Newsletter #59

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Happy holidays to you and your family. We here at Classic love celebrating the holidays and are so excited for this weekend. Just the joy of spending time with the people you care about is a gift all in it’s own. The actual presents are nice and always fun to open but I enjoy the quality time the most. Remember to be safe when you go out shopping, traffic can be a bit much this time of year. Also, don’t feel like you need to spend every dollar you have to make someone happy. It’s the thought that counts. If you are thinking over the holiday weekend and have ideas for your home to start your remodeling needs for next year, give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004

Everett repair project is looking better each day. Here they are starting the Tyvek wrap.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Everett repair project was wrapped in Tyvek and the new cedar siding being installed looks so clean.

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: What Christmas movie is the highest grossing Christmas film of all time?

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

Tenting on this Everett home is to help protect the area we are about to have the waterproofing membrane installed on.

Classic Remodeling NW has been working away at our Mukilteo and Everett projects. The basement project in Mukilteo we are getting close to putting finishes on in the upstairs bathroom and laundry as well as getting closer to starting the framing downstairs in the basement. Our Everett project has been having the veneer stone installed on the home and boy is it starting to look good. Above in the photos is the process before stone, so in the next newsletters you will be seeing the stone and finished product of this repair project. The comparison photos will make you go “Wow” as the transformation of this repair is just immaculate. Homeowners have great taste and you can definitely see it coming to life the closer we get to the finish line. 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. 

Feel Better in the New Year: 7 Healthy home Upgrades To Make in 2024

[ Larissa Runkle]

Some home improvements can be hard to justify – like whether or not you need to swap out the guest bath wallpaper for the third time in four years.

but saying a hearty “Yes!” to home upgrades that can boost your family’s health and well-being seems like a no-brainer.

In advance of the approaching new year, we’ve found seven ways to level up to a healthy home in 2024. From the minor to the major, this list ahs something for every budget.

here are seven health-related home improvements that can help keep you energized throughout the coming year.

1.Quartz or Marble Countertops

If your kitchen is due for a change, one of the best healthy home upgrades you can make in 2024 is to install quartz or marble countertops. yes, they’re premium surfaces, often with higher price tags. But not only are these materials highly durable, low maintenance, and gorgeous to look at, but they can also keep your family from getting sick.

“In 2023, these surfaces are becoming even more desirable for their antimicrobial properties,” says remodel and real estate expert Mark Buskuhl, of Ninebird Properties. “Both quarts and marble have been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses on their surface, making them an excellent investment for families with young children or the elderly.”

Get Healthy: Shop this collection of quartz countertops from Home Depot.

2.Full-Spectrum Lightbulbs

The quality of light in our homes affects us more than we realize, especially during the darker days of winter. If you’re looking for an affordable, health-forward home swap this season, consider investing in some full-spectrum lightbulbs. These bulbs are brighter and whiter than typical bulbs.

“Full-spectrum lightbulbs that mimic the sun can be great for those that suffer from seasonal affective disorder or for spaces where you want o be productive – like an office, workshop, or garage,” says Mallory Micetich of Angi.

Get healthy: Looking for a light-filled bonus? You will save on your electric bill by choosing full-spectrum LED bulbs.

3. Sunrise Alarm Clock

Speaking of quality lighting, sunrise alarm clocks are one of our favorite ways to start the day – and a worthy investment for your next healthy home upgrade.

“A sunrise alarm clock is an excellent tool for improving your sleep habits and promoting a healthier sleep-wake cycle,” says Buskuhl. “These clocks use light simulation to gradually wake you up, mimicking the natural sunrise and helping you feel more energized in the morning.”

Get healthy: Reset your morning routine with the sunrise alarm clock.

4. Air Purifier

Another essential home health upgrade you’ll be happy you made in 2024? A high-quality air purifier to keep those winter allergies at bay.

“If you suffer from frequent allergies, respiratory issues, sinus irritation, or fatigue, an air purifier could be a great investment for your home,” says Micetich. “An air purifier will have a stronger filter than your furnace filter, which will allow it to remove more odors and particles from the air.”

Get healthy: While there are plenty of sizes (and price ranges) to choose from, we like this Levoit air purifier.

5. Water Filter

Don’t stop at the filtration of your air! The water we drink plays a huge role in how we feel – and let’s be honest, the better it tastes, the more likely we are to drink enough of it.

Whether you live in a city with treated water or off the grid with hard water, a good filter can help ensure a top-notch taste and quality in your home H2O.

“If you have an older home, have young children, live close to a manufacturing plant, have an older plumbing system, or are susceptible to external issues like a leaky septic system, you may want to consider adding a water filter to your home,” explains Micetich.

Get healthy: Before spending the big bucks on a whole-house filtration system, consider what you need a water filter for. If it’s just for drinking and cooking, an inline system like the Aquasana two-stage filter is an affordable solution.

6. Ergonomic Home Office Chair

One significant aspect of our well-being we often overlook is good posture. If you spend hours every week working from a home office but don’t et have an ergonomic chair, now’s a great time to cinsider getting one.

“Investing in an ergonomic office chair is crucial for maintaining good posture and preventing back and neck pain,” says Buskuhl. “A high-quality, adjustable chair can provide proper support for your spine, reducing strain on muscles and joints. It’s a must-have for anyone spending long hours at a desk.”

Get healthy: Shop this collection of ergonomic office chairs at Home Depot to find the perfect one for your space.

7. Desk Elliptical

Another great way to stay healthy during those long hours in your home office is with a desk elliptical.

“If you are looking to improve your health, start with where you spend a lot of time – at your desk,” says Micetich. “You might want to also consider an active chair. This could be anything from an elliptical desk to an exercise ball.”

Micetich also suggests keeping a yoga mat nearby for easy stretching or light weightlifting between meetings.

Get healthy: When it comes to under-the-desk ellipticals, we like this Sunny Health exercise option.

Easy Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken


Prep Time: 10min

Total Time

27 Mins


  • 2lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs


  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  • 2 tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs ginger paste (or fresh ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and dried oregano
  • salt to taste

Topping Sauce to Serve:

  • 2 tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs ginger paste 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder and dried oregano


  1. Rinse and pat dry your chicken pieces and transfer to a Ziploc bag.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients well and then pour into the bag with the chicken. Place the sealed bag in your fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken on a dish or baking sheet and bake for 17-20 minutes or air fry for 12 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, whisk up all the topping sauce ingredients in a small glass and taste to see if you need to adjust anything.
  5. Top the cooked chicken with the sauce and some toasted sesame seeds.