Tag: remodeling

The kitchen in this photograph combines recessed can lights, pendant lights and under-cabinet lighting, providing layers of lighting that can be added or subtracted at a flip of a switch. (Photo courtesy Stone Lighting Design)
The Basics of Lighting and Lighting Design

Let There Be Light

Light, be it natural or artificial, impacts productivity, safety, moods, as well as the sense of aesthetics. You can design a beautiful home or landscaped yard but if it is not properly illuminated, it may all be for not. The following is an … read more

Timeless or Trendy?

Timeless or Trendy?

Timeless styles form a beautiful background for fun,...

Trendy has gotten a bad rap of late. My design clients and readers of my blog (www.SanctuaryAndStyle.com) often tell me that they can think for themselves. “I know what I like and I don’t need to follow trends,” they declare. Does that sound … read more

Country-style cabinetry with painted and glazed finish (Photo courtesy A Kitchen That Works)
More Than Just a Box

The Fundamentals of Residential Cabinetry

Pretty colors and fancy trim aside, a well-designed room exudes a subtle beauty. The essence of that beauty is in the placement of cabinetry, fixtures and furnishings. People derive a sense of comfort and purpose when they can walk into a room and … read more

Remodeling for the Dream Kitchen

Remodeling for the Dream Kitchen

Jerry and Dolly Coss have lived in their Silverdale home since 1997, undertaking a few remodels to update various areas. And while they’ve already remodeled their kitchen once, last year they decided to gut it out and start over. “I like to entertain … read more

A Kitchen That Works Design Team
How much is that puppy in the...

Understanding the Basic Costs of Remodeling — Part 1

When embarking on a home remodel project, there are two things that most homeowners want to know: How much it will cost and how long it will take. The answer to both questions is: That depends on several factors. Let’s start with cost. … read more

Wayne Keffer
Defining Success

Remodeler Wayne Keffer Follows His Dream

It’s possible to drive right past the office of WRK Construction, Inc., even with directions in hand. Owner Wayne Keffer operates out of a white, metal-sided barn across from the family home in the Central Valley area of Silverdale, and the single-lane, unmarked … read more

Rockin' at Countertops and Loving It

Rockin’ at Countertops and Loving It

Maybe it’s karma. Bill Wyman is cool with that as an explanation for the success of his business, Creative Countertops, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. Regardless of how much good karma’s had to do with it, his enterprise has grown over … read more

Fireplaces
Fireplaces

As We Dream By The Fire

The cold, gray days of winter are here. The perfect time to stay inside, curled up by a warm fire. Don’t have a fireplace? Don’t despair. There are more options than ever available to homeowners that allow them to incorporate a fireplace or … read more

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