Newsletter #29

Can You Believe We Are Already Half Way Through May?!

May is killing it this year with the amount of sun and warmth we are getting. We have been in the high 60’s and low 70’s for a good couple weeks. I am getting excited for the summer. Warmer days now could only mean warmer days in the summer. I went on a hike over the weekend in Bellingham and it was gorgeous out. Still wore my mask when I was around people but to just be able to go out and enjoy nature again has been a blessing. Also note that Gov. Inslee stated that if we get our vaccines(full dose) we can be outside without our masks on. Of course I will put one on when close to people I do not live with, but to be able to go on hikes or walks or even just to a park will be nice to breathe that fresh air again. If I had a house I would be in my yard but I am in an apartment so trails and beaches here I come. For those with homes, the weather is getting nicer outside so maybe you want to enjoy the weather as well but from the comfort of your own yard. We can help you create that living space outside or even the entertainment area off the back or side of your home for your family to come over. We can help with design and build. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

This outdoor living space has its own sink and gorgeous countertop.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Built in grill to this countertop for easy grilling.

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 date did the Ringling Brothers Circus premier?

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

Outdoor living in Woodinville looks beautiful.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. has signed over 10 jobs this year already and have about 7 in designs for permitting. We are the one stop shop you have been looking for. We will come out to meet with you to go over your ideas, depending on if you need designs or just a proposal we will steer the conversation in either direction. For projects that need a design we will discuss our Professional Services Agreement with you and get you going with our design team. If you are just needing a proposal we can get that out to you in an email or in person presentation for better clarification on things in the proposal. So if you are in the early planning stages or you are ready for a bid, we can assist with all parts of your project. 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.

Chef’s Kiss! 5 Gorgeous Kitchen Design Ideas To Make It the Most Glam Room in the House

[ Larissa Runkle]

Let’s face it: After months and months (and months) of quarantine cooking, our kitchens have become spaces we dread to enter. If you have a sink full of dishes and plastic to-go containers strewed about, know that you’re not alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

We’re here to make your kitchen a space you want to be in. Just tale a look at the top trends on Instagram – which we pull together every week – for inspiration. 

Forget about that big ol’ kitchen remodel. These new looks will have your space feeling like the modern kitchen only dreams are made of – hammer and nails not required.

Over-The-Sink Glass Pendants

Nothing breathes new life into a space quite like a set of brand-new lights, and these funky over-the-sink pendants.

“Say goodbye to the old traditional style and say hello to all your quests asking, ‘Where did you get those?'” says interior designer Jo-Ann St. Jean, of Boilard Lumber.

“By putting these pendants over the sink, the shimmer of the colors in the glass draws up the eye – which adds just the right amount of colorful touch and funky shape,” she says. “Compared to the basic lighting that’s in most kitchens, these pendants scream ‘no traditional lives here!'”

Solid Marble Backsplash

Marble has long been a staple in many kitchens, but this solid marble backsplash is taking things to the next level. 

“Solid marble backsplashes are another breakaway from tradition,” says St. Jean. “This application is easier to maintain and gives a spatial feel and a subtle softness to any kitchen. The blending of the backsplash with the current trending white cabinets and upper cabinets with applied glass inserts says clean elegance all the way.”

Mini Shelves

When you need a tad more space (and something to do with a blank wall), these mini counter and wall shelves offer up just the thing.

“Mini shelves are a fantastic way to give yourself a little added space,” says home design expert Phillip Ash, of Pro Paint Corner. “They’re a play on the open shelf design that we’ve seen, and are a helpful way to see everything and include everything on your shelf as part of your overall design.”

To pull off this look, Ash recommends filling your shelves with your most stylish kitchen accessories – like favorite mugs, tea tins, unique salt and pepper shakers, or even small plants. 

“Be sure to find a mini shelf that complements your current kitchen design for the best results,” says Ash.

Slatted Cabinets

OK, so this one might require some hammering – but these slatted cabinet doors are our absolute favorite when it comes to trending cabinetry. 

“Slatted cabinets add a different dimensional aspect to a kitchen,” says St Jean. “While traditional cabinets have a specific door style, slatted cabinets are created by using vertical lines to give your kitchen that old-world charm. Adding open shelving and decorative accents can complete the look for the consumer who likes to get away from the traditional look of a kitchen.”

Glam Bar Cart
The easy addition is sure to crank up the glam in your kitchen.

“I don’t think it’s any surprise that bar carts have exploded over the past year while we’ve all been staying home,” says Ash. “For the home cocktail connoisseur, a glam bar cart is a must, and you can purchase bar carts in metal, wood, and glass, with any number of finishes – so, really, the sky’s the limit.

“Look for exciting shapes in your bar cart, as it will truly be the statement piece for the room,” he adds. “And remember to add in a few glam bar cart accessories as well.”

Layered Waldorf Salad

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

30 Minutes


  • 1 cup shelled walnut pieces
  • 1 large head green leaf lettuce, sliced into bite-size chunks
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 pound red seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 large red apples, cut into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese(optional)


  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and ground pepper to taste


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.
  2. Spread walnut pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Toast walnut pieces under the preheated broiler until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Arrange lettuce at the bottom of a large glass trifle bowl. Layer celery, grapes, and red apples on top. Cover with toasted walnuts(and blue cheese crumbles if you so please).
  5. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a jam jar; seal and shake well. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Serving dressing alongside salad.