Newsletter #38

Love Is In The Air

Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day with the ones who mean the most to you. It doesn’t have to be your significant other, it could be your child or parent. Maybe even your best friend or coworker. Whomever it was I hope they felt the love you were giving. With the variants still out most probably stayed home and celebrated in private. Which that’s not a bad thing, no matter how you celebrated, I hope it was one to remember. After Valentine’s Day we are hopeful for Spring. It seems forever away with the way Washington is but it could be here sooner than you think if you have a remodel in mind. Spring is only a couple months away and for most contractors right now they are either already booked out for that time or starting to book into that time. So again, if you are wanting to start in the next couple months, now would be the time to call. This will only benefit you in the long run. Give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004

Wood tones and texture are popping on this gate that closes off the stairway.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
All this blue in the room gives off that calming feeling

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 country consumes the most chocolate per capita?

Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004
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Imagine the fine dining in this home. Next level beauty with every color and texture.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc.started this year strong. We are on some fun projects right now with a few waiting to start. Still receiving calls from new clients who are looking at additions and whole house remodels so if you have a project like these now would be the time to call. You may need drawings for a permit, which takes a few months. Depending on when you want to start your project will be based off design and permit timeline. So the sooner you start the process the sooner you can get that permit and build. We can assist with all of this. Your one stop shop for your remodeling needs is one phone call away at 425-224-2004

Here’s What Our Homes Will Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World

[ Kathleen Willcox]

COVID-19’s long tentacles have touched every single area of our lives, and our homes are no exception. We’ve contemplated whether the art on our walls is Zoom-worthy. We’ve brought ergonomic desk chairs. (Crashing on the couch with your laptop is comfortable for only so long.) We’ve made our yards more lounge-worthy to replace those longed-for vacations. The virus has wound up remodeling our homes, both inside and out.

Yet after nearly two years, mask mandates are slowly lifting in some states. And while it’s still too soon to tell what will happen, it begs the questions: Once we finally emerge from the pandemic (yes, it will happen!), what shape will your home design take?

We tapped interior designers, architects, and builders for the inside scoop. If you’re thinking of a renovation, picking up stakes to move, or just gazing into the crystal ball of tomorrow, here’s what lies ahead in home design. 

The Incredible Shrinking Home Office

Many businesses are bringing workers back to their desks at least part time, which means a scaled-down home office is trending right now. And along with a smaller workspace comes a greater focus on compartmentalization.

“Rather than wanting more room to work, a simple physical separation from the communal areas via a wall is the priority now,” says Melanie Turner, director of residential design for Pfau Long Architecture, the residential studio of Perkins and Will.

Not only does a partition between work and home offer the opportunity to leave out your laptop and papers and simply walk away, but it also affords homeowners some acoustic separation from the rest of their family watching TV nearby.

Amp Up Air Circulation

Remember when we’d scrub produce from the store and leave our mail in the garage overnight in the hopes of ridding these goods of COVID-19? Yeah, we’re a lot smarter now, and we’re aware that this virus is spread through airborne particles and droplets. That has launched a demand for serious airflow throughout our homes.

“People will begin to find increased value in larger openings, like windows, sliding doors, and skylights. These will allow us to use our indoor space as if it were outside space,” says Turner.

The rise of hospital-grade air-filtration systems and germ-killing UV lighting might become standard, too.

A Lot More Color

Say bye-bye to that white and gray “modern farmhouse” interior aesthetic: That’s the verdict from Debra Kling of the eponymous color consultancy.

“Before, we looked to our homes for respite,” she says of this soothing, neutral color scheme. “But we’ve been home long enough that we’re bored. We want to experiment with our surroundings.”

The result? Paint shades that pop and bright new adornments for the walls. (Kling reports that “art sales have been through the roof.”)

“The future’s so bright, you’ve gotta wear shades” is a sentiment for the times we’re living in. Get set-it’s coming!

The Return of Fine Dining

With less working from home and the kids in back in school (at last!), you might discover that you own a large piece of furniture in the dining room. Yup, that big ol’ dining table has returned with a vengeance, as “spaces start shifting back to their original use,” notes Turner.

Although you might be excited to light those candles and throw your first dinner party in years, group sizes probably won’t balloon anytime soon, thanks to ever-present variants wafting across the globe.

“People will still opt for cozy gatherings that will stay more intimate,” says Marco Bizzley, interior designer and consultant at HouseGrail. Still, the possibility of setting a formal table with candlesticks and whatnot? Priceless.

Plants and Other Elements From the Outdoors

We can’t stop, won’t stop when it comes to adding succulents, ivy, and other verdant accents to the home. Plant ownership flourished during the pandemic as a way to reconnect with the outside world and reduce stress. This eco trend is going to stick around. 

“Live plants will be a staple and you may even see more natural wood textures in the home,” says Bizzley.

The bottom line: Bringing nature into the home, a la the décor style friluftsliv, is still a red-hot trend. 

Take Your Patio Private

The pandemic showed many homeowners the fabulousness of a tricked-out backyard. Why fret about the lack of dining out or resort vacations when kitchens, fire pits, movie screens, and inflatable hot tubs beckon right outside your back door?

The twist here, however, is that a bit of privacy will now be built in, says Matt Blashaw, home builder and real estate agent. 

Now that we’re past lockdown mode, maybe we don’t want to be quite so up-close and personal with the Joneses.

“Bridging the indoor and outdoor space is key here, so an uptick in decorative screen panels on decks will be seen to create separation from indoor sightlines and especially from the neighbors,” says Blashaw.

Brownie Rubble

Total Time

1 Hour 20 Mins


  • 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts

Puff Pastry Croutons

  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, such as Pepperidge Farm, defrosted 
  • 1 extra-large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon heavy cream, for egg wash
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Line an 8-inch baking pan with foil, pressing it into the corners and up the sides; leave an overhang on 2 sides. butter the foil and dust with flour. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring 1 inch water to a gentle simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Put the chocolate and 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons butter in a heatproof bowl; set the bowl over the saucepan (do not let the bowl touch the water). Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the saucepan.
  3. Add the sugar, cocoa and salt to the bowl and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition, until the batter is thick and shiny. Add the vanilla, then add 1 cup flour and mix until combined. Spread in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake the brownies until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few crumbs, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and scatter the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanuts on top. Return to the oven; continue baking until the marshmallows are golden, about 5 more minutes.
  5. Let cool in the pan on a rack, 30 minutes. Left the brownies out of the pan using the foil and transfer to a cutting board to cool completely before slicing.