Sponsor spotlight: Giving new life to historic home in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood

This 1914 Greenlake residence was fully remodeled and repurposed, giving new life to the historic home. The homeowner’s plans emphasized maintaining the architectural character, while updating the entire structure to meet their family’s modern-day needs. Aesthetics were important to the lady of the house, who was active in the selections of millwork, finishes and colors….

Sponsor spotlight: Top five questions to ask when hiring a remodeler

A home remodel can add value and comfort to your home. Once you’ve committed to modernizing your home, the first step is to find a professional remodeler. Online listings can seem endless. How do you know which expert will be able to provide exceptional service and quality craftsmanship? Some projects take considerable time and money…

Sponsor spotlight: Color trends for your home in 2022

Spring is a great time for fresh ideas and colors. It can also be a great time to give your home a quick refresh as well. And one of the easiest ways to rejuvenate your home is with a fresh coat of paint. New home design trends in recent years have emphasized wellness to match…

Sponsor spotlight: Three tips for remodeling in 2022  

One of the busiest years for remodelers was 2021, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and during a highly competitive home-buying market. Homeowners in 2022 continue to seek out the expertise of professional remodelers to help modernize their existing homes. Remodelers surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the end of…

Sponsor spotlight: Unique kitchen retains charm with added function

Our clients loved the vintage charm of their 1970s-era home, but they didn’t love its dated functionality. Our challenge was to update and improve the kitchen and dining room spaces while at the same time maintaining and improving on the features that make the home unique and inviting. The greatest change we made was to…

Sponsor spotlight: Home expert designations make a difference  

Retired life often conjures up the idea of living in a new place near the beach or mountains. While some people may choose that route, more homeowners are deciding to live out their golden years in their existing homes. The “age in place” approach affords homeowners the ability to live comfortably and independently in the…

Sponsor spotlight: Redesigned backyard space gives family year-round enjoyment outdoors

This homeowner approached our firm to design and build their outdoor living addition, after being referred by their immediate next-door neighbors, past clients of ours. This family of five in Lake Forest Park wanted an outdoor covered structure that would increase their access and enjoyment of the backyard. Another priority was hosting outdoor gatherings with…

Sponsor spotlight: Pro tips for a smooth bathroom remodel

Bathrooms are usually the smallest spaces in our home. However, there is no shortage of decisions you’ll have to make if you’re ready to remodel your bathroom. Like other areas of your home, bathroom remodels (or two) can be a smooth process with careful planning and by working with a qualified contractor. Consider the following…

Sponsor spotlight: Wet rooms are today’s choice for beautiful, usable bathrooms

Inviting, accommodating and a feast for the eyes—wet rooms are showing up in more and more homes and wowing visitors at new-home showcases. Wet rooms—essentially open-concept or barrier-free bathrooms—are tiled continuously from floor to ceiling and across the floor surface, giving a sleek, unified appearance. The shower is open to the room or enclosed in…

Sponsor spotlight: Low-cost energy-saving solutions for your home

With prices going up on goods and services across the board, you might be looking for ways to lower your household expenses. Now is a great time to think about making some home improvements so you can save money on your utility bills throughout the year. With approximately 13% of greenhouse gas emissions coming directly…

Sponsor spotlight: Protect the air quality in your home

The ongoing pandemic has put a renewed focus on the air we breathe. If you are spending more time at home this year, keeping the air in your living space as fresh and as free of pollutants is critical. Common indoor pollutants are from sources that release gases or particles into the air such as…

Sponsor spotlight: Top signs your home has a water problem

Regular maintenance is key for living comfortably in your home. A tidy yard and checkups on home appliances are a good start, but it’s also important to monitor your home periodically for water damage. A variety of issues can cause water damage, especially in older homes, and can show up at any time. If water…

Sponsor spotlight: Every estate sale has a special story to share

Most every estate sale is conducted through the same process. There’s typically an initial walk-through of the estate after an individual has passed away, moved or began the process of downsizing. If having an estate sale makes sense for both parties, the prospective sale dates are arranged and a contract is signed. Next, the liquidation…

Sponsor spotlight: Pro tips for a smooth bathroom remodel

Bathrooms are usually the smallest spaces in our home. However, there is no shortage of decisions you’ll have to make if you’re ready to remodel your bathroom. Like other areas of your home, bathroom remodels (or two) can be a smooth process with careful planning and by working with a qualified contractor. Consider the following…

Sponsor spotlight: How can I buy my next home?

Here’s a program for you. Have you been discouraged in purchasing your next home because you must sell first and use those funds for the next move, and you heard contingencies don’t exist anymore?. Or, you have 20% down payment but even that isn’t enough to win over the seller in this high-paced, high-stakes real…

Sponsor spotlight: Five steps for designing the perfect laundry room

Laundry is a chore but designing a functional space to clean your clothes doesn’t have to be. Kitchens and bathrooms are popular areas for improvement, but the laundry room shouldn’t be overlooked. No matter how big or small the space you have for a laundry room, with careful planning you can create the perfect laundry…

Sponsor spotlight: Winter home improvement projects that pay off

After a busy holiday season, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining winter months. If you’ve been thinking about making home updates, you don’t have to wait until the spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle new projects and work with suppliers year around. Typically, during the “off-season,” home…

Sponsor spotlight: New Year’s resolutions to refresh your home

The beginning of a new year offers a fresh start and a chance to usher in a positive change. New Year’s resolutions are usually associated with personal goals, such as losing weight or saving money. This year instead — or perhaps, in addition — you can resolve to take steps to refresh your home. A…

Irons Brothers Construction owners honored during Master Builders Association gala

The husband-and-wife team of Joseph and Melissa Irons, co-owners of Irons Brothers Construction, both were honored during the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County (MBAKS) gala last month. Based in Shoreline, Irons Brothers Construction is a long-time sponsor of My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. Melissa Irons received the 2021 Sandy McAdams Woman…

Sponsor spotlight: Five ways to prepare your home before the next freeze

To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps. Prepare outdoor pipes. Take steps to insulate your outdoor pipes to prevent damage. How does damage to your pipes occur? When water freezes, it expands, which in turn causes your pipes to expand — and that leads to…

Sponsor spotlight: Inside the mind of a compulsive hoarder during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many of us have seen the TV show Hoarders, or heard about a neighbor or relative who is hoarding behind closed doors. Perhaps you personally struggle with hoarding and find the notion of parting with your acquired possessions difficult or impossible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have been isolated, processing grief and wading through…