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. The best solution for this growing demand is to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) attached to the single family residence. And the permitting process for this type of project has become increasingly easier to obtain. ADU’s generally incorporate universal design elements which make it manageable…

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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…

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

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

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Message From Santa

Happy Holidays! Not sure where your kids fit on Santa’s list? Check to see if they have been naughty or nice. Would they like a personalized message from Santa Claus? Each year, a very special jolly bearded man in a red suit visits our house to spread cheer with his reindeer bells, songs and presents. My favorite part is experiencing it through the eyes of my son….especially when he is excited about it! All the…

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