Hanging Holiday Decor on Brick, Concrete, Sheetrock & Wood

'Tis the season to be festive and decorate our homes and yards with holiday cheer! With the fullness of Thanksgiving meals fading into recent memory and our days getting darker across the Pacific Northwest, the official holiday home decorating season…

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Seattle’s Top-Value Home Remodel Project? Stone Veneer.

Mutual MNote: A variation on this blog post ran in the Seattle Times NW Homes section. The article was called; Achieve the look and feel of solid stone with this budget-friendly option.  What remodeling projects have the highest return on…

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SMART: Dynamics of Masonry Showcases Mutual Materials

Mutual Materials Spotlighted In SMART: Dynamics of Masonry In their latest issue, SMART: Dynamics of Masonry wrote an article for their Distinguished Design section highlighting the new Mountainside High School in Beaverton, Oregon. This project was a collaboration between Mutual…

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Retaining Walls for Backyards: Idea Book & Product Guide

Get Your Idea Book and Product Guide for Retaining Wall Projects   Retaining walls, raised planters, steps and fire pits are all popular home landscaping projects that can be built with retaining wall block.   Mutual Materials' 20-page Idea Book for Retaining…

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Outdoor Living Project IDEA BOOK

Summer officially began on the calendar this week!  Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are fortunate to enjoy long sunny days allowing us to be outside well into the evenings, enjoying outdoor entertaining, fireside chats, and backyard barbecues.   It is…

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City of Seattle Stormwater Management Code

Do you install hardscapes within Seattle’s city limits? Did you know that the City of Seattle now has new guidelines for the management of stormwater and drainage with new construction projects? The new Stormwater Code and Manual came out last…

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New Report Details Downtown Seattle Construction Growth

(Photo credit: Downtown Seattle Association website and SLU web dev) Seattle continues to be in the midst of a development boom. The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) recently released their guide measuring this and reporting on 2016 development activity. You can…

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