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BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Families make the homes they need for life's beginning and end

Lauren, eight months pregnant, and husband Kyle pour a new floor in the basement, this spot to be the new "flex room." They're hurrying to finish before the birth of their daughter. "I did all the electric, plumbing, framing, windows, all that," Kyle says. He figures they spent a little more than $190,000 on the remodel over six years, about $146 per square foot.