Windemere Keynote: Raze or Remodel?

Shared advice with 500+ brokers on remodeling versus razing. Low housing inventory in the Seattle-area means that many homeowners can't go out and buy their dream home. Instead, they're faced with deciding between razing or remodeling an existing house to create what they desire.   Raze or Remodel? Award-winning Seattle architect, Sheri Olson, FAIA, lists ten key considerations when making this important decision. Low housing inventory in the Seattle-area means that many homeowners can’t [read more]

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Featured on Curbed “The best gray paints, recommended by experts”

Sheri Olson declares gray is her favorite color. “I always say, if it’s not white, it had better be gray," she says. She often selects the shade for interiors, and calls Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball one of her nearly foolproof choices. Great to be recognized by Curbed for my expertise. In the article I discuss my top three picks for gray paint. Read an excerpt below or click here to [read more]

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The drop zone: tame the mess at your front door

People are drawn to modern houses because the clean, uncluttered look can be very calming. Achieving this does not mean putting the kids up for adoption, consigning your spouse to the garage or hiring a full time housekeeper. The solution is to plan a convenient and easy for place for your belongings. One of the biggest clutter magnets is the front door. This is where the debris of everyday life—the mail, backpacks, [read more]

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