Home Energy Audits

July 25, 2023

Home energy audits help us understand how much energy a home uses and identify ways to improve its efficiency. There are many things you can do on your own, such as caulk and weather strip around doors and windows or wrap exposed water pipes. Many homes, however, are so inefficient that even after completing the […]

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Home Improvement Cost vs. Value

May 25, 2023

Have you ever wondered what a kitchen or bathroom remodel may cost these days? Or what type of home improvements are likely to bring the highest return on your investment? The Remodeling 2023 Cost vs. Value report is a valuable resource for any homeowner. The information will help you budget realistically and know when a […]

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Exterior Home Care

March 17, 2023

Winter is hard on homes. Spring is fast approaching and the best time to inspect your home’s exterior for damage or wear. Start with a visual assessment from top to bottom and compile a list of any noticeable damage or areas that need attention. Pay special attention to the roof and gutters, siding, paint, windows […]

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Outdoor Living Spaces

February 1, 2023
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The advent of ‘streateries’ as a solution to indoor dining restrictions inspired innovative ways to maximize outdoor spaces. Demand for outdoor living space at home gained traction and remains a popular improvement. Depending on available space and budget, the opportunities to elevate your outdoor experience are endless. Is dining alfresco something you enjoy? Consider converting […]

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Off-Season Savings

October 17, 2022

If you hired a home improvement contractor in the last few years you likely experienced some sticker shock and delays getting your job scheduled. Many things contribute to this ongoing challenge. While we can’t control a lot of it, there are some things we can do to minimize scheduling delays and possibly save some money. […]

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Smart Home Improvement Planning

June 17, 2022

Whether planning a small home improvement or a large-scale remodel, cost is always an important consideration. It is important to know what you can expect to recoup from that investment when the time comes to sell your home. According to the 2022 Cost vs. Value Report (, following are the top five projects in Seattle […]

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