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Declutter the Garage

Decluttering the garage might seem like an activity that would be better in the winter, when the weather is poor. However, if you’re like most, you store much of your patio or deck furniture in your garage during the poor weather months, so trying to reduce the clutter is an impossible task. Instead, if you tackle this project during the summer months, there are less items in the way to get to the things that can be gifted or thrown away. Find out how to best tackle this daunting task.
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The Six C’s of Making a Great Outdoor Living Room

Most pacific northwesterners can agree that our summers are the best. From July 5th through the end of September, our area can’t be beat. That’s why having an outdoor living space that you can enjoy then, and possibly all year long, is so great. Future buyers and existing owners alike can really benefit from a well-designed outdoor living space. If an remodel or addition to your outdoor living space is on the horizon, consider the following six C’s in your design.
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A-Door-n Your House

Doors are a major focal point of your home’s exterior and are also a significant component to keeping your home’s interior intact and beautiful. See how to make the best decision for your home.
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Reinvigorating a Duvall House in the Woods

Whole house remodels are always fun because we get to upgrade multiple spaces into one, cohesive design. This Duvall house was set deep into the woods and had many happy memories to share. After an upgrade, the renewed interior was bright and ready for another family and more adventure.
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Keeping it Trim

The right trim can really finish off a well-designed room. Learn the basics about home trim here.
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Retaining Home Value with Pet Ownership

Love your pets, but don't let them cause a lowered home value. Read on for tips for retaining your home's value.
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Beautiful and Storage-Boosting Master Bedroom Remodel

If your master bedroom feels cluttered and disorganized, you may want to consider a remodel that can help you better manage your stuff. Additional storage in a bedroom can be functional and beautiful with the right design. See how this couple created a space that worked for them.
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Two Views of the Same Space

Sometimes you want to see an alternative design for a space. Click in to see how two different clients remodeled their kitchen using the same initial footprint.
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The Design-Build Difference

Are you a design-build novice? We find some clients seek out a design-build resource specifically, while others don't know what the term design-build means, and others don't care. Since we think design-build firms are pretty great, we thought we'd tackle defining the design-build concept and why it should be important to you.
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Not All Windows Are Created Equal

In the market for new windows, but don't know the first thing about how to judge the good from the bad? Our go-to window guru answers your questions inside.
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Oh Weather, Oh My! Repairing a Bellevue Condo Complex.

It's amazing what rain can do when your exterior isn't prepared to slough it off appropriately. See how we helped repair the exterior of this condo complex in Bellevue.
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Making Selection Decisions Easy

It can be easy to get overwhelmed when choosing the various items for your remodel. As a design-build remodeler, we try to simplify that process for you.
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April Showers Bring…a Mess

April is a good time to check a few house items off your list.
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Pike Place Condo Kitchen and Bath Renovation

Renovating a kitchen or bathroom is always an adventure, but in a condo, requires a lot of planning and excellent execution. We really enjoyed taking this Pike Place Market condo from a closed off version to one that showed off its fabulous view.
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Bi-Annual Deck Maintenance – Strip, Wash, Stain!

Getting your deck ready for entertaining should be high on your priority list now. See the product our team recommends.
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Age Makes a Difference in a Kid’s Bathroom Remodel

If you're interested in remodeling a bathroom that will primarily be used by your children, we provide a list of things to consider, depending on the age of the user.
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Mercer Island Great Room Remodel Time Lapse Video

See this great room remodel from beginning to end in one minute. Ready, set, go!
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Heated Tile Makes Toes and Towels Happy

Are you wondering if heated tile is right for you? Review the pros and cons and see if it fits with your lifestyle.
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Maximize Your View With Deep Bottom Drawers

Want to maximize your view, but increase your storage? It can be done! We've been hard-pressed to convince clients that doing away with upper cabinets and retaining their view in favor of full-extension deep bottom drawer cabinets are not only a great solution, but a smart choice!
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Remodeling With Intention

The Kabata family had lived in their home for 25+ years. They'd raised their family in it and intended to stay for the long-term. After having previously remodeled a bathroom and had all of their exterior siding replaced. Being a very practical couple, they'd waited to be fiscally ready to update the kitchen, thus it hadn't been updated since they purchased the home and it needed some TLC! See what they did.
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Laundering in Style

