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 5/30/13.

Walls stacked   Walls

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 incorporate universal design elements which make it manageable to navigate through a comfortable living area, functional kitchenette, one or two…


Outdoor Living Room

Following the reconfiguration 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 surface with perimeter wedding cake stairs to a sand finish concrete patio. Complete with skylights and ceiling fan, the underside of the roof was chosen to accommodate recessed can lighting. Roofing material was chosen for future re-roof of the entire house. The backside…


2012 TR Year in Review

January – Wind Storm Response February – “Love & Chocolate” Showcase March – NW Women’s Show April – Boy Scout office visit May – Rampathon / Business After Hours / National Remodeling Month June – REX Awards July – Make-A-Wish for Cody / Warrior Dash August – TR Strikes Back / Safe Place / Golf Tournament Sponsorship / QR Top 500 September – Project Showcase: Kitchen & Covered Deck October –  Buy Out / Remodeled…


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 demand in the short term, however there is some concern about the dwindling talent pool. While retirees continue to outpace recruits,…


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 accommodate the additional bedroom.  In terms of resale, it was estimated that up to 75% of the cost could be…