Neil Kelly
Jan 13, 2015

A "Healthy Home" is a term we started hearing over a decade ago, and as more homeowners become concerned with the overall health of their home it’s a term we’re hearing more often.  The recent Houzz.com study is a great…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 04, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6769" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Kelly-Woodford Home in Parkdale, Oregon was the first LEED certified residential structure west of the Mississippi.[/caption]   Oregon green homes bring value to their owners—this much we know is true.  We know it because the…

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Neil Kelly
May 27, 2014

Spring Home Gardening season is right around the corner, and now's the time to think about what you're going to plant, how you're going to plant it, and where your garden will grow. For a number of us urban gardeners,…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 29, 2014

Solar power is derived from solar panels usually located on the roof.  But what happens when you want to buy a solar power system and you don't really have the roof for it?  In the Northwest, where we love our…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 12, 2014

Kim Herman lives in a house of windows: 36 drafty, unframed single panes in just 1,150-square feet. It’s a home inspired by mid-century California architectural icon and developer Joseph Eichler, whose style was typified by floor-to-ceiling windows to “bring the outside…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 11, 2014

[caption id="attachment_1300" align="aligncenter" width="584"] A lone pine tree looms over a forest of juniper trees[/caption] Western Juniper makes a fantastic looking custom cabinet, and at the same time harvesting Oregon’s prolific tree may save the water table and the Sage…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 07, 2014

Every once in a while our Home Performance folks get asked the question:  "Just how durable are the solar panels you install?" Well, that's an excellent question...and one that our partner--SolarWorld--found a rather creative way to answer. We do not…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 04, 2014

There’s a popular commercial on TV lately that talks about how it’s better to use the word “and” instead of the word “or”. [caption id="attachment_1275" align="aligncenter" width="680"] "Chill out, Mom. If I'm going to have the cake I'm going to…

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Feb 10, 2014

When you think of residential remodeling you probably don't think of the word, "yodel".  But the creative geniuses at Grady Britton--our advertising agency--came up with this super- slick Seattle Neil Kelly Commercial that is drawing rave reviews. Those of you…

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Neil Kelly
Jan 29, 2014

Our new Seattle Home Design Center is open for business! And before opening the doors to the public we decided to throw a little party.  In case you couldn't make it, here's the video: The five thousand square foot Seattle…

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