Tag: King County

MBA – Remodeler Member of the Year

We spend a lot of time volunteering at the Master Builders Association.  We’ve found it is a good way to get involved with a number of philanthropic opportunities through their foundations.  It’s a great way to be involved in our industry.  And honestly, it’s good business to know and collaborate with other outstanding professionals in

Kirkland Presale – SOLD

We completed and closed the Kirkland Presale back in October.  Because the home was sold by the time it was completed, and we didn’t have the opportunity the develop the kind of relationship we do with our custom home/remodel projects, we likely won’t get photographs of the house furnished.  Here are a few quick snapshots

Seattle Times – My Hot Home!

Out of respect for the current weather we’re experience, I thought I post this timely article just a tad after it’s publication.   If you’re like me, you live in an older home.  Mine is Lakeville remodeled (several times over) but that does nothing for the building envelope.  As a result, my 1978 home seems

2013 REX Award Winner

Wohoo! We are thrilled to be celebrating recognition for one of our projects last year.  The Remodelers Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties recognizes outstanding remodeling projects each year with the REX (Remodeling Excellence) Awards.  This year, I only entered a single project.  A single WINNING project! Our West Seattle

Kirkland Presale – Ready for Roof

While I’m busy catching up, remember we recently broke ground on that presale home in Kirkland? Well, this photo was taken a week and a half back, just before we were ready for roof.  Now, the roof is on, windows are in, siding started, rough-in underway etc. etc. With buyers for this home, the interiors

Press: Seattle Times HomeWork Article

The Remodelers Council of the MBA has an ongoing relationship with the Seattle Times where RC members answer the questions sent in by Seattle Times readers or questions frequently heard by the remodeler him/herself from clients.  The weekly column that shows up in the Sunday issue is called HomeWork. Last week, Lakeville Homes’ article on

An Addition of a Different Sort

You may have noticed that the blog has been a little slow in delivering new blog content lately.  It’s not that our projects aren’t moving ahead or any shortage of available content, it’s that our blogger has been slightly sidetracked with a project of her own. Lakeville President (and blogger) welcomed her son Dexter into

Kirkland Presale – Breaking Ground

Spring…it’s a time of renewal and fresh starts.  Yesterday was a gorgeous Seattle Spring day that had me digging around for those sunglasses and volunteering to hang “Pardon Our Dust” hangers on the house’s neighbors. It also was a beautiful day to start a new project.  We’ve had this Kirkland home listed since mid-2012.  At

Buzzing Around

We picked up a new company car a number of months ago.  And in classic Jamie fashion, it took a while to get it wrapped (finishing touches on the design/graphics, etc.)  But it’s done and I think it looks pretty fun. I’m thinking the Greenlake neighbors were thinking we were taking over when they saw

Greenlake Downsize – Framing, Part 1

In the past few weeks, we’ve been diligently working on the little house near Greenlake.  Since our last update, we’ve had the building drainage (footing drains) put it, backfilled and started framing.  The two-story portion of the house is completely framed here.  Yesterday the stairs were started and now we are working on framing the