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Home remodeling trends in 2018

This is all over the internet - home remodeling trends this year.  Here is a list for you to start on your own research. Do these match your own goals for updating your home? Remodeling for read more...
Home remodeling trends in 2018

Does your deck have a view?

Decks with a view should recieve special treatment for their railings. To avoid blocking any of the view, there are railing systems that will keep you and your guests safe from any falls, while read more...
Does your deck have a view?

Bathrooms should be both stylish and functional

We all love walking into a well-laid out bathroom with thoughtfully designed tile, lav, shower and maybe a roomy tub. However, to truly love a bathroom, all plumbing fixtures should be read more...
Bathrooms should be both stylish and functional

How to have a sleek, stylish bathroom

The biggest component of many bathrooms is the shower, and who wouldn't love a large tiled shower? Usually the shower is tucked at one end of the room, or in a corner, so it has one to three tiled read more...
How to have a sleek, stylish bathroom

There’s nothing like a deck!

Your home will benefit from a well-designed deck. It is one of the most desirable home improvement projects, for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. And Bellinghamsters love to be outdoors; it's read more...
There’s nothing like a deck!

Fall in love with your home again

If your home has aged and your tastes have changed as well, it is time for some modifications and upgrades to breathe new life into your home. A designer stainless steel range hood over that range read more...
Fall in love with your home again

Should you open up your kitchen?

After reading numerous articles on the joys of removing a wall or portion therof, to make a kitchen brighter and open to family, along comes an article telling us the opposite. Isn't that just like read more...
Should you open up your kitchen?

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