Category: Remodel

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

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

Our First Caption Contest

I have a Kindle e-reader to give away.  So here’s our first caption contest. The rules:  Find Lakeville Homes on facebook (here’s a link to make it easy) and add your caption as a facebook comment.  Then, share the post and ask your friends to like your comment.  The comment with the most “likes” will

Rustic Chic – Almost Complete Photo Update

Our rustic chic remodel is complete now, with the home owners living in and enjoying their beautiful new spaces.  And sometime soon I’ll have professional photos to update you with.  In the meantime, here are a few more shots of the master suite prior to completion. Slate tile on the bathroom floor and shower walls.

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

Press: Qualified Remodeler March 2012

We, at Lakeville Homes are keeping good company these days. Qualified Remodeler, a national industry publication, did an article this month on Women in Remodeling.  Of the entire nation, they interviewed 8 women in the industry.  And of those 8 women, 3 of them come from the Seattle area.  I am honored to be recognized

Remodel: Rustic Chic – Fireplace

The stone is up.  And now you can see the previous mentioned mantel piece. Here’s a detail of where the stone meets the Trestlewood beams. In other news, the master bath is being tiled and hardwood floor installed.  Give us a couple more weeks and we’ll be complete with Phase I of this project. Jamie

Remodel: Rustic Chic – Master Bedroom

This room is lovely.  And it’s going to be spectacular.  The Trestlewood beams are in place, adding real personality to the other wise white sheetrocked room.  The fasteners are practically invisible.  Through those sliding wood doors, there is a magnificent view of Tiger Mountain, as seen over the parcel’s 20 acres.  The fireplace is in

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