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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Be Bold: Mix Your Metals!

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in:
    • Video
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Both modern and traditional trends in home design are mixing metal finishes for a more eclectic and “collected over time” look. Gone are the days of having to match your cabinet hardware to your faucet. No longer must you match your door hardware to your light fixtures. Here’s the inside scoop on how to mix it up successfully.
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  • Market Can Dictate Time Frame of Building a New Home

    Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in:
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    As a Seattle-area homebuilder, a question I hear from prospects and clients frequently is, "How long will it take you to build my new home?" It's a legitimate question.
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  • Home Inspections: What to Look For

    Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in:
    • Buy
    • Homeowners
    When you buy a home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the water heater wasn't working—in the middle of a shower! This is one of the reasons why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home.
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  • Replacing Your Windows? Consider the Style and the Cost

    Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    The Great Northwest is one of the most beautiful places on earth and there is no better way to enjoy it 365 days a year than through a beautiful set of windows. There's a wide vista of options for all kinds of aesthetics and budgets.
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  • Summer Is the Ideal Time to Transform Your Yard

    Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    Do you smile with pride each time you drive up to your home—or do you cringe? If you aren't too thrilled with your yard's current condition, don't feel bad. With a little bit of sweat equity, some fresh flowers, and nice hardscaping, you can easily transform your yard into one that you are proud of.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer