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August 18, 2022

Is an Addition Right for My Property? A Guide to Planning the Perfect Project

Before you begin the work to decide if an addition is right for your property, the first step is to determine your ‘why.’ Why do you think you need an addition outside of the current footprint? Is an addition the best ...

August 04, 2022

Is My Lot Large Enough for a Home Addition? 6 Important Things to Know.

So, your family is growing and you’re running low on space. You may find yourself asking, “is my lot large enough for a home addition?” Whether you’re considering expanding out or expanding up, this is an extremely ...

May 07, 2021

Full House Remodel and Addition: Project Spotlight

To say these homeowners needed a full house remodel and addition is an understatement. Picture this: a loving couple with two growing kids, all living in a lofted one bedroom, one bathroom house. You read that ...

March 12, 2021

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Remodel

Choosing the right flooring for your remodel can be challenging. There are so many options, and so little time to research what will look and feel the best while standing the test of time. Here we’ve shared some do’s ...

February 26, 2021

Seattle Backyard Cottages (ADUs, DADUs) Requirement Changes (2019-2021)

The “backyard cottage,” mother-in-law suite, guest house, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), etc., have become increasingly popular and sought after by a large number of homebuyers in the greater Seattle area. Mayor Jenny ...

August 28, 2020

Bedroom Paint Colors that Encourage Sleep

Assuming the average person sleeps 8 hours a day, over time you spend approximately one third of your life asleep. And that’s not counting the time you spend laying in bed before and after sleeping. With at least one ...

July 24, 2020

Auxiliary Dwelling Units: ADU vs. DADU

Auxiliary Dwelling Units 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. Whether you’re looking ...

July 03, 2020

Patio or Deck: Which One is Right for You

Summer is upon us and we are ready to enjoy the beautiful weather. While it’s great to have wonderful public outdoor spaces nearby, nothing beats having the perfect outdoor space at your own home. Whether you’re ...

December 06, 2019

Sunroom, Solarium, or Greenhouse: Which Is Right for You?

We may be diving headfirst into winter, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about sunny days. Begin planning projects for sunshine-focused spaces now, so they’re ready to enjoy when the warm weather returns!