Sponsor spotlight: Avoid frustrating shipping delays — shop local estate sales

Are you moving, downsizing, or do you just need some new furniture? Maybe you have a friend or family member who is in the middle of one of these transitions. Typically, furnishing a space is relatively simple; standard wait time may be involved if you’re having items shipped from the warehouse. However in the midst…

Sponsor spotlight: 10 toolbox essentials for small home repairs

The joys of homeownership are numerous, from providing comfort for you and your family to building up equity in your financial profile. If you are a new home owner, it is important to be ready to encounter home repairs. Fortunately, not all home repairs require the help of a professional or come with a big…

Sponsor spotlight: Getting creative with your empty nest

Many baby boomers are finally saying goodbye to their adult children, who are moving out of the house and starting the next chapter in their lives. While some empty nesters are excited about this new phase, it can be a stressful time for others as they deal with this time of transition in their lives….

Sponsor spotlight: Universal design — homes that work for everybody

The majority of U.S. homes today are designed to work best for the sensory skills, size and capabilities of an able-bodied, 170-pound, 5-foot-9-inch male. What if homes were instead designed to be accessible to anyone, regardless of age, ability, preference (e.g., right- or left-handed) or size? That’s the idea behind universal design. Understanding home design…

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling projects to reenergize your home

Sweater weather a has arrived. Are the falling leaves, along with pumpkin spice lattes and football games, inspiring you to tackle your interior home improvement projects? Remodeling your home can pay off in personal enjoyment and comfort and improve the value of your home. A professional remodeler can provide guidance on home improvement projects that…

Sponsor spotlight: How to find and hire a remodeler right for you

Are you tired of cooking in a dated kitchen or spending time in cramped living space you’ve outgrown? If you are a homeowner ready to make upgrades to your home rather than selling and buying a new home, it may be time to remodel. If your remodel involves structural, electrical or plumbing work, you should…

Sponsor spotlight: Full clean-outs done right — Ginny’s Girls has your back

Have you recently inherited or become responsible for a loved one’s household full of stuff? Or maybe you are ready to part with your lifetime of belongings as you jump into the next chapter of your life? So many individuals in this position don’t know where to start! This is exactly where Ginny’s Girls Estate…

Sponsor spotlight: Keep unwanted guests away from your home

Social distancing may be a barrier for having visitors at your home. There are some guests, however, that you should never allow in — pests such as ants, roaches, rats, and termites. Not only are pest infestations a nuisance, its critical to protect your family from disease due to food contamination and your property from…

Sponsor spotlight: Ideas for modernizing your home office

The pandemic transformed the way Americans lived and worked. While public health restrictions are lifting, many people may continue to work from home at least part of the time. More than half (54%) of employed adults whose job responsibilities can be done from home say they’d want to work from home all or most of…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for hiring a reputable remodeler

After spending more time at home this year, you may be one of the many home owners motivated to modernize your home and hire a remodeler. Depending on the scope of your project, you’ll likely be sharing your home with the remodelers’ crews for weeks or even months. It’s critical to find a reliable professional…

Reminder: Annual Windermere Edmonds shredding event set for Sept. 11

The Annual Windermere Edmonds shredding event is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 11. This is a drive-thru event so when you pull up at the location —  210 5th Ave. S. in downtown Edmonds — you are asked tofollow the arrow signs to the drop-off location. Organizers will be following all social distancing…

Sponsor spotlight: Renovations that add value to your home

Making home improvements will enhance your home’s comfort as well as add to its value. But not all home improvement projects are created equal. If you plan on selling your home in the near or long term, take the time now to focus on those projects that offer the best return on your investment. While…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for transforming small spaces in your home

With more time spent at home this year, finding space for everyone to work, play and relax may be a challenge. A re-organization or remodel of a small area in your home can make the difference if you are looking for more space. A solid plan with carefully selected design elements can turn any unused…

Sponsor spotlight: How to plan for a hassle-free home addition

One of the benefits of home ownership is the ability to customize and improve your living space to fit your needs. If your family is growing or if you need a little extra space, you may be thinking about a home addition. An addition can be a single room built onto the side of a…

Sponsor spotlight: Living In your home after retirement

As baby boomers age, many are opting to stay in their homes instead of moving after retirement. If you are among the growing population of aging adults, it is important to make sure your home has both long- and short-term solutions to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your golden years. Here are several tips…

Irons Brothers Construction, Inc. named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 for 2021

Qualified Remodeler, a leading publication serving remodelers and home improvement companies in the U.S., has ranked Irons Brothers Construction on its 43rd annual TOP 500 remodelers of 2021. Since 1978, the QR TOP 500 has tracked the industry’s largest and fastest growing companies. In 2021, the TOP 500 represented $13 billion in remodeling sales volume…

Sponsor spotlight: Top five benefits of hiring a general contractor

If you’re ready to build your dream home, one of the first steps is deciding if you should manage the project on your own or hire a general contractor. With books, online videos and articles, you may feel ready to dive right in and construct your own home from the ground up. Before embarking single-handedly…

Sponsor spotlight: Keep unwanted summer guests away

Social distancing this summer may be a barrier for having visitors at your home. There are some guests, however, that you should never allow into your home — pests such as ants, roaches, rats and termites. Not only are pest infestations a nuisance, it’s critical to protect your family from disease due to food contamination…

Sponsor spotlight: Housing trend — Interest growing in accessory dwelling units

While single-family homes remain the most desired type of dwelling among home buyers, alternative living spaces are making headway. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also known as “granny flats,” “mother-in-law suites” or “secondary dwelling units,” are ideal for individuals seeking out a non-traditional living space. ADUs are self-contained living units with their own kitchen, bedroom and…

Sponsor spotlight: All the buzz about electronic doorbells

Homes with technology features are prevalent now more than ever. From large appliances to smaller gadgets that connect to your mobile device, there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to the activity in your home. One key home accessory gaining in popularity is electronic doorbells. These devices can be personalized to fit your needs…