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  • Rainier Custom Homes Interviews Interior Designers

    Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in:
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    • Remodel
    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 20, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    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 15, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Here some advice to restoring your worn hardwood floors.
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  • HomeWork: Do your research, set expectation before building a home

    Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    There are several key things to consider before pulling the trigger on a plan to build your own home.
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  • HomeWork: What’s design-build remodeling — and is it right for your home?

    Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    For homeowners, there are advantages when the same company does the design and construction of a remodeling project.
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  • HomeWork: Prepping for the 2017 housing market

    Posted on Dec 31, 2016 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Expert advice for successfully navigating the first-quarter housing market.
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  • HomeWork: Choose a builder who shares your vision for a new home

    Posted on Nov 24, 2016 in:
    • Built Green
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    Choosing the right Seattle-area homebuilder is a critical choice. Here are things to look for if you want to select the right builder for your particular needs.
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  • HomeWork: Make life easier with the right kitchen appliances

    Posted on Nov 19, 2016 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    It’s easy to increase the functionality and appearance of your kitchen with quick and easy appliance upgrades.
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  • Making the Most of Your Custom Home Experience

    Posted on Aug 9, 2016 in:
    • Build
    • Homeowners
    • Builders
    Most homebuyers interested in purchasing a new home will go to a new housing development and select from a choice of floor plans, typically with few upgrades or options other than paint shades or choices in tile and carpet. Although these are customizations, there are very few and don’t always give the homebuyer the options they require in what some call a "custom" home.
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  • Construction Contracts

    Posted on Aug 9, 2016 in:
    • Build
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    Before proceeding with construction of your new home or remodeling project, you will need to prepare and sign a contract with your contractor. The purpose of the contract is to carefully identify the scope of work and the terms and conditions of construction. You also need to antici-pate the variety of problems that can arise during the course of construction and to carefully address their resolution. Just ask your-self "what could go wrong in terms of the contrac-tors performance or financial stability?" Then, make appropriate provisions in your agreement with the contractor.
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