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A kitchen sink that helps you clean?

  Yup. It does that, and looks amazing, too.   Your kitchen sink the real workhorse in your kitchen at prep time—and at cleanup time. No matter how hard you work at keeping it…Read more

Blanco Silgranit Kitchen Sink

The real deal about home remodeling

I do a lot of early-morning reading every day to keep up with the ever changing landscape of the remodeling industry. This morning I read this amazing open letter to homeowners written by Don…Read more

Remodeled entry and living room

How to protect and maintain your beautiful hardwood flooring

  As a follow up to our last post, we thought a little information on how to keep your new (or newly refinished) hardwood floors beautiful for the long term seems appropriate. I know…Read more

Beautiful refinished oak floors in our recent home renovation in Redmond

How to pick your new hardwood floors

You are remodeling your home here in the Seattle area, and you want beautiful new hardwood floors to add polish to your beautiful new space. Whether your toddler is playing with his Thomas Trains…Read more

Hardwood Flooring

Color inspiration for your home’s exterior

One of our good friends posted a plea on Facebook the other day looking for help choosing colors to paint the exterior of her Kirkland home. She was at a loss figuring out what…Read more

Paint colors for home exterior

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

How to build your own backyard fire pit oasis

  It’s getting warmer outside here in the Great Pacific Northwest. Are you thinking of creating a great fire pit oasis in your back yard? It’s actually pretty easy to do! Fire pits help…Read more

How to build a fire pit

Stair Wars: Steps for improving stair safety for mom and dad

You probably know that falls are a real danger for seniors. A combination of declining strength and physical limitations means that one-third of independent seniors take a fall at least once a year. Between…Read more

Stair safety

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

Info Graphic: Curb Appeal Do’s and Dont’s

Underestimating the importance of curb appeal to the perceived value of a home is a big mistake many homeowners make. In this info graphic, we’ve put together important DO’s and DONT’s to help you…Read more