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How the Inflation Reduction Act and Simple Steps Can Boost Energy Savings This Summer

As Americans prepare to spend more cold cash to stay cool this summer, it’s more important than ever to learn how to leverage the benefits of The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Combining these offerings with some simple tips and tricks will help … read more

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Passport to Creativity Tour 2024

With Tile of Spain and Cevisama 2024 Valencia

When learning a foreign language, a common recommendation is to immerse yourself in the country and the culture of that language. The same can be said for a product. If you really want to understand a product, you need to understand its origin, … read more

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The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

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Design|Build

Which Building and Remodeling Professional Does What and When?

When planning to build a new home or remodel an existing one, whom do you call to start the ball rolling on making your dreams a reality? Finding the starting line for a residential building project can feel a bit illusive, so we … read more

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7 Ways to Reduce Home Energy Costs

When building your budget, utility bills — especially the electric bill — are likely one of your largest monthly expenditures. One of the biggest culprits: home heating and cooling, which account for more than half of the average American household’s annual energy consumption, … read more

Incredible Kitchens Summer Fall 2024
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Incredible Kitchens Summer/Fall 2024

The kitchen is the heart of our homes. We no longer simply prepare our meals there. It’s a place for doing homework, working remotely and gathering with friends and family. Everyone wants a stunning kitchen, but remember that it’s a functional space as … read more

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This May Quickly Become the Most Enjoyable Room in Your Home

Looking for a great way to revitalize your home? A way to make the time you spend at home more enjoyable? Possibly even increase your home’s resale value? Then consider adding a new, special-purpose room. A special-purpose room is a space dedicated to … read more

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Design|Build

How to Make Your Project Appeal to a Remodel Contractor

As a professional, certified builder specializing in residential remodel, I am engaged by hundreds of potential clients each year. Because of such huge demand and a shortage of qualified remodelers, contractors must be very tactical about what jobs they pursue. There’s just not … read more

Design Trends 2024
Design|Build

Design Trends in 2024

Advice from West Sound Design Experts

Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss some of the hottest design trends. In 2024, expect to see natural-looking finishes, natural materials like wood, and more recycled and upcycled choices for the environmentally conscious. Comfort is the key for … read more

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