NEWS & BLOG

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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • It’s Tax Time—Can I Deduct My Home Remodel?

    Posted on Apr 19, 2018 in:
    • Buy
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    Tax Day is April 17. If you’ve recently remodeled your home or are thinking about renovating in the future, you may be wondering if there is a way to deduct a remodel. After all, you’re looking at a big investment, and it sure would be nice to lower your tax liability to soften the blow.
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  • 7 Ways to Finance a Home-Remodeling Project

    Posted on Apr 12, 2018 in:
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    Owners finance home-remodeling projects in many ways, from using savings to borrowing from a 401(k) to bank loans. Here are some of the most common avenues to pay for your dream remodel.
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  • Stay Safe This Spring by Checking the Condition of Your Deck

    Posted on Apr 5, 2018 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    Do you have a deck? If so, now is the time to address it. Do you know the condition of the structure of your outdoor entertaining or lounging area? It may have been inspected when you bought your home, but have you thought about the safety of it since?
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  • Creating Pet-Friendly Spaces for a Harmonious Home

    Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in:
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Maintain
    • Homeowners
    A well-designed home accommodates the needs of all family members, including pets. Whether your fur family consists of dogs, cats or other creatures, a peaceful coexistence is possible without sacrificing the enjoyment of a beautiful home.
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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Next Home-Improvement Project

    Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    When remodeling, the world of permits and hiring a professional is a scary one. Melissa Irons of Irons Brothers Construction is here to walk you through the basics.
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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer