Category: Remodel

Seattle Times – My Hot Home!

Out of respect for the current weather we’re experience, I thought I post this timely article just a tad after it’s publication.   If you’re like me, you live in an older home.  Mine is Lakeville remodeled (several times over) but that does nothing for the building envelope.  As a result, my 1978 home seems

Ravenna Bathroom – Before and After

You know how pockets of Seattle have those insanely adorable, quintessentially Seattle bungalows?  Our clients live in one of those.  The doors are what manufacturers are trying to replicate with modern day, but affordable options.  The door hardware has to be found in reclamation shops.  And sometimes, the bathrooms just need to be updated again

2013 REX Award Winner

Wohoo! We are thrilled to be celebrating recognition for one of our projects last year.  The Remodelers Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties recognizes outstanding remodeling projects each year with the REX (Remodeling Excellence) Awards.  This year, I only entered a single project.  A single WINNING project! Our West Seattle

Press: Seattle Times HomeWork Article

The Remodelers Council of the MBA has an ongoing relationship with the Seattle Times where RC members answer the questions sent in by Seattle Times readers or questions frequently heard by the remodeler him/herself from clients.  The weekly column that shows up in the Sunday issue is called HomeWork. Last week, Lakeville Homes’ article on

Have you Scene It?

I’m a little sheepish about this recent recognition.  I mean, here we are a small (5.5 employee) residential construction company in Bellevue.  We do enough of a dollar value of projects to keep our staff and our subcontractors pretty busy, but we have no plans to run a monopoly on the eastside and for the

Best of 425 – Your Vote Counts!

Last year, with your involvement and assistance, Lakeville Homes was named both the Best Builder and Best Remodeler in 425 Magazine. It’s that time of year again!  We’d love to be a repeat winner in those categories.  Will you help? The process is simple. -Go to http://425magazine.com/vote/ -Register to vote (1 vote per email address

Redmond Addition – Buttoned Up and Finishing Up

What’s a couple of weeks in the life of a project?  Usually a whole lot when we’re working together. These photos were taken back on January 8th of our Redmond Residence Addition.  Last time you saw it, we were framed and sheathed, but the openings were still, well, open.  As of the 8th, we had

The Fiscal Cliff Deal and Your Home Improvement Project

The latest news is that Congress has passed legislation to avoid the “fiscal cliff” we have all heard so much about in December.  The specifics of the deal are something most of us won’t watch the details of too closely, but aside from the tax rates and program benefits included, one other item that impacts

Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings to our friends from Lakeville Homes! What a year it has been!  We’ve been so lucky and honored to be recognized on so many front for the good work and commitment to our community that we’ve been doing all along.  Our 2013 is looking busier than we could have asked for or expected.

2012 Builder of the Year!

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is the oldest and largest home builders association in the country.  Among their esteemed membership (that includes 1000 home building/remodeling companies), they recognized Lakeville Homes as their Builder of the Year.  That’s right, even with the guys who do hundreds of housing starts a year, work