Newsletter #26

Month of Love

We got a good amount of snow for the Valentines day weekend. I personally was at home snuggled up on the couch watching movies. Some of you may have gone outside to play in the snow and some may have stayed in as well to keep warm. For those of you outside, was it fun? Did you build a snowman? Did you go for a walk? Slide down some hills with your sleds? And for those of you who stayed inside, how many movies did you watch? Did you take a nap? Who lit candles and enjoyed the coziness of their homes and watched the pretty snow fall? Cuddled up with the ones you love or outside playing with friends or family. I feel like we have just about ran out of things to do in our homes now that we have been spending most of our time there in the last year. Some may want to move and find a new scenery. Others could be coming up with ideas of how to change the look of their home or use more space. Or maybe you don’t have enough space for the entertaining that you do. We can assist with all of these needs. Classic Remodeling is here for you. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

Finished converted garage with the new wall and windows.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Looking outside form the newly converted space. Aren't these windows gorgeous?

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: How long has February been Black History Month?

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

New converted room is definitely getting its use as you can see in this photo. The kids love the room.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is signing more jobs each week. Projects ranging from bathroom remodels to additions. Some homeowners have already gotten their drawings/plans started and/or permitted and are just needing a contractor at this point. Well, we are here for you if this is where you are in your planning stages. We can also help with getting plans for permitting on your project, so don’t hesitate to contact us. We help through the whole process, just let us know what you need us to help with. We have lists of vendors we go to for material such as tubs, sinks, tile and cabinets. So if you need help not only building the job but also where to look for certain items, we can give you these lists once you have signed our contract for the work. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas. 

6 Designer Tips for Creating the Ultimate At-Home Bar

[ Ana Durrani]

With the pandemic temporarily shutting down bars and nightclubs in many states, staying in has officially replaced going out. But the party doesn’t have to end just because you’re not imbibing at your favorite watering hole. You can easily curate a bar space at home to enjoy a homemade version of your go-to cocktail.

“I’ve had clients skeptical about installing wet bars who are now using them all the time,” says Nina Magon of Houston-based firm Contour Interior Design. A designated bar space will help make cocktail hour feel all the more special.

Whether you’re looking to go small with a stylish stocked bar cart or are ready to transform an unused nook into a proper wet bar, our experts have a few tips to lift your spirits. Here’s what you need to know to get your at-home bar ready for business. 

Go For Moody Colors and Accessories

Want to channel that dark, mysterious old-school cocktail bar vibe?

“Using moody, masculine colors and a bronzed mirror brings to mind the feeling of a classic cocktail bar,” says Magon. 

If you’re decking out a nook or corner of a room, try using a dark paint color or textured wallpaper to separate the area from the rest of the room. 

To get a real bar feel, consider adding a wood and mirror backbar that has a shelf, stemware holder, and mounting hardware, like the Seville backbar mirror.

Select Sophisticated Seating

No bar would be complete without bar stools, and using them in your home can really set the tone. 

“recently I’ve really been re-creating a lounge-style atmosphere for clients. This includes a traditional bar top with bar stools,” says Magon. 

Magon recommends the Erik Buch teak and black leather bar stools. A more budget-friendly option would be a backless bar stool like the Julien bar and counter stool.

Have Bar Cart, Will Travel

A bar cart is great for its versatility, convenience, and style, especially when square footage-and budget-is limited. 

“A good bar cart can pivot and serve another purpose. Think side table by day and drink service by night,” says Anthony Gianacakos of New York City-based firm Anthony George Home.

He says the Crestwood bar cart with it’s pared-back form and antique brass finish can work with a number of design aesthetics, and the clever design of the bottom rack keeps bottles upright. Also, consider a metal, wood, and leather bar cart.

If you’re looking for more of a cabinet design, consider a mid-century bar cabinet or the Cambridge mahogany bar.

Bar None for Accessories

Becoming a master mixologist means you need the right tools and accessories.

“Regardless of your bar’s scale, accessories are everything,” says Gianacakos.

He says a set of Frances decanters has organic asymmetry that can very easily dress up or down you space, “and work well for bar enthusiasts who like to infuse their own spirits.”

Consider the bar tool set and the 11-bottle wine rack that both come in gold, copper, graphite, or silver. And what would a bar be without a cocktail shaker? Try the Usagi cobbler shaker.

The Bar is Always Open
Where to put a wet bar in your home comes down to personal taste and convenience.

Kim Lewis, and interior designer from Austin, TX, says homeowners should consider the space in their home where they’d like to wind down at the day’s end, such as an upstairs porch or a cozy living room near the TV.

“I’ve also integrated a home bar in the primary suite for a jump-start on coffee in the morning,” says Lewis.

Designing a wet bar gives homeowners an opportunity to experiment with different styles of fixtures and finishes in their home. For example, try a lounge-approved statement faucet like the Artifacts gentleman’s bar sink faucet and the Brinx top-mount bar sink.

Up Your Cocktail Games Outdoors
If you have the space, the ultimate home bar experience can also be taken outside. 

Daniel Germani, an architect and designer based in Phoenix, says the new normal of 2020 completely transformed how people entertain at home, causing demand for outdoor living spaces to skyrocket. 

“I love integrating a bar into the outdoor experience. It satisfies that craving we all have these days to get out of the house,” says Germani.

Germani designed the Elements Collection for Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens that offers smart storage solutions to accommodate outdoor wine fridges and Kegerators. 

“The bold pops of color also bring instant happiness to the space, which we all need right now,” he says. 

For your outdoor bar, consider Hallsville three-piece bar set or the Chatham FSC mahogany ultimate bar, or the acacia island and hutch. 

Chicken Scallopini

(5 servings)


Prep time

(10 Minutes)


Total time

(1 hour)


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 8oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4c. white wine
  • 1/4c low-sodium chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4c. heavy cream
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Pat chicken dry and halve each breast horizontally to yield two thin pieces Season each piece with salt and pepper, then dip each in flour shaking off any excess flour.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until deeply golden, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside. 
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add to skillet butter, onion, and mushroom and cook until golden, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. 
  4. Stir in white wine, broth, and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper, then simmer until slightly reduced and thickened, 3 minutes. Stir in cream.
  5. Return chicken to skillet and spoon sauce over to coat. Garnish with parsley before serving.