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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Three Eco-Friendly Building Materials for Your Home

    Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in:
    • Homeowners
    • Remodel
    • Built Green
    • Build
    In an era of “green living” and “sustainable sourcing,” it’s only natural to apply those characteristics to your home. Unfortunately, buying flooring isn’t as simple as picking out an earth-friendly dish soap. There’s more to consider and it’s often an unfamiliar territory.
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  • Design-Build Might Be the Best Method for Your Next Remodel

    Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    There are three approaches to home remodel design: you can use design software to create your own model, hire an independent designer or architect, or use the services of a design-build remodeling firm. Let's take a closer look at each of these approaches.
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  • Is a Cluttered Closet Robbing You of Precious Hours?

    Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Maintain
    • Homeowners
    Studies have shown that the average American spends up to 45 minutes a day just looking for their stuff. What if you could save 20 of those 45 minutes per day? Twenty minutes a day adds up to 10 hours a month. That's like saving a whole day's work every month, just by being more organized.
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  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Saving Money on a Bathroom Remodel

    Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    When people contact us about remodeling a bathroom, one of their first questions is often about price. The amount you spend is within your control. Here are a few tips for minimizing your costs without cutting corners.
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  • Green Design Is an Investment in the Future

    Posted on Aug 17, 2017 in:
    • Buy
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Built Green
    • Build
    With the cost-saving combination of high energy and water efficiency, reduced waste, and a healthier indoor environment, green building is a way of “future proofing” your home.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer