Category : home remodel

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

If your home is feeling too tight, it might be time for that addition

One too many kids for the number of bedrooms? Don't want to turn your home office into a guest room? Then it's definitely time to start thinking about an addition. The two basic ways to add on to read more...
If your home is feeling too tight, it might be time for that addition

6 Elements for a perfect house

Your home will have your unique touches, of course, but most homes would benefit from starting with the listed elements here: Single level. Yes, we admit, we get quite a few calls asking for a read more...
6 Elements for a perfect house

Will your pets like your updated home?

Let's face it. You have likes and dislikes, preferences in your home color scheme, flooring material, etc. But what about Fido and Cat?  I think my cat likes my house just because she can race me read more...
Will your pets like your updated home?

Five ways to improve your home’s appearance

Replace the garage doors. There's an amazing range of styles for garage doors; check them out and pick something that enhances your homes style. It will make a big difference, as garage doors read more...
Five ways to improve your home’s appearance

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

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?

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!

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 . . .

How much maintenance should a home require?

Most homeowners are happier if repairs and maintenance are kept to a minimum. It's a good idea to find out the life-span and maintenance requirements of materials when having your home upgraded. You read more...
How much maintenance should a home require?

Remodel your home to make it “just right” for you!

Like most homeowners, you probably have an "if only .  . ." list. Those things you would like to change to make your home "just right". Does your home feel like there isn't enough space? Here are read more...
Remodel your home to make it “just right” for you!

Home offices – how to make them work

Many of us want a home office, if not for work, then for paying bills, reviewing articles and books we find interesting; even checking out cookbooks! Reading through recipes isn't necessarily read more...
Home offices – how to make them work

Do you own your home, or does it own you?

Some homes are high-maintenance, and that costs time and money. Here are a few ideas on how to turn that high-maintenance home into a low-maintenance one: Select siding such as fiber-cement read more...
Do you own your home, or does it own you?