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Newsletter #6

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Rain, Rain , Go Away, Come Back Another Day! I remember singing that song as a kid anytime it rained. I personally love the sun and the warm weather, and of course you don’t get too much of that here. But when we do, it is absolutely gorgeous. Well we are in spring, which means summer isn’t far behind. Homeowners are looking out their windows at their backyard trying to figure out what they can do with their space to enjoy those summer days and nights. Sunrooms, decks, patios, outdoor kitchenettes, these are all project ideas to take on now. So if you’re one of those homeowners who want to do something with your space and are ready for a bid, give us a call at 425-224-2004 and we will schedule our estimator to come out and meet with you. 

Crane carrying in the beams out at our Woodinville project.

List of Work We Perform:


  • List of Work We Perform:

    • Whole House Remodel
    • Additions
    • Bathroom Remodel
    • Kitchen Remodel
    • Custom Home
    • Design & Build
    • New Construction
    • Decks
    • Outdoor Living
New Build out in Woodinville front view in progress.

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
program.

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 year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?

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The Coghill's entire home remodel by Classic Remodeling NW
Homeowner enjoying her newly remodeled space as she works from home.

Here at Classic Remodeling NW Inc. we like to keep our staff educated on the newest information. In doing so, we go to classes to gain more knowledge through Fred Pryor. SaDora Hampson and Maryann Jackson have just recently been to a Payroll Law class increasing their knowledge on all new laws that have been set in place in regards to Payroll. We are also a member of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce, so we are trying to meet new companies and see what is going on within our community so we can get our name out there. We are also a member of the MBA and Ward Hampson is the Education Facilitator for The King/Snohomish Counties Master Builders Association. He has done home shows in the past and will be returning to do so in the coming years. 

4 Fall Remodeling Projects
[Builders & Remodelers Inc: Ryan Chancellor]

Windows
Replacing those cracked, drafty windows is #1 on our list. Having energy efficient windows installed on our home can help reduce the amount of energy your home uses throughout the seasons. By keeping warm air inside during the winter months and hot air outside during the blistering summer, insulated windows help keep the home more comfortable while also reducing the amount of stress placed on your heating and cooling system.
Siding

New siding creates a protective layer, shielding your home from the elements. Not all siding is created equal, however, and fiber cement siding by James Hardie is our material of choice. Most Hardie Board siding comes with a 50-year, limited transferable warranty. This siding is completely rot and insect resistant and can even handle salt spray from the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a siding material that can withstand the next katrina, or one that can fend off the next winter blizzard without sustaing damage, cement board siding is a proven commodity in the weather department.

It is very important to have your roof inspected before the cold weather hits. A winter roof inspection can give you peace of mind and save you from costly repairs. If you think roof problems are rare, you’re wrong. “Roof deficiencies are the most common problem reported by home inspection associations,” says the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association. “Thirty percent of real estate inspection claims are due to roof leaks and water penetration,” the group says. “Thirty nine percent of homeowner’s insurance claims are because of roof problems.”

New exterior doors often fit and insulate better than older types. if you have older doors in your home, replacing them is a good investment, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. If you’re building a new home, you should consider buying the most energy efficient doors possible.

Gooey Brown Butter Blondies with Pecans

Brown Butter Mixture Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Blondie Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp. plus more
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 3/4 cups (packed) light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
vanilla ice cream (for serving)

Recipe Prep

Brown Butter Mixture
Cook butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until butter foams, then browns, 5-8 minutes. Transfer brown butter to a medium bowl; let cool slightly. Add egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat until mixture is light and falls back onto itself in a slowly dissolving ribbon, about 3 minutes. Fold in flour.

Blondie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13″ x 9″ baking dish and dust with flour. Toast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until slightly darkened and fragrant, 8-10 minutes. Let cool.

Whisk baking powder, salt, and 2 1/4 cups flour in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat brown sugar and 1 cup butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating between additions; mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in vanilla.

Reduce speed to low and mix in dry ingredients. Fold in half of pecans. Scrape two-thirds of batter into prepared baking dish; smooth top, pushing batter to edges. Alternating, dollop brown butter mixture and remaining batter on top. Smooth and sprinkle remaining pecans over.

Bake until blondie is golden brown and firm (a tester will not come out clean), 30-35 minutes. let cool before slicing. Serve with ice cream. 

DO AHEAD: Blondies can be made 1 day ahead. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.