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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This homeowner wanted to modernize their outdated kitchen cabinets and countertops.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!

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!