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Thrifty and thoughtful design for a small planet

LD Arch Design is a green architecture firm in Seattle focusing on residential additions and remodels. Sensitively transform your house with thrifty and thoughtful design. Find the beauty in the existing, blend carefully with updates, and enjoy a rejuvenated home with a smaller ecological footprint.

Less is more GREEN

What does that mean?
Less space
…compact and clever space usage
…flexible multi-use spaces
Less new stuff
…reuse more of the existing home
…celebrate recycled and reclaimed stuff
Less toxic stuff
…natural and healthy materials
…good ventilation and moisture control
Less energy
…well built (or retrofitted) for lower energy use
…lower energy bills
Less water
…living walls and roofs
…efficient plumbing fixtures
And this all leads to less money into your home
…save money on construction and operation
…spend savings on other priorities
…have more time with family and friends
…live the good life

What does a “less is more GREEN” house look like? It is thrifty and thoughtful, clever and efficient. It gracefully meets the needs of the people within it, and is inspirational in its beauty and sustainability. It embraces imperfection and shows evidence of its history. It seeks to be intentionally simple, flexible, enduring, and lovable.

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