Northwest Green Home Tour: May 4-5, 2019

Northwest Green Home Tour: May 4-5, 2019

We are excited to announce that Mighty House Construction will be featuring TWO projects on this year’s Northwest Green Home Tour.  Join us for the  event of the year and a chance to tour sustainably built homes and businesses all over the Seattle AreaGet inspired by projects in all shades of green, from backyard cottages and kitchen remodels to new homes built with cutting-edge green features. You’ll see and learn first-hand how your neighbors are generating their own electricity with solar panels, lowering their energy bills with insulation, and creating healthier home environments for their families with better building materials and systems. Learn from experts and really understand “what makes it green” on this educational tour. Mighty House will have one project open Saturday, and one project open Sunday. Check them out below!

Join us May 4 and 5, 2019 from 11 AM to 5 PM

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West Side Second Story Addition

OPEN SATURDAY ONLY – A typical 1940s war box home,  has gotten just a little too cramped for this family.  Designed by Leo Smith Architect, this West Side Second Story will add a dining room off the kitchen on the backside of the house with a 2nd-floor master suite above. Currently IN PROGRESS, this is a great opportunity to see behind the walls and the sheetrock stage of the addition. This project features advanced insulation, healthy materials and infrared radiant heat. See how this family is gaining just enough square footage, with minimal scope creep, plus a stellar view of tree canopy and the Puget Sound! Read more here.

Love Your Family, Love Your Kitchen Remodel

OPEN SUNDAY ONLY – The kitchen of this 1925 Ballard home was well-used, worn out and and in need of some serious love and upgrades. Mighty House Construction and Entero Design to the rescue! The existing kitchen layout was semi-functional but not super-functional, so Entero recommended acquiring the back porch space into the kitchen. This allows for increased storage, better all around functionality, and a space for the family to gather together.  Read more about this project here.

Join us May 4 and 5, 2019 from 11 AM to 5 PM | Get Tickets Here!

Love Your Kitchen, Love Your Family Remodel

Love Your Kitchen, Love Your Family Remodel

Join us for a chance to tour this beautiful kitchen remodel in Ballard

May 5, 2019 on the the Northwest Green Home Tour! 

The Kitchen of this 1925 Ballard home was well-used, worn out and in ned of some serious love and upgrades. Mighty House Construction and Entero Design to the rescue! The existing kitchen layout was semi-funtional, so Entero recommended acquiring the back porch space into the kitchen. This allows for increased storage, better all around functionality, and a space for the family to gather together. 

Site and materials impact was minimized by keeping the project within the existing footprint of the kitchen and home’s structure. We added a sitting peninsula to create space for comfortable togetherness. The existing back stairs and doors were all reused, and where new windows were installed we patched in replica siding instead of replacing it with new. 

The eye-catching flooring is natural Marmoleum, that is long lasting, anti-microbial and made with non-toxic materials. We installed new Paperstone countertops, wich are made from compressed recycled paper. The custom tile backsplash, let’s the homeowners artful tastes shine was supplied by Bedrock Industries, a local company that makes tile from recycled glass. Canyon Creek Cabinet Company is also locally produced and free of VOC’s. All of the mechanical illumination comes from LED overhead lights and under-cabinet lighting supplied by Northwest LED

An easy “While You’re Here” project was added on mid-project to replace an old, dysfunctional and inefficient heater with BioSmart Infraredd Radiant Wall Heater from Mighty Energy Solutions

 

West Side Second Story Addition

West Side Second Story Addition

Join us for a chance to tour what’s behind this West Side War-Box

May 4-5, 2019 on the the Northwest Green Home Tour! 

A typical West side war-box gets a Mighty Second Story! This addition is still underway – so it’s an exciting chance to see the “inside the walls” stage of the project. 

This family was living happily in their 1940’s war box home, but as they grow they are finding that their compact home was just a little too cramped. The West Side Second Story Addition was designed by Leo Smith Architect with the goal increasing square footage while preserving the first-floor bedrooms and bathrooms. Adding a dining room off the kitchen on the backside of the house with a 2nd-floor master suite, became the ideal solution; adding just enough square footage and gaining some stellar views of tree canopy and the Puget Sound in the process. 

475 High Performance Building Supply provided a modified Smart Wall System including cellulose insulation and smart vapor barriers provides a highly efficient envelope. “Glavel” – a recycled glass material – insulates below the foundation. Instead of replacing the flooring, the existing wood will be re-finished and added onto for a seamless flow. We also worked to minimize scope and cost creep by maintaining the existing kitchen mostly as-is. 

Infrared radiant ceiling panels by Mighty Energy Solutions provide an efficient and cozy heat source throughout the addition. Hardie siding and Borel trim make for a super durable exterior. The existing deck of the home was recycled. The addition’s finishes will include a repurpose antique furniture for the master bath vanity, LED lighting throughout, VOC-free interior paints, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. 

IN PROGRESS – stay tuned for more photos!

Happy 10th Anniversary to Mighty House Construction!

Happy 10th Anniversary to Mighty House Construction!

We can’t believe a whole decade has passed! 
This picture was taken just about six months after the company started; the *wondertwins* were in preschool and are now in 7th grade! 
 
We are endlessly grateful to all our customers that allow us to shine and our trades partners that help us do so. As would be expected, the number of ebbs and flows the company has endured and enjoyed is extensive. Though the one constant force has been and continues to be our unyielding dedication to bringing solutions that result in happier, healthier, more sustainable homes. Doug, Laura, and the whole Mighty House team look forward to the next 10 years of creating small and large shifts that improve how families live, play, and grow in their home. Cheers!

Salvaged Cabinets 101 Workshop: 3/9

Salvaged Cabinets 101 Workshop: 3/9

Join us for a FREE Workshop on Saturday March 9 from 11-12:30 PM at Second Use Building Materials in SODO! Cabinets are one of our favorite things to salvage and our very own Doug will be teaching the ins and outs of how to shop for them, prevent common installation mistakes, identify the different types and parts of cabinets, and determine what type are the best fit for your project.

Salvaged cabinets are one of the most popular ways to incorporate reclaimed materials into a remodel. Like most salvaged material, working with salvaged cabinets presents many rewards, as well as a few challenges.

 RSVP here or to maryanne@seconduse.com