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All About the Experience

When Designing Your Dream Home, Eakman Construction Puts the Client Experience First

Article by Caitlin Agnew

Photography by Life N Light

Originally published in Bellevue Lifestyle

Founded in 2012 by Stacy Eakman, Eakman Construction is a custom home and large scale remodel company.  From the beginning, their mission statement has been: “We are on a mission to change the way people think about construction companies.  Through courage, communication and customer focus, we will be fair, we will provide value, and most of all we will care about our clients and their experience.”  And Eakman claims the main thing that sets his company apart from other home builders in the area is the experience. “There are numerous builders that can deliver a beautiful final product, sometimes it is hard to make a decision on who to work with based solely on the final product. Building a custom home or doing a large scale remodel is a lengthy process that will have exciting and happy times, but also will have some challenging times. The key is to manage both good and bad, and communicate it. We have found that the key to helping our clients enjoy the experience is communication.  Our clients are making probably the biggest investment of their lives when building their dream home, and that can cause some anxiety. People just want to feel like they know what to expect,” says Eakman. 

Eakman’s determination to make Eakman Construction a household name has served the company well as the company now employs 26 people, and has countless satisfied clients who will attest that the quality and experience while working with Eakman Construction are second to none.  As an architect driven firm, his team will build any style of home and work with the client and architect to deliver the vision that they have developed during the design process.

Featured here is a full home design project that Eakman worked on with designer Morgan Molitor. The client gave them a lot of freedom with this project, and Molitor produced everything from mood boards, selection sheets, floor plans, elevations, and renderings – and when the time came for construction, Eakman’s team took the project over and brought everything to life perfectly. 

“I love how we did a fun play on colors, patterns and textures throughout the home. No two space was the same. We mixed colors, textiles, textures, etc throughout the home and our clients love how each space gives them new energy!” says designer  Molitor. 

Here they share a few of their favorite design elements:

+Kitchen: Walls came down and we moved things around to create a light and bright cohesive space where our clients could entertain. We went with Edgecomb gray, a warm white, for the cabinetry color, complimented with a Montauk Gin 4×4 Ceramic Wall Tile for the backsplash, and white Cafe appliances that are new to market. We also brought in mixed metals when it came to the lighting fixtures, hardware, and fixtures.

+Bathroom: The ‘girls bathroom’ is also the main level guest bathroom, and we wanted to ensure a timeless vibe. A feather herringbone wallpaper with accents of gold, vertically stacked subway tile complimented with a light pink penny floor tile, and mixed metals throughout was the perfect combination to give inspiration for their girls and guests. 

+Laundry Room: The original laundry room was in a small space, not giving much room to even do the laundry. Our goal was to bring more space so we stacked the washer and dryer,  and completely reconfigured the lower level space and moved the laundry room into what was once the living room.  

+Living Room: We opened things up, walled things off and reconfigured the entire space.  From carpet to light and bright engineered hardwood flooring, to a vertical black shiplap accent wall to an updated fun bathroom and bar area - it's now the perfect place to cozy up or entertain. 

+Bar: Our clients love to have friends come hang and this is something they didn't previously have.  Indigo stacked subway tile, to pavilion gray painted cabinetry to Cosetinto Et Statuario countertops with a delta gold touch faucet and gold and glass shelving made the perfect backdrop to hang out and play! 

For more info on this home or other homes by Eakman Construction,  visit

  • Accent Custom Wood Hood created by Eakman Construction
  • Light and Bright Kitchen Concept
  • Guest Bathroom  with Timeless Style
  • Laundry room designed with space in mind
  • Living Room for Entertaining or Cozying Up
  • Bar Area to Entertain and Play
  • Open Kitchen Concept