kitchen remodel

Sponsor spotlight: Show your home some love too!

February is a celebration of all matters of the heart: health, love, kindness and caring. A time when we are asked to remember the part of us that keeps us going and that is often neglected. It’s also a time to take a moment out of our busy schedules, and spend time with and thank…

Sponsor spotlight: Melissa Irons named Remodeler of the Year

Melissa Irons of Irons Brothers Construction Inc. was named 2022 Remodeler of the Year during the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) recent year-end gala. Each year, MBAKS recognizes members in various categories, including Spirit of Service, Emerging Leader, Moving the Market, Associate of the Year, Remodeler of the Year, Builder of…



Sponsor spotlight: Tips to protect your property from wind damage

Our homes are more important now than ever before. During storm season, powerful winds and storms can put your home at risk. High winds from storms can be unpredictable and uproot trees or create flying debris that can damage your property. Below are some steps you can take to be prepared and protect your home…

Sponsor spotlight: 3 winter landscaping steps for a great spring lawn

With winter’s arrival, homeowners may be thinking about storing their lawn tools and relaxing during the cold months ahead. But there are still a few things homeowners can do during the winter to help ensure a beautiful green lawn and garden once spring arrives.  1. Prep your lawn. – Reduce the chance of snow mold…

Sponsor spotlight: Top home colors for 2023

The new year is a great time to set goals, establish healthier habits, and promote growth and learning. This year, many paint manufacturers also see it as an excellent opportunity to reset, recenter and rewrite the design and ambiance of our homes to suit our journey for the year ahead. Bold and Transformative Ready to…

Sponsor spotlight: New year, time for a new kitchen

It’s no secret that kitchens are one of the most popular spaces in homes. If your kitchen is dated or no longer fits your lifestyle, you may want to consider remodeling. An upgraded or modern kitchen also can increase the value of your home. According to Zonda’s recent Cost vs. Value Report, home owners who…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers Construction says cheers to a fantastic 2022

As we celebrate a successful 2022, it is of utmost importance that we acknowledge and thank our amazing team. Pictured above are our team members and three of our favorite business consultants at this year’s Leadership Retreat – All Systems Go! Thank you to our team members for their loyalty, dedication and tireless work to make…

Sponsor spotlight: BIAW President Joseph Irons celebrates successful year

As 2022 comes to an end, Building Industry Association of Washington President Joseph Irons, president and general manager of Irons Brothers Construction, Inc., celebrates a successful year of leadership. Throughout the year, Irons led the association through legal victories, grew the Certified Builder program, encouraged diversity in the industry and bolstered workforce development efforts. Working…

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: 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: Five simple and stylish home design ideas

Do you spend lazy Saturday afternoons browsing online, wishing you had the budget to hire an interior designer to replicate their artistic interiors? Well-designed rooms don’t always have to come with a huge price tag; designing on a budget may be easier than you think. Many times, by changing small things, a room can take…

Sponsor spotlight: Five ways to jump-start your home remodel

After spending more time at home, over the last several years, you may be ready to change the look and feel of your house. Perhaps you are ready to upgrade your kitchen or add more space. Whatever the impetus, the thought crosses your mind: Maybe it’s time to start a home remodel. If you are…

Sponsor spotlight: Five trendy ways to update your bathroom

Although they serve a specific function, bathrooms don’t need to conform to a utilitarian design. If anything, this space benefits from personalization. From simple contemporary designs to chic, luxurious fixtures, today’s bathroom trends are about creating a relaxing personal retreat. Merge the Indoors with the Outdoors. Blurring the lines between inside and out can create…

Sponsor spotlight: Top five overlooked careers in high demand

There are many jobs in the skilled trades that are in high demand. Rewarding career paths such as carpentry, plumbers and HVACR technicians do not require a four-year degree and have the earning potential of more than $50,000 a year. In fact, many skilled trades offer apprentice opportunities so students can earn while they learn….

Sponsor spotlight: Do you know how to make your home more livable?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a resounding effect on the way people live — not only in how they interact with those around them, but potentially in how they view their homes as well. More time at home may be changing the way individuals think about how tangible elements such as increasing their capacity to…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for hiring a reputable remodeler

Register to attend the Remodeled Homes Tour and see remodeling trends, speak with experts in design-build, at www.remodeltour.com You can tour the home in this video – remodeled by Irons Brothers Construction — on Oct 22. We look forward to seeing you there. After spending more time at home for a couple of years you…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers Remodel Showcase — going up in Madison Park

This custom home overlooking Lake Washington was overdue for an update. Fortunately, the client contacted us before the water damage on their top deck got too bad. The entire home underwent a facelift inside and out. The new design included framing in the old leaky deck and building a larger, more functional home office.  Additional…

Sponsor spotlight: Pro tips for virtual homebuying and remodeling research

If you’re planning to buy or remodel a home but you’re not quite ready to view several dozen homes in person, start by looking at homes online. You’ll be surprised by the number of online showrooms, photos and 3D videos/virtual tours available to help you narrow down your search. For new homebuyers, Realtor.com, Redfin.com, Trulia.com and…

Sponsor spotlight: Five essential fall maintenance tasks for your home

With the summer season in the rear-view mirror, now is the time to focus on a few simple home maintenance projects to prepare for the fall weather. Not all maintenance projects require a significant of time or money. Instead, seasonal projects are low or no-cost DIY projects that can also help you save money on…

Sponsor spotlight: Organize your home for the school year

It’s back-to-school time and that means all over town, parents are vowing that this year, they’ll finally be organized. There will be no more tears, threats, or lost field-trip permission slips. The kids will walk out the door with their completed homework and a healthy lunch snug in their backpacks. Here are some hints to…

Sponsor spotlight: Houses are aging — is it time to remodel?

America’s housing stock is aging. And following the Great Recession, residential construction grew at a modest pace. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), many homeowners across the country occupy dwellings that are not new or modern. A closer look at the housing stock data reveals that many properties may be due for…

Sponsor spotlight: A new shade of ‘green’ — today’s standards for home efficiency

Anyone who’s been car shopping in recent years knows that modern cars come with a seemingly endless list of options and features to consider. But if there’s one characteristic that most car shoppers rank as high as price, performance and style—it’s fuel efficiency. Much like car shoppers compare miles-per-gallon (mpg) estimates, an increasing number of…

Sponsor spotlight: Maintenance tips for first-time homeowners

As a first-time homeowner, you now have a place to call your own. Routine home maintenance will help you enjoy your new home for years to come. Maintaining your home not only helps ensure your home is working at an optimal level but helps to identify or fix problems before they become a larger issue….