Backyard Greenhouse

This is the “greenest” use of replaced windows Mike & Traci could think of. $400 worth of framing materials were fastened entirely of screws. Overall dimensions are 12′ x 9′ with a 12:12 roof pitch. What is your favorite use for old or discarded materials? Winning submittal receives $50 gift certificate at Home Depot. Judging…

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The Other Boomerang Generation

In recent years, we have increasingly performed projects for middle-aged couples with their parents in mind. Specifically, to encourage the older generation to move in with the younger one. In most cases, the best solution for this growing demand is to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) attached to the single family residence. ADU’s generally…

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Outdoor Living Room

Following the reconfigruation of this home’s Kitchen/Living Room/Family Room areas, this exterior living space was created with the goal of year-round enjoyment. The doorway was relocated to a new flush Trex deck suface with perimeter wedding cake stairs to a sand finish concrete patio. Complete with skylights and ceiling fan, the underside of the roof…

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July In Christmas

Happy New Year! The rumors are true: the housing industry is heating up. Fueled by consumer confidence, improved lending and a pent-up demand, home builders and remodelers are reporting modest increases over last year. Real estate transactions are up significantly as indicated by a locally-sourced graph.   There likely won’t be a problem keeping up with…

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Parental Housing

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a popular way to provide separate and independent living quarters for aging parents.  This project added a bedroom, 3/4 bath, kitchen and living space with separate outdoor entrances.  A common indoor entrance was shared through the garage. The overall impact on the property included upgrading the septic system to…

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