Newsletter #40

Did I See Snow

Now I thought, a couple weeks ago, weren’t we stepping into spring? Where did the snow come from and why did it show up? I don’t think any of us invited the snow back after hearing we were walking into the warmer seasons. Washington can be really bipolar with it’s weather. We are seeing all seasons in one day lately and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for it to stop. I want the sun, clear skies, no crazy wind, and the temperature to be above 50 degrees. I know in this state that could be asking too much but I feel its reasonable. Maybe one day we will get it. When we do, we will be here waiting for your call to start that project. Have you started the process? Give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004

Garage converted into this living space. Look at all that natural light coming in.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
In the process of closing off the old garage door location to create a wall and add some windows.

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 Fast Food franchise first opened it’s doors on April 15, 195??

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

Newly sided, closed off garage with new windows in front of the home to create more living space to let in that beautiful light.


Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is a design-build contractor. Now what that means, is that we assist with getting you the needed drawings to perform the project you are looking at having done. The interior selection making is not part of that. We can help you figure the location of walls, beams and such. Making that bedroom bigger or even the bathroom by reconfiguring placement of some walls. So if you have a project that needs design and permit we are the company for you. We are your one stop shop for your remodeling needs just one phone call away at 425-224-2004

The Front Yard Is the New Backyard: How To Prepare Your Space for Warm Weather

[ Ana Durrani]

A private backyard will always be a desirable home amenity, but the coronavirus pandemic has shown that the front yard deserves just as much attention. 

With the pandemic limiting our ability to see friends and family inside the home, the front yard has become the hub for safely socializing with our loved ones. From drive-by celebrations to socially distanced cocktail parties on the porch, the front yard is stealing the show as the new entertaining space-and it’s a change that’s likely here to stay. 

“Homeowner now view their front yard as an additional gathering and entertaining space, and are adding décor upgrades to help them stand out in the neighborhood,” says Mark Feldman, chief home officer and general manager at Riverbend Home.

“A few simple changes can convert the front yard into a great social space to hang out with family and neighbors, or a quiet area to unwind,” says Feldman. “Plus, the added curb appeal is a huge plus for potential home buyers.”

Is your front yard overlooked? Well, party in the back no more! Here’s how to make it over into a space you’ll want to spend hours in.

Make Your Porch A Welcome Place

The porch is the first thing people see when they walk up to your home, so make it an extension of the indoors.

“Create an inviting space by adding comfortable chairs, benches or a porch swing, and a small table to create a chat area,” says Feldman. 

An outdoor rug can make the space feel cozier and add a pop of color.

“Lastly, a ceiling fan can help keep the porch cool and deter mosquitoes and other flying insects. Your morning croissant will thank you,” says Feldman. 

For something a bit more simple, Brent Gentling, host of the streaming show “Bring Your Own Tools” on Smart Healthy Green Living streaming services suggests creating a hanging Mason jar planter, using his YouTube tutorial.

“Plus, you can use fake succulents to add style and never have to worry about watering them,” says Gentling.

Build A Front Deck or Patio

Decks and patios aren’t solely reserved for the backyard. If you have the space, our experts recommend putting a designated chill zone in your front yard so you can lounge, eat, or garden there, too.

“The only thing to think about with a front deck or patio is where you get the most sunlight throughout the day,” says Gentling. “If you enjoy soaking up some rays, you may be very surprised by how much more sunshine can be enjoyed with a front deck or porch area.”

Define the space with edging material, planters, or flowers.

Feldman says another option is to “incorporate brick or flagstone pathways or gravel areas as natural spaces that invite people to move about and mingle.”

Create A Private, Quiest Front Yard Space

While the front yard should be friendly and open, a little privacy can go a long way in making the space a moe inviting place to sit and chat with friends.

“You can do this by screening in your porch or creating a little garden spot to conceal some parts of the yard,” says Feldman. “This can be accomplished by adding some fencing, a pergola or gazebo, trellises with flowering vines, or by planting taller varieties of trees that block the world from view.”

Make this spot into a relaxing oasis by including a water fountain and chairs. Stay warm into the night by adding a fire pit or a patio heater.

Add Some Curb Appeal

You know your house is hot when it gets attention from neighbors and passers-by. And maintaining-or even increasing-that great curb appeal is simple with just a few additions.

“My favorite curb appeal tip that any DIYer can take on is painting,” says Gentling. “I recently transformed my old, sad front steps into something that truly stands out: white steps with a painted mosaic pattern.”

Feldman recommends starting at the end of the driveway with your mailbox. If it’s looking a little worse for wear, repair or replace it. And one of the most important elements of a front yard? Lighting.

“As night falls, it’s important that the driveway, front porch, garage, and walkway to your home have enough light,” says Feldman.

Try adding some new sconces by the front door and lights along the pathway leading to your front door. Landscape lighting will highlight flowers in bloom and create an oasis feel.

Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings With Snow Peas

Total Time

40 Mins


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joints, tips removed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 ounces snow peas, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 lime (1/2 juiced, 1/2 cut into wedges)
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Lightly brush 2 rimmed baking sheets with olive oil. Put the chicken wings in a large bowl and toss with the paprika, curry powder, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Roast 15 minutes, then flip the wings, switch the position of the baking sheets and roast 15 more minutes. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the snow peas and cook until bright-green and crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain the snow peas and rinse under cold water, then transfer to a medium bowl. Toss with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce and the lime juice. Whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce and the honey in a large bowl. Add the wings and toss to coat. Divide among plates and serve with the snow peas and lime wedges.