia The contractor for this project, Chuckanut Builders, posted more photos from this project on their website. As written by Chuckanut […]

Kivalina, Alaska Community Center: An Alaskan Village Relocation Project

Jade Craftsman Builders, a green-building contractor based out of South Whidbey Island familiar with our residential cabinetry work, invited us to participate in a unique project off the remote Northwest coast of Alaska. Kivalina is on the southern tip of a 7.5 mile long barrier island located between the Chukchi Sea and a lagoon at […]

Heliotrope Hotel: A New Venture

Smith & Vallee is a partner in the recently renovated Heliotrope Hotel in Bellingham, WA. Join us for the opening party, Saturday May 13, 4-8PM. More about this project from the Heliotrope Hotel Blog: The Heliotrope Hotel emerges from a passion for Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest. The Heliotrope is locally owned, aiming for authenticity […]

MID-CENTURY-MODERN PROJECT: SNEAK PEAK 2

Beds, vanities, shelves, closets and kitchenettes are being built in our shop here in Edison, and installed in phases by our crew in Bellingham.  This is an 18 unit project with exclusively Smith & Vallee designed and built cabinetry and platform beds. Stay tuned for “the hub” portion of this project.  A live edge bar […]