Newsletter #16

Love Is In the Air

Can you believe it’s already the middle of February? The start of the year has been so busy and it looks like it is just going to take off. This year seems to be the year for a lot of new beginnings, new adventures, and new projects. That garage may be starting to look a little worn due to all the rain and snow, want to tear it down and start over? What about that patio or porch you have been wanting? Are you ready to start being outside again? Tired of using the same old appliances that the house came with? Those cabinets looking ragged? Chips on the countertop that snag at the most inconvenient moments? We can remodel your entire kitchen. Or maybe you just purchased a home and would like a full remodel of the entire house? You want it to be your forever home and have come up with your ideas over the years of being in different homes, taking away the parts you loved most and recreating that in your new space. We can help with those ideas. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

Soffits being replaced at a church in between Everett and Snohomish.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Ever wonder what it looks like beneath that shower wall and shower pan? This is after a tear out of the old shower in Duvall.

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

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: What was the groundhog’s prediction?

Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004
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Brand new cabinets are exciting, especially when they start getting set in place.
Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is having a great start to the new year. Projects are starting to roll in at a rapid pace, here are just a couple that owners are doing. One for a conversion remodel in Snohomish and the other for a remodel/addition in Everett. Now is the time to be calling contractors for your projects. Spring is right around the corner which means it’s time for spring cleaning. How about instead of just cleaning and storing more items away in a space that won’t hold anymore boxes, let’s remodel some space to give you more storage, remodel that bedroom to a new escape within your own floor plan. That birthday party that will be holding about 20+ people, do you have enough entertainment space? Can everyone gather outside in a covered space? Anything from a bathroom remodel to a custom home build, we can help you with all your remodeling needs. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas. 

5 Beyond-Basic Basement Remodel Ideas for Every Personality


[ Larissa Runkle]

Basements don’t have to be dingy, dark, or seriously creepy places. In fact, there’s a whole heck of a lot you can do with that big underground space if you’re willing to put in the time.

Of course, you can do a basic basement remodel that uses the area in a very particular way – like adding a guest room (for your least favorite relative) or even a third bathroom. But we get the feeling that if you’re reading this, you’re not here for basics. 

Which is why we rounded up five remodel ideas that’ll make you actually want to spend time in your basement (and make you forget all about those weird furnace noises). Whether you’re looking for a place for you or for your latest hobby, we’ve got you covered with these beyond-basic basements. 

The Entertainer: Prohibition-era Underground Bar
Looking for a space to have friends over that isn’t strewed with the kids’ toys or piles of old mail? Then you’re going to love this Prohibition-era bar.

“This style basement is a really fun and sophisticated nod to the speak-easy days when you were transported to an underground bar,” says Doreen Amico-Sorell of Sorell Interiors. “It’s perfect for the family who likes to entertain Gatsby-style.” (In other words, with plenty of booze.)

The Fitness Buff: Retreat-Style Yoga Studio
Who needs a yoga retreat in Bali when you can just retreat to your underground meditation studio? We love the all-wood look of this basement yoga studio, which is perfect for anyone looking to teach a class or simply sweat out stress with friends.

“The best part about a yoga studio is that there’s minimal expense due to the lack of furnishings,” says Amico-Sorell. “However, you’ll still want to fine-tune the decor to encapsulate that feeling of Zen.”

The Streaming Addict: Binge Worthy Basement Theater
If your hobbies include less stretching and more chilling, then you’re going to love this retro home theater. Cue up your watch list and make some popcorn, then settle into one of these plush sofas to enjoy the show.

“There’s something to be said for having a theater in your basement,” says Amico-Sorell. “It appeals to everyone in the family (and their friend), and it adds to the resale value of your home. The starlit ceiling projector is a nod to the old-day theaters when going to see a movie was a whole experience.”

The Book Nerd: Dreamy Private Library
If you can’t have a castle in the english country side, you should at least get your own private library. Display all of your favorite reads – and then some – on these wall-lined shelves, or put your feet up and dive into your TBR list with a cup of cocoa.

“Home libraries are on-trend,” says Stephanie Purcell of Redesigned Classics. “With so much technology and everything online, the nostalgia for the tactile feel of an old book is something that can’t be replicated.”

The Sports Fan: The Ultimate Game Room
If you’re really the biggest fan, you need a place to watch your team play – and what better spot than one where the beer flows freely and the only patrons are the friends you invite over?

“Every sports fan’s dream come true is a place they can relax, watch a game, and have a drink,” says Purcell. “But bars can be so expensive and full of rival fans, so why not create your own sports oasis?”

Banana Pudding

(4 servings)


Prep time

(35 Minutes)


Cook time

(35 Minutes)



  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas
  • 6 low-fat cinnamon graham crackers, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


1. Heat the milk and almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat until almost simmering; remove from the heat. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch, salt, sugar and egg in a medium heatproof bowl.

2. Pour about half of the hot milk mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking vigorously, until thick and starting to bubble, 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Whisk in the vanilla. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let cool, stirring occasionally.

4. Cut the bananas into thin slices. Layer a few banana slices, a few pieces of graham cracker and 2 tablespoons of the prepared pudding in each of 4 glasses; sprinkle with cocoa powder and almonds, then repeat to make 2 more layers.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 4 hours or overnight.