Sponsor spotlight: Spot home damage before it’s too late

Homeowners are well advised to conduct regular checks around their homes. By keeping their eyes peeled, they have a better chance at preventing a small leak from becoming major water damage, an improperly sealed window from turning into a significant mold issue, and so on. Here are some general tips for keeping your home in…

Sponsor spotlight: How to solve a storage shortage in your home

As communities across the country practice social distancing to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you might have more people in your home than usual. Whether it’s your college student who has moved home earlier than expected, or young kids spending more time at home than normal, finding storage for blankets, clothes, books,…

‘Donate to Illuminate’ fundraiser to benefit Washington Kids in Transition

Real estate company Six Degrees Team is hosting a “Donate to Illuminate” fundraiser for Washington Kids in Transition, which supports students and families in need in the Edmonds School District. Give $5 or more to Washington Kids In Transition, and you’ll be entered to win $1,000 in professionally installed holiday lights at your home. To donate and…

Sponsor spotlight: Five burning questions about fireplace safety

Fireplaces provide a generous amount of warmth and add a special ambiance to your home. Before you relax and enjoy your fireplace during the fall and winter months, here are key answers to common questions about how to safely enjoy this unique home feature. How do I know if my fireplace needs repairs? Before the…

Sponsor spotlight: Get your yard ready for winter

This month, homeowners in the Pacific Northwest are feeling a hint of fall in the air. As we squeeze out the last few weeks of outdoor adventures, we can also take steps to ensure that next year’s lawn and garden can withstand all the fun we come up with. What worked this year? Take a…

Sponsor spotlight: How to hire an honest contractor

With storm season upon us, homeowners may find it necessary to call in professionals to help repair damage to their homes. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that after a natural or man-made disaster, there are people who will try to profit from a community’s misfortune. But a fly-by-night contractor is one disaster you can…

Sponsor spotlight: Trends from Irons Brothers Construction’s Remodeled Home Tour

Nestled in the heart of Richmond Highlands, this unique French-colonial style home was updated adding a special French-inspired kitchen. This project was featured in The Seattle Times article “Remodeling During Covid-19? Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe.” See more photos and details on the virtual home tour at www.ironsbc.com/2020-remodeled-home-tours. Our structural engineers, cabinet designer, interior designer, carpenter…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for preventing home storm damage

Hurricanes and other storms have produced damaging winds and flooding across the country this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts more storm activity through the fall. Storms can be life threating and potentially cause damage to your home, so it is important take steps to protect your home and family before the…

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling savvy — innovations in paint

Significant innovations in paint over the past 20 years have led to fascinating interior and exterior applications. Today homeowners can use paint to generate solar power, light up a hallway, waterproof a basement and even draw on the walls with no fear. If you’re thinking about painting your home, knowing what’s new in paint technology…

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…