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Remodel: Rustic Chic – Sheet Rock

With the current weather, I’ll be the first to admit these photos are a few days old.  Part of the charm of our Rustic Chic remodel is that the home feels as if it is remote, while only being 10 minutes from a very active suburban area.  They’ve been on the receiving end of over

The Season of Giving

Wishing our friends, trade partner and clients a Merry Christmas!  And wishing you all more of what really matters in 2012!     With what is still widely recognized as a “down economy”, Lakeville Homes has decided to give back to the community that has given so much to us, this year.  In lieu of

Sales Tax Deduction Set to Expire

I’ve blogged about this before.  Because Washington State does not have a state income tax, we do not have a tax that is recognized as an offset against federal income tax.  Over the past few years, Congress has continued with a sales tax deduction offset.  It is not a part of the tax code, so

Kind Words

Sometimes praise comes from unlikely sources. When working on a project, obviously our priority is to provide our clients with product and services we’ve promised, and do so efficiently.  With the client at the forefront of our thoughts, we still need to navigate the sub-contractors, designers and jurisdiction.  Sometimes there are disagreements, but we always

Custom Home: Kirkland Stylized Traditional – Finish Work Begins

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update of this project.  We’re now to the fun part, where the finishes start to pull together…the stuff that you’ll see in the end. Sheetrock is up, the walls are taped and textured.  The hardwood floors have been installed.  Because of acute allergies, this home is carpet-free.

Remodel: Rustic Chic – Framing

About one working week in, this project is starting to take shape. One of the challenges here is that the home owner wants wood floor throughout the bedroom wing (which is the area we are working on).  However the existing structure was originally built as a garage.  Subsequent owners had different ideas about how the

Remodel: Rustic Chic Project Kick-off

The wet climate of the Seattle winters can make substantial remodels a sensitive prospect for much of the year.  To our great fortune, the remodel we started this week is predominately interior work.  That paired with the slab on grade structure, few finish materials remaining and our Lakeville’s careful attention make this an ideal winter

Custom Home: Clyde Hill Nantucket – Trim Out

The homeowners are scheduling movers for our custom home in Clyde Hill.  While it will be early December before we have all of the sign-offs and the trucks back up to the garage with a family’s earthly belongings, things really are taking shape inside. Here’s a short photo tour (I can’t wait until we have

Kitchen Remodel: Lake Hills, Bellevue – Almost Complete!

E and M live in the very central Bellevue neighborhood of Lake Hills.  After the extensive work they’ve done to their house in the past, the kitchen was one of the least impressive spaces.  They sought to change this since the kitchen is one of their most highly used rooms.  And E is an accomplished

Custom Home: Clyde Hill Nantucket – Countertops and Finish Carpentry

While the house is currently all masked off for interior painting, here are some photos of the interiors.  The finish millwork is complete and the kitchen slabs (a honed black) went in so that the balance of the cabinets could be installed. Underneath that floor paper is a gorgeous wide plank, white oak floor.  The