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  • Three Eco-Friendly Building Materials for Your Home

    Posted on Nov 7, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    • 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. This summer, the Model Remodel team spoke with Cameron Reith and Pieter Sundgren of Greenhome Solutions (GHS) about their favorite and newest products.
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  • Design-build might be the best method for your next remodel

    Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    With the design-build method, both the design and construction are handled by a single company, instead of using the more traditional architect-and-contractor model.
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  • Is a cluttered closet robbing you of precious hours?

    Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    When trying to tame a bathroom remodel budget, some savings are better than others.
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  • The do’s and don’ts of saving money on a bathroom remodel

    Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    When trying to tame a bathroom remodel budget, some savings are better than others.
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  • Green design is an investment in the future

    Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • 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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  • Be Bold: Mix Your Metals!

    Posted on Aug 8, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Build
    • Homeowners
    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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  • 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 10, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    One question really helps narrow your options: Do you want wood, vinyl or composite on the interior of your windows?
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  • Summer is ideal time to transform your yard

    Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    With the right balance of furniture, hardscape surfaces and greenery, you can create a backyard oasis.
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  • Get Out! (And into the Hottest Outdoor Arrangements of the Summer)

    Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in:
    • Homeowners
    • Remodel
    Looking for the best outdoor deck, kitchen, and lounging arrangements the Puget Sound Region has to offer? You’ve come to the right place. Soak up inspiration for your next outdoor project.
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