Home design

This Futuristic Home Elevator is a Washington First

Who needs stairs? Joan Krajewski’s pneumatic elevator takes home design to a new level.

The pneumatic elevator offers clear visibility

Max Rose

Make a Statement in Your Home With These Stylish, Washington Barnwood Doors

Barn doors come gliding in from Gig Harbor.

Don Rees is your sliding-door man. Founder of Real Carriage Door Company (Gig Harbor, 9803 44th Ave. NW; 253.853.3815), he’s been in the home-building business for more than 30 years and has a knack for constructing impressive entrances. In today’s door world, reclaimed barnwood is the new black; some doors even come with a certificate…

Nia Martin

Now This is How You Do a Backyard in Seattle

A remodel turns a backyard from lackluster into the life of the party.

Previously enclosed, the outside covered deck now blends seamlessly into the overall backyard design.

Sheila Cain

This Modern Backyard ‘Cabin’ is an Urban Oasis in Green Lake

Good things really do come in small packages.

Concrete floors line the kitchen/living area in this 620-square-foot detatched accessory dwelling unit (DADU) that looks out onto its own private yard.

Niki Stojnic

These New Grown-Up Dormitories Are One Way to Beat the Seattle Freeze

The unique dwelling arrangements can help neighbors connect to form a community.

Continuous balconies at Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing allow for plenty of interaction between neighbors

Stephen Strom

Lake Forest Park Couple Shows How Gorgeous Slow, DIY Remodels Can Be

Mid-century modern meets Japanese design in this open-plan kitchen and dining space.

Black walls link the kitchen and dining room, referencing the charred wood finishing technique found on Japanese structures

Nia Martin

Seattle’s Parents of the Year Turn Garage Into Cool Playhouse for Kids

An active Seattle family encourages creative and athletic play by transforming a garage into a multipurpose gym-style pavilion.

Sure beats a pillow fort.

Houzz

The Danish Know How to Rock a Spectacular Summer House

This Danish-inspired Hood Canal getaway offers year-round relaxation.

A phalanx of French doors line the main living space, opening out onto the woods and Hood Canal.

Maria Dolan

Seattle Craftsman House Gets a Gorgeous Kitchen Makeover

How one family opened up and aired out their Seattle Craftsman home.

Seattle Craftsman home gets a kitchen makeover.

Jeannie Matteucci, Houzz