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September 29, 2022

What are the Pros and Cons of Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Auxiliary or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are referred to as many things: backyard cottage, in-law apartment, granny flat, you name it. The various names are related to the fact that an ADU can take on many forms. ...

Space for An ADU or DADU

September 22, 2022

Do I Have Space for An ADU or DADU? What You Need to Know for Perfect Planning

An ADU is known by many names; The “backyard cottage,” mother-in-law suite, guest house, apartment, etc. These buildings have become increasingly popular and sought after by many homebuyers in the greater Seattle area. ...

September 15, 2022

How to Determine the Cost of a Home Addition

This is a very common first question for homeowners to ask. What many people don’t realize is that this is both a very vague and complex question to answer. A similar scenario would be going to a car dealership and ...

September 08, 2022

How to Get the Right Building Permits in The Seattle Area

A common question from homeowners considering a remodel project is, “can I pull my own permits?” Yes, homeowners can purchase their permits and a benefit is you will not be charged sales tax. A risk is that you may not ...

September 01, 2022

How to Identify Your Home Renovation Design Aesthetic in 4 Easy Steps

Homeowners often underestimate how many decisions need to be made during a home renovation project. For example, there are approximately 150 decisions that need to be made for a full kitchen redesign. Every last detail ...