The benefits of using a Building Information Model

BIM has become the industry standard for planning, design and construction documentation on commercial projects. We believe it should be the standard on all projects, including residential.

Construction and design cost estimating

Balancing the project you want against what fits your budget is a difficult but necessary process for every project we design. There are many costs associated with a building project besides just the money directly needed for the construction itself.

Seattle whole house remodels

When remodeling the whole house you have the opportunity to make dramatic changes by carefully rearranging spaces and moving or demolishing old, bulky elements of the past.

Seattle second story additions

A second story addition is a complex project, often requiring structural upgrades to the existing house below. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical service will need to be extended into the new space.

Seattle basement remodels

While a basement may seem like an easy space to remodel, it usually is more complex than remodeling other spaces in the home.

Choosing Kitchen Materials and Kitchen Design

The residential kitchen has evolved from the standby of oak cabinets and plastic laminate countertops to a modern showpiece with exotic stone counters and commercial quality kitchen appliances.

Seattle bathroom design

Bathrooms have transformed from simple rooms for cleansing the body to spaces to relax, unwind, and get away from the stresses of daily life. A well designed bathroom can be your own private refuge, or a space to share with someone special.

Choosing exterior paint and material colors

Most people don’t know where to start when choosing exterior colors and materials. After all, unless you are a seasoned remodeler, you’ve probably never done it before. Choosing the wrong materials can be an expensive mistake that could be avoided with a little guidance.

Seattle deck and roof deck design

With Seattle hills and amazing views, we often find we are reaching higher to capture those views. A deck addition or roof deck can be a wonderful and useful space – or a complete nightmare (if it leaks). Here are some tips to do it right the first time.

Seattle garage design

Most people think of garages as utility space – either a space to store your car, or, more likely, a space to put stuff that can’t go anywhere else.  But a well designed garage can be both a place to keep your vehicle and organize your belongings.

Seattle green architecture and design

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the United States, so designing an energy efficient green home can be good for the pocket book, in addition to being good for the environment.

How to choose an Architect

Choosing an architect can be daunting if you don’t have experience in what to look for in a designer. Knowing what questions to ask and issues to raise when interviewing an architect can help you avoid making an expensive mistake.

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