Bucket List Travel Destinations

One of the greatest inspirations for stunning home remodels is travel. If you find a place that speaks to you, there are architectural and design features that can make your beloved home feel like a treasured vacation. Here is our bucket list of travel destinations.

Why is "Finding Your Why" So Important to a Home Remodel?

We’ve talked so much about “finding your why” in the journey to a breath-taking home remodel. The steps you take before seeking a design team or contractor are crucial and understanding why you are remodeling guides the entire process.

The Role that Emotion Plays in a Home Remodel

Being in tune with your emotions is the most important part of any remodeling project. You’re investing so much into your living space, and it would be so disappointing if the result left you dissatisfied.

Hosting a Summer BBQ

With sunny days in full swing, and a space perfect for entertaining, it’s the best time to host a summer BBQ.

Summer Strawberry Whip Cream Picnic Cake

One of the simplest and best picnic recipes I have come across! Strawberry cake with pudding and whip cream!  Perfect for company or a summer birthday.

July Home Checklist

Direct from Houzz: a summer checklist for home maintenance and to-dos to make your July spectacular and productive.

"Parades and fireworks and clambakes. With summer in full swing, the month of July can seem to zip by. Make the most of your month with these 14 to-dos, covering everything from weekend guests to flag etiquette."

Nip Tuck Remodeling Recognized with Design Awards

Every year we get the privilege to create beautiful spaces for our clients and the opportunity to show them off to our peers in various design competitions. This year we were awarded three awards, all for different projects.

The Most Crucial Step of Your Remodeling Project Is Knowing Why You Want It

The decision to renovate is never something to take lightly.  Remodeling costs time, money and disruption to your home that is unavoidable.  Nonetheless, homeowners launch into remodeling plans looking through rose-colored glasses and conjuring dreams of a perfect living space. Although intentions are good, such ambitions are vague at best and can end in disaster. Therefore, the first step in any remodeling project is to find your why.

While You Wait: Excellent Planning Time for your Remodeling Project

It’s easy to picture brilliant ideas for your home, only to have a designer come in and point out the challenges of knocking out the wall that supports your entire living room. During the waiting period, however, the planning, or brainstorming, phase gives you time to manage your expectations while simultaneously gaining inspiration so that your ultimate goals are realized. This is the perfect moment to share your Pinterest pins and magazine clippings so that your design team can bring a unique touch to your home.

Now Is the Time to Choose Your Design-Build Team

If you’re thinking of having a whole-house remodel or even a kitchen or bath remodel in 2018, you’re almost out of time to secure a place in line. The busiest design-build teams are already booked through the summer and are signing contracts for work that won’t happen until fall or even into 2019. It is worth the wait, though, and here’s why:

Surviving a Whole-House Remodel

With more people choosing to remain in their existing homes rather than trying to sell them and then buy new homes in the Seattle market, whole-house remodels have become much more common. But just because you choose to stay in your current home doesn’t mean you have to keep the same design, structure, or colors with which the home was built. 

A Million-Dollar House Is Not What It Used to Be

When I first started my business nearly eight years ago, the average family home on the Eastside was in the $400,000 - $750,000 range. Today, these same homes are upwards of a million dollars, and a starter home in our area that needs significant renovation starts at closer to $600,000.