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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Add a Little Privacy to Your Backyard

    Posted on Jun 6, 2019 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Maintain
    • Homeowners
    As the rainy days slow to a trickle and the sun settles in for the summer months, we’re all heading outside. If you live in a typical Seattle neighborhood, you probably have little yard space and very close neighbors, which can make relaxing outdoors difficult. To help you out, I’d like to present a few project ideas to add a little privacy to your outdoor living space and help you make the most of the warm weather.
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  • Garage Days: How to Turn Your Garage Into the Ultimate Storage Solution

    Posted on May 30, 2019 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    The garage is a very useful space that can serve many purposes other than housing cars, recyclables, and miscellaneous junk. It can potentially be a workshop, a game room, a place to hang out, or a fantastic storage space for organizing your overflow of goods.
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  • When Remodeling, Patience is Key

    Posted on May 23, 2019 in:
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    Horror stories usually start with the same misguided approach: we know most of what we want, so let’s just start and figure out the rest as we go. This may work well for some things in life, but improvisation is a terrible approach for a remodel.
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  • Feng Shui Tips for Spring

    Posted on May 16, 2019 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    Create a positive experience in your home this spring with a touch of feng shui.
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  • Breathing Easier: Maintaining Indoor Air Quality During a Remodel

    Posted on May 9, 2019 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    Microscopic particulates are a major concern during remodels. Putting in a new kitchen and bath or repurposing a space often requires some demolition, leading to drywall, wood, and concrete dust in the air. Before you start knocking down walls, here are some things to consider.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer