Author Archives : Janet Senour

If you are feeling down around the holiday this year, here is one way to remedy that.

The homestead looking a bit ragged after living and working at home for 6 months? Maybe that laminate countertop is looking a little worse for wear or a previous owner had an, uh, eclectic taste read more...
If you are feeling down around the holiday this year, here is one way to remedy that.

Updating your home in 2020

Well, it will be 2021 before you can snap your fingers, but it's never too late to update your home. A popular remodel is removing old flooring and having wood, bamboo or a wood look-alike read more...
Updating your home in 2020

What will make your home the best it can be?

Those crazy people that make us turn our clocks back and forth; now it's getting dark by 5:00 pm! Hmm . . .  no more outside activities in the evening. So you see the spiders in the corner up by the read more...
What will make your home the best it can be?

What makes a kitchen great?

For any kitchen, one of the most important things is storage. Whether it's in the form of cupboards, drawers or pantries, it's important to make sure that you have the right amount of space in order read more...
What makes a kitchen great?

Can you be happy with a small-to-medium size kitchen?

Of course you can! It's all about how the cabinets and appliances are laid out. Just remember that a truly small kitchen should realistically have small stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is a read more...
Can you be happy with a small-to-medium size kitchen?

Has your life changed so much that you need to update your home?

Some significant design trends are becoming evident as a result of coronavirus-related lifestyle changes according to various reports. Among changes in the kitchen are requests for larger, more read more...
Has your life changed so much that you need to update your home?

Customize your master bath

All homes come with one or more bathrooms, but are you happy with yours? How we use our washrooms is an individual thing. Some love a roomy soaking tub; others, and this is very popular now for read more...
Customize your master bath

What is the effect of Covid-19 on home renovations?

You may have already guessed, based on your own preferences and experience in the last 6 months! Many homeowners who have been compelled to spend a lot of time at home have developed newfound read more...
What is the effect of Covid-19 on home renovations?

How to get more storage in your kitchen

There are some clever ways to add storage to a kitchen, and what methods are used to improve your kitchens' storage capacity depends on several things: Can a wall be removed to expand the read more...
How to get more storage in your kitchen

How to improve the lighting in your home

The amount and quality of light in your home will make a huge difference in the way it feels. This is an often neglected element of interior design, but it also happens to be one of the most read more...
How to improve the lighting in your home

Every home is unique

Every home is unique, just as every family is unique! Which means that what works for someone else may not work for you. Time to make those changes to turn your home into YOUR home? Color schemes read more...
Every home is unique

Spending too much time at home?

Studies are showing (and it just makes common sense) that since most of us have had to spend a lot more time at home, we are thinking about how to make the home work better for us. This means setting read more...
Spending too much time at home?

Are you a do-it-yourself type when it comes to your home?

It's always tempting to try to save money, and lets face it, home maintenance and upgrades can be expensive. That said, it is way to easy to assume we can "do that", by watching an online video or read more...

How to be happy in your home

If you find yourself one of the army of workers who now work from home, you may find the previously rarely-used-home-office could use an upgrade. Having a wall and door installed in the basement, for read more...
How to be happy in your home

Upgrading your home

Most articles about home upgrades focus primarily on the return on investment the remodel will get you when you sell. But is that what is most important to you? Many homeowners have found their read more...
Upgrading your home

Kitchen pantries

So many homes come with inadequate storage in the kitchen. Which is odd, considering our penchant for shopping at Costco, and we are all advised to keep supplies on hand for who-knows-what read more...
Kitchen pantries

How to love your tiny kitchen

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that will maximize the available storage read more...
How to love your tiny kitchen

The problem with showers

Everyone loves a well designed shower; your favorite tile, several spray options, built in bench and shower niche. So what can go wrong? Showers are almost always built into a 3-walled portion of read more...
The problem with showers

There’s nothing like a deck on your home

Decks not only provide a pleasant place to spend the afternoon at home, but they are a proven improvement on the value of your home. In our part of Whatcom County, we appreciate a roof over part read more...
There’s nothing like a deck on your home

Updating those annoying kitchen cabinets

Many homeowners put up with elements of their kitchens that are not what they really want, as remodeling the kitchen is so disruptive. But the day comes when it cannot be put off any longer! After read more...
Updating those annoying kitchen cabinets

Make your next remodel an addition

There's nothing like staying home for a few months to make the house feel too small. Square footage can be added to a home by the standard method of building out into the yard; adding a second floor read more...
Make your next remodel an addition

Some thoughts on bathroom remodels

Before you hire a contractor and have them tear out the old bathroom, be very sure you and your contractor have a well thought out plan for the new bathroom, with optimization of the space in read more...
Some thoughts on bathroom remodels

How to make a home safe for all ages.

Do you find yourself contemplating possibly moving your aging parents into your home? And then wondering how they will negotiate the stairs, or the narrow door into the bathroom? There is a trend read more...
How to make a home safe for all ages.

Summer means backyard barbecues

Even if you are having your BBQ with just your immediate family, the time will come when you can have a large gathering. For now, prep for the immediate summer as well as the future with a new deck read more...
Summer means backyard barbecues

What do you need to know for that kitchen remodel?

Here is an outline of the tasks you need to prioritize for your kitchen remodel: Determine what your kitchen needs and what you want but can do without. This will allow you to create your basic read more...
What do you need to know for that kitchen remodel?