“Remodel Tips” Category

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 in Remodel Tips

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 in Remodel Tips

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 in Remodel Tips

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 in Remodel Tips

Bathroom Vanities


A design trend that is very popular right now is furniture style vanities. Rather than full cabinets or a pedestal sink I decided to use vanities in both my lake bathroom and power room. Due to their popularity you can find them in a variety of styles and looks. Here are my selections: Lake Bath: Rustic chic weathered oak. Decorative “rivets” on cabinet and mirror provide a chic, cutting edge industrial look.   Powder Room: Rustic driftwood grey finish framed in charcoal metal. The earth-bound, organic look derives its appeal from clean lines and tactile Weathered Oak veneers, accented with… Continue Reading →


June 20th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips