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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!

Why renovate your home?

Some people just like new stuff. But there are many reasons to stay in your current home; great neighborhood, close to work, and you just love the house. But homes are living things, and they need read more...
Why renovate your home?

Are walk-in showers and soaking tubs mutually exclusive?

Not at all! Of course your bathroom has to have the square footage to accommodate both, and if it does, then you can certainly have the best of both worlds. (Of course, you can always have the room read more...
Are walk-in showers and soaking tubs mutually exclusive?

Is your house too big, too small or “just right”?

In the fairytale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", the little girl was testing the bears bowls of porridge, to find just the right one! A bowl of porridge is much easier to try out than a house, but read more...
Is your house too big, too small or “just right”?

Smart kitchen renovations

Any room can get old, and although it's parts and pieces may not be worn out, so you don't feel justified to really renovate the space, here are some things you can have your contrator do in the read more...
Smart kitchen renovations

Bathroom makeover ideas

Ok, so you want to know what type of luxurious tile you can have installed over that heated bathroom floor. Well, what is the primary purpose of a bathroom? Uh, huh, the unglamorous read more...
Bathroom makeover ideas

Fight winter blah’s with a fireplace make-over!

Many of our Pacific Northwest homes have fireplaces or wood stoves - because there's nothing cheerier than zoning out in front of a fireplace on a long, chilly evening when the sun goes down at 4:30. read more...
Fight winter blah’s with a fireplace make-over!

Kitchen remodel ideas

The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in your home. Sooner or later, depending on usage, your kitchen will need a refresh or remodel for repairs and to keep it up to date. Even in if you are read more...
Kitchen remodel ideas

Kitchen storage solutions

The transition from fixed to adjustable, and then to roll-out cabinet shelves has forever changed the way homeowners view storage in their kitchens. Whether you utilize roll-outs, pull-outs, or blind read more...
Kitchen storage solutions

Updating your home after the holidays!

Hope to you all had a wonderful Christmas, and here we are, looking straight ahead to new years, 2019! Amazing! We won't require you to fulfill any new years resolutions, but you have had time to read more...
Updating your home after the holidays!

Kitchen tile – what works best?

Kitchens can have several different types of tiles, in different applications, and each will enhance your kitchen beautifully. When selecting tile consider where it will be installed. Glossy tile read more...
Kitchen tile – what works best?

Bathroom spaces

While they are usually the smallest room in the house, bathrooms nevertheless can be thought of as being made up of several even smaller spaces. Shower space, toilet space, lav & sink space. I'll read more...
Bathroom spaces

Thinking about remodeling? Check the NAHB

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders, helps members maintain professional standards, and provides ongoing certification classes for members. Membership in the NAHB assures homeowners read more...
Thinking about remodeling? Check the NAHB

If you need a change, don’t sell, remodel!

If your home is just plain boring, or you want to increase it's value, or you love your house but it just isn't working for you anymore . . . then it is time to plan that remodel. The rooms most read more...
If you need a change, don’t sell, remodel!

Pearl Harbor Day – 76 years after

If you wondered why flags are being flown at half-mast today, it is in recognition of December 7, 1941, when American military base in Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese Navy and air force. read more...
Pearl Harbor Day – 76 years after

Bathroom remodel ideas

Bathrooms tend to be cookie-cutter layouts during an era; efficient, but boring utilitarian rooms. When fixtures start to wear out, and perhaps there is concern of some leakage, due to the age of read more...
Bathroom remodel ideas

So many tiny bathrooms! What to do?

The most common bathroom size is 8 by 5 feet. Just because the internet is loaded with huge gorgeous bathrooms, don't think that they are all that common. So don't feel bad about your small bath - read more...
So many tiny bathrooms! What to do?

Solving small kitchen problems

Small galley kitchens can get hot quickly - invest in a good quality exhaust hood for your stove, and be sure that it exhausts to the roof, not the attic, or back into the kitchen!  Since the read more...
Solving small kitchen problems

Remodeling to accommodate an injury

If you are way too young to worry about the infirmities of older age, think about what problems you would have at home if you broke your leg while snowboarding or biking in our Whatcom County outdoor read more...
Remodeling to accommodate an injury

How to get a clutter-free kitchen

Shelves and cabinets are the ultimate answer to clearing up your countertops, but then you probably knew that already, right? The solution really is to know how and where to implement storage read more...
How to get a clutter-free kitchen

Opening up the kitchen to the dining and living spaces

Create an open floor plan with good flow by opening up the kitchen to the dining and living areas. This not only makes moving from one area to another easier, but makes the rooms feel much larger - read more...
Opening up the kitchen to the dining and living spaces

Winter bathrooms

There's no better time than winter to turn a boring bathroom into a spa retreat. While replacing a faucet, re-grouting tile, or repainting are relatively easy for some people to do, more ambitious read more...
Winter bathrooms

Aging in place kitchen!

Typically, we think of bathrooms as the part of the house that most needs upgrading to be user-friendly to those with mobility issues or other age-related issues. However, the kitchen can really read more...
Aging in place kitchen!

Bathrooms and kitchens should not get all of your attention

Guest rooms and living rooms are as important to the family as the bath and the kitchen. They just don't have as many fixtures and appliances! Fresh paint, a remodeled fireplace, custom bookshelves; read more...
Bathrooms and kitchens should not get all of your attention

Basement remodel ideas

Many homes have an unfinished or partially finished basement that ends up just being a messy storehouse for household and sports items not in use. But you paid for that space when you bought the read more...
Basement remodel ideas