Remodeling Resources

Explore remodeling advice, trends and inspiration from the Model Remodel team. Whether you’re embarking on a full remodel or making a quick update your space, there’s something for every homeowner. We want you to love where you live.

Saving Space with a Murphy Bed

As Seattle becomes a more and more dense city, and people are living in homes of all shapes and sizes, space-saving solutions are of the essence. Twice as of recent, clients have brought a fun idea to the table, no pun intended. The Murphy bed has been a great option for clients, for both functionality

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Redmond Revamp

Between some nagging leaks in doors and windows and the wish for a new kitchen, this Redmond couple decided it was time for a revamp of their space. Coates Design thought up and drew plans that were as beautiful as they were functional, and the result is a total makeover. Half the remodel targeted the

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Model Remodel Scores a Record Four REX Awards

Model Remodel is on cloud nine after winning a personal record of four Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards from the Master Builders Association. The company was so proud to represent at the ceremony the architects, clients, subs and of course crew, who all brought the project together. Model Remodel’s awards for the night included Green Remodeling

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Fremont Houseboat

Working on a houseboat had some unique and frankly funny challenges, from the Crew developing sea legs to the guys adjusting to make fixtures level in a rocking space. The men often joked that working under the houseboat’s low ceilings was like being on the set of “Being John Malkovich.” To read more about the

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Montlake Light and Bright Basement

This young couple was running out of space in their home after the birth of their son. They loved the house and the neighborhood and decided to renovate rather than relocate. The home’s existing basement presented the perfect opportunity to capitalize on an already-existing space. Model Remodel’s in-house designer turned what was an unwelcoming raw

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More Recognition for Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe

Book and coffee lovers keep pouring into Ada’s Technical Books and Café for its wonderful atmosphere. However, customers aren’t the only ones giving Ada’s attention. The bookstore and café has now garnered recognition from a number of sources near and far. Ada’s on May 13 received honors at the Historic Seattle Preservation Awards in the

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Working on a Houseboat

The Model Remodel Crew for the last two months has been working on a somewhat unusual, albeit quintessentially Seattle, project—a houseboat on the Northwest side of Lake Union. The Crew is remodeling in the master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, basement and sleeping loft, and the work includes replacing plumbing fixtures, changing out countertops, installing bamboo floors,

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Model Remodel in 425 Magazine

Pick up the spring issue of 425 Magazine and turn to the Luxury Living section, and you will see three Model Remodel projects in print. They are the winners of the Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County. The awards and consequent magazine clips include Green Remodeling Excellence,

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