Sponsor spotlight: Pet safety during a home remodel

Creating dedicated areas within your home where your pet can eat, sleep and bathe tells them they are just as much a member of the family as everyone else. A built-in eating area beneath the kitchen counter, a custom napping nook under the stairs, or a washing station in the mud room are popular home…

Sponsor spotlight: Bright Ideas for home interior lighting

It’s hard to beat the great natural light of spring and summer, but fall and winter do not have to be dark and gloomy. Take the opportunity to add interest, comfort and function to a room with lighting. A lot of rooms are really a blank canvas when it comes to lighting. You may have…

Sponsor spotlight: Ideas for making your home more livable

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a resounding effect on the way people live — not only in how they interact with those around them, but potentially in how they view their homes as well. More time at home may be changing the way individuals think about how tangible elements such as increasing their capacity to…

Sponsor spotlight: This stunning master bathroom remodel makes a statement

This stunning master bathroom started with a creative reconfiguration of space, but it’s the wall of shimmering blue dimensional tile that really makes this a “statement” bathroom. The homeowners, parents of two boys, wanted to add a master bedroom and bath onto the main floor of they classic mid-century home. Their objective was to be…

Sponsor spotlight: Check credentials when hiring a professional remodeler

If you are planning a home remodel, hire a professional remodeler with excellent credentials. The best remodeling results are achieved when qualified remodelers do the work. “Remodeling professionals have training, experience, skills, and solid references,” said Joseph Irons, General Manager of Irons Brothers Construction. “Homeowners can hire the best remodeler for the job by checking…

Sponsor spotlight: Top five home remodeling projects

The median age of the American home is 38 years old. Add to that the increasing price of new construction over the last decade and the growing popularity of television programs featuring dramatic home renovations, and it’s no wonder Americans spent an estimated $328 billion on home remodeling in 2019.  During National Home Remodeling Month…

Sponsor spotlight: Top design trends for your home

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a renewed sense of home and community for many. After months of sequestration within your home, however, you might also be in need of some fresh scenery—both outside and inside your residence. Design trends provide alluring sources of inspiration for updates, whether it’s a simple splash of color or creating…

Sponsor spotlight: Help for homeowners during pandemic recovery

With the outbreak of COVID-19 this spring, Washington was among several states across the country issued stay-at-home orders, forcing most Americans to spend much more time in their homes than ever before. As a result, homes have taken on a new meaning as they became our new offices, playgrounds, sporting fields, entertainment venues and a…

Sponsor spotlight: Dream up a more functional, appealing garage

When you think about the spaces in your home where you most enjoy spending your time, the garage may not be at the top of your list. Here are some ways to make it a more functional — dare we say — attractive space. Wall, freestanding and overhead storage There are several types of sturdy,…

Sponsor spotlight: Turn your backyard into great living space

When you think of making home improvements, the interior and exterior of your home may get the most focus. But there is also a lot of potentially great living space just outside your door. Here are a few ways to make your back (or front) yard a seamless extension of your home for entertaining and…

Sponsor spotlight: Caliber is committed to our customers

During the Coronavirus outbreak, Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is actively monitoring announcements from state and local governments about essential businesses. Rest assured, we remain open and fully operational.  We are living through an unprecedented and consequential time in our country, and we’re dedicated to serving our customers throughout this difficult period. We are following all…

Sponsor spotlight: Staying home means your chance to create the perfect home office

School is closed and many of you are “Staying Home, Staying Healthy.” If you have kids, this means navigating homeschooling and homework. This, combined with working from home on a permanent or part-time basis, can increase your thoughts on how to create the perfect home office. While the dining room table or living room couch…

Introducing our new advertiser — Nile Broady of Century 21

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest advertiser Nile Broady of Century 21. He has a refreshing perspective that he shares here. “I’m blessed to do what I love! There’s nothing better than helping people achieve their dreams. It’s such a privilege to meet great people who want to improve their lives. From…

Sponsor spotlight: How does your garden grow, Edmonds?

  According to the calendar, we have a few more weeks of winter but ready or not, it’s the perfect time to start prepping your garden and looking toward the warmer months ahead. A few of the tasks that should be on your late winter gardening to-do list include: Purchase and start seeds indoors for…

Sponsor spotlight: Show your home some love

Your home puts up with a lot. It withstands inclement weather, endures the occasional stained carpet, clogged drain or broken window, and it even tolerates the smell of your burnt popcorn. So it deserves a little love once in a while, and there’s no better time to show it than the month of February. You…

Sponsor spotlight: How to hire a professional remodeler

Irons Brothers Construction will be an exhibitor at the Seattle Home Show, the oldest and largest consumer home show in the U.S., from Feb. 15-23 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. For hours, admission fees, parking information and other details, visit www.seattlehomeshow.com. If you have collected photos of your dream kitchen, drafted a general budget, and talked…

Sponsor spotlight: Five electrical safety facts every homeowner should know

Electricity is such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think about how it works or any safety issues that could occur as a result of our plugged-in homes. Here are five electrical safety facts that you should know to protect your family and your home. If lights flicker or dim…