Newsletter #58

Smell The Turkey In The Air?

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with your loved ones, whether that be family, friends or even your pets. I spent mine with my family, friends and my fur babies. Enjoyed wonderful food with wonderful people over the nice long weekend. It was very nice. Luckily this year wasn’t as crazy to us as the years in the past. Traffic still looked and felt pretty similar to those in the past but, I can say, the early morning drives were nice with the quiet empty streets. Christmas is right around the corner, so of course we have had our tree up since before Thanksgiving. Don’t judge, HAHA just kidding. We in my family just enjoy the decorations and joy that Christmas brings. So, we will decorate before Thanksgiving every chance we get. Just not as early as Halloween, because that holiday is pretty great too. If you have ideas for your home to start your remodeling needs for next year, give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004

New undermount sink set for countertops to be installed in Mukilteo.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
This Mukilteo kitchen is coming together quite nicely. Everything in kitchen masked off for paint.

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: How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America every year?

Call in correct answer for $10 Starbucks Gift Card 425-224-2004

New countertop and backsplash installed at the Mukilteo project. Looking more elegant each day.

Classic Remodeling NW has been closing out projects left and right. We closed out our two Lynnwood projects, our Seattle project, and one of our Mukilteo projects. We just started our new Mukilteo project for a finished basement as well as getting close to finish on our repairs/update to the front of our Everett project. In the coming weeks we will be starting on a three phase project which is both bathroom remodels and then flooring throughout the rest of the home. We also just bid on another basement finish and will be meeting with a whole house remodel. If you need work done, please let us know. No project too big. We service from Marysville to North Seattle, so if you are in need of a contractor to assist you with your project within these service areas, then give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to meet with you and go over your project needs. 

8 Energy Saving Tips to Cut Your Heating and Cooling Bills

[ Patricia-Anne Tom]

Most energy-saving tips are designed to save you a few bucks throughout the year, but how do you know which tips to up your energy efficiency are going to offer the most bang for your buck?

Some tips cost you absolutely nothing, and yet you save money. Other tips will cost you a little, but can help you hold onto as much as 10% of the money you’re currently paying out of pocket. Ready to dive in?

Energy Saving Tips That Really Save

Consider these eight energy-saving tips below, so you aren’t sweating when your winter gas bills come, and as weather warms, evaluate your winterizing measures to see which ones make sense to maintain through the spring and summer months. 

1.Program Your Thermostat

This energy-saving tip costs you nothing but time: Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter (some go as low as 55 degrees!). For each degree you raise your thermostat setting, your fuel bill climbs 3%.

Consider slipping into a sweater before you crank up the temperature. Don’t forget to program your thermostat to a lower temperature during the hours you are away from home, either.

If your thermostat allows you to program different temperature zones, turn the heat down or off in rooms that aren’t being used.

2.Maintain Filters and Heating System Equipment

Regularly clean or replace the filters for your furnace and central heating system. Likewise, make sure to clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators – ensuring that they are clean and not blocked by debris or trapped air.

If you’re not sure how to bleed trapped air from a hot-water heat radiator or flush the water heater, call a professional. They also can perform a routine check of your central heating/cooling duct system for leaks. 

A simple task like cleaning equipment and ensuring it’s not leaking or obstructed b furniture, carpet, or drapes can improve your system’s energy efficiency by 10% while extending the life of your equipment.

3. Install Radiator Reflectors

If you use radiators to heat your home, placing heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators will help prevent you from heating walls unnecessarily and can reduce heat loss.

4. Add Insulation

Wrapping insulation around pipes and your water heater can help minimize heat loss as water runs from the water heater to your faucets. By adding insulation, you won’t have to wait as long for hot water, you will conserve water, and you can save up to 10% of your total energy costs.

Just be sure to leave the air intake vent uncovered on the water heater.

5. Seal Openings

It’s foolish to spend money heating your home if the warm air can escape. Caulk and weather-strip around exterior seams, cracks, and openings. Pay extra attention around windows and at points where various exterior materials like wood, brick, and vinyl siding meet. 

On the inside, caulking and weather-stripping around windows and door frames will cut down the drafts. A draft guard along the bottom of an exterior door can also help prevent heat from escaping.

If you’re using your chimney, close the damper. Additionally, air sealing and properly insulating the attics, walls, and floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists can save up to 10% of total energy costs.

6. Replace Windows

Consider replacing old windows with high-efficiency Energy Star double-pane windows with protective coatings that reflect heat back into your home during winter. This can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 15%.

If such a retrofit is not in your budget, cover your windows with clear plastic film. At a typical cost of $4 to $6 per window, the film creates an insulating air pocket between the plastic and the window, reducing heat loss through windows.

7. Use Fans Wisely to Cut Costs

It may sound simple, but using fans judiciously can save energy. In just one hour, kitchen, bath and other ventilating fans can pull out a houseful of warm air. So turn the ventilation fans off as soon as they have done the job.

Aim to keep the humidity level in your home between 30%-60%. In rooms where you have a ceiling fan, reverse the direction so that they move clockwise and push hot air near the ceiling toward the floor.

8. Adjust Drapes

This is another free energy-saving tip: when it’s cold outside, keep drapes and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow sunlight to enter your home, and then you can close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows. 

Baked Peaches


Prep Time: 25min

Total Time

25 Mins


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 small fresh peaches, halved and pitted
  • vanilla ice cream or strained(Greek-style) yogurt for serving(optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract together in a small bowl until combined. Spread the mixture evenly in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  2. Arrange peaches cut-side down on top of the butter mixture. Bake until tender, 20 to 25 minutes, basting the tops of the peaches with the melted butter mixture halfway through. Divide the peaches, cut-side up, among 4 small plates. Serve with ice cream (or yogurt), if desired.