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Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

What do we do when it's hot and sunny in Bellingham? Well, if you're not out kayaking, hiking, running or biking (most of which you can't do ALL day), we like to hang out in the backyard and have a read more...
Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

Countertops for kitchen and bath

Ah, there's nothing like a beautiful countertop to set off a new kitchen or bath! They don't have to be expensive, but the upside of paying more for a more durable (and let's face it - gorgeous) read more...
Countertops for kitchen and bath

Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

This kitchen was completely gutted, and appliances including the sink were relocated. This involved re-piping gas lines to the stove and water and waste lines to the sink. The results show that it read more...
Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

Upgrades for the parts of your home you will appreciate the most

Painting the bedroom is nice, but you mostly sleep there. The room that gets the most time-spent points is the kitchen. The largest areas you see when walking into the kitchen is the floor, read more...
Upgrades for the parts of your home you will appreciate the most

How to select the best kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen

The basic types are Stock cabinets, Semi-custom, and custom cabinets. Stock are the basic cabinets that every major hardware store carries. These cannot be customized and must be purchased to fit the read more...
How to select the best kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen

Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

To make a great deck or patio you need the right decking material, we have For decks: Cedar decking is durable and versatile, with a color range from light browns and tans to pink Pressure read more...
Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

What makes a great deck?

Are you happy with your deck? As with other elements of the home, individual homeowners have different needs and wants for a deck. The basic elements are low-maintenance deck materials, easy access, read more...
What makes a great deck?

Main reasons for modifying bathroom for aging in place

The same modifications for aging in place are appropriate for anyone who has had surgery, pregnant women (sometimes the balance is off . . . ), a broken leg, and other injuries. What are the read more...
Main reasons for modifying bathroom for aging in place

How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Every kitchen has cabinets, but not every kitchen has useful cabinets. Think about it; how many pans do you have to sort through to get the one you want? Is the bowl you need to make cookies in the read more...
How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

Whatever your budget, an outdoor kitchen can be built to fit. Sometimes, it's a simple deck with a roof and portable barbecue; for others, it can be nearly as elaborate as the indoor kitchen, read more...
Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

What every dining room needs

Easy access to the kitchen! And a great dining set, of course. Because of the fast-paced lifestyle of so many families, dining rooms have become a virtual extension of the kitchen. This allows the read more...
What every dining room needs

What part of your home is most in need of refurbishing?

Usually, it will be the kitchen and/ or the bath. Let's look at the bathroom. Many decades ago the toilet moved from an outhouse to the comfort of the home. The original bathrooms were functional read more...
What part of your home is most in need of refurbishing?

What does your bathroom need?

You deserve a nice, stylish place to relax after a long day at work. Why not surround yourself with things you really want? Good lighting - this will include just the right type of light for read more...
What does your bathroom need?

How to love your home remodel

It costs your hard-earned dollars to remodel your home. Don't take chances that anything might go wrong! Hire a professional and check their license and references. Have a few conversations, so that read more...
How to love your home remodel

Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

This homeowner wanted to modernize their outdated kitchen cabinets and countertops. The orginal cabinet doors were a plain white with the method of opening consisted of hooking the fingers under the read more...
Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

Aging in place

It's no secret that the population of people over 65 in the United States is increasing. Most of them would like to remain in their home as long as possible - who wouldn't? Living in your own home read more...
Aging in place

Home remodeling for Spring is here!

Just as many of us turn to spring cleaning this time of year - thoughts about how to make changes to our homes come to mind as well. Perhaps it's spending so much time indoors during the winter read more...
Home remodeling for Spring is here!

How to get more counterspace in your kitchen

You know that old saying "You can never be too rich or too thin"? OK, you can be too thin, but it's just a saying, don't analyze it. The analogy for your home is, you can't have too much counter read more...
How to get more counterspace in your kitchen

What kitchen design elements can improve space & efficiency?

Moving a doorway or removing a wall to improve layout is always a better investment than splurging on high end appliances or even custom cabinets. While your kitchen serves various purposes, it's read more...
What kitchen design elements can improve space & efficiency?

Adding a partial second floor

Few city lots have enough room to add onto a home at ground level, so most homeowners opt to go up. Another solution would be turning the garage into living space, but then you wouldn't have a read more...
Adding a partial second floor

Safety in the shower

Vertical, sliding shower wand bars are not designed as grab bars - for a sliding bar that you can trust to keep you from falling, you need an actual vertically mounted grab bar. They are a sturdier read more...
Safety in the shower

What to do with bathrooms that are too small

If your home sports a bathroom that is 60 square feet or less, then you know what I mean. Small can be beautiful, but it rarely is, unless someone has put a lot of thought and some red-design work read more...
What to do with bathrooms that are too small

Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Sometimes you just have to have a room gutted to the walls and completely re-done. Either it is seriously outdated, or designed in a period style you just can't live with  . . . or the layout just read more...
Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Could your outdoor patio use a gas fireplace?

That outdoor patio may have everything it needs - but does it? There's something primeval and comforting about watching fire. As a plus, it provides warmth! Sitting around the fire, sipping wine, read more...
Could your outdoor patio use a gas fireplace?

Looking forward to summer at home!

Summers are much better when your home has a well-designed deck. Decks are wonderful for having backyard barbecues and summer parties. Add some lawn chairs, a stereo, a grill and friends and read more...
Looking forward to summer at home!