Remodeling Tips Blog

Top 5 Fall Remodel Projects

The leaves are falling and the chill of fall in the PNW is definitely upon us. Is it just me or has anyone else checked the thermostat to make sure that your heat has kicked in on these cool mornings? Fall may not initially seem like an ideal time to take on a remodeling project, but it can be! What better time make the changes needed enjoy your home? And then there’s all of the holiday festivities where you will be hosting and entertaining. A small change can make a big impact! Here are the Top 5 remodel projects to… Continue Reading →

October 29th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer

Endless Summer – Outdoor Living in the Northwest

In the Northwest we have this desire to extend our summers as long as we can however, as fall approaches, the evenings become cooler and the days shorter. I love the fall season and want to enjoy every moment, even when the temperatures drop in the evening. When planning for our home remodel we chose to create an outdoor living space that protected us from the elements and gave us the ability to enjoy the space in the evenings. Our upper deck is an extension of our main living space and where we plan on spending time as an outdoors… Continue Reading →

September 24th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer

More than just running water… (Part 2 of 2)

As mentioned in our last post one of the reasons we love Moen products is their advanced use of technology. One of Moen’s featured products that we are SO excited to have in our home is the iO digital system. The iO system is an easy to use control panel that saves your preferences and settings so with a touch of a button you can start your bath and shower just how you like it. I am so excited to have a hot and steamy shower ready for me on the cold Northwest mornings this winter! One other product we… Continue Reading →

September 21st, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer

More than Running Water… (Part 1 of 2)

Until you complete a remodeling project you may have not paid attention to the faucet that you use, who makes it or how it works. You use it everyday all day and as long as water comes out you may not think twice. What you may not know it that in the business of manufacturing bathroom and kitchen fixtures there is a far and away leader in Moen. With approximately 72% of the market share and 75 years of experience some of the industries advanced innovations have come from Moen (like single handle and MotionSense faucets). And if all that… Continue Reading →

August 21st, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer

Air Infiltration 101

Have you ever felt the air blowing through your windows or felt air coming out of your electric plugs?  How about the dark, dirty line on your carpet around the base of the walls?  That is what we call air infiltration. Air from the outside blowing into the inside of your home. Air is moving in and out of your home. When that happens you are having to reheat the new air coming in. That is what we call “air changes”. Your home could have 10 air changes an hour!  This year the code changed to maximize the number of… Continue Reading →

July 18th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer