Tacoma Construction Blog

The Wilder Outdoor Spaces blog is a place to be inspired. We share the places we go, things that inspire us, designs we love, tricks of the trade and of course the construction projects we design and build in Tacoma, WA.

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Tacoma Tiny Home Inspiration: 10 Modern Tiny House Designs We Love

We are pretty excited about the passing of the new rules allowing every single family home in Tacoma to be able to build an attached (ADU) or detached (DADU) additional dwelling unit without any special zoning permitting. If you haven’t read about the changes yet you can read our full blog post about the new ADU & DADU rules here. What does that mean in real life though? Well, that means Wilder can build you a tiny home, tiny house or cottage house without needing to go through the endless hoops that used to be required to build one just a few months ago.

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The Maui Project

If you’ve been following Wilder, then you know that we typically take a chunk of time off in the winter and leave the cold and rainy PNW. We generally close up shop for a couple months and go live somewhere a little warmer. This past winter (2019) we decided to spend our time on Maui and while we were there we picked up an exterior remodel job.

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Tacoma's New Juice Shop: Gather Juice Co.

Gather Juice Co just opened a few blocks from our shop, and we wanted to take a minute and welcome them to the neighborhood. They’re currently serving cold pressed juices and smoothies made right here in Tacoma, and plan to expand the menu in coming weeks with Acai bowls, salads and lots more healthy options. If you haven’t already popped in and checked out the beautiful space, we highly recommend it!

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A Couple Creative Fence Ideas

We love this little fence design here! It’s simple and clean. We like how they combined beautiful cedar lumber with galvanized steel conduit ran horizontally from post to post. This gives the fence a modern finished look that keeps pets and kids contained, but still allows the yard to feel open and accessible.

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Modern Outdoor Design in Tacoma

I worked in the landscape construction business in Seattle for many years. Towards the end of my time up there, it seemed like I was working on a seemingly endless stream of new modern homes building a variety modern decks, patios, walls and fences to match. Now I get it some people hate it, some people love it, but for me I've always really enjoyed modern design. It has clean lines that create gorgeous symmetry, it maximizes space making things more sustainable, and it incorporates utility beautifully in a way that others styles fail.

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