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Kitchen countertops – what works best for you?

OK, here are some of the options out there for you to peruse: Engineered or natural stone Thin or thick slabs Solid or patterned Don't get me started on selecting a color - that is so read more...
Kitchen countertops – what works best for you?

Should you renovate or build new?

Renovating so that the home functions better for the residents is a good idea, as long as the upgrades don't hurt the home's value or decrease usable space. More efficient homes are also more read more...
Should you renovate or build new?

What makes the perfect bathroom

Ugh! Even the most awesome bathroom has to deal with plumbing drains, water lines and vent stacks. And don't forget electricity! These things don't play well together, so having a professional advise read more...
What makes the perfect bathroom

Decks, porches and patios!

Summer calls us to go outside, even yes, to cook, eat and just relax. To do that, we need a good quality outdoor space; an outdoor seating area and barbecue or outdoor kitchen. The more read more...
Decks, porches and patios!

Kitchen exhaust hoods

Have you had the experience of cooking a delicious meal, only to have the cooking odors linger long after the food has been enjoyed? That means you need an upgrade on the exhaust fan. Don't settle read more...
Kitchen exhaust hoods

Bathroom remodels require a lot of attention to detail. There are so many choices to make; tubs (yeah or nay, and style), sinks, tile, and much more. But it's small things that can make or bring down read more...

Is it time to update your kitchen cabinets?

Things to consider when it is "that time" for those cabinets to gracefully go. Number one is, do you like the layout, but want more storage options, such as pull out shelves in the lower cabinets, read more...
Is it time to update your kitchen cabinets?

Kitchen lighting basics

So what do you need to know? Kitchen lighting fixtures can not only dress up the decor but also make cooking and entertaining much easier. Many kitchens come with only general, or ambient read more...
Kitchen lighting basics

How to improve your old bathroom

Bathrooms do not age gracefully. It's all that moisture! And for some reason the tile colors and styles we loved 10 years ago are just, well, annoying to us now. Since bathrooms have a lot of read more...
How to improve your old bathroom

What to do about those old kitchen cabinets

If your cabinets are older, they may have developed annoying quirks, along with that color you no longer love, and the finishes will have seen better days. Completely replacing the cabinets is read more...
What to do about those old kitchen cabinets

Wishing you had a deck?

This time of year we all like to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. If we can do this while munching on some barbecue . . . well, what could be better? Decks can be anything from a foot off the read more...
Wishing you had a deck?

Should you get rid of the bathtub?

The traditional tub/ shower combination is as old as the indoor bathroom (well, almost!). Certainly none of us remembers a time before every home had one. But that is changing; more homeowners are read more...
Should you get rid of the bathtub?

Safety features for your bathroom remodel

Many of us have suffered through recuperating from a broken leg or seriously sprained leg or ankle. How was that for getting a shower? Not very easy or even safe, I bet. There are lots of read more...
Safety features for your bathroom remodel

Bright, cheerful kitchens

It is spring, moving on towards summer here in Whatcom County, so the days are nice and long, with plenty of sunshine. However, we know that as Pacific Northwesterners, we have to be prepared for the read more...
Bright, cheerful kitchens

Good lighting in the bathroom

Is proper light fixtures what you think of when planning a remodel for your bathroom? You should! The bathroom is the first place people go after waking up in the morning, and it can set the mood for read more...
Good lighting in the bathroom

Kitchen remodel ideas

Kitchens are a hard-working space in the home! The countertops take a beating from spills, dropped pans, and the occasional nick of a misplaced knife. Not to mention water and grease - not that read more...
Kitchen remodel ideas

Minimalist bathrooms

Are you the sort of person who hates clutter, and loves a pristine space? Designing your bathroom to hide everyday items will go a long way towards keeping the space clear. A wall mounted vanity read more...
Minimalist bathrooms

Is your home accessible for everyone?

With the baby boom generation aging, Universal Design is becoming very popular, and not just for the boomers. Everyone enjoys an easily accessible shower, and the peace of mind that if anyone in the read more...
Is your home accessible for everyone?

DyLon McClary Receives BIAW Certified Builder Designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DYLON MCCLARY RECEIVES BIAW CERTIFIED BUILDER DESIGNATION   Bellingham, Wash., April 29, 2019 – DyLon McClary, President and Owner of Rose Construction, read more...
DyLon McClary Receives BIAW Certified Builder Designation

Clutter-free kitchens

Do you have a "thing" about clutter? You don't have to be OCD to appreciate a pristine countertop. Whether your kitchen is large or small, that countertop clutter can sneak up on you. Small read more...
Clutter-free kitchens

The lure of outdoor kitchens

With longer days and warmer weather, many of us long to spend more time outdoors, and that includes grilling some veggies and/ or burgers on an outdoor grill and relaxing on the deck. For outdoor read more...
The lure of outdoor kitchens

Is your kitchen user-friendly?

You have probably heard the term "functional" thrown around a lot if you are researching ideas for your kitchen remodel. What it really means is just this; are the elements that make up the kitchen read more...
Is your kitchen user-friendly?

Five things to consider when planning your kitchen remodel

We all love our homes, but deep down inside, we know that someday it will be sold. So when planning the next remodel, think about what appeals to your friends and visitors; you don't want to remodel read more...
Five things to consider when planning your kitchen remodel

Kitchen backsplash tile ideas

It's no fun to scrub bits of food off the painted wall behind the kitchen faucet. Sometimes when you work a bit too enthusiastically on that, the paint even comes off in bits! Then what can be read more...
Kitchen backsplash tile ideas

There’s something about spring . . .

Maybe it's all that sunshine coming through the windows, pointing out any flaws in the walls, floor or counters. It tells us it's time to paint, refinish and maybe . . . just maybe, have that kitchen read more...
There’s something about spring . . .