Newsletter #24

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends(after quarantining). All of the love and laughs around the table must have been pure bliss. I know you are looking forward to Christmas as well. All the beautiful lights, pretty ornaments, all the gifts under the tree, the little things that make us happy. It seems as though we needed it most this year as everyone decorated early. And not just early but like before Thanksgiving early. Normally it is right after Thanksgiving but this year we need some kind of joy so everyone started before Thanksgiving. No matter when you decorate, we all love seeing your homes covered in lights and all the cool blow up characters as well. All the Christmas music and cheer is filling our hearts and i know we cannot wait for Christmas next week. With the holidays, most homeowners do not want contractors in their home, which is very understandable. We understand you want time with your family and not have to hear any saws or drills going as you are snuggled up at home. After the holidays we will be happy to take on your projects. So if you start thinking of an update to your home and need a contractor, we are here for you. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

Upper Level Bathroom floor before demo

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Upper Level Bathroom sink/vanity and mirror/medicine cabinet before demo

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 two other names does Santa Claus go by?

Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004
(Where are my winners at?!)

Upper Level Bathroom before demo

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is busy this year and it has been great. Yes COVID put a damper on things but we were able to get back into the office after the shut down and continue working which has been so wonderful. Going through the holiday season we are staying busy and are looking forward to your phone calls after New Years for your remodeling projects. We know you don’t want us in your home now but when you are ready to call us we will be ready to meet with you. Bathrooms and kitchens are normally the main focus around the winter and going into spring season, as it is pretty cold outside most do not want work done outside yet. So if you need that kitchen, bathroom or master suite remodel, give us a call so we can come meet with you to start the process.  We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas.

5 Kitchen Designs Rules You Should Definitely Break In 2021

[ Ana Durrani]

The kitchen is a major focal point of a home – after all, it’s where meals are made to nourish your family, and where guests (when you can host them safely again) tend to gather, no matter how carefully you’ve arranged your living room. because of that, the kitchen is a key selling point, which may intimidate some people thinking outside the box when it comes to kitchen design. 

But here’s the thing: Kitchen design experts say 2021 is not the year to hold back. You may appreciate your kitchen’s look now and think, “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” But the new year represents hope and new beginning unlike any other in recent memory. So when it comes to updating the heart of your home, allow yourself to get creative and break some rules.

Rule No. 1 to break: You Must Have Bulky Upper Cabinets
What’s a kitchen without necessary storage space for all your glasses, mugs and plates to live? Sure, you need a place to put all of your dinnerware, but there is such a thing as too much cabinetry. And eliminating cabinetry can actually significantly improve the look of your kitchen. 

“The formulaic approach to kitchen storage includes upper-wall cabinets, but that’s one of my favorite design rules to break,” says Houston-based interior designer Nina Magon. “I like to eliminate the upper cabinets altogether, it makes the space feel larger.”

Getting rid of upper cabinets frees up wall space for something visually stunning like art or a full-slab backsplash that extends to the ceiling in a dramatic colorway, Magon adds. “It instantly elevates the aesthetic.”

But where will all your salad bowls and small appliances live?

Magon suggests maximizing storage in an island or base cabinets, where everything is easier to reach.

Rule No. 2 to break: The Kitchen Island Must be Stationary

While you might think islands need to be fixed to the floor with cabinets below, that design doesn’t always work in smaller kitchens.

“Look beyond traditional design to create spaces that are more flexible,” says Toronto-based interior designer Ashley Rumsey. “A mobile kitchen island with an open base allows the piece to be an active element that, when equipped with lockable casters, can move to meet your needs rather than simply serving as a storage component.”

A floating island can serve as a homework station by day and food prep station at mealtime-the perfect multitasking piece for quarantine.

“To achieve this, bring in a bar-height table, clad with ultradurable surfacing like Silestone or Dekton by Consentino, into the mix,” says Rumsey.

Rule No. 3 to break: Keep The Kitchen All White

When redoing a kitchen, the first thing you might be thinking about is color scheme. White is always a popular and safe choice. But for designers like Magon, the all-white kitchen is often her first design rule to break, and she expects others to do so in 2021.

“I’m a big fan of a dark, moody kitchen and the combination of black and white,” Magon says. She says going dark with countertops (made of a high-gloss material like quartz or Dekton), cabinetry, or appliances bring a more luxurious look.

Rule No. 4 to break: Match All Your Kitchen Finishes

Faucets, lighting fixtures, cabinet hardware and appliances should all match right? Wrong! Mixing these finishes is highly encouraged from here on out.

“Sticking to one finish may seem like the safe and easy route, but nixing metals can completely elevate a kitchen’s aesthetic,” says designer Lori Paranjape of Redo Home + Design in Nashville, TN.

One of Paranjape’s favorite combinations is a kitchen in matte black juxtaposed with a brass pot filler or brass cabinet hardware.

“The key to breaking this rule is installing a design element that brings the two metals together, such as a light fixture that incorporates both,” says Paranjape.
Rule No. 5 to break: Install Lights Just for Function
Most people use lighting to illuminate their kitchen so they can see what they’re cooking, but accent lighting can also be used in this space to give it more visual interest. 

“I love using vanity picture lights above kitchen sinks and even above open shelving,” says Los Angeles-based interior designer Ryan Saghian. “It can really look fabulous in unexpected applications.”

He says his go-to lights lately have been the Watson sconce and Yasmin sconce. 

“These are so much nicer than a flush or can light and can give a sophisticated feel,” Saghian explains.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

(100 servings)


Prep time

(10 Minutes)


Total time

(40 Minutes)


  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Blend in brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar. Remove from heat and whisk in the ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour mixture into a plastic container, seal and freeze.
  2. In a coffee mug, measure 1 tablespoon Hot Buttered Rum Batter and 1 fluid ounce of rum, then fill cup with boiling water. Stir and sprinkle top of drink with nutmeg.