Sponsor spotlight: Home remodeling terms you should know

If residential construction terms like “punch list” and “draw” sound unfamiliar, you are not alone. Most home owners are not aware of the different terms remodelers and builders use to describe a project. To help you have a smooth remodeling experience, here’s a glossary of some of the common terms used by builders and remodelers…



Sponsor spotlight: Tips for hiring a reputable remodeler

After spending more time at home during the past year, you may be one of the many homeowners motivated to modernize your home and hire a remodeler. Depending on the scope of your project, you’ll likely be sharing your home with the remodelers’ crews for weeks or even months. It’s critical to find a reliable…

Sponsor spotlight: Best bets for happy pets in your home

Eating a good meal, taking a nap or playing outdoors are just a few of the simple pleasures in life that most pets and humans both appreciate. There are several ways you can show your pet how much they mean to you by incorporating certain design elements into your home. Many features will not only…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for preventing kitchen fires during the holidays

As you prepare your holiday meals this year, it is important to keep you and your family safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the number-one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. There are simple ways homeowners can make sure their family and loved ones are safe in and…

Welcome to our new advertiser: Clean and Simple Cleaning

We’re proud to announce our newest advertiser, Clean and Simple Cleaning, a residential and commercial cleaning company based in Lynnwood. Stacie Sutton founded Clean and Simple Cleaning in the early 1990s. All she had at the time was a broom, a bucket, a mop and the vision of simplifying people’s lives. Since then, Clean and…

Sponsor Spotlight: A day in the life of an estate sale specialist

Estate sales are still somewhat of a mystery in the Puget Sound area. They frequently confused with garage sales and are less common in Washington state than other states such as Texas, Florida, Michigan and Illinois. I sat down with Meriann Roberts, Owner of Ginny’s Girls Estate Services, to shine a light on this misunderstood…

Sponsor spotlight: Emergency preparedness at home

Recent natural disasters remind us that our lives can quickly be turned upside down with little warning. Now is a perfect time to prepare your family and household for emergency situations that are most likely to impact our area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Ready.gov website provides information on how to be prepared for…

Sponsor spotlight: Top five benefits of hiring a general contractor

If you’re ready to build your dream home, one of the first steps is deciding if you should manage the project on your own or hire a general contractor. With books, online videos and articles, you may feel ready to dive right in and construct your own home from the ground up. Before embarking single-handedly…

Sponsor spotlight: Spot home damage before it’s too late

Homeowners are well advised to conduct regular checks around their homes. By keeping their eyes peeled, they have a better chance at preventing a small leak from becoming major water damage, an improperly sealed window from turning into a significant mold issue, and so on. Here are some general tips for keeping your home in…

Sponsor spotlight: How to solve a storage shortage in your home

As communities across the country practice social distancing to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you might have more people in your home than usual. Whether it’s your college student who has moved home earlier than expected, or young kids spending more time at home than normal, finding storage for blankets, clothes, books,…

‘Donate to Illuminate’ fundraiser to benefit Washington Kids in Transition

Real estate company Six Degrees Team is hosting a “Donate to Illuminate” fundraiser for Washington Kids in Transition, which supports students and families in need in the Edmonds School District. Give $5 or more to Washington Kids In Transition, and you’ll be entered to win $1,000 in professionally installed holiday lights at your home. To donate and…

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 key answers to common questions about how to safely enjoy this unique home feature. How do I know if my fireplace needs repairs? Before the…

Sponsor spotlight: Get your yard ready for winter

This month, homeowners in the Pacific Northwest are feeling a hint of fall in the air. As we squeeze out the last few weeks of outdoor adventures, we can also take steps to ensure that next year’s lawn and garden can withstand all the fun we come up with. What worked this year? Take a…

Sponsor spotlight: How to hire an honest contractor

With storm season upon us, homeowners may find it necessary to call in professionals to help repair damage to their homes. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that after a natural or man-made disaster, there are people who will try to profit from a community’s misfortune. But a fly-by-night contractor is one disaster you can…

Sponsor spotlight: Trends from Irons Brothers Construction’s Remodeled Home Tour

Nestled in the heart of Richmond Highlands, this unique French-colonial style home was updated adding a special French-inspired kitchen. This project was featured in The Seattle Times article “Remodeling During Covid-19? Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe.” See more photos and details on the virtual home tour at www.ironsbc.com/2020-remodeled-home-tours. Our structural engineers, cabinet designer, interior designer, carpenter…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for preventing home storm damage

Hurricanes and other storms have produced damaging winds and flooding across the country this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts more storm activity through the fall. Storms can be life threating and potentially cause damage to your home, so it is important take steps to protect your home and family before the…

Sponsor spotlight: Dream up a more functional, appealing garage

When you think about the spaces in your home where you most enjoy spending your time, the garage may not be at the top of your list. Here are some ways to make it a more functional — dare we say — attractive space. Wall, freestanding and overhead storage There are several types of sturdy,…

Sponsor spotlight: Caliber is committed to our customers

During the Coronavirus outbreak, Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is actively monitoring announcements from state and local governments about essential businesses. Rest assured, we remain open and fully operational.  We are living through an unprecedented and consequential time in our country, and we’re dedicated to serving our customers throughout this difficult period. We are following all…

Introducing our new advertiser — Nile Broady of Century 21

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest advertiser Nile Broady of Century 21. He has a refreshing perspective that he shares here. “I’m blessed to do what I love! There’s nothing better than helping people achieve their dreams. It’s such a privilege to meet great people who want to improve their lives. From…

Delayed due to January 2017 fire, Scriber Lake Road senior housing now open

After delays due to a fire that engulfed the construction site three years ago, a senior housing complex is now open on Scriber Lake Road in Lynnwood. The Reserve at Lynnwood — located at 19815 Scriber Lake Road — is an age 55-plus community that features 295 new studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The five-story…