Category: Blog

What do you mean, CAPS?

I spent the greater part of last week getting Lakeville a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation.  This would more aptly be named a “stay in your home” certificate. Known as the baby boomer generation, over 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65 A DAY.  You read that right, 10,000 people a

Facebook – Stay with Us

I think I’m getting to that age where I’m not sure “change” is a good thing.  Of course technology bring forth change faster than ever before. Facebook is now a publicly traded company.  The first change that’s meant to our small business that stems from the change to their big business is that it’s not

Professional Photos – Redmond Master Bath

Some more Friday Fun.  This is another of our 2012 REX Award entries.  You’ve seen photos of this space before here.  However, I’m a true believer in professionals specializing in targeted areas.  This includes the art of photography.  Here are the photos that Cindy Apple took for us.        Some of the main characteristics this

Starting a Remodel on Radio

I was recently invited to join Ben Brashen on his daytime radio show, Brashenomics.  (You never know who you’ll meet at these networking events.)   The show covers a wide range of topics.  The one I participated in focused on home maintenance and real estate. We aired last Monday, and although clearly I’m not a radio

Rustic Chic Remodel – Professional Photos

How’s this for a little Friday fun? We had these photos taken a couple of months back with the intent of submitting the project for the Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards.  Now that the judging is complete (all those judges follow this blog, I’m sure!), I’m excited to share the images with you. We love how

Lakemont Deck – Getting Ready for Summer

One of our forward thinking clients is getting his deck ready for summer.  Just a resurfacing with a splinter-free composite material, (It’s just so much easier on the little one’s bare feet), replacing some rotted material (Safety first) and installing an upgraded perimeter rail system. Is your home ready for you to enjoy the summer

Seattle Permits Numbers Among Nation’s Highest

Here at Lakeville, we’ve been feeling it.  It’s been building slowly over the past 6 months, and suddenly there’s a surge in activity and interest in construction, be it home improvement projects or even the inventory of new homes.  While I’m one to trust my instincts, it’s nice to have some data to back it

Buzzing Around

We have a new van, and it has new signage.  Looks nice, doesn’t she? Inside, she’s outfitted with all sorts of tools and supplies that help our team get your project completed in an efficient manner.  And obviously, she carries a pretty good load up top too.  You know, for all those hard-to-reach places. So

A Two-Week Kitchen?

In the shadow of unrealistic home improvement shows like Extreme Home Make Over, I’m always concerned about setting unreasonable expectations. However, I think this project shows that with good planning (and a straightforward program) things CAN move along at a quick clip.  With a young child at home, this remodel was going to be a

Coming Soon – Arc.I.Tek

By now Seattlelites have seen the 2012  focus on the Space Needle.  First, Angry Birds did this art installation to draw attention to their new game launch.  Then I opened up my latest issue of Seattle Met magazine and saw they had an article about the structure, which is celebrating its 50th year. The Space Needle