Sponsor spotlight: Turn your backyard into an oasis

Now more than ever, homeowners are utilizing their home’s indoor and outdoor areas. In a recent survey conducted by the New Home Trends Institute (NHTI) in collaboration with Pro Builder nearly two-thirds (65%) of family home owners say that their home’s outdoor spaces are very important to them. The survey also revealed that a third…

Sponsor spotlight: Homeownership benefits our community

After years of decline, homeownership is gaining momentum across the country. According to the latest data from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey the U.S. homeownership rate is 65%. Homeownership endures as the foundation of the American dream, and that’s why the home building industry is celebrating National Homeownership Month in June. Home ownership builds…

 Sponsor spotlight: How to create a healthier home  

We’ve all spent more time in our homes in the last two years than we likely ever expected to spend indoors. As such, you may have started to add some items to your to-do list around the house based on some of the conditions or elements that may be impacting your comfort and well-being. Enlisting…

Sponsor spotlight: Home remodeling boom continues post-pandemic  

With increased home values, a growing number of homeowners are flush with home equity and are eager to reinvest in home improvements. COVID-19 sparked a demand for remodeling projects (e.g., home offices, gyms and outdoor living spaces) and those trends have continued even as the pandemic subsides. “Extended time at home meant home owners focused…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers among top customer service leaders in residential construction industry

Irons Brothers Construction recently received a 2022 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. Since 2005, GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize and celebrate home building, remodeling and contracting professionals demonstrating the highest level of customer service within the U.S….

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers Construction builds wheelchair ramp for woman in need

Irons Brothers Construction President Joseph Irons and his team of employees and skilled volunteers this weekend are building their 16th free wheelchair access ramp, part of the Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) philanthropic Rampathon program, now in its 29th year. This year’s ramp recipient, Laurel, has contracted a rare disease that has…

Sponsor spotlight: Giving new life to historic home in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood

This 1914 Greenlake residence was fully remodeled and repurposed, giving new life to the historic home. The homeowner’s plans emphasized maintaining the architectural character, while updating the entire structure to meet their family’s modern-day needs. Aesthetics were important to the lady of the house, who was active in the selections of millwork, finishes, and colors….

Sponsor spotlight: Top five questions to ask when hiring a remodeler

A home remodel can add value and comfort to your home. Once you’ve committed to modernizing your home, the first step is to find a professional remodeler. Online listings can seem endless. How do you know which expert will be able to provide exceptional service and quality craftsmanship? Some projects take considerable time and money…

Sponsor spotlight: Color trends for your home in 2022

Spring is a great time for fresh ideas and colors. It can also be a great time to give your home a quick refresh as well. And one of the easiest ways to rejuvenate your home is with a fresh coat of paint. New home design trends in recent years have emphasized wellness to match…

Sponsor spotlight: Three tips for remodeling in 2022  

One of the busiest years for remodelers was 2021, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and during a highly competitive home-buying market. Homeowners in 2022 continue to seek out the expertise of professional remodelers to help modernize their existing homes. Remodelers surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the end of…

Sponsor spotlight: Unique kitchen retains charm with added function

Our clients loved the vintage charm of their 1970s-era home, but they didn’t love its dated functionality. Our challenge was to update and improve the kitchen and dining room spaces while at the same time maintaining and improving on the features that make the home unique and inviting. The greatest change we made was to…

Sponsor spotlight: Home expert designations make a difference  

Retired life often conjures up the idea of living in a new place near the beach or mountains. While some people may choose that route, more homeowners are deciding to live out their golden years in their existing homes. The “age in place” approach affords homeowners the ability to live comfortably and independently in the…

Sponsor spotlight: Redesigned backyard space gives family year-round enjoyment outdoors

This homeowner approached our firm to design and build their outdoor living addition, after being referred by their immediate next-door neighbors, past clients of ours. This family of five in Lake Forest Park wanted an outdoor covered structure that would increase their access and enjoyment of the backyard. Another priority was hosting outdoor gatherings with…

Sponsor spotlight: Pro tips for a smooth bathroom remodel

Bathrooms are usually the smallest spaces in our home. However, there is no shortage of decisions you’ll have to make if you’re ready to remodel your bathroom. Like other areas of your home, bathroom remodels (or two) can be a smooth process with careful planning and by working with a qualified contractor. Consider the following…

Sponsor spotlight: Wet rooms are today’s choice for beautiful, usable bathrooms

Inviting, accommodating and a feast for the eyes—wet rooms are showing up in more and more homes and wowing visitors at new-home showcases. Wet rooms—essentially open-concept or barrier-free bathrooms—are tiled continuously from floor to ceiling and across the floor surface, giving a sleek, unified appearance. The shower is open to the room or enclosed in…

Sponsor spotlight: Low-cost energy-saving solutions for your home

With prices going up on goods and services across the board, you might be looking for ways to lower your household expenses. Now is a great time to think about making some home improvements so you can save money on your utility bills throughout the year. With approximately 13% of greenhouse gas emissions coming directly…

Sponsor spotlight: Protect the air quality in your home

The ongoing pandemic has put a renewed focus on the air we breathe. If you are spending more time at home this year, keeping the air in your living space as fresh and as free of pollutants is critical. Common indoor pollutants are from sources that release gases or particles into the air such as…

Sponsor spotlight: Top signs your home has a water problem

Regular maintenance is key for living comfortably in your home. A tidy yard and checkups on home appliances are a good start, but it’s also important to monitor your home periodically for water damage. A variety of issues can cause water damage, especially in older homes, and can show up at any time. If water…

Sponsor spotlight: Pro tips for a smooth bathroom remodel

Bathrooms are usually the smallest spaces in our home. However, there is no shortage of decisions you’ll have to make if you’re ready to remodel your bathroom. Like other areas of your home, bathroom remodels (or two) can be a smooth process with careful planning and by working with a qualified contractor. Consider the following…

Sponsor spotlight: Five steps for designing the perfect laundry room

Laundry is a chore but designing a functional space to clean your clothes doesn’t have to be. Kitchens and bathrooms are popular areas for improvement, but the laundry room shouldn’t be overlooked. No matter how big or small the space you have for a laundry room, with careful planning you can create the perfect laundry…

Sponsor spotlight: Winter home improvement projects that pay off

After a busy holiday season, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining winter months. If you’ve been thinking about making home updates, you don’t have to wait until the spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle new projects and work with suppliers year around. Typically, during the “off-season,” home…

Sponsor spotlight: New Year’s resolutions to refresh your home

The beginning of a new year offers a fresh start and a chance to usher in a positive change. New Year’s resolutions are usually associated with personal goals, such as losing weight or saving money. This year instead — or perhaps, in addition — you can resolve to take steps to refresh your home. A…

Irons Brothers Construction owners honored during Master Builders Association gala

The husband-and-wife team of Joseph and Melissa Irons, co-owners of Irons Brothers Construction, both were honored during the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County (MBAKS) gala last month. Based in Shoreline, Irons Brothers Construction is a long-time sponsor of My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. Melissa Irons received the 2021 Sandy McAdams Woman…