Barb’s deck replacement

It was time to replace the 25-year-old clear cedar decking and stair treads with something that would compliment this Phinney Ridge cottage. We used batu, an FCS-certified timber from South America known for its hardness, beauty, and natural durability. The stair treads are cedar trimmed with batu. It’s gorgeous and warm. Photos by Barb Rowan.

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Farmhouse kitchen remodel

Adding six feet to the back of a house can yield a dramatic increase in usable space. We went from a small, cramped space to a beautiful gourmet kitchen with built-in eating nook, custom cabinets, and farmhouse sink.

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