Union Stables Case Study

Built in 1909, the 63,768-square-foot, four-story heavy-timber and masonry building stood silent for decades, tantalizing Ed Weinstein, FAIA, with a wealth of adaptive reuse possibilities to revive this landmark near Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Over the years, the building had served as a parking garage, auto body shop, and furniture warehouse. Today Union Stables shines as …

Mixing Window Finishes For a Barely-There Look

The new design rules are that there are no rules, even when it comes to painting your window sash and frame in contrasting colors. Whether you’re going through the window replacement process, remodeling your home or building anew, there are endless options when it comes to how to paint, stain or finish the items in …

A Contemporary Do-Over for a Rotting Window Replacement Job

In the latest series of videos on Build with Matt Risinger, Austin-based builder Matt Risinger works on a stucco and stone house with a major rot problem. Un-clad wood windows were installed facing West towards storms and an unruly sprinkler system, meaning lots of moisture exposure. When paired with poor installation, constant moisture exposure led …

What’s Your Replacement Window Type?

Windows can crank, lift, glide, tilt and turn, move up, down and sideways. For homeowners who need to replace windows in their home, it can seem that options for the look and functionality to replace your old windows are endless. The type of product you choose and how it operates will help you determine the …

Family friendly home improvements to consider this year

Consider switching it up and converting your office room into another bedroom, or even a play room for your children where they can store toys, clothes and games consoles. Before it gets too cold, though, theres just enough time to make some changes to your garden add a new set of tables and chairs, do …

Integrity Names 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Award Winners

Integrity Windows and Doors has named the winners of its 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Awards, an annual competition that honors exceptional work by licensed builders, remodelers and architects who use Integrity windows and doors in their projects. “This year’s winning projects ranged from coastal homes to a modern farmhouse and illustrated the wide range of …

How to Choose A Front Door Color

Perhaps a sunny yellow one at a friend’s house makes you feel especially welcome at a cottage-style home. Or, that bright red front door on a neighbor’s house lends trend-forward detail to an updated ranch. Whatever the case, a well-chosen front door color makes an immediate impact, complementing a home’s style and improving curb appeal. …

The Modern Bucolic

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency. Architect Greg Wiedemann, who completed the project with his firm Wiedemann Architects, describes the house as “a modern interpretation of the traditional white clapboard farmhouse and red barn that populate the neighboring countryside.” In his take on the old standard, he …

Windows That Expose Your Bathroom To Light Without Exposing You

Windows offer up a practical and, depending on the size of the project, budget-friendly way to add attractiveness and extra light to your bathroom. See several window ideas that’ll expose your bathroom to light without exposing you. Are you ready to install new windows in your bathroom? Contact a pro today and get up to …

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

We may have year-round pool weather here, but building your dream pool might leave you underwater – they’re usually home reno money pits. Instead, here are the best fix-ups that almost always increase your home’s value. You might miss this focal point since, well, it’s hiding in plain sight. Front Door A replacement door, or …