Newsletter #30

Sun Is Shining and the Birds Are Chirping!

This summer is one for the books. We have been hitting over 80 degrees for a couple weeks in a row now. This Monday was over 100 degrees. I have been told there have only been about 5 days total ever for Western Washington to hit the triple digits like it is. With all this heat you either want to be in your A/C inside or in water somewhere. I don’t doubt there will be a good amount of people out at beaches this weekend with their kids or their pets to take a little stroll by the water or even to dip your feet in. I may have to do the same as living in an apartment tends to get a bit toasty especially if you live above the bottom level. So get out of the house and spend that quality time with the family near the water. We will do the same with our families. If you are wanting a remodel done, give us a call. With the weather being so nice I know some of you are thinking about remodeling at least one space in your home. We service full remodels of decks/patios, bathrooms up to whole house and would love to come meet you about your project. We are one call away at 425-224-2004.

Outdoor kitchen for all your outdoor entertaining.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Fireplace for those cold days you want to just sit outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery but still stay warm.

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 movie Lady and The Tramp release??

Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004
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Fully covered back deck with stairs that lead to the lawn.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is feeling the heat and the urgency for people needing remodels. We service from North Seattle to Marysville on your full remodels. So that bathroom, the kitchen, maybe even the whole house or even that back deck would be projects we can assist you with. Maybe you even have an addition, we have designers we work with who can help create your dream plan. Now would be the time for outdoor remodels as the weather is allowing us to not get rained on. If don’t have a deck or patio we can build you one no problem. Our schedule is filling up quick so if you are wanting to have something done this year now would be the time to call. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas.

Perk Up Your Patio on the Cheap: 6 Easy DIY Projects You Can Tackle Over the Weekend

[ Larissa Runkle]

So you’re a little late to the outdoor party, but now that the unofficial start of the summer is here, you’re realizing that you need to deck out your patio for what will undoubtedly feel like the best summer ever. But if you’re hoping to score a bargain, after a year of shortages and unexpected expenses, you’re probably out of luck.

Rather than spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on brand-new decor for your favorite outdoor space, why not make it yourself? We spoke with design and DIY experts from all over to uncover some pretty patio pieces you can easily – and cheaply – put together. Here are six of our favorite DIY projects that will refresh your outdoor space – all in a single weekend.

Outdoor Sectional

Hoping to add more seating to your patio this season? Look no further than this easy and cheap DIY outdoor sectional from Kinda Sorta Simple. Made entirely with two-by-fours from Home Depot, this is an affordable project you can easily tackle in a weekend, and one that’s sure to get your patio feeling summer-ready. 

“Outdoor sectional furniture can transform a large backyard into a beautiful and functional outdoor space,” says designer Zoe Warren of Price Your Job. “Outdoor sectional furniture sets are the centerpiece of any modern patio.”

Fire Pit

Assuming you don’t live in a place with a burn ban, having a fire put can really up the cozy factor in your outdoor space when the sun goes down.

“Adding a fire pit to your backyard is a perfect way to create a gathering place,” says designer Andra DelMonico of Trendey. “It also gives you natural light and warmth for increased usability at night. The gentle glow of the crackling fire creates an ambiance that’s perfect for socializing with friends and family.”

Bench Swing

We all love a good porch swing, but who wants to pay the incredibly high price for a new one? Save your funds for something else, and instead build this adorable hanging bench swing.

“Bench swings provide a restful spot for your family to relax this summer,” says Warren. “These swings are a much cozier option than a standard stationary bench, and if the classic bench size is too big for your porch, you can always make single-seater swings.”

Picnic Table with Built-In Cooler

This two-in-one piece for your patio might just become your favorite piece of furniture. 

“Wouldn’t it be nice to grab another drink without getting up? A table with a cooler in the center allows you to keep your drinks cold and accessible while hosting your next get-together,” says DelMonico.

What’s even better, the little table insert can be used for a variety of other things – like a planter, or even a fire pit.
Backyard Tiki Bar
If you mastered the at-home cocktail during quarantine, then why not show off those skills with a brand-new DIY Tiki bar in your backyard?

“Stepping in and out of a Tiki bar feels like a romanticized version of island life, so it’s no wonder we love them for outdoor spaces,” says Warren. “As well as creating an exotic aesthetic to your garden, Tiki bars function as a great way to serve beverages to your guests without the trouble of multiple trips in and out of the house.”

Consider adding a few extras to your Tiki bar – like dimmable string lights, bamboo and rattan furnishings, water features, and, of course, ludicrously named drinks. Craft your perfect tropical watering hole with this easy project.
Deck Planters
Have ambitious gardening plans but nowhere to put your plant babies? Then why not create space with a few DIY deck planters?

“Adding planters to your deck gives you extra space to grow plants,” says DelMonico. “Choose flowering plants that add natural colors or tall, dense ones that will grow to be a natural privacy wall. If you live somewhere sunny, you can even add some shade to your backyard with plants that have large leaves.”

Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

40 Minutes


  • 1 small pineapple
  • 1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. pineapple juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 2 c. cooked rice, for serving
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish(optional)
  • Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish(optional)


  1. Make bowls: Slice pineapple in half, leaving the stem intact. Slice the fruit around the perimeters, angling your knife towards the middle, then make a few cuts across. Scoop chunks out with a spoon and reserve about 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice for sauce. Chop pineapple into smaller pieces to garnish (or snack on) later.
  2. Make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
  3. Season chicken all over with salt. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add chicken in an even layer and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on second side, about 3 minutes more. Pour sauce over chicken and bring mixture to a simmer. 
  4. Make slurry: Whisk together cornstarch and water, then stir into sauce. Simmer until sauce is thickened and chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes more. 
  5. Divide rice and chicken between bowls and garnish with chopped pineapple, sesame seeds and green onions, if using.