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This kitchen and bathroom remodel was completed for a couple in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The couple has lived in the house for years and had been planning to update the original kitchen and bathroom. The goals included … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 11-5pm for the Northwest Green Home Tour. H2D Architecture + Design’s Backyard Artist’s studio is featured on the tour. The studio is located in the quiet north Seattle neighborhood of Broadview at 11509 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133.
Green features include: Built Green Certification, Rain screen siding assembly, salvaged materials, recycled content tile, zero voc paints, and much more.
More information about the tour and a listing of the other locations on the tour, can be found at: https://www.ecobuilding.org/guild-chapters/seattle/green-home-tour The tour is free and open to the public.
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Join us at the PNA Home and Remodel Fair this Sunday, January 27th.
When: 10am to 4pm.
Where: Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
What: Architects, Builders, material suppliers and other related to home remodeling will be available to meet with homeowners to discuss their remodel and construction projects. Stop by H2D Architecture + Design’s booth to discuss your remodel and construction project! Bring a napkin sketch or your questions about the design and construction process.
Learn more at the website…
Thanks to all our clients, builders, friends, and family for your support this year. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2013!
When taking on a remodel, addition, or new construction project, many owners are unsure where to begin. Often times, the first step that the owner takes is to call a builder to get a quote for the work. The builder may then ask if the owner has a design for them to bid and build from. If the answer is ‘no’, this is where the architect comes into the picture. An architect can provide a wide range of services to their clients including space planning and design, code research and compliance, energy efficient construction, material selection, permitting, bid negotiation, and construction observation among many others.
At first glance at the architect’s fees, it may feel like you are paying a lot for just a few plans and visit to the building department. Instead, you are paying for years of training, expertise, and experience for an architect to help bring your vision into reality. The time spent working with the architect may also help you to avoid expensive mistakes during construction by working out the kinks through design, layout, and detail on paper prior to starting construction. Over the course of the design process, the architect and owner will pore over the design in painstaking detail until the drawings contain enough information for the builder to take the plans and build the project. During the design process, the architect will help with suggesting materials and construction methods that may suit your budget or help with ideas for creating an energy efficient home which can save thousands over the years. The design costs of roughly 5-18% of construction costs are a relatively small percentage compared to the added value that good design can achieve. A beautiful, creatively designed space alone will maintain premium value for the long term.
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Currently under construction:
We are working on a project in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The project involves digging out for a Smart Car garage under the front of the house and rebuilding the masonry front porch in the historic style of the home. Secondly, we have designed a new kitchen addition to the rear of the house with a full basement below. The construction process is tricky, working carefully around the two story load bearing masonry structure.
Keep watch for progress photos during the construction process!
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This chic, artsy remodel in Lake Forest Park was a fun project for H2D Architecture + Design. The family had their eye on this foreclosed home for almost two years before they were finally able to close the deal. The home had been vacant for quite a while, so lots of tender loving care was necessary to make the home comfortable. The main focus of the project was to open up the main floor to create a great room and central kitchen.
Countertops: Cambria Quartz
Floors: Marmoleum, Tile and Hardwood
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