Master Builder

Master Builders Association is the nation’s oldest and largest local homebuilders association, serving the Greater Seattle area and all of King and Snohomish counties. If you're looking to buy, build, remodel or maintain your home, we’re your source for qualified, local professionals and practical information on getting the job done right.

Master Builder Call Before You Dig - It's the Law! Sponsored:Call Before You Dig - It's the Law!
You have decided to put in a new fence. Or, maybe you think your yard could use some sprucing up by planting a few new trees. Whatever the reason, you plan to dig on your property. But before you break ground, put down the shovel, and call 811 first.
Master Builder The Language of Color Sponsored:The Language of Color
Color should be rewarding both visually and emotionally. The right shades can make rooms appear larger or smaller and even subtle tones can add warmth or create a soothing feel. Instead of worrying about which colors are trending, utilize colors you love; colors that make you feel happy or relaxed.
Master Builder 3 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs Sponsored:3 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs
The Puget Sound area’s mild, maritime climate makes this an ideal spot for drastically lowering home power consumption. According to a recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the average energy bill for a typical single-family American home is approximately $2,200 per year.
Master Builder Recovering from Storm Damage Sponsored:Recovering from Storm Damage
Powerful storms are a part of living in the Northwest, so it’s important to know what to do if a storm has damaged your home.
First, stay calm. Do not touch anything until you are sure there are no fallen power lines or other hazards on your property. Evaluate the structure.
Master Builder How Safe Are Your Household Cleaners? Sponsored:How Safe Are Your Household Cleaners?
With greater awareness that chemicals in commercial home cleaning products can have negative effects on our personal health, not to mention our environment, more and more homeowners are turning back the clock when it comes to cleaning, and rediscovering old-time cleaning recipes – many of them used before the advent of the synthetic formulas widely available after World War II
Master Builder 8 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe at Home Sponsored:8 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe at Home
Pet owners love their animals and want them to be happy. But are there things you might not have thought about that could go a long way toward making your home a safe and pet-friendly haven? The following tips can help both you and your fur family find home life more enjoyable.

Master Builder How Smart is your Home? Sponsored:How Smart is your Home?
One of the big, emerging trends in remodeling is smarter, less costly automated controls. It is becoming more and more affordable to control your home’s systems – temperature, security, electronics, lighting and more – through a single device, even from an iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Master Builder 7 Ways to Downsize Your Life Sponsored:7 Ways to Downsize Your Life
There are a lot of reasons to downsize. Perhaps you’re moving into the city, retiring or living in a newly-empty nest. These tips can help you truly realize the adage, “Less is more.
Master Builder Home Maintenance That Pays Sponsored:Home Maintenance That Pays
Professional contractors will tell you that many expensive repair issues could have easily been prevented with regular home maintenance. Some home maintenance is simple and inexpensive and not only helps you keep your family safe but can help you avoid costly repairs later on.
Master Builder The Garage: Not Just for Cars Sponsored:The Garage: Not Just for Cars
If you are thinking about replacing your old garage you may be wondering if you can use the original concrete slab. The viability of an old slab depends on how the slab and foundation were built and whether you are staying in the same footprint as the old garage.