Kathy Zeim (206) 850-9318

Projects

Bothell Workshop & Guestroom
The new workshop with guest room above replaces the shed at the end of the drive. Dutch doors allow an adult working inside to keep tabs on children playing while keeping them away from dangerous equipment. The guest room above has shorter exterior walls and vaulted ceiling inside to provide a cozy cottage feeling.

The guest room is constructed using Advanced Framing where the wall studs are aligned under the roof trusses at 24" on center instead of 16". This uses less wood and allows more room for insulation. The room location balances privacy for guests with ease of access to the main house by a short path through the back yard.

Made of recycled wood chips mixed with concrete, Faswall ICFs use less concrete than standard concrete blocks and include a layer of insulation, making them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.