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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Is ‘visitability’ included in your home remodel goals?

    Posted on Sep 27, 2018 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    Articulating a clear goal and vision for your home space will help clarify what you want to get from your remodel project when it’s time to talk with design and construction firms.
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  • It’s Tax Time—Can I Deduct My Home Remodel?

    Posted on Sep 20, 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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  • 6 ways to prep for the change of seasons

    Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    Pick this weekend or next to perform basic outdoor maintenance like smoothing driveway cracks and cleaning out the gutters.
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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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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer