Saturday, January 31, 2015

How to Care for Gutters and Downspouts

January 24, 2015 Guest Post


When it comes to home improvement and house care projects, gutter and downspout care is often overlooked. That shouldn’t be surprising; cleaning your gutters is not exactly the most glamorous job, and well-maintained gutters aren’t something your neighbors and friends will compliment you on the way they will with your pretty lawn, fresh paint job, or new walkway. Still, despite the fact that cleaning your gutters and downspouts is easily forgotten, it is an important job for any home owner or resident intent on keeping their house in proper condition. Read more…

These Are the People You Don’t Want in Your New Room

Guest Post


When you’ve gone through the process of redesigning one of your rooms and having renovations done, you will no doubt be highly excited and pleased by the outcome and want to show as many people as possible how great your property now looks.

But while you’ll be understandably excited, it’s very important that you think carefully about who you want to show your rooms right away. Some people can be a bit of a hazard when it comes to properties, and are probably better off kept at a safe distance…

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Toorak Residence by Eckersley Garden Architecture

January 23, 2015 Single Residential


Toorak Residence was designed by Eckersley Garden Architecture, with garden that divided into two halves and visible through large north facing windows. Large sliding glass doors of the kitchen and living spaces open to an outdoor dining area at the high end of the site. This undercover section provides the family with a large entertaining space and built in cooking facilities with plenty of storage.

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Toorak Residence by Eckersley Garden Architecture
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Toorak Residence by Eckersley Garden Architecture
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Lake Washington Blvd House Modified by Lane Williams Architects

Contemporary House Design


Designed by Seattle architect Lionel Pries in 1950, the original plan of this home has been only slightly modified to create larger kitchen and master bath areas and a downstairs recreation space. The entire home was updated with new finishes and fixtures, and a freestanding carport was added. Modified by Lane Williams Architects.

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Lake Washington Blvd House Modified by Lane Williams Architects
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5 Great Deck Designs

January 22, 2015 Guest Post


Often overlooked, a deck is one of the most important facets of a home. People do myriad things on their deck: they drink their coffee while reading the paper, eat meals, host parties and BBQs, have receptions, teach their kids how to ride bikes, and so on, and so forth. As such, designing the right deck for you is important. Every deck provides different benefits, and each deck has a different visual appeal. How you should design your deck depends on what you want out of the deck, and what pleases you aesthetically. Read more…


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