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Maybe you need an addition to your home

Are you not looking forward to winter because the kids will be stuck in the house from 4:30 on (which is when it gets dark in the winter here in Whatcom County)? Then maybe an addition with rec read more...
Maybe you need an addition to your home

If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Studies are showing that more and more Americans are opting to eat at home instead of dining out. This means that the kitchen is taking on a more important role for the family. Convenient read more...
If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Kitchen islands make a great addition to the kitchen

This nifty piece of kitchen cabinetry adds countertop space, storage underneath in the form of shelves for cookbooks, drawers and cabinets. The top is usually extended 12 out on one side to provide read more...
Kitchen islands make a great addition to the kitchen

Why do we have Labor Day?

While it's great to have a day off work to celebrate the end of summer, how did this holiday get started, and what is it in celebration of? The nitty gritty is that the Labor Day holiday was read more...
Why do we have Labor Day?

Budgeting your home remodel project

Pretty much everyone likes getting good deals and saving money, but most of us also like to splurge on some things. Sometimes, saving money can actually mean spending more in the long run when the read more...
Budgeting your home remodel project

How to remodel your bath with the perfect shower

No matter what time of year it is, we all take showers, pretty much every day. So it's important to have a shower that puts us in a good mood for the day, or has a calming effect at the end of read more...
How to remodel your bath with the perfect shower

What every home needs

Fall is getting closer . . . and back-to-school is near. So wouldn't a laundry room fit right in with a laundry station, a pet feeding station, an organizational cork board, and open shelving for read more...
What every home needs

Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Unless, of course, you just had yours done! Color, style and built-in conveniences are what make the cabinets, and with constant use, they can begin to show their wear. New cabinets will read more...
Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Increase efficiency in a small kitchen

If you can reorganize and equip your kitchen for it's maximum utility, you may not need to expand the square footage. You can start by having the shelves replaced with cabinet height pullout drawers read more...
Increase efficiency in a small kitchen

Remember last winter?

How cold the floor was in the bathroom and shower? Now is the time to get ready for next winter! Heated floors can be installed in the master bath, and a luxury item we all should have, heated towel read more...
Remember last winter?

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