Few think of a laundry room as being their top room to remodel, yet laundry is a regular chore for us all. Having a nice space to clean our clothes, iron and otherwise organize our wardrobe is undervalued. Here's what we recommend to create the most functional and beautiful laundry space.
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Whole House Remodeling – How To Do it Right

Scope creep is a real thing during a remodel. We recommend considering the following before you get started so that you're remodel is well-thought out and designed from the start.
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Elevate with New Paint

If your home needs a paint job, read this painting Q&A before hiring a painter.
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Custom Bathroom Dreaming

Have you thought about what your dream bathroom would contain? Read on to what our design team recommends.
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Cost-Vs-Value Report

Curious about what your remodel could cost, but not yet ready to contact us? That's okay, we understand. Doing a remodel requires a lot of trust and resources. If you're just in the fact-finding stage, this cost-vs-value report might help.
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Adding the Charm Back into the Craftsman

Do you have a craftsman that needs some work to make it more functional for your lifestyle? This homeowner added 320 square feet to her craftsman and upgraded the garage. The results gave her more space, an upgraded bathroom and a much needed laundry room.
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Why We Love Water Everywhere

Wet rooms can be a great solution when remodeling a bathroom. Read on for when you should consider before implementing a wet room and when it might not be the ideal solution for your home.
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To Dos to Tackle in February

Addressing a few key tasks each month can keep your home in great shape and stressors at bay. Read the full post to see what you should focus on this month.
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Keeping it Glassy in the Shower

If you've been wondering what types of glass doors you've been considering for your shower, read on to find out the benefits of the different options.
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Post Remodel Must-Do Check List

Once the final construction walk-through is done and the punch list complete, a homeowner feels like the remodel is really done and the family can go back to life as normal - now with a beautiful home. That’s mostly true but here are a few more recommendations.
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Top Tips for Managing Frozen Pipes

In many cases, the words “frozen pipes” strikes fear into the hearts of homeowners everywhere. Visions of broken pipes, water running amok throughout one’s home, and the associated mess and cost, can make you downright crazy with worry.
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Creating Function in a Warm Sammamish Kitchen

These days, white kitchens are a common request, so it was fun to do something a little warmer. A recent client was interested in redoing his kitchen to capture more of his view of Lake Sammamish and make the kitchen better suited to his needs.
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Laundering in Style

Few think of a laundry room as being their top room to remodel, yet laundry is a regular chore for us all. Having a nice space to clean our clothes, iron and otherwise organize our wardrobe is undervalued.
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Year-Round Entertaining on a Bothell Covered Deck

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Don’t Get Burned By Your Fireplace Renovation

If curling up in front of a toasty fire with your favorite beverage sounds like the perfect way to spend the day, you want to have an attractive and functional fireplace. We recommend you consider the following when embarking upon a fireplace remodel or adding a net-new fireplace.
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Don’t Under-rate Backyard Privacy

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Big and Beautiful White Kitchen on Lake Sammamish

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The Perfect Fall To-Dos

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Remodeling a Tear Down – Does it Make Sense?

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Refinish or Replace Hardwoods

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Bi-Annual Deck Maintenance

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Classic White Kitchen with Industrial Flair

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Entertaining Mercer Island Style

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Resurrecting the Barn

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Bathing in Color

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Whole House Remodeling – How To Do it Right

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Elevate With New Paint

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Decks Galore – Is a Multi-Level Deck a Good Solution for my Home?

There are circumstances where a multi-level deck may be perfect for your home. Read more to see if one makes sense for your situation.
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McAdams Remodeling & Design Honored With Best of Houzz Customer Service Award

Only interested in hiring an award-winning firm? No problem!
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Creating a Gluten Free Zone in a Woodinville Kitchen Remodel

Do you have a food need that leaves you wishing you had a special place in your kitchen just for your items? Whether you're looking for a gluten free area or food-allergy safe space, we can help you create the kitchen that works for you and the rest of your family.
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