Category : General

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

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

How make a small house feel large

Trick the eye! Create an impression of expansiveness by floor to ceiling curtains, see through furnishings, strategically located mirrors, and light colors. Customize storage with built-ins, even read more...
How make a small house feel large

Specialized storage space in your kitchen

Pull out drawers in the kitchen island. Islands are for more than prepping dinner; be sure that your contractor builds in plenty of storage under that counter. Wine storage in the pantry. Keep read more...
Specialized storage space in your kitchen

Every kitchen wants an island

Everyone loves an island, right? When it comes to kitchens, they add an incredible amount of storage and working surface. Some homeowners even have an additional sink installed in the island. read more...
Every kitchen wants an island

Home Remodeling More Popular in Whatcom County

Bellingham is a popular city due to its proximity to the ocean, the mountains, and Western Washington University. Even those who like a "big city" fix now and then, can scoot up to Vancouver in read more...
Home Remodeling More Popular in Whatcom County

Oh, no! Double whammy next week!

Daylight savings (we lose an hour of sleep) and St. Patricks day. What a stressful week! And a wind storm last night. What you need to do to keep your sanity is hire a contractor (licensed, insured, read more...

What would make your home unique?

Do you like colorful, one-of-a kind items for your home decor? Niche Modern has developed some unusual light fixtures that would really set off an entryway, as focal points over a kitchen island, read more...

When does a kitchen need a remodel?

For some, this will not be hard to determine; but for those sitting on the fence, here are some helpful decision-making steps. Is there enough space for you and your family? Counter space, read more...

Spice up your kitchen with designer cabinet hardware

Have you ever thought that your kitchen looked great, but just seemed to be missing . . . something? Cabinet pulls and knobs can add style and drama to your kitchen. There are an endless variety read more...

Discover your kitchen’s inner glam

You don't have to knock down walls, add square footage to your house, or completely overhaul your kitchen to get that special look in your existing kitchen. As the old saying goes, "If the bones read more...

Advice on how to hire a remodeling contractor

The following information is from BIAWC, the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, the professional association for ethical and skilled contractors. Their organization provides advice for read more...

How to get more cooking, countertop and storage space!

That’s what a kitchen island is for. When you decide you can’t do without one any longer, the first thing you must do is determine if you have room for one. That done, decide what features you read more...

Inspiration

There are a number of wonderful blogs and websites out there to find inspiration for remodel. I came across two posts today that I thought our readers may enjoy. The first post, at Curbly, a DIY read more...

Outdoor Kitchen Part 2

By far one of the most popular search terms people use to find this blog is “outdoor kitchens.” Earlier today I posted our outdoor kitchen project and thought I'd continue by providing some read more...

Outdoor Kitchen Part 1

By far one of the most popular search terms people use to find this blog is "outdoor kitchens." Though I've already shown the in-progress photos for one of our favorite projects, I thought our read more...

Eldridge Kitchen Remodel

Before renovation, the kitchen in this historic Eldridge area home was outdated and didn’t take advantage of the home’s architectural strengths: The homeowners wanted a kitchen that would be read more...

Cramped Bathroom Becomes Historic Masterpiece

This is one of my (Melissa's) personal favorites, likely because this is the first completed project I saw after starting work at Rose Construction. A 1937 architectural award-winner, this historic read more...

Kitchen Remodel on a Smaller Budget

The kitchen in this converted condo lay inside an approximately sixty year old former apartment building. The small kitchen still had its original white metal cabinets: and an inefficient read more...