Northwest Idea House 2021

2021 NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE #21

By Admin | October 22, 2021

Welcome back, and thanks for being here! Project competition is set for the end of this month. This will be the last progress update before showing you the completely finished home, and we are excited to show you what we’ve been up to during the final stages of this incredible build. 🖤 Fall is here!…

2021 NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE #20

By Admin | September 15, 2021

Hey there, welcome back! In this update, our biggest announcement is the delivery of appliances and install, completed by Luwa Luxury Products. Wrapping up this stage was a big win, and puts us one step closer to completion. Follow along to learn more about the new features in the Idea House! First and foremost, the…

2021 NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE #19

By Admin | August 18, 2021

Update time! The Idea House is now 80% complete and we are as excited as ever to share with you all the amazing work that has been taking place on site. In this update, we are going to show you wildlife, fencing, fireplaces, the media room, the climbing wall, and more. As we’ve mentioned in…

2021 NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE #18

By Admin | July 28, 2021

WELCOME BACKTO ANOTHER NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE! In our last update, we showed you the wood beams in the laundry room, cabinetry installs, slab installs, stair tread placements, exercise room flooring, music room painting and Kuvio wall panels, LUWA’s delivery, stone steps, and trail camera footage! In this update, we are going to explore the…

2021 NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE #17

By Admin | July 14, 2021

Hello, and welcome back to another Northwest Idea House update! Things have been incredibly busy at the 2021 Northwest Idea House. Every week, ever day, our cul-de-saq is jam packed with cars, trucks, and people coming to work this project. A lot of progress has been made in the last few weeks, and we’re here…

2021 NW IDEA HOUSE UPDATE #16

By Admin | June 21, 2021

Welcome back to another NW Idea House update! We have lots of exiting new things to share with you. These final months are crucial towards completing this project and seeing our vision come to life. Crews are hard at work all day every day to ensure we are reaching our goals and meeting our deadlines;…

2021 NW Idea House Update #15

By Admin | May 28, 2021

With project completion quickly approaching, there are a lot of exciting things happening on-site! As we prepare for the installation of our countertop slabs and appliances, we have been working on completing a variety of projects around the NW Idea House. Take a look at some of the newest additions! The Great Room fireplace has…

2021 NW Idea House Update #14

By Admin | May 14, 2021

And we’re back with another update! The last 2 weeks at the 2021 NW Idea House have been busy. Several new additions have been made and there are many more just on the horizon. We cannot wait to see the finished product! Though the majority of recent changes have been to the structure and interior…

2021 NW Idea House Update #13

By Admin | May 3, 2021

In our last update, we showed you the newly installed Leviton breaker panels, Lochnivar boiler system, B.I.B Insulation, and the outdoor stone deck tile system by StoneDeks and tiles from Landmark Outdoor. This project is an absolute blast, and the beautiful weather we’ve been having just makes it even better. We’ve come a long way…

2021 NW Idea House Update #12

By Admin | March 6, 2021

It’s high time we start introducing some of our Build Partners in this process of working with the best of the best. Including special mention of our three charity recipient partners. See if you can find them in there? More specifics to come on each. This is just a taste of the companies involved with…

2021 NW Idea House Update #11

By Admin | February 19, 2021

Nothing like 3-Generations of Golden Retrievers in the woods, and in the snow! Reminds us of a certain Builder family we know. That’s Holly Lozier in the middle. Here we are with our main floor walk-through tour “Pre-Drywall”. Next week we are calling in for our Insulation and Framing Inspections with the hopes of stocking…

2021 NW Idea House Update #10

By Admin | December 14, 2020

In this update we have a video tour of the upper level at framing stage, and images of the different phases of pouring the garage. We also take the opportunity to honor some of the great people and companies making this exciting project happen! James with Janes Radiant Heating is laying the hydronic (water) heated…

2021 NW Idea House Update #9

By Admin | November 17, 2020

November 17th site update Making progress, and so many new Ideas to share. Here’s a tickler… Windows Doors & More (WD&M) has been a tremendous partner of ours for years and years. Pictured here Todd Lozier, Todd Shephard with Milgard, and Dave Pasco & Carl Stieglitz with WD&M. The Milgard top of the line fiberglass…

2021 NW Idea House Update #8

By Admin | October 24, 2020

We continue to marvel at the classic NW landscape that surrounds this home as it rises with an almost treefort like feel. Today we’d like to identify the blue sheathing, and first off note that along with all the other manufactured wood components in this house, the sheathing had to meet our requirement of being…

2021 NW Idea House Update #7

By Admin | October 3, 2020

As the Fall weather sets in, so does the beauty and color of our surroundings. The beavers have been active reinforcing their homes in anticipation of the rains as we hear the occasional teeth chatter and crash of trees in the distance. Can you find our friend swimming? We are not much different from the…

2021 NW Idea House Update #6

By Admin | September 12, 2020

We’re thrilled to be partnering again with a powerhouses in the industry, and that is Weyerhaeuser for the supply of manufactured studs & beams (Timberstrand LSL), joists (TJI), header beams (PSL) and sub flooring (Edge Gold) in the framing of this home. We chose these manufactured framing products for their quality, strength, and stability; and…

2021 NW Idea House: Update #5

By Admin | August 21, 2020

We took delivery of lumber and started framing yesterday. Long time supplier and partner Plywood Supply made the deliveries.  We’re excited to share and feature some of the specific lumber components and pieces as this house starts to take shape.  www.plywoodsupply.com #framinglumber #douglasfirstuds #louisianapacific #weyerhaeuser

2021 NW Idea House: Update #4

By Admin | August 14, 2020

Pictured: Todd Lozier oversees his team’s good work at the NW Idea House. Things are going smoothly here at the Idea House! As we work to start framing, we must first attend to the tremendous amount of preparation work on the basement slab. Here, we backfilled the interior with free draining compactible fill. The next…

2021 NW Idea House: Update #3

By Todd Lozier | July 29, 2020

Yesterday at the 2021 NW Idea House site, I had a chance to truly take in the beauty of the surroundings. On days where we are moving or disturbing dirt, we have a Supervisor there full-time specifically to monitor work and best practices to ensure protection and no disturbance to the nearby wetlands and eco-system.…

2021 NW Idea House: Update #2

By Admin | July 23, 2020

We constantly strive to educate and coach our team as to the importance of water in our industry. Not the shortage of drinking water, but the dangers of what water can do to a house. Homes are being hit from at least 4 directions including groundwater/hydraulic pressure, vertically from the sky, horizontally with the wind,…