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Does Your Budget Match Your Goals, Values and Dreams?


Design projects ultimately require money; not only for design, but also for construction. One of the first questions an architect is asked is “How much will it cost?” The underlying questions: How much are the design fees? And, how much will the total cost of the project be? The most precise answer is “it depends.” [...]

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Staying in Place – Aging in Place

•    We want to live in our home forever! •    We never want to move again! •    What can we do to stay in our home as we age? We hear these comments and questions often at live-work-play.  We’ve seen and heard from multiple sources that the next housing crisis is, in fact, that aging [...]

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Navigating the Backyard Cottage (DADU)

You may have heard quite a bit lately about the need for more housing in the Seattle area and we are seeing a plethora of new hi-rises under construction on both sides of the lake. Many residents are thinking about adding housing units to their properties for a variety of reasons. We talked a bit [...]

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