Newsletter #45

Back To School For Kids

 So, the wildfire is a little intense. It may be a touchy subject for some so I wont go into it much but we are hoping and praying for all those who are dealing with any part of it. Wishing for the best outcome and that it gets contained as soon as possible. Now let’s try to lighten the mood. The weather took a little turn this week and got a little chilly and cloudy with some rain showers. Not gonna lie, I honestly enjoyed it a bit this week. It is nice to see fall weather start to roll in just in time for spooky season. The sun still plans on making a come back in the coming weeks but we are looking at around the low to mid 70’s. I will take that weather gladly with some sprinkled in rainy days. I love fireplaces, sweaters, fall leaves, pumpkin patches and Halloween. I know Halloween is a whole month plus away but I already started decorating. Maybe you did too. Give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004


Before photos of a kitchen in Everett

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
View of kitchen from dining room before demo

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: The Beatles won a Gold Record in 1966 for which single?

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

Before all the cabinets come down, just take a final look

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. just hired on another new guy. This guy has many years of experience and is fitting in very well with the team and company. The year is getting close to an end and there are still many people wanting and hoping to get a remodel on the schedule for this year or beginning of next. Depending on if you need permit or not we may be able to get you on the schedule for the end of this year. We can also assist with getting the needed drawings for permit and permit itself but that will take a few months for design and then reviews. You will want to get this started as soon as possible so you aren’t having to wait too long for the space of your dreams. Just one phone call away at 425-224-2004

5 Types of Clutter Even Professional Organizers Have in Their Attics, Basements, and Beyond

[ Jennifer Kelly  Geddes]

No matter how organized you are, there are certain types of clutter that are almost impossible to purge-even for professional organizers.

Often these are dark, less-trafficked areas of the home such as attics, basements, or garages. Decluttering these spots often falls dead last on everyone’s to-do list, and even the experts often let these messes slide.

I’d call these spots ‘lower priority’ since I’d rather spend my organizing time and decorating budget on the parts of my home where I spend time and that I enjoy every single day,” says Darla DeMorrow, author of ‘Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED.”

Still, cleaning up these last holdouts can be particularly satisfying since it’s a sign you truly have your house in order. And if you’re hoping to sell your home soon, it’s a must. Curious where these clutter traps are hiding? Here are a few that you (and even professional organizers) may have, and how to purge them for good.

Holiday Décor in The Attic

Jeanine Boiko, a New York real estate agent, used to have attic eaves that were literal showpieces for her holiday décor.

“They were all nice and organized with everything in place in plastic tubs. Plus, there was plenty of room,” she says. But over the years, the holiday collection grew-and the pretty space became a disaster.

“Now it’s so packed, I actually just toss things in and quickly close the door behind me so it’s out of sight, out of mind,” she says.

The fix: Make a promise to tackle this spot before the holidays, or at the least while you unpack to put up your lights and ornaments. If anything doesn’t go up, that means there’s no reason to keep it.

Boiko already reports that she has a plan in place to keep, toss, and donate much of her holiday gear. You can also check with friends and family to see whether they’d like to shop your lights and tinsel before they decorate for the holidays. This way, you can lighten your load while helping others get into the holiday spirit.

Important Files in The Basement

If Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Ida taught us anything, it’s that basements should be verboten when it comes to storing anything of value. Tax returns, dictate artwork, precious mementos, and irreplaceable photographs are just some of the important items that can fall prey to water damage if stashed in this area.

The fix: if the basement is the only spot you have to store the bulk of your paperwork, be certain it’s in waterproof bins that are up on high shelves. It’s best, of course, to remove anything of value from a place that’s prone to wetness. However, if you can’t do this, at least protect your files as best you can.

Mystery Boxes You Never Opened From Your Last Move

Fact: Too many homeowners move to a new house with boxes from their old one that they never opened. Carting unpacked things from home to home only serves to perpetuate a clutter existence when your goals should be a fresh start with no mystery boxes in tow.

The Fix: Stop stalling and open them with this weekend! Decide what you want to keep and what can be donated. If you’re faced with a mountain of cardboard, make a plan to unpack a couple boxes at a time, chipping away weekly at the pile until it’s finally gone.

Tools and Paint

In the organizing world, there’s a difference between “organized for show” and “organized enough,” says DeMorrow. And her tools and paint are squarely in the latter category.

“It’s not magazine-ready, and that doesn’t bother me, because I know where everything is, which is all off the floor and grouped,” she says.

The Fix: If you have similar groupings of stuff that speak to you and you’re fine with these piles, the you do you. But if you have a chance to make a dent in this clutter, give it a go.

For DeMorrow, this meant finally tossing a load when she recently moved her shelving units from one side of the space to the other.

“We’re in the process of reclaiming part of the basement for a teen hangout,” she explains. “So I was able to get rid of about a dozen dried-p paint cans, and that made me very happy.”

Mudroom Shoes and Backpacks

Marty Basher, the organizing pro at Modular Closets, lives and breathes smart storage. And yet even his best intention can’t tame the mudroom he’s arranged for his family between the kitchen and garage.

“Part of the problem is that it’s fairly hidden so no one really sees the clutter that ensues,” he admits. “But we’re constantly reminded every time we trip on a shoe or backpack when we head through the mudroom on the way to the garage.”

The Fix: Basher has worked diligently to create a home for every item (think cubbies, drawers, wall hooks), but still certain things never make it to their designated areas. If you’ve installed every organizing product you can think of to corral this spot’s clutter, try Basher’s Plan B.

“It really comes down to enlisting the family to work together, which means a quick 10 minutes a day should keep the mudroom in check,” he says.

Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets

Total Time

Prep 10 Mins. Total 25 Mins


  • 1 1/2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 smoked andouille sausages, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears corns, each cut crosswise into 4 pieces
  • 1 lb. red bliss potatoes, chopped into 1-in pieces
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin wedges
  • 4 tbsp. butter


  1. Preheat grill over high heat, or preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut 4 sheets of foil 12 inches long. Divide shrimp, garlic, sausage, corn, and potatoes evenly over the foil sheets. Drizzle with oil, then add Old Bay seasoning and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine. Top each mixture with parsley, lemon and a tablespoon of butter each.
  2. Fold foil packets crosswise over the shrimp boil mixture to completely cover the food. Roll top and bottom edges to seal them closed.
  3. Place foil packets on grill and cook until just cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes (or transfer to oven and bake for 20 minutes).