Category : remodeling

Winter and fireplaces

There are fireplaces, and then there are awesome fireplaces! If yours is just not "doing it" for you, and you just don't enjoy sitting in front of it and gazing at the warm flames like you used to, read more...
Winter and fireplaces

Basement remodel ideas

Transform your dreary,  unfinished basement into a space everyone can enjoy. Even a mostly below grade basement can be brightened up with window wells. These nifty constructions allow you to have read more...
Basement remodel ideas

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 get adequate storage in your kitchen

Everything from food prep to paying bills and charging electronics often happens in the kitchen/ dining area. Today's homeowners prefer a clean look with small appliances tucked away in drawers and read more...
How to get adequate storage in your 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?

Is your home perfect?

Most people can find at least one thing in their homes they'd like to change. Here is a list of 8 things most homeowners wish their homes had:   More energy efficiency Repairs of some read more...
Is your home perfect?

Uh, oh, Fall is coming; are you ready?

When the nights start to get longer, we tend to turn inward into our homes, as we spend more time indoors. Number one is probably light! In Bellingham, it gets dark as early as 4:30 pm during the read more...
Uh, oh, Fall is coming; are you ready?

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

Do you have summer remodel projects?

Did you know that remodeling is very popular? Hiring your favorite contractor can require planning many months ahead for a large project, such as an addition. Smaller projects, like repairs, can be read more...
Do you have summer remodel projects?

Kitchen countertops! What’s to know?

Kitchen countertops take more wear than the floor! Accidental whacks with that knife, dropping a cast-iron pan, and don't even get me started on what teenagers can do to a countertop. Cutting board! read more...
Kitchen countertops! What’s to know?

Awesome small baths!

What makes a small bath workable? It can be difficult to determine what will make a small bath look good and how to fit all the necessities into it. After all, while you can store some things in read more...
Awesome small baths!

Turn your house into your dream home

Investing in a remodel to your current home will turn it into the home of your dreams. Review your home's layout; look carefully at how it's rooms are planned out. You can use a tape measure and read more...
Turn your house into your dream home

Your kitchen backsplash should reflect your personality

Sure, backsplashes have a practical purpose - as the name implies, but they can and should be so much more. The right backsplash will be a focal point for your kitchen and tie the whole room read more...
Your kitchen backsplash should reflect your personality

Improve your home

We all want that perfect home that resides in an image in our mind; but no matter how long we look, we never find it. What is the solution? Make your home into that ideal place your see in your read more...
Improve your home

DIY or hire a contractor?

Whew! Horror stories abound, and marriages are sometimes broken on an unrealistic DIY home remodel. Repairing and restoring a home, with a family living in a reduced portion of it, is very read more...
DIY or hire a contractor?

Thinking of remodeling your home?

If the kitchen needs some work, decide just how much needs to be done. Replacing cabinet hardware can make a big difference; updating the sink and faucet have a large impact as well. In any case, read more...
Thinking of remodeling your home?

Remake your kitchen into the centerpiece of the home

Family members spend a lot of time in the kitchen - and they'll be there more with an upgrade that fits your families needs. Want to be able to help the kids with homework while preparing dinner? read more...
Remake your kitchen into the centerpiece of the home

How to select a contractor for your remodel project

Recommendations from friends are the best place to start your search for a qualified contractor. Before you make a decision, here are some things to consider: General contractors often win jobs read more...

Instant hot water is popular addition to the kitchen

Many of our Bellingham clients request an instant-hot-water dispenser be included in their kitchen remodel. These neat little additions to the kitchen can deliver 60 cups of near-boiling water every read more...

A remodeled space in your home can have a profound effect on your sense of well being. A well designed and carefully built kitchen or bath remodel will do wonders for your morale and for the value of read more...

If you are ready for a kitchen remodel, but feeling overwhelmed, here are some ideas

Research! The details of a full kitchen remodel can be broken down into layout, material selection, style and color scheme. Of course there are endless online resources, as well as printed magazines read more...

Are you happy with your bathroom?

Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? To decide what kind of upgrade you need, think about how you use your bathroom and how many family members use it. If it's just you in the house, there's read more...

Powder room makeovers

It's the smallest room in the house! This little gem of a space doesn't have to be a utilitarian closet; with a little imagination and not a whole lot of money, it can be turned into the most read more...

Remodeling to create your dream home

You may not have found your dream home, but purchased a nice house with lots of potential. Now it is time to start the journey to turn it into your dream home. First, establish a budget and read more...

Things you should know when planning a remodel

Selecting a contractor for the renovation of any part of your home is an important decision and requires you to ask the right questions. Some self-education is required! Research as much as you read more...