Sponsor spotlight: Sam Souza Painting LLC answers more painting project questions

Hi! That’s me on the ladder, Sam Souza, owner of Sam Souza Painting LLC in Edmonds. We talked about interior painting projects last month. Now, I’m ready to answer questions about exterior painting projects. So let’s get started. Q: How are exterior painting projects different from painting inside the home? A: Exterior painting projects often…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for hiring a professional remodeler

If you have collected photos of your dream kitchen, drafted a general budget and talked with friends about how you wish your home was more comfortable or modern, you may be ready to hire a professional remodeler to get the job done right. Each May, the housing industry celebrates Home Remodeling Month, and we have…

Sponsor spotlight: Elevating leisure — Sheds as ultimate game rooms and personal bars

The Original Mini Barns is not just redefining the backyard shed; we’re revolutionizing the way you think about leisure and entertainment spaces in your own backyard. Gone are the days when sheds were merely storage spaces. Today, they stand as the epitome of personalized retreats for fun, relaxation and socialization. Delve deeper into how our…

Sponsor spotlight: Sewer tips that save money

It’s easy to get caught up in the routine of daily life and pay your sewer line little to no mind. Don’t let a clog and/or backed up sewer be the first time you consider it. Sadly, we encounter homeowners who are stunned by the condition of their sewer line and are unprepared to handle…

Sponsor spotlight: Marking Earth Month — A greenhouse affair

Rachael Bauer, Interior Designer LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ #30282 425-765-7680 | rachael@rbbydesign.com www.rbbydesign.com Recently, I was tasked with a distinctive design challenge that diverged from my usual interior projects. The assignment? Crafting the layout and populating the space for a 20-foot-by-40-foot greenhouse. In light of Earth Month, I found it fitting to spotlight this project. While…

Sponsor spotlight: Five ideas to spruce up your home for spring

If the winter blues have you longing for spring, there are several home maintenance activities you can tackle to as we enter the new season. Inspecting and cleaning your home during the transitional months makes any household’s future repair easier to manage. By dedicating just a few days to completing these simple tasks, you will keep your home running smoothly and protect your…

Sponsor spotlight: Spring blossom — transforming spaces with The Original Mini Barns

Spring heralds a season of new beginnings, an inspiring time when the natural world awakens with vibrant vitality. At “The Original Mini Barns,” we channel the spirit of spring into every custom shed we craft, transforming ordinary spaces into versatile, multifunctional havens that beautifully blend with the season’s promise of renewal. Our sheds are more…

Sponsor spotlight: Important spring cleaning safety tips

If spring cleaning is on your to-do list this weekend, it’s important to work safely, whether you’re simply clearing debris from your lawn or tackling a major renovation project. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure that you are protecting yourself, your family and the environment as you check off the chores…

Sponsor spotlight: Is remodeling right for you?

America’s housing stock is steadily aging. According to a National Association of Home Builders analysis of America Community Survey estimates, the median age of owner-occupied homes is 40. The data shows that many home owners across the country now reside in dwellings that are not new or modern. The analysis revealed that a majority (60%) of owner-occupied homes…

Sponsor spotlight: Choosing the right professional to help you stay in your home  

If you are like most Americans over 45, you want to continue living in your same home and community throughout your maturing years. Baby Boomers’ existing or older homes are often unequipped to meet their needs. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), a third (33%) of 50-plus adults believe they will have…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers Construction at Seattle Home and Garden Show

From Feb. 22-26, Irons Brothers Construction showcased its caring and craftsmanship at the Seattle Home and Garden Show, held at Lumen Field Event Center. The show is the Northwest’s largest consumer home show, featuring everything for your home, indoors and out. On Friday and Saturday, Joseph Irons presented two homeowner seminars, which were very well…

Sponsor spotlight: Top three design innovations to incorporate into your interior in 2024

Rachael Bauer, Interior Designer LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ #30282 425-765-7680 | rachael@rbbydesign.com www.rbbydesign.com This year, I’ve chosen these three design innovations to highlight. Each converts commonplace, mundane interior components such as electronics, outlets, and vents into design-worthy features that enrich the overall design of a space with an additional level of detail. Although some of these…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers Construction reviews 2023

As we celebrate 25 years, Irons Brothers Construction was honored to be a part of some amazing programs, projects and events in 2023. Thank you to our wonderful partners in business, the supportive clientele who chose us to design and build their projects, and the amazing team who puts it all together at Irons Brothers…

Sponsor spotlight: The benefits of hiring a professional remodeler

Are you inspired in the new year to give your home a refresh or plan a home improvement project? A remodel can modernize your home and add more value too. Before you start a project big or small, consider finding and hiring a professional remodeler or design-build firm. Working with an expert has many benefits….

Sponsor spotlight: Cold weather safety tips

With record-breaking cold weather, it’s not only time to get out the hot cider … it’s also time for safety tips on working in cold temperatures. If there is precipitation and cold, you may be faced with safety hazards when performing home maintenance. Let’s minimize your risk. Here are some tips to be ready for…

Start fresh in the New Year with a custom shed from The Original Mini Barns

As we welcome the New Year, it’s the perfect time to embrace change and improve our living spaces. At The Original Mini Barns, we believe in starting the year off right — and what better way to do that than with a customized, trustworthy shed that meets all your needs? Whether for storage, work or…

Sponsor spotlight: Island living

“To island or not to island…that is the question!” You have decided to move forward with your kitchen remodel; now it’s time to start thinking about how you want the design to take shape. One of the critical design decisions will be whether you want to have a kitchen island, a peninsula or standard countertops….

Sponsor spotlight: 5 ways to make your home cozy this winter

The winter months can be a great time to tackle home improvement projects. As the weather turns cooler, you may look for ways to make your home cozier and more inviting. And with the holidays approaching, now is the time to make any improvements so gatherings at your home can be safe and comfortable for…