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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • 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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  • Staining or Restaining a Deck: Timing and Tips for Best Results

    Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in:
    • Tips & Trends
    • Maintain
    There is a lot more to staining (or restaining) a wood deck than most people think. Learn how to do it right so you can enjoy the beauty and performance that come with a job well done!
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  • Get Out! (And Into the Hottest Outdoor Arrangements of the Summer)

    Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in:
    • Remodel
    • Homeowners
    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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  • A Range of Skills May Be Needed to Repair Your Home’s Exterior

    Posted on May 11, 2017 in:
    • Maintain
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    A modern-day tradesperson may not have the experience or methodology to repair a historic or midcentury modern home. The result is it has become increasing difficult for a homeowner to find a professional to do their home's exterior repairs properly.
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  • 10 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Buy
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    Designers share their top secrets for staging your existing home so that it shows well—and sells.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer