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…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Much ado about ceilings

A ceiling with a pop of color, a stylish ceiling fan or detailed trim work can give a room personality and character. Ceiling décor also can add drama to an otherwise dull space, give the illusion of height in a compact room, or increase the feel of intimacy in a large one. Making a ceiling…

Once the location of Alderwood Mall Sears, Avalon Apartments taking shape

The changing face of Alderwood Mall: Gone is the Sears store; in its place will be this 328-unit apartment complex. Avalon Apartments will have two buildings, each six stories high. The ground floor will be reserved for retail. Completion is scheduled for 2022. — Photo and video by David Carlos

Sponsor spotlight: Mid-summer home maintenance checklist

Have you noticed that your home has begun to show the signs of an active summer already – both inside and out?? Take the time now to do a few maintenance tasks to keep your home humming through the rest of the summer. Keep hot air out. Hopefully you’ve already had your air conditioner/mechanical system serviced…

Sponsor spotlight: Assessing online reviews when looking for a remodeler

If you visited a dozen websites and read hundreds of reviews just to decide on which toaster oven to purchase, then how about when it comes time to select a home remodeler? That remodeler will be doing a significant amount of work to your biggest investment: your home. So choosing the right one is a…

Sponsor spotlight: Simple ways to brighten your home’s exterior

With longer and warmer days ahead, now is the perfect time to brighten up your home’s exterior. Keeping your lawn trim and yard tidy is a good start, but there are other opportunities to boost your home’s curb appeal. For example, adding new exterior lighting options or putting a fresh coat of paint on your…

Sponsor spotlight: Top kitchen features that promote cleanliness

The pandemic renewed a focus not only on our personal hygiene, but also on surfaces throughout the home. In the kitchen, there are many areas that are touched frequently that are more likely to stay dirty and have many different types of germs. While experts say the transmission of viruses on surfaces is low, there…

Sponsor spotlight: How to plan for a kitchen remodel

Kitchens are not only for cooking, but the kitchen is also a popular place in your home where you spend time with friends and family. If your kitchen is dated or no longer fits your lifestyle, you may want to consider remodeling. An upgraded or modern kitchen also can increase the value of your home….