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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • For Driveways, Walkways, and Parking Spaces, Pavers Are a Flexible, Green Option

    Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Maintain
    • Homeowners
    Permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems have three major benefits: they help builders comply with stormwater management regulations, offer more design flexibility than poured concrete, and are much easier to repair. Let’s take a closer look.
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  • These Affordable Kitchen Upgrades Pack a Punch

    Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    You don’t need a full gut and remodel to update your kitchen. Sometimes it only takes a few simple adjustments to give it a fresh new look.
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  • When Less Is More: Living Like Tiny Royalty

    Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in:
    • Build
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    Having hundreds of square feet of wasted space can mean less opportunity to enjoy the space we have. Here are some tips for downsizing—a lot.
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  • Building Character With Reclaimed Wood

    Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    When building with wood, consider using material with a little history.
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  • What New ADU Legislation Means for Seattle Homeowners

    Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in:
    • Build
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    If you’re looking for extra rental income or a private space for out-of-town guests or aging parents, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are a great option. ADUs—an umbrella term for mother-in-law suites and backyard cottages—are additional residences built on the same property as an existing single-family home.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer