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Newsletter #21

Does It Feel Fall Like Yet?

COVID apparently was not enough for us this year. We had the fires and all this smoke join in as well. So with all of this staying indoors I am more than certain you have decided on remodeling at least one room in your home if not more. You have had so much time to sit in each room for hours on end a day looking at things you are tired of or just never were a fan of in the first place. So why not start making those calls to get the work done? A lot of you are working from home so it may not be ideal to have someone come work on your home while you are working in it yourself. Lets create that office space for you so you don’t have to worry about running from the construction as you will already have a room to hide in. We can help you with all your remodeling ideas. Just give us a call so we can discuss your project in detail. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

Brand new kitchen in Seattle.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
The beautiful island makes the kitchen look big.

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.

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Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004
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The elegance in this kitchen is just the right touch for this home.
The elegance in this kitchen is just the right touch for this home.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. has just redesigned our website so definitely go check that out. Let us know how you like the new layout and colors. We worked with our website company and thought the look would help revamp the style and feel of our company. With COVID still hanging around some people are wondering if the safety precautions are still being met and we can tell you that here at Classic we will not stop until we are told otherwise. May not even stop then. We want to make sure you all are safe as well as us. We still take temperatures, we still wear masks, still carrying hand sanitizer and keeping 6+feet apart. So if you are wanting a remodel done by someone who takes all needed steps to stay safe during this pandemic, we are here for your remodeling projects. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas. 

6 Surprising Things In Your Home That Can trigger Anxiety During A Pandemic
[realtor.com: Lisa Marie Conklin]

To say that we’re all feeling anxious while living through a global pandemic is quite the understatement. And our homes should be a place or respite during these challenging times – not somewhere the walls feel like they’re closing in.

But what if your home is actually making your anxiety worse?

“When our external world feels threatening or uncertain, our internal sense of control gets out of balance,” says Karen Whitehead of Karen Whitehead Counseling in Alpharetta, GA. “We start to see everything in a different light because our system is on high alert. Our mind starts to see more and more ‘threats’ in our environment.”

But the “threats” – aka anxiety triggers – aren’t always obvious. Here are some things in your home that could be triggering anxiety – and how to cope.

Clutter
 
Have you ever felt your chest or back tighten up, or your mind race when you walk into a cluttered room? You’re not alone.

“If you’re the type of person who gets stressed when your home is cluttered, then you have something in common with the majority of the human race,” says Teri Schroeder, a counselor at Just Mind Counseling, in Austin, TX.

How to Cope: Create order in your physical surroundings to boost your sense of calm. Decluttering can be a daunting task, which can lead to procrastination and even more stress. But remember: You don’t have to tackle all the clutter at once.

“begin by creating a structure to help make and keep things orderly,” Schroeder says. “You might try setting aside 15 minutes a day to clean, or schedule a longer weekly cleaning session.”

Unfinished Home Projects

All the projects from your pre-pandemic to-do list are now staring you in the face all day, every day. Maybe it’s the hideous wallpaper in the dining room, which is now your makeshift office. Or the squeaky door you hear multiple times a day as the kids come and go. 

These seemingly harmless things can create anxiety, so it’s likely not a coincidence that there are long lines for curbside pickup at home improvement stores.

How to cope: “Action is often an antidote to anxiety,” Whitehead says, so make a list of everything you would like to tackle. 

“Simple things such as a new coat of paint, a quieter dishwasher or washing machine, an upscale shower head, new plants, or even rearranging furniture can go a long way in making us feel more comfortable while we’re spending more time at home,” says William Schroeder of Just Mind Counseling. 

Your Sad Office Space

If your home office isn’t serving you well, it’s time to ask yourself why, teri Schroeder says. “How do I feel about what I’m using as my home office? Does it support me, both mentally and physically? Does it feel good, or is it adding to my daily discomfort?”

How to cope: If you don’t have a designated office, carve out a corner just for you. Buy a room divider and order some work-from-home essentials.

“Put time and care into creating a comfortable workspace for yourself,” she says. “If you have a backyard or other outdoor private area, you might even try splitting your days between working indoors and outdoors to get more variety – and a bit of sunlight.”

The 24/7 Kitchen

The kitchen has replaced the break room at work – and it’s all too easy to grab a cookie or nosh on a bag of chips, knowing your co-workers aren’t around to see. 

“Not only is your anxiety up from staying home, we now have hoards of unhealthy food options at our fingertips,” Whitehead says. “That builds to anxiety about overeating, weight gain, lack of exercise – and the spiral continues.”

How to cope: “Start with your intention: Who do you want to be when you return to work, normal life, and the world?” Whitehead says. “Then figure out the obstacle. You might need to purge the pantry of junk foor or buy a few essentials for a home gym.”

Your Housemates

One of the benefits of quarantine is having more quality time with the ones you love. But we all know how easily this can become too much time together. 

“Then anxiety hits when we choose to do something else or realize we need space,” says Whitehead, who adds that the pressure to spend time together can also lead to resentment.

How to cope: “Start by giving yourself permission and freedom to have your own time to say no to playing another game and bow out from another three episodes of the latest binge watch,” Whitehead says. “If you need a break, others in your home may,too.”

Next encourage everyone to create a small space that can serve as their sanctuary.

“It could mean simply setting a rule with the rest of your household that a closed-door equals alone time. Or a little nook with your favorite picture on the wall and a cozy blanket where you could escape when you need it,” Whitehead says. “Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, we all need space now and then.”

Busted Art and Office Supplies
 
“It’s not common for parents to end up with baskets full of broken crayons, erasable pens, and markers missing the caps,” says Barton.

“Throw out the things that don’t work, so that you know what needs to be replaced. This is also a good rainy-day activity for kids.”

Trash: Do yourself (and little ones) a favor by purging any busted office and art supplies, and free up some home office space in time for the school year ahead.

Chicago-Style Dogs

(4 servings)

 

Prep time

(10 Minutes)

 

Total time

(35 Minutes)

  • 4 hot dogs buns
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/4c. pickle relish
  • 1/4 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced into half moons
  • 4 pickle spears
  • 8 sport peppers
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt

Directions:
 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush outside of hot dog buns with butter and sprinkle poppy seeds on top. Place buns, seam side down, on a baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted and poppy seeds stick to bun, 10 minutes.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, add hot dogs and boil until warmed through, 5 minutes.
  3. Place hot dogs in buns and then top with mustard, onion, relish, tomato slices, pickle spear, sport peppers and a pinch of celery salt

ENJOY!!!