New Year, New [Healthy] Kitchen

You wouldn’t know it just by looks, but this kitchen is about to receive a Mighty House treatment! Beyond better integration of the dining and pantry area… Beyond value-engineering that please the eye and the pocket book… we’ll be using several products that are manufactured healthfully with the intent to do less harm to environment and humans, for the products full life cycle.

One of those such products is a countertop made of compressed paper. Luckily, the top three composite paper counters are locally manufactured with locally-sourced paper. Paper countertops are super dense and strong, making them as durable and luxurious as stone, but warmer and simpler to manufacture. They are a beautiful capstone to any kitchen and a multitude of other solutions.

Call us to learn more or stop by one of our supplier partners, Greenhome Solutions, to take a look at all the solutions in one place! Plus, stay tuned for photos of the finished project!

Tile 101 Workshop: Saturday 2/11

Tile 101

Join us on Saturday, February 11th for a free Tile 101 Workshop from 11:-12:30pm at Second Use in SODO. Our very own Doug Elfline will walk you through the best practices for working with tile, from choosing the best tile for your space, to handling tricky spots. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to cut, set, grout, and seal tile as well as 10% off their day-of Second Use tile purchase.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but limited to 30 attendees. Please RSVP to adj@seconduse.com at your earliest convenience to reserve your spot.

NW Remodeling Expo: Jan 13-15

Join us at the Northwest Remodeling Expo on January 13, 14, and 15th! Mighty House will be hosting a booth (alongside our sister company, Mighty Energy Solutions) at the Washington State Convention Center. This is an incredible opportunity to connect with designers, contractors, and suppliers whether you’ve got a project underway or are just considering future possibilities!

The show will also feature:

  • Home Improvement Seminars There’s a huge range of topics to learn about this year! Some that we’re particularly looking forward to are “Solar Works! The truth about costs and benefits in the Pacific Northwest” and “Emerald in the Rough – Discovering Green Remodel Opportunities.” Check out the full list here.
  • Artisan Showcase A new highlight at the show this year! Local artists will be showing and selling unique items for your home. You can preview some of the artwork here.
  • “Designer Matchmaker” These sessions will allow you to take advantage of FREE consultations with northwest designers. More info here.

We hope to see you there!

A Sustainable Home Makeover: Spanish Bungalow Style

At Mighty House Construction we believe that you don’t need need radical change to make a radical shift in how you live, play, and grow in your home. Sustainable makeovers are about small, sticky changes that you can sink your teeth into and make a big difference.

Watch as Mighty House’s Co-Founder, Laura Elfline, presents at the Green Building Slam on this Spanish Bungalow in Madrona. What started as a simple kitchen remodel became a project that would enable a family to increase the livability of their home, enhance their energy conservation efforts, and balance the circle of life. Then, check-out more pictures from the project in our gallery.

Choosing Safe Cleaning Products

You would hope that keeping our homes free of bacteria and dirt would be simple. But it turns out that there can be a surprising number of toxins in the products that we use to keep our homes clean!

The EPA has just made it easier than ever to choose products in the store that are free from harmful chemicals. This rating also takes into account a product’s impact on the environment in terms of packaging waste, water use, and more!

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Win a 2016 Chinook Book + App

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We have a surplus of 2016 Chinook Books and 12 month app subscriptions in our office, and since 2016 will soon be coming to a close, we are raffling them off to you for FREE! The book and app contain hundreds of coupons to local, sustainable businesses. All you have to do is sign-up for our email newsletter before Wednesday, September 28 and your name will be automatically entered to win!

Sign up HERE

*Winners must be available for pick-up at our West Seattle Office.

Remodeled Homes Tour Oct 8-9!

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Join us! We will be showcasing our North Beach Artist Lofts on both Saturday and Sunday during the Master Builders Association’s 2016 Remodeled Homes Tour. These homeowners decided they needed an on-site studio after having their first child and wanted to find a sustainable solution that would have minimal impact on the property.

Check out this awesome 360 virtual tour of the space:


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A few of the most exciting features of this DADU (detached auxiliary dwelling unit):

  • The ability to keep it simple in the original smaller home and have a separate space for artistic pursuits
  • Two stories, meaning that the structure has a small footprint on the property (in terms of building codes) and the planet
  • Taking advantage of reused materials! A salvaged circular staircase, repurposed barn wood siding, and barn door with a custom sliding track
  • A slot in the second story floor gives them the ability to slide large paintings through to the first floor
  • A finished bathroom, without a kitchen, but a fully functional kitchenette would be an easy upgrade

We hope to see you there!

October 8-9, 2016

10 AM – 5 PM

8907 31st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

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Save Water and See the Salmon!

When you work to conserve water at home, not only are you saving money on your bill, but you are also keeping water in our rivers for the salmon. This is especially important during the summer and fall, when our fish friends start their annual migration home. Want to bring your family to witness the salmon returning to spawn this fall? Visit the King County website to find out where!

Streamlining Mighty House

As our business continued to grow over the past year, we began to find it more challenging to keep up with the detail-intensive processes of home remodeling projects. Since client satisfaction and quality are our top priorities, we decided to implement Co-Construct to help us better manage projects.

This software lets us keep track of schedules, budgets, subcontractors, and change orders. And it lets our clients see everything all in one place.

You can watch a full video demo of their software here.