“Remodel Tips” Category

So you say you’re an “expert”?


Yes, we started our own business. Yes, we have learned a great deal from 18 years in the remodeling business. But more than just experience, we want you to know why we claim to be experts. The NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders) is the largest nationwide professional organization for homebuilders and remodelers. Through the NAHB an individual can obtain designations and certificates verifying their skill and expertise. Both George, the owner and Troy, our general manager have earned the CGR (Certified Gradutate Remodeler) title.   Which means according to the NAHB they: 1) Have meet nationally definied criteria for experience… Continue Reading →


November 26th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

Porcelain: Out of the Kitchen & into the Bath


The master bath of the Renewal Dream home is gorgeous. It’s breathtakingly white and light and looks like a beautiful hotel suite. People have commented on the color of the marble, but that’s the thing…it’s not marble! This gorgeous bathroom is made from porcelain tile. It has the same upscale look, but is so much easier to clean. Cleaning and caring for marble surfaces is a real commitment. If you haven’t heard of porcelain outside of a reference to kitchen china the major benefits are: ┬áIt is extremely hard There is an unlimited color combination It is available in different… Continue Reading →


November 12th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

BONUS! One More Fall Remodel Idea


Last week we posted what our design team thought were the Top 5 remodel projects for this time of year (see that post here) & this week we are sharing one more tip to get your home perfectly set up for this cozy holiday season… change or add an area rug! The right area run can really pull together the look and feel of a room and it can be tough to find the right color, shape and size. If you have ever hunted for the right rug you know what I’m talking about! So here’s the tip from our… Continue Reading →


November 5th, 2014 by Renewal Remodels Writer in Remodel Tips

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 in Remodel Tips

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