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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 ...

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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 ...

open floor plan

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 ...

project to boost resale value

October 13, 2022

Top 5 Questions to Consider to Boost Your Home's Resale Value

Remodeling for resale value is a tricky evaluation. The amount of the increase will depend on the area and quality of the remodel. For example, projects like kitchen renovations will return (on average) 90% on 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 ...

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 ...

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

Mastering Your Master Bedroom Design

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 ...

October 23, 2020

Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

When it comes to storage in a kitchen, it seems like there can never really be enough. Upper cabinets and lower cabinets are obvious choices, but what hides behind the cabinets and drawer faces can be an entirely ...

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 ...

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.