Newsletter #28

Spring Is Upon Us!!!

April showers bring May flowers. We had a good amount of sun this month and looks like we are going to end the month with rain. Which is great for the flowers, but I know we all want the sun to stay. I see so many people out and about again, it’s nice to see everyone enjoying this beautiful weather. Remember to keep your mask on in public space and to keep a 6 foot distance from people you do not live with. We want to enjoy this weather but also be smart and remember that we have a pandemic still going on so we need to be safe. With this sun being out I know there are people wanting to build those new patio or decks for outdoor living space. We can take care of that for you. We can help you design, push through permitting and even build. Your one stop shop for your full remodel needs. So if you want that bathroom gutted and redone, or the kitchen is well outdated, or maybe you don’t have a deck, pick up that phone. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

The lower level bathroom tile floor before grout

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Before wall tile goes up in lower level bathroom

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: Which day in April did the famous Titanic ship sink?

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

All wall tile in lower level bath installed, just needs grout. What an interestingly fun design.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is booking new jobs left and right. We just had 4 new jobs sign this week and looking at having more sign in the coming months. With construction booming this year it would be smart to get in with a contractor sooner than later as everyone is filling their schedules. With such a high demand in services this year homeowners would be smart to get designs and plans started immediately for those big projects. Design processes can take a little longer depending on how many times you go back and forth with changes, so if you are ready to get started our number is below. If you already have a pretty good idea of what you want, the design process can go much smoother and quicker. If you are ready, we are waiting for your call. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas. 

10 Gardening Hacks That Save Money, Time, Messes, and More

[ Jennifer Kelly Geddes]

We’re here to say that growing flowers and veggies is definitely an art, but it’s one you can learn fast with a few shortcuts – aka gardening hacks.

Here are some of the best gardening tricks of the trade approved by experts who say they really work. And the best part? Many of these ideas use home goods that you’ve got lying around the house already.

Fill Your Planters With Bottles and Cans To Save Dirt

Ever wonder how those ginormous planters get filled? Sure, you could use a 50-pound bag of pricey potting soil to get the job done, or you can try an easier, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly approach.

The trick here: Fill the pot about two-thirds of the way with cans or plastic bottles from your recycling bin, then pile the dirt on top. This way, you use far less costly soil from the garden center, plus you improve the aeration and drainage at the bottom of the planter. Oh, and you can move it around your patio more easily, too.

Divide Your Bulbs In Half For More Flowers

This one’s a two-fer: You can double your garden’s beauty and save money simply by dividing annual bulbs. (Tulips, irises and daffodils are ideal for this.)

“When you see your flowers aren’t producing the way they used to, yank them up and then carefully pull the small, offset bulbs away from the base of the plat,” says Susan Brandt, master gardener at Blooming Secrets.

Plant these new bulbs, plus the original one if it seems in good shape (it’s worth planting again if the base is firm to the touch), and you may double your blooms without spending more money.

Take Your Soil’s Temperature With A Kitchen Thermometer

That oven and grill thermometer isn’t just for your barbecue and Thanksgiving turkey. Yup, you can actually stick it in the dirt to determine whether your soil is warm enough(meaning above freezing) for planting. A standard meat or digital thermometer will work as long as it tests temperatures in the 40-degree range, says Brandt.

Line Pots With Coffee Filters For Easy Repotting

Transferring plants to new pots or into the ground is a tricky project. The reason? Dirt can drop all over when you try to lift them out, and disturb their delicate root system. The fix here is run-of-the-mill coffee filters.

Place one at the base of your pot, fill with dirt and plant your seeds or plants right in this paper nest.

“And when you go to repot it, lift up the filter gently and evenly so it keeps loose soil from spilling on your workspace,” says Brandt.

Use Zip Ties or Twist To Keep Climbing Vines In Place
 A gorgeous grid of climbing clematis or other vines is easily achieved by grabbing a few twist ties (the ones that come with loaves of bread). Secure the vine to a wire backing, fence, or post, and you’ll be able o arrange the growth in any way you like.
Crush Eggshells and Mix With Your Soil
This gardening hack has some science behind it.

“Eggshells are an excellent source of calcium, and you can use them as fertilizer in areas with clay soil,” says Brandt.

When planting, add a little pulverized shell to each hole, suggests Oscar Ortega, maintenance care manager at FormLA Landscaping. These delicate wonders also contain potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which can help perk up house plants, too. (Sprinkle some in the dirt every couple weeks.)

Fill An Over-The-Door Shoe Holder With Plants
An old shoe holder is easily made into a pocket planter for succulents, ivy, or any perennial you want to showcase. Poke a few small holes in each section for drainage, add dirt and plant seedlings or small plants, and then hang it on a fence, shed wall, or any exterior door that gets good light.
Insert Plastic Utensils To Scare Off Critters
Brandt isn’t sure why this one works, but theorizes that this small army of plastic forks standing sentry in the soil scares off rabbits and birds since it looks so unfamiliar to them. Save a few from your next picnic and try it!
Pour Vinegar On Weeds
Who doesn’t have a cabinet full of random vinegar bottles? The acid in this pantry staple kills weeds like dandelions, so douse a bit on each garden offender. You’ll have to put up with the sharp scent for a little while, but it’s a fair trade for weed-free flower beds. 
Trap Slugs and Pill Bugs In Beer
While you might hate to share your suds this way, by putting a small dish of PBR near your plants you can catch and kill slugs and other slimy bugs. The reason: They’re attracted to the sweet odor of beer – and when they get close to it, they end up drowning. RIP!

Chicken Fakitas Bake (Low Carb and Keto)

Total Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

45 Minutes


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, or breasts cut into 1″ to 2″ pieces
  • 4 bell peppers, sliced(vary the colors to make it pretty!)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning(or fajita)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz. of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • optional: garnish with avocado or guacamole, sour cream, salsa. For spicy lovers add heat with hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Over medium heat, sauté the chicken in olive oil until chicken is done. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Add onions and peppers and sauté until tender. 
  3. Add chicken back to pan and stir in taco seasoning, sour cream, and cream cheese. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle cheese and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.