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.

Views for Days at Tall Alki Home

At the end of last year, Model Remodel was busy digging away a lonely hill in Alki that would soon be the site of an all-new home. You may have seen the blog post, “Digging it in West Seattle.” The homeowner had the foresight to envision a towering home with panoramic views that stretched across

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Model Remodel Wins Three REX Awards!

Model Remodel is extremely proud to announce that we have won three Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards through the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County! That’s two more than last year. The awards include Green Remodeling Excellence, for the company’s Remarkable Laurelhurst Remodel, with the help of CAST Architecture Major Remodel Excellence in a

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Ada’s Bookstore New Retail Project Advances

Ada’s Technical Bookstore and Café New Retail Location Project Advances Work continues as Model Remodel is busy with Ada’s Technical Bookstore and Café’s new expanded location on 15th Avenue East in Capitol Hill. Matt Everett, Project Supervisor, says he is enjoying the challenges of a small, unique job site nestled in the heart of this

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Backyard Cottages – A Growing Trend

Backyard Cottages – A Growing Trend Backyard cottages continue to gain in popularity and we’ve seen many municipalities changing their ordinances to allow for these freestanding structures. Model Remodel just completed a Built Green 3 Star certified backyard cottage project in Seattle’s vibrant Ballard neighborhood. A backyard cottage offers a variety of uses: o Separate

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Green Home Tour This Saturday

Get your walking shoes, bike helmet or carpool ready because the Green Home Tour is this Saturday. Join us this Saturday, April 27th from 11a.m. – 5 p.m. for the 3rd Annual NW Green Home Tour. Take the free self-guided home tour and check out the project descriptions on-line. Pick up a Natural Awakenings magazine (available

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It’s Always Time for Play at Portage Bay

We’re not sure who had more fun during the transformation of this family’s under-utilized basement into a whimsical, action-packed playroom – Model Remodel or the home’s pint-sized inhabitants.  When Seattle’s weather turns gray, cold and wet, this is the best spot in the house, and the neighborhood kids know it, too.  Climbing structures, basketball hoop,

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Building Community at Ada’s New Location

Building Community at the new Ada’s Technical Books and Café on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Plans are moving along on one of Model Remodel’s newest mixed-use projects – Ada’s Technical Books and Café located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The project includes deconstruction and salvage operations, adaptive reuse of the existing space, as well as

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MRM Named Best Green Blogger Nominee

The 2013 JDR Industry Blogger Awards have been announced, and just look who’s been nominated Best Blogger in the Green category! With Model Remodel’s experience, portfolio of certified green projects and company-wide eco-friendly practices, it’s no wonder someone noticed. Our highly regarded blog includes information about our remodeling and new construction projects and connects readers

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