Join us in making every day, Earth Day.

Join us in making every day, Earth Day.

Earth Day is officially April 22. It is a day for the masses to reflect on the health of our planet and take action to help improve its health – kinda like many do for our individual health as New Year’s resolutions.
 
At Mighty House, we aim to consider the impact on the planet every day. We ask questions like: What resources are we using in our office and field operations? How can we reasonably do ‘x’ better? Do we have to build using ‘y’ method/material/solution, or is there a better way that leads to a lighter footprint on the planet without sacrificing the desired quality, longevity, occupant health, budget, or aesthetic?
 
It’s really no different than how many people think of our own individual health – if I do/don’t eat this or do/don’t participate in that activity or use a product – will I get the result I am looking for? Sometimes we choose the ‘better’ action, and sometimes we choose to ‘Eat the Cake!’ Continuously and consciously asking the questions and researching the options are some of the most sustainable ‘things’ you can do. Doing everything “perfectly” all of the time is impractical. The sweet spot is the knowledge of when you are and when you aren’t so that you choose each circumstance.
 
Join us in making every day, Earth Day. Contact us to learn how to build better at your home.
West Seattle Remodel on the NW Green Home Tour!

West Seattle Remodel on the NW Green Home Tour!

Stop by to educate and inspire at the Northwest Green Home Tour on April 27 and check out how we transformed this 1947 home that was not conducive to how the homeowners want to live, play, and grow in their home. Looking at the long-term love of the space, they wanted system efficiency upgrades, envelope upgrades, and functional upgrades (all of which turn out to be lovely too!). Sustainable, healthy solutions were of utmost importance to them and thus they hired Mighty House Construction, Workshop 315, and Hyrel Mathias Interior Design to meet those expectations.

FEATURES: Built Green Certified (in process), Electric Vehicle Charging (ready), Energy Efficient, Energy Star Appliances, Indoor Air Quality, Materials Efficiency, Remodel, Smart Controls, Solar Power (ready).

For more information and FREE tickets, visit nwgreenhometour.org.

Multi-Generational Carriage House Showcased on the NW Green Home Tour!

Multi-Generational Carriage House Showcased on the NW Green Home Tour!

Multi-Generational Carriage House in West Seattle Showcased on the NW Green Home Tour!

The owner of this property loves the location and wanted to ensure she could continue to stay here as she ages. Meanwhile, an adult daughter became interested in moving back to the West Coast to be closer to family. As these two ideas percolated, they decided to build a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) with a 2-car garage and renovate the home — accommodating their desire for multi-generational living.

Starting with a carbon copy of a carriage house (aka DADU) on the north end of town. The classic architectural building of a living space atop a garage is a very space-efficient use of land. Our client liked that design and felt that it was an appropriate point of departure for her needs on her property.

SAGE DESIGNS NW and MIGHTY HOUSE CONSTRUCTION worked with the homeowner to fine-tune the design and final scope for her particular needs, including the need to separate private uses of the garage between her and her daughter and son-in-law. Those solutions also future-proof the property for condoization to have separate ownership if or when desired.

THIS PROJECT IS IN THE MIDST OF BEING BUILT. Site work, foundation, and some framing are complete. See the project in progress and learn about the solutions yet to come.

FEATURES:

Waste Reductions
Doors from the prior garage were donated to a young couple for their new garage
All lighting received by a rental management company
Plants largely saved to be reused on-site or relocated to other properties (inc. a few very mature Rhododendrons)

Innovations
Universal design, including an elevator
On-site water treatment from the roof
Adaptable living spaces
Loads of natural light
Super insulation in the walls, roof, and concrete slab
Pex tubing for the plumbing
Programmable thermostats
Built-in recycling bins

Energy Efficiency
Ducted mini-split heat pump heating/cooling
Solar-ready
Electrical vehicle charging stations
Heat recovery ventilation
Energy Star appliances
Low-energy LED lighting
Water-wise fixtures

Solutions to come
Fiber cement siding
Low toxic paints
Durable flooring
Local + Sustainably manufactured cabinetry

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour is on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11:00am-5:00pm.  Get your free tickets now.

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour is on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11:00am-5:00pm.  Get your free tickets now.

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour
Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11:00am-5:00pm

The Northwest Green Home Tour is gearing up for another great year! Check out this FREE tour of sustainable green homes, remodels, and energy retrofits throughout the PNW. Get your free tickets now.

Make sure to put our co-hosted MHC/Workshop 315 site, first on your list!, See how we transformed this 1947 home into a more efficient, functional, and fun space for their family to live, grow, and play (all of which turned out to be lovely, too!).

Sometimes, knowing where to start is the biggest obstacle.

Sometimes, knowing where to start is the biggest obstacle.

It can be challenging to translate your dream vision into a tangible, realistic project with so many different avenues to start at; it can all be very confusing. And resources like HGTV don’t help clarify as much as it just adds to the information overload. One of our favorite services of MH is being able to put people on the right path to make their residential dreams a reality.

We don’t have to be the contractor to build your project. [We wish to be because we know we can do good work for you!] However, our ultimate wish is for you to get the project you’re dreaming of and to meet your goals with as much ease and clarity as possible in the construction world. Whether you reach out to us for a free 15-minute consult or an ongoing paid consulting role for a local or out of region project, we can help guide you through your project(s) and bring clarity and organization to the craziness of building.

Our end goal is that you have a healthy, sustainable homes that will make a difference in how you live, work, and play in their homes.  Reach out to us today!