Author Archives : Janet Senour

Does winter make us unhappy with our homes?

During our long winter nights in the Pacific Northwest, we tend to spend more time indoors - after all, it gets dark around 4:30! So what this means is, we start to see all the projects we need done read more...
Does winter make us unhappy with our homes?

Kitchen upgrades to spruce up your home

Crown molding on upper cabinets add style to a kitchen, and backsplash tile are not only a great focal point, but are easier to clean than painted walls, and keep the drywall, well, dry! If a read more...
Kitchen upgrades to spruce up your home

Bathroom upgrades for winter!

Have you ever lived in a house where you walk into the bathroom in the morning and as your feet hit the bath tile, you are shocked awake by the cold floor?! Not a great way to start the day. If read more...
Bathroom upgrades for winter!

May your holidays be restful and happy!

We loved every minute of this year, helping homeowners achieve the best home remodels they can! Have a wonderful holiday.     With gratitude and appreciation for all our read more...
May your holidays be restful and happy!

Winter and fireplaces

There are fireplaces, and then there are awesome fireplaces! If yours is just not "doing it" for you, and you just don't enjoy sitting in front of it and gazing at the warm flames like you used to, read more...
Winter and fireplaces

Basement remodel ideas

Transform your dreary,  unfinished basement into a space everyone can enjoy. Even a mostly below grade basement can be brightened up with window wells. These nifty constructions allow you to have read more...
Basement remodel ideas

Fall and winter can be dreary – turn your home into a cheery place

Now that we have had to turn our clocks back, it is getting dark really early! Now is the time to assess the state of your home and decide what it may need to turn winter into a cheery, pleasant time read more...
Fall and winter can be dreary – turn your home into a cheery place

How to get adequate storage in your kitchen

Everything from food prep to paying bills and charging electronics often happens in the kitchen/ dining area. Today's homeowners prefer a clean look with small appliances tucked away in drawers and read more...
How to get adequate storage in your kitchen

The top trends in bathroom remodeling

Who wouldn't want a larger bathroom with walk-in shower? It seems to be the most popular bath remodel project that clients ask for in recent years. Increasing the size of the bathroom allows space read more...
The top trends in bathroom remodeling

How to imprint your personality on your home

What makes every home unique are the details each homeowner includes in their home. Even something relatively minor, like kitchen cabinet hardware (hinges, knobs, pulls) and interior and entry door read more...
How to imprint your personality on your home

Is your kitchen ready for Prime-Time holiday entertaining?

Uh-oh, Thanksgiving is not far away, and right on it's heels is Christmas! If you've been putting off the kitchen remodel you need, and now it's too late for the full-meal deal. But what can you do? read more...
Is your kitchen ready for Prime-Time holiday entertaining?

What about kitchen faucets?

If you like the look of something different, then you may be on the front of the trend to oil-rubbed bronze and yes, even black kitchen faucets. Why are so many faucets chrome? Well, they just are; read more...
What about kitchen faucets?

Grab bars and your bathroom

When we are healthy and have no problems getting around, we don't usually think about what would we need the world to be like if we had mobility issues? We don't have to wait until we are 80 to read more...
Grab bars and your bathroom

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about shower heads

OK, to start with, there is the question of how much water is coming out of that shower head? Do you know? It costs money to provide and to heat it, so let's get a little info to start. Shower read more...
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about shower heads

Happy kitchens!

An open, airy kitchen provides a cheery space for family and guests to congregate before and after meals. Generally, kitchens are becoming less formal and much simpler than in years past. Clean read more...
Happy kitchens!

Maybe you need an addition to your home

Are you not looking forward to winter because the kids will be stuck in the house from 4:30 on (which is when it gets dark in the winter here in Whatcom County)? Then maybe an addition with rec read more...
Maybe you need an addition to your home

If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Studies are showing that more and more Americans are opting to eat at home instead of dining out. This means that the kitchen is taking on a more important role for the family. Convenient read more...
If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Kitchen islands make a great addition to the kitchen

This nifty piece of kitchen cabinetry adds countertop space, storage underneath in the form of shelves for cookbooks, drawers and cabinets. The top is usually extended 12 out on one side to provide read more...
Kitchen islands make a great addition to the kitchen

Why do we have Labor Day?

While it's great to have a day off work to celebrate the end of summer, how did this holiday get started, and what is it in celebration of? The nitty gritty is that the Labor Day holiday was read more...
Why do we have Labor Day?

Budgeting your home remodel project

Pretty much everyone likes getting good deals and saving money, but most of us also like to splurge on some things. Sometimes, saving money can actually mean spending more in the long run when the read more...
Budgeting your home remodel project

How to remodel your bath with the perfect shower

No matter what time of year it is, we all take showers, pretty much every day. So it's important to have a shower that puts us in a good mood for the day, or has a calming effect at the end of read more...
How to remodel your bath with the perfect shower

What every home needs

Fall is getting closer . . . and back-to-school is near. So wouldn't a laundry room fit right in with a laundry station, a pet feeding station, an organizational cork board, and open shelving for read more...
What every home needs

Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Unless, of course, you just had yours done! Color, style and built-in conveniences are what make the cabinets, and with constant use, they can begin to show their wear. New cabinets will read more...
Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Increase efficiency in a small kitchen

If you can reorganize and equip your kitchen for it's maximum utility, you may not need to expand the square footage. You can start by having the shelves replaced with cabinet height pullout drawers read more...
Increase efficiency in a small kitchen

Remember last winter?

How cold the floor was in the bathroom and shower? Now is the time to get ready for next winter! Heated floors can be installed in the master bath, and a luxury item we all should have, heated towel read more...
Remember last winter?