Newsletter #4

It’s SNOWING in February!!

We made it through the majority of the winter without seeing a speck of snow. Then all of a sudden, the weather decides to lay a white sheet across Washington. All that snow covering your homes, your cars, and of course the roads. Our guys were very cautious these last couple weeks making sure they didn’t try to get anywhere that was too icy for them. Hopefully this snow melts away soon so everything can kick back into gear. We are blessed to have jobs lined up at this time of the year. Most people try to use the holidays and a month or two afterwards to settle and think about projects they are interested in doing. If you are thinking of remodeling any part of your home, adding onto your home, or even building a brand new home, give us a call. We would be very interested in your project and will help you through each step of the building process.  

When you own your own business, you get the option of choosing where your office is. This homeowner has created their office at home. 

Referral Program:

  • 1st referral-4 hours labor-$250 Value
  • 2nd referral-8 hours labor-$500 Value
  • 3rd referral-8 hours labor & $100 Visa Gift Card for Materials-$600 Value

**Note: A referral will be considered valid, due and payable when the person that you referred to Classic Remodeling NW Inc signs a construction agreement, and makes their first payment.

This homeowner was not pleased with their entry way nor their parking for the car. So we remodeled the front entry way along with the carport.

List of Work We Perform:

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

Trivia Question:
Q: What is the birthstone for February?

Call in correct answer for $5 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004

Excavating for the new foundation to be poured.
Into the second month of the new year and it seems as though remodeling is still booming. Homeowners are finding water leaks in their homes, wanting to upgrade finishes and appliances, as well as just wanting to finally create the forever home they have always wanted. We are here to help with those projects. The company will be attending a class together on February 26th. Gaining knowledge is never ending, no matter the position you work in. From our laborers to the bosses, everyone will be learning some new things to help them work better with customers, as well as with each other within the company. Our guys are great in their positions, we just want to give them the chance to be better at what they do. 

It’s What’s on the Outside That Matters: 5 Trends in Exterior

Home Colors
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Choosing a paint color for your home’s exterior can seem like a crazily daunting task. So many options! So crucial in making the right first impression on guests or potential buyers! Should you go with a basic beige, white, or (way) outside the paint box?

Thanks in part to influential designers like Joanna Gaines, more homeowners today are stepping away from the traditional and choosing less common modern palettes, like cheery teal or moody charcoal gray.

“We’re seeing homeowners go a bit bolder when it comes to curb appeal,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at BEHR. “While variations of white traditionally make a popular exterior paint color choice for many different types of housing styles – and are an easy way to play it safe – dark grays and browns are increasing in popularity this year…[or] painting the body a bold color like green or blue, or adding a pop of red on the front door.”

Sue Kim, senior color designer at Sherwin-Williams, agrees.

“Accent colors and colorful pastels are suggesting that homeowners are taking a step outside of their comfort zone,” she says.

Sea Blues
Eager to venture beyond a neutral palette but antsy about commiting to too much flash? Watery hues are a charming way to settle the conflict.

From faint skylike shades to rich jewel tones, blues can make a big splash without requiring the learning curve of more outspoken colors. Look no further than Sherwin-Williams 2018 color of the year, Oceanside – an intense shade of blue-green that, according to the company’s color experts, encapsulates our growing sense of adventure.

On the contrary, blue – being the perfect chameleon that it is – can also offer up a serene vibe. With all the technology taking over our days, Kim says, a light sea-meets-the-horizon blue can bring some feeling of calm when you drive up to your house. 

“A light and crisp sea blue provides a renewing moment that we’re craving,” she says.

Try: Sherwin-Williams Oceanside(172-C7) or BEHR Waterfall(HDC-CT-16B)

All Black
It might feel like a scary choice, but a dark exterior can really make your home (and the trim) stand out.

“An interesting trend we’ve been seeing is all-black exteriors,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It makes a statement and is a marked departure from the light neutrals of Scandinavian design.”

It’s no surprise the look has proven a go-to for certain top-tier celebs. Whether it’s Calbin Klein’s all-black-and-glass mansion in the hamptons or, just down the road, Madonna’s moody black farmhouse-style compound, a black exterior demands a certain degree of chutzpah. But if you can pull the trigger, it’s a contemporary look that conveys a fearless sophistication.

Try: Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black(251-C1) for a bold, black or Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone(2127-10) for a matte look.

If you’re looking for an alternative to gray, Woelfel recommends taupe – a cross between dark brown and gray.

“Grays remain a key neutral for exteriors, but warmer tones in taupe and brown are on the rise,” she says. “Taupe is a great foundation that looks stunning on a variety of architectural types and pairs well with white trim and a bright-red front door.”

But a word of cautuon: when going with taupe (or any shade of brown or gray, really) be sure to consider your home’s position in relation to the sun.

“It will drastically impact how the color appears,” Woelfel says.

Try: Sherwin-Williams Tavern Taupe(7508) or BEHR Classic Taupe (2903-E)

Spanish Moss
Even if you live in the ‘burbs, a nature-inspired color can make your home look and feel more like a retreat. That’s why Vincente Wolf, a spokesman for PPG Pains, recommends going with a woodsy green, like Spanish Moss.

“It has all the brownish tones of tree bark, which allows the house to slip into nature and makes the greenery pop too,” Wolf says.

Try: Valspar Spanish Moss(349-6)

Neutral With a Bold Front Door
Not ready to take the plunge on a new coat for your home? Consider a fun front-door color to change the entire look of your exterior. Try a bright red, blue, or even pastel to show off your home’s personality.

“A bold color makes an impression on anyone who walks through the front door,” Woelfel says.

Try: BEHR Flirt Alert(P150-7) or Modern Masters Satin Tranquil Blue

The Best Classic Chili Recipe

(6 servings)


Prep Time
5 Minutes


Cook Time
25 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion(diced)
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper(optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce


  1. Add the olive oil to a large soup pot and place it over medium-high heat for two minutes. Add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the ground beef to the pot. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until beef is browned, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and optional cayenne. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the broth, diced tomatoes (with their juice), drained beans, and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  5. Bring the liquid to a low boil. Then, reduce the heat (low to medium-low) to gently simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat. Let the chili rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.