Newsletter #32

We Are Getting Closer To The End Of Summer

With us nearing the end of August and beginning of September we are getting closer to fall. Fall weather is lovely and comfy and makes you want to curl up in your blankets and watch movies with your loved ones. Well as we are nearing the end of summer I bet you may still have some things you want changed in your home. With the warmer weather and the house getting so warm, I bet you have thought of ways to make the inside cooler or at least look cooler. Light colors and black out shades are always a great help to keep the heat at ease in your home as well as lighter paint on your walls and lighter furniture. What if that space didn’t exist in your home but you wanted to create it? Convert that empty room you haven’t used in years for your own little retreat at home that feels cooler than other rooms. Some people may not want their whole house cool but would like at least one room they can escape to and cool off. 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.

Beautiful bright kitchen with all the soft and cool tones

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
This kitchen allows natural light to reflect off the white cabinetry

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When you refer a friend, family member or co-worker to our company and they sign a
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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.

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This Lake Washington home invites the natural light with its cool tones

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is nearing the end of their 2021 year with so many great jobs sold. From full bathroom remodels up to additions being added onto homes, all wonderful projects we love getting our hands on. We have adjusted our services to accommodate the supply and demand in construction. Full gut and redo of bathrooms and kitchens, whole house remodel, additions and custom home builds. We have worked on some design build projects this year and their permits are starting to pop which is great. We have availability in our schedule to take on some more design build projects so don’t forget about us over here. One phone call or email to us and we can get you scheduled to meet with our estimator to get the process started. Design could take a couple months depending on your changes so the sooner you get in the better. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas.

5 Designer Tips for How To Nail ‘California Cool’ Décor

[ Ana Durrani]

Need a fresh, relaxed take on your home’s décor? “California cool” décor will do that for you, just like a cool breeze from the sea.

“California cool décor is one of the best options for a gorgeously curated space,” says Southern California native Breegan Jane, a celebrity interior designer and Legrand brand ambassador. “It epitomizes the laid-back, care-free, beachy sensibility of the region while mixing in a bit of the glamour Hollywood and L.A. are known for. California cool is eclectic and chic without trying too hard.”

You’ve probably run into California cool interiors while scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through your favorite shelter magazine. The classic attributes are creamy white hues, natural textiles like linen and jute, and a vintage rug (likely sourced from the local flea market). But if you’re ever been interested in capturing this aesthetic and making it work in your own home, here are the top tenets you need to follow.

Go Airy And Light

California, especially Southern California, is synonymous with surf and sun. So it only makes sense that California cool décor embodies a warm, open, airy atmosphere. 

“We achieve this by creating light-filled spaces and using bright and uplifting colors,” says Mary Maydan, founder and principal at Maydan Architects.

Embrace the natural light in your space by hanging flowing curtains in linen or cotton that’ll filter – not block – the light.

Also, choose fabric for your sofa and other upholstered pieces that feels comfortable and inviting. 

“We also like to incorporate linen, preferably, performance fabric that looks like linen but can be easily cleaned easily,” says Maydan.

“Think Hamptons meets Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein – linens, natural oak tones, layers of texture, and raw materials – where old meets new,” says Eilyn Jimenez, founder and creative director of Sire Design.

Buy Local

Take a stroll through your neighborhood flea markets, farmers markets, and estate sales to find affordable items like beach-themed artwork, woven baskets, or pottery to enhance your décor. 

“I am a strong believer in purchasing pieces of quality that can evolve with time. This is why I urge my clients to shop vintage and find furniture and accessories with character,” says Jimenez.

Hunting for treasures should also land you at antiques shops where you can discover great finds. 

“I believe that luxury can and should be attainable for everyone, and items don’t have to be expensive to look elegant,” says Jane. “I love going antiquing for unique and special finds that you just can’t find on the shelves of big-box stores.”

Be Eco-Friendly

Many Californians are all about reducing their carbon footprint, and that principle is also reflected in California cool décor. 

“We only have one Earth, and it’s important that we all do our part to keep it healthy,” says Jane, who is a Sustainable Furnishings Council ambassador and helps bring awareness to environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry. 

Smart home products can help you live a more energy-efficient lifestyle.

“Legrand’s adorne energy-saving on/off wall outlet ($24.98, Amazon) allows you to cut the power to the outlet when you’re not using it in order to conserve energy. Devices like this make it easy to go green,” says Jane.

Also, consider saving your kitchen scraps and getting into the habit of composting. You can use the finished compost mix to revitalize your garden or lawn.

Invest in Livable Luxury

“rather than fast furniture, like Ikea, look to purchase pieces of quality that can evolve with you and your homes,” says Jimenez

Although they won’t be cheap, a vintage Turkish rug or a custom-made, reclaimed-wood coffee table will last for years, so they’re worth the investment.

“Investing in a rug that can hold heavy foot traffic is very smart. Any design selection that adds beauty and style, and is durable and doesn’t have to be guarded and make the space feel like a museum, is worth spending money on,” says Maydan.

She also recommends splurging on a sofa since it’s a dominant item in the living room. She suggests a neutral-colored sofa that won’t go out of style and can be accessorized with colorful pillows and throws. 

Jimenez encourages putting your budget toward focal points like artwork, a wall hanging, or a mirror.

“Vintage pieces, found items, and family heirlooms are definitely trending,” she says.

Bring The Outdoors In

Nailing California cool décor means fostering a strong indoor-outdoor flow throughout your home. 

“Since we spent so much of 2020 indoors, feeling connected to nature is more important than ever. bringing nature into the home -or creating a better view of nature through the windows and doors – helps create a calm and uplifting space,” says Maydan. 

For example, Jimenez uses bifold slider doors that open to the backyard to create a seamless transition between nature and the inside of the home. 

Jane suggests using natural elements to bring the outside in, including stone in countertops and backsplashes, as well as rattan and wood furnishings.

“Search for items that have earthy qualities and feel as if you’ve picked them up from your travels,” says Jane.  

Peach Hand Pies

Prep Time

45 Mins

Total Time

4 Hour 45 Minutes


  • 3 small peaches (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped, pod reserved for another use


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice water. Using a sharp paring knife, mark an X on the bottom of the peach. Add the peaches to the saucepan and blanch until the skins start to peel away, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to the ice bath and let cool completely. peel, halve and pit the peaches and cut into 1/4-inch pieces; you should have about 2 cups. Wipe out the saucepan.
  2. In the same saucepan, combine the peaches with all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy, about 12 minutes. Scrape the filling into a small bowl; let cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until cold, 2 hours.



  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. Scatter the butter over the flour and, using your fingers, pinch it until the mixture resembles very coarse crumbs, with some pieces the size of small peas. Stir in the ice water just until a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently to form a ball. Pat into a 1-inch thick round, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the over to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the dough in half. On a slightly floured work surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out 1 piece of dough 1/8-inch thick. Using a 4-inch biscuit cutter, stamp out 6 rounds and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Top with a layer of parchment paper. Gather the scraps and form into a ball; roll out again and stamp out 2 more rounds. Transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with the second piece of dough. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Working with 1 dough round at a time, brush the rim with the beaten egg. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the filling into the center and fold the round in half to enclose. Press the edge firmly to seal and transfer to a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling, arranging the hand pies 2 inches apart on the sheets. Brush the tops with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Using a paring knife, cut 2 small slits in each hand pie. bake until puffed and golden brown, shifting the pans from top to bottom and back to front halfway through baking, 18 minutes. Transfer the hand pies to a rack and let cool slightly.