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Working with contractors

By Eva Conner | April 16, 2022

WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS Save your sanity Hiring and managing contractors and sub-contractors for home remodel work can be intense; there is an overwhelming amount of choice, then hundreds of small decisions as projects progress and present challenges. The trick to staying grounded throughout? Make a plan ahead of time-but then be ready to flex. My […]

Launching a Remodel

By Eva Conner | November 8, 2021

COUNTERS & FAUCETS & FRIDGES, OH MY! I made a Pinterest board (see above, I’m not afraid to be hipster basic), which most contractors and designers say is the best place to start collecting inspiration and creating a cohesive vision. I created a rough budget ($10-12k) after talking with friends, colleagues, and inspectors, and reading […]

All about that egress

By Eva Conner | October 5, 2021

THE WAY OUT Code requirements for egress An egress window is large enough for entry or exit in case of an emergency. If you’re finishing a basement or adding a bedroom, you may want to take into account the building code for both safety and resale value. Does that mean a basement bedroom without an “egress-able” window […]

Ten simple ways to increase curb appeal

By Eva Conner | July 6, 2021

You’ve seen lists of easy upgrades in magazines and good ol’ HGTV. But there are some accessible tips and tricks specific to the Seattle market that you should know, whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or just want to spruce it up without breaking the bank! My top 10 curb appeal tricks: Add […]

Holiday lighting

By Eva Conner | November 23, 2020

LIGHT HELP Don’t @ me for jumping the holiday gun… No, I’m not ready for Christmas music, Hanukkah latkes, or consumer mania-but I know it’s right around the corner. Frankly, Grant & I are thinking of putting up LED lights outside that can stay up all year round and turn whatever color we like for […]

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Own-to-Rent

By Eva Conner

Rather than the typical “move-up” buyer of the past, who sold their previous home upon buying a larger one, these days many Seattle-ites [who can afford it] are instead turning their first home into a rental. There’s a LOT to keep in mind, however, when making the change—including regulations on short-term rentals, the city’s RRIO program, and current […]

Seasonal Maintenance – Fall 2022

By Eva Conner | September 16, 2022

We’re back after a bit of a break-and, at your request, consolidating into seasonal maintenance reminders so you can tackle it in one big transition push! This Fall, it’s all about relatively easy indoor tasks that have a big impact on comfort and quality of life. So don’t delay… PRO RECOMMENDATIONS HVAC SERVICE Innovative Comfort […]

Monthly Maintenance – April 2022

By Eva Conner | April 5, 2022

Sun! No, rain & hail! Wait, sun again! Yes, April in Seattle is…an adventure. But if you can catch a weather break, get cracking on those small outdoor tasks/checks that will keep your home from hiding bigger issues down the line. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE Terra Nova Landscaping – call Susan Iconic Landscaping […]

Monthly Maintenance – March 2022

By Eva Conner | March 1, 2022

It’s Spring! Let’s get moving on a few safety items, then head outside. Regular tasks like changing furnace filters and cleaning your gutters aren’t exactly exciting, but if you do them regularly, you’ll save yourself a bundle of money by extending the life of your systems. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS   ELECTRICIANS Bowie Electric – 206-789-6500 Konsker […]

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Working with contractors

April 16, 2022

WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS Save your sanity Hiring and managing contractors and sub-contractors for home remodel work can be intense; there is an overwhelming amount of choice, then hundreds of small decisions as projects progress and present challenges. The trick to staying grounded throughout? Make a plan ahead of time-but then be ready to flex. My […]

Launching a Remodel

November 8, 2021

COUNTERS & FAUCETS & FRIDGES, OH MY! I made a Pinterest board (see above, I’m not afraid to be hipster basic), which most contractors and designers say is the best place to start collecting inspiration and creating a cohesive vision. I created a rough budget ($10-12k) after talking with friends, colleagues, and inspectors, and reading […]

All about that egress

October 5, 2021

THE WAY OUT Code requirements for egress An egress window is large enough for entry or exit in case of an emergency. If you’re finishing a basement or adding a bedroom, you may want to take into account the building code for both safety and resale value. Does that mean a basement bedroom without an “egress-able” window […]

Own-to-Rent

November 16, 2021

Rather than the typical “move-up” buyer of the past, who sold their previous home upon buying a larger one, these days many Seattle-ites [who can afford it] are instead turning their first home into a rental. There’s a LOT to keep in mind, however, when making the change—including regulations on short-term rentals, the city’s RRIO program, and current […]

Seasonal Maintenance – Fall 2022

September 16, 2022

We’re back after a bit of a break-and, at your request, consolidating into seasonal maintenance reminders so you can tackle it in one big transition push! This Fall, it’s all about relatively easy indoor tasks that have a big impact on comfort and quality of life. So don’t delay… PRO RECOMMENDATIONS HVAC SERVICE Innovative Comfort […]

Monthly Maintenance – April 2022

April 5, 2022

Sun! No, rain & hail! Wait, sun again! Yes, April in Seattle is…an adventure. But if you can catch a weather break, get cracking on those small outdoor tasks/checks that will keep your home from hiding bigger issues down the line. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE Terra Nova Landscaping – call Susan Iconic Landscaping […]

Monthly Maintenance – March 2022

March 1, 2022

It’s Spring! Let’s get moving on a few safety items, then head outside. Regular tasks like changing furnace filters and cleaning your gutters aren’t exactly exciting, but if you do them regularly, you’ll save yourself a bundle of money by extending the life of your systems. PRO RECOMMENDATIONS   ELECTRICIANS Bowie Electric – 206-789-6500 Konsker […]

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