Category: Bathroom Remodel

Hiring A Remodeler 101

The Master Builders Association publishes a consumer piece called HomeMatters before each Seattle Home Show.  In this past issue I authored an article for them on how to hire a remodeling contractor.  Really, it’s a handful of the questions we at Lakeville Homes hear most frequently, and generally it applies to every one of our

Remodel: Rustic Chic – Sheet Rock

With the current weather, I’ll be the first to admit these photos are a few days old.  Part of the charm of our Rustic Chic remodel is that the home feels as if it is remote, while only being 10 minutes from a very active suburban area.  They’ve been on the receiving end of over

Remodel: Rustic Chic – Framing

About one working week in, this project is starting to take shape. One of the challenges here is that the home owner wants wood floor throughout the bedroom wing (which is the area we are working on).  However the existing structure was originally built as a garage.  Subsequent owners had different ideas about how the

Remodel: Rustic Chic Project Kick-off

The wet climate of the Seattle winters can make substantial remodels a sensitive prospect for much of the year.  To our great fortune, the remodel we started this week is predominately interior work.  That paired with the slab on grade structure, few finish materials remaining and our Lakeville’s careful attention make this an ideal winter

West Seattle – Professional Photos

I just received the professional photos from our staged and completed project in West Seattle.  A synopsis of the backstory: The previous owner was a “flipper” who lost this project to the bank half way through.  The bank has been a client of ours for a number of projects, and asked us to help them

Blush

Our client, on the recently completed West Seattle house as well as the Vuecrest completion, recently wrote me a recommendation on LinkedIn. I’m pretty sure that I am not deserving of all his compliments, but clearly I’m not so put aside by them that I’m not willing to share them here. “On two occasions my

Project Update: West Seattle Contemporary

I lied. I thought that the next set of photos on this house I’d post were going to be the professional ones.  However, after a visit yesterday, with the staging partially complete, I felt I just had to share. A little master closet “wow.” And I promise, the next images will be by a real