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    July 18, 2024

    4 Warning Signs of Bathroom Plumbing Issues You Can't Ignore

    Bathrooms are the most water-utilizing spaces in homes, making them particularly susceptible to plumbing issues like leaks, clogged drains, pipe bursts, and flooding. Unfortunately, much of the plumbing infrastructure ...


    June 27, 2024

    7 Creative Small Bathroom Renovation Ideas to Maximize Functionality and Space

    Homeowners often have preconceived notions based on their experiences or advice from friends, family, and other contractors. However, a high-quality design-build firm will offer fresh perspectives and non-traditional ...


    June 06, 2024

    Expert Advice: Should You Hire a Residential Architect for Your Home Renovation Project?

    Tearing down walls, adding square footage, building a new home, or completely reimagining your existing living space can be incredibly exciting. But amidst the thrill of endless possibilities, a crucial question often ...


    May 16, 2024

    Beyond Good Enough: The Revolution in Residential Construction Excellence

    In the realm of residential construction, the divide between what makes a general contractor good and great is vast and often debated. What sets apart a good company from a truly exceptional one? At Better Builders, we ...


    October 19, 2023

    Seattle Home Remodeling Costs: How to Master Your Budget and Transform Your Space

    When it comes to remodeling your home in Seattle, asking about the cost is akin to inquiring about the price of a red car at a dealership. Are you interested in a Chevy, or are you interested in a Cadillac? Just as the ...


    July 17, 2023

    How to Increase Home Value: Answer These 5 Crucial Questions

    Remodeling for resale value is a tricky evaluation. The amount of the increase will depend on the area of the home, the quality of the remodel, and the upgrades added. For example, projects like kitchen renovations will ...


    December 01, 2022

    Creative Storage Ideas to Make Better Use of the Home's Lesser-used Space

    At one point or another, everyone talks about needing more space in their home. But, it’s amazing how much more space you have when you have an organized way to store all of your clutter. Here’s a list of unique ways ...

    November 17, 2022

    16 Creative Ways to Make Your Home’s Multipurpose Spaces More Functional

    The term “functional” is defined differently by everyone. What may be functional for you and your family could present serious challenges for someone else. When looking at multipurpose spaces in your home, it’s ...


    November 10, 2022

    What are the Legal Requirements for a Bedroom in Seattle?

    Perhaps your family is growing, you’re considering adding a guest room in the basement, or you simply want to add an additional bedroom to your home. Whatever the reason, it’s important to understand what is considered ...

    November 03, 2022

    4 Ways to Increase Space in Your Home Without Adding Square Footage

    Changing the interior space planning of your home to be more functional can look very different for each person. Increasing the space within your home can mean major changes, like taking down interior walls to open the ...

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    October 27, 2022

    How To Design an Open Floor Plan That Actually Works: The Pros and Cons

    Before deciding you want to remodel your home to include an open floor plan, it’s essential to ask yourself the ‘why’ behind your renovation goals. Open floor plans can be great for many reasons, but they’re not a ...

    structural modifications

    October 20, 2022

    How to Safely Make Structural Modifications to Your Home

    While home modifications like adding a window and removing a wall may seem simple, structural modifications require the existing structural loads to transfer to other areas within the structure. To properly do this, the ...

    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. ...

    August 11, 2022

    What Does a Typical Timeline Look Like for a Home Renovation?

    Before you dive into the process of custom home building or remodeling, it’s important to remember each step takes time. It is best practice to engage with a contractor as soon as possible. Better yet, work with a ...

    8 Things to Consider When Living on Site During a Home Renovation

    June 30, 2022

    8 Things to Consider When Living on Site During a Home Renovation

    For many people, staying in the house through a major project sounds unimaginable. While the process is never easy, we have 8 tips for living through a remodel to help make the experience a little more bearable and help ...


    June 23, 2022

    Top Reasons to Involve Your General Contractor in the Home Design Process

    Taking on a home remodeling or new build project can be a daunting task. The first hurdle to cross is figuring out where to start. Oftentimes, homeowners decide to dive straight into the home design process because it’s ...

    August 27, 2021

    Common Kitchen Design Selections

    When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there are tons of kitchen design selections to make. Many people underestimate just how many decisions are involved in a kitchen remodel. If you are looking for a complete ...


    July 30, 2021

    Better Builder's Design and Estimating Process

    When you’ve officially decided you’re ready to pursue a home remodeling project, design and estimating is often the first step. The design process involves so many little details and important decisions we encourage ...

    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 ...

    January 29, 2021

    Do You Need a Permit for a Kitchen Remodel?

    One of the most common questions from homeowners when wanting to remodel the kitchen is: do I need a permit?

    January 15, 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Taking on a home remodeling project is a major commitment. You’re investing a lot of time, money and energy into creating the perfect space for you and your family. With such a big decision, it is no surprise that ...


    November 06, 2020

    Tips on How to Transform Your Master Bedroom into a Master Suite

    When you’re a kid, your bedroom design revolves around what color your parents will let you paint the walls and how many posters you can cram into any given space. You need a bed, somewhere to keep your clothes, and ...

    September 11, 2020

    Creating the Ultimate Basement Home Gym

    A home gym can be a great convenience year-round; especially during this time of the pandemic when public gyms have been closed for months. If you’re someone who regularly hits the gym, why not use that spare room or ...

    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 31, 2020

    5 Things to Consider Before Remodeling

    Unless you built your home from the ground up, odds are there are some changes you’d like to make. We’ve all thought about the little things that would make our home picture perfect, but it’s important to think about ...

    March 13, 2020

    Meet Amanda: Interior Designer

    Being a Design-Build General Contractor, we are frequently asked about the designers we work with. One of the wonderful companies we work with is Housewarming Seattle. We have been working with Housewarming for six ...

    November 22, 2019

    A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Pinterest vs. Houzz

    So, you’re finally ready to start pursuing that remodel you’ve been dreaming of for years. Or maybe you bought a new home that needs some serious fixing up. Or perhaps, you’re ready to build your dream home from scratch.