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  • Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:07pm
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Kitchens and baths: The Great Kitchen and Bath Tour by the Puget Sound chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in King and Snohomish counties. This fifth-annual tour features 13 homes showcasing professionally designed kitchens and baths that define Northwest style, including two homes in Edmonds. Advanced tickets for $15 are available from ticket sponsors or at tour homes during the tour for $20. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. See or call 425-672-3313 for details.

Master tour: The 2007 Tour of Homes continues through Sept. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in King and Snohomish counties. Whether you’re in the market for ideas, inspiration or a new single-family home, condo or town home, this tour of more than 75 homes – including more than 25 in Snohomish County – offers housing opportunities of nearly every size and style in new construction. All the homes on the tour were built by members of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish counties. Many of them have been Built Green-approved or Energy Star-certified. Free educational seminars were added to the tour this year, including “family emergency preparedness,” “What makes it green?” and “Top 10 questions about home warranties.” Pick up free guidebooks at local QFC locations. Visit to search the listings by location, price or builder or call 800-522-2209 for details.

Early warning buzzer: The Seattle Home Show 2, featuring a theme of “Better Ideas + Living Green,” will be from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 to 13 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Qwest Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave S, Seattle. See 500 exhibits for all things home and garden, including interior design, remodeling, landscaping and outdoor entertaining with a special emphasis on reducing waste, recycling and environmentally friendly building techniques and products. Tour the NW Modern home by Ideabox, built to take advantage of sustainable materials and energy efficiency. Attendees can also take in daily home improvement seminars and cooking demos. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $3 for ages 7 to 15 and free for ages 7 and younger. See or call 425-467-0960 for more information.

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