Category: Kitchen Remodel

Redmond Kitchen Renovation – Before and After

Yes, guilty as charged.  It’s not quite fair to have a project update when the project is already completed.  But the before and after images are so fun to look at! At a home near Redmond High School, the L family had a “totally 80’s kitchen” that was worse for the wear.  Even oak doesn’t

Professional Remodeler – 40 Under 40

Wow!  Lakeville Homes’ President Jamie Hsu is at it again.  This time, the national trade magazine Professional Remodeler has included her as part of their 2012 40 Under 40 class. Besides showing up in the mailbox of many of the nation’s top remodeling companies, Professional Remodeler (PR) magazine put on a terrific awards event at

Best of 425 – WINNER!

Since the awards party isn’t until tonight, I thought I still had to keep this under wraps.  However a peek in my mailbox last night revealed that the issue is out! Thanks to you, our Lakeville circle (clients, trade partners, suppliers, subcontractors and friends), we are being recognized as the Best Remodeler AND Best Home

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

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

NAHB Remodeler of the Month

2012 is shaping up to be a great year for Lakeville Homes as far as recognition goes. We were just notified that we’ve been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders (like, THE authority of home building) that Lakeville Homes was selected as their April 2012 Remodeler of the Month.  Yep, out of the

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

Kitchen Remodel: Lake Hills, Bellevue – Almost Complete!

E and M live in the very central Bellevue neighborhood of Lake Hills.  After the extensive work they’ve done to their house in the past, the kitchen was one of the least impressive spaces.  They sought to change this since the kitchen is one of their most highly used rooms.  And E is an accomplished

Ismon Testimonial

Tom and Joyce did a very substantial remodel with us back in 2007.  Their home was one of our REX (Remodeling Excellence) Award winners.  I think it is a real testament to their belief in Lakeville’s work that after this much time has passed, they are willing to do a testimonial for them.  Then again,

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