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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Perspectives on How Rising Mortgage Rates May Affect Your Ability to Buy a New Home

    Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in:
    • Build
    • Homeowners
    • Buy
    Researching and securing the best loan for your home is no small feat. For many years, we've enjoyed historically low interest rates for home loans. Now there are signs that this is changing. How high will rates go and how much will that matter to you?
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  • Wood Offers Sturdy, Natural Choice for Builders

    Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    The benefits of building with wood seem endless, from its natural beauty to structural versatility, stability, and capacity to be uniquely crafted.
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  • Rainier Custom Homes Interviews Interior Designers

    Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    When it comes to the interior design of your home, where do you begin your planning? When your next custom project looms on the horizon, think through and consider the following counsel from three of Rainier Custom Homes' most active interior design partners.
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  • Finding a Contractor in Seattle’s Hot Housing Market

    Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    Here are some suggestions for setting realistic expectations, getting off on the right foot with your contractor, and moving through the process of a home remodel with ease.
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  • How to Restore Your Worn Hardwood Floors

    Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Maintain
    • Homeowners
    Hardwood floors take the brunt of many blows, including shoe scuffs, heavy furniture scratches, dust, dogs' nails, and all kinds of assorted blotches, but they don't often get the respect they deserve (heck, we walk all over them!) until it's too late.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer