The Future of Sustainable Building: Built Green Conference 2016

On Tuesday, several members from the Model Remodel team attended the Built Green Conference held at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA. We send a few members to every green building conference each year so that we can stay current on trends and remain an active part of the discussion on the future of sustainable building. As Leah

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Columbia City Backyard Cottage

Location: Columbia City Type: Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Year Built: 2016 Building Recap: Detached office and guest house built in the backyard Considerations: Sustainability, multi-purpose usability, maximizing square footage The DADU is a building by many names: backyard cottage, mother-in-law unit or carriage house are also widely used. This backyard cottage in Seattle’s Columbia City

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Going up! House Lifting 101

No, we’re not talking about a Disney movie—homes can actually be lifted using manpower and modern technology, as opposed to balloons. It’s actually a fairly common endeavor for homeowners looking to remodel. Typical reasons for house lifting include: repairing the foundation, basement remodeling or protecting against water damage. Last week, we lifted—with the lead of

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