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  • On those chilly Seattle mornings, heated floors are worth the hype
    If you’ve ever felt the warmth of a heated floor on a cold, rainy Seattle day, then you know it makes a big difference in your comfort level. There are few people who wouldn’t appreciate the added warmth in their home during cooler months, especially when they learn that heated floors are relatively energy-efficient. If you’re considering a new home, the cost of adding in-floor heating to a single-room remodel is a relatively inexpensive upgrade, given the immense satisfaction that comes along with it.
  • A major remodel requires the right pro — and lots of patience

    How long does a major remodel take from start to finish?

    In Seattle, whole-house remodels can take a year or more.
    Whether you want to renovate a home you just purchased or one you’ve lived in for decades, you may be shocked to find out just how long it takes. To make the process faster and easier, let’s break it all down.

  • Improving accessibility will help older homeowners age in place
    As we age, the seemingly simple tasks we once took for granted can become much more trying. But there are changes you can make to your home’s kitchen and bathrooms that will make them more manageable to your parents and allow you to stay there longer as you get older.
  • After the blizzard
    It was beautiful. Characteristically, the city turned the event into a party It will be interesting to see if there is a spike in births come next November. My nephew, who was staying with me, ever the organized, well prepared soldier, rushed to the grocery store to stock up. The place was mobbed.
  • Is repairing an appliance on the fritz worth the effort?
    Your washer is leaking, food in the freezer is thawing, the clothes in the dryer are damp, and the oven refuses to bake. When should you replace an appliance?
    Some of my older home appliances, such as my washer, dryer, and kitchen appliances, aren’t working as efficiently as they used to. How do I determine when it’s time to replace an appliance?
    
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  • On those chilly Seattle mornings, heated floors are worth the hype
    If you’ve ever felt the warmth of a heated floor on a cold, rainy Seattle day, then you know it makes a big difference in your comfort level. There are few people who wouldn’t appreciate the added warmth in their home during cooler months, especially when they learn that heated floors are relatively energy-efficient. If you’re considering a new home, the cost of adding in-floor heating to a single-room remodel is a relatively inexpensive upgrade, given the immense satisfaction that comes along with it.
  • Improving accessibility will help older homeowners age in place
    As we age, the seemingly simple tasks we once took for granted can become much more trying. But there are changes you can make to your home’s kitchen and bathrooms that will make them more manageable to your parents and allow you to stay there longer as you get older.
  • Is repairing an appliance on the fritz worth the effort?
    Your washer is leaking, food in the freezer is thawing, the clothes in the dryer are damp, and the oven refuses to bake. When should you replace an appliance?
    Some of my older home appliances, such as my washer, dryer, and kitchen appliances, aren’t working as efficiently as they used to. How do I determine when it’s time to replace an appliance?
  • Your Home is Your Castle: How to Protect it Through the Years
    (StatePoint) For many people, owning a home is the American dream, and the single biggest financial investment they will ever make. With the stakes so high, in addition to picking out the perfect property, it’s critical to have the right insurance.
  • Seattle Public Utilities is accepting applications through March 22 for the Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant, which funds community-based waste-prevention projects.
    The grant program aims to support communities and innovation around waste prevention and increase access to benefits and opportunities to reduce waste.
  • Ridwell offers Seattle a fourth bin

    Service collects miscellaneous items for repurposing, recycling.

    While many people are looking around their homes for things to get rid of that just don’t spark joy, Ridwell founder Ryan Metzger hopes people will use his service to make sure those items don’t simply wind up in a landfill. Ridwell grew out of a project Metzger started with his 7-year-old son Owen, first to get rid of some batteries.

  • Why prepare for a disaster?
    I confess: it took me a while to embrace the idea that our household should have supplies and a plan in place in case of an emergency.
  • Home and Garden Improvements That Will Benefit Local Wildlife
    (StatePoint) When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your property.
    Here are a few important steps you can take.
  • A major remodel requires the right pro — and lots of patience

    How long does a major remodel take from start to finish?

    In Seattle, whole-house remodels can take a year or more.
    Whether you want to renovate a home you just purchased or one you’ve lived in for decades, you may be shocked to find out just how long it takes. To make the process faster and easier, let’s break it all down.

  • After the blizzard
    It was beautiful. Characteristically, the city turned the event into a party It will be interesting to see if there is a spike in births come next November. My nephew, who was staying with me, ever the organized, well prepared soldier, rushed to the grocery store to stock up. The place was mobbed.
  • Montlake Market preservation plan emerges

    Contractor works out preliminary design for SR 520 project that could spare neighborhood grocer

    It will take longer and cost more money to save Montlake Market during construction of the Montlake phase of the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement Project, but residents at a January WSDOT meeting remained steadfast in their desire to keep their small neighborhood grocer.

  • Revising the Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan
    Updated legislation comes out this month ahead of council consideration

    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has released her draft plan for redeveloping the Fort Lawton site on Magnolia Bluff with affordable housing and added parks space.


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