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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

Bathrooms can be anything you want them to be

What is your favorite bathroom style? If you go on the internet you will see everything from purely practical to sumptuous, elegant palaces to cleanliness. Well, most of us can't quite aspire to a read more...
Bathrooms can be anything you want them to be

What to do with a small master bath?

Yes, you still can have a tiled shower in a small bath. Only 40 square feet? That would be about 5 x 9? A half wall can be built with glass filling in up to the ceiling. This keeps an open feel, read more...
What to do with a small master bath?

Home remodeling is popular!

And why, you might ask? For many reasons: Finishings wear and need replacing. Your family grew and an addition is needed. You just bought a home, but the previous owner's tastes were read more...
Home remodeling is popular!

How to have a great shower experience!

Have you kept up with the latest shower head technology? Shower heads have evolved way past the traditional spray head attached to the wall. Kohler has a new, advanced rain shower head that actually read more...
How to have a great shower experience!

Small bathroom, but need a shower?

No problem! There are many options, but here is one you might not have seen, unless you have  friend already with a tiny bathroom. It's a corner shower. These are a great solution for that guest read more...
Small bathroom, but need a shower?

How do you use your kitchen?

It is the rare kitchen these days that is used solely for preparing meals. The modern kitchen is a marvel of multitasking; while cooking, parents are usually helping the kids with homework, or read more...
How do you use your kitchen?

Bathroom makeover ideas

Whether your bathroom is large or small, it can be made to be both practical and beautiful. It all starts with quality materials and well-laid out fixtures; after all, bathrooms are primarily about read more...
Bathroom makeover ideas

Ah! Spring is here! Now about your house . . .

Here are some ideas to update your home:  It takes some time for your fav contractor to schedule a full kitchen upgrade, but here are some things he/or she can squeeze in between those big jobs read more...
Ah! Spring is here! Now about your house . . .