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Kitchen remodel Part II of IV: Choosing the best flooring

Kitchen remodel included pre-finished, 1 by 6 T&G Pearwood flooring. OK, so you've decided to remodel your kitchen; the reasons can be any of the following: Outdated or worn out appliances, read more...

Kitchen Remodeling Part I: Choosing cabinets

There are many reasons and benefits associated with a kitchen remodel. Whether your kitchen is falling apart, outdated, or your family is just in need of an upgrade, kitchen remodeling can bring new read more...

What is the best kitchen faucet for you?

Kohler high-rise kitchen faucet There is an incredible variety of kitchen faucets these days, and it can be daunting to decide which is the best for your kitchen. Especially if you want to buy a read more...

Ideas for a Master bath make over

Natural wood cabinets, muted color scheme.Is relaxation what you want in your master bath? A relaxing atmosphere can be achieved in variety of ways. Whether it is the shape of the bathtub that makes read more...

Is Competitive Bidding the Best Way to Hire a Kitchen or Bath Remodeling Contractor?

Bellingham complete kitchen remodel by Rose Construction Inc. You may have had the question posed to you: "Do you want to fly in an airplane that you know was built by the lowest bidder?" Hiring read more...

Budget friendly ways to upgrade your kitchen

One of the most annoying things to wear out or become dated, is the kitchen floor. There are many exciting and pricey products to replace the flooring with, but if you would rather spend that extra read more...

What do you need to know before replacing a bathroom faucets?

Example of a tall spout, 2 handle lav faucet In our bathroom remodel projects, we are often helping clients select bathroom faucets and then installing them. While appearance is very important, read more...

Decisions, Decisions; Bathroom remodel choices

Glass shower doors with custom tiled shower walls Some people have no problem making decisions on their bathroom remodel. But others struggle with this, fearful of selecting the wrong faucet or read more...

Is Bathroom remodeling a pain?

Start with the lav faucet - there is a set of tub faucets to match as well as accessories Maybe too many of us are "the glass is half-empty" types; in any case, there is a lot of information out read more...

The latest trends in kitchen remodeling and what they mean to you!

New Stainless gas stove, shaker style custom cherry cabinets, granite counters. Remodeling trends in both style, efficiency and sustainability are heading center stage to bring looks and read more...

What to consider when you’ve made the decision to remodel your kitchen

Kitchen renovation Kitchen renovation encompasses so many things, from the miniscule to the important, that it can easily overwhelm even the most determined homeowner. However, a fine kitchen read more...

Aging in Place Solutions

L-shaped grab bar over tub for stability The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) has reported that modification of homes for aging-in-place is the fastest growing segment of the read more...

Adding a room without adding a room

Spiderweb in the rain How is that possible? Build-in the garage, attic or that unfinished basement, to add space without increasing the size of the home. In all cases, the walls and roof already read more...

What do homeowners want in a home?

Kitchen island created for a recent client In our kitchen and bath remodels, we have found that when clients come to us for remodeling, they are often looking for just the amenities listed below - read more...

Popular kitchen sink styles in 2012

Stainless steel is a oft-chosen sink because it blends well with modern appliances. Stainless steel sinks are available in drop in models and undermount, and are easy to install. Choose stainless read more...

Trends are toward renovations that are simpler and budget friendly

Real estate values are still struggling, and people are viewing their homes not as investments, but as their homes!  In other words, the trend is to stay in place and do makeovers for a more read more...

Remodeling a small bathroom for

Tiled shower/tub surround with glass shower doors incorporates small window over tub. The bathroom in this small,historic one-story home was gutted and completely remodeled to a more modern and read more...

Remodeling – does it have to be traumatic?

There are some who have had bad experiences, but that doesn't have to happen to you. Lets examine some of the fears or myths that poor contractors have created due to incompetence, dishonesty read more...

What’s there to know about garage doors?

Garage doors installed by Rose Construction for a Bellingham client Since 76% of homes have garages, there are a significant number of people who need to know what is important in garage read more...

Are you desperate to do a master bath remodel?

Before photo of a bath remodel Are you desperate to the point of fantasizing about taking a sledgehammer to the room yourself? Then it is time to sit down and figure out how to make it happen. This read more...

What you need to know about kitchen cabinets

Custom kitchen cabinets installed for one of our Bellingham clients It helps to organize cabinets by type and cost, so as to fit them into the kitchen remodel budget and layout. Since they are the read more...

What is a “Man Cave”, and do I need one?

Remember, Fathers Day is just around the corner. What a great idea for a gift! Remodel an unused storage room. Definition: "A dedicated area of the house, such as a basement, workshop or garage, read more...

Kitchen cabinets – what do most homeowners like?

Kitchen remodel by Rose Construction Kitchen and Bath Design News, in their "For Residential Pros" section answers this question. "As homeowners begin to consider updating their kitchens, they are read more...

Should you surface remodel the bathroom or tear it all out and start over?

It depends on your budget, the level of dissatisfaction you have with the current bathroom, as well as the workability of what is there now. Home Renovations has an excellent article on this topic read more...

Do you have a home built in the 1900’s to 1940’s?

Built in 1940 in Seattle Jeb Design/ Build blog has a great article on this topic. For a home of this vintage, there can be many things that could be upgraded, if it has been put off. Jeb has some read more...