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Before & After: Dining no more

One of the largest trends in remodeling is the disappearance of the formal dining room. People are opting for a larger kitchen and dining space and eliminating a separate dining room. This is exactly what this couple wanted when we met with them regarding their remodel. With their kids grown and out of the house this couple wanted a space to enjoy down time at home. Their former dining room was absorbed into a the space to create an open and inviting kitchen. What a great transformation!    Before After Remodel features: Eliminating the Dining Room TV Cabinetry Wine Bar… Continue Reading →

March 30th, 2015 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Before & After

Bathroom Remodels Most Requested

Our last post featured the  top 3 things people can’t wait to replace in their bathrooms. Now, we want to share what the most requested items are! 1. Greys & natural tones The most common color palette for bathroom remodels is greys and natural tones. People are looking for a calm and serene space and these tones really help accomplish that. 2. Pedestal Tubs & Curbless Showers Rather than the traditional shower and tub duo people are opting for pedestal tubs and the curbless shower. 3. Tile & Heated Floors In the cold winters of the Pacific Northwest heated bathroom… Continue Reading →

March 18th, 2015 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

“Please take my…” The top 3 Things People want out of their Bathroom

Working with people to create their ideal bathroom we often hear a great deal of excitement from home owners about replacing features of their current bathrooms. Here are the top three things people can’t wait to replace… 1. Vinyl Flooring While it’s inexpensive and fairly easy to clean most people are ready to upgrade to tile flooring in their bathroom. 2. Corner Tubs The corner or platform tub is a standard architectural feature in homes, but the most current design trend is for a free standing or pedestal tub. 3. Carpeting I think we all can understand why people would… Continue Reading →

February 25th, 2015 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

3 Reasons to Install A Curbless Shower

An easy way to update a bathroom during a remodel is to install a curbless or barrier free shower. We recommend these often to home owners for the following reasons… 1.     Doesn’t require structural modificiations to install so it can be used in your current home 2.     Meets ADA requirements for customers needing a smooth transition without a curb 3.     It gives a contemporary and custom look At Renewal we prefer to use the Tuff Form Shower Base by Arc. Here are some examples from around the Pacific Northwest…

January 28th, 2015 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

3 Ways To Decorate Your Home for the Superbowl…

Here in Seattle “Seahawks Fever” is in full force. For a city that has had a significant sports struggle and no longer has an NBA team the Seahawks back-to-back superbowl appearances has been a real source of pride. So in the spirit of the Seahawks and the spirit of the Superbowl we thought we would give you a few ideas for showing your Hawks Pride in your home. LEVEL ONE Perfect for the casual sports fan or the bandwagoner… pull some blue and green elements together showing pride for the team colors. Can be used again in a different context… Continue Reading →

January 21st, 2015 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

The weather outside is frightful!

It’s the time of year in the Pacific Northwest where we are all enduring the winter chill. It’s foggy, frosty and cold. Anne Beadstreet said, “If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.” This couldn’t be more true! This time of year makes us appreciate the coming of spring and enjoy it all the more. With that thought in mind we wanted to share a remodel project where the homeowners transformed their outdoor living space to enjoy the beautiful Northwest summers.   Home Remodel  – Tacoma, Washington   This residence had one thing the homeowners loved,… Continue Reading →

January 9th, 2015 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Before & After