Sponsor spotlight: Choosing the right professional to help you stay in your home

While some homeowners might dream of retiring to a private tropical island, more and more are choosing to “age in place” and live independently, comfortably and safely in their own home, regardless of age or ability. As the Baby Boomer generation embraces this stage of life, many are searching for builders and remodelers who can…

Irons Brothers recognized among top customer service leaders in residential construction industry

Irons Brothers Construction has received a 2021 Guildmaster with Distinction Award from GuildQuality “for their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.” This is the design-build firm’s fourth year in a row receiving this award for their company’s distinguished customer service. Since 2005, GuildQuality, an Atlanta-based third-party customer satisfaction software surveying company, has sponsored the Guildmaster Award…

Sponsor spotlight: Add green to your home — and your pocketbook — by remodeling

The rapid growth of green building means that new homeowners can take advantage of the lower operating and maintenance costs that come with these energy- and resource-efficient homes.But for the 120 million existing homes in the United States, remodeling is the only way for homeowners to incorporate green practices. NAHB Remodelers offers the following suggestions…

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 now 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…

Sponsor spotlight: Don’t try this at home — DIY mistakes to avoid

Spring is here, so you might be motivated to tackle a household project that you’ve been avoiding all winter long. Regular household chores such as changing air filters or replacing lightbulbs are low cost and easy ways to keep your home running optimally. If you’re preparing to take on a bigger project, you may want…

Sponsor spotlight: Spring cleaning tips that pay off

Owning a home is a big responsibility, and that fact becomes even more obvious every year when spring rolls around. Spring cleaning for home owners typically means much more than just cleaning out the garage and washing windows. For most, the to-do list can be quite extensive. So if the thought of spring cleaning makes…

Sponsor spotlight: Estate sales — the environment’s choice  

There is no question that sustainable living and climate action are becoming crucial parts of our daily lives. Communities, infrastructure, businesses, cars, appliances, and day-to-day items are all being built to decrease their carbon foot print. We find ourselves asking more often if the choices we are making every day are good for the planet….

Sponsor spotlight: Important spring cleaning safety tips  

If spring cleaning is on your to-do list this month, it’s important to work safely, whether you’re simply clearing winter debris from your lawn or tackling a major renovation project. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure that you are protecting yourself, your family and the environment as you check off the…

Sponsor spotlight: Top color trends for your home in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought new meaning and purpose to the concept of home as a place to live, work and play. The colors in your home can create a rejuvenating environment that improves your mood or outlook. Each year, the leading paint manufacturers announce their most inspiring color and color palettes of the year. Not…

Introducing new advertiser Pinnacle Roofing Professionals

We’re happy to introduce our new advertiser, Pinnacle Roofing Professionals. They are local and specialize in both residential and commercial roofing. The weather has taken its toll this year, and many homeowners and businesses have had roofing needs that have arisen this winter. Be assured, when you call Pinnacle Roofing Professionals, they are very particular…

Sponsor spotlight: Much to celebrate about home remodeling

Homeowners remodel their homes for many different reasons, with an eye toward their own enjoyment as well as the eventual resale value. Some want to give new life to a house with an out-of-date floor plan. Baby boomers who want to stay in their homes as they age — as well as younger home owners…

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…

Welcome to our new advertiser: Kings Heating and Air Conditioning

We welcome Kings Heating and Air Conditioning as new advertisers. They are local! And they’ve been providing heating and cooling solutions to homeowners, builders and contractors since 1993. Homeowners love that they’re always looking to offer more value to clients through a wide range of services, from new installations to retrofitting, maintenance and repairs. Cutting…

Irons Brothers Construction wins Remodeling Excellence Awards

The Building Industry Association of Washington has announced the winners of its 2020 Excellence in Remodeling Awards, and Irons Brothers Construction, Inc. took top honors in two categories. The Excellence In Remodeling awards program recognizes outstanding remodeling projects across Washington, ranging from additions and historic renovations to kitchen and bath updates to entire home transformations at a…

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling your home safely during COVID-19

The pandemic has upended many activities; however, contractors are continuing to work to modernize homes across the country. Professional remodelers are taking on extra safety precautions to help meet the needs of homeowners during the pandemic. If you’re interested in remodeling your home, consider the following steps to help put your mind at ease, so…

Sponsor spotlight: Consider the benefits of off-season home improvements

Spring and summer are high season for home improvements. Winter, especially after the holiday season has passed, seems more like a time to hunker down and get cozy. But the professionals who do home improvements and the suppliers who sell the materials are in business year-round. And during their off-seasons, these businesses will often lower…

My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 25, 2021

My Edmonds News presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. In the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee, Senate Bill 5267 earned a public hearing. The legislation requires state licensing for electrical work associated with flipping property. It would prevent local homeowners from gaining permits and doing the work themselves…

Sponsor spotlight: Fight the winter blues by bringing the outdoors in

People are spending significantly more time at home as a result of COVID-19, which has led to shifts in habits and a renewed focus on how their homes live and breathe. With winter in full swing, healthy habits and homes will become increasingly important: Approximately 20% of the population suffers from seasonal depression. Here are…

Sponsor spotlight: Five ways to prepare your home before a freeze

The cooler weather conjures up images of fireplaces and hot chocolate. While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential pre-winter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps….

Sponsor spotlight: Home remodeling terms you should know

If residential construction terms like “punch list” and “draw” sound unfamiliar, you are not alone. Most home owners are not aware of the different terms remodelers and builders use to describe a project. To help you have a smooth remodeling experience, here’s a glossary of some of the common terms used by builders and remodelers…

Berkshire Hathway real estate office to take over retail suite that housed SNAP Fitness

The former retail suite that housed SNAP Fitness on 5th Avenue South, at the base of The Gregory building in downtown Edmonds, was just leased to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signature Properties as their new Edmonds office, according to Blake Taylor with West Coast Commercial Realty. Other ground floor office/retail-oriented suites are also available in The…