Doors + Windows 101 Workshop: 5/11

Doors + Windows 101 Workshop: 5/11

Join us on Saturday May 11 from 11-12:30 PM at Second Use Building Materials in SODO! Doug Elfline of Mighty House Construction will guide you in assessing your window and door projects to see if using salvaged materials is an option, demonstrate how to choose appropriate salvaged windows and doors, and share tips for proper installation and maintenance.

This event is TOTALLY FREE but we request that you RSVP. Please RSVP to maryanne@seconduse.com at your earliest convenience to reserve your spot!

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! 

This family was unhappy with the layout of their existing kitchen. They needed a new kitchen that encouraged social cooking within the family, better storage solutions, and more counter top space. The goal of the project was to create a space where, while one person cooks, the other can occupy the same space to keep each other company.

Through the collaborative efforts of Entero Design and Mighty House Construction, we worked within the existing footprint of their kitchen to create a space that fit their design aesthetic and their personal needs. Entero Design worked with the clients to develop a kitchen layout that encouraged socialization between the couple and incorporated a variety of sustainable finishes and materials to make the space unique. To gain more kitchen space, the unconditioned back porch was enclosed and incorporated into the kitchen space, enlarging the kitchen by a few feet.

 

Mighty House Construction handled the construction process for the project. We were able to keep the pre-existing exterior stairs and reuse the interior kitchen doors. The old flooring was replaced with Marmoleum, a natural linoleum made from linseed oil and mixed with other natural products on a jute backing. The new counter tops are made from Paperstone, a solid surface counter top made from recycled paper, and the newly installed cabinets are from Canyon Creek, a local cabinet company in Monroe, WA whose wood products are Carb2 compliant. The beautiful new back-splash features Bedrock Recycled Glass tile made in Seattle from 100% recycled glass product. The space also features newly installed LED overhead lighting, and under-cabinet lighting from  Northwest LED.

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!