Category : remodeling

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...

How to get the most out of your kitchen remodel

Have the new cabinets built right up to the ceiling. If you have a high ceiling, put items you don't use very often on the top shelves. Have some of the cabinet doors built with glass fronts; it 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...

Ideas for your fantasy house

Basement game room bowling alley: Library ceiling net: Living room slide:   Laundry chute porthole:   Let your dreams come read more...

Great ideas for your next bath remodel

If you are tired of having hair dryers (and their electrical cords), and curling irons cluttering up the countertop, have a pull-out built with storage for the items and hidden electrical read more...

What’s important in home remodels right now?

Home owners want a home that is sustainable, energy efficient and user-friendly for people of all ages and abilities, so they can have a home that will last a lifetime. When upgrading the read more...

Remodeling trends for 2015

As you probably are well aware, the baby boom generation is driving many purchasing trends, and as that generation is now at or near retirement, their effect on the housing and remodeling industry read more...

Home Remodeling trends for 2015

Like Carnac the Magnificent of Old, we here present you with knowledge of the future you could not know on your own. Home Remodeling trends expected for 2015, taken from many sources in the read more...

Winter remodeling projects

  Ah, winter! The time of year when it gets dark early and we spend more time indoors; we can no longer ignore those walls we should have had painted last summer, and that awful cracked read more...

Remodeling: What can go wrong and how to avoid it

  Have you heard of Murphy's Law? "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." You need a list, so I have provided one for you! Materials might be delivered late, dented, or with read more...

Remodeling for maximum use of your home

Budget and lot sizes may keep you from adding square footage onto your home, but that doesn't mean you can't improve the way you use your home. Many homes have basements that are notoriously read more...

How to use the space in your home without adding on

Everyone can use more space. Just look at garages with doors open, as you drive down a residential street this summer. It's not just the concept of better storage; a house can feel too small, just read more...

Aging In Place

Aging In Place is the ability to live in one’s own home safely, independently and comfortably regardless of age or ability. Most would rather remain in their own home, whether they may become read more...

What is the smallest room in your house?

No, I'm not talking about the closet. It's the bathroom. In such a small room every detail is very noticeable so when it comes time to remodel, craftsmanship and attention to detail are critical. read more...

How to determine the scope of work for a kitchen remodel

"Scope of work" is the term used to describe the basic parameters of a project. You can start with your wish list and budget, then determine the scope of work. A designer, architect or contractor read more...

Things to consider in kitchen remodeling

Tulips Well, the worst of winter is over for our Pacific Northwest, and while the weather here is mild compared to the rest of the country, this winter we had a late snowstorm (6-8 inches), with read more...

What can you expect to experience during a remodel project?

A lot of planning should be done before the remodel begins, and if this is done well, your project will go smoothly. The first phase should be carried out by the homeowner; researching contractors read more...

Universal Design (UD), or Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)

If a bad accident, illness, or mobility issues due to aging should happen to you or a loved one, would you have to move out of your home? Most existing homes are not designed for mobility impaired read more...

How to get more cooking, countertop and storage space!

Kitchen island demonstrating storage convenience 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 read more...

The age of your home may determine the level of bathroom remodel

Plumbing and mechanical codes are revised and re-issued approximately every 3 years, which will explain some of the issues that come up in older homes when it’s time for a remodel. For instance, read more...

What about that garage? Could it be made into a hobby room?

Are you frustrated because there's not enough room in your house? Do you glare enviously at your car which sits unaware in it’s protected space?You are not alone. We have remodeled client's read more...

What is the cost per square foot for my remodel?

Uh, oh! This is a loaded question to a home remodeler. Cost per square foot is impossible to calculate before the layout of the room(s), quality of materials, fixtures and appliances are settled on. read more...

New Year’s Kitchen Resolution!

Make it one of your news year resolutions to remodel the kitchen to include proper storage room! One can gradually get used to having full cupboards that are never opened; with items that you use read more...

Happy Holidays!

Scott, hard at work! Working on the second floor addition! Lots of 2nd floor additions this year; going up, not out! Tony & Marshall caught between tasks on a Bellingham home addition. read more...

Decks and snow in Bellingham

Hey! We got snow! Awesome! Our skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers are happy. But . . . how is your deck?  We don’t often get a lot of snow here in town, but when we do, it is wet, heavy snow. read more...