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Newsletter #13

When It’s Cold Outside….

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. I use to sing that all the time as a kid when it rained. I feel if I sang that here in Washington I may lose my voice with how much it rains here. It’s very cold and wet out and it’s only getting colder. Meaning all of us home bodies are snuggled in at home watching tv, playing games or even just lounging around in silence. Being inside so much definitely makes you notice some things around the house are either outdated or falling apart, maybe something is missing from a space and you’re not sure what to put there. Having so much time on your hands gives you plenty of time to think of upcoming projects you may want to start. Even if the holidays aren’t the time you would like construction to be done in your home, getting ideas together with pictures of what you want AND don’t want will help move things along when you are ready to start. Whatever your remodeling needs, we are one phone call away. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

The space in the kitchen is more visible from this angle as you can see all the counterspace.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Perfect fit along the edge of the counter and beside the stove.

Referral Program:

There is no greater honor than having our past clients/friends recommend us to their friends, family and co-workers. To show our appreciation, we would like to invite you to participate in our exclusive client referral
program.

When you refer a friend, family member or co-worker to our company and they sign a
construction contract with us, you will receive 1% of the total project cost on a future project with our company or cash. A $100,000 project=$1,000 credit.
The people who you refer to our company will also receive 1% off of their project costs to be used with their current project.

There is no limit on how many times you can use this program, so the more you use it, the more money you can earn.
We look forward to working with you, your friends and your family.

Trivia Question:
Q: Who were Forest Gumps 3 best friends?

Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004
(I have had one repeat winner for months, who wants to be the next winner?!)

Beautiful glass door giving access to the backyard from the kitchen.
Classic Remodeling NW Inc. has started airing on Spirit 105.3 radio in September. We have a couple different ads that are running, one for a new hire and one for new leads. If you listen to this radio station keep your ears open for Classic’s name and the bosses voices. We would love to hear from anyone with an upcoming project. Or if you know of someone looking for work, have them give us a call to find out the positions we are hiring for. We are expanding as a company and look forward to the new projects that come in. Anything from a bathroom remodel to a custom home build, we can help you with all your remodeling needs. We even offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas. 

5 Creative Things to Do With Your Autumn Leaves that Don’t

Involve Mulching

[realtor.com: Larissa Runkle]

Autumn is the most bittersweet of seasons; it’s invigorating when the leaves begin to turn color-and a bit crushing when, seemingly a few short days later, they all start to fall. And don’t get us started on all the raking and mulching that follow. 

But we’ve got a way for you to do less yardwork and enjoy the beauty of this fleeting season a little longer. You can turn those dry, dying leaves into beautiful autumn decor!

Yes, that’s right-rather than blowing your leaves into oblivion or tossing them in the compost pile, you can consider a more crafty approach. All you need are some vibrant-colored leaves, a few simple supplies, and a sunny, crisp autumn afternoon to get crafty. 

Real Fall Wreaths
 
Nothing rings in the season quite like a fall wreath on the front door, just like this gorgeous one.

Make the most out of your fall leaf collection by gathering up the best ones, and then follow along with a tutorial from blogger Bren Did on how to make your own. 

All you’ll need for this easy-peasy project are colorful leaves, some cardboard, and a pair of scissors.

Paint & Press Leaf Towels
 
The adorable fall-themed dish towels in stores this time of year are oh-so-tempting. But we’ve got something more affordable (and in our opinion, better) in mind: Make your own custom tea towels! For inspiration, we like the ones from botanical dryer @beebowen.

Even if you’ve never pressed and painted leaves before, this tutorial from We Are Scout can help you get started. It’s easy enough, if you’ve got time and a bit of patience. And don’t stop at tea towels-you can print your napkins and even tablecloths. Imagine creating the conversation starter at your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Autumn-Glow Candles Holders
 
If you’ve got extra glass jars and containers on hand, we’ve got a use for them! Gather them up (or buy some for cheap at the dollar store), then pick up some tea lights. Finally, grab some Mod Podge glue at your local arts and crafts store, and get started creating your very own autumn candle holders with your leaves.
Leafy Bowls
 
We just can’t get enough of these leafy bowls and something tells us we’re not the only ones. This fun and easy project is something the whole family can get in on, even if you don’t have professional potter’s studio.
Fall Garlands
 
Garlands are so much better when they’re made out of the real thing, are we right? And a fall garland is no exception. Fortunately, you can make one as pretty as the garland featured above.

Hearty Vegetable Soup

(16 servings)

 

Prep time

(25 Minutes)

 

Cook time

(1 hour 20 Minutes)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 cups frozen peas (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups V8 juice

 

Directions:
 

  1. In a stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute carrots, onions, celery, and green pepper until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

ENJOY!!!