Newsletter #49

Hello 2023

Welcome to the new year. 2022 went pretty fast to me, who else felt the same? Well, since we are here, might as well make new plans and memories this year. Buying a new house? Gaining ownership of a property you inherited? What if you updated the home you are currently in? Not sure what you have planned for this year but know that whatever your remodeling needs are in 2023, we are here to help in any way we can. Need plans/not sure if you need a permit for your project, have an idea but haven’t told anyone out loud yet, is your Pinterest filled with ideas you have been accumulating the last few years in your home to create the best space for your needs? Any of these reasons and more would be why you call a contractor who works with a designer, like us, so you can speak with the builders and the designers to determine feasability of the project in every aspect. Give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004

Beautiful granite countertop in this bathroom.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
The different style/design of the tile and the window in the shower add depth to this bathroom.

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Seattle bathroom shows off their beautiful tile floor and shower along with the new granite countertop and cabinetry.

Classic Remodeling NW Inc. had another permit pop for a separate living space update in the lower level of a home. There is already an existing living space downstairs, but the new homeowners wanted to update to their liking as of course we all want to make our new homes feel like “home”. With it being a new home, sometimes you don’t get that feeling until you have been there a few months or even after doing a remodel. So, in this case, these homeowners wanted to remodel to make them feel more at home in their new space. We can help you too. Just one phone call away at 425-224-2004

5 Bathroom Design Rules You Should Break in 2023

[ Ana Durrani]

Most homebuyers embark on their house hunt with a list of deal breakers, but an outdated bathroom typically isn’t one of them. Sure, it might be hard to imagine yourself relaxing in a bathtub surrounded by stained tile, but most buyers can get past this flaw because it can be fixed rather painlessly.

That’s why bathroom renovations are common among new homeowners and people who have owned their homes for decades. Studies show that in the past couple of years, guest bathroom and primary bathroom renovations ranked just below kitchen upgrades as the most popular interior overhauls. And experts predict that these trends will continue into the new year and beyond.

So if your bathroom is ripe for a face-lift in 2023, we invite you to think beyond the most overused design moves and get creative. Say bye-bye to boring, and cross the following tired bathroom design rules off your list.

Plain Subway Tile

Plain, white subway tile is popular because it’s inexpensive and looks clean. But Amber Shay, national vice president of Design Studios at Meritage Homes, suggests avoiding subway tile as it can make a space look dated.

“I would instead suggest mixing up the size, shape, and texture of the tile you use to add more interest to the space. You can also consider using mosaic tile in larger areas, like behind vanity mirrors, in large shampoo niches, and on walls around the shower or bathtub,” says Shay.

She says tile can also be added to walls outside of the shower, like the ceiling.

Subtle, Soft-Tone Colors

It’s OK to use soft-tone colors in the bathroom to establish a tranquil aesthetic, but the bathroom is the perfect space to really dive into wild patterns and bold colors, according to Jillian Hayward Schaible, principal at Susan Hayward Interiors.

“This room is likely one you will be spending short amounts of time in, so we always feel like it’s the perfect space to get really inspired with patterns and colors that you love. The final product can be so invigorating,” says Schaible.

Dan Mazzarini, principal and creative director of BDHM Design, says they’re seeing the return of colorful tiles over timeless neutrals.

“We’re currently designing colorful bathrooms for a hotel in Hawaii and wholly vouch for the power of color in the bathroom,” Mazzarini says. “Go for it – have fun!”

Don’t be shy about using bold colors, but don’t go overboard either. While incorporating bold colors is good on walls, “stay away from bold colors in permanent fixtures,” says Janen Ardia, broker/owner or Re/Max Heritage Properties in Flanders, NJ.

Floating Sinks

Also known as wall-mounted sinks, floating sinks might look sleek and save a bit of square footage, but they offer no storage.

Ardia says floating sinks are seeing their way out because they take up too much countertop space with their overhangs and can be awkward for many people.

Instead, have your sink installed in a vanity with doors and/or drawers, which will make maintaining an organized bathroom a breeze.

“Vanities are not only your best storage option for items used on a daily basis, they can actually be very beautiful,” says Ardia. “Elegant vanities are very popular now, as opposed to the stark white that was popular for many years.”

Oversize Soaking Tubs and Whirlpools

Large soaking tubs and whirlpools might be the pinnacle of luxury in a primary bathroom, but they tend to take up a lot of room and collect dust from not being used.

“Smaller, stand-alone tubs can be sleek and beautiful,” says Ardia. “Bathtub steps are also a thing of the past and can be very dangerous.”

And while some homeowners are removing their bathtub altogether, experts advise against this trend. In the event that you do sell, potential homebuyers might want a tub in the bathroom, and you don’t want a tub-less loo to be a deal breaker.

“Although you may never use it, tuck a tub into a convenient spot for show and use, should your feelings about baths change,” says Ardia.

Marble Countertops and White Grout

Common bathroom materials – like marble countertops or white grout – might look elegant, but they aren’t really a match for this type of moisture-filled environment.

“Marble countertops are beautiful but very, very porous. One spill of hair dye or makeup can create a lasting problem,” says Ardia. “The same applies to white grout. Opt for a darker-colored grout that doesn’t show stains or age. Remember, the bathroom is a heavily used room and everything will age much quicker with use and moisture.”

For a more hardy countertop material, choose quartz, laminate, or granite.

Cocktail Meatballs


Prep 20 Mins. Cook 1 Hr. 40 Mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 (8 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, water, and egg in a large bowl. Form into small meatballs and arrange on a nonstick baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.
  4. Stir together cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan over low heat until smooth. Add meatballs; simmer for 1 hour before serving.