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Operations Under COVID-19: What We’re Doing

Apr 29th, 2020 Operations Under COVID-19: What We’re Doing

On April 24, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that residential construction, sidelined by the state’s COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders since March 23, could resume, provided contractors follow strict requirements for social distancing, employee monitoring, and hygiene. Estes Builders immediately began updating its policies, practices, and operations to implement those protocols and was able […]

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Water Views, Elegant Details Define Sequim Custom Home

Apr 9th, 2020 Water Views, Elegant Details Define Sequim Custom Home

It was the perfect formula for a dream home: killer views, a homeowner with impeccable taste, and a builder dedicated to every last detail. The 4,000-square-foot home, recently completed on Bell Hill overlooking Sequim, Wash., is one of the most detailed projects Estes Builders has completed. A departure from the typical Pacific Northwest Contemporary styles […]

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Color Trends Reveal Desire for Calm, Clean Home Interiors

Apr 7th, 2020 Color Trends Reveal Desire for Calm, Clean Home Interiors

This year’s home and color trends are veering in the direction of simplicity and calmness as consumers seek peace and sanctuary in their homes. Nowhere is that more clear than in the annual “color of the year” selections by some of the leading color experts, where serenity and optimism were common themes. With a new […]

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Custom Home vs. Spec Home: What’s the Difference?

Feb 4th, 2020 Custom Home vs. Spec Home: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve done any research into building your dream home, you’ve likely come across the terms “spec home” and “custom home.” But which is right for you? The simple answer: How much freedom do you want about the design and features of your new home? About Spec Homes A spec house is one that is […]

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