Posts in Kitchens

What to consider before a do-it-yourself remodel

Some projects absolutely make sense for an energetic do-it-yourselfer (DIYer). But if you want your project to turn out great, you’d better have some basic skills, patience, and time. HUD and the U.S. Census…Read more

DIY Project Gone Wrong

Five tips for a green remodel

Remodeling provides the perfect opportunity to make your home more environmentally friendly. A green home remodel typically has two goals: minimizing the impact of your remodel on the environment, and making the long-term operations…Read more

Recycled Glass Countertops

Nine innovative home products that enable accessibility for the entire family

No matter what you call it—accessible design, universal design, inclusive design, human-centered design, or our favorite, enabling design—the movement to create home environments that are safe, attractive and easy for everyone to use has…Read more

Drawer-style microwave from Sharp

Top 10 home remodeling trends in 2013

Want to know what’s hot right now in home remodeling? We’re excited to share the following top 10 design trends we’re seeing right now in 2013 after compiling the collective knowledge of our fabulous…Read more

Kitchen texture and sparkle

Should we stay or should we go [during our remodel]?

You’re planning a remodel, and you know it’s going to disrupt your routine for a while. But you also know that in the end it’s going to be worth it. Whether your project is…Read more

Kitchen remodel design meeting

Five things to know before calling a contractor

So, you’re starting to think about a remodel for your Seattle area home, but you’re not sure where to start. You should know that accurate estimates and successful projects are the result of a…Read more

Kitchen remodel in Redmond

Plan next year’s remodel this holiday season

Are you planning a remodeling project in the coming year? We think the holidays are a great time to evaluate how your home accommodates you and your guests—or falls short. Small challenges are often…Read more

Kitchen decorated for holidays

Five tips to avoid unpleasant surprises in your remodel

If you are remodeling an older home here in the Seattle area, you never know what you will find when you open up walls. These are the surprises that can’t be avoided. But there…Read more

Updated Seattle bungalow

Six ways to prep your pantry for fun holiday cooking

Yay! [Or Yikes?!] Fall and winter holidays are right around the corner. Do you know what you have in your pantry so you can easily whip together those fabulous holiday goodies? Don’t be like…Read more

Pantry spice jars for holiday cooking

Project Showcase: Redmond kitchen and main floor remodel

On occasion, some clients get so excited about their remodel that we feel compelled to slow them down a touch—for their own good! That happened recently to a wonderful family in Redmond, Washington who…Read more