Author Archives : roseconstruction

Kitchens for those who don’t run with the crowd

Kitchens.com has an excellent article "Vibrant Saturated Colors", discussing how to incorporate bright, bold colors into a kitchen without overwhelming the visitor.  The designer used softer read more...

Stunning shower doors

Frameless shower doors installed by Rose Construction Frameless shower doors provide a clean, modern look and open up the master bath. Houzz.com  has a great article giving the reader 12 reasons read more...

Designing for Aging-in-Place

Shower remodeled for Aging-in-place. Note bench, handicap bar and hand-held shower wand. Our own DyLon McClary earned his CAPS certificate in January 2011, knowing that our aging population would read more...

Kitchen Countertops – What you need to know

We install a lot of countertops for clients, specializing in Corian. Clients who are remodeling their kitchens always have a budget and in assisting with the design and then performing the read more...

Is your kitchen driving you crazy?

Sometimes its easier to know what is wrong with a room, than to know how to fix it.  Professional Builder has an excellent article on what to do with that inefficient, hard-to-work-in read more...

‘They’ say that 10,000 Americans per day are reaching age 65.

What does this mean to you? Think accessibility. If your grandmother has to move in with you, can she use the shower safely? If you want to remain in your home and YOU are the one reaching/ waving as read more...

Ideas for designing your bathroom

Bathroom design - it's fairly easy to know what you want in your bathroom, but figuring out how to fit it in there without moving a wall or window, or if you have budget restraints, without read more...

Granite and stone countertops

  You should check out the website that is the home of this photo - www.marble.com. They have a collection of the most gorgeous marble and granite countertops you can imagine. The veining in this read more...

What is the best material for your bath flooring?

There are a great many options for flooring, most of them OK, but some are better than others, based on cost, comfort and appropriateness for a wet environment. I came across an excellent article read more...

Love this article from Kohler on six of the hazards you want to avoid when remodeling your kitchen. Title: 6 Kitchen-Planning Myths. I'll list the topics here, but go to Kohler to read the read more...

It’s the details that count!

When planning a kitchen remodel, we all know that the important items (and most expensive) are the cabinets, the appliances, the countertop material, and flooring. But . . . there are several read more...

Groundhog Day is coming . . . are you ready?

So, what does kitchen and bath remodels have to do with Groundhog Day? Not much. But groundhogs are kinda cute and February 2 is their day. Arm yourself with the following facts so you can sound read more...

What you need to know about windows

Simonton Windows has an excellent article explaining all you could possibly need to know about windows. Topics include: Styles and shapes Why Vinyl? Glass Options Door Hardware Window read more...

The Ultimate Shower Experience

MGS shower system in stainless steel MGS manufactures a stainless steel shower fixture as well as s.s. fixtures for the outdoors and kitchen. Each faucet and shower fixture includes MGS's signature read more...

Home Remodeling New Year’s Resolution

What is that, you say? What is there about your house that you KNOW needs updating or replacing with something that looks good and works! Do you have pets? What about that doggy door that you read more...

January is National Bath Safety month.

  The photo above shows a bath remodel we did in 2011 to make it handicapped accessible. We installed tile in the shower and included a bench with a solid surface seat. Grab bars were installed read more...

Enjoying your deck in the winter

Build Direct has an excellent article on how to enjoy your deck throughout winter. Marissa Alan lists 4 areas you can concentrate on to protect and use patios, decks and general outdoor living read more...

How to select your kitchen cabinet material

Kitchen cabinets come in a variety of materials - everything from inexpensive composite wood products to stainless steel, glass front, bamboo, and a variety of hardwoods. This article will focus read more...

Really cool bathroom designs

I found a website called "A Bathroom Guide" with some great bathroom designs. Pictures help a great deal - and they have a nice collection of bathrooms showing what works in combining colors and read more...

NAHBR – National Association of Homebuilders and Remodelors

Why should you care if your home remodelor is a member of NAHBR?  Well, first off, what is it? Founded in 1982, NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders represents and serves read more...

Bathroom vanity countertop selection

The National Kitchen and Bath Association provides a wealth of information for those thinking about remodeling their bathrooms or kitchens. This article focuses on material selection for the read more...

Who are we?

Rose Construction, Inc. provides whole-house and kitchen and bath remodelling services. We are a general contractor and have been serving customers in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties for 28 read more...

What you need to know about large decks

Decks bigger than 12 feet by 16 feet, that is. Ecohome_magazine has an article on large decks and the issues to be considered when designing a deck for 800 square feet or more. Here are 12 things read more...

How to select a toilet

With toilets, it's not just the appearance that counts; nor even the gallons-per-flush rating. These things matter, of course, but there is much more to consider in the models of toilets available read more...

What is the best sink for the money?

Top, undermount, and farmhouse sinks all have advantages in cost and convenience. Trough sinks, however, proved impractical. Consider functionality before looks; a single tub type sink might work read more...