Newsletter #5

Can You See The Pot Of Gold at the End of

the Rainbow?

This year has really been flying. We are already half way through March and April is coming up fast. With the building season last year, we are hoping for another building boom this year. There are many homeowners purchasing new homes and even some trying to decide on whether they should move or renovate their home. Your family may be growing and you need more space to eat, or more space in the kitchen for all the food you cook. That bathroom may be as old as the home and ready for an update. New shower, toilet, and vanity to go along with some heated floors for those cold mornings. Maybe you have a garage that just doesn’t have enough room for your car/cars and storage. We want to help you reach the end of the rainbow(finished project) and find that pot of gold(make your vision a reality).

Our Project Manager doing some excavation at one of our jobsites to allow the cement guys to come in and pour some new foundation.

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.

The architect of this project found a way to create a wrap around staircase leading back to the front door. The original stairs were a straight shot towards the garage.

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 event does March 17th commemorate?

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

Big crane carrying in a jacuzzi onto our customers rooftop deck. 
Our employees here at Classic Remodeling NW Inc. have had the opportunity to gain some more knowledge on customer service. They were able to attend a class at the end of February through Fred Pryor. Along with gaining new knowledge, we also, here at Classic Remodeling, gained 2 new employees. With the new guys coming in we should be able to tackle more projects at a time. Growing our workforce, we also strive to increase our workflow. If you have a remodeling project in mind and don’t know where to start, give us a call and we can assist you. Got ideas and are ready to build it, ready for a quote, want to work with a designer on creating your vision? Just pick up that phone and dial our number 425-224-2004, we are here for your construction needs. 

The Year’s Top 6 Kitchen Design Trends Will Make your Mouth

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For years, our kitchens have been dominated by bland, white-on-white palettes, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. “Neutral” has been the reigning buzzword.

But are you growing weary of playing it safe? Eager to put your decor in the blender and mix it up? Luckily, 2019 is delivering for change agents. This year, we’re tossing neutral design schemes out the window and embracing our collective desire to make a statement.

Yes, the kitchen mood for this year is moody.

We’ve identified the leading kitchen design trends-all you need to do is let them marinate. Think bold colors, bigger backsplashes, and new looks for a space that’s always on display.

Here’s a look at what to expect this year in kitchen design.

Dark and Moody Colors
“Get ready to see kitchen trends take a turn this year from light and airy to dark and moody,” says Leslie Bowman, interior designer and founder of The Design Bar in Chicago. “While white will constantly still find its way into designs through glistening subway tiles and countertops, the white-on-white aesthetic has seen its day.”

In particular, expect to see darker saturated hues, such as blues and greens, trending in kitchens this year, says Annabel Joy, interior designer and founder of Trim Design Co. in Boston.

“We think Rosemary green will be the MVP of 2019,” she says. “It’s the perfect marriage of muted sage with deep forest, and it looks great with the current matte-black hardware trend as well as with perma-popular brass.”

Elevated Farmhouse
Apologies to those with “Fixer upper” fatigue. The modern farmhouse look made famous by Joanna gaines isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But if you’re looking for a new twist, you’re in luck, Bowman says. In 2019, farmhouse will continue evolving, evoking less of a country chic vibe and coming in hard with cleaned-up contemporary finish.

“You can expect to see the farmhouse aesthetic become a bit more refined and transitional with a heavier lean toward bolder, elegant kitchen designs,” she says.

“Think of it like this: Farmhouse went to rehab and took a nice, long nap,” adds Justin Riordan, founder of Portland, OR-based Spade and Archer Design Agency. “There’s nothing shabby or rustic about it. It’s a refined, more masculine version of farmhouse.”

Think: gold hardware, elegant light fixtures, and use of colors instead of an all-white design.


Open Shelving
The debate over open shelving has raged on for several years now. While some of us prefer to hide our kitchen gadgets and gizmos behind opaque cabinetry, others of us live to show off our Instagram-worthy counters and shelves, says Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet, architect and designer at Touzet Studio in Miami.

And because of those people, open shelving will continue to have a foothold in our kitchens in 2019; but this year, we’e taking things a step further. It’s not just cookware and Smeg appliances we’re showing off on our floating shelves.

“People like to express their individuality and curate their collections in their upper cabinets and shelving,” Touzet says. “They don’t want cookie cutter, and the open shelving blurs the line between kitchen and living space. We have clients that showcase collections or display books or art in their kitchens.”

The End of Tiny Tile Backsplash
“For years now we have had the same [rectangular] tile backsplash used as the color accent in the kitchen,” Riordan says. “Thank goodness it’s finally falling out of style.”

In its place, we’re seeing bigger, bolder patterns that sometimes remove the need for backsplash entirely.

“More and more walls are being completely covered with either tile, or a solid surface like quartz from the floor to the ceiling-and we love it,” Riordan says. “We could not be happier with the clean, finished look.”

Everything Cast Iron
Any design-oriented homeowner knows that kitchen cookware is as much of a decor choice as the backsplash or cabinetry that surrounds it. And in 2019, our utensils, pots, and pans are changing, too.

“We’re seeing cookware shy away from chemical-laden Teflon and nonstick, and heading directly for traditional, good, old-fashioned cast iron,” Rioirdan says. “It takes some getting used to, as the pans are never washed with soap, but man oh man there are some beautiful American-made, cast iron cookware out there.”

Hang these prominently in your kitchen to make a statement about the culinary expert you are.

Sustainable Materials
While wood floors and granite countertops aren’t going out of style anytime soon, we’re beginning to look for ways to infuse our kitchens with more eco-friendly design features. Examples: bamboo flooring, countertops made out of recycled materials, or even the leftovers from wine night.

“Sustainable materials like cork are being used in unexpected ways like flooring and even backsplash,” says Trim Design’s Joy.

If you love the environment but are nervous about making such a big change, start small: Add recycling stations to your kitchen, or swap out your window dressings and chair cushions for natural fabrics.

Zippy Shepherd’s Pie
(6 servings)


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) package frozen mixed peas and carrots
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 min, and return to pan.
  2. While potatoes are boiling, heat oil in a large skillet. Cook ground beef with onion, red pepper, and garlic until beef is evenly brown. Stir in beef broth, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and curry powder. bring to a boil, and simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Mix cornstarch with a little water to form a paste, then stir into a skillet with tomatoes, peas and carrots. Cook until thickened; season with salt and pepper. Spoon into a casserole dish.
  3. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Add milk and butter to cooked potatoes, and whip until smooth and creamy. Spoon over meat mixture. Sprinkle top with shredded cheese.
  4. Place under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and speckled with brown.