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Adding a bedroom

If your house is perfect, except that you could really use another bedroom, we totally understand. Sometimes you need a guest bedroom (because you hate giving up your bedroom for the in-laws visits), read more...
Adding a bedroom

Bathroom update ideas

Bathrooms suffer from a lot of exposure to moisture, and so require repair or updating more frequently than most parts of the house. When it is time for you to start planning your next bathroom read more...
Bathroom update ideas

Pantry ideas for difficult kitchens

Not every home has an ideal spot to plop a kitchen pantry in; however with some thought, there are many clever ways to create pantry space.  Reclaim room from a hall closet that is next to the read more...
Pantry ideas for difficult kitchens

Are you a gourmet cook?

If you are serious about how your food is prepared, then you are no doubt meticulous in selecting your kitchen layout and appliances. An epicurean's kitchen is usually equipped with read more...
Are you a gourmet cook?

Kitchen range hoods

Practical elements of kitchens can be easy to overlook; something you need, but not exactly exciting. How many cfm, where to exhaust it to . . . ho, hum, are you getting sleepy? Turn that boring, read more...
Kitchen range hoods

Small house, great solutions!

If your house suffers from small house syndrome, be assured that it can be remodeled to be the house of your dreams. Kitchen cupboards can be designed to go all the way to the ceiling; even if the read more...
Small house, great solutions!

Update your bathroom!

There are many ways to upgrade a bathroom, here are some that you might like! Have your shower replaced, and include glass shower doors to open up the bathroom and make the shower itself brighter read more...
Update your bathroom!

Great kitchen remodeling ideas

There are so many ways to customize a kitchen, it might seem overwhelming at first. Here are some ideas to help narrow down those cabinet options: Kitchen cabinets can have a contrasting color in read more...
Great kitchen remodeling ideas

Could your home be improved with an addition?

Many homes would perform better as living spaces if they had a carefully designed addition. Homes can have an awkward flow due to poorly thought out original design or previous additions that just read more...
Could your home be improved with an addition?

What works in laundry rooms

What are the must-have features of the modern laundry room? No long used simply for washing clothes, the laundry room has been redefined as a multifunctional space designed with style and read more...
What works in laundry rooms

It’s all in the details

Well, maybe not all, but mostly! No one wants a glitzy appearing home remodel, only to find out that on close inspection, cabinets don't open and close properly, or floor tile wasn't sealed well, or read more...
It’s all in the details

What is your dream kitchen like?

Is your kitchen updated to the dream kitchen you've always wanted? It's not like a tattoo - if you remodel to create that ideal kitchen, and 15 years later (or sooner if you want!), your tastes have read more...
What is your dream kitchen like?

Bathroom need work?

Of course it does! The hardest working room in the house is the bathroom. Moisture, mildew, and germs combine to make it a difficult room to keep properly clean, and that moisture gets everywhere, read more...
Bathroom need work?

Backyard barbecues and other problems

Barbecues are lots of fun, and great opportunities for family and friends to get together. What could be a problem? Well . . . this is the Pacific Northwest, and today is typical! Unusually warm read more...
Backyard barbecues and other problems

Does your bathroom need updating?

Bathrooms need more frequent refurbishing than most rooms because of the heavy use they get and the moisture issue. Hard to clean corners around the tub and shower can become encrusted with mildew, read more...
Does your bathroom need updating?

Kitchen and bath storage solutions

Kitchen cabinets can be built with pull-out shelves, making it easier to access whatever is stored. Narrow, linear pull-out shelves can fill the gap between a cabinet and an appliance. Walk-in read more...
Kitchen and bath storage solutions

Is your home just getting too small?

How in the world does a house shrink? Hmm . . . well, it may seem that way, if your family has grown, or if you have taken up some sports that require large gear items, such as kayaking, backpacking, read more...
Is your home just getting too small?

Bath design is about more than looks

How does your bath support your busy life? Is there a place to sit and tie your shoes? Are the surfaces durable and easy to clean? How close is the laundry to the mater bath? Do the cabinets have read more...
Bath design is about more than looks

Kitchen backsplash ideas

Have you sometimes felt that kitchens are almost as wet as bathrooms? Maybe, if you require the kids to take turns washing the dishes, and just maybe they'd rather not. The area around the sink read more...
Kitchen backsplash ideas

Kitchen storage ideas

First off, use the space you have; just because the standard cabinets from the store stop 6 inches below the ceiling, doesn't mean that has to be lost space. How about having custom cabinets built read more...
Kitchen storage ideas

Curbless showers are versatile & beautiful!

Curbless showers are popular both because of their ability to provide a clean design and meet aging-in-place and Universal Design requirements. Without a step into the shower, there is no read more...
Curbless showers are versatile & beautiful!

Home additions

No matter how much you love your home, there is always something that needs changing. Oftentimes, the problem is not enough space. Whether you bought the home because you love the neighborhood and read more...
Home additions

Love your home, but wish you could see more of the outdoors?

Outdoor living space is popular - in spite of pretty much all of us spending most of our lives inside a heated or cooled structure of one sort or another; we are still creatures of nature. Patios, read more...
Love your home, but wish you could see more of the outdoors?

What would you REALLY like in your master bath?

Heated floors, heated towel bars and toilet seats (hey! I love this idea!) are trending for many bath remodels. Homeowners love towel warmers; they can turn them on, jump in the shower and have read more...
What would you REALLY like in your master bath?

Questions to ask yourself before beginning a kitchen renovation

Do you use your kitchen as an entertainment zone? If so, opening the kitchen up to the dining area and having a kitchen island installed will help with providing space for company while you prepare read more...
Questions to ask yourself before beginning a kitchen renovation