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DADU! Creating a Backyard Cottage class at Phinney Center May 26th 7pm Room 3

DADUs!!!! Ever wanted to learn more about Detached and Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs)? Well, now you can! Come to our class on Thursday, May 26th from 7-9pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Community Center Room #3 to learn about DADUs.  Please register here.

This is an expanded class on the why, what, where, which and how of creating a backyard cottage.

Plus, are your neighbors also thinking of building a DADU? Does it make sense to collaborate with your neighbors to create an economy of scale? Bring them along.

Even more–what about changes to the Seattle Land Use code? What’s happening now?

Bring your address, property dimensions and if possible your sewer card. Bring a note pad and several colors of pens.     See you there!

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Materials of Interest: Porcelain Tile

Sheri and the architects at live-work-play are seeing an increased interest from their clients in trend-setting porcelain tile. They are incorporating this material into many of their home and remodel designs.

Porcelain is denser, more porous and a sturdier option that offers greater stain and water resistance than ceramic tile. It’s strong, durable, and resists scratches and chips; a great option for families with young kids and pets. Designs are endless and can take on the look of granite, wood, leather and even fabric. Clients are using it in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, laundry rooms and counter tops with unanimous success.

Porcelain is easy to care for, AND a big plus, it is well-suited for radiant in-floor heating. Who doesn’t want a warm, toasty bathroom floor when you get up in the morning?

Call the professionals at live-work-play and find out how a beautiful porcelain design could add comfort, functionality and an artistic touch to your addition or remodel.

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Come by the Phinney Center Home Design and Remodel Fair


The Phinney Home Design & Remodel Fair will be held Sunday, January 31.   Please stop by Room 6 to say hello!!

This year’s theme, “Smaller Living, Larger Life,” will focus on ideas for living in a smaller footprint, simplifying, expanding outdoor living space or converting part of a home for a multi-generational household. Sheri Newbold, owner of live-work-play, will be a featured speaker. Her presentation, Creating a Backyard Cottage, begins at 12:50 p.m. Topics include:

– What to think about: goals and values for your Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) (Read live-work-play’s informative blog post on Backyard Cottages here.)
– What to do to get started: does your property meet initial requirements (such as area) and talking about your project with architects and contractors.
– Plus, a brief discussion on potential code changes that may make it easier to create your backyard cottage.

The Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and showcases a selection of over 70 local exhibitors including general and specialty contractors, suppliers, designers, landscape professionals, nonprofit groups and permitting agencies. Check the Fair website for a full schedule of presentations.

Tickets are just $4 for PNA Members and $6 for General Public. Children under 12 are free and tickets are only available at the door. The Phinney Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.

Looking forward to seeing you at Sheri’s presentation, or stop by room 6 to chat with us at live-work-play.

The proceeds from the Home Fair benefit PNA’s Well Home Program, which provides extensive resources for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, including a Tool Library, education classes and hand-on workshops, a resource library, referrals, and a monthly Fixers Collective.

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