Newsletter #62

Feeling Lucky?

Well we had a second small winter before ‘spring’, per the ground hog we were to have spring right around the corner, but winter said hold my beer. I can say it was pretty but very thankful to have had these last few nice warm, sunny days. High sixties, low seventies is perfect. A few clouds help keep the sun from beating down on you all day but can’t complain or Washington will take it away from us. With spring underway, homeowners are starting to get the itch for remodeling. Additions are at an all time high right now and people are realizing it is smarter to invest in their existing home rather than buying a new home(to them) at this time. Spring and summer and normally the busiest months and we want to make sure you are able to get on our schedule. So if remodeling or an addition are on your radar for the year, now is the time to call. If you thought about it, we need to hear about it. Give us a call so we can chat 425-224-2004.

Our new Lake Stevens project before tear out of the kitchen.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
Lake Stevens existing sliding door that is being removed for a new 20ft Nano door.

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: Why is Easter sometimes in March and sometimes in April?

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

Before tear out of this bathroom at our Lake Stevens project as we will be moving the kitchen over to this space.

Classic Remodeling NW has started a new project out in Lake Stevens. This project is a remodel of the main level. Moving kitchen, bathroom and laundry room around as well as creating a new opening for a 20 foot Nano door to overlook their beautiful yard. These homeowners just recently had custom cabinets made for their kitchen, so we are saving and reusing the same cabinets in the new location. New flooring throughout main floor and down the stairs to the finished basement. With this remodel, we have to make sure everything is structurally sound, so we have a few steel beams going in. One 20ft and one 30ft steel beam. That will take some effort getting into the home as we only have a standard front door access. When we get those onsite, we will have some pictures to show how we got them in and up. If you have a project where you want to remodel/reconfigure your layout, give us a call. 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. 

6 Essential Spring Home Maintenance Tasks To Do ASAP

[ Larissa Runkle]

The first day of spring has finally sprung. It’s time to throw open the windows, let in the fresh air, and revel in some sunshine.

Once that’s done – and stick with us here – spare some time for some easy home maintenance tasks.

Spring breaks an hour of extra daylight, and you might now notice that all the ice, snow, and general wintry mix have given rise to small (but essential) home maintenance tasks you won’t want to skip this season.

We know, we know – fixing up the house is not as fun as frolicking among the flowers. yet a few minutes of upkeep now will help save you hours of headaches down the line.

Here are the six biggies you should tackle now, either by yourself or by hiring a pro.

1.Inspect your home’s exterior and roof

No. 1 on any spring maintenance checklist is inspecting the outside of your home for any storm damage.

depending on where you live (and what kind of home you have), it’s possible that your house took a beating during harsh, cold weather. Avoid nasty surprises 0 like a leaky roof – by giving everything a once-over now.

“It’s essential to inspect your home regularly for any potential damage,” says professional handyman Walter Bennett. “That includes checking the exterior and roof for water leaks, storm damage, or anything else that may need fixing.”

DIY route: If you feel comfortable climbing a ladder, you can easily inspect your home’s exterior.

Call in the pros: Are you concerned about climbing onto the roof? Find a local roofing company that can help.

2.Check for water leaks in the basement

What’s good for the outside of your home is also imperative for the inside’s darkest corners. It’s time to journey into the basement and look for water leaks or musty odors indicating moisture problems.

“Many homeowners neglect this important task, but it’s crucial to catch and potential problems early on to be fixed before they become more significant issues,” says Bennett.

DIY route: Start by inspecting the walls and floor for any signs of moisture or water stains. Check for dampness or puddles in corners and along the baseboards. Examine pipes, joints, and connection for signs of pooling water.

Call in the pros: If you find water you cannot quickly stop from entering your home, call in a pro. Unchecked water damage can lead to foundation issues.

3. Reseal driveways and paths

Driveways and paths are another vital part of our homes that degrade during the long winter months. These areas need to be resealed every few years to protect against inevitable corrosion.

“The freeze-thaw cycle is tough on asphalt, concrete, and other hardscaping materials,” says Dustin Fox, real estate agent and owner of Fox Homes. “In the spring, you should walk around the property to investigate damages to the paths, walkways, and driveways. Based on your findings, you can schedule the necessary repairs then.”

Call in the pros: Resealing a driveway isn’t rocket science, but getting the job done well takes time and experience. We recommend calling in the pros to be sure your driveway doesn’t end up looking like a patchwork quilt.

4. Get your chimney cleaned

If you use anything that burns wood to keep cozy during the chilliest time of the year, you should schedule to have it checked at the end of every season.

“Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves are beautiful additions to any home, but they need to be appropriately cleaned and maintained to function safely and correctly,” says Bennett. “A dirty fireplace can cause a dangerous creosote buildup, leading to a chimney fire.”

Buildup can also occur in wood-burning stoves and cause them to not function as efficiently. If you start to notice that there seems to be less oxygen flow within your stove, it might be time to call a chimney sweep.

Call in the pros: Unless you have the safety equipment to climb on your roof and clean the chimney safely, it’s best to leave this to the professionals.

5. Clear gutters and spouts

Neglecting all the organic material that built up in your gutters over the past few months could result in significant structural damage to your home – so it’s best to check them as soon as the snow’s gone.

“Maintaining rain gutters matters because they are the first and most important defense against water damage to homes,” says Kevin Leahy of The Spoutoff. “Gutters and downspouts must be checked and cleaned to prevent clogging.”

Leahy recommends paying particular attention to the outlet (the hole in the gutter at the top of the downspout), where many clogs originate.

DIY route: If you can handle being on a ladder, you can tackle cleaning the gutters on a warm afternoon.

6. Spiff up the yard and garden

Spring is the time to clean up all the random bits and bobs that landed in your yard and garden from winter storms.

“Remove all debris from last year’s season: leaves, branches, and other yard waste,” says Bennett. “This will help prepare your yard and garden beds for healthy new growth.”

Sidecar Cocktail


Total Time: 5min


  • 1 1/2 ounces VSOP Cognac
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 orange peel, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Shake for 20 seconds, until chilled on the oustide.
  2. Using half a lemon wedge, coat rim of coupe glass. Dip into plate of granulated sugar to rim coupe.
  3. Strain drink into rimmed coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.