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.

Diggin’ it in West Seattle

Model Remodel’s latest new construction project is located on a challenging site that requires removing 1800 cubic yards of soil from a very steep slope.  (The excavated soil is being repurposed on several nearby residential projects.) Surrounding the home on three sides will be a 25 foot tall, steel and timber beam retaining wall with

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Laurelhurst Vintage Classic Remodel

This young family wanted their first home to reflect their values and family-focused lifestyle.  The new design celebrated the character of the home’s original 1920’s era, yet improved functionality and livability with efficient space planning and sustainable finishes. We worked closely with the project’s outstanding architect, Carol Sundstrom, AIA, Rom Architecture Studio, and enthusiastic clients

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The Bullitt Center: Encountering Innovation

The Bullit Center: Encountering Innovation Last week, several members of the MRM team toured the amazing Bullitt Center, the first commercial Living Building in the country, located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The building was developed by the Bullitt Foundation and will serve as its new global headquarters.  The building is designed by Miller Hull, a

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Universal Design and ADUs

Announcing New Ballard Project: Universal Design and ADUs A new approach in senior housing We’re starting an inspiring new project in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood – a backyard cottage that will support the family’s aging parent – where he can live both independently and securely just a stone’s throw away. Led by architect Sheri Newbold of

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More Recognition for Model Remodel!

King County Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year Finalist Our company’s latest recognition is for “the small business that has achieved excellence in the creation and implementation of sustainable business practices including waste and recycling programs, water stewardship, energy management, efficiency in the built environment, or any other significant effort designed to limit the way

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Eastside Harvest House Scores High with Deep Green

Eastside Harvest House Scores High with Deep Green Conceived and built to achieve the highest point value for any Built Green 5 Stars and LEED for Homes Platinum project to date, the Eastside Harvest House is one of the most sustainably innovative, single-family residences in the region. Completed in May 2012, the home is designed

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Model Remodel Honored at MBA’s REX Awards

Model Remodel Honored at MBA’s 2012 REX Awards This year Model Remodel was honored for one of its completed Laurelhurst projects at the 2012 Remodeling Excellence Awards (REX) competition. They won the Major Remodel Excellence award in the category Residential Major Remodel Whole House/Rebuild – $300,000 to $400,000. The annual competition and award ceremony, held

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MRM Interviewed for Remodeling Expertise

On May 29th, Model Remodel’s Jason Legat and Walter Goodwin were interviewed on KKNW’s Brasheconomics talk radio show. The show focuses on trends in real estate, mortgages, finance and the local economy.  Radio host Ben Brasher selected Jason and Walter because of their industry expertise, reputation and engaging personalities. Both Ben and producer Heather Moore

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