Category : home remodel

How to improve the lighting in your home

The amount and quality of light in your home will make a huge difference in the way it feels. This is an often neglected element of interior design, but it also happens to be one of the most read more...
How to improve the lighting in your home

Spending too much time at home?

Studies are showing (and it just makes common sense) that since most of us have had to spend a lot more time at home, we are thinking about how to make the home work better for us. This means setting read more...
Spending too much time at home?

Are you a do-it-yourself type when it comes to your home?

It's always tempting to try to save money, and lets face it, home maintenance and upgrades can be expensive. That said, it is way to easy to assume we can "do that", by watching an online video or read more...

How to be happy in your home

If you find yourself one of the army of workers who now work from home, you may find the previously rarely-used-home-office could use an upgrade. Having a wall and door installed in the basement, for read more...
How to be happy in your home

What happens during a home renovation?

What would be totally awesome is that the wild statements on some internet and TV shows were true; a complete kitchen or bathroom overhaul in 2 days! However, that simply cannot be done, not in read more...
What happens during a home renovation?

Home Offices

Since so many of us are working from home these days, it stands to reason that home offices are in high use. Sometimes it is harder to discipline oneself to work at home because we can't avoid seeing read more...

Keeping remodeling costs reasonable

Most of us have a budget when we plan a remodel or addition, and yet we want the best bang for our buck, right?! There are many ways to ensure the work stays within your budget, and here are some read more...
Keeping remodeling costs reasonable

Now that fall is pretty much here –

The days are getting noticeably shorter! Not looking forward to that. Oh well, part of living in the northern hemisphere. Good old 48.7519 degrees N, 122.4787 degrees W (Bellingham, WA) So you may read more...
Now that fall is pretty much here –

Should you renovate or build new?

Renovating so that the home functions better for the residents is a good idea, as long as the upgrades don't hurt the home's value or decrease usable space. More efficient homes are also more read more...
Should you renovate or build new?

Clutter-free kitchens

Do you have a "thing" about clutter? You don't have to be OCD to appreciate a pristine countertop. Whether your kitchen is large or small, that countertop clutter can sneak up on you. Small read more...
Clutter-free kitchens

What is your unique home style?

We are all individuals, and so it is no surprise that each homeowner has a desire for a home interior style that will be different from the previous owner, or the builder's style. So it's no read more...
What is your unique home style?

Is there a labor shortage in the construction industry?

The short answer is Yes! That is one of the reasons why so many homeowners wait in a bit of frustration for their remodel or new construction work to start. However, at Rose Construction Inc, we read more...
Is there a labor shortage in the construction industry?

Long winter nights inspire us to improve home lighting

In spite of the 16 hour nights we have in Bellingham during winter months, we do not want the lights on full blast! What works best is incremental and task lighting, better known as workspace lights read more...
Long winter nights inspire us to improve home lighting

Does winter make us unhappy with our homes?

During our long winter nights in the Pacific Northwest, we tend to spend more time indoors - after all, it gets dark around 4:30! So what this means is, we start to see all the projects we need done read more...
Does winter make us unhappy with our homes?

Fall and winter can be dreary – turn your home into a cheery place

Now that we have had to turn our clocks back, it is getting dark really early! Now is the time to assess the state of your home and decide what it may need to turn winter into a cheery, pleasant time read more...
Fall and winter can be dreary – turn your home into a cheery place

How to imprint your personality on your home

What makes every home unique are the details each homeowner includes in their home. Even something relatively minor, like kitchen cabinet hardware (hinges, knobs, pulls) and interior and entry door read more...
How to imprint your personality on your home

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

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

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

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?

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!

Thinking about remodeling? Check the NAHB

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders, helps members maintain professional standards, and provides ongoing certification classes for members. Membership in the NAHB assures homeowners read more...
Thinking about remodeling? Check the NAHB

If you need a change, don’t sell, remodel!

If your home is just plain boring, or you want to increase it's value, or you love your house but it just isn't working for you anymore . . . then it is time to plan that remodel. The rooms most read more...
If you need a change, don’t sell, remodel!

Bathrooms and kitchens should not get all of your attention

Guest rooms and living rooms are as important to the family as the bath and the kitchen. They just don't have as many fixtures and appliances! Fresh paint, a remodeled fireplace, custom bookshelves; read more...
Bathrooms and kitchens should not get all of your attention

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