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How make a small house feel large

Trick the eye! Create an impression of expansiveness by floor to ceiling curtains, see through furnishings, strategically located mirrors, and light colors. Customize storage with built-ins, even read more...
How make a small house feel large

If your home is feeling too tight, it might be time for that addition

One too many kids for the number of bedrooms? Don't want to turn your home office into a guest room? Then it's definitely time to start thinking about an addition. The two basic ways to add on to read more...
If your home is feeling too tight, it might be time for that addition

Kitchen faucets are where it’s at

Kitchen faucets are a stylish and functional focal point in for the kitchen. With the many stylish options available today, they can draw the eye. With a wide range of finish options and accessories, read more...
Kitchen faucets are where it’s at

Cool bathroom upgrades

Rainfall shower heads give you a luxurious spa-type experience. The relaxing flow of water allows for total body coverage and feels like bathing in the rain. Warm rain. The rainfall showerhead is read more...
Cool bathroom upgrades

Aging in place and the bathroom

You don't have to be "elderly" to love the features that professionals recommend for seniors. Too many homeowners wait until an elderly relative comes to live with them, or a spouse comes home from a read more...
Aging in place and the bathroom

Specialized storage space in your kitchen

Pull out drawers in the kitchen island. Islands are for more than prepping dinner; be sure that your contractor builds in plenty of storage under that counter. Wine storage in the pantry. Keep read more...
Specialized storage space in your kitchen

What you wish you knew about kitchen sinks and faucets

The faucet should be tall enough to fit everything you need it to! It's aggravating to have to fill a small container and pour into the tall container. Make sure your faucet is tall enough for your read more...
What you wish you knew about kitchen sinks and faucets

Get your basement fixed up; your family will love you for it

So many homes have an unfinished, or partially finished basement. As the fall and winter months close in, we all could use a little more room; why not make this the year you have your contractor over read more...
Get your basement fixed up; your family will love you for it

Fall kitchen remodel inspiration

Here are some great ideas to consider while planning your Fall kitchen remodel: Use patterns in your kitchen backsplash tile. This can be prominent, or subtle, as in using subway tiles. They are read more...
Fall kitchen remodel inspiration

11 things that make a bathroom great

Two sinks and two vanities eliminate waiting in the morning, and each person can have their own space in the bathroom. Locating the toilet in it's own room is great for shared master baths. read more...
11 things that make a bathroom great

Is your home perfect?

Most people can find at least one thing in their homes they'd like to change. Here is a list of 8 things most homeowners wish their homes had:   More energy efficiency Repairs of some read more...
Is your home perfect?

Bathroom remodel ideas

The bath lav faucet can be utilitarian, or it can be a work of art! When you upgrade your bathroom next time (or even sooner) think about the faucet as a focal point, rather than just the source of read more...
Bathroom remodel ideas

Kitchen pantry ideas

If you are a well-organized type of person, you must have a pantry in your kitchen! The ability to find just the right ingredients and utensils you want, when you want them, will work wonders for read more...
Kitchen pantry ideas

Solutions to kitchen storage, the modern day problem!

A few hundred years ago, homeowners had less "stuff" to store, but no one seems to want to go back to those "good old days", so we need to tackle the storage problem. Kitchens are notorious for read more...
Solutions to kitchen storage, the modern day problem!

Uh, oh, Fall is coming; are you ready?

When the nights start to get longer, we tend to turn inward into our homes, as we spend more time indoors. Number one is probably light! In Bellingham, it gets dark as early as 4:30 pm during the read more...
Uh, oh, Fall is coming; are you ready?

6 Elements for a perfect house

Your home will have your unique touches, of course, but most homes would benefit from starting with the listed elements here: Single level. Yes, we admit, we get quite a few calls asking for a read more...
6 Elements for a perfect house

A kitchen for entertaining

If your kitchen just doesn't work for hosting dinner guests, maybe it's time to renovate; if your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so unappealing that the thought of planning and read more...
A kitchen for entertaining

Does your home have the best lighting for the coming Fall season?

We have been blessed (or not, if you have a hard time with too much heat!) with plenty of long, sunny days this summer, but the "handwriting is on the wall"; the days are getting shorter. Does your read more...
Does your home have the best lighting for the coming Fall season?

Fall in love with your home again!

Remember how you felt when you first moved into your home? Love at first sight! So the years have passed, kids have come (or gone, depending on your age), and the house is in some serious need of read more...
Fall in love with your home again!

See some home bath remodel ideas!

Just as in all things, when it comes to bathroom, we all have individual tastes. Think back many years ago, when bathrooms were first introduced inside the home! That was so exciting, people weren't read more...
See some home bath remodel ideas!

Would you remodel just to sell your home?

Why?!! For heavens sake, remodel now, and enjoy it! It's not unusual for home buyers to tear out parts of a home just purchased, simply because they have different tastes than the previous owners. read more...
Would you remodel just to sell your home?

Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

Whew! We are having a very dry, warm summer here in Bellingham - instead of being unhappy about the heat (Bellinghamsters are not used to heat - temperatures over 75 for more than a couple of days read more...
Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

What will you eat while your kitchen is being remodeled?

Whoah! There you were, dreaming of granite countertops, gleaming new appliances, and gorgeous cabinets that will finally allow you to get everything off the countertops. Did you know - it will read more...
What will you eat while your kitchen is being remodeled?

Will your pets like your updated home?

Let's face it. You have likes and dislikes, preferences in your home color scheme, flooring material, etc. But what about Fido and Cat?  I think my cat likes my house just because she can race me read more...
Will your pets like your updated home?

The quality of your bath remodel will depend on the quality of your contractor

The ultimate results of your bath remodel project will depend on the quality of the company you choose. Right from their industry experience, planning skills, expertise, knowledge, workers, the read more...
The quality of your bath remodel will depend on the quality of your contractor