Sponsor spotlight: Top design trends for your home

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a renewed sense of home and community for many. After months of sequestration within your home, however, you might also be in need of some fresh scenery—both outside and inside your residence. Design trends provide alluring sources of inspiration for updates, whether it’s a simple splash of color or creating…

Sponsor spotlight: Help for homeowners during pandemic recovery

With the outbreak of COVID-19 this spring, Washington was among several states across the country issued stay-at-home orders, forcing most Americans to spend much more time in their homes than ever before. As a result, homes have taken on a new meaning as they became our new offices, playgrounds, sporting fields, entertainment venues and a…

Sponsor spotlight: Turn your backyard into great living space

When you think of making home improvements, the interior and exterior of your home may get the most focus. But there is also a lot of potentially great living space just outside your door. Here are a few ways to make your back (or front) yard a seamless extension of your home for entertaining and…

Sponsor spotlight: Staying home means your chance to create the perfect home office

School is closed and many of you are “Staying Home, Staying Healthy.” If you have kids, this means navigating homeschooling and homework. This, combined with working from home on a permanent or part-time basis, can increase your thoughts on how to create the perfect home office. While the dining room table or living room couch…

Sponsor spotlight: Show your home some love

Your home puts up with a lot. It withstands inclement weather, endures the occasional stained carpet, clogged drain or broken window, and it even tolerates the smell of your burnt popcorn. So it deserves a little love once in a while, and there’s no better time to show it than the month of February. You…

Sponsor spotlight: How to hire a professional remodeler

Irons Brothers Construction will be an exhibitor at the Seattle Home Show, the oldest and largest consumer home show in the U.S., from Feb. 15-23 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. For hours, admission fees, parking information and other details, visit www.seattlehomeshow.com. If you have collected photos of your dream kitchen, drafted a general budget, and talked…

Sponsor spotlight: Five electrical safety facts every homeowner should know

Electricity is such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think about how it works or any safety issues that could occur as a result of our plugged-in homes. Here are five electrical safety facts that you should know to protect your family and your home. If lights flicker or dim…

Sponsor spotlight: Protect your roof and it will keep protecting you

A home is the biggest investment most people will ever make, which is why homeowners often go to great lengths to protect that investment. But one of the more important components of safeguarding a home is also one of the most often ignored: the roof. It’s tempting to devote more time and attention to more…

Sponsor spotlight: Secure your home for the winter cold

While snow or extreme cold may not be a big factor in all parts of the country, those who experience even moderate snow falls or brief cold snaps during the winter know that colder temperatures can take a big toll on your home. Winter weather can also knock out heat, power and other services to…

Sponsor spotlight: Five burning questions about fireplace safety

Fireplaces provide a generous amount of warmth and add a special ambiance to your home. Before you relax and enjoy your fireplace during the fall and winter months, here are answers to common questions about how to safely enjoy this unique home feature. How do I know if my fireplace needs repairs? Before the first…

Sponsor spotlight: 10 toolbox essentials for small home repairs

The joys of homeownership are numerous, from providing comfort for you and your family to building up equity in your financial profile. If you are a new home owner, it is important to be ready to encounter home repairs. Fortunately, not all home repairs require the help of a professional or come with a big…

Sponsor spotlight: Five ways to prepare your home before a freeze

The cooler weather conjures up images of fireplaces, holiday gatherings and hot chocolate. While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential pre-winter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the…

Sponsor spotlight: Trends from this year’s Remodeled Homes Tour

If you’re planning a future remodel or just curious what current trends are being used in home remodeling, then don’t miss Irons Brothers and 11 other Master Builders Association members at the 2019 Remodeled Homes Tour this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Click here for tickets This event will take place…

Save the date: Volunteer rain garden planting party Sept. 26

A volunteer rain garden planting party is scheduled in Lynnwood Thursday, Sept 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. Rain gardens are designed landscape features that store and filter rain water. These gardens do a great job of filtering pollutants and recharging groundwater. Volunteers will be planting beautiful, hardy and low-maintenance native plants in six different gardens….

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Bothell kitchen and bath remodel

From drab to fabulous. This spectacular kitchen, with pops of blue, is now a bright and cheery living, eating and entertaining hub. The reimagined kitchen has reinvigorated our clients’ lifestyle, allowing them to spread out along their new 12-foot quartz-topped island with custom-painted cabinetry in Regatta Blue, taking the place of a traditional table and…

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Master bathroom remodel

This three-story Capitol Hill urban home was ready for its master bathroom to transition from its ’80s Miami Vice motif to a 21st-century modern masculine look. Masculine, modern, and warmth were the priorities, so the new fixtures, paint color, tile, cabinetry, and countertop were selected keeping this in mind. The homeowners were on a budget, but…

Irons Brothers Construction Project of the Week: Bothell outdoor living addition

Outdoor living makes your home’s square footage and livable space feel much larger. These homeowners desired to create an outdoor structure on the back of their home to help them enjoy the outdoors year-round under cover. Ultimately, the addition to their home has brought them so much more than this. This 1980s home was living…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers wheelchair-access ramp during annual Rampathon

Led by “Ramp Captain” Joseph Irons, employees of Irons Brothers construction and skilled volunteers will be building a free wheelchair-access ramp Saturday, May 18 for a Shoreline resident who currently has trouble entering and leaving her home. Irons, the general manager of Irons Brothers Construction and past president of the Master Builders Association of King…