Newsletter #31

Summer Time!!

And the livins easy!! This year we are getting some beautiful summer weather. The heat wave was a little ridiculous but the low 80’s and mid 70’s are really nice. No more having to do make-shift AC’s so we can feel comfortable in our homes. I know a cold shower definitely helped me in that heat wave. The bathroom was the saving grace for me. So what if we created that escape for you in your bathroom? We could create that wet room you have always wanted. Maybe you want a spa like bathroom? We can help you build that as well. We can even help you design it. With the bathroom being one of the most used areas in the home why not make it something you look forward to being in everyday and something to look forward to being in at the end of the day. A nice relaxing shower sounds fantastic and why not have the most beautiful walk in shower you have ever bathed in? We can help you design and create this retreat in your home if you are ready to make your dreams come true.  We are one call away at 425-224-2004.

Downstairs Bath in Everett

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Downstairs Bath in Bothell

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 Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon??

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

Master Bath in Bothell

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is filling up their schedule for the year with projects. We have had such a crazy start to the year and the demand is still strong. Lot’s of homeowners are wanting a change in their homes and we want to help. We are taking on new leads again so give us a call if you are ready to get something going. We are a one stop shop so we can assist with the designs, pushing through permitting and then once the permit pops we can build it. Whether it be your kitchen or even your bathroom. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas.

How a Spa Bathroom at Home Can Change Your Life and Your Property Value

[ Ana Durrani]

With the rocky year we’ve all had, it’s important to have a sanctuary in your own home where you can relax, unwind, and have a “Calgon, take me away” kind of experience. Establishing that personal space can do a lot of good for your mental health and well-being. But did you know it can also help increase your home’s value?

Bathroom renovations remain one of the most valuable home improvements. In fact, a mid-range bathroom remodel can return up to 60% of your investment at the time of resale, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs Value report.

“We believe that a well-designed bathroom can make you a better person, which may seem like a bold statement,” says Joseph a. Tsedaka, principal at Nomi, which specializes in luxury bathroom remodels. “For some, that means including spa-like features so you can unwind after a stressful day.”

Creating a luxurious bathroom space that you never want to leave can be done with a few simple tricks. Here’s what the design experts have to say.

Spa Additions

If you’re trying to emulate luxury spas and saunas, providing the right shower to experience is everything. 

“Double showers are a must. We often recommend double showers with rain heads, hand-held features, and multiple faucets to create a truly relaxing experience,” says Tsedaka. He recommends adding a body sprayer, which can be customized to a homeowner’s height.

Other deluxe features to consider include built-in speakers and heated floors, to avoid that nasty shock of stepping onto cold tile with your bare feet.

Tsedaka says another popular addition is a smart home feature that allows everything (including lights, audio, and even the shower) to be controlled from the homeowner’s phone or an iPad on the wall.

Choose High-Quality Materials

“Even a neutral-tone bathroom can be elevated with finishes and hardware,” says Marlaina Teich of Marlaina Teich Designs in New York. “Choose unique tile for the shower, or consider marble chair rail molding around the bathroom for a classy, timeless look.”

Tsedaka says spa bathrooms tend to have more earthy materials like wood floors or natural stone in the shower.

“We love to use ipe wood, a naturally treated wood from Brazil that reacts excellently to water and moisture,” he says. “Teakwood also has a similar effect.”

Mel Bean of Mel Bean Interiors in Tulsa, OK, says thoughtfully curated mirrors can add to the look of your posh bathroom. Consider a classic rectangular mirror with a brass frame or something more geometric that’ll bring unique visual interest.


From toiletries to towels, the layout of your spa bathroom can add to the pleasing appearance. 

“If you have the space, I would recommend installing a double vanity so each person has their own space, storage, and some privacy,” says Tsedaka.

He says it’s important to consider how you live, too. Do you actually take baths, or are you just including a bath for aesthetic reasons?

“We recommend coming from a place of functionality when considering the layout,” says Tsedaka.

For example, he says he prefers to have a drop-down tub if used frequently instead of a free-standing tub, which limits space.

“If you do have a free-standing tub, however, I always like to put it next to a window or a place where you can add a shelf to hold shampoo, soap, etc.,” says Tsedaka.


Lighting, whether it’s natural or added, gives your bathroom a calming ambiance and a sense of sophistication.

When working with natural light, you’ll want to pick the right type of shades.

“To let in the light when you want it, while also allowing for a darker, relaxing atmosphere, consider transitional or roller shades in the bathroom,” says James Brewer, a design consultant from Stoneside Blinds and Shades. 

As for electrical light, Tsedaka recommends three different types of lighting: normal can lights, mood lighting using a dimmer, and a chromotherapy lighting for inside the shower. “This is LED lighting that can change to any color you want,” he says. 

For mood lighting he suggests using 4 inches for can lights on dimmers instead of the traditional 6-inch can light. He also says under-cabinet lighting for step light can be great for middle-of-the-night use when you don’t want to have direct light.

Chipotle Beer BBQ Chicken with Creamed Corn

Prep Time

1 Hour

Total Time

1 Hour 25 Minutes


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

Creamed Grilled Corn:

  • 6 to 8 ears of corn(you need 2.5 cups kernels)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup milk(any kind works)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • fresh chopped chives


  1. Place the ketchup, beer, honey, garlic, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, onion powder, smoked paprika and pepper in a saucepan and whisk together until combined. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and let sit at room temperature until it cools and thickens even more. You can easily make this ahead of time!
  2. Preheat the grill to the highest heat. Once hot, you can throw the ears of corn on the grill and grill them for 15 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes. you could even use leftover grilled corn. You can also make the creamed corn with the fresh corn from the cob. Or from frozen! Once the corn is grilled, set it aside.
  3. Seaside the chicken all over with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I like to brush about a tablespoon or so of the sauce on the chicken. 
  4. Place the chicken directly on the grates and grill for 5 minutes. Flip the grill for 5 minutes mroe. I like to brush more sauce on the chicken and grill for the 1 to 2 more minutes, then brush more on once it’s off the grill. You want the internal temperature to reach 160 or 165 (if it’s 160, it will likely reach 165 as it rests). Remove the chicken and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. While it rests, you can make the creamed corn. 
  5. Serve the chicken sliced with the corn.



  1. Heat the corn, cream, sugar, butter, garlic in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the milk in a shaker bottle or cup and add the flour. Shake for 30 seconds to make a slurry. Pour it into the skillet, stirring to combine. Cook over medium heat, letting it bubble and simmer but also stirring often, until the mixture is thickened. Once thickened, stir in the parmesan cheese. taste and season additionally – add more salt and pepper or add more parmesan! Sprinkle with chives and serve.