Sponsor spotlight: Top color trends for your home in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought new meaning and purpose to the concept of home as a place to live, work and play. The colors in your home can create a rejuvenating environment that improves your mood or outlook. Each year, the leading paint manufacturers announce their most inspiring color and color palettes of the year. Not…

Sponsor spotlight: Trends from this year’s Remodeled Homes Tour

If you’re planning a future remodel or just curious what current trends are being used in home remodeling, then don’t miss Irons Brothers and 11 other Master Builders Association members at the 2019 Remodeled Homes Tour this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Click here for tickets This event will take place…

Local companies at Seattle Home Show Feb. 23-March 3

Several local companies are among those exhibiting at the Seattle Home Show, the nation’s oldest and largest consumer home show, Feb. 23 through March 3 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Everything from a new “smart” induction burner, with its own smart pan and recipe app, to a new “collapsible” tiny log cabin that lets you…

Home and real estate weekly: Ideas for accent walls

Publisher’s note: Please enjoy this new weekly feature focused on home and real estate topics. An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically a very inexpensive DIY project….

The Beauty of Stone: Classic stonework ideas for condo owners

I love nice things. Most people with taste do. I like the challenge of taking the ordinary and transforming it to be extraordinary. It is quite possible to design and customize incredibly beautiful condominium interiors with the help of using properly-crafted stoneworks. So many types of stone are available to use for the fireplace, kitchens,…

Beauty of Stone: Elegant, rarely-seen soapstone

I’ve been doing stone setting and designing now for over 32 years. One of my favorite stones to use in my stone masterpiece is soapstone. I call it the “Rich Man’s Stone.” It is quite elegant — it reminds me of money. It’s not that it is too expensive. It is more rarely seen, beautiful…