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Bellingham Kitchen Remodel Budgets

Cabinets, flooring, countertop; coordination is essential! Many homeowners have a difficult time creating an accurate budget and sticking to it. This is where a skilled contractor can guide the read more...

How to avoid mistakes with your kitchen remodel

Don't pick styles and colors that are extreme; after a few years they may wear on you and become annoying. Here are some suggestions to help you design a kitchen that you will love for years to come, read more...

Trends in home remodeling

  Granite countertop, SS double bowl sink, wood flooringHomeowner trends include remodeling for simpler living and low maintenance. Remodeling for safety, healthier and more sustainable ways.More read more...

What is Important in Bathroom Remodeling

Be aware there is a possibility that water damage could be uncovered when flooring or walls are removed; it is a common problem in bathrooms. Be prepared for this possibility and have contingency read more...

What you always wanted to know about paint

Home exterior painting job completed recentlyWhether you plan to paint your home (inside or out) yourself, or hire someone to do it, you need to know what is the best type of paint for the job. Here read more...

Bring your kitchen remodel ideas to life

Remodeled kitchen in Bellingham WashingtonI suspect that not many homeowners complain that their kitchens are just “too large”. However, if they are badly arranged, they can seem too big, due to read more...

Make a small bathroom work for you

Small bath installed in Bellingham with pedestal lav, custom shower to fit under slanting roof.Here are a few ideas:1. Mirrors can make a small room look double it's true size. Install a mirror that read more...

Ideas for summer home improvement projects

The backyard: You could replace, repair or build a new deck. Outdoor parties, small gatherings or just an evening with the family are so much more enjoyable with a refurbished or new deck and patio read more...

What to do about that shower . . .

Great little shower with tile surroundMost homeowners would dearly love to fix old shower enclosures that have reached the point where cleaning is difficult and does not seem to get all the mold and read more...

Kitchen design with the details in mind

Details make the kitchen; lights, faucets and sinks do not cover as much square footage as the countertop, the floor or the cabinets, but they are extremely important, both for convenience of use and read more...

How to turn your master bath into a home spa

Stays in spas have provided the inspiration for many homeowners to re-create that awesome spa experience right in their own bathrooms. Sometimes just coming home from a stressful day one craves read more...

What you need to know before remodeling the master bath

When you start planning a master bath remodel, it is important to first gather ideas from as many sources as you can. If you want a cohesive design, then you must decide on the style you want to go read more...

Why Remodel Now?

You know what they say: "What is the bottom line?" Meaning money, of course. That's why you should remodel now. A master bath remodel, kitchen remodel, or adding a well-designed powder room will add read more...

10 Design Trends for 2013 (or maybe 8?)

Well we've done the research for you, combing through thousands (just kidding - maybe hundreds; uh make that maybe tens) of websites and blogs, noted what our clients have requested lately, and the read more...

Do you like low-flow shower heads?

Most people would probably say "Not really!" But it is nice to have lower water bills and if you could get a great shower out of a low-flow fixture, wouldn't you jump at the chance? Well, read more...

What should I do with my bathroom?

Buying a home often means buying someone else's outdated bathroom. Since the bathroom is so often visited, you may decide to remodel. When exploring design ideas, remember to make the updated bath read more...

What to consider when remodeling a small master bath

Soothing pale green shower tile, with frameless glass shower door.The first thing to consider is your design scheme. The most popular design trends for small remodeled bathrooms includes modern and read more...

From outhouses to palatial bathrooms; where does your bath fit on the sliding scale of comfort?

Outhouses: Nice for 5 miles from the trailhead, but you want something more luxurious at home. Well, this is where it all started - after the "doing it in the woods" thing, which I confess, some read more...

How to organize and prepare for your kitchen remodel

It seems like a daunting task - how will you cook, and will you be able to access the fridge? Where will you wash the dishes? Possibly the biggest question - how long will my kitchen be out of read more...

No Bathroom is Perfect until you Remodel it!

Case in point: Is your bathroom perfect? I suspect there are a few things you wouldn't mind changing. Whether your home is fairly new, or has been around a long time, we all have different lifestyles read more...

How to avoid remodeling headaches

Beautiful stainless steel kitchen exhaust Give yourself plenty of time to plan your remodel project, so that no changes will be needed when the work is being done. Changes to the scope of work are read more...

No home is perfect until you remodel it!

Rose Construction Inc, Kitchen remodel for Bellingham homeowner So what is a perfect home? The basics are that every system is functioning just as it should, with minimal maintenance and everything read more...
No home is perfect until you remodel it!

Would you want a concrete countertop?

You might not have heard of the relatively new countertop choice; of all things, concrete! The first image that comes to mind is a sidewalk or a driveway. Not very appealing, as something to put in read more...

Kitchen Remodel, Part IV: Choosing your kitchen faucet and sink

Recent complete kitchen remodel in Bellingham, showing 2 compartment kitchen sink and single handle faucet When remodeling your kitchen it is an excellent time to select a new sink and faucet read more...

Kitchen Remodel, Part III: Choosing cabinets

  Custom kitchen cabinets in a Bellingham homeKitchen cabinets generally use up about half of a typical kitchen budget, so you'll want to be sure you know what you're getting. The best way to do read more...