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…

Sponsor spotlight: Secure your home for the winter cold

While snow or extreme cold may not be frequent for us in the Pacific Northwest, when we experience even moderate snow falls or brief cold snaps during the winter, these temperatures can take a big toll on your home. Winter weather can also knock out heat, power and other services to your home, sometimes for…

Sponsor spotlight: Home safety checklist for the holiday season

The holiday season is a special time for family gatherings and festive celebrations, but it’s also an important time for homeowners to keep some basic safety precautions top of mind. Indeed, crime rates tend to rise during the holiday season – Thanksgiving to New Year’s –because of the increased number of consumers shopping for gifts…

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: Getting creative with your empty nest

Many baby boomers are finally saying goodbye to their adult children, who are moving out of the house and starting the next chapter in their lives. While some empty nesters are excited about this new phase, it can be a stressful time for others as they deal with this time of transition in their lives….

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling projects to reenergize your home

Sweater weather a has arrived. Are the falling leaves, along with pumpkin spice lattes and football games, inspiring you to tackle your interior home improvement projects? Remodeling your home can pay off in personal enjoyment and comfort and improve the value of your home. A professional remodeler can provide guidance on home improvement projects that…

Sponsor spotlight: How to find and hire a remodeler right for you

Are you tired of cooking in a dated kitchen or spending time in cramped living space you’ve outgrown? If you are a homeowner ready to make upgrades to your home rather than selling and buying a new home, it may be time to remodel. If your remodel involves structural, electrical or plumbing work, you should…

Sponsor spotlight: Keep unwanted guests away from your home

Social distancing may be a barrier for having visitors at your home. There are some guests, however, that you should never allow in — pests such as ants, roaches, rats, and termites. Not only are pest infestations a nuisance, its critical to protect your family from disease due to food contamination and your property from…

Sponsor spotlight: Ideas for modernizing your home office

The pandemic transformed the way Americans lived and worked. While public health restrictions are lifting, many people may continue to work from home at least part of the time. More than half (54%) of employed adults whose job responsibilities can be done from home say they’d want to work from home all or most of…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for hiring a reputable remodeler

After spending more time at home this year, you may be one of the many home owners 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 professional…

Sponsor spotlight: Renovations that add value to your home

Making home improvements will enhance your home’s comfort as well as add to its value. But not all home improvement projects are created equal. If you plan on selling your home in the near or long term, take the time now to focus on those projects that offer the best return on your investment. While…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for transforming small spaces in your home

With more time spent at home this year, finding space for everyone to work, play and relax may be a challenge. A re-organization or remodel of a small area in your home can make the difference if you are looking for more space. A solid plan with carefully selected design elements can turn any unused…

Sponsor spotlight: How to plan for a hassle-free home addition

One of the benefits of home ownership is the ability to customize and improve your living space to fit your needs. If your family is growing or if you need a little extra space, you may be thinking about a home addition. An addition can be a single room built onto the side of a…

Sponsor spotlight: Living In your home after retirement

As baby boomers age, many are opting to stay in their homes instead of moving after retirement. If you are among the growing population of aging adults, it is important to make sure your home has both long- and short-term solutions to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your golden years. Here are several tips…

Irons Brothers Construction, Inc. named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 for 2021

Qualified Remodeler, a leading publication serving remodelers and home improvement companies in the U.S., has ranked Irons Brothers Construction on its 43rd annual TOP 500 remodelers of 2021. Since 1978, the QR TOP 500 has tracked the industry’s largest and fastest growing companies. In 2021, the TOP 500 represented $13 billion in remodeling sales volume…

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: Keep unwanted summer guests away

Social distancing this summer may be a barrier for having visitors at your home. There are some guests, however, that you should never allow into your home — pests such as ants, roaches, rats and termites. Not only are pest infestations a nuisance, it’s critical to protect your family from disease due to food contamination…

Sponsor spotlight: Housing trend — Interest growing in accessory dwelling units

While single-family homes remain the most desired type of dwelling among home buyers, alternative living spaces are making headway. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also known as “granny flats,” “mother-in-law suites” or “secondary dwelling units,” are ideal for individuals seeking out a non-traditional living space. ADUs are self-contained living units with their own kitchen, bedroom and…

Sponsor spotlight: All the buzz about electronic doorbells

Homes with technology features are prevalent now more than ever. From large appliances to smaller gadgets that connect to your mobile device, there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to the activity in your home. One key home accessory gaining in popularity is electronic doorbells. These devices can be personalized to fit your needs…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Mid-summer home maintenance checklist

Have you noticed that your home has begun to show the signs of an active summer already – both inside and out?? Take the time now to do a few maintenance tasks to keep your home humming through the rest of the summer. Keep hot air out. Hopefully you’ve already had your air conditioner/mechanical system serviced…