Don't Live With It. Love It! ®

Don't Live With It. Love It! ®

CRD Design Build is a residential remodeling company located in Seattle Washington. Their motto “Don’t live with it. Love it.” has inspired the company to share their advice and knowledge surrounding remodeling with homeowners around the country. Covering everything from Seattle building codes, surviving construction, the do’s and dont’s, and design tips/trends. Join host Kennadie on an educational journey to learn all the ins and outs of getting the house of your dreams. No unforeseen circumstances here!

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July 15, 2024 22 mins

Ready to remodel your Seattle home but unsure where to start? Tune in as we guide you through the essential steps for a successful home remodel. Discover how to find the right remodeler and learn valuable tips to prepare for the transformation, ensuring you achieve the space you've always dreamed of!


If you live in the Seattle area and you have a project you’d like to discuss you can find us online at crddesignbu...

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In this episode, we dive into the fascinating world of CRD Home Services where we share some intriguing fun facts and reviews from the past two and a half years. We'll also highlight some of the most exciting projects we've been involved in, detailing the entire project timeline from start to finish. Learn about the permitting and production schedules for small projects and hear our guest's favorite project story. St...

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In this insightful episode, Hollis R. and Lizzie A., two talented CRD team members, dive into the true return on investment (ROI) in home remodeling, challenging the common notion that remodeling should primarily boost resale value. They break down what ROI typically means in financial terms and expose common misconceptions about expecting high financial returns from remodeling projects. Instead, they argue for a more holistic appr...

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Welcome to "Don't Live with It. Love It.® where we journey through kitchen innovations across history to the cutting-edge of 2024. Join us as we explore the evolution of kitchen design, from medieval hearths to the open-plan marvels of today. Discover the impact of smart appliances, sustainable materials, and transformative layouts that turn kitchens into the heart of the home.

Whether you're a homeowner, de...

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Welcome back to Don't Live with It. Love It!® where today we are exploring the exciting world of outdoor living transformations. Today, we'll uncover the appeal and benefits of indoor-outdoor spaces, especially in a city like Seattle known for its rain. Discover how connecting indoor and outdoor areas can enhance your lifestyle and well-being.

We'll also delve into key design considerations for backyard remo...

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In this discussion, we're delving into the captivating world of the Designer & Client relationship. Whether you're gearing up for a remodel with an interior designer, consider yourself a design enthusiast, or simply have a curious mind about the behind-the-scenes magic, this episode is crafted just for you.

Join us as we shine a spotlight on the dynamic connection between designers and clients, elevating your design jo...

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In this episode, we're shining a light on the unique world of talent cultivation here at CRD Design Build, where we're actively shaping the future of the design-build landscape. Whether you're a seasoned pro, an up-and-coming talent, or someone keen on bringing interns into your company, you're in for an engaging experience.

Join us as we demystify the strategies behind CRD's dedicated efforts to foster the ...

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Step back into the world of 'Don't Live With It. Love It!' – your ultimate companion on the journey to transforming your living space into a haven of dreams. In today's installment, we're delving into the dynamic experience of 'Navigating Life During a Remodel.' Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast, a first-time renovator, or just captivated by the twists and turns of home transformations...

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Dive into the world of lead times with us in this episode! Perhaps you're tuning in after reaching out to several design-build companies in Seattle and hearing the lead time for a remodel project. In today's discussion, we explore the factors influencing design and construction lead times in the Seattle area.
Whether you're embarking on a remodel or just intrigued by extended timelines, this episode uncovers the ...

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If you recently purchased an older home or looking to update your home of many years, a simple bathroom update might be the way to go. In today's episode, we welcome interior designers Magan Bouriot and Heather Hatton to give us time and budget-friendly design tips for a simple bathroom update.



If you live in the Seattle area and you have a project you’d like to discuss you can find us online at crddesignbuild.com/con...

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February 26, 2024 32 mins

In today's episode, we dive into the heart of remodeling by responding to the thought-provoking questions submitted by our listeners. From tackling design challenges to exploring practical solutions, we unpack the key aspects of home improvement that matter most to you. Join us for a concise and informative session, where we provide expert insights and valuable tips!


If you live in the Seattle area and you have a...

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In this episode, we delve into the exciting world of garage remodeling in Seattle, exploring the possibilities of transforming your underutilized space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing extension of your home. Our guests share valuable insights on navigating local regulations, maximizing square footage, and incorporating innovative design ideas to elevate your garage into a versatile space.

Whether you're e...

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An unforeseen circumstance is a situation that you and your contractor could not predict regardless of experience, research, and existing information on your house. Oftentimes, an unforeseen circumstance is small but larger events do occur. They can also be costly and have an effect on your project timeline. 

This is why it’s so important to hire a contractor who will take care of you and your home as if it were their own. Today we ...

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Join us today while we follow the road map that is Doug and Patricia's many remodeling projects they have partnered with CRD on. Taking it all the way back to the early 2000s and then ending with a beautiful kitchen overlooking the Puget Sound. Tune in to hear tips on surviving remodeling projects from a few seasoned homeowners.

Their projects can be found on our portfolio listed as Bathroom updates - North Beach and ...

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Dive into the creative crystal ball with our latest episode as we unpack the design landscape of 2023 and set our sights on the emerging trends shaping 2024 with three members of our design team. Join us for a brief yet insightful journey through the aesthetic evolution, innovative twists, and forward-thinking concepts that will redefine the visual narrative in the coming year. It's a design forecast you won't want to mis...

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With everything in life, there are expectations. Sometimes high, and sometimes low. In remodeling, expectations are always high and we are always striving to meet them. The key to meeting your clients' expectations: communication. Join our production experts Dave Callahan and Tom Rummel as they break down how to effectively and clearly communicate your process to your clients to not only meet their expectations but to help mak...

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Every city has it's own set of land use and building codes that have to be followed to a T by anyone taking on a remodeling or building project. What you might not know, is that beyond the safety codes, there are a set of guidelines that most designers and architects in the nation follow. They are called the NKBA Guidelines. Their purpose is less so for safety, but for style and efficiency. In this episode, Amy Moore and Andre...

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November 20, 2023 38 mins

Join us as we talk with Kate, a former client of CRD Design Build, who went through a large home remodel in 2023. Join us as Kate shares her firsthand experience with CRD, offering insights into the ups and downs of her remodeling journey. Gain valuable advice for why you should choose a Seattle Design Build company and guidance for homeowners navigating through a major remodel in Seattle while living in their homes. Tune in for an...

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These days we see so many fun and different interior design trends cycle in and out of popularity. If you don't participate in any new trend then you might experience a little bit of FOMO. If you did participate, then your home might still have tiled kitchen countertops (we can help with that). Award-winning interior designer Amy Moore and Design manager Leslie Eiler tell us how we can safely partake in current and future tren...

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October 23, 2023 42 mins

"I need a change but I don't know where to start or who to talk to." We know this feeling all too well. Starting a remodeling project is uncharted territory for most. Thats why we created our guide to choosing a remodeler and now, we have an audio version. We ask a handful of industry experts how to finance your remodel, what kind of talent to hire, where to start your research, and what kind of questions you should ...

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