Newsletter #25

Happy New Year!!!

We have made it to the end of 2020 and now in the beginning of 2021! I know a lot of you were ready for 2020 to be over, as we were. Things starting to somewhat feel normal but we still have some ways to go. We are taking on new projects and would love to hear from you. I know sitting at your home for a while has you thinking of ways to make your home an escape from your home. Working from home and school at home can get a little crazy if you do not have a set place for it. Maybe an office space for you or bonus room for schooling to take place for your kids. Whatever your ideas are for your home give us a call and we can discuss it and schedule you to meet with our estimator. Classic Remodeling is here for you. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

Garage Door has been removed and this is a temporary wall

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Framing in a few windows for this converted garage

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: Where did the name January come from?

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

New windows in the converted space that was a garage

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]

If you’re anything like us, you’re feeling more than ready to finally be done with 2020 and dive into 2021. And one of the best ways to ring in the new year with (besides Champagne) is a fresh look and new décor.

That’s why we’re back this week with five of the hottest looks on Instagram that will transform your space, this time with an eye on the bathroom. After all, what better place to get a fresh start than in a place where we’re all scrubbing away the stress of 2020?

So what are you waiting for? After such a tough year, it’s time to turn your bland bathroom into a spa oasis you deserve. If you’re ready to take on 2021, here are five styles to help you do it.

Retro Green Tile

We’re seeing a resurgence of retro styles, and this fresh green look is no exception.

“Green is the new neutral, and with wonderful benefits,” says Michelle Harrison-McAllister of Michelle Harrison Design. “This color plays well with both warm and cool tones, making it great for any style. Geometric tile patterns add a hip vibe to any bathroom, not to mention the color itself boosting feelings of calmness, renewal, and harmony.”

Bath-Sode Mural

If a bold artsy statement you’re looking for in the new year, then look no further than this bath-side mural trend.

“Murals have proven to be the high-impact art option for bathroom decor,” says Harrison-McAllister. “With so many options to choose from, we’re no longer restricted to permanent tile design detail. Self-adhesive ones from Etsy give you a custom bathroom design that is upscale and also makes you feel like you’re in a fancy European spa.”

Double Sconce

Add some old-world sophistication to your bathroom in the new year by upgrading your light features to a double sconce like this one. 

“We’re seeing big influence from midcentury modern and art deco styles with these minimalist, brass double wall sconce,” says designer and CEO Mark Wood of National Pool Fences. 

“Overhead bathroom lighting can be harsh and uninviting, and installing a double wall sconce can give a more soft, flattering light,” says Wood. “It’s also the perfect way to bring more light to a smaller space, and makes the room feel more relaxing as if you’re in a five-star hotel.”

Eclectic Wall Art

If big, bold statement are your vibe for 2021, then you’ll love this artsy bathroom design. 

“Try mixing up different art mediums, styles, and eras to help create a well curated, personalized bathroom decor,” says Harrison-McAllister. “This doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either. Simply mix up pieces from Target, Minted, or even yard sales add a unique style element to your bathroom.”
Bathroom Barn Door
Last but certainly not least is one of the most unique design elements we’re taking with us into the new year: this bathroom barn door.

“One easy way to personalize your home decor style to a quaint cottage vibe is to switch out your classic bathroom door for a barn door – styled one,” says Harrison-McAllister. “These barn doors are a simple yet impactful change that will leave people wondering if you designed your whole home.”

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

(5 servings)


Prep time

(10 Minutes)


Total time

(1 hour)


  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, fresh
  • 2/3 cup diced white onion
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (28oz) can no-salt added fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped and sauce from the can
  • 16oz bag raw cauliflower rice
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2lb chicken breast, raw
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste


  • Crushed corn tortillas
  • Shredded mexican blend cheese
  • Avocado


  1. Set the instant pot to the “sauté” function on low. Once it heats up, add the oil, garlic and onions. Caramelize for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Then add in the chili powder and cumin to “bloom” the spices – get it super fragrant in the kitchen. your kitchen should smell amazing! Then switch the sauté function off.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients – except for the chicken – to the instant pot. Give it a good stir and add a few pinches of sea salt and pepper to taste. then, add the chicken breast and make sure they ae completely submerged. Then, get cooking!
  3. SLOW COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Set the instant pot to “slow cook” and place the lid on. Make sure the top is set to vent and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or 4 to 6 hours on high. When the timer has just 1 hour remaining in the cooking cycle, open it and remove the chicken into a bowl. Use 2 forks to easily pull it apart. It should shred rather easily. Place the chicken back in the instant pit and cook for the remaining time.
  4. When the timer has 1 hour remaining, remove the chicken to a bowl and shred. Return the shredded chicken to the instant pot and cook for the remaining time. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with cilantro and optional garnishes. 
  6. PRESSURE COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Set instant pot to “pressure cook” and place lid on. Make sure the top is set to seal and cook on high for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, release the pressure, then open the instant pot. Remove the chicken into a bow. Use 2 forks to easily pull it apart. It should shred rather easily. place the chicken ack in the instant pot, set it to slow cook, and cook on high for 10 minutes. 
  7. Garnish with fresh cilantro and season to taste with sea salt and pepper. You can blend cheese.