Author Archives : roseconstruction

What is the smallest room in your house?

No, I'm not talking about the closet. It's the bathroom. In such a small room every detail is very noticeable so when it comes time to remodel, craftsmanship and attention to detail are critical. read more...

How to determine the scope of work for a kitchen remodel

"Scope of work" is the term used to describe the basic parameters of a project. You can start with your wish list and budget, then determine the scope of work. A designer, architect or contractor read more...

Things to consider in kitchen remodeling

Tulips Well, the worst of winter is over for our Pacific Northwest, and while the weather here is mild compared to the rest of the country, this winter we had a late snowstorm (6-8 inches), with read more...

What can you expect to experience during a remodel project?

A lot of planning should be done before the remodel begins, and if this is done well, your project will go smoothly. The first phase should be carried out by the homeowner; researching contractors read more...

Universal Design (UD), or Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

If a bad accident, illness, or mobility issues due to aging should happen to you or a loved one, would you have to move out of your home? Most existing homes are not designed for mobility impaired read more...

How to get more cooking, countertop and storage space!

Kitchen island demonstrating storage convenience That's what a kitchen island is for. When you decide you can't do without one any longer, the first thing you must do is determine if you have room read more...

The age of your home may determine the level of bathroom remodel

Plumbing and mechanical codes are revised and re-issued approximately every 3 years, which will explain some of the issues that come up in older homes when it’s time for a remodel. For instance, read more...

What about that garage? Could it be made into a hobby room?

Are you frustrated because there's not enough room in your house? Do you glare enviously at your car which sits unaware in it’s protected space?You are not alone. We have remodeled client's read more...

What is the cost per square foot for my remodel?

Uh, oh! This is a loaded question to a home remodeler. Cost per square foot is impossible to calculate before the layout of the room(s), quality of materials, fixtures and appliances are settled on. read more...

New Year’s Kitchen Resolution!

Make it one of your news year resolutions to remodel the kitchen to include proper storage room! One can gradually get used to having full cupboards that are never opened; with items that you use read more...

Happy Holidays!

Scott, hard at work! Working on the second floor addition! Lots of 2nd floor additions this year; going up, not out! Tony & Marshall caught between tasks on a Bellingham home addition. read more...

Decks and snow in Bellingham

Hey! We got snow! Awesome! Our skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers are happy. But . . . how is your deck?  We don’t often get a lot of snow here in town, but when we do, it is wet, heavy snow. read more...

Kitchen remodeling for efficiency and style

A majority of our kitchen remodels do not move walls or add-on to a home; the majority remodel within the existing space. This is far less expensive than adding on or moving walls. Some of our read more...

Baby boomers and remodeling

AARP surveys indicate that almost 90% of those over 50 want to stay in their homes indefinitely. In light of that trend, AARP and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) have developed the read more...

It’s time to do a bath makeover

“Why?” You may ask. It’s winter, it’s cold, and what you really need is a heated bathroom floor, is why.  Just think how great it will feel to your toes to walk into the bathroom in the read more...

Sprucing up for the holidays!

Are you concerned about the state of your kitchen and/or bath, with all those relatives coming for the holidays? Well, we all know (or strongly suspect) that at this late date there is not time to read more...

Remodeling Solutions for Aging and Accessiblity

If you or a loved one is having a difficult time staying in their own home, but wishes to remain independent, what can you do? CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), and Universal Design were read more...

10 reasons you hate to cook and what to do about it

No one likes your cooking; hence, a lack of positive re-enforcement, which god knows we all need more of. It takes too long. Consider this might be due to a lack of practice. Dull knives. Did you read more...

What to install on your kitchen floor

Is your style traditional, classic or contemporary? You can create a floor to match your kitchen’s style, that's also easy to clean and maintain, so it will look great for years to come. What is read more...

CAPS remodels create a home for life; what is it?

The need for easy access and maneuverability changes as we age, yet most of us prefer to remain in our homes through our maturing years. A safe and comfortable environment allows independent living, read more...

Bellingham bath remodels

In Bellingham, homeowners are upgrading their bathrooms! Check out what can be done to enhance your bath: Floating vanities: Have your contractor build the vanity on the wall; this leaves open space read more...

What is CAPS in home remodeling?

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) has collaborated with builders to create the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) program that trains remodelers in designing and modifying read more...

Aging in place – Bellingham!

CAPS is the acronym for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist; it is the certification earned by those who have completed the Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility courses. The purpose is read more...

Thinking about a remodel project for your home

Most of us have something about our homes that we would like changed. Sometimes it's something that needs changing, such as plumbing fixtures that aren't working as they should, or that spreading read more...

Second story additions

After 2nd floor addition We have had an unusual number of requests to add a second story onto homes this year. Some have been an entire addition - 2 story additions built onto the side of a house, read more